CTL intros three new NL7 Chromebooks for education

CTL NL7 Series Chromebook (Source: PR Newswire)
CTL NL7 Series Chromebook (Source: PR Newswire)
The three new CTL NL7 Chromebooks feature a rugged design and use Intel Apollo Lake processors up to the quad-core Intel Celeron N3450. The cheapest model starts at US$229, while the Wacom pen-enabled one has a price tag that reads US$329. All of them will hit the education market next month.
Codrut Nistor,

Oregon-based CTL returns with a trio of Chromebooks that join the NL family of products. These new Chromebooks are the basic NL7, the touchscreen NL7T-360 with a rotatable camera, and the NL7TW-360 with support for a Wacom pen. All three are powered by Intel Apollo Lake processors, but we will get to that part just a bit later.

All the three new CTL Chromebooks feature a rugged design with an IP41 rating for protection from the elements. These machines come with a water-resistant keyboard, reinforced ports, hinges, and power plug. The list of common specs includes 32 GB of storage, 4 GB of memory, two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, and two USB Type-C ports. The differences can be easily spotted below:

  • CTL NL7: Intel Celeron N3350, 180-degrees rotatable camera, retractable handle
  • CTL NL7T-360: Intel Celeron N3350, touchscreen, 5 MP main camera, 1 MP front camera, 360-degree hinge
  • CTL NL7TW-360: Intel Celeron N3450, touchscreen, 5 MP main camera, 1 MP front camera, Wacom pen, 360-degree hinge

The display size and resolution for all the three models above are 11.6 inches and 1,366 x 768 pixels, but the two models with a touchscreen also feature a Gorilla Glass protective layer. 

Qualified education customers will be able to purchase the new CTL Chromebooks starting next month at US$229, US$299, and US$329 (in the same order as above).

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-03-22 (Update: 2018-03-22)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.