The IT Center provides employees of the RWTH Aachen University with laptops, which can be borrowed for a limited period of time, for the support of training and teaching events. The use of mobile systems as well as webbased teaching and information events is to be sustainably promoted through this offer. Therefor the computers are explicitely assigned not to be used for the private usage of students, employees or professors. The laptops can be borrowed depending on availability for a maximum of 28 days.

In November 2017, the laptop rental pool has been fundamentally renewed and appears with a new web interface, new registration conditions and options for self-reliant reservation and cancellation. The number of devices, which are to be borrowed, can be individually determined and selected via a user-friendly application.

The booking of laptops takes place via the following link: https://laptop-pool.itc.rwth-aachen.de/.

 

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Please note that the laptops can only be borrowed for courses and training, as well as to support conferences or meetings at RWTH Aachen University. The use of rental laptops for personal use is expressly excluded. A list of the general procurement guidelines and the scope and duration of the borrowing can be found in the terms of use

 

Hardware Equipment of Available Laptops


A total number of 50 laptops are available, of which 30 devices are shipped with Windows-10 and 20 devices with Windows-7.

DELL Latitude 5480Fujitsu Lifebook E752

Operating system: Windows 10 Enterprise

Processor: Intel Core i5-7440HQ

Screen: 14 Zoll Display, Anti-Glare (matt)

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (FullHD)

Memory: 8GB DDR4

Hard drive: 256GB SSD

Further on:

Gigabit Ethernet Lan, W-Lan Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
Bluetooth 4.2, Webcam, Card Reader, 3x USB 3.0, 1x VGA
1x HDMI, 1x Audio E/A


Available devices: 30 (from 11.2017)

Operating system: Windows 7 Enterprise

Processor: Intel Core i5-3210M 2x 2,5 GHz

Screen: 15,6 Zoll Display, Anti-Glare (matt)

Resolution: 1600 × 900 Pixel, 16:9

Memory: 8GB DDR3

Hard drive: 256GB SSD

Further on:

Gigabit Ethernet Lan, W-Lan 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth
Webcam, Card Reader, 1x USB 3.0, 3x USB 2.0, 1x VGA
1x DisplayPort, 1x Seriell RS-232, 1x Audio E/A
DVD Super-Multi Brenner


Available devices:
20 (from 01.2018)

 

All laptops come with an integrated ethernet adapter as well as an implemented Wi-Fi card, so that a usual network access can be realised in premises, which have a Wi-Fi infrasturcture (such as access to eduroam) available. The IT Center furnishes all laptops with a standard software package. In case further or special software is needed, licensing and installation of such packages has to be taken care of by the borrower herself/himself. The systems are removed reinstalled by the IT Center previous to every borrowing.

Reservation


The booking of laptops takes place via: https://laptop-pool.itc.rwth-aachen.de/. The access is protected via Shibboleth and explicitely allowed to individuals with a valid RWTH-Employee status.

For authentication you need your username (format: ab123456) as well as the password for RWTH Single Sign-On. In case of need you can change or reset your password via the Selfservice. Depending on availability, the computers can be borrowed for 28 days. The reservation takes place via a calendar view, where you get an overview over the hardware available. Please click “New Reservation” for this.

In the next step, select the type of laptop you want, the number of devices needed, and the loan duration in days.

 

You will then see the available time periods in the calendar. Please mark the start date of the loan period.

Confirm the respective reservation, which is displayed or abort the reservation and start again.

In the following, a window opens up and informs you that a confirmation e-mail has been sent by the laptop rental pool with the subject “Reservation Confirmation”.

 

 

Collection


Attached to the reservation confirmation is a PDF document with a booking confirmation.

Please note that to collect the devices the token as to be brought. It lasts to bring the booking confirmation printed out or as a PDF on a smartphone. The signature of the head of institution is no longer necessary on the booking confirmation. The collection and output of the devices is done exclusively by naming the token, which is included in the PDF document.

 

Change Reservation or Cancel


Unless previously reserved devices are required, you have the option to change or cancel the reservation yourself. You can also do this via the lending calendar (https://laptop-pool.itc.rwth-aachen.de/).

 

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Please note that changes are only possible up to three days before the start of the lending.

Please click on "Ausleihe" in the overview. The button "Anzeigen" under the menu point "Optionen" leads you to the display of the reservation or to the possibility to change it.

 

Reservation information can be gathered from the display:

In case of cancellation, please proceed by clicking "Ja":

Thereupon you will receive a confirmation e-mail, which confirms your cancellation.