CTL is probably best known in netbook circles for selling a version of Intel’s Classmate PC for school children in the US. And the latest laptop in the 2Go PC line is the company’s first 10.1 inch notebook to have a 1.66GHz Intel Pine Trail processor.
The CTL 2go E10IS also has a spill-resistant keyboard and a semi-rugged case, two features that help set it apart from the crowd a bit. Unlike the original 9 inch version of the Classmate PC, the 10 inch version has a keyboard that’s large enough to touch-type on with adult hands. It also has a nice wide touchpad with two large buttons beneath it.
The rest of the specs are pretty standard fare. The laptop has a 1024 x 600 pixel display, 160GB hard drive, 1GB of RAM, a flash card reader, 3 USB ports, VGA ouptut, mic and headphone jacks, Ethernet, and 802.11b/g/n WiFi.
The laptop weighs measures 10″ x 8″ x 1.5″ and weighs about 2.8 pounds. CTL says you should get about 4.5 hours of battery life, which seems kind of low for a Pine Trail-based netbook with a 6 cell battery. The CTL 2Go E10IS is available with Windows XP Home or Pro, or Windows 7 Starter or Professional.