2023-24 Laptop Choices

By standardizing, the Mobile Computing Program is able to provide the highest level of support to Rensselaer students. The Help Desk is well-equipped to handle MCP laptop-related questions and our Rensselaer Computer Repair is certified to complete hardware repair when necessary. In addition, we're able to leverage our buying power to deliver students the best possible value.

For the 2023/24 academic year, Mobile Computing is excited to be offering three great laptop options.  Some academic programs provide recommendations for a specific model or models; those recommendations will be noted below.

Ultrabook 

Our "Ultrabook" model is an enterprise-grade traditional laptop package providing great performance and reliability.  This lightweight system meets the needs of most Rensselaer students.

Lenovo ThinkPad L14 (gen 4)

  • 14" FHD Touch Display
  • AMD Ryzen™ 5 PRO 7530U 6-core CPU 
  • 16 GB DDR4 Memory
  • 512 GB PCIe SSD
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • FHD +IR Camera
  • Weight: ~3.3 lbs
  • 48 Month Lenovo Premier Warranty with Accidental Damage Protection and International Coverage
  • 36 Month Battery Warranty
  • OGIO Backpack Customized for Rensselaer

Package Price $995

Estimated retail value of L14 package $1,600

Ultrabook Plus 

Our "Ultrabook Plus" model is an enterprise-grade traditional laptop package providing a larger screen, faster processor and more memory than our "Ultrabook".  Students who are looking for more screen real-estate and a generally more capable system may find this an attractive laptop option.

This model has been recommended for students with majors in the Lally School of Management.

Lenovo ThinkPad T16 (gen 2)

  • 16" WUXGA Touch Display
  • Intel i7-1355U 10-core CPU 
  • 32 GB DDR5 Memory
  • 512 GB PCIe SSD
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • HD Camera
  • Weight: ~4 lbs
  • 48 Month Lenovo Premier Warranty with Accidental Damage Protection and International Coverage
  • 36 Month Battery Warranty
  • OGIO Backpack Customized for Rensselaer

Package Price $1,595

Estimated retail value of T16 package $2,200

Performance Model

Our "Performance" model offers a significantly higher performance processor, higher resolution display, and higher performance discrete graphics than the "Ultrabook Plus" option, so this system may also be beneficial to those with more substantial computing needs.

This model has been recommended for students with majors in Architecture, Building Science, Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences, Aeronautical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering or whose plan of study includes extensive work in manufacturing, prototyping or simulations.

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 (Gen 6)

  • 16" UHD+ OLED Touch Display
  • Intel i7-13800H 14-core CPU
  • 32 GB DDR5 Memory
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 12 GB GPU
  • 1 TB  PCIe SSD
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • IR and HD Camera
  • Weight: ~4 lbs
  • 48-Month Lenovo Premier Warranty with Accidental Damage Protection and International Coverage
  • 36 Month Battery Warranty
  • OGIO Backpack Customized for Rensselaer

Package Price $2,895

Estimated retail value of P1 package $3,600

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