Lenovo Chromebook Duet: A New Experience of a Tablet

Lenovo Chromebook Duet: A new experience of a tablet

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook 10 - Notebookcheck.net External Reviews                                   The Lenovo Chromebook Duet: It’s one of the few convertible tablet devices that can run Chrome OS, The Chromebook Duet certainly is inexpensive, starting at $279 with a detachable keyboard included. Although the intel processor might be insufficient but its a smooth workflow. This amazing device can easily impress anyone.

Quick Overview Lenovo Chromebook Duet.

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Laptop Mode

 

Why?

  • Surprisingly solid performance
  • Low price
  • Detachable keyboard included
  • Good display
  • Good battery life

Why not?

  • Small screen and keyboard are cramped
  • Multitasking isn’t the best
  • Only one USB-C port
  • No headphone jack

Hardware:

  • The Duet is a tablet with a 10.1-inch screen.
  • The Duet comes in two pieces. One magnetically attaches to the back of the Duet and has a kickstand that flips out for propping it up.
  • While the other attaches to the bottom via pogo pins and folds down to reveal the keyboard and trackpad.
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  • It’s similar in size to Apple’s basic 10.2-inch iPad.
  • It has got a noticeable camera bump on the rear.
  • The back has a two-tone blue-and-gray color scheme.
  • Moving to the front, you’ll find the bezels around the 1080p touchscreen aren’t exactly thin.
  • The screen is reasonably sharp, and the brightness rating of 400 nits isn’t going to make a good outdoor experience.
  • The touchscreen is mostly responsive.

Camera:

When it comes to the Duet’s cameras: The eight-megapixel back camera is best thought of as a document scanner more than anything.

But there’s little dynamic range and details are quite soft. the front-facing two-megapixel camera it works OK for video calling, which is really all it needs to do to be useful.

Speakers:

There are two speakers that point upward when you hold the Duet in landscape with the camera up top.

On the right side:

  • You’ll find the power button, a volume rocker, and a lone USB-C port.

And:

  • There’s no other connectivity on the Duet, nor is there a headphone jack.
  • USB-C or Bluetooth headphones work fine, but leaving the headphone jack out of a budget device like this is bad form or not? Of course, you wouldn’t want to pay for wireless headphones and earphones for a device that is inexpensive.

Keyboard:

CES 2020: Lenovo Unveils IdeaPad Duet Chromebook Detachable

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No tablets include a keyboard these days, even ones like the Surface and iPad Pro. So this accessory is might be even more essential.

  • The width of the keyboard is just 9.7-inch.
  • The problem is the size of the non-letter keys on the keyboard’s right side, including delete, semicolon, quote, dash, and other which makes them difficult to hit reliably.
  • The main letter keys are big enough to comfortably type on.

Can I use it as a laptop:

Of course keyboard matters but even with its small size, you can use it for hours at a time to get through the usual workflow. It takes some time getting used to, but once the setup is good it’s productive.

Multitasking is fast enough, and you won’t experience a lot of slowdowns during music playback. That said, it is a productive one.

Battery:

As for the battery you can expect a long 10 hours with basic works. Counting heavy works 6-7 hours can be easily obtained through the Lenovo Chromebook Tablet.

Pricing Lenovo Chromebook Duet.

The base $279 model includes 64GB of storage with 4GB of RAM or you can upgrade to 128GB for $299.

Conclusion of Lenovo Chromebook Duet.

Given all the hardware, design power, and all at such a valuable price. The screen is solid, battery life and performance are better the price, and Chrome OS works better on tablets than it did a year ago. The keyboard is tiny, but at least it’s included! For only $279 its a marvelous deal.

 

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