This post is also available in: Polish
There are two interesting projects for those who are planning to buy a laptop – project Neptun (https://www1.ethz.ch/neptun/) and project Poseidon (http://poseidon.epfl.ch). The former one has two shopping windows during the year in which you can make an order and buy one of pre-configured laptops of one of three brands: Lenovo, HP or Apple. The latter one is very similar (even in offer and prices), but is available for the whole year. Projects are mainly for Swiss students and academical employees but CERN employees are also allowed to make shopping there. I was interested in Lenovo laptop, after comparing prices I found out that it’s 15% cheaper than in USA (and more than 40% cheaper than in Poland). The only limit I know is two laptops per person per year.