Drew - CTL's new NL61 won best in show at ISTE.

32gb drive and 4gb RAM standard.  Fast RAM, quad core processor.  I think they largely beat out the competition with specs.  Great service.

I like their Xprotect covers which are 30 bucks each but you get extra year warrantee and cheap 3rd year accidental they have so much confidence in the cases against display etc damage.  Seems like a great way to go.

Craig


On Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 2:03 PM, Drew Blanchard <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Greetings!

I know this topic has come up a lot, but things move quickly in the tech world and Winooski needs to refresh this thread.  

We’ve been using the CTL NL6 ChromeBook in grades 5 - 10 and and really like it.  Well, ok, we *mostly* like it.  The specs and speed are great, it’s really easy to repair, parts are reasonably priced and the machine itself is a great buy.  The screens aren’t great (and are pretty fragile), and the keyboard is meh, but did I mention it’s speedy?

The NL6 is no longer available, being replaced with the NL6 1.  Aaaaaaannnd now the rub: the new model requires a different charger, replacement screen, and other parts.  So, if we’re going to support 2 different sets of items for repair/inventory, we’d rather broaden our search to include other makes, especially one(s) with a better screen (with an option for a  bigger screen for teachers).

Not interested in touch screen.  Durability, better screen,  a quad core processor - these we want.

Recommendations?

Drew

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