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Announcing the 2go PC NL3 Convertible Classmate Netbook: Unprecedented Computing Power, Battery Life, and Ruggedization!

2go Convertible Classmate PC NL3Students and educators who are fans of the 2go PC NL2 will celebrate the introduction of the NL3 by CTL this month. It’s got all the great features of the NL2 including the swiveling screen that can lie flat as a tablet or twist open to reveal a keyboard when needed. With DDR 3 RAM, 3G-capable internet connectivity with wireless B/G/N, and an easy to grip case with retractable handle, the NL3 may at first look and feel familiar. However, once you look under the hood and take it for a test drive, it will soon become obvious that this is the most powerful 2go Convertible Classmate to date.

Thanks to the powerful new Intel Atom™ N2600 processor, the NL3 offers up to 10 hours of battery life, a 40% increase in estimated battery life from the previous model. CTL is offering the NL3 with the Windows 7 operating system and the option to have all your favorite educational software pre-installed. Students can now have the ability to run more applications at once with up to 2GB DDR3 memory available. And the NL3 is EPEAT ready and designed to be Energy Star 5.0 compliant.

The 2go NL3 is tougher than ever before. Like the NL2, it features a shock-mounted scratch- and water-resistant LCD screen, spill-resistant keyboard with antimicrobial protective coating, reinforced corners, and protective rubberized case with removable handle. It’s then been further ruggedized to withstand drops  of up to 70 cm on a hard surface and resist up to 200 cc of spilled water. A built-in motion detector with an accelerometer shuts down the hard drive to prevent damage in the event of a fall. The chiclet style keyboard is easier to clean with has reinforced keys. And the quick release design makes this keyboard easily detachable to access memory, hard-disk drive/flash, and Wi-Fi.

When it comes to the tablet function, an intuitive e-reading scroll control with page up/down buttons, advanced note taking functions with annotation, cool surface temperature for comfort, and enhanced writing and touch usability make the NL3 the perfect classroom companion. Updated software including The Pen Input handwriting recognition, Note Taker, and Painting and Drawing make an intuitive, hands-on interface.

Other upgrades include:

• The webcam has been upgraded from 1.3 megapixels to 2.0 megapixels to improve video images for presentations or video chatting online with friends and family.

• Thinner, fanless design

• Expanded storage: 2.5″ 160GB / 250GB / 320GB SATA, upgradeable to ­32GB / 64GB / 96GB / 128GB SSD

•  “Rapid Start” technology (SSD option only) enables fast resume, allowing quicker access to internet, data, and applications—which saves valuable time in the classroom. In addition, the Rapid Start from Intel® allows for approximately 6 days of standby using a 3-cell battery and up to 13 days of standby with a 6-cell battery.

Other available classroom-ready features for the NL3 include interactive software such as LabCam, a webcam-based exploration tool, Mythware, an interactive e-learning, classroom management, collaboration and assessment program, and E-Reader. For security, McAfee Antivirus, the enhanced 2012 version of Theft Deterrent and Parental Control software from Intel® are available. And as always, you can have peace of mind when you select the fully configured 2go PC NL3 from CTL which includes a full one-year parts and labor warranty, further lowering the total cost of ownership.

Starting at $499, the 2go PC NL3 Convertible Classmate is a powerful and versatile netbook/tablet combination that’s also a great value for your educational dollar.