Undergraduate Laptop Program

Babson College currently provides all of its undergradute students with a Lenovo business-class laptop for their personal and scholastic use, which comes pre-configured with all needed software for your selected curriculum. This model is typically refreshed during the junior year of study with a new model.  Seniors are afforded the opportunity to purchase their machine at a depreciated cost just before graduation.

This policy is subject to future change.

For the 2023-2024 year, the selected model is the ThinkPad X1 Yoga 8th Generation -- an ultraportable touchscreen convertible-laptop with pen. Its hardware specifications are as follows:

  • 13th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-1335U Processor (E-cores up to 3.40 GHz, P-cores up to 4.60 GHz)
  • 16GB LPDDR3 6400MHz
  • 256GB SSD PCIe Gen 4 storage
  • 14" WUXGA (1920 x 1200 resolution) screen, IPS panel, Anti-Reflective, Touch, 100% sRGB color gamut coverage, 400 nits brightness, Narrow Bezel
  • IR 1080p camera, Fingerprint Reader supporting Windows Hello
  • Bluetooth 5.1 / Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 wireless card

Graduate students who wish to purchase this same model and receive hardware support for it through the IT Service Center may do so through Lenovo's Babson affiliate webpage.

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 1000 Mb/sec while our wireless network supports speeds up to 150 Mb/sec.

Please review the Laptop Agreement (pdf).

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