Bring Your Own Device
All students of the Master's programmes of Information Sciences are expected to use their own laptop.
The following hardware recommendations apply:
- Modern processor (Intel i5 or equivalent);
- 4 GB of RAM or more;
- HDD of SSD: 128GB (only Linux) or 256 gb for a dual boot, SSD is recommended.
- Wifi adapter needs to support 802.11abgn (dual-band) and 802.1x WLAN authentication
- Screen: at least 11"
- Screenresolution: at least 1366x768, 1920x1080 is recommended.
Here you can view 6 suitable laptop models.
Software with discount
UvA students can purchase software and various cloud services at a substantial discount through Surfspot. Available products include anti-virus programs, SPSS, Windows 8.1 and Office 365.
Do you have any (technical) questions about your laptop? You can e-mail the laptop-helpdesk via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rent a laptop
Students of the Faculty of Science may rent laptops from the service desk at the Science Park Library. Sent an email to the library for more information.