Lenovo’s new 2-in-1 Chromebook Duet 5 packs in a touchscreen OLED display and up to 15 hours of battery life


Last year’s Chromebook Duet was a huge hit with its MediaTek processor and portability and now Lenovo has announced its sibling that brings a larger 13.3-inch OLED touch-screen panel along with Qualcomm’s 2nd-generation Snapdragon 7c chipset. Starting from $429, the 2-in-1 Chromebook Duet 5 will go on sale in the US during October.

With Google’s Chrome OS on board that brings the power of the Play Store with it, the Chromebook Duet 5 offers a premium experience for a reasonable price. The addition of the larger 13.3-inch FHD touch-screen display with OLED technology takes it a step beyond similarly-priced Chromebooks, while the Snapdragon 7c chipset promises up to 15 hours of usage on a single charge.

As with the smaller Duet, the Chromebook Duet 5 is a 2-in-1 convertible which means it can be used as a laptop or as a Chrome OS tablet. It comes with a detachable keyboard and a rear pad that sports a built-in kickstand for when it’s used as a laptop replacement, which is much more plausible now thanks to the full-size keyboard and trackpad.

Chromebook Duet 5
Software Chrome OS
Display 13.3-Inch OLED, FHD Resolution, 400 nits, 100% DCI-P3
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
Memory Up to 8GB LPDDR4x
Storage Up to 256GB eMMC SSD
Battery 42Whr – Up to 15 hours usage, Rapid Charge
Connectivity Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.1 combo with Wi-Fi card
Ports 2 x USB 3.0 Type-C, Pogo Pin
Notable Features USI Stylus support, Google Assistant

Going on sale in the US from October priced from a reasonable $429 in Abyss Blue and Storm Grey, Lenovo could well have another hit on its hands with the Chromebook Duet 5.

He’s been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries an OPPO Find X2 Pro in his pockets, a Galaxy Tab S5e in his backpack, and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around the world. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he’s an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).

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