Mobile Computing Program (Laptops)

The members of Rensselaer's Mobile Computing team are pleased to announce that they have already started working on the details for the Fall 2015 computing package, and will have more complete information in time for Accepted Students Day on Saturday, April 11.

Please check this website from time to time for the latest updates! In the meantime, please feel free to use the highlighted "e-mail" link at the bottom of this page to direct your questions and comments to the Mobile Computing team.

The 2014-2015 Mobile Computing Program (MCP) T440s package is still available to all current students.  To purchase the MCP package, please log in to the Student Information System (SIS).

Under the Student menu, locate the laptop order form, and agree to purchase the laptop package.  You will receive a confirmation e-mail message which includes instructions on what you need to do to pick up your laptop package.

The cost of the complete MCP package is $1,620.  Please refer to the Laptop Specs section of this website for complete hardware and software specifications for this year's laptop package.

Why We've Gone Mobile

Using a Laptop All undergraduates are required to have a laptop computer that meets Rensselaer specifications. The laptop computers are currently used in Math, Computer Science, Physics, Introduction to Engineering Analysis, and Freshmen Studies.

MBA and MS students in the Lally School of Management and Technology are also required to have laptop computers. All matriculated students -- both undergraduate and graduates, regardless of school -- may participate in the Mobile Computing Program.

You can connect your laptop computer to the network in the more than 50 classrooms around the campus, using both wired and wireless connections.

In addition, every residence hall room includes network access for each resident at no additional charge, and most campus locations, including the residence halls, offer wireless connectivity.

The Mobile Computing Program

The Mobile Computing Program offers a complete laptop package including a state-of-the-art ThinkPad that arrives pre-loaded with powerful software packages that many students require for their coursework, and which is also specially configured for easy connection to the Rensselaer network. Students also receive help configuring their new laptops right out of the box, so they're ready for their classes from Day One. What's more, the Mobile Computing package includes on-campus support for both hardware and software.

In short, through its partnership with Lenovo and leading software companies, the Mobile Computing Program is able to offer this laptop package at a substantially discounted purchase price. You will receive the greatest value for your dollar, as well as the on-campus repair and consulting facilities to help you get the most out of your laptop!

If you have questions about the program, please refer to the Frequently-Asked Questions portion of this website; you may also contact the Mobile Computing Team via e-mail or call (518) 276-3838.