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CTL E09XPH 9-Inch 2goPC Laptop (900 MHz Intel Celeron Processor, 512 MB RAM, 40 GB Hard Drive, XP Home) Bone/Grey
List Price: $579.00

Our Price: $202.00

You Save: $377.00 (65%)

 


Product Description

Intel-powered 2goPCs by CTL offer affordable new possibilities to take your computer wherever life takes you. These innovative PCs feature enough processing power, memory and storage to run real-world applications. And with built-in wireless connectivity, you can connect to hundreds of web-based applications for learning, work, and play. These ultra-compact, easy-to-carry laptops are child-friendly and stand up to rugged conditions. With durable, drop-proof construction, a sturdy plastic case, and water-resistant keyboard, they can go just about anywhere and be used safely by just about anyone. 2goPCs are a complete, customizable hardware and software solution featuring "real PC" performance and simplified wireless connectivity and can be configured with either the Linux or Windows operating system.

Features:
  • Fun, Rugged, Compact Design
  • Powerful Computing for everyday tasks
  • Built in carrying handle

Customer Reviews:

  • Great little toughbook
    This is a solid little netbook. Came with a 60GB hard drive and a recovery cd. Keyboard is small and kind of stiff but with a little practice I will be able to touch type on it. Don't bother trying to track the USPS number provided with super saver shipping. By the time the post office and Amazon can provide accurate status, it will already be delivered....more info
  • Beware! CTL makes garbage computers!
    I'm a quasi-administrator for a huge, notoriously cheap organization that is always doing incredibly stupid stuff to save money. One of their dumbest maneuvers a couple of years ago was to purchase CTL computers, both desk and laptop varieties, for everyone. They are junk! They crash with impunity. They lock up, and they are slow. Just last month, my office-mate had to return three different CTL laptops to the seriously over-burdened IT department because they simply would not boot up after the initial two or three uses.

    Personally, I haven't tried one of these little 9" units, but in view of the bad experiences I and so many others of my fellow employees have had with CTL crap, why on earth would I consider paying for one? Besides, I suspect 512MB RAM might just be a tad annoying. Spend a little extra money and buy a decent machine! If not, be sure to back up your files every time you use it....more info
  • good netbook
    IT IS A PRETTY GOOD DEAL ON THIS NETBOOK . I GOT THE ONE WITH LINUX .
    TO ME IT IS FAST ON HOOKING UP TO THE INTERNET. ONLY DOWNFALL IS THE
    BATTERY. GOT TO TELL YOU WHEN WE GOT OURS MY GIRLS LIKED IT SO MUCH
    I HAD TO BUY 2 MORE FOR MY GIRLS. SO I GOT 3 NOW. THIS IS BETTER THAN
    MY GIRLS COMPAQ & FASTER....more info
  • Great little laptop
    I bought this for my son and he loves it! I do too! Great little laptop! I would recommend it to anyone....more info
  • Great buy!
    The price for this product could not be beat. I bought this computer for my four year old twins so I could reclaim my own laptop for actual work. It is durable, fast, and easy to use. It connected effortlessly to the wireless in my house, and was up and running in minutes. The keyboard is small - but perfect for little fingers. The screen is small and sometimes cuts off important parts of the image, but for the most part that has not been too much of a problem. Great computer for kids! ...more info
  • A few things to consider.
    Running, Ubuntu 8.04

    I was having some trouble at first.

    I was having a few lock-ups I think It was caused by some of the cpu throttling feature powernowd. So, comment out the p-4clockmod in /etc/modules. No lock-up since, cpu throttling does work with Celeron,s and even desktop cpu,s Something for me to play with, while trying to get more battery life. I wonder how long the battery would last if it would stay clocked down to 112mhz.

    If you change, the bios setting to disable quiet boot you won,t be able to get back into the set up. You still have the amibios page pop up where you asks choose to press Del,F11,F12, but those won,t work. I was just about to send this thing back. You will need to plug in a USB keyboard in order to get back into the BIOS setup page.

    It seems the /boot partition is full. So if you try to do a kernel update your going to run into a wall of problems. This is NOT good if your trying to learn Ubuntu Linux. I was looking for help over at the Ubuntu forums and I'm not the only one to notice this.

    Where is my apostrophe? 'There it is.

    Edubuntu has too much stuff I'll never use. I installed a basic Ubuntu 8.04 instead, and everything works fine, Even the desktop effects are working, which they weren't in Edubuntu. The webcam and wireless work no problem.

    The BIOS didn't want to recognize my external optical drives. However, it was pretty simple to use Unetbootin. Hint: The Windows version is easier. Unetbootin makes bootable flash drives for you.

    About the small screen, I removed all the un-used toolbars from my browser, and zoomed out about two notches. now no more scrolling around. Also, helps to put all the applets in one panel, use the main menu instead of the menu bar. and window list instead of window bar...and then hide the panel if you need more room :)

    At first I though some of the bad reviews might be true, But after setting it up the way I like This is a very usable machine.

    Why does Amazon let people review products that they haven't even used? That's a bunch of B.S....more info
  • Excellent Bargain!
    Got interested because of it's discount price. Comes with Windows XP preloaded. Got good delivery from Amazon and received in a timely manner. Updated the preloaded XP from the original service pack 2 to service pack 3, and I figure it took about 6 hours with some personal intervention to get all the updates (Roadrunner connection). This netbook playsback videos very well using VLC player. I called CTL support for a back up recovery CD and they promptly took care of it. CTL website also has all of the XP device drivers on file for download using FTP format. I am well pleased with this purchase. The netbook has solid construction. I have no problems connecting to the wifi a Panera Bread or at my residence (it's done automatically).The hard drive is actually 60gb instead of the advertised 40gb....more info
  • GREAT PRODUCT
    THIS COMPUTER IS A LOT BETTER THAN I THOUGHT.
    EXCELLENT FOR EVERY DAY USE....more info
  • Nice Surprise!!
    After reading the mixed reviews I really did not know what to expect. I figured, what the heck, the price is right. This little computer works great! Connected immediately to my wireless network and worked flawlessly. Had it in the car and took it to some area WiFi spots and again it worked perfectly. Speed on internet browsing is quite good. Pages load quickly. The diplay is bright and clear. Getting accustomed to the small keyboard takes a few minutes but is really not a problem. This unit has a quality feel that other netbooks lack, it has rugged rubberized construction and appears like it could handle a fall. I like it! I think you will too....more info
  • Worthless toy.
    The laptop feels like a childs laptop from the toy store and doesen't perform much better. Very cheep looking, klunky compared so other models at similar price with faster specs. Get an Eee PC 1000, Acer Aspire One, Msi windbook, Dell Inspirion mini or HP netbook rather then this garbage. All others listed have faster spec, more ram, bigger hard drive, better display, better keyboards, better wireless, more slots better trackpads. This laptop is junk, all the others listed above will serve you better, leave this one for the kids....that's what it is designed for....more info
  • Cute... practical?
    I bought this for its 60gb memory, webcam and internet features which work very well. Processor is slow when working with multiple programs, but otherwise it is practical. I use a wireless mouse, otherwise using the touchpad will drive you crazy. I also have small fingers, which is a must for typing. I couldn't use this exclusively- I use it to collect data and play around with occasionally. Keep in mind this is a kids computer, which at this price might be a good christmas/birthday idea. It works very well with my PDA, you can form a network with another computer w/ cd/dvd drive and transfer the data easily. The price might just be worth it to get the reactions from other people, but I wouldn't use it to pick up girls... its just too small for a big impression. Overall, fun and practical, works excellent- you just have to keep in mind it is... tiny. ...more info
  • Good but not great ...
    I bought the 2goPC that runs XP. It actually has a larger hard drive than I expected, a small bonus. Now on to my complaints. It is a little heavier than I would expect (no real biggie). I adjusted the screen resolution up to 1024 x 768 (and it is compacted so you see the whole screen in the 10.5 screen) and now I have to wear my reading glasses to read the screen (normally I don't need reading glasses except for really small print in low light). Probably in part because of the increased screen resolution, the thing takes forever to boot, to be able to surf the web (I haven't, but should, time it sometime). And yes, the keys are very small.

    But it was very inexpensive, is very portable and the wireless seems perfectly fine.

    Update: 6/2/09 I swapped out the 512 so-dimm for a 1 gb module, and after a panic-y moment when the thing would not boot, it now does seem to be running faster.
    ...more info