Chromebook has been Google’s weapon of choice when it comes to battling out Microsoft in low-end affordable PC segment. It has been a favorite when it comes to educational institutions and it was only recently that Google has started providing access to Android Apps on Chromebook. New Sector 5 E1 and E2 Chromebooks will support Android Apps and will have access to Google Play Store, however, apart from this, users will be able to download Skype and Microsoft Office apps.
Sector 5 is an American company that sells, manufactures and develops consumer electronics under Sector 5 and also other brands. The company has partnered with Google to ready Chromebooks aimed at educational organizations and other B2B and B2C channels. Moving on, Google has confirmed that the Sector 5 E1 Chromebook will receive Android support.
As Chromebooks continue to gain widespread popularity as cost-effective laptops, one concern was whether the app ecosystem was robust enough. Adding Android apps and the Google Play Store brilliantly answers this. We have just extended our Google Chrome OS Brand Features and Support Agreement for another 2 years-Roger McKeague, Sector 5 CEO
The Sector E1 is a rugged Chromebook that comes with a 11.6-inch HD display and is powered by a quad core processor clocked at 1.8GHz and coupled with a 2GB RAM. The entire laptop is enclosed withing a suitcase like casing which is expected to protect it from falls and other subsequent damages.
Personally speaking, the E1 Chromebook looks quite similar to the Nexian lineup and retails only in white color. On the connectivity front, the device offers WiFi 808.11 a/b//g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, 2xUSB ports and HDMI output. Sector E1 also bakes in a 720p webcam with microphone. Priced at $375 the E1 Chromebook rugged can be bought directly from the official website and one can also enquire for bulk discounts.