Undergraduate Laptop Program
Babson is entering its eleventh year of providing laptops to undergraduate students. For each of those 11 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.
2015 Hardware Platform
This year’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon has the following specifications:
ThinkPad X1 Carbon- 3 Yr Standard Depot Warranty
5h Generation Intel Core i5-5200U Processor, 2.7 GHz
Windows 8.1, 64-bit
14" QHD AntiGlare touchscreen (2560x1440 resolution)
256GB Solid-state hard drive
Intel HD 5500 integrated graphics
8.0GB PC3-12800 RAM
2 USB 3.0 ports ("Always On" for easy charging of peripherals)
HDMI, miniDisplayPort, FingerPrint reader
"Rapid recharge" battery - up to 80% capacity in 30 minutes
Ethernet dongle included
Graduate Laptop Offerings
Babson College offers its graduate students the opportunity to purchase the same model ThinkPads provided to our undergraduate students at an extremely discounted price. Those students choosing to purchase laptops through our institutional Lenovo site below are also 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.