Students’ Council organizes Laptop Drive every year. The objective of the Laptop Drive is to enable students to buy laptops at discounted prices. As a part of the Laptop Drive 2010, 80-90 students bought laptops last year. But since each company provided lot of options and configurations, the demand was split up among different brands and models. The maximum discount to students was not more than Rs.2000/-.
In order to get maximum benefit out of pooling the demand, we are planning to organize the Laptop Drive in a slightly different form this year. We will conduct a survey among the students and faculty of IISc to identify the top two models to be offered for sale.The survey will collect the following information.
Feedback about performance of various laptops from people already using them
Hardware attributes that are important to buyers
Minimum configuration expected by buyers
Price and brand preferences
The survey will be open from today till 20th Aug 2011. You can access the survey from any one of the following.
Link that will be sent to you through broadcast email.
Students’ Council website in the ‘Notices’ section on right. <http://www.iisc.ernet.in/scouncil/>
Amenities Committee Blog <http://studentscouncilamenities.wordpress.com/>
Based on the survey, we will identify the configuration and brands that a majority of the buyers are interested in. Then we will identify a maximum of two models (model means brand+configuration) of laptops to be offered during Laptop Drive. This will enable us to bargain with the vendors for higher discounts, as the demand will not be split up into smaller numbers.
We will present you the analysis of survey and choices of models in a week after the survey closes. We will keep you updated about the progress of Laptop Drive from time to time. Kindly send your suggestions or feedback to