Lenovo has released a new 10-inch 2-in-1 dubbed the Duet Chromebook that runs Chrome OS. Powered by a MediaTek processor, the base model has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage capacity. More importantly, it will set you back just $279.
Carrying a $299 price tag, the slightly larger model that ships with 128GB of internal storage space have been listed at Best Buy. That’s quite a reasonable price, given that other hotly anticipated Chromebook releases this year usually retail for more than $700.
To justify the lowered price, the Duet has been integrated with an underpowered processor and equipped with a relatively smaller size of just 10-inches. It is worth mentioning here that Chrome OS doesn’t use as much horsepower as Windows, and there is a possibility that the weaker chip could have some sort of battery-life benefit.
After spending a few days using the new Chromebook, you are likely to realize it is a fun-to-use device that can be effortlessly flipped between laptop and tablet use. Moreover, it comes with a kickstand, keyboard, and touchpad, which are easy to attach, fold, and detach.
The touchpad and the keyboard are cramped, but they are still usable, and you are likely to get used to them after a few days. Multitasking might seem out of question due to the device’s compact display, meaning, the device is ideal for simpler tasks such as browsing and watching YouTube videos. It delivers nice, crisp images. Weighing in at just over two pounds, the Duet Chromebook is an easy-to-carry product on the go, and it easily fits inside a backpack or purse. On the downside, the device isn’t designed to be used as a primary workstation.