BEAVERTON, Ore., March 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — CTL, an Oregon-based company specializing in comprehensive personalized learning solutions, announced the release of three new models in a refresh of their best-selling NL-series Chromebooks all designed for use in K12 education. The CTL Chromebook NL7, the CTL Chromebook NL7T-360, and the CTL Chromebook NL7TW-360 each provide a variety of benefits to schools looking to invest in Chromebook Deployments.
All three education NL-series Chromebook models by CTL feature a rugged design including an IP41 drop rating, water resistant keyboards, and reinforced ports, hinges, and power plug. The NL series, which is CTL’s premium line of Education Chromebook, also includes a tuck away handle for easy carrying, especially useful for carrying from class to class. This series also includes 32GB of storage and a DC-in USB-C Cable.
CTL Improves Ruggedization and Performance in the NL-Series Chromebook
The updated series starts with the CTL Chromebook NL7, a great unit with all the durability that customers have come to expect from CTL products. This unit has been drop tested to 70cm, meaning that a drop from the average student’s carrying height won’t spell disaster. The CTL Chromebook NL7 weighs only 2.5 pounds and includes a retractable carrying handle which helps students to easily and safely carry it. The unit also features a flip 180-degree rotatable world-facing HD camera. On the inside the CTL Chromebook NL7 sprints along with the powerful Intel Apollo Lake Processor, 4GB of ram, and renders stunning graphics on the integrated Intel HD500 graphics processor.
The CTL Chromebook NL7T-360 and CTL Chromebook NL7TW-360 build on the CTL Chromebook NL7’s rugged feature set by incorporating a sturdy 360-degree hinge which allows students the freedom to switch from taking notes in laptop mode to tent mode for viewing educational videos and to tablet mode for reading and research. In addition to an HD front-facing camera, the units also an additional 5.0 megapixel world-facing tablet-mode camera, allowing students to record lectures or make videos for class assignments. Additionally, the CTL Chromebook NL7T-360 and CTL Chromebook NL7TW-360 are built with rugged Gorilla® glass touch screens, which flex and protect screens from scratching, cracking, and breaking. This addresses a common pain point in education where students close the lid with objects, like pens and pencils, still inside the unit when rushing from class to class.
The CTL Chromebook NL7TW-360 features Intel’s quad core N3450 processor and includes a Wacom® Stylus EMR Pen, which provides intuitive ease of navigation, perfect for grading papers, annotations, taking notes, design, and general unit operation. The Wacom® Stylus EMR Pen operates without batteries and feels as natural as writing on paper with palm rejection to avoid unintended contact. TheCTL Chromebook NL7TW-360 features 10-point capacitive Touchscreen combined with EMR technology to be used with included stylus, meaning that the screen responds to either finger touch or the EMR stylus, reducing potential screen damage from pencil points or other sharp objects. The CTL Chromebook NL7, CTL Chromebook NL7T-360, and CTL Chromebook NL7TW-360 will be available in April starting at $229, $299 and $329 for qualified education customers.
CTL Education Chromebooks Include CTL’s ‘Fast Track’ Service – A Premium Service and Support Package for Education Customers
CTL’s new Fast Track service provides Education Customers with dedicated USA based CTL Chromebook support specialists, free domestic shipping for orders over 100 units, 2-way paid shipping for RMAs, self-service repair options, no-hassle parts ordering and more.
CTL has been manufacturing high-quality Chromebooks, Laptops, Desktop PCs, Monitors and Servers since 1989, with a strong focus on the education, local and federal government sectors. CTL has also received accolades from noted tech publications like PC Magazine and CNet for their durable line of ruggedized Chromebooks for Education. CTL is a Google Education Premier Partner. CTL’s Manufacturing, Sales and Support teams are all located in the United States, and their headquarters inPortland, Oregon. For more information about CTL®, please visit www.ctl.net.