CTL J5 Takes the Chromebook to New Heights, With Convertible Rugged Design
The list of hardware partners making Chromebooks for Google has been expanding over the past years, but today we found a player and product that take things to a whole new level. The company CTL has created a Chromebook called the J5, that stands out by being convertible and rugged.
This model sports Chrome OS and it features a 360 degree hinge, pretty much like Lenovo’s machines. It allows the device to be used both as a laptop or tablet, or folded into a tent configuration. J5 has a splashproof keyboard, plus a chassis that will take moderate drops. Destined for the educational market, the device packs an 11.6 inch IPS display and support 5 point touch input, as well as styli.
CTL J5 relies on a Braswell N3050 processor and 4 GB of RAM, while inside we also find 16 GB of RAM and a microSD card slot. Two USB 3.0 ports and HDMI output are also here, plus a HD webcam. The battery on board should provide around 10 hours of usage between charges, which sounds excellent. Expect a price below $300.