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CTL Chromebook J41 On Tour Now at SXSW2018

CTL Chromebook J41 On Tour Now at SXSW2018

Have you heard the news? CTL is on tour with Mimicking Birds, a rock group based out of Portland Oregon.

CTL Chromebook J41’s is designed for use in classroom settings, but we decided to up the ante in durability testing and sent four on tour to SXSW and beyond with rock band, Mimicking Birds. The J41 is CTL’s newest Chromebook addition, having launched last month, it is a zippy sleek addition to the J-series Chromebook with soft touch surface and the new Apollo Lake processor.

The CTL Chromebook J41 is also built tough with a water-resistant keyboard which channels spills away from internal hardware, a must have when literal bumps in the road could spell disaster while attempting to drink water and work on the device. Another road-worthy feature is the slim, anti-slip, drop-resistant design. The lightweight slim body is design to get a grip, and if the tight quarters of life on the road mean the nearly inevitable tumble, the J41 has reinforced protection around the corners of the unit.

We know that keeping touch with loved ones over Hangouts and email, and having a device to do it that you don’t have to be constantly worried about it important on the road, making the J41 a great options for touring bands. This also means if we here at CTL have faith enough in sending our devices on the road with a rock band, that they’ll stand up to the test in a classroom setting.

CTL CEO, Erik Stromquist said of the tour, “We felt that if our Chromebooks can survive a road tour, SXSW, and 8 concerts in 8 different cities, they could survive the classroom.”

The tour has also been garnering attention with a write up today in Chrome Unboxed on the traveling J41 Chromebook.

You can see Mimicking Birds at the following dates and venues during March, and keep an eye out for the CTL tour bus!

Thurs March 15th SXSW - Austin, Tx
Fri March 16th SXSW - Austin, TX
Sat March 17th Dan’s Silverleaf - Denton, TX
Mon March 19th Syntax Physic Opera - Denver, CO
Tues March 20th Downtown Artery - Fort Collins, CO
Wed March 21st The Box Car - Provo, UT
Fri March 23rd Treefort Music Fest - Boise, ID
Sat March 24th Treefort Music Fest - Boise, ID
Sun March 25th Treefort Music Fest - Boise, ID

The CTL Chromebook J41 is available now for pre-order and is eligible for our new Fast Track service program for education customers. Contact a CTL sales rep today to find out more about special pricing for CTL Chromebooks for education and our great service programs like two-way RMA shipping, Google classroom management, and so much more.

Introducing the New CTL Chromebox CBx1, Perfect for Digital Signage Needs

Introducing the New CTL Chromebox CBx1, Perfect for Digital Signage Needs

CTL is proud to announce the new CTL Chromebox CBx1, a smart, affordable space-saving solution for all your professional and personal computing needs. The CTL Chromebox is designed for classroom, digital signage, and corporate use. Just plug the Chromebox into any monitor and launch the Google Chrome browser and the entire suite of Google apps for access to your Google Docs, sheets, slides, and all the other tools you’ve come to rely on to get your work done.

A Chromebox is a personal computer which runs Chrome OS and utilizes monitor screens to allow the user to interact with the device. Chromeboxes have come a long way since 2012 and have increased in popularity as an alternative for large stationary desktop towers.  

The CTL Chromebox CBx1 is sold by itself or is available in a bundle pre-mounted to the CTL 22” touch monitor or the 22” non-touch LCD monitor with a Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard and mouse. CTL knows that Chrome digital signage is a favorite use for the CTL Chromebox CBx1, which has the ability to run rotating banner ads with Google Slides to keep customers up-to-date with your organization's latest events and promotions. The Chromebox is also great for managing sign-ins and sign-outs for schools and offices, especially when bundled with one of our monitor options.  

Another great reason to choose a Google Chromebox is the added security that the portable CTL Chromebox CBx1 allows as it can be easily and quickly disconnected to lock away at night. That’s something that is difficult to do with a standard desktop tower.

The CTL Chromebox CBx1 features the zippy Intel Celeron Processor with 4GB of Ram and 32gb of SSD storage, on top of 200gb of Google storage. Connect your favorite accessories via the Bluetooth 4.2 or one of the two USB 2.0 ports, three USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, and USB C port. The CTL Chromebox CBx1 accesses the internet via Wifi or Ethernet port.

There are a lot of great things about the CTL Chromebox CBx1 which is probably why it was recently featured on Chrome Unboxed’s front page in an exciting write-up about the product. So, whether you’re looking for a solution to manage digital signage or just general computing, the CTL Chromebox offers affordability and options that fit your needs.

The CTL Chromebox CBx1 is now available for pre-orders and is included in our Fast Track Service program for Education Customers. Contact your CTL Sales Rep today to find out more about how a Chromebox can be the right solution for you.

New CTL Chromebook J41 Joins the Lineup of CTL’s Chromebooks for Education

New CTL Chromebook J41 Joins the Lineup of CTL’s Chromebooks for Education

CTL is excited to announce the release of newest addition to our lineup of ruggedized Chromebooks for education. The CTL Chromebook J41 is a super sleek affordable unit with a cool unique feel on the outside and zippy performance on the inside.

At a glance, the new CTL Chromebook J41 features a soft-touch, anti-slip rubberized texture. The drop-resistant slim profile design creates a lightweight body weighing in at only 2.45lbs, making it a great option for the K-12 classroom environment and on-the-go use. Like all our ruggedized Chromebooks for education, this unit features a water-resistant keyboard which further protects the CTL Chromebook J41 by allowing spills to be channeled out and away from internal hardware. The device’s 11.6” matte HD panel screen is anti-glare ensuring ease of viewing. Another benefit of an anti-glare screen is the reduction of eye strain and resistance to fingerprints, just another great reason to choose the CTL Chromebook J41 for classroom use. To reduce the risk of top panel screen breakage we’ve added sturdy 180-degree hinges to allow the unit to lay-flat when opened completely.

On the inside, the CTL Chromebook J41 always runs the latest Chrome OS on Intel’s updated N3350 (or N3450) Apollo Lake processor. The CTL Chromebook J41 comes with either 16GB or 32GB of storage, and 4GB of RAM. Users can expect up to 10 hours of battery life with the J41, so it will keep up throughout the day and into homework time if needed.

In addition, the unit contains two space-saving USB Type-C ports, two standard USB 3.0 ports, one Micro SD port, and a combo audio jack with an HD Web Camera, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0.

Specs at a Glance:

  • 11.6 non-glare panel or optional IPS 10 point touch
  • Intel N3350 or N3450 Celeron Processor
  • Intel HD500 graphics and Intel wireless
  • 4GB or optional 8GB
  • 16GB/32GB storage
  • 2 USB Type-C
  • 2 USB 3.0
  • HD camera
  • 180 degree hinge
  • Water resistant keyboard and designed to withstand drops up to 70cm
  • 2.54 lbs.

As with all our CTL Chromebooks for Education, the new CTL Chromebook J41 will include a 2-way ship warranty where CTL will pay freight both to and from qualified education customers should the product need service.  CTL also has options for add-ons like the CTL Fast Track service program, warranty upgrades, Chrome Education License, White Glove Service, Buy and Try Discounts, great educational apps from software partners, and more.   

The J41 is currently available for preorder and is part of CTL’s products launch which includes 4 new Chromebook models and the CTL Chromebox CBx1. To learn more about this and all our Chromebooks, you can visit our Chromebook Products page. If you’re interested in education pricing and programs, the Sales Team at CTL would love to help you find the perfect option for your Chromebook deployment.