Laptop types

We can only pass on equipment that is available to us. Thus, no specific device models can be requested from us, but we do take into account inidividual requirements wherever possible.

Differences between laptops

Laptop models differ not only in terms of performance and price. For example, we also look at whether a laptop is equipped with a touch screen with stylus or touch-enabled display.

We usually give laptops with touch screens to apprentices and students, because nowadays high demands are made on the devices. In many schools, laptops are a prerequisite for being able to participate in class at all.

TouchScreen with stylus

These laptops are mostly so-called "convertibles" or "2-in-1" devices. They can be used as a normal laptop with keyboard, but also as a tablet. These devices usually have a small stylus in the device itself, which can be used to operate the touch screen.

Example model

Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga X1


  • Convertible / 2-in-1
  • Touch screen with stylus
  • 8GB RAM
  • Intel i5 / i7 (5th Gen)
  • 250GB SSD (m2)

Touchscreen without stylus (touch-enabled)

Not all touchscreen laptops have a stylus, but can easily be upgraded with one. Various pens are available from the manufacturers, but of course you can also type something directly with your fingers.

Example model

HP Elitebook x360


  • Convertible / 2-in-1
  • Touchscreen without stylus
  • 8/16GB RAM
  • Intel i5 (5th Gen)
  • 250GB SSD (m2)

Laptops without touchscreen

The majority of our donations are laptops without touch screens. These are normal laptops that are also completely sufficient for everyday use.

Laptops without touchscreens can also be used for input with a pen. For example, the Wacom tablet One S for about CHF 50 makes a good alternative to more expensive touchscreen laptops.

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