Most electronics manufacturers have recovered from the protracted recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Lenovo is no exception here, recently introducing the Chromebook Duet on Chrome OS. In fact, it is a 10.1-inch device with a keyboard stand.
Design and specifications
The apparatus consists of three main components. The first is the tablet itself, the second is the stand, for which there is a magnetic mechanism. Its tilt angle is adjustable, its maximum value is 1350. The third component is a keyboard with a touchpad.
It also has a magnetic mount. Another feature of the keyboard is the ability to close the screen, like in laptops.
The gadget weighs 1.36 kg, its geometric parameters: 0.73 ? 23.9 ? 16.0 cm are almost standard for its class. Lenovo Chromebook Duet has front and main cameras, two speakers and the same number of microphones. On its right side is the power button, volume rocker and USB connector.
At the bottom of the device there are Pogo mounts that attach the keyboard.
Lenovo Chromebook Duet is a 2-in-1 Chromebook. The basis of its hardware filling is a MediaTek Helio P60T processor with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. It is assisted by the ARM G72 MP3 graphics chip.
The device is equipped with a 10.1-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920 ? 1200 pixels. Its screen refresh rate is standard - 60 Hz. For wireless communication protocols Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth are used. The autonomy of the tablet is about 14 hours with an average load.
Google Chrome OS is used as the operating system. The cost of the device is 22,000 rubles.
The screen matrix provides rich colors and good contrast. Its brightness is also at the level: 400 nits. The bad news is that when using the native display resolution of 1920 ? 1200 pixels, the displayed content is small. Therefore, it is better to use values in the range 1622-1038 to 831-519. By default, the resolution is 1080 ? 675 pixels, which allows you to get detailed data that does not appear small.
Tablet display touch. In the Lenovo Chromebook Duet, it is compatible with the Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) stylus. The company promises to release them soon.
The Lenovo Chromebook Duet comes with a keyboard that many early adopters of the device enjoyed working with. Despite the fact that it has a key travel reduced to 1.3 mm (in most devices this figure is 1.5 mm), this has the best effect on the typing convenience.
At the same time, it doesn't seem small. The distance between the letters Q and P is 17.8 cm. A small disadvantage is that the row of auxiliary keys (comma, period) are half the size.
Most owners of this gadget agree that the optional accessory is good for writing emails or notes. Although articles and stories can be typed on this keyboard too.
Besides printing, "keyboard" can be used to launch applications through the Google Play Store. It's also easy to connect to your Android smartphone.
For most everyday tasks, such as surfing the web, watching videos or chatting in instant messengers, the technical capabilities of the Chromebook Duet are enough. However, the processor of the device has a clock speed of 2.0 GHz. That's a bit by today's standards, even for a Chromebook.
Having only 4 GB of RAM is also not enough, especially since this figure cannot be increased. There is no memory card slot either, but 128 GB will be enough for most users.
Another plus of the model is the presence of a capacious battery. It can last almost two days on a single charge.
Cameras & Sound
The front camera of the tablet has a resolution of 1600 ? 1200 pixels. With its help, you can take good pictures, differing in brightness and detail. It is good for video calls even in low light conditions.
The main camera has a higher resolution - 3264 ? 2448 pixels. It has fast autofocus and a rich set of captureable colors.
Rarely on any similar device you will find such good stereo speakers. They usually don't sound great.
For the Chromebook Duet, the key is to get your speakers set up correctly. They sound too soft at first. It is worthwhile to figure out a little about the settings and as a result you can get high-quality sound. He lacks a bit of the bottom, but this is not critical.
The Lenovo Chromebook Duet tablet computer received good functionality, a high-quality display, and average performance indicators. Many agree that in terms of price / quality ratio it has no equal in the class.
This is true, because not many tablets of this size with a keyboard and stand cost only 22,000 rubles.
The Topic of Article: Lenovo Chromebook Duet Tablet Review.