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It’s a Great Time for a New Windows PC and Upgrade to Windows 10!

It’s a Great Time for a New Windows PC and Upgrade to Windows 10!

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

Windows 7 & 8.1 pre-installed PCs No Longer Available

Now is a great time to buy a new Windows PC, laptop, or tablet. As of October 31, 2016, new Windows 7 and 8.1 pre-installed devices will no longer be available. If you’re in the market for a new PC desktop, laptop, or tablet, this is your chance to upgrade to Windows 10 and take advantage of the features available in the latest OS. A major goal of Windows 10 is to provide a much simpler learning curve than previous Windows versions. When you purchase a new Windows 10 device from CTL, you’ll get the benefits of the latest technology without having to spend a lot of time learning to navigate through your OS. Below are some great reasons to upgrade Windows 10.

CONVENIENCE – If you were planning to purchase a new Windows PC, laptop, or tablet, CTL has models available with Windows 10 pre-installed. In addition, the touchscreen interface makes it an easy OS to use on a variety of devices.

SPEED – Windows 10 offers a fast start up, especially compared to Windows 7

START MENU – Many users requested the Start menu be reinstated after Windows 8 replaced it with a Start screen. When you upgrade to Windows 10, you’ll get your Start menu back and it will be touch enabled.

CORTANA – Windows 10 provides a handy voice-activated app called Cortana. Not only can Cortana enable you to use your technology hands-free by speaking commands such as “take a note” or “play music,” you can request more specific reminders such as “Remind me to buy milk when I’m near a supermarket.” Cortana’s notebook also keeps track of your interests and can keep you informed about local weather, traffic conditions, and sports scores.

UNIVERSAL APPS – Windows 10 comes with powerful productivity and media apps, including new Photos, Videos, Music, Maps, People, Mail, and Calendar. These apps work equally well as using touch or with traditional desktop and mouse set ups.

A BETTER BROWSER – Microsoft Edge, the default browser for Windows 10, offers improved compatibility and speed, as well as handy capabilities such as web page markup and reading mode. Microsoft Edge’s efficiency has shown it to be much less demanding on laptop and tablet batteries than other browsers.

If you have questions about upgrading to Windows 10 or CTL PCs, laptops, or tablets with Windows 10 pre-installed, contact CTL or your sales representative.

Desktop PC Savings with CTL’s “Best Value” Specials

Desktop PC Savings with CTL’s “Best Value” Specials

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

Desktop PC Savings from CTL

CTL is now offering “Best Value” desktop PCs as a budget-friendly option for medical offices, schools, businesses and individual customers. These models come pre-configured with no substitutions or upgrades allowed. Each of our “Best Value” desktop PCs includes a keyboard and mouse as well as a one year parts and labor warranty.

CTL Best Value Desktop PC NUC6i5SSYHCTL Best Value NUC 6i5SSYH
Regularly priced at $699, this ultra small form factor desktop PC is on sale for $679 with the following pre-configured specs:

  • 8 GB Kingston (1x8GB) DDR4 RAM
  • 128GB Kingston SSD
  • Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

 

CTL Best Value Desktop PCCTL Best Value Desktop PC
Regularly priced at $689, this mini tower desktop PC is on sale for $599 with the following pre-configured specs:

  • ASUS H81mc/csm motherboard
  • Intel i5-4590 CPU
  • 8GB Kingston (1x8GB) DDR3 RAM
  • 24x DVDRW
  • 1TB 7200 RPM SATA HDD
  • Mini Tower Case w/350w power supply
  • Windows 10 Pro & 64 bit

 

 

If your organization needs to update their desktop PCs, and doesn’t require customized specifications, CTL’s “Best Value” PCs offer big savings and maximum convenience. CTL is more than a hardware provider. We pride ourselves on our enterprise level support and service. We’ve been located in the Portland, Oregon area for over 25 years and as an American-owned company, we can offer our customers personalized service and are proud to create local jobs. For more information on CTL’s “Best Value” desktop PCs or any of CTL’s products or services, contact CTL or your sales representative.

 

Compute, Teach, Learn – CTL Has Your 1:1 Solutions!

Compute, Teach, Learn – CTL Has Your 1:1 Solutions!

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

Compute, Teach, Learn: CTL Education Technology Specialists are Ready to Customize Solutions for Your Classroom

There’s a reason that CTL stands for Compute, Teach, Learn. We pride ourselves on our experience and expertise in education. All CTL Chromebooks and Windows devices meet the criteria for Smarter-Balanced testing. With special pricing for our qualified education customers, we’re dedicated to providing the most cost-effective solutions to meet 1:1 initiatives. We’re here to help with hardware, internet security, classroom management solutions, professional development and more. Give us a call today at 800-642-3087 and let one of our education technology specialists help customize a solution for your classroom, school or district.

Compute, Teach, Learn is more than just a motto. CTL has a strong history in education, dating back to our line of 2goPC Windows tablets, which were launched more than six years ago. Since then, we’ve expanded our scope to include a CTL line of Chromebooks and a whole host of 1:1 solutions CTL has been awarded multiple state 1:1 purchasing agreements such as the MLTI (Maine 1:1 Multistate Learning Technology Initiative), OETC (Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum), TIPS/TAPS Cooperative Purchasing Systems, DigitalEdge and more. 

CTL has been quietly manufacturing high quality laptops, desktop PC’s, monitors and servers for over 25 years for select authorized accounts, with a strong focus in the education, local and federal government sectors. We have been recognized as one of the Oregon’s fastest growing companies and were listed in CRN Magazine’s annual list of leading system builders as the 5th largest system builder in the United States. CTL is one of a handful of system builders in the country that have been named both Microsoft Silver OEM’s and Intel Technology Providers at the Platinum level. CTL is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and we pride ourselves on basing our manufacturing, sales and support here in the United States.

Curious about CTL’s 1:1 solutions? Contact CTL today to learn more and let us help you to Compute, Teach, Learn!

 

 

Windows 10 Functions for Healthcare

Windows 10 Functions for Healthcare

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

How Windows 10 Functions for Healthcare can Benefit Your Organization

CTL is your source for Windows 10 devices and we’ve got great news for healthcare providers. Windows 10 functions for healthcare allow medical professional to work more efficiently, improve care and extend the reach of clinical services. Now is a great time to upgrade to the latest OS – with the Windows 10 experience being so familiar to Windows users, organizations will have little to no user training to move from Windows 7, 8 or 8.1. We’ve outlined the latest Windows 10 functions for healthcare to demonstrate how upgrading will benefit your organization.

Mobility and Productivity

With the familiar Start Menu, Task Bar and Desktop and innovative features like Continuum, which optimizes your apps across touch and desktop modes, care teams will be able to fluidly interact with personal and professional devices, access critical EHR/EMR systems, and connect with each other wherever they may be – from intensive care units to home health visits or social care offices.

A More Secure, Private Computing Experience

Windows 10 is the most secure Windows ever. With Windows 10, healthcare professionals can replace passwords with more secure options, such as biometrics and hardware-based multi-factor credentials. New advancements, such as Credential Guard protect login credentials by containing them in the hardware. With Device Guard and Secure Boot, Windows 10 enables health organizations to block attacks by allowing devices to run trusted software only.

New Levels of Engagement

Integration with existing systems and software, including more secure voice, chat, text and video, enables health professionals to connect with patients when and where it’s most convenient. By connecting new devices and platforms, like Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health, long-term care and chronic disease management can be extended to the home, and patients can proactively manage their health and wellness.

Windows 10 is available through CTL.net and can be included with the purchase of most of our desktop PCs, laptops or ruggedized Windows 2-in-1 tablets. For more information about CTL products, contact CTL or your sales representative today.

EHR Hardware from CTL

EHR Hardware 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

EHR Hardware from CTL for Improved Quality, Safety and Efficiency

Is your healthcare organization implementing electronic health records (EHR)? The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act includes financial incentives for healthcare providers who prove meaningful use of EHR. “Meaningful use” of EHR, as defined by HealthIT.gov, consists of using digital medical and health records to achieve the following:

  • Improve quality, safety, efficiency, and reduce health disparities
  • Engage patients and family
  • Improve care coordination, and population and public health
  • Maintain privacy and security of patient health information

CTL is your source for EHR hardware including workstations, AIOS, desktop PCs, laptops and 2-in-1 tablets. We’ve outlined each of our solutions below.


IMG_7794_600x486_Win8_ScreenCTL Desktops

  • CTL Desktops are a low-cost solution for office settings requiring a stationary PC.
  • Because desktop PCs are standardized, it is relatively easy and inexpensive to find spare parts and support, or to replace a machine.
  • Desktops will run just about any software you need.
  • Additional devices such as microphones, speakers, and headsets are readily available at low cost.

Shop CTL Desktops here.

CTL N350DV Laptop EHR HardwareCTL Laptops

  • CTL laptops have a smaller footprint and can easily be turned to allow patients to view information on the screen.
  • A laptop is less obtrusive during patient interviews.
  • Most have fairly long battery life and/or an A/C adaptor.
  • Laptops use standard PC inputs such as keyboard and mouse and/or touchpad.

Shop CTL Laptops here.

CTL NL5 2-1in-1 EHR HardwareCTL 2-in-1 Windows Tablet Devices

  • These devices are truly portable and lightweight, typically weighing three to four pounds.
  • It is as powerful as a PC, but it doesn’t require a keyboard. Instead, you add information by writing on the screen with a digital pen or stylus, much like you do in a paper chart.
  • Handwriting recognition software developed for tablet PCs is excellent, even for very poor handwriting.
  • CTL 2-in-1 Windows Tablet Devices have integrated dictation capability with voice recognition software that transcribes directly into the patient record.

Shop CTL 2-in-1 Windows Tablet Devices here.

One of the most important things to consider when purchasing EHR hardware is warranty and technical support. CTL products come with a minimum 1-year warranty, with upgrade options. Because CTL is a USA-based company, our support team is easy to contact by phone or chat. Interested in CTL’s EHR hardware options? Contact CTL today and learn how we can find a custom solution to fit your organizations needs.

Holiday Savings on the CTL DeskTab Portable AIO

Holiday Savings on the CTL DeskTab Portable AIO

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

Save Big on Portable AIOs from CTL!

‘Tis the season for savings! We’ve just put four different CTL portable AIOs on sale just in time for your holiday shopping. If you’re looking for a Windows 10 AIO that’s also portable enough to easily move from room to room, check out our selection of DeskTab Portable AIOs (with battery) and Desktop AIOs (without battery). With prices as low as $299, you won’t want to miss out on these special deals! Choose from a variety of portable AIO PCs for everyone on your shopping list. The CTL DeskTab M200s and M210s models have an internal battery, allowing it to function as a desktop PC or large screen tablet. The CTL Stationary AIO M200b and M210b models are also considered to be a portable AIO, however, an external power source is required. All the portable AIOs on sale have the following specs:

  • 19.5” 1600 x 900 resolution
  • Projective Capacitive 10 point touch
  • Intel bay Trail-M, SoC, N2900 Series
  • Flat L “Smart Tilt” stand (adjustable angles)
  • 19.66” x 1.88” x 1.14”
  • Average weight of 7.7 lbs.
  • IPS Panel display with 178-degree viewing angle

CTL DeskTab M210s  19” Portable AIO / Tablet – on sale for $299 (contains internal battery and comes with pre-configured specs).

CTL DeskTab M200s 19” Portable AIO / Tablet – on sale for $399 (requires external power source and customization options are available). Save $200 of the list price!!

CTL Stationary AIO M210b – on sale for $299 (contains internal battery and comes with pre-configured specs).

CTL Stationary AIO M200b – on sale for $399 (requires external power source and customization options are available). Save $200 of the list price!!

Enjoy movies, games or video chats from any room in your home or office. Instead of having to compromise screen size for portability, these portable AIO PCs offer the best of both worlds. The large, interactive touch screen on these portable AIOs are designed for multiple users. Families can review photos together, plan vacations or challenge each other at the latest games. This holiday season, give a gift the whole family can enjoy – a portable AIO from CTL.