Intel and Google recently previewed our upcoming CTL® Education Chromebook at a press event in San Francisco. Reviewers from some of the top technology websites took notice and we’ve gotten a lot of media attention lately. If you’ve written or seen a review that you’d like to share, please let us know. Learn more about the CTL® Education Chromebook here.
Here are some of the great reviews, including international press. Read what industry insiders have to say about this exciting new product:
Slashgear: CTL® Education Chromebook
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.”
Zdnet.com: Intel previews CTL Education Chromebook
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.”
Liliputing.com: Intel unveils Education Chromebook Reference Design
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.”
Omgchrome.com: New Bay Trail Education Chromebooks
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.”
The-digital-reader.com: Intel launches Education Chromebook Reference Design to be sold by CTL®
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.”
Androidheadlines.com: CTL® to release Intel-designed Chromebook
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.”
BBC.com: Faster Education Chromebook revealed
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.”