The NWU is part of a national initiative to provide laptops and tablets at affordable prices.
The laptops and tablets are moderately priced with discount on the fixed prices of some of the models.
Two suppliers have been selected (Acer and Lenovo) and each have different models to choose from.
All transactions relating to the procurement of the laptops and tablets will be between the supplier (Acer or Lenovo) and the end-user, except for official purchases that are via the KFS system.
Although no software is pre-loaded, the NWU image will be loaded by the local IT Service Desk.
Each laptop is pre-loaded with Windows 8 Pro and Office 13 Professional.
Only one laptop and one tablet per NWU number may be purchased per year.
A NWU number is required by the suppliers’ websites for validation.
Private purchases may be done from the STP website.
Official NWU purchases are done via the KFS system.