CTL 2Go Classmate PC E10
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Reviews for the CTL 2Go Classmate PC E10
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
When designing a netbook for grade-school students, manufacturers tend to take one of two approaches: They create a system that targets a particular gender and age (like the Disney Netpal by ASUS and Dell Mini Nickelodeon Edition, for instance), or they choose a generic design that is appropriate to any student. The 2Go Classmate PC E10 has a clean, simple design that will appeal to most kids and a durable build that will appeal to their parents. It should offer more child-specific software for the price, however.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
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 is a standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
CTL: US-American company, founded in 1989, which focusses computers and markets its own laptop brand with low market share.
70%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.