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CTL’s J5 Rated One of the Best Chromebooks of 2017

CTL’s J5 Rated One of the Best Chromebooks of 2017

Laura Helms

Laura Helms

Content Manager at CTL
Laura Helms holds a BA in Applied Linguistics and has been working in content and social media management for 4+ years. Native to the Pacific Northwest when she isn't in front of a computer screen you can find her teaching yoga or creating large scale mosaic murals.
Laura Helms

PC Magazine recently released their best of 2017 Chromebooks and CTL is proud to announce the J5 Chromebook made the list with its convertible laptop-to-tablet touchscreen, long-lasting battery, and powerful processing ability. The rugged J5 Chromebook has become one of CTL’s best sellers, especially in K-12 Ed Tech, and maintains an affordable price point. Learn more about the CTL J5 Chromebook here.

Get More Mileage with the Convertible J5 Chromebook

One of the most notable features of the J5 is the 360-degree hinge that allows it to be used as a traditional laptop with full keyboard or be rotated to different modes such as display (keyboard folded under with screen facing forward), tent, or tablet. The display and tent modes are ideal for presentation use with multi-touch gesture touchscreen capabilities. When folded flat, the J5 can function as a tablet that responds to your finger or a stylus. PC Magazine noted the quality of this feature and commended the J5 for its excellent viewing angles and sturdy hinges that stabilize the screen in all four modes, even when users tap on the touchscreen.

Stay Cord-free and Mobile Longer with CTL’s J5 Chromebooks

Staying both mobile and untethered from cords have become a necessity in an increasingly wireless world. This means a long-lasting battery is a growing consumer demand. The J5 allows impressive amounts of time between charges, which is great for on-the-go students or staff who go from class to class or meeting to meeting. PC Magazine included this in their review of CTL’s J5 Chromebook when they tested the battery to last 12 hours and 21 minutes. They called the battery life “phenomenal”, pointing out the ability of the J5 to last all day at school and through homework time later in the day.

Don’t Wait When Faster is Better

The CTL J5 Chromebook comes loaded with an Intel Celeron N3060 dual-core processor with built-in Intel HD Graphics. Content-rich webpages load quickly with impressive video playback, while maintaining the ability to multitask smoothly. PC Magazine reported that the J5 performed well with half a dozen tabs open and stated that it was fast enough for academic work such as watching instructional videos.

Why Buy a Chromebook?

In the past few years, Chromebooks have taken over as the popular choice for K-12 educational devices. Schools, classrooms, and teachers have found Chromebooks to have everything needed to stay organized and monitor student progress. By using G-suite to manage student assignments and communications, Chromebooks make sense by offering an OS that performs quickly and updates easily with no extra costs. G-suite apps also offer the ability to run offline, allowing users without an internet connection to continue working without losing any changes.

CTL is proud to be one of PCMag’s top 10 Chromebooks of 2017 and we thank them for recognizing the J5 as an excellent laptop for school use. To see the 2017 list and link to the product review, visit: http://ctl.li/PCMag-J5-review.

CTL White Glove Service Rolls Out the Red Carpet

CTL White Glove Service Rolls Out the Red Carpet

Laura Helms

Laura Helms

Content Manager at CTL
Laura Helms holds a BA in Applied Linguistics and has been working in content and social media management for 4+ years. Native to the Pacific Northwest when she isn't in front of a computer screen you can find her teaching yoga or creating large scale mosaic murals.
Laura Helms

Save Time and Ensure a Smooth Deployment with Our White Glove Chromebook Enrollment Services.

CTL knows that time is incredibly valuable to you and the operations of your organization. When you make the decision to adopt Chromebook technology, CTL is here to make that transition as smooth as possible. White Glove Provisioning ensures that you are able to quickly and efficiently deploy your new Chromebooks into daily workflow.

With the White Glove service add-on, the moment you receive your CTL Chromebooks, you can be assured that they have arrived with the most up-to-date Chrome OS and a fully charged battery. Each Chromebook is hand inspected for defects and errors by CTL experts.

With such a large investment towards your school or organization, device management and loss prevention are imperative to maintaining a successful Chromebook deployment. White Glove Chromebook Enrollment Service ensures that every single Chromebook device you receive will be logged into a secure database by its serial number. If you choose to manage your devices using individual asset tags, CTL will also tag and record each of your Chromebooks using the tagging system of your choice. CTL also stores your MAC address so Chromebooks are able to be tracked if a device is lost or stolen and offers custom digital logo printing on the cover of each of your devices on orders of over 100+ Chromebooks. Click to read more on pricing and details.

Chromebooks, whether for education or enterprise environments, operate on a cloud-based system of applications allowing all your devices to work together seamlessly. CTL’s White Glove Chromebook Enrollment Service means that each device is automatically enrolled and ready to use with your specified Wi-Fi network, Google Apps Domain, and G Suite account.

With CTL’s White Glove Chromebook Enrollment Service, the time it takes to set up a large quantity of Chromebooks on your network is taken off your hands and placed into the hands of CTL experts. This frees up IT departments and network administrators to focus on training and management of a successful Chromebook deployment.

FREE WHITE GLOVE PROVISIONING – A $10/UNIT VALUE!

Normally CTL White Glove Service costs $10/unit. For a limited time, service is being offered for free to qualifying education customers who purchase 100+ units of the CTL NL61, NL61T, NL61TX, or NL61TX with a Chrome Device Management License. Call 1-800-642-3087 to order 100+ NL6 units with a Chrome Device Management License and White Glove Enrollment Service.

 

Custom Digital Logo Printing Available for your CTL Chromebooks

Custom Digital Logo Printing Available for your CTL Chromebooks

Laura Helms

Laura Helms

Content Manager at CTL
Laura Helms holds a BA in Applied Linguistics and has been working in content and social media management for 4+ years. Native to the Pacific Northwest when she isn't in front of a computer screen you can find her teaching yoga or creating large scale mosaic murals.
Laura Helms

Vibrant full color logo printing on your Chromebook allows for unique customization while aiding in theft-protection.

 

Bright, beautiful, long-lasting printed color logos and designs on your CTL Chromebooks go far beyond just making your devices look fantastic. They also show school spirit, function as visual marketing, and aid in theft-prevention and the recovery of lost devices. Having your school, agency, or organization’s logo printed on your CTL Chromebook covers means that your devices can be spotted at a glance.

 

CTL Chromebooks have been built to withstand the rigors of student and commuter use, and all of CTL’s Chromebooks are backed by enterprise-level service and support. Over the past three years, CTL has worked with Google to develop a line of Chromebooks designed specifically for K-12 Education. These rugged devices have proven to be a popular choice for government and business organizations as well. CTL offers a wide selection of Chromebooks including touchscreen and convertible tablet models. Custom logo printing is available for orders of 100 or more of any of CTL’s Chromebook models.

 

To arrange for custom printing, your school or organization simply needs to provide a high resolution vector art file. CTL works with a high-quality printing partner to make sure that your logo is displayed exactly as you want it. You can rest assured that your logo or design will be printed accurately, clearly, boldly, and consistently on each device. In order to ensure that your printed device comes out exactly as intended, CTL will work to make sure all work has your approval before printing on Chromebooks.

 

Pricing for logo printing on your order is dependant on the scope of work and quantity of devices ordered. To learn more about qualifications and pricing on your CTL Education Chromebooks, contact your sales rep today or visit ctl.info/printing.

 

Professional Development Webinars for Educators in March from CTL

Professional Development Webinars for Educators in March from CTL

Stephanie Shea

Stephanie Shea

Marketing Manager at CTL
Stephanie Shea holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia and has almost 20 years of writing experience ranging from newspaper reporting to PR, blogging, website copy, product descriptions, social media and advertising. When she’s not at CTL, Stephanie can be found playing the tenor sax, practicing astrology or hitting the running trails in Forest Park.
Stephanie Shea

Join CTL for two Professional Development Webinars for Educators in March – No Cost to Attend!

As part of our commitment to Education, CTL is offering free Professional Development webinars for our Education Customers. These webinars will include a variety of topics relevant to K-12 EdTech but will have a big focus on Google Apps for Edcuation and Chromebooks in the Classroom. Here is the listing of our March webinars. To see scheduled webinars for April and beyond, please visit http://ctl.info/webinars/. You can also access recordings of all our previous webinars on this site.

YouTube Authoring Tips and Tricks

Thu, Mar 16, 2017 9:00AM – 10:00AM PST– In this hourlong webinar, Katherine Livick of ESD 112 will demonstrate how to use YouTube’s Creator Studio, effects you can apply to your videos, captioning, and more!

  • Creating a YouTube Channel
  • Using the Creator Studio
  • Video Effects
  • Keywording
  • Captioning
  • Q & A session
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 11:00 AM – 12:00PM PST
 

Have you configured your G Suite Admin Console with educational best practices in mind? Guest presenter Peter Henrie, authorized Google Education Trainer and co-founder of Amplified IT, an education-focused Google for Education Consultancy, will cover key best practice settings and approaches to G Suite Domain management. Learn the importance of conducting an in-depth review of your G Suite domain  in the following key areas:

  • Operations & Management
  • Services & Configuration
  • Security & Compliance
  • Adoption & Usage

The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session.

 

 

Why CTL Works Harder to Earn Your Business and What Our Customers Have to Say About It

Why CTL Works Harder to Earn Your Business and What Our Customers Have to Say About It

Stephanie Shea

Stephanie Shea

Marketing Manager at CTL
Stephanie Shea holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia and has almost 20 years of writing experience ranging from newspaper reporting to PR, blogging, website copy, product descriptions, social media and advertising. When she’s not at CTL, Stephanie can be found playing the tenor sax, practicing astrology or hitting the running trails in Forest Park.
Stephanie Shea

Contact CTL Today to Learn More! Whether you’re a Department of Education, School District, individual school, Government agency, business of any size, or individual end user, CTL will work harder than our competition to deliver your ideal technology solution.

CTL has been in business for more than 26 years, operating locally in the Portland, Oregon area. Over the years, we’ve built long-term relationships with our valued customers as we continue to diversify and expand into new markets. CTL has been recognized as one of Oregon’s fastest growing companies and was listed by the Business Journal as one of the Top Hardware Technology Companies in Portland. But CTL is hard at work for customers across the nation and around the globe. We’re proud to say that we earned the MLTI 1:1 Education contract alongside tech industry giants such as Apple and HP. In 2016, CTL was exclusively awarded the Nevada Ready 21 contract, this time, winning over some much larger companies. In the past few years, we’ve expanded into the European Marketplace and now have offices in Vigo, Spain and Stuttgart, Germany.  

CTL has grown a lot… However, CTL is still smaller than some of the large Multi-National computer hardware corporations. CTL has been here in Oregon since we started and we’ve learned what it takes to compete against larger competitors. We know that bigger is not always better. When you call CTL, you’ll be calling a USA-based company, and be greeted by a friendly person instead of a frustrating automated phone system. We understand that quality products and excellent customer service helped us get where we are today and we’re grateful for your business. We’re interested in helping our customers solve problems, not just selling them products. Our competitors may be bigger, but CTL works harder to earn your business. Don’t just take our word for it. Below are just a few of the great testimonials and reviews we’re constantly receiving. Thanks to these customers for their appreciative words. We promise to keep up the good work.

What our Education Customers Have to Say

“CTL Chromebooks have been an outstanding addition to our district. They have been much more reliable and dependable than any other brand we have here. Our staff and students have been nothing but pleased with their performance.”

Barry Cory, Technology Director
Fairview South School District 72 in Illinois

 

“Everything about CTL speaks to quality. The devices have offered the kind of consistent performance, battery life, ease of use and management, and ruggedness we have needed for some time. The service I have received from you and your colleagues has been impressive, consistently hitting the right mix of ease and swiftness, professionalism and friendliness. Thank you for running a business that serves our school so well.”

Jonathan T. Sallée, M.Ed., Supervisor of Technology
Lincoln Elementary School District 156

 

“Over the last year, CTL has been our source for student Chromebooks. Their price was right and still is. The devices are packed expertly and arrive on schedule. The Chromebooks were delivered as promised without issue. We were never disappointed. I would highly recommend CTL as a technology vendor.”

Ryan Case, Greenport Union Free School District

 

“Chromebooks are Chromebooks . . . NOT!  The little extra’s from CTL have pushed them ahead of the others, not to mention the personal attention from the Sales staff and the Tech Department.”

Cris Sidell, Cedar Cliff Schools

 

Customer Reviews of the CTL J5 Chromebook

“Been using it since the beginning of term as school has gone over to Chromebooks – never used one before but really simple and love how you can use it as a tablet. It seems very sturdy as most CTL product are and ideal for the classroom environment. It really easy to transfer all my class material over to it and project it to the screen.”

John J., Amazon customer

 

“I received this as a gift from my Amazon Wish List. This is replacing my first Chromebook which is a Acer C720. Why the switch? Two reasons:

1- the CTL J5 is on the list of Chromebooks that are to get Android Apps support. The Acer is not.

2- More importantly is the J5 is solid and has been drop tested and is spill resistant.

The IPS screen is very good when viewing at an angle. Fingerprints are a bit of a problem but easily corrected by using a stylus which l usually use to lessen typos due to my shaking hands. The 360-degree hinge is great for me as I have to change positions often. Battery life is great – about 10 – 10.5 hours.”

William S., Amazon customer

 

Customer Reviews of the CTL J2 Chromebook

“Have had this computer for less than a week but I already love it. As a college student studying microbiology, being able to open multiple tabs and download a large number of files for reviewing, note taking, and studying is critical, which is why I love this thing.

It’s super light so I can carry it to class, the lab, and back to my dorm to study easily. It has a super long battery life so I don’t have to worry about being gone all day and it works great even with over five or six tabs open! All the things I need are online (google docs, slides, and sheets are great) and the processing speed is impressive compared to my old mac. Even video quality, which I wasn’t expecting much from, is pretty great and can handle everything I’ve thrown at it so far.”

Guy Hult, Amazon customer

 

“This laptop is amazing!! It out performs my last laptop in every way, and the battery life is excellent! This Chromebook is perfect for school and I am beyond satisfied with its performance. I absolutely love the simplicity of this laptop and it’s light enough to carry around.”

E.V., Amazon Customer

CTL on Tour! Catch us at these Trade Shows Around the Globe

CTL on Tour! Catch us at these Trade Shows Around the Globe

Stephanie Shea

Stephanie Shea

Marketing Manager at CTL
Stephanie Shea holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia and has almost 20 years of writing experience ranging from newspaper reporting to PR, blogging, website copy, product descriptions, social media and advertising. When she’s not at CTL, Stephanie can be found playing the tenor sax, practicing astrology or hitting the running trails in Forest Park.
Stephanie Shea

Come see us in booth 1155 at FETC in Orlando, Florida January 24-27!

CTL is on the move! We’ve got a busy trade show season ahead of us. All spring, we’ll be making stops all over the United States as well as in London, England, Stuttgart, Germany, Pontevedra Spain, and Taipei, Taiwan. We’ve listed our schedule for the next few months. If you’ll be attending any of these trade shows, be sure to look for CTL and stop by our booth. We’ll have demo units of our latest Chromebooks, information on our classroom solutions, and will be excited to learn more about your school and answer your questions.

January 2017

FETC – Orlando Florida USA
January 24-27

BETT- London England
January 25-28 2017

 

February 2017

TCEA – Austin Texas USA
February 6-10

Didacta – Stuttgart Germany
February 14-18 2017

Edugal – Pontevedra Spain
February 15-17

Ohio Education Technology Conference – Columbus, Ohio USA
February 14-16

Google Summit – Carson City Nevada USA
February 19

OETC Integrated –  Portland, Oregon USA
February 22-24

 

March 2017

Kentucky Society for Tech in EDU – Louisville, Kentucky USA
March 08-March 10

MACUL Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning – Detroit, Michigan USA
March 15-17

NCCE – Portland, Oregon USA
March 22-24

 

May 2017

ACPE Association for Computer Professionals in Education – Welches, OR
May 3-5

Computex – Taipei Taiwan
May 30- June 03

 

June 2017

ISTE – San Antonio Texas USA
June 25-28