The Vienna University Computer Center (ZID) initiated the u:book service in 2008. Since then, entitled persons have been able to purchase high-quality laptops, including a wide range of services, at attractive prices. This is possible twice a year during 4-week sales periods at the beginning of each semester.
In cooperation with the manufacturers and partner stores, we reconfigure and budget the models every sales period to fulfil the needs of research, teaching and studying. Relevant criteria include, among others, weight and battery life, robustness, and resolution and display quality, and more. Customers can choose from products and accessories from Lenovo, HP, Apple, Microsoft, Dell, Acer and others, as well as from additional changing offers.
Currently, all Austrian universities, several universities of applied sciences as well as other organisations participate in the u:book service. If you are interested, we would like to welcome your tertiary educational institution as a new participant in the u:book service at any time.
For detailed information about the u:book service, the history of the service and the sales periods please see uni:it – the University of Vienna's IT newsletter.