Unveiled at the International Society for Technology in Education conference in Atlanta, Georgia, the Education Chromebook features an 11.6-inch LED HD screen, a quad-core Intel Bay Trail mobile processor and 4GB RAM.
Intel announced it was making an education-orientated Chromebook design available to OEMs during a press event back in May.
Reference designs offer computer makers a ready-made set of technical blueprints designed around a list of specific components, in this case Intel’s Bay Trail processor.
Child Friendly Design
The design of the notebook itself is child-friendly, with a raft of chassis features suited to the bumps and scrapes of a classroom environment. For example, ports and hinges have been reinforced and the shell has a bumper capable of withstanding drops of 70cm on concrete. Other educational touches include a water-resistant keyboard, non-peel keys and collapsable carry handle.
The fanless notebook features the following specifications:
- 11.6-inch HD LED screen
- Intel Celeron N2930 (quad core) running at 1.83GHz
- 4GB RAM
- 16GB eMMC SSD
- 8-9.5 hour battery life
Extras consist of a rotating 720p HD webcam with built-in microphone and snap-on lens and stereo speakers. For connectivity there’s a full-size HDMI out, 1x USB 2.0 and 1x USB 3.0, built-in card reader and built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Buy the CTL Chromebook
You don’t need to be a K-12 student to get ahold of one either as CTL is, like Dell and Lenovo’s education offerings, selling the device direct to the public. Prices start at $279.00.
For more information and purchase details head over the official CTL website.