Lenovo has announced the Ideapad Duet Chromebook today amongst a flurry of other devices, a $300 budget detachable notebook cum tablet with modest specifications and modern design. The company displayed the detachable at the ongoing CES 2020 show floor in Las Vegas yesterday.
The Ideapad Duet Chromebook by Lenovo is unlike any other budget Chromebook. Although it has low-end specifications, the design of the device says something else. On first look, it resembles a tablet with its 10.1-inches FHD+ (1920 x 1200 pixels) display with up to 400-nits of brightness. The chassis is not cheap plastic as it features a dual-tone aluminium build and comes in silvery-blue and grey finishes. The detachable keyboard accessory which also happens to have a kickstand is included in the box. Additionally, it also has support for input through stylus but that needs to be bought separately.
As for internals are concerned, the new Lenovo Ideapad Duet Chromebook is powered by Mediatek Helio P60T Octa-core processor clocked at 2GHz. It will be available with up to 4GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of eMMC storage. There’s only one USB Type-C port with support for DisplayPort but it has dual speakers paired with dual-array microphones. It even has an 8MP rear camera with AF and a 2MP front camera with FF. The whole package is backed by a 7,180mAh battery, which the company claims to deliver 10 hours of usage.
Lastly, the pricing of this Chromebook starts at $279.99 and will be available from May 2020.