(Pocket-lint) - Lenovo has announced a big of caller products this week, and 1 of them is an upgraded mentation of its Duet Chromebook for 2021. It's called the IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook (or Chromebook Duet 5 successful the US) and volition beryllium disposable from October.
Like the erstwhile model, it's a 2-in-1 tablet/crossover instrumentality with a touchscreen, detachable keyboard and stylus support. Except this one's seen a large boost successful surface size and tech specs compared to the existent IdeaPad Duet.
This caller exemplary features a 13.3-inch OLED display, making it overmuch person successful size to a regular laptop surface (compared to the erstwhile 10-inch model). Being OLED (versus LCD/IPS) means it's besides brighter, much colour affluent and tin show 100 per cent DCI-P3 colour gamut.
The show features skinny bezels too, helping it adhd that immersive consciousness which is besides aided by a acceptable of 4 speakers astir the edges.
Because it's Chrome OS, that means it's a comparatively lightweight operating system, and that means little strain connected the artillery compared to Windows. The built-in 42WHr artillery tin spell up to 15 hours earlier needing a refill according to Lenovo.
It's powered by the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 platform, adding to the increasing harvest of portable computers being powered by ARM processors and is equipped with up to 246GB SSD retention and up to 8GB RAM. All of this is packed successful to a chassis that's lone 7.24mm bladed and weighs 700 grams (1.5lbs). It has 2 USB 3.0 Type-C ports too.
As you'd fishy the OLED-equipped caller Duet exemplary volition outgo much than the smaller, lesser specced Duet, but inactive retains an accessible terms point. It volition beryllium disposable successful October for astir $429 and comes successful 2 colours: Abyss Blue and Storm Grey.
Writing by Cam Bunton. Originally published connected 8 September 2021.