See Notebook project

Information about the project

General Information

For every student at the University of Twente, a notebook is nowadays almost indispensable. You will need your notebook for communication with others, collecting information, making calculations and drawings, performing simulations and even taking exams. 

For students of the University of Twente it’s been a concept for years. Students of almost all UT courses use their own notebook for their education and rely on the services of the Notebook Service Centre. With the exception of some courses, UT students therefore are expected to have a notebook suitable for our learning environments. One part of our services is the annual Notebook Project. In our project we select notebooks (Mobile workstation / Ultrabook / MacBook) of which we can guarantee that they are conform the requirements of the UT. Additional benefits: competitive price and excellent service by the Notebook Service Centre. 

Are you planning to buy a notebook? 
The Notebook Service Centre of the UT selects notebooks every year that are guaranteed to fulfil all the requirements of your studies!

Please order your notebook in time for guaranteed delivery before the new academic year!

  • Price

    Of course this must be as low as possible. Every year we ask all A-brand manufacturers to make us an offer. This keeps the competition sharp and the prices low.

    The offer is specially for UT students.
    Please note: direct resale is not permitted.

  • Quality

    Quality of a notebook is very important. That is why we are looking for robustness and durability in our notebooks. Often the notebooks are tested against militairy requirements.

  • Performance

    The notebook must perform well with all the software (combinations) needed for your studies. We will perform many tests for this, where we primarily look at calculation capacity and graphics performance but of course also at the total performance.

  • Configuration

    Our notebooks are equiped with latest wireless technology that will suit the campus network requirements. Of course the notebook must contain enough memory, storage etc.

  • Software

    A notebook must be able to run many software packages. Those packages shouldn't conflict with each other or with the hardware. Many of those software installations need their own specific licenses. The NSC puts a great deal of energy into making “images” and installation software for the selected notebooks. Such an image or software package can be installed on the notebook in a short time, without personal data needing to be removed. This is also a very important reason for acquiring a notebook selected by the UT.

    The neccessary software can be downloaded by all students through the Notebook Service Centre website (software manager). The software packages which can be downloaded are made available specifically per education. Per package we provided information for which Operating System which package is suitable.

    Every student, also those who didn’t take part in our Notebook Project, can download the software through the NSC website. The software manager can be fount at https://www.nsc.utwente.nl/software/ .

    Microsoft Office is not available through the software manager. Microsoft Office 365 can be found through http://portal.office.com (login using your UT email address). See for more information the FAQ Microsoft Office 365 for students.

  • Warranty/Insurance

    All our notebooks have manufacturer’s warranty of 3 years. Covered under warranty are defects which are not caused by external circumstances. There is also an opportunity to take out an insurance which covers drop and liquid damage.

    You also have the right to make use of our one hour service (see one hour service). Is your problem not covered under warranty or insurance then the costs of repair have to be paid by yourself. We can always examine and see in what way we can assist in solving the problem.

    In case you choose to discontinue your study at the University of Twente, you don’t lose the warranty and possible insurance because they will be handled by the manufacturer. The one hour service of the NSC however will be terminated.

  • Service

    The NSC resides in the Citadel Building, in the vicinity of the classrooms. Our opening hours are Monday till Friday from 10.00 till 12.00 and from 13.00 till 15.00.

Our service

The NSC is open every day from 08.30 to 17.00 hours and students reporting there with a notebook that isn't working properly can obtain a working model within one hour (except for Macbooks).

One hour service by the NSC

When you encounter problems we supply an identical spare notebook within the hour (except for Macbooks).

Business notebooks

Business and strong notebooks for consumer prices.

Study-related software

Study-related software is guaranteed to run smoothly on our notebooks.

3 years warranty

Notebooks from our notebook project come with 3 years warranty.