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CTL NL7TW-360 review: A decent Chromebook for clumsy students

By Corbin Davenport

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CTL is virtually unknown in the consumer market, but the company has been manufacturing computers for schools and government facilities since 1989. It now mainly focuses on Chrome OS devices, like the Chromebox we previously reviewed.The 'NL7TW-360' (excellent name, I know) is CTL's latest education-focused Chromebook. It has an 11.6-inch touch screen with Wacom stylus support, a durable 2-in-1 design, a water-resistant keyboard, and plenty of ports.There is no shortage of durable Chromebooks designed for classrooms, like the Lenovo N22, Asus C213SA, and Acer 11 N7. CTL's newest entry is definitely a decent product with a competitive price, but it only makes sense if you absolutely need a tough Chromebook.

SPECS

CPU Intel Apollo Lake N3450 (1.10GHz base clock, 2.20 boost clock)
GPU Intel HD Graphics 500
Screen 11.6-inch 10-point capacitive 1366x768 IPS display
RAM 4GB DDR4
Storage 32GB eMMC
Ports 2x USB Type-C, 2x USB 3.0 Type-A, 1x microSD card slot, 1x microphone/headphone combo jack
Connectivity Intel 7265 2x2, Bluetooth 4.0
Price$329.99

THE GOOD

Design The textured plastic feels durable, and the keyboard is spill-resistant.
Connectivity There are plenty of ports, including both Type-A and Type-C USB connectors.
Stylus support You can draw on the screen.

THE NOT SO GOOD

Screen The display is somewhat low-resolution, and has noticeable light bleed.
Processor The Celeron N3450 is fine for basic tasks, but it slows down under heavy workloads.
Availability The Chromebook is only available from a handful of retailers.

Design and hardware

I would describe the NL7TW-360's design as mostly good. The exterior is almost entirely made of textured plastic, but it doesn't feel cheap. The edges of the base section are curved, making the laptop very comfortable to hold in tablet mode. Speaking of tablet mode, the display hinge has much less resistance than on other 2-in-1 laptops I've tried - flipping the screen around takes very little effort.

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The connectivity options are fairly standard. On the left side is a power button (with an LED indicator), one USB Type-C port, one USB 3.0 Type-A connector, a microSD card reader, and a headphone/microphone combo jack. On the right is another Type-C port, another USB 3.0 Type-A connector, a Kensington lock, and a volume rocker. There's a retractable handle on the top, so you can carry the laptop around like a tiny briefcase.

The Chromebook has a camera at the top of the keyboard, in addition to the standard webcam. This is so students can take photos by flipping the laptop into tablet mode, causing the camera to point backwards. It's a neat idea, but the photo quality is exceptionally poor, so the camera isn't good for much.

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I only have two real complaints with the laptop's design. First, there is a small gap between the display's glass panel and the back casing, where dust can become trapped. I can understand why CTL didn't go for a unibody design, since repairability is important for schools, but it's still annoying. Second, there is nowhere to keep the stylus when you're not using it. I misplaced the stylus a few times during this review, so I can only imagine how many students will do the same.

Keyboard and touchpad

There's not much to say about the keyboard - it has the same layout as every other Chromebook. The keys are slightly mushier than most other laptop keyboards I've tried, but I still had no problems writing posts and responding to emails. CTL says it's spill-resistant, but I wasn't brave enough to test that claim.

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The touchpad is also fairly standard, and tracking is good. I wish it could have been a little larger, but it's still usable.

Display

The screen is probably the weakest point of this Chromebook. This is usually where the most corners are cut on budget laptops, and the 1366x768 display is indicative of that. The resolution isn't too bad, since this is only an 11.6-inch Chromebook. It can get bright enough, but contrast is sub-par. There's a fair amount of light bleed around the edges, so this isn't a great device to watch movies on.

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Light bleed on the CTL NL7TW-360 (Note: this is at full brightness in a totally dark room)

The only standout feature of the screen is stylus support. If you've never used a Chromebook with a stylus, there are a few features accessible from the pen icon in the taskbar. You can capture part of the screen for a screenshot, create a note in Google Keep, use the stylus as a laser pointer (for when an external monitor/projector is mirroring the screen), or bring up a magnifying glass.

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There's no pressure sensitivity, but you can flip the pen around and use the eraser to remove drawings. As previously mentioned, there is no place to hold the stylus. If you lose one, CTL doesn't sell replacements on its website, but any Wacom EMR pen should work the same.

Performance and battery life

Normally, I would advise against Chromebooks using Intel's Apollo Lake processors. They're based on the terrible Atom CPUs that were common in netbooks a decade ago, and you can usually find ARM-powered Chromebooks for the same price (with better power efficiency and improved Android app support). However, I'm not aware of any durable Chrome OS machines that use ARM chips, so you don't get much of a choice here.

The Intel Celeron N3450 processor has four CPU cores/threads, with a base frequency of 1.10GHz and a boost clock of 2.20GHz. It's definitely not a powerhouse, but it can handle a few Chrome tabs and Android apps. I've noticed the Chromebook slows down when loading a large Google Docs file or a complex web app, but that's about it.

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If you're interested in benchmarks, the CTL NL7TW-360 scores 21.9 on Speedometer 2.0. For comparison, the Asus Chromebook Flip C302 gets a score of 65.51. Geekbench 4.0 gives a single-core score of 1401, and a multi-core score of 4344 (full results here).

As for battery life, the laptop lasts me around eight hours, depending on the screen brightness and what I'm doing. I never once found myself reaching for the charger.

Conclusion

The CTL NL7TW-360 is a good laptop. It's not mind-boggling fast, or durable enough to survive being run over by an SUV. It's just a decent Chromebook that can take a few falls or accidental water spills. I really don't think any student using this in a school would complain about it - until they lose the stylus, anyway.

At its current price of $329.99, the laptop is really only a good deal if you absolutely need a tougher Chromebook. If durability and stylus support aren't top priorities, the Asus Chromebook Flip C101PA is much cheaper (currently $165 at Best Buy), and it has a better ARM-based processor with a slimmer design.

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So, you’re considering buying a CTL Chromebook.

You may have heard about these Chromebooks, but not sure if they’re any good or not.

Well, you’ve come to the right place. I’ll be reviewing some of the most popular models of the CTL series and giving my personal thoughts about them. I’m not a review expert, but I’ve had my hands on a few dozen or so Chromebooks and have been writing about them for over two years now, so there’s that.

I’ll break down the mystery around this new brand and take the dive for you. Then you can go ahead and make a buying decision of whether or not to pull the trigger or look elsewhere for a more trusted brand.

There were a few readers asking me my opinion about this new line of laptops so I decided to put something together for anyone curious about CTL. I’m writing this on my own accord to better help you understand more about this brand since they’re new to the market. I don’t get paid by anyone for writing this and all information presented in this post is what I’ve gathered from around the web- and my own opinion.

Sound good? Let’s roll.

 

What are CTL Chromebooks?

CTL Chromebooks

CTL is an acronym for “Compute, Teach, Learn” and they’re known for their top-rated 1:1 educational touchscreen and flip Chromebooks. As far as I know, they only make Chromebooks and Chrome OS-based products.

They sell to both the public and to private organizations and school districts. According to their brand homepage, they sell Chromebooks, tablets, desktops, servers, parts, accessories, and even LED monitors. They sell both new and refurbished products and seem to have some decent reviews from various technology directors, teachers, and students all over the United States.

These particular laptops were made to withstand the everyday bumps, drops, and bruises from students. That’s the main feature of CTL Chromebooks. Of course, they’re not the only ones in the market geared for students. You may want to see this list of some of the best Chromebooks for students when you’re done here.

 

List of CTL Chromebooks

CTL has a wide array of Chromebook models, but most of them are off the market or difficult to get your hands on. I’m assuming these are outdated laptops and have been replaced by newer versions. Regardless, here’s a list I put together of CTL Chromebooks taken from their online inventory.

 

“Standard” CTL Chromebooks:

Standard references their lineup of Chromebooks that don’t offer any special features.)

  • CTL NL7X
  • CTL J41
  • CTL J5 (Convertible)
  • CTL J5Standard references their lineup of Chromebooks that don’t offer any special features.)

 

Rugged CTL Chromebooks:

  • CTL NL61T
  • CTL NL7
  • CTL NL61
  • CTL NL7T-360 (Convertible) (Touchscreen)
  • CTL NL7TW-360 (Convertible) (Touchscreen) (Special features)
  • CTL NL61

 

Extra-rugged CTL Chromebooks:

  • CTL NL61X
  • CTL J5X
  • CTL J41X
  • CTL NL61TX (Touchscreen)

As you can see, they have quite a few different models out there. However, the majority of them are discontinued or outdated, so there really aren’t that many you can easily buy nowadays. The most popular models seem to be the CTL J2 and the NL61. The newest models are the NL7X, NL7, NL7T-360, NL7TW-360, and J41X at the time of this writing.

They’re the only ones you can actually buy directly from them while the rest are just either sold as refurbished or used off portals like eBay and Amazon. The only issue is that they’re all on back-order since they’re not released yet. The timing on their page ranges from “ETA: Early September” or “Late-August” so they’re due next month.

I’ll write a review about these CTL Chromebooks when they roll out. For now, I can only offer my insight on the ones that are currently on the market, which are the J5 and NL61.

 

CTL J5 Review

The CTL J5 Chromebook is probably their most popular model ever made so far. Let’s go over the specs and performance of this educational Chromebook.

For starters, it has an Intel 2.48GHz Celeron processor. It’s an N3060 Braswell CPU that’s commonly found in newer Chromebooks. It’s a pretty powerful processor and can handle moderate-to-demanding tasks in everyday applications. It’s also suited with 4GB of RAM, which is the standard in Chromebooks these days.

 

Decent processor, RAM, and storage capacity

The minimum RAM requirement is 2GB to be qualified as a Chromebook, so this model easily doubles the minimum qualifications. Though as more applications now are accessible on Chromebooks, more RAM is required to power them. For instance, the Google Play Store can now be accessible on laptops and that means students and professionals can run all their Android apps on their Chromebook. This requires more powerful hardware to process, so 4GB is a decent amount these days.

It has your basic 32GB eMMC storage, which is the sweet spot in my opinion. 16GB is the minimum, and that’s quickly used up as you download images, videos, docs, sheets, and more from the web. 32GB doubles the storage capacity of older models and is a welcome addition. the eMMC speedy flash drive also means it’s super fast for loading up programs, apps, and even boot times. You won’t have to wait even 12 seconds for this thing to boot from a cold start.

 

Average display

The display is basic 11.6’’ touchscreen screen with a 1366 x 768 resolution. This isn’t full HD, but rather just HD. You can’t watch 1080p FHD content on this, but it does play 720P. If you’re a fan of watching online videos, movies, images, or if you’re an image/video editor, you may want to get a full HD screen instead. It’s a convertible Chromebook that transforms between laptop, tablet, flat, and tent mode.

 

Long battery runtime and modern ports

As for connectivity, it’s got all the basics- 802.11ac WiFi, HD webcam, 1 HDMI port, 3 USB 3.0 ports, audio jack, MicroSD card reader, Bluetooth 4.0, and support for Dual Band A/B/G/N/AC 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz WiFi.

The battery is advertised to run a full 12 hours on a single charge, which is average compared to other models on the market. This is enough to get through a whole day of school or work without a single charge on typical usage patterns.

 

Super rugged and durable

The best thing about the J5 is probably the rugged design. While the hardware is just average in terms of performance, this thing is built like a rock. It’s drop-resistant up to 3 feet, water-resistant up to two ounces of liquid, hot coffee, and even soda. It’s also IP5X certified for dust resistance and IPX2 certified for water resistance. With a durable hinge for the 360-degree design will last for years for constant folding and unfolding. This thing is built solid.

Overall, the consensus seems to be either hit or miss. Some users had issues with hardware like the battery or screen flicker, while others absolutely had no problems. With it. It does have a nice return policy so if you’re interested in this model, you can always return it or exchange it. It’s perfect for students who aren’t too careful with their belongings and electronics and offers just enough power to do homework, classwork, browse the web, and play some games.

Best Chromebook for kids

 

CTL J2 Review

 

The CTL J2 is an earlier version of the J5. It sports lesser hardware in terms of performance, but it has a much better screen.

It’s powered by a Rockchip ARM Cortex-A17 RK3288-C CPU clocked at 1.8GHz with just 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The CPU is a 4-core processor, which is good for multitasking and demanding tasks. Everything else compared to the J5 is about halved in terms of performance. With just 2GB of RAM (versus 4GB in the J5) and 16GB of SSD storage space (compared to the 32GB in the J5), it’s a weaker Chromebook overall.

It weighs 2.4 pounds and measures 17.2 x 9.8 x 2.5 inches. This is relatively light for Chromebooks and makes it one of the lightest models on the market compared to other Chromebooks.

 

Good display

However, the display is a lot nicer- well, capable of it. Natively, it has a LED-backlit 1366 x 768-pixel output, but it supports HDMI 2.0 output to connect to an external TV or monitor.

This will bring it up to a whopping 3840 x 2160 FHD display, which is amazing for this kind of setup. It has a weak tech kit, but an amazing display. It’s powered by a Mali T764 graphics processor. I begin to wonder if the provided hardware can support the amazing resolution output. This thing can play back full 1440P video.

 

Decent battery runtime

It also has a 9-hour battery runtime on a single charge. This thing is light and lasts for a whole work or school day. It doesn’t have the ruggedness of the J5 though, so this thing isn’t for being towed around everywhere.

It needs to be cared for just like any other laptop, or at least protected with a Chromebook case or sleeve. It does have a sophisticated look for an educational-focused Chromebook with some nice rounded corners rubberized bumpers with a slim and aluminum-covered palm rest for that shiny finish. It’s reflective and does give some luster as it shines back at you, and it makes the palm rest much easier to clean. The keyboard has the standard layout.

 

All the ports you need

The right side has a USB 2.0 port, a MicroSD reader, and a headset jack. The left side has the power connector, an HDMI-out port, and another USB 2.0 port.

Internally, you get the dual-band 802.11ac WiFi with a 2×2 antenna config for better connection strength and Bluetooth 4.0.

Overall, the J2 is an excellent choice for students or professional who wants a Cheap Chromebook to carry around. With its slick build, lightweight frame, and all-day battery, it’s a Chromebook geared for productivity.

See the J2 on Amazon.

CTL NL61, NL61T, NL61X

CTL N61 review.

The CTL NL61 is the only CTL Chromebook I could find that’s readily available at the time of this writing. It comes in multiple variants- NL61, NL16T, NL61X.

The differences are as follows:

  • NL61: The basic clamshell version.
  • NL61T: The clamshell version with touchscreen support.
  • NL61X: The clamshell version with extra rugged design (good for students)

 

Processor, RAM, and storage

All three versions are pretty much the same in terms of specs. They all run Intel Celeron N3160 processors clocked at 1.6GHz Braswell with Turbo Up to 2.24GHz (Quad Core). They all have 4GB DDR3L 1600MHz SDRAM. And they all have 32GB SSD for storage.

For graphics, they support an Intel HD Graphics 400 chipset for playing games, editing images/videos, and other graphically-demanding tasks.

 

Display

They all have an 11.6’’ display with a 1366×768 LED-backlit widescreen resolution display. This is an HD, but not full HD display. You can play back 720P video and images, but not 1080P in the full glory they deserve.

 

Inputs

As for interfaces, the NL61 series comes with 1 HDMI out, 2 USB 3.0 ports, and audio/mic jack, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac WiFi, and an integrated 1.0MP webcam. The webcam rotates and is considered a world-facing camera which can be used to record a presentation, professors, and lectures. It’s even got a microscope lens to capture details from a distance.

 

Battery

Battery life is advertised to run a full 10 hours on a single charge on the NL61, and 14 hours on the NL61X. This is the Chromebook with the best battery life in the CTL lineup compared to the J5 and the J2. The NL61T has slightly less battery life at 12.5 hours, probably because of the touchscreen interface.

 

Durable design

They’re all designed with durability in mind. The NL61 series has a white cover that’s smudge-resistant and easy to clean. They also have anti-peel keys, water resistant-keyboards, retractable carry handles, shock-absorbent frame, rounded corners with rubber padding, and drop-tested up to 70cm. The NL61X is even more durable with upgraded protection for the toughest jobs (or kids).

 

Weight and dimensions

They’re all exactly the same in weight and dimensions:

  • NL61: 11.8 x 8.4 x 0.9’’ at 3.04 pounds
  • NL61T: 11.8 x 8.4 x 0.9’’ at 3.04 pounds
  • NL61X: 11.8 x 8.4 x 0.9’’ at 3.04 pounds

Overall, the NL61 series is an excellent, affordable choice for a very tough Chromebook for school. With its speedy processor, anti-glare display, rotatable webcam, and durable features, it’s perfectly suited for students who need a laptop for a lecture in the classroom. It’s an affordable model that’s well-suited for students and professionals looking for a solid Chromebook at a cheap price.

Check it out on Amazon here.

 

CTL NL7 replacing NL61 – price drop?

The NL7 Chromebook is replacing the NL61 series, as the NL61 is reaching outdated territory. 

As the newer NL7s roll out later in September, I’ll be writing up a review on them also. I’d expect these models to lower in price as the newer ones come out to replace them. If you’re looking to buy a CTL Chromebook, right now is a good time if you don’t care for buying the newer and probably more expensive models. The J2, J5, and NL61 series are all difficult to find right now, and I expect that their prices will drop later on, they’ll be snagged up right away. So right now is a good time to buy provided that these models suit your needs.

You can check out the NL7 on Amazon.

 

Did you enjoy these CTL Chromebook reviews?

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Well, there you have it. I hope you found them somewhat helpful!

A brief review of the CTL J2, J5, and NL61 Chromebooks. Some readers have told me that they’re not sure about this brand since they’re new to the party, unlike more established brands like Acer, ASUS, Dell, Samsung, etc. CTL isn’t a bad brand, but they do have a lot to prove. They offer rugged Chromebooks built for the everyday student or kid or professional at a premium cost. We need to see how they actually hold up in the real world as there aren’t enough reviews out there yet going over their performance. Time will tell. I’ll be revving the NL7s when they roll out. Stay tuned for updates.

I hope you found this guide just at least a tad bit helpful and cleared up some confusion regarding this new brand. Let me know what you think in the comments =].

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Thanks for reading!

About Andy Z.

Andy is a casual-hardcore Chrome OS fan and contributes to the site regularly. He likes computers, tech, sports cars, videogames, and of course, Chromebooks. Thinker. Introvert. Geek. You can find him on Twitter (@platytech), or send him an email (check the "Contact Us" page).

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CTL debuts company-first 14-inch FHD Pentium Chromebook

Chromebooks are scarce. If you’ve looked around the web in an attempt to find a decent device at a price that doesn’t induce a stroke, you probably know exactly what I’m talking about. As of this morning, Best Buy had less than six Chromebook models in stock and three of those were variants of the Pixelbook Go. While most manufacturers are working diligently to get new models into the market, it looks like late fall is going to be the earliest we see most devices back in stock on a regular basis. CTL has been at the mercy of high demand and short supply like everyone else but that hasn’t stopped the Oregon-base Chromebook maker from getting some new products in the pipeline.

In a company first, CTL has debuted two 14″ Chromebooks and these devices are looking to shake up the mid-range Chrome OS market thanks to some impressive specs with a very palatable price tag. For starters, CTL’s base model 14″ Chromebook comes out of the gate with a Full HD display which is not the norm when we’re talking EDU devices. Both devices feature Intel Gemini Lake-R CPUs that boasts processing power that’s more than ample for the majority of users. I’m not just talking about your middle school student, either. We’ll talk a little more about that in a second. For now, let’s take a look at the new Chromebooks from CTL.

CTL Chromebook NL81

The entry-level 14″ Chromebook NL81 features a Full HD anti-glare panel which should make for a great workspace. It is powered by the dual-core Intel Gemini Lake-R N4020 which we have seen in a handful of devices as of late. As you can see in our review of the Lenovo Chromebook 3, this small core CPU is a workhorse and will chew threw anything the average user can throw at it. This model is paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It’s a bit scant on that end but let’s remember, this is and EDU device. 4GB is still enough when used in conjunction with a decent processor. For the storage, you do get a MicroSD card slot and of course, you have Google Drive right there in your files app. Moving on.

As with all CTL Chromebooks, this model features its own share of rugged specifications. The keyboard is spill-resistant and the keys are anti-peel. We’ll have to get our hands on the NL81 to see just how tough it is but CTL does state that it is drop-tested with an IP rating and a non-slip design. Oh yeah, it also has Bluetooth 5 and Gigabit Wi-Fi. It’s not quite a zippy as Wi-Fi 6 but I doubt you’ll notice. Here’s a closer look at the CTL Chromebook NL81:

  • Chrome OS
  • Processor: Intel Gemini Lake R N4020
  • RAM: 4GB LPDDR4
  • Storage: 32GB eMMC
  • Camera: HD 720P with LED indicator
  • GPU: Intel® UMA GLK-R Integrated Graphics
  • Display: 16:9 14″ 1920 X 1080p FHD LED Anti-Glare
  • Ports: 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB-C with PD function, 2-in-1 SD/MMC Card Reader, Audio Combo Jack
  • Audio: Single Digital Microphone
  • WLAN: WL/BT 802.11ABGN/AC 9560.NGWG.NV, Intel® 9560 Wireless, MU-MIMO support
  • AUE June 2026

Here’s the best part of this device. It is available for pre-order for the discounted price of $279. The MSRP will eventually be $349 but I’d argue that you’d be hard-pressed to find another device, available or not, that carries this kind of price tag and offers this much in the way of specs. For reference, Acer’s Chromebook 314 has a 1366×768 panel, the older N4000 CPU, and retails for $249. You may not think it would make a big difference but believe me, your eyes will appreciate having a FullHD panel and the performance boost of the N4020 is worth the extra few bucks, in my opinion. The Chromebook NL81 won’t ship until Nov/Dec but pre-orders are up and you will snag that discount if you reserve now. I know that doesn’t help if you need a Chromebook right now but this will be a great option for schools looking to boost their laptop fleets as we round out 2020.

CTL Chromebook NL81

CTL Chromebook NL81T

CTL’s second model builds on the NL81 with the addition of a FullHD touch display and the Pentium N5030 CPU. This processor puts up Octane scores over 21,000 in devices that we have tested and this Chromebook gets the added boost of 8GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It features the same rugged specs and generous port selection. Acer’s comparable model will retail for $429 but CTL is listing the NL81T for only $379 and you’re getting the exact same performance on top of the durability that CTL is known for in its Chromebooks. Pre-orders are open and the Chromebook NL81T will ship in late November or early December. We’ll get these in the office ASAP and let you know if the CTL NL81 will be the Chromebook to beat in this segment.

  • Chrome OS
  • Processor: Intel® Pentium N5030 Processor (4M Cache, up to 2.80 GHz)
  • RAM: 8GB LPDDR4
  • Storage: 64GB eMMC
  • Camera: HD 720P with LED indicator
  • GPU: Intel® UMA GLK-R Integrated Graphics
  • Display: 16:9 14″ 1920 X 1080p 10-point capacitive touch
  • Ports: 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB-C with PD function, 2-in-1 SD/MMC Card Reader
  • Audio: Dual microphone, 1x Audio Combo Jack
  • WLAN: WL/BT 802.11ABGN/AC 9560.NGWG.NV, Intel® 9560 Wireless, MU-MIMO support
  • AUE June 2026

CTL Chromebook NL81T w/Intel Pentium

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5.0 out of 5 starsDefinitely Worth Checking Out

Reviewed in the United States on September 8, 2016

This is a very respectable Chromebook, but the reason I give it 5 rather than 4 stars is the price. I bought one to try out for use in a before- and after-school program. It seems solidly built, is fast, and is supposed to be intended for the trauma of elementary school use. I maintain, repair, and help buy computers at two non-profits. I've used an assortment of Chromebooks, and the only criticism I have of this model is that the display gets a "just okay" rating compared to the much more expensive one I use (and the displays on the more expensive JTL's). Schools like Chromebooks because most are tougher than PC's, they can do everything but run Windows software, and they are much, much easier to maintain because they don't have the same virus and malware exposure as PC's. I plan to be buying a bunch for our after-school program. (Note: 2 gigs of RAM works well for Chromebooks because, like Apples, they have an amazingly better operating system than Windows).

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