$299 Chromebook Ruggedized for Student Use
- By Dian Schaffhauser
CTL, an Oregon-based company that makes ruggedized tablets among its other computer products, has introduced a new Chromebook intended for education. The CTL Chromebook Tab Tx1, priced at $299, weighs 1.2 pounds and includes a non-slip texture and drop-resistant outer shell. The screen is a 9.7-inch touch display with Corning Gorilla Glass and 2,048 x 1,536 resolution.
Other features include:
- The Chrome operating system;
- A Fuzhou Rockchip OP1-RK3399 hexa-core processor;
- mobile processor CPU with 4 GB of RAM;
- 34 GB of eMMC flash storage along with optional Google Drive storage;
- An ARM Mali T864 4K graphics processing unit;
- A 5-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front camera;
- A 34-Watt hour battery with a run time of 10 hours;
- Slots, including one USB-C, one MicroSD and one audio-combo jack;
- An EMR stylus pen; and
- Wireless compatible with 802.11 ac and older standards.
The Tx1 is expected to begin shipping at the end of February.
The company does free domestic shipping on bulk orders.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.