CTL Partners with Google to Offer their Most Powerful & Cost Effective Chromebook for Education to Date

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The new CTL® Chromebook J2 and J4 for Education feature a powerful Quad Core ARM Cortex-A17 processor with up to 1.8GHz and are backed by enterprise class service and support.

CTL Chromebook for Education J2

CTL Chromebook for Education J2

We’re excited that CTL will be among the first companies to bring a Chromebook to market that utilizes our innovative technology.

CTL®, a manufacturer of innovative solutions for education, including the CTL® Education Chromebook, has launched a new Chromebook for Education through a partnership with Google. The CTL® Chromebook J2 and CTL® Chromebook J4 models were announced today from CTL’s headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. Both the J2 and J4 are among the first Chromebooks to include the Quad Core ARM Cortex-A17 RK3288 processor made by Rockchip. This high performance dedicated 2D processor supports up to 3840 x 2160 HDMI 2.0 display output. The CTL Chromebook J2 features 2GB of RAM, while the J4 model features 4GB of RAM. Both models have a sleek, lightweight, rugged design that can withstand the rigors of demanding education environments.

“The Rockchip RK3288 processor has been designed specifically for the Chromebook in order to maximize power and offer a competitive price point. We’re excited that CTL will be among the first companies to bring a Chromebook to market that utilizes our innovative technology,” said Mr. Feng Chen, Chief Marketing Officer of Rockchip.

The CTL Chromebook J2 and J4 are available with a 3-year warranty with accidental damage coverage. With a host of available services such as White Glove provisioning and full color logo painting, these new Chromebooks for Education are backed by the enterprise class service and support that CTL customers have come to expect. CTL Chromebook J2 and J4 models will include one year of Securly content filtering and analysis, allowing schools and parents to easily set automatic website and app filtering policies. In addition, they can be bundled for educators with Chrome Device Management licences, Hapara licenses, and Pearson Education Software and eTextbooks.

“CTL is proud to partner with Google to bring our education customers a Chromebook that provides students, teachers and IT managers with a powerful and durable device that enhances the learning experience. We understand the budgetary constraints that school districts are facing today. The new CTL J2 and J4 Chromebooks for Education are part of our ongoing mission to provide educators with innovative, cost effective solutions,” said CTL COO, Erik Stromquist.

Education pricing for the CTL Chromebook J2 starts at $179.00. However, educators will be able to purchase a special package bundled with a Chrome Device Management license for just $199.00. Education pricing for the CTL Chromebook J4 starts at $209 with the Chrome Device Management license education bundle starting at $229. Besides RAM, the specs for the J2 and J4 models are the same. The CTL Chromebooks J2 and J4 will feature an 11.6 inch anti-glare HD display of 1366 x 768 pixels, 16GB of eMMC solid state storage (with optional Google Drive cloud storage) and a 1.3 MP webcam.

Other features include:

  • Chrome OS
  • 2 built-in 1.5W stereo speakers
  • 9+ hours of battery life
  • 2.46 lbs - 20% lighter than other popular Chromebook models
  • Single surface touchpad for efficient navigation
  • 1x HDMI 2.0
  • 2x USB 2.0
  • 1x Micro SD
  • 1x 12V DC In
  • 1x 3.5mm combo jack for mic/headphone
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual band
  • Bluetooth 4.0

The CTL® Chromebook for Education J2 and CTL Chromebook for Education J4 will be available on CTL’s website and through Ingram Micro. For more information, visit ctl.re/chromebook-for-education.

About CTL
Founded in 1989, CTL® designs and manufactures computer products including 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, 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 http://www.ctl.net.

About Google Inc.
Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.google.com.

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