Lenovo Chromebook Duet Review: Detachable 2-in-1 Convertible in a Budget
With so many launches from various brands, Lenovo is adding to the pile even further. Launching their Chromebook Duet, this is one of those stunning 2-in-1 convertible laptops that pack in all the necessities that your busy life needs. The detachable design makes it even more convenient to use and the ultra thin and lightweight model assures that you wouldn’t have to worry about the portability of the device.
If you have been meaning to buy this, let us walk you through a quick review to help you understand the specifications a little better.
The device is available in North America, as per the newsroom update from Lenovo and is titled as the thinnest and lightest Chromebook in the market at the moment.
The very first factor or feature of this device that stands out is the three different intuitive modes that you can use it in. It can be used as a standard laptop, or even a tablet. The Lenovo Chromebook Duet is completely constructed with aluminum alloy which makes it extremely lightweight but at the same time, extremely durable as well.
The adjustable stand cover makes the device match with the ergonomics of the user. It prevents unnecessary fatigue while you are using it, which is pretty awesome. The contemporary design of the device comes with a fabric like back cover which converts to a stand. It also has a 135-degree kick stand, which again is pretty amazing.
The device comes with a completely detachable keyboard that makes it a lot easier for you to use, especially when you are traveling. It allows you to use it in three modes including typing, watching and browsing with the keyboard, with the stand cover and just holding the keyboard respectively.
Another factor about the design is the ergonomic keyboard. The comfort of typing makes this a very productive device that you wouldn’t regret spending your coins on at all. The tactile and responsive keys come with a 1.3mm key travel. The device also weighs less than a pound and is 0.29 inches thick, making it one of the most lightweight options that you can take a look into.
As for the display, the device sports a 10.1” full high definition IPS display with 400 nits and 10 point touchscreen, which is nothing short of amazing.
Given that Lenovo never compromises with their visual experiences, it is not surprising that this one also comes with a screen resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, ensuring clear and crisp visuals with true tone colors.
The 70% NTSC further enhances the overall visual experience while you are working on it. The background lights are not too harsh on your eyes, which further ensure that you wouldn’t have to worry about the impacts it has on your eyes.
In case you have been looking for a device that makes your visuals seem a lot more real and not fabricated with harsh and bright colors, this device caters to those needs.
The narrow bezels give the maximum screen-to-body ratio, which further makes this a device worth investing your coins on.
With everything that the Lenovo Chromebook Duet packs in, it is likely that people have been waiting updates on the performance.
The device is powered by the octa-core MediaTek Helio P60T processor along with the ARM G72 MP3 GPU. Even though these processors are not the most popular or most familiar options, it assures effortless productivity without any badgering halt.
The device runs even more smoothly on the Chrome operating system, making your usage and navigation a lot easier than what the other standard devices would bring in.
Not just that, the device also packs in 10 hours of battery life on average usage, so you are completely safe to carry it around anywhere that you want without having to worry about the charge running out.
Storage and memory options
The storage and the memory options are extremely underwhelming. For the price point that you pay for the device, the device packs in the minimal 64GB eMCP storage along with just a 4GB DDR4 RAM for basic usage.
Even though this might work for people who are just buying this for basic usage, this might not necessarily be the best option for the heavy duty creators who need more storage options to work effortlessly.
This is one of the reasons why this is mainly preferred by the business officials for correspondence purposes.
Other than that, the device works smoothly for the kind of storage and memory it brings along, so that again is something you wouldn’t have to regret buying.
Packing everything in, the device also comes in with a lot of smarter features including Instant tethering to your phone for improved connectivity. It also provides with offline access to some of the productivity applications, which again is pretty amazing.
The newest update from the Chrome OS also allows picture-in-picture feature for all the Google Play apps. This allows seamless multitasking without any sort of hindrance at all. You can easily minimize a video playing application and work on something more urgent.
The device also assures that it will receive the necessary Chrome updates for the coming 8 years, which will keep your device in the top of the game, without any further complaints.
Aside from the stunning display, the device also comes with dual speakers and dual mics that make watching videos and listening to songs a whole new experience.
If you are okay with lesser storage and memory options, the Lenovo Chromebook Duet is a good purchase for the price point it comes with.
|Lenovo Chromebook Duet Specs|
|Processor||MediaTek Helio P60T Octa-Core
|Graphics||ARM G72 MP3 800GHz|
|Display||10.1-Inch FHD (1920x1200) IPS|
|Weight||2.03lbs w/ Keyboard|
|Battery||Up to 10 hours|
|Price||Starting at $279.99
Available Online on Lenovo
It is going to be available soon and is coming with a starting price of $279.99, which matches up to all the features that you expect in a device.