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Undergraduate Laptop Program

Babson is entering its tenth year of providing laptops to undergraduate students. For those ten years, we have partnered with IBM and Lenovo, the leading vendor of business laptops and a leader in the adoption of laptops in higher education. ThinkPads are known for their durability, high quality, and excellent support. Your laptop can be a great aid to your studies, and it’s beneficial to take a little time and get to know it.

2013 Hardware Platform

This year’s ThinkPad T431s has the following specifications:

ThinkPad T431s - 3 Yr Standard Depot Warranty
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-3437U Processor (3M Cache, 2.90 GHz)
Operating system: Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
Display type: 14.0 HD+ (1600 x 900) LED Backlit Antiglare Display, Mobile Broadband Ready
System graphics: Intel HD+ Graphics 4000
Total memory: 8 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM SODIMM Memory
Keyboard: Keyboard US English
Pointing device: UltraNav with TrackPoint & Touchpad
Camera: 720p HD Camera
Hard drive: 256GB Solid State Hard Drive
Optical device: DVD Recordable
System expansion slots: Express Card Slot & 4 in 1 Card Reader
Battery: 3 cell Li-Ion Battery
Power cord: Country Pack North America with Line cord & 45W AC adapter
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
Integrated WiFi wireless LAN adapters: Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6235 (AGN)
Language pack: Language Pack US English

 

MBA Laptop Program

Babson College offers MBA students the opportunity to purchase a high powered ThinkPad T431s at a special discount price. We have worked with Lenovo to give the MBA students aggressive pricing on a Babson standard laptop. If you choose to purchase this laptop through Babson's special ordering site at Lenovo, you not only receive substantial discounts on a T431s ThinkPad but you will also be eligible for full hardware and Babson software support from the Babson IT Service Center.

The Babson Network

With over 9000 network ports on campus and wireless access points in every building, you are rarely far from a network connection. Our wired network supports access speeds up to 100 Mb/sec while our wireless network supports speeds up to 54 Mb/sec.