CTL 2Go Convertible Classmate PC
SpecificationsNotebook: CTL 2Go Convertible Classmate PC
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 8.9 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 350 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the CTL 2Go Convertible Classmate PC
The CTL 2Go Convertible Classmate PC NL2 is probably the best 10 inch convertible tablet I’ve tested to date. But that doesn’t mean that I thoroughly enjoyed using it as a tablet. The truth is, the NL2 was just good enough to give me an idea of what a truly good 10 inch convertible tablet experience would be like.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag
For the online price of $599, the 2go Convertible Classmate PC NL2 is steep for a netbook but reasonable for a durable convertible. Plus, the kid-friendly (and kid-proof) features make much of the extra cost worth it. If durability and educational value are your highest priorities, the Classmate is worth a look. We just wish a longer-lasting battery were included standard and that you didn't need to use the stylus for better touchscreen accuracy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: PC Mag
We should all pay homage to a little laptop known as the Intel Classmate PC. Without it, there wouldn't be a category called netbooks, and ultraportables in the 2 to 4 pound range would still cost you an arm and a leg. While most netbooks have gone on and evolved into more complex designs, the Classmate has been and still is a netbook aimed at classrooms, particularly in developing nations. The 2Go Convertible Classmate PC convertible netbook is better off staying in the classrooms.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).
Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display diagonal is quite small for tablets.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
CTL: US-American company, founded in 1989, which focusses computers and markets its own laptop brand with low market share.
63.33%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.