Lenovo Chromebook Duet is a perfect two in one tablet running the latest Chrome operating system. The chrome OS notebooks are picking up pace in the portable segment with cleaner UI and clutter less storage that can perform daily office tasks. It is a perfect option for disbursing handheld devices to individual employees over a traditional bulky workstation.
Lenovo Chromebook Duet comes with a detachable keyboard and a back cover that doubles up as a kickstand. It features a touch-enabled IPS panel with 1920*1080 pixels resolution. The screen is sharp and produces vivid colors but the glossy panel can be a trouble in bright outdoor settings. It has a decent brightness of 400 nits with decent viewing angles. The keyboard is magnetically attachable and is pretty basic for what you would expect at this price point. The ky size, however, decreases from right to left making it a bit uncomfortable to type on.
It requires a fair bit of handling to efficiently use it for regular office work. The trackpad is clicky with no separate physical buttons. It has an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and takes sup-par pictures. The front camera is a mere 2 megapixel and is just there for filling the void.
Pros / GOOD
- Handheld lightweight design
- Magnetically detachable keyboard
- Aptly priced at 280 dollars
- Decent battery life
- Kickstand back cover
Cons / BAD
- No SD card slot
- Irregular keyboard design
- No dedicated headphone jack
- Single USB Type-C port
- Small screen size at 10 inches
Lenovo Chromebook Duet Specification
|Model||IdeaPad Duet Chromebook|
|Release date||6th January 2020|
|Dimensions (mm)||239.80 x 159.80 x 7.35|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||7000|
|Colours||Ice Blue + Iron Grey|
|Screen size (inches)||10.10|
|Processor make||MediaTek Helio P60T|
|Operating system||Chrome OS|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
Conclusion – Should you Buy or Not?
Lenovo Chromebook Duet is a light-weight offering that offers portability at a not-so aggressive price range. The Chromebook features a bright but glossy display that looks good nevertheless. The specs are capable of running the Chrome OS without stuttering. It uses LPDDR4X memory that further conserves the power. The laptop comes with Google play store and can run a few specific latest-gen titles available on it.
The Chromebook also comes with google stadia support and can be used to play games on it using a Bluetooth enabled game controller. The Lenovo Chromebook Duet is a good productivity companion with a lightweight OS that is manageable by the meager 4 GB memory it ships with. The storage is eMMC type and does not rely on RAM for its operations. There is only a 20 dollar difference between the 64 and 128 gig variant and the latter is recommended considering the unavailability of an SD card slot. It comes with only a single USB Type-C port that means purchasing a dongle for adding numerous input devices.
The lack of a headphone jack can overburden the single USB port and is a bad move by the brand. The Lenovo Chromebook Duet is perfect for running office applications with light web browsing and mild entertainment usage. Its battery life lives up to the specified benchmark by the company and is recommended for users seeking portability on a budget.