Personal Hardware Budget


  • Every VSHNeer has a hardware budget of 2400 CHF when starting at VSHN. The budget is replenished by 800 CHF per year up to 4 years (3200 CHF). When you replace your laptop the old one becomes your property (Rules: Taking over old equipment), so you can use it yourself, or give it to a spouse/child/parent/etc.

  • A budget that’s not fully used (for example, because the device is cheaper) expires and can’t be used for other equipment.

  • If the equipment requested by the VSHNeer exceeds the available budget, the difference will be charged to the VSHNeer.

  • The budget isn’t considered part of the salary and won’t be paid out if the employment contract is terminated.



  • Ordering and any warranty processing are carried out by VSHN, Antares.

  • If you would like to have a new unit and are eligible to apply, please send an email with your specific requirements (link to the configured unit or screenshot of configuration) to

  • Every VSHNeer needs a laptop so that on-call assignments / sales presentations / etc. can also be made with the company device.


VSHN recommends a device with the following minimum requirements:

  • 4 Core CPU

  • 16 GB RAM

  • 512 GB SSD

  • Intel Core i7-10510U processor

  • Thunderbolt 3 docking capable

  • 3 years on-site warranty

Private use

The device may be used privately within the framework of the guidelines "Richtlinie zum zulässigen Gebrauch."


  • Theft: Burglary, theft from vehicles and trailers, and robbery are insured by VSHN. Loss or misplacement or simple theft aren’t insured.

  • Damage: Fire/elementary and water hazards are insured by VSHN.

  • Other: Any other risks are the responsibility of the employee.

Taking over old equipment

The employee may take over old/replaced equipment. The following rules apply:

  • The device is at least 36 months old.

  • Younger equipment may be purchased by the employee when changing equipment or at the end of the employment relationship. The purchase price must be determined according to the inventory residual value.

  • All company data must be deleted before the acquisition or the device must be registered as BYOD under the Richtlinie zum zulässigen Gebrauch / Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)