Work laptop

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New answer on May 16, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Apr 20, 2020

Do consulting firms give you a work laptop to use? Can you/do you recommend using it for personal use? What kind of laptop is it usually?

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Clara
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replied on Apr 20, 2020
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Hello!

Hardware provided by MBB encompass:

  • Laptop: Lenovo. Can be a Carbon or Yoga, both really powerful and light.
  • iPhone: currently iPhone X

Worth mentioning that both:

  • Can be used also for private purposes, as long as you comply with the policy regarding tariff, consumption, etc.
  • Get renewed every 2 years, but you cannot buy the delive then
  • If the phone gets stolen, you need to pay the part that is not "amortized" yet -which can be quite some money, so be careful!-.

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Clara

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Anton
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replied on May 16, 2020
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Hi,

The majority of firms use Lenovo Thinkpad models. They are great and very powerful. You can use them for personal purposes unless it is smth illegal or against MBB policies. For example you can definitely watch e-learning courses or watch online cinema, but you should avoid downloading pirate content.

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Anton

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Vlad
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updated an answer on Apr 20, 2020
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Hi,

It's usually Lenovo. What do you mean by personal use? You can use it for entertainment, etc, why not?

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Anrian
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replied on Apr 20, 2020
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Hi There,

It is usually Lenovo either T series, Yoga or Carbon. Indeed, it can be used for personal use as well. You can still operate simple/light software such as photoshop, premier, etc, but just don't expect too much from the graphic card.

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Luca
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updated an answer on Apr 26, 2020
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Hello,

Of course, they always give you a work laptop that can vary according to the company. Most of the the times it is a Lenovo X1 Carbon or Yoga.
You can use it for personal needs as long as you don't do anything against the company policies (e.g. illegal streaming).

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Luca

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Thomas
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replied on Apr 21, 2020
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Lenovo models are the norm. Personal use is fine, but you obviously want to be mindful what you do and dont do on a work computer.

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Anonymous A on Apr 21, 2020

what about just going on facebook?

Udayan
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Lenovo X1 Carbon is the typical model. You can use it for Gmail or Youtube etc. Just nothing unprofessional

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Antonello
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replied on May 01, 2020
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Hi, yes, it is the basic tool for every consultant and it will be your best friend from day 1. It is usually a Lenovo with the 4g available.. in order to work everywhere :) You can use it also for personal purposes, therefore I do not recommend buying another one

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Anonymous replied on May 15, 2020

Hello A,

Yes, you will recieve Lenovo Carbon laptop and Iphone

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André

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