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Bring Your Own Device

Bring Your Own Device

All students of the master Earth Sciences are expected to use their own laptop.

The following hardware recommendations apply:

  • Processor: Intel Core i3 or better
  • 4GB of RAM or more
  • HDD or SSD: 128GB, SSD is recommended
  • WiFi: multiband (2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Screen: at least 11"
  • Screen resolution: 1366x768 or better, 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.

Surfspot: use your UvA-net ID to log in.


Do you have any (technical) questions about your laptop? You can e-mail the laptop-helpdesk via

Surfspot: use your UvA-net ID to log in