Lenovo’s Chromebook Duet is a Chrome OS tablet with a detachable keyboard and support for a pressure-sensitive pen. Since launching in 2020, the 10 inch tablet been one of the most affordable 2-in-1 Chromebooks around, especially since it often goes on sale for $50 to $75 off the $300 list price.
Last year Lenovo expanded the Chromebook Duet lineup with the larger, pricier Chromebook Duet 5 which has a 13.3 inch OLED display and a $430 starting price. Now the company is splitting the difference with the new Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3 Chromebook, an 11 inch model coming in May for $399 and up.
Lenovo is positioning the new tablet as a follow-up to the original 10 inch model, despite the fact that it has a starting price that’s $100 higher. I’m hopeful that the price will either fall quickly or that Lenovo will continue selling the 10 inch version for a while even after the new 11 inch version.
But the new IdeaPad Duet 3 Chromebook does appear to be an upgrade in many ways. It sports an 11 inch, 2K touchscreen LCD display with a 5:3 aspect ratio and support for an optional pen. The tablet is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 chip as its 13.3 inch sibling. And it supports up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
|IdeaPad Duet 3 Chromebook (11”, 7)|
2000 x 1200 pixels (5:3 aspect ratio)
touchscreen with stylus support (optional)
|Processor||Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Compute Platform|
|Memory||4GB or 8GB LDDR4X|
|Storage||64GB / 128GB / 256GB eMMC|
|Battery||Up to 12 hours battery life|
Supports 45W Quick Charge
|Ports||2 x USB 3.0 Gen 1 (Type-C)|
|Audio||Stereo 1W speakers|
|Dimensions||258 x 165 x 8mm|
10.2″ x 6.5″ x 0.3″
|Weight||Tablet: 516.5 grams (1.14 pounds)|
Folio case: 429.3 grams (0.95 pounds)
By comparison, the original Chromebook Duet with a 10 inch screen measures 240 x 160 x 7mm and weighs 450 grams, while the 13.3 inch Chromebook Duet 5 is 306 x 287 x 7mm and 700 grams.
The new IdeaPad Chromebook Duet 3 will be available in Storm Grey and Misty Blue color options, and