Babson is entering its fifteenth year of providing laptops to undergraduate students. For each of those 15 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. 

2017 Hardware Platform

This year’s ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2nd generation) has the following specifications:

ThinkPad X1 Yoga G2 - 3 Yr Standard Depot Warranty


7th Generation Intel Core i5-7200U Processor, 3.1 GHz

Windows 10 Professional, 64-bit

14" WQHD AntiGlare touchscreen (2560x1440 resolution)

ThinkPad Pen Pro (2048 levels of pressure sensitivity)

256GB NVMe solid-state hard drive

Intel HD 620 graphics chipset

8.0GB PC3-1866 RAM

3 USB 3.0 ports ("Always On" for easy charging of peripherals)

USB-C x 2, HDMI, FingerPrint reader

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


Please click and review our laptop contract posted below.

Laptop Contract