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Lenovo Duet Chromebook 2-in-1: $399 - preorder

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[Best Buy] Lenovo Duet Chromebook 2-in-1: $399 - preorder

Was looking for a good tablet/chromebook for my 10 year old and this chromebook has good value for the price and has amazing reviews. The Best Buy one is better then the one on lenovo's site as it is cheaper and comes with a 128GB SSD instead of eMCP.

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CNET Review

Specs
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- 2.0GHz 8-core MediaTek Helio P60T processor and 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM ensure smooth and lag-free performance while you're working on multiple applications
- 128GB solid state drive (SSD) offers faster storing and retrieving speeds for your project files and other media files
- 10.1" Full HD IPS touchscreen display with 400 nits renders bright, clear visuals with lifelike colours in 1920 x 1200 native resolution
- Ultra-thin 9.13mm narrow bezel gives you more screen space for enjoying your movies, games, and other content with minimised visual clutter
- Integrated 802.11AC Wi-Fi allows you to access the internet from wireless networks
- Bluetooth 4.2 technology quickly pairs up with your Bluetooth-enabled devices such as smartphones, tablets, wireless headphones, and more
- Built-in 2-cell lithium polymer battery gives you a runtime of up to 10 hours when the device is fully charged
- USB-C port (supports display port) allows you to connect external storage devices, display units, and other peripherals
- Integrated webcam makes it easy to connect with friends and family members through video chats
- Compatible with USI pen (sold separately) to draw sketches and jot down notes
- 2-in-1 Chromebook comes with a detachable bilingual keyboard with 5-point pogo pin and magnet design to quickly turn the laptop into a compact tablet
- Pre-loaded with Chrome OS (bilingual) that integrates with other Android devices
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Feb 17, 2018
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Great product but not a hot deal.
Although it's 419 on Lenovo.ca for 64gb.
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jarrodrporter wrote: Great product but not a hot deal.
Although it's 419 on Lenovo.ca for 64gb.
If you don't think it is a hot deal, are you able to elaborate on what you would consider a better deal?
The shopper inside me is curious.
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Nov 21, 2005
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What are these chromebooks best for?

How's the variety of chrome apps in comparison to android apps?
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SwooshICE wrote: What are these chromebooks best for?

How's the variety of chrome apps in comparison to android apps?
I know people using it as a full time laptop.
Runs all the android apps aswell.
Not sure about any gaming potential but useful for most of the other work
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Oct 19, 2015
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I doubt the presence of a real SSD in this product.
The 64Gb offered by Staples isn't SSD. No SSD on Lenovo web site neither for both models...
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SwooshICE wrote: What are these chromebooks best for?

How's the variety of chrome apps in comparison to android apps?
My main computer is a desktop computer with two monitors and my second computer is a Chromebook. I'm typing on this right now. It's the perfect companion for anything web related. My Chromebook's weight is 1.5 pound, try to beat this with a normal laptop, even the "compact" ones. It's like having a tablet with a real keyboard, with a bigger screen than most tablets. I think the battery on mine can go for 10+ hours. Chrome OS has very little overhead on top of Chrome, so it will use less power than a Windows laptop. If you need this for Windows specific apps, then it's not a good choice for sure.
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sgtplunder wrote: If you don't think it is a hot deal, are you able to elaborate on what you would consider a better deal?
The shopper inside me is curious.
A "hot deal is a sale price reduced from regular retail. This is simply a great priced new product.
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nigre33 wrote: I doubt the presence of a real SSD in this product.
The 64Gb offered by Staples isn't SSD. No SSD on Lenovo web site neither for both models...
We need to confirm this somehow as well.
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I did some research as per discussion on another board

Some people seem to have misconception of Chromebook, including me. It actually changed a lot for the past few years. If you are patient enough you can even write light code with it under Linux

Its major con to me is limited functionality in their MS office suite
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don't make me less of a human just cause i don't share your "idiotologies".

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willy0275 wrote: My main computer is a desktop computer with two monitors and my second computer is a Chromebook. I'm typing on this right now. It's the perfect companion for anything web related. My Chromebook's weight is 1.5 pound, try to beat this with a normal laptop, even the "compact" ones. It's like having a tablet with a real keyboard, with a bigger screen than most tablets. I think the battery on mine can go for 10+ hours. Chrome OS has very little overhead on top of Chrome, so it will use less power than a Windows laptop. If you need this for Windows specific apps, then it's not a good choice for sure.
Just curious, are you a developer by chance?
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don't make me less of a human just cause i don't share your "idiotologies".

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Terabithia wrote: Just curious, are you a developer by chance?
Yes but I do zero techie stuff with the Chromebook, 100% web browsing, email etc.
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Android Studio now works on ChromeOS, so now Chromebooks can actually be used for serious development: https://developer.android.com/studio .

CrossOver ChromeOS can be used to run some older Windows apps on ChromeOS as well: https://www.codeweavers.com/products/crossover-chromeos .

Unfortunately, both of these options are limited to x86 based Chromebooks so will not be available on this Chromebook.
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I was eyeing on this to replace my mipad 4+, but a review I read somewhere mentioned Duet chromebook need to be restarted every 1 or 2 days to ensure its smooth experience, the review also mentioned it will get lagging when openeing several apps.

P60T is basically performed in 660 level, not a very powerful processor

I had awful experience with Lenovo's Lepad back then.
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sgtplunder wrote: If you don't think it is a hot deal, are you able to elaborate on what you would consider a better deal?
The shopper inside me is curious.
It's not a hot deal because it's basically MSRP. It's been that price on best buys site for months. I've had a pre-order in for quite some time already.

Yes it's a good chromebook. It's a great value. But it's not a deal.
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SwooshICE wrote: What are these chromebooks best for?

How's the variety of chrome apps in comparison to android apps?
They're best for a daily driver if 95% of your use is web browsing, emailing. As it can run Android apps, you could do photo editing, some games. Chrome apps are pretty bleh, you'll just end up using all things Google and if you're happy with that, that's all you need really.

Big selling point for me personally, instant on, full day battery, snappy performance and OS does its own thing with updates etc. My current chromebook is 4 years old and rock solid, I thought it would last only 2 years maybe 3. Best $199 purchase ever.

$399 for the Duet is regular price I believe. I have my eye on it as my next but the Lenovo FLex 5 looks good too for more. May end up with Duet but I'm in no rush, every year i keep an eye in case my chromebook dies but no sign of dying at all...wallet safe.
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Surface Go or this Chromebook?
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alex.mag wrote: Surface Go or this Chromebook?
Windows 10 vs Chrome
no one can answer that but yourself.

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