We’re proud to introduce The CTL® Education Chromebook, an Intel-powered Chromebook providing a fast, secure and simple solution for today’s classroom. There are no software programs or security updates to worry about. The CTL® Education Chromebook updates automatically so it doesn’t slow down over time. Based on the Intel Bay Trail-M SoC, it can deliver up to 9.5 hours of battery life, is fanless, quiet, thin, light and affordable. The CTL® Education Chromebook is designed to withstand bumps and accidental drops of up to 70cm on concrete. When the device is dropped on a side or corner, the plastic bumper hits the ground first, protecting the LCD screen. Reinforced ports, water-resistant keyboard, a non-slip texture and low-profile carry handle make this the ideal laptop for students and commuters.
Simple interface helps you focus on your tasks
Students, teachers and professionals can quickly get to work because the Education Chromebook starts in seconds. The anti-reflective screen minimizes glare under fluorescent lights and near windows. An ergonomic keyboard with anti-peel keys stands up to the demands of classroom and professional use.
Built-in protection and a serviceable battery
The Education Chromebook has built-in virus protection, multiple layers of security and verified boot to keep the device safe from viruses, malware and other computer nasties. It’s also easy to maintain, with a serviceable battery.
Making human rights a priority
As part of an effort to reduce the amount of raw materials sourced from conflict zones in the Congo ruled by warlords, the CTL® Education Chromebook will contain chips using conflict-free minerals.
Intel and Google recently previewed our upcoming CTL® Education Chromebook at a press event in San Francisco. Here are some of the great reviews, including international press. Read what industry insiders have to say about this exciting new product:
Summary: “This device feels robust - the company suggests this Chromebook is able to take some damage - and it’s simple enough to appeal to a wide cross-section of users.”
Summary: “Looking forward, the chip maker offered a glimpse at its "Education Chromebook" reference design. [Navin] Shenoy, [Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s mobile client platforms group] held up the white clamshell prototype, noting that the technology inside was previously available on Windows, continuing that Intel is "now bringing that innovation and investment to Chrome." Intel is still keeping most of the details on this project under wraps, hinting at most of education slant held up by software. Shenoy did offer that CTL will be the first OEM to bring the Education Chromebook reference design to market later this year.”
Summary: “While Intel hasn’t provided full details for the reference design, we do know that it has a ruggedized case, a camera that can rotate 180 degrees so it faces the student or the teacher (or anyone else on the other side of the lid), and the Education Chromebook is powered by an Intel Bay Trail processor. Device maker CTL® is already working on a laptop based on the design, and it should be available to schools later this year.”
Summary: “Intel says Bay Trail will enable Chromebooks to run for more than 11 hours under typical usage and, as they don’t require fans, allow OEMs to create slimmer and lighter devices. In some cases the weight differential will be as much as 15%. … In addition to consumer devices there are also two Bay Trail systems aimed at education, where Chrome OS has doubled its footprint over the last two quarters to nearly 10,000 schools. These include… a new reference device from Intel featuring a rotating webcam. American manufacturer CTL® will be the first OEM to bring the device to market sometime later this year.”
Summary: “This is the 4th laptop reference design which Intel has offered via Intel Education, and it is the first model that did not run Windows. Few details are available as of yet, but Intel has said that, like Intel’s previous designs, the new Education Chromebook has a ruggedized shell. This laptop is powered by an Intel Bay Trail CPU, and it features a camera which can be rotated so it either faces the student or teacher. Intel already has one device maker lined up to use the design, CTL, which plans to be ready to ship to schools later this year.”
Summary: “The first education based Chromebook that uses Intel’s reference should be decent for students(especially younger ones) as it is said to come with a ruggedized design which would help protect it from drops or dings. It also has a rotating camera that can swivel either direction which might serve a great purpose for parent teacher meetings via hangouts perhaps? It’s also said to be powered by an Intel Baytrail processor, with a company called CTL® already getting a device designed off of the reference ready for a release later on.”
Summary: “It [Intel] was keen to highlight the inclusion of its Bay Trail-M chips in some of the laptops, which it said offered an extra hour of battery life compared to last year's versions, were faster and could be fanless, and therefore thinner. The chipmaker also announced that US manufacturer CTL® planned to release a Chromebook based on an Intel-design later this year.”