CTL's 25th Anniversary

CTL® was founded in Portland, Oregon on July 1, 1989 as a personal computer manufacturer by David Kim, a Portland State University student and ex-engineer. After 25 years in business, CTL® has grown to an international company that designs and manufactures computer products including desktop and mobile workstations, LED Monitors, and high performance servers. CTL® also manufactures specialty devices including ruggedized tablets and slates.

CTL® is positioned uniquely to offer the personalized customer service of a small company, yet we’re large enough to handle orders from large institutions, and conduct business all over the world. Our decades of experience and numerous industry awards mean we’re a company you can trust to exceed your expectations. We strive to build long-term relationships with our clients, not just make a sale, and we stand by all of our products and services. It’s our policy to take every step necessary to ensure 100% customer satisfaction.

Markets served by CTL® include: System Builders and Integrators, VAR’s, Retail, Education, Government, Non-Profit organizations, and individual end users.

The new rugged CTL Education ChromebookWe’re excited about the launch of our new CTL® Education Chromebook, which was just announced at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Atlanta, GA on June 29th. This Chromebook was designed for education with unique features that promote learning. The CTL® Education Chromebook is hassle-free right out of the box so teachers and students can get up and running quickly. But it’s not just for education! Everyone will love this device that’s rugged, durable, quick to deploy, easy to manage, maintain and keep secure.

Rugged – built tough for anytime, anywhere learning.

Drop Resistant – The CTL® Education Chromebook is built to withstand bumps and accidental drops from desktop height (up to 70cm).  The stronger, thicker rear cover, frame around the screen, sides and corners absorb the force of bumps and reduce damage when dropped.  When a student drops the device on a side or corner, the plastic bumper hits the ground first, protecting the screen. The rugged design helps to reduce out-of-classroom servicing downtime, replacement part costs and helps to extend the life of the device.

Spill Resistant – The water resistant keyboard channels liquids (up to 330ml) away from the electronics to prevent damage. Sealed touchpad protects electronics from moisture and spills.


The fanless design reduces noise and eliminates the need for bottom vents.  No vents helps to keep debris away from the electronics, helping to extend the life of the device. CTL® Education Chromebook has reinforcement around ports and hinges adds durability that stands up to student wear and tear.  The ergonomic keyboard has anti-peel keys that resist removal by students.  The non-slip texture hides wear and scratches and helps the student to better grip the device.


Designed for Education: Unique Features that Promote Learning

The rotatable camera supports scientific inquiry activities along with giving students flexibility in how they capture images and video. A student can rotate the camera away to record a science experiment or capture video of other students doing a skit or presenting a report. A student can rotate the camera up to closely examine a leaf.  The integrated microphone also rotates with the camera to better capture sound.  The optional snap-on magnification lens attaches to the rotatable camera to provide 30x magnification – enough to clearly see the color of a fruit fly’s eye enough or the crystal structure on raw sugar.

The retractable handle makes the device easy to carry and less likely to be dropped. A student can also “hook” the device onto their cubby or locker. The anti-glare screen produces less reflection under florescent lights and near classroom windows, reducing student eyestrain.

Fast, Smooth Performance

The CTL® Education Chromebook delivers fast, smooth performance – which means more time for teaching and learning. Students can load content-rich webpages quickly, watch videos with brilliant playback, run graphic-intensive scientific simulations, and multitask effortlessly.

All-Day Battery Life for All-Day Learning

With up to 8+ hours of battery life, teachers and students can work where they need to without a power cord.

In addition to being an affordable device to purchase, The CTL® Education Chromebook offers a low TCO – can dramatically reduce deployment, management, security and maintenance costs.

Quick to deploy and easy to manage

The Google web-based management console, purchased separately, makes it easy for a school IT administrator to configure a fleet of Chromebooks. Nearly right out of the box, students and teachers can get up and running.  Using the console, IT can remotely manage devices, users, apps and policies across classrooms, a school, or a district.   This solution helps to eliminate time-intensive tasks like imaging, updating OS, installing patches and data recovery.  According to Google, because schools no longer need to purchase the same software licenses, servers, and security solutions, and maintenance plans, the total cost of owning a Chromebook can dramatically lower than the ownership of a traditional computer.

Easy to maintain and keep secure

With Google Drive, files are backed-up online, safely and securely, even if the device is lost or stolen.  Google Apps* are built-in and stay up to date automatically.  No need to install updates or patches. Chromebooks are designed from the ground up to defend against malware and viruses, helping to protect data, users, and networks. Security and software updates install automatically, so students and teachers don’t waste valuable learning time. Multiple login capability gives students their own personalized apps, settings, and bookmarks when they log-in so a Chromebook can be shared without fear of unauthorized data access or altered settings.

Now Available!

The CTL® Education Chromebook is now available from CTL® with an MSRP of $279.  The CTL® Education Chromebook will be available for purchase on http://ctl.net/ctl-education-chromebook and 2gopc.com. To learn more about the CTL® Education Chromebook or other CTL® products, contact CTL® at 1-800-642-3087.

You are Invited to the CTL Customer Appreciation Open House and BBQ August 14

June 30, 2014

Register Today! Space is limited to the first 200 RSVPs! Join us on Thursday, August 14 from 11:00AM to 2:00PM for our annual Customer Appreciation Summer Open House and BBQ! If you’ve been doing business with us for a while, you know that this event is not to be missed! – See CTL®‘s latest Chromebook, monitors, [...]

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Introducing the New CTL® 2go® PC NL5 2-in-1 for Medical Professionals

June 18, 2014

Doctors, nurses and EMS crews will love CTL®’s newest 2go® PC device. This month, we’ve rolled out the CTL® 2go® PC NL5 2-in-1, a ruggedized tablet with detachable keyboard (sold separately). In the fast-paced medical field, an ultra-mobile, reliable and sturdy device is a must have. The NL5 is a great solution to streamline computing [...]

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The CTL® Education Chromebook – Not Just for Education!

June 18, 2014

Healthcare Professionals will Love this Fast, Secure and Affordable Chromebook There’s been a lot of buzz lately about our upcoming CTL® Education Chromebook (http://blog.ctlcorp.com/the-ctl-education-chromebook-gains-media-attention/3587/), but don’t let the name fool you – it’s not just for education! While it’s true that this Chromebook was developed with our partners at Intel with Education in mind, the [...]

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Are You Looking for Space-Saving PCs for Your Medical Office?

June 18, 2014

Whether you are working in a hospital, clinic or private practice, it’s likely that front desk space is limited. Medical receptionists are often managing phones, paperwork and payments while performing tasks that require a powerful but streamlined PC. Fortunately, CTL® has a wide selection of “ultra compact” PCs including the Intel NUC, Gigabyte BRIX Pro [...]

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Meet the CTL® Education Chromebook – A Fast Secure and Simple Solution for Today’s Classroom

May 28, 2014

“This device feels robust – the company suggests this Chromebook is able to take some damage – and it’s simple enough to appeal to a wide cross-section of users.” – Slashgear COMING SOON! We’re proud to introduce The CTL® Education Chromebook, an Intel-powered Chromebook with no software programs or security updates to worry about. The CTL® Education Chromebook [...]

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Build your Dream Ultra Compact PC with the Gigabyte BRIX Barebones Kit from CTL®

May 28, 2014

“With a high-end Core i7 processor and Intel’s Iris Pro graphics, the BRIX Pro is by far the most powerful tiny PC we’ve tested – and there’s room inside for a standard 2.5 inch SSD.”  -Matt Stafford, Computer Shopper Think that ultra-compact PCs are only suitable for home theater systems or digital signage? Think again! [...]

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Give the Dads and Grads in Your Life the Gift of Technology from CTL®

May 28, 2014

CTL.net sells much more than computers! June is a time to celebrate the Dads and grads in your life. Sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect gift, but you can’t go wrong with technology. CTL® has you covered with a wide selection of laptops, tablets, desktop PCs, All-in-Ones and monitors. No matter what type of [...]

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The New NL5 2-in-1: Powerful, Flexible and Sleek

May 28, 2014

The latest 2go® PC NL5 2-in-1 from CTL® combines all the best features from previous models (NL3, NL4) with updated functionality and design. It’s ruggedized, lightweight and includes the new Bay Trail 1.8 GHz, Quad Core processor. Although it was designed for education, it’s a great option for professional fieldwork and travel. The NL5 has [...]

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The CTL® Education Chromebook Gains Media Attention

May 15, 2014

Intel and Google recently previewed our upcoming CTL® Education Chromebook at a press event in San Francisco. Reviewers from some of the top technology websites took notice and we’ve gotten a lot of media attention lately. If you’ve written or seen a review that you’d like to share, please let us know. Learn more about [...]

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CTL® Updates Vector Notebooks with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M

April 30, 2014

CTL®’s Vector Notebooks just got better, thanks to the upgraded video card! Both the 15.6’’ and 17.3’’ models will include the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M card with 3D graphics. The GeForce GTX 880M brings elite, next-generation graphics performance to the CTL® Vector notebooks. Architects, designers, video editors and other graphics professionals will love the extreme [...]

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