In a world of online schooling and Google Classrooms, Chromebooks have found their niche as thousands of students try to navigate this “new normal” in terms of education in 2020. One thing every person working from home or a student completing virtual schooling needs is a reliable device for both work and play and they don’t get any better than Lenovo’s own Chromebook Duet.
Featuring an ultra-thin aluminum alloy design, the 2-in-1 detachable Chromebook Duet has a vibrant 10.1-inch FHD display with dual speakers and dual mics that make watching shows, browsing, and gaming a much more engaging experience. This is paired with a detachable laptop-grade keyboard that lets you switch from getting entertained to getting stuff done in a matter of seconds. The tactile and responsive keys on the Duet feature impressive key travel, along with one of the longest pitches (18mm) on a 10-inch device keyboard. Not to mention, it is incredibly comfortable to use for those long study/work sessions.
The Duet is powered by the MediaTek Helio P60T Octa-Core processor with 4 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 64 GB eMMC storage and runs the latest Chromium OS which is based on Android with access to the Google Play Store and even your favorite Microsoft apps. With software optimized for on-the-go efficiency, the device makes it easier to navigate with touch, while further improving on its multitasking functionality. The Lenovo Chromebook Duet comes with several smart productivity centric features, such as instant tethering to your phone and offline access to productivity applications. The newest Chrome OS update extends the “picture-in-picture” feature to all Google Play Store apps. That means you can minimize any video app (or another app) such as YouTube™ and Prime Video™, and work on something else while continuing to watch the minimized video. You’ll also receive automatic Chrome OS updates for up to eight years.
One thing we love about the Duet is that it is compatible with USI Stylus pens for when you want to take notes or sketch which further enhances the tablet mode of this device making it even more versatile as both a tablet and a laptop. We have also been impressed by the Duet’s ability to boot ultra-fast and keep us going the entire workday (8-10 hours) on a single charge. It has become an invaluable tool for on-the-go work whether it’s at home, in the office, or even in our cars.
To sum up, at just $349 you are not going to find a more well-rounded and versatile Chromebook in this price range that comes with such a stellar detachable keyboard that is a joy to use. The Duet is light, powerful, and will last you an entire workday, what more can one ask for?
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