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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Phenomenal value

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    This is a great little device. Build quality is excellent. Screen is bright and colorful. Performance is snappy on the browser, and even better with Android apps/games (never quite realized how an ARM processor on a Chromebook can make such a difference compared to an Intel in this regard). Google Stadia games run great as well. Keyboard is quite good, despite the cramped punctuation keys on the right side, and the magnetic attachment is very secure. Stereo speakers are a bit tinny but plenty loud. Battery life is supposed to be great as well, although I haven't had it long enough to put it through its paces. Lenovo advertises 10 hours on a charge, but many reviewers have been observing 10-12 hours, depending on the activity. The included charger is not a fast charger, but that's ok -- I have plenty of fast chargers lying around at home that are compatible. Software support is terrific -- this is one of the first Chromebooks to have a guaranteed 8 years of Chrome OS updates (through June 2028), which is up from 5-6 years for previous Chromebooks. I think Lenovo did a a bang-up job with this device -- one almost wonders if it was a mistake (given the astonishingly low price) or if the higher ups in the company just let the Chromebook division do whatever it wanted to do without really paying attention. It really is the spiritual successor to the Pixel C (or what the Pixel C was supposed to be in the first place -- a Chromebook), and is now an excellent option for those bemoaning the lack of good Android tablets.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo Duet Chromebook. We are pleased to hear that the features and performance of the Duer Chromebook meets your computing needs so well. This sleek and light 2-in-1 Chromebook switches from business to fun as easily as it switches from laptop to tablet mode. Simply detach the plug-and-play keyboard, and you have an ultraportable 10.1-inch tablet ready to entertain you. In laptop mode, the typical size of laptop keyboard is comfortable and responsive, while the 400 nits FHD display is visually appealing in either mode. Enjoy thousands of apps from Google Play Store, superfast boot-up, more than 8 years of automatic updates, and USI stylus support. Get creative. Or get busy. Lenovo

  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    So far so good!! Love it!!

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    I just got it and so far so good! I haven’t really cracked into all the features yet but in my opinion it’s the best bang for your buck! If you’ve had it in your car for a while and your not sure if you should pull the trigger; I’d say go for it! you can always return it if it’s not for you LOL. But I’m definitely keeping it! The picture is great; quality is great; it comes with a snap on cover with kickstand a keyboard and it also comes with a headphone adapter... Bottom line I’m happy!! And I was really nervous about making the purchase but I’m glad I did.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Superb Chromebook for School Age Kids

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

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    I purchased two of the Lenovo Duet Chromebooks (to replace two aging ASUS Flip C100P Chromebooks)--one for each of our school age boys. While the ASUS provided a great starter Chromebook experience to introduce our boys to a blend of web and android apps, it was starting to noticeably age and programs were not working as well anymore. When I heard about the Duet earlier this year, I immediately started to follow the news and preordered two from BB at the end of April. After all the wait and hype, I was not disappointed. For my kids, this is by far the best value for the money and gives them everything they need for virtual school and beyond. Prior to having the Duet, our boys would use a mix of their Chromebooks and Amazon Fire Tablets for school/apps/media consumption. Now with the Duet, they are no longer interested in their Amazon Fire Tablets and use their Chromebooks for all school/apps/media consumption. The screen quality as well as the included keyboard and kickstand make this a great device for them and relatively easy to use. As a parent, having controls that are easy to set up and maintain over what they can access on the web through supervising their accounts with Google Family Link makes the experience of a Chromebook highly preferable to either pure Android/Apple devices (and I own and use both). In addition to the Lenovo Duet Chromebook, we purchased two of the HP USI Rechargeable Styluses (directly from HP as they are not yet available through BB) to augment their Duets. I'll also briefly mention that access for a line-in audio only through the one USB-C port does not hinder our ability to use the devices as our boys use reasonably priced Bluetooth Headphones (EasySM brand from Amazon) which pair and stay connected without any problems. The combination of the Duet, the USI Stylus, and Bluetooth Headphones is an amazing blend that all work well together. So glad that we found the Lenovo Duet Chromebook and I would highly recommend it for those looking for both a great value and high quality Chromebook for their kids!

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    It was a great gift for my Grandson!

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

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    I brought it to my grandson Clayton yesterday. He set it up himself and is having fun finding out all that he can do with it! He will be doing his class school work on it daily.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Wow

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    Small, incredibly light, and yet has excellent battery life, and runs Android apps exceptionally well. Chrome OS is finally starting to show it's ready for tablets.

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    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo Duet Chromebook. We are pleased to hear that the features and performance of the Duet Chromebook meets your computing needs so well. This sleek and light 2-in-1 Chromebook switches from business to fun as easily as it switches from laptop to tablet mode. Simply detach the plug-and-play keyboard, and you have an ultraportable 10.1-inch tablet ready to entertain you. In laptop mode, the typical size of laptop keyboard is comfortable and responsive, while the 400 nits FHD display is visually appealing in either mode. Enjoy thousands of apps from Google Play Store, superfast boot-up, more than 8 years of automatic updates, and USI stylus support. Get creative. Or get busy. Lenovo

  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great 2-in-1, with some minor flaws

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

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    Display, Speed
    Cons mentioned:
    Trackpad

    Disclaimer: I have never owned a tablet, so some of my comments may be over/under critical, or just general to tablets. Will probably update this review after more time with it, but these are my initial impressions. First off, I bought the Duet because I have been wanting an alternative to my laptop that I could take on both fun trips to check/write emails and watch movies on flights, but also work trips to get light work done and give presentations. Going to list the pros and cons I’ve encountered so far, but you can skip to the end for my overall thoughts. Pros - Really nice and bright display - Super light tablet without the keyboard and cover I was hesitant about the forced style choices (Blue accent and cloth cover), but I actually really dig it in person. Really good looking device. - The sound is not nearly as bad as I expected. I use bluetooth headphones nearly 99% of the time anyways, but it’s good to know the sound quality is decent without them; just don’t expect them to be loud. - Quick responsiveness and no real lag with apps (although I’ll get more into that in the cons...) - Love the auto unlock feature when your phone is nearby The boot speed is very fast, makes me second guess whether I actually turned it off - The keyboard is fantastic. Nothing will ever beat my Thinkpad X1 keyboard, but the quality here is great and it’s very easy to type on despite the size. Surprised to hear that people are facing issues with it. - Battery life is solid. We’ll see how this changes when I actually use it for its intended purpose, but around the house it has barely drained. Cons - The cover: It is surprisingly heavy. Feels as if the weight doubles when you put it on, and you really need it on most of the time since it has the kickstand. Really wish the kickstand was just part of the device, but I guess it’s a nice protection. - The weight in general: When everything is connected, this guy weighs 2 lbs ( just 1lb less than my laptop). It’s not terrible, but it’s surprising. I appreciate that the tablet is < 1lb, but after using it for a bit, I really feel like I’ll have the cover and keyboard on it more often than not. - The camera: I’m not planning on really taking pictures with it, but I was hoping for a bit more from the front-facing camera since I might use it for video conferences. - Apps: This is where we get into maybe general Android territory. Some apps behave very strangely in landscape mode. When the keyboard is connected, Instagram crops to portrait mode which... looks silly. If you take the keyboard off and enter tablet mode, the Duet refuses to rotate to landscape mode at all. With Facebook, the app does enter landscape mode, but you can’t scroll from the left side of the screen, only the right. Most apps work normally in either view, but this is a little annoying. - Display resolution: This is issue has been better described here (https://chromeunboxed.com/lenovo-chromebook-duet-extended-display-broken-usb-c/), but long story short, the Duet limits the resolution when your try to mirror the display on a larger screen. When I tried to test showing a presentation, it was noticeably boxed (see pictures attached with comparison to my laptop) which makes me hesitant about using it for work presentations. Overall: Let’s be honest, in the end the price is fantastic and makes many of the cons acceptable. The Duet is a solid little device that does exactly what I need it to do, albeit with some limitations (the most important of which can potentially be fixed with software updates?). Great display, portability, speed, and functionality for what I need out of a 2-in-1.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Thank you so much for your feedback on the Chromebook Duet - we appreciate it. We're so happy that you chose this device as your first tablet! The device has front camera that is 2MP fixed-focus with LED indicator. You should have no issues with quality when it comes to using your device for video conferencing. If you ever have questions on the device, feel free to reach out to Lenovo Tech Support for more information at: 877-453-6686. Lenovo

  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Lenovo chromebook

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    I love my computer it even have touch screen it's phenomenal I love it this is the best purchase I made thus far and I got it I ordered about 9:00 and I got it about 12:00 the only thing I'm having problem with is downloading the virus on my computer but yes this is the greatest purchase I ever invested in

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    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo Chromebook Duet. All Chromebooks receive free virus protection software from the Google Server every time the Chromebook connects to the internet. No other virus protection software should be installed on a Chromebook. Lenovo

  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best bang for your buck!

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

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    Bought it while it was on sale and definitely worth it over the Surface Go 2 and base model iPads. I already own a Dell XPS 9300 for everything I do and this was going to be a secondary device for media consumption and note taking (Ordered the Lenovo USI stylus straight from their website) and for what I paid, this is an amazing device! The build quality is so good I didn’t think it would be that good, it’s super light when you want to use it as a tablet and does so comfortably. The keyboard is decent not the best but it was included for free where as Microsoft would charge $100 extra for their keyboard cover and like I said before, I already own a Dell XPS for everyday use. Battery is amazing on this thing it will definitely go 12 hours straight and the battery indicator will sometimes tell me I have 15 hours or even more on a full charge! Haven’t tested it because I always plug it in at the end of the day but I wouldn’t doubt it. The display is also very nice for the price (Clamshell Chromebooks around this price have those terrible TN Panel displays). I previously owned a Samsung Chromebook Pro before upgrading to my Dell XPS so I was very familiar with Chrome OS and the interface that’s been made for tablet mode work really well and multitasking is a breeze. All in all this thing is definitely worth all the money, for similar priced traditional clamshell Chromebooks, you generally get worse performance and less battery life and those terrible TN Panel displays that strain the heck out of your eyes. This is a tablet first so even though it only has a mediatek processor, it has been proven very capable because it doesn’t need a whole lot of power. I definitely suggest this if you’re looking to buy an affordable tablet or Chromebook because this checks all the boxes and Google is going to be supporting updates for the next 8 years so it will definitely last!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Hi Victor. Thanks for choosing the Lenovo Chromebook Duet. We are pleased to hear the features, value, and performance of the Chromebook Duet is meeting your computing needs so well! Lenovo

  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    This thing is so awesome!

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

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    Display, Keyboard
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    Trackpad

    I've owned two Samsung Chromebooks (the one released right after the original chromebook CR-48), which I thought were amazing, two Toshiba Chromebook 2 chromebooks which I thought could not be bested, better sound quality than the Samsung, higher resolution screen and faster. But the Lenovo Duet is even better. The duet is really awesome! The only thing I'm surprised by is that I don't see the "Chrome Circle" logo anywhere on the device. It's powerful enough to let you run Android Apps side by side with Chrome. You can split screen, type on the keyboard and use the trackpad, or use the touch screen with gestures or a USI pen (I haven't tried the pen yet but I have one on order) It comes with 4GB memory and 128 GB of storage. I have Disney+, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Zoom, Google Meet, Hangouts, Libby (Library reader), Kindle, and other apps installed and they work great! I can run them split screen side by side with chrome. Casting your desktop to a TV and switching between screens is a breeze! The screen can do a resolution up to 1920 x 1080, but comes enlarged by default. 1920 x 1080 is really small on a 10.5" screen. But don't let the size deter you! This device is really great! All of the normal ALPHA and NUM keys on the keyboard are the normal keyboard size. some of the keys, (backspaces, tab, search, [, ], ', / are about 2/3 the width of normal. The arrow keys are smaller too, but for typing, the keyboard is perfectly adequate. I'm writing this review on it now. Other folks have reviewed the device and spoke highly of the build quality. They are not kidding. Very high quality! To use an HDMI monitor, get a USB-HDMI adapter. For thumb drives, get an adapter that supports USB-A as well. Some dongles support multiple options at once. I haven't tried a mouse yet because the trackpad works great. I may get a Logitech 535 bluetooth mouse for my wife, but she seems to do well with just the trackpad. The speakers don't have a lot of bass, but you can definitely hear them. It's a perfect device that starts quickly has 8 years of support and easy maintenance (no messing with operating system upgrades), all for under $300!

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    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo Duet Chromebook. There is one USB-c 2.0 version port on the Duet, with video out capability. To connect the Duet to an external HDMI monitor you will need a USB-c to HDMI adapter. The 10-1-Inch (screen size measured diagonally) IPS screen has a resolution of FHD (1920 x 1200). Lenovo

  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent Price to Performance with Cool Extras

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

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    Display, Keyboard, Price
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    Lag

    I've been using this Chromebook, believe it or not as my mobile gaming device. Google Stadia and xCloud work very well on this tablet/2in1. The screen is bright and very colorful. A really solid display. The tablet itself is light, but when you add the back cover stand and keyboard, it definitely at least doubles the weight. However it more than manageable. You'll be able to game (android apps) and again with streaming services very well. Watching videos and browsing definitely perform well. The cons of the device is the 1 USB C port, but if you have a usb hub, you should be fine. If you can, go to your local store and buy the tablet. If you opt for shipping from best buy, plan to be waiting much longer than necessary. My tablet was just 25 minutes away and UPS continually failed to deliver the Duet, even after tracking showed it was on the truck to be delivered. Unfortunately because of the delay, I wasn't able to take it with me on a recent trip, but instead had to pack my 5lb Zenbook Pro Duo. Overall, it's a great device, performs well, with 8 years of the device getting updates, the keyboard and back cover kickstand, this tablet is an incredible deal! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this device to family and friends!

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    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo Duet Chromebook. This sleek and light 2-in-1 Chromebook switches from business to fun as easily as it switches from laptop to tablet mode. Simply detach the plug-and-play keyboard, and you have an ultraportable 10.1-inch tablet ready to entertain you. In laptop mode, the typical size of laptop keyboard is comfortable and responsive, while the 400 nits FHD display is visually appealing in either mode. Enjoy thousands of apps from Google Play Store, superfast boot-up, more than 8 years of automatic updates, and USI stylus support. Get creative. Or get busy. Lenovo

  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great

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    Feels so great the best I ever had sounds really good also

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    The wait is over!

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    This is my first chromebook. So far so good. I bought it because of the hype and Lenovo products are dependable.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great for the price long battery life.

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

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    I love it's fast i can email's play domino's create documents for work. and it has great battery life i have gotten over ten hours on one charge. It's light weight , I bought a carrying case and a usb c hub that gives me more port one hdmi 2 usb 3.0 and sd card reader and micro sd card reader for 19 dollars at amazon. i can transfer files to a usb stick. The price is great for $229 for 128 gig of storage and 4 gig ram. It has a key board and a bright screen to boot. wow is the word

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    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Hi, Thanks for choosing the Lenovo Chromebook Duet. We are pleased to hear the features, value, and performance of the Chromebook Duet is meeting your computing needs so well! We appreciate your detailed and helpful review =) Lenovo

  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome chromebook tablet for $299

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    I am one of the lucky guys who was able to purchase it when they first launched. I noticed this model is hard to find and sold out quickly. I am not surprise and I know why. This is because for $299, you get a well built chromebook tablet with a nice fabric case, which comes with a Microsoft surface style kickstand and most importantly, there is a keyboard, the keyboard is great specially it is included with the tablet. I personally owned the Pixelbook, and the Asus 10" chromebook, I can tell you this device is great for everyday use. The FHD screen is very nice with the bright screen. Although I noticed there are some hiccups when there are too many apps opened, but still, I think this device is great for lot of people. Specially, I gave this device to my 3rd grade son for his zoom class and other school work. It is perfect for him. So, if you are reading this, I am sure you are interested in this chromebook. Just get it and you should be happy with it.

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  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nice for the price!

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

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    Pros mentioned:
    Display, Keyboard, Price
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    Ports, Speakers

    My Lenovo Duet arrived a couple days early and I’ve now had a chance to set it up and play around with it a bit. I’ll give my impressions here and compare it to some other ultraportable possibilities I own, both less expensive and more expensive. All the things you’ve probably already read about the Duet are true – with keyboard and stand attached, its weight doubles, it’s not the fastest processor in the world, the speakers aren’t the greatest, the keyboard isn’t backlit, etc. Despite those issues, there is a lot to love about this little Chromebook – the screen is very good, they keyboard is great given its size, it will get 8 years of updates, the battery life is great, it gives you the web, Android and Linux in one very portable machine, etc. Again, the stuff you’ve already read is true; I found no real surprises. So… As soon as it was fully charged, and fully updated, I went to work loading it up with Google Play and Linux apps. So far, I’ve put the following on my Duet, and everything mostly seems to be working nicely: GOOGLE PLAY APPS Books/E-reader Kindle App, Kindle Cloud Reader, Adobe Acrobat, Cloud Library, Overdrive Business/Education Canvas Student, Zoom, TinyScanner, Linked In News AP News, BBC News, NPR News, Washington Post, Google News, Guardian Games Into the Dead, Odyssey, Pinball Arcade, Plague Inc., Ruzzle, Doodle Jump, Frontiers, Race the Sun, Salty Seas, Rush Rally 3, Dropwords 2, Bonza, Twelvesmith, PewPew2 Traditional Games Backgammon, Checkers, Chess, Gin Rummy, Four-in-a Row, Hearts, Euchre, Sudoku, Reversi, Go, Solitaire, Spades Video Hulu, Prime Video, Netflix, Stream, VLC MS Office MS Word, MS Excel, MS One Note, MS PowerPoint Music PowerAmp, Relax Melodies, Amazon Music, Pandora Traditional Music Trad Musician, TunePal, TEFPad, TEFView, Tempo, Music Speed Changer Other 1Weather, Google Keep, City Mapper, Next Radio, Insight Timer, Snapseed LINUX APPS GIMP, FileZilla, Pithos, Firefox ESR There are some issues I keep encountering here and there. When I run GIMP, for example, the cursor doesn’t always align completely with the menu options. There are ways around this (eg, using the arrow keys), but it’s still annoying. Sometimes apps such as Kindle open up in tiny portrait windows while in landscape mode, but then open up full screen when immediately relaunched. I have not yet figured out what's causing that. When I open 1Weather it crashes if I try to see the weather hourly for my location. Just little issues like this that I keep experiencing. Part of this may be due to my unfamiliarity with Chrome OS, but part of it is Chrome OS itself in how it's handling Android apps. Also, Linux apps are not spared; I installed Pithos without a problem, yet I couldn't get any audio. A little web sleuthing quickly taught me that this is an issue with Chrome OS' implementation of Linux; Google hasn't added support for hardware acceleration of audio for Linux yet. So while not all of these issues are the fault of the Duet itself (and therefore I will not lower my rating because of them), they are annoying and it's worth knowing that Google Play Apps and Linux implementation isn't perfect. On the positive side, most things are working quite well, and the Duet is fast enough for doing the kinds of things I'm most likely to do with it. I am typing this review, for example, in Chrome browser with 5 tabs open, Amazon Music streaming in the background, and with Google Drive, the Kindle app, and Google Keep open. Everything is quite responsive, no lagging of any kind. My bluetooth mouse is working flawlessly...I don't really ask for much more of a device like this. Ultimately, the good definitely outweighs the bad and I’m willing to cut this little machine a bit of slack given its $299.99 price tag. I actually think the Duet is great for what it is, and is definitely worth the money (for the 128GB version). But what if you don’t have $300 to spend and still want something super portable for media consumption/productivity/light gaming? And what if you have more to spend but still want something tiny like this? I own and have access to many tablets and laptops, and I think there are two options (maybe three) also worth considering in those cases. First, though, let me just state that I recognize that if you want a Chromebook, you may have no interest in cross-shopping non-Chromebooks. But if you *do* want to, or are able to, keep your options open, here are those possibilities: On the cheaper side, there is the Fire 10 tablet (the latest one). Don’t be so quick to dismiss this one. It’s is easy to find them on sale, sometimes for as low as a third of the price of the Duet. There are several very good keyboard cases that can be purchased for it, and you can easily pair a Bluetooth mouse to it as well. It’s also easy to add the Google Play store to a Fire tablet. If you do these things, you can have a very compelling piece of ultraportable kit for half of the price of the Duet. True, it’s a less elegant solution, it’s a little bigger and a little heavier, and yes it has less ram and less space for files, but it also has better sound, a headphone jack, expandable memory...I’ve used this exact setup frequently and it works extremely well. If you have more to spend, you might consider a Surface Go. I have the original model with 8GB ram and a 128SSD. I paid a couple hundred more than the cost of the Duet for a bundle with the alcantara keyboard cover. That gets you a lighter option with better audio, headphone jack, expandable storage, but again, it’s significantly more money. (Though now with the Surface Go 2 available there will be deals on the original). It’s also a full-fledged desktop OS, and is more powerful in that sense than any Chromebook or Android tablet. Also, don’t be fooled by its low-end processor; it is possible to set up a Go to be a surprisingly responsive little 2-in-1. I actually game on mine, including first-person shooters at over 60 FPS (just keep the resolution down and use low options). You could also consider an iPad with a keyboard cover as well. I own a 2017 iPad Pro, and while there are many great things about it, for me, iPadOS just isn’t powerful enough yet to let me do the things I want to do, the way I want to do them. I ended up giving my iPad/keyboard cover and pen to my wife, who absolutely loves it. There is no doubt that it is extremely quick and responsive compared to pretty much any android tablet and most Chromebooks. To sum up, I think the Lenovo Duet is priced appropriately and slots in nicely between a cheap Android tablet and a more expensive 2-1. This is not (in my opinion) a laptop replacement, but you can do a surprising amount with it. If you can live with the limitations of ChromeOS, and the limitations of this device specifically (no expandable storage, no headphone jack, single USB-C port, etc.) I think you will be pleased with your purchase.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    So far so good

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    So far so good. Shows a great quality picture. Love the attached keyboard, easy on the go. Fast charging. The camera could be much better and clear especially for video chat meetings or FaceTime.

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  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Really good...but I miss the old days...

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

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    Pros mentioned:
    Display, Keyboard, Price
    Cons mentioned:
    Speakers

    For context, I bought the Lenovo Duet (128gb) to replace a 2013 Amazon Fire HDX (gen 3). I loved my little tablet. The only downside to the HDX for me was the inability to run apps from apple or google store, and 10% of the time, I wanted a device to review documents & spreadsheets. Otherwise, the screen, speed, sound, convenience, function were stellar. Since that device has expired, time to replace it. In my shopping process I reviewed the Lenovo Duet, Surface Go (128 gb, m3), Ipad Mini, Galaxy Tab 6 and 6 lite. I wanted the ability to run MS Office products easily for work, so that removed the Galaxy. The Ipad price is just too high for my limited use. The Surface Go looks like a good machine with good performance. However, the price is still a bit high - really, I don't need that much performance and the next level down sounded as if it was lacking. In this case, the Duet seemed to have good performance stats, a reasonable price point for me needs and has a leg-up running android apps. The price is even better considering the keyboard is included. I've had the Duet for a couple of weeks now. By all indications, the Duet is a good machine. It's been a good performer, so far, but has not quite lived up to my expectations. I was spoiled with my kindle. In short, they just don't make them like they used to. that said, the Duet is a good value overall. Pros and Cons: 1. The sound from the speakers is bad. However, if I need better sound, it has bluetooth AND comes with an adapter for headphones. 2. The Touchscreen is not super responsive (not bad, but takes a couple taps sometimes). 3. The apps can work a bit funky sometimes. For example, an app will lose some functions and I need to restart it entirely to get it where I want. Not terrible, but can be annoying. 4. The wifi will shut off every time the screen is off. It means I have to wait for the wifi to reconnect everytime I turn it on. That said, it connects fast enough. 5. The screen resolution is not as good as my HDX. It seems that HDX was the peak of screen resolution and someone determined advancements in small tablets need not be made. Apparently, the screen resolution on the Duet is considered good by current standards...still annoying. 6. It is speedy. It more than does the job loading an app. 7. The keyboard is good. I like a small device (I have a small phone too). If you like small, it's super convenient. 8. It feels quality and durable. 9. There don't seem to be many accessories (case, cover) for it, but I'm optimistic more will arrive, or I could buy a good generic. Overall. it's a good 4 star purchase. It is a solid value. If I compare it to my old Fire HDX, I would rate the Duet a 3. My HDX gave my 90% of the function I needed in a high quality package. The Duet gives me, virtually, everything I could ask in a slightly lower quality package. If you want more, looks like you need to spend more. For my purposes, I don't regret the purchase.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      This sleek and light 2-in-1 Chromebook switches from business to fun as easily as it switches from laptop to tablet mode. Simply detach the plug-and-play keyboard, and you have an ultraportable 10.1-inch tablet ready to entertain you. In laptop mode, the typical size of laptop keyboard is comfortable and responsive, while the 400 nits FHD (1920 x 1200) display is visually appealing in either mode. Enjoy thousands of apps from Google Play Store, superfast boot-up, more than
      8 years of automatic updates, and USI stylus support. Get creative. Or get busy. Lenovo

  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    exactly what i've been looking for

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

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    received this item today and after waiting forever haha (i pre-ordered it) and absolutely love it... this is my fourth Chromebook in the last ten years-- i had two Samsungs that i loved and eventually gave away to friends, and i still own an Acer 15" that continues to perform impeccably, but i needed something that i could carry around with me on business as well as classes (those Samsungs were 11.5")... i've owned MacBook Airs and also own an Acer Windows machine, but since i switched to ChromeOS i haven't looked back... everything is perfect and works and makes sense with this machine: size, comfort, and the options it gives me: tablet and laptop, in a size that works for me... no-- this isn't going to be my number one machine-- i have an Acer Chromebox 3 desktop for that, but this is currently my new favorite when it comes to casual use whenever i am not at my desk... right out of the box, i turned it on, and within a minute i was logged into my account and Chrome was downloading its newest version (it took 4 minutes)... i knew i was right for waiting for this after putting off buying a 2-in-1 after i noticed this gem back in January... even reading all the speculative reviews did not throw me off-- you know the ones: where all the tech people feel the need to write about the different specs and how they aren't "the best ever"... but for $300 this thing will do exactly what i want: work in Chrome, have access to all of my documents, apps, and the bonus of taking handwritten notes... the touchpad is great, the keyboard is great, the screen is great, the kickstand is great... and all for $300!!! i do not play games so who cares about that? i have all my streaming services just in case... it came with the headphone jack adapter... and just in case, i also ordered an SD card, mini SD card, and USB combo adapter... one never knows and it wasn't any skin off my back to get it... i could not be happier...

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Brilliant for the price but also just brilliant!

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

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    Pros mentioned:
    Display, Keyboard, Price
    Cons mentioned:
    Trackpad

    The device is lightweight. The screen is sharp, colorful, and bright. The keyboard has a very good feel, and the adjustment to it was very quick for me. The tablet by itself is VERY light -- a joy to hold and use for long periods. The sound is at least decent, maybe better than decent. The battery life is INSANE. The first night I had it, I used it for 2 hours straight of downloading things, light gaming, and web browsing -- in that time the battery went from 100% to 87%. That's amazing. Is there room for improvement? Yes. Two-finger scrolling has a bit of a screen bounce. I find the trackpad a little bit loose -- I don't like to click and this readily does so (some may like that). There is only ONE port -- the USB-C port. It has the same floppy keyboard connection that the Pixel Slate has, so typing in your lap is a bit of a balancing act. I highly recommend this device as a secondary, casual device -- and at the price point, you can't really go wrong.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A good combination that performs as promised

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    Since I have been using a Pixel phone, Chrome browser and Google Docs and Sheets software in addition to Windows products on my desktop, I thought it would be interesting to move away from Microsoft and the incessant updates and try a Chromebook. I was also wanting a new tablet and something compact for travel, so the Duet seemed to fill those wishes. I have been using the Duet now for just over a month and I am happy with the purchase decision. I have taken it on vacation and it filled the need for both a compact computer and a tablet. While the Duet lacks some attributes of a full laptop (lack of multiple accessory ports, lack of outboard printer and monitor connections for example), with wireless storage and printer connections using outboard devices is not difficult. I am not one to dig into operating systems and esoteric apps and hardware. I buy products that I can use easily and that fulfill the company's claims of performance. I think the Duet fills that goal. I have done Zoom meetings, word processing, spreadsheets, etc. using Google software and storage and it has worked seamlessly. The Duet has met my expectations (and my wife's, since she also has a Duet) and I would recommend it to anyone who would like a compact computer/tablet combination that is easy to use and compact for travel.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo Chromebook Duet. We are pleased to hear that the Chromebook Duet is working out so well for both you and your wife. Lenovo

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