For students participating in degree programmes at the Faculty of CEG it is very helpful to use a laptop during lectures etc. We feel that for students in the first year of the BSc it is even a must. It also enables you to work regardless of computer room opening times or the availability of a computer during peak periods (e.g. exam periods or report deadlines).
The Faculty has an excellent wireless network and a large number of laptop workspaces with power supply. The fixed network offers fast and easy internet access. Very convenient if you're handling large files. Just plug in your network cable, register for first-time use and you're ready to go.All central ICT facilities (mail, file, print) are accessible from student laptops. In addition, a wide range of (Windows) educational software is available for student laptops.
TU Delft has a laptop project. The laptop project offers a choice of two models. The entry-level model is NOT suitable for the graphics software required for a programme in CEG. The high-end model meets all the requirements of the CEG software. Participation in the laptop project is not compulsory but does offer considerable advantages:
- It is a powerful computer with good screen quality.
- The price is good
- 3 year warranty. On campus repair and battery and possibility to get a swap laptop while your laptop is in repair.
If you want to bring your own laptop to your CEG-study, make sure:
- Compatible with Windows 7 or higher
- A powerful graphics card
- At least 8 GB RAM available
- At least 256 GB hard-disk
Apple laptops are less suitable, because most software used in CEG only works on Windows. However some of the software (or an alternative package) is also available for a Mac.
The required software can be downloaded by all students from the software portal. Click here for more information.
The student is responsible for installing the software he or she needs. If the student is unable to do this, SID-Studoc students are available to help install the software and offer assistance in its use.