Drexel students can check out Macbooks from vending machines

A lot of students struggle with carrying around expensive laptops and electronics on and off campus late at night, especially coming from the library during prime study seasons. This new initiative allows students to check out MacBooks and leave their computers at home:

Providing a solution to students who don’t want to carry a laptop while walking late at night from their dorm or off-campus housing to the library, Drexel introduced a 24-hour, self-service kiosk located in its Hagerty Library that will dispense MacBooks to students, faculty and staff. Drexel is the third university on the East Coast to introduce the vending machine, which holds up to 12 MacBooks that could be checked out free by anyone with a Drexel ID for five hours of use.

Some students may not be able to afford a decent laptop either, and this allows students to get work done on a top-flight machine. Some students still have desktops for whatever reason (tower computers are still the best route for someone who needs a lot of power and expandability). But make no mistake about it, some schools, particularly in more built-up areas, are not always the most fun to be lugging around expensive electronics in the wee hours of the morning.