Looking for a low-cost Chrome OS laptop? You can find models with prices as low as $149. Want a model with an IPS display with wide viewing angles? You typically have to pay a lot more.
But CTL has just introduced the first Chromebook with an IPS display and a starting price of less than $200.
The CTL J4+ Chromebook for Education is basically a variation of the J4 Chromebook that launched earlier this year. The main difference is that the new model has a higher-quality display.
Other features are largely unchanged — including the $199 price tag… Although the version without the IPS screen should be getting a $10 price cut soon.
The laptop features a Rockchip RK3288 quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display. It has 16GB of eMMC storage, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, stereo 1.5 watt speakers, two USB 2.0 ports, a microSD card reader, a headset jack, and an HDMI port and CTL says you should be able to get 9 hours of battery life from the laptop’s 3,400 mAh battery.
The CTL J4+ Chromebook for Education measures about 11.4″ x 8″ x 0.8″ and weighs just under 2.5 pounds.
As the name suggests, the laptop is aimed at education customers, but it’ll be available for anyone to purchase from the CTL website. It’s already available for pre-order, but the J4+ Chromebook won’t ship until October.