BEAVERTON, Ore., Aug. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CTL has announced two new touchscreen Chromebooks, the NL61T and NL61TX, which feature a 10-point capacitive touch screen for the many touch-enabled Chrome™ and Android™ (Android is a trademark of Google, Inc.) applications. At Google I/O this year, Google announced that Android App support will be coming to Chrome OS. CTL's release of these new touchscreen Chromebooks follows the recent launch the CTL NL61 Chromebook, one of CTL's most popular education Chromebooks. The CTL NL61T and NL61TX Chromebooks both feature an upgraded processor, the powerful Intel Braswell Quad Core N3160 (2.24 GHz 2MB Cache). With improved processing power, the NL61T and NL61TX boast up to 14 hours battery life.
The new CTL NL61T and NL61TX are rugged Chromebooks and will meet the need for touchscreen Chromebooks utilized in standardized testing such as Smarter Balanced. CTL's touchscreen Chromebooks will enable users to make the most of Chrome OS, which is expected to enable apps from the Google Play Store later this year, bringing some 2 million Android apps to Chrome users worldwide.
"CTL has expanded our line of rugged Chromebooks as more schools are recognizing the benefits of Chrome OS including security, manageability and ease-of-use," said CTL President, Erik Stromquist. "Our new Chromebooks will help students to access education-focused Android apps designed for touchscreen."
CTL NL61T Chromebook (Touchscreen)
The NL61T has all the same features as the CTL NL61, but with a touchscreen. With education-specific features such as a carry handle, rotating camera and rugged design, the NL61T also includes 4GB DDRL 1600 RAM (20% faster than DDR1333). At just 2.76 lbs, the NL61T is easy for students to transport and has a budget-friendly starting price of $269 for qualified education customers (quantity discounts available). Other features include:
- Drop resistant - tested up to 70 cm
- Non-slip texture
- Reinforced ports, hinges and power plug
- Stronger, thicker rear cover plus a frame around the screen, sides and corners help absorb shock
- Anti-peel keys + water resistant keyboard
- Convenient carry handle (hangs in a locker)
- 2 x USB 3.0
- 2-in-1 card reader
- Kensington Security lock slot
- HDMI (1920 x 1080)
- Intel Dual Band WL/BT 802.11 AC 3265
- Rugged 4mm DC-in Cable
- Field Replaceable Battery and Easy Tear down design
- 2 year accidental damage warranty and free white glove provisioning (on purchases through 12/31/16. Offer only applies to NL61T model.)
CTL NL61TX Chromebook (Extra Rugged Touchscreen)
With the same great specs as the CTL NL61T, the CTL NL61TX is an extra rugged Chromebook that has been fortified with a pressure-resistant cover that also doubles as a whiteboard! The new CTL NL61TX is being offered for just $299, including one year free accidental damage warranty, to qualified education customers (quantity discounts available). The CTL NL61TX Chromebook features an innovative cover that protects the top of the device, where most breaks happen. With reinforced corners and the ultra-protective cover that shields from pressure, this extra rugged Chromebook is 90% less likely to break due to force from the top.
The CTL NL61T and NL61TX Chromebooks will be available in mid-September 2016. All of CTL's Chromebooks are backed by our enterprise-level service and support. CTL specializes in finding unique 1:1 solutions for educators including full color logo painting, Chrome Device Management Licenses, Chrome OS White Glove Service, Bulk Packs (15 or more units), Store and Charge Carts, Pearson Education Software and eTextbooks and complimentary professional development webinars for educators (ctl.info/webinars).
Founded in 1989, CTL® designs and manufactures computer products including Chromebooks, desktop and mobile workstations, LED Monitors, and high performance servers. CTL® also manufactures specialty devices including ruggedized tablets, slates, and digital sign solutions. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon with offices in Asia and Europe, CTL® and their partners supply North American consumers, government agencies, and many of the most recognized corporate brands. For more information about CTL®, please visit www.ctl.net.