Students in the market for a rugged Chromebook laptop may be interested in the new CTL Chromebook NL61 which is now available priced at $239 for a limited time, and provides a rugged system that is capable of taking a few knocks and bumps.
Internally the system is powered by an Intel Celeron N3160 (2M Cache, up to 2.24GHz-Quad Core) processor which is supported by a maximum of 4GB of RAM and comes equipped with 32GB of EMMC internal storage. Other features include support for both Bluetooth and 2 x USB 3.0 ports.
The system also includes a rotatable camera which can be used to capture both still photographs and video footage of experiments and videoconferencing. There is also an optional snap-on lens attachment that provides a 30x magnification. Enough to clearly see the colour of a fruit fly’s eye or the crystal structure on raw sugar. CTL explains more :
The rotatable camera supports scientific inquiry activities along with giving students flexibility in how they capture images and video. A student can rotate the camera away to re- cord a science experiment or capture video of other students doing a skit or presenting a report. A student can rotate the camera up to closely examine a leaf. The integrated micro- phone also rotates with the camera to better capture sound.
The retractable handle makes the device easy to carry and less likely to be dropped. A student can also “hook” the device onto their cubby or locker. The anti-glare screen produces less reflection under florescent lights and near classroom windows, reducing student eyestrain.
The CTL Education Chromebook delivers fast, smooth performance—which means more time for teaching and learning. Students can load content-rich webpages quickly, watch videos with brilliant playback, run graphic- intensive scientific simulations, and multitask effortlessly. All-Day Battery Life for All-Day Learning With up to 14 hours of battery life, which allows teachers and students can work where they need to without a power cord.
For more information on the new CTL Chromebook NL61 jump over to the CTL website for details by following the link below.