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Lenovo Chromebook Duet Review Rundown

LenovoPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Lenovo Chromebook Duet 2-in-1 Tablet
Neoscore* 65%
  • Sleek design
  • Comfortable keyboard and kickstand cover
  • Good battery life
  • Lackluster performance
  • Only one USB Type-C port

Summary

Lenovo Chromebook Duet runs Chrome OS and features a taskbar with quick access to Chrome, Google Docs, and the Google Play Store. It pairs with your Android smartphone so you can use your phone to unlock the Chromebook or manage and type text messages on the keyboard. The Duet has an eight-core, 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio P60T processor.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

androidauthority[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from androidauthority have found the following[***]:
The Lenovo Chromebook Duet is for those who prefer to have options. It can be used as a Chromebook or as a slate-style tablet when removed from the keyboard. The keyboard snaps into the Duet with authority and grips tightly. The screen measures 10.1 inches and packs 1,920 by 1,200 pixels for a 16:10 aspect ratio.
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Pros[**]
  • Compact, lightweight design
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Long battery life
  • Built-in stand cover
Cons[**]
  • Expensive for a Chromebook
  • Stand Cover is finicky

laptopmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Lenovo Chromebook Duet is a 2-in-1 laptop that comes with a detachable keyboard and kickstand cover. The Duet lasted almost 13 hours on our battery test, which beats the 10-hour average runtime for Chromebooks. It's equipped with a MediaTek Helio P60T CPU and 4GB of RAM.
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Pros[**]
  • Color accurate 10.1-inch display
  • Detachable keyboard and kickstand cover
  • Bright, colorful display
Cons[**]
  • Lacks slim bezels

notebookcheck[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 40%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The IdeaPad Duet runs on Chrome OS and gets updates directly from Google. The included detachable keyboard struggles most with the limited space. GPS and LTE are not available despite the ARM-based MediaTek SoC. The integrated multi-touch screen is very accurate in drawing programs.
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Pros[**]
  • Small 2-in-1
  • Long battery life
  • Decent keyboard
Cons[**]
  • Only one USB-C port
  • Mediocre webcam

pcmag[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Lenovo Chromebook Duet is a 10.1-inch tablet with a standard keyboard and kickstand. It's one of the quantitatively slowest Chromebooks we've tested in years. The Duet pairs with your Android smartphone so you can use your phone to unlock the Chromebook.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Comfortable keyboard and kickstand
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Only one USB Type-C port

pcworld[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from pcworld have found the following[***]:
The Lenovo Chromebook Duet is one of the only Chromebooks I've ever used that knows what it is. Much like Apple's iPad or Microsoft's Surface, the Duet's identity is in its detachable versatility. The Duet costs just $299 at Best Buy for 128GB of storage and that's with a detachable keyboard.
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Pros[**]
  • Tiny, lightweight design
  • Bright WUXGA display
  • Sleek magnetic keyboard case
  • USB-C charging
Cons[**]
  • Battery life could be better

t3[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 57%
Reviewers from t3 have found the following[***]:
The Lenovo Chromebook Duet combines the simplicity of a Chromebook with the flexibility of a tablet. The keyboard is small, has limited travel, and rather small keys, which might be a pain if you have to type out lots of schoolwork. The Chrome OS it runs is also more focused on work than play: many popular apps don't have Chromebook versions. The ability to run Android apps gets around this to some degree, but they don't always run perfectly.
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Pros[**]
  • Stylish design
  • Solid performance
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Chrome OS isn't for everyone
  • Lacks microSD card slot

techadvisor[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following[***]:
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet is a tablet with a 10.1in HD IPS display. Comes with a clip-on keyboard that doubles as the other half of the protective cover. Tablet is compact at 240 x 160 x 7.35mm and weighs in at 450g. With the smaller form factor comes a reduced amount of space for the keyboard.
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Pros[**]
  • Slim, minimalist design
  • Built-in tilt stand
  • Easy to attach and use
Cons[**]
  • Lacks 3.5mm headphone jack

techradar[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook is the latest 2-in-1 laptop hybrid to hit the market. The Duet manages to strike the perfect balance between functionality, portability, longevity, and - perhaps most importantly - affordability. While Chromebooks on average get about 10 hours of life on a fully-charged battery, the Lenovo Duet lasted nearly an entire day of looped HD video. The keyboard is the physical embodiment of a touchscreen's compact, virtual keyboard.
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Pros[**]
  • Stylish, compact design
  • Full access to all the Google apps built into Chrome OS
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • Track pad is a bit weak
  • Poor track pad

theverge[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 60%
Reviewers from theverge have found the following[***]:
Lenovo has cut some corners to shave the Chromebook Duet down to that price point. Despite the corners that have been cut with the keyboard and touchpad, no part of the Duet looks or feels cheap. The Duet has all of one USB-C port, which will be occupied whenever the device is charging.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Comfortable keyboard and kickstand
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Cumbersome keyboard and touchpad
  • Lacks two-part magnetic mechanism

tomsguide[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 51%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Lenovo Chromebook Duet runs on a Mediatek Helio P60T 2.0GHz octa-core CPU and 4GB of RAM. It has a 10.1-inch, 1920 x 1200-pixel panel and emits up to 372 nits. It's a must-consider for families looking for a shared device around the house.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek, lightweight design
  • Comfortable keyboard and back cover
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Weak keyboard layout
  • Poor performance

trustedreviews[11]

Sentiment Score[*] 70%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Lenovo Chromebook Duet is one of the few ‘2-in-1 tablets’ I've reviewed that bundles the keyboard accessory in the box. The keyboard is nowhere near the standard of a proper laptop one, and so may not be up for the challenge of a plus 10,000 word essay. The trackpad is top-notch too, and is far more responsive than those found on similarly priced Chromebooks. The Duet has a fabulous 10.1-inch touchscreen, with the Full HD resolution ensuring a sharp picture and the IPS panel featuring punchy colours. With a MediaTek Helio P60T Octa-Core processor and 4GB RAM, it is less powerful than the majority of Chromebooks and laptops.
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 10.1-inch touchscreen
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Poor performance in dark scenes

wired[12]

Sentiment Score[*] 63%
Reviewers from wired have found the following[***]:
Lenovo's Duet Chromebook has a 10-inch screen with a detachable keyboard and back cover. As a tablet, it's the perfect size for reading on the couch or in bed. The 1920 x 1200 screen has a 16:10 aspect ratio, which gets a sizable amount of text on the screen at once.
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Pros[**]
  • Slim, lightweight design
  • Great battery life
  • Built-in trackpad works well
Cons[**]
  • Chrome OS still needs work

references

1. ^ Lenovo Chromebook Duet review: Practically a steal. androidauthority. 2020-07-28 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
2. ^ Lenovo Chromebook Duet review. laptopmag. 2020-05-14 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook 10 tablet review. notebookcheck. 2020-09-09 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
4. ^ Lenovo Chromebook Duet Review. pcmag. 2020-05-19 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Lenovo Chromebook Duet review: Redefining the small and cheap tablet. pcworld. 2020-06-29 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook review. techadvisor. 2021-01-05 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
8. ^ Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook review. techradar. 2020-07-17 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
9. ^ Lenovo Chromebook Duet review: this has no business costing so little. theverge. 2020-05-19 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
10. ^ Lenovo Chromebook Duet review. tomsguide. 2021-02-03 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
11. ^ Lenovo Chromebook Duet Review. trustedreviews. 2021-02-11 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
12. ^ Review: Lenovo Duet Chromebook. wired. 2020-05-20 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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