Tuesday, 18 August 2015

New, fast, AV laptops to loan for your teaching and meetings

To support your teaching we provide a range of IT, projection and creative media equipment available for you to loan. In our recent staff survey you said that you valued this service but would like faster laptops, capable of running 64-bit software.

We're pleased to announce that we've replaced our entire fleet of AV loan laptops with new fast models running a new 64-bit version of the University Desktop.

The new laptops are lightweight and slim, with reduced movable parts, meaning a solid state drive and no optical (CD/DVD/BluRay) drive. If you need to use a disc reader you can request an external optical drive at the same time that you request your laptop.

Laptops, and all AV equipment, can be requested using the Learning and Teaching service request form linked below and available on our learning and teaching web pages.

Service request form

Your laptop, and optical drive if requested, will be delivered to the room that you specify and will be switched on ready for you to log in.

To reduce energy consumption, the University Desktop is programmed to power down if it is not used within 20 minutes of being switched on. In rare circumstances you may arrive to find that your laptop has switched itself off. If this happens just switch it on and log in as usual.

If you have never used a University Desktop PC before it is well worth synchronising your password in advance to ensure you can log straight in. Use the Account settings tool in the MUSE My services menu to synchronise your password.

For a list of all equipment available to hire, see our learning and teaching web pages:

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