Mobile Computing Program (Laptops)

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Fall 2015 Laptop Package Announced

The members of Rensselaer's Mobile Computing team are pleased to announce that this year's complete Mobile Computing package will include your choice of two Lenovo laptop computers:  a ThinkPad T450s at a package price of $1,495, or a W541 at a package price of $1,795.  Check out the hardware specs for both of these great machines!

The Mobile team expects to have software and ordering information in the near future, so please continue to check this website from time to time for the latest updates! In the meantime, 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.


Interested in a T440s?

The Mobile Computing Program currently has a number of T440s -- the current laptops for the 2014-2015 school year -- left in stock at a reduced price of $1,250.00, which does not include the iClicker classroom personal response device. All current students who wish to purchase a T440s may do so by logging in to the Student Information System (SIS).

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Mobile Computing team!


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.