More than a year after its unveiling, Lenovo’s Chromebook Duet is getting a sequel. The Chromebook Duet 5 (branded as the IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook outside of North America) as a re Imagine a detachable Chromebook Duet, with a higher price tag, a new processor, and a 13.3-inch OLED screen.
The company says the Chromebook Duet 5 will likely be the first multiple additions to the Chromebook Duet line. This is in an ambitious attempt to bring the detachable shape to multiple price points. The company continues to sell the 10.1-inch Chromebook Duet (for now).
The new OLED screen covers 100 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamut and emits 70 percent less blue light than the LCD panel.
OLED displays have long been a luxury icon in the PC space, and starting at $430, the Chromebook Duet 5 is one of the most affordable laptops featuring this technology.
This Chromebook is part of a wave of thin and light laptops with OLED screens that were recently revealed.
Lenovo has also added Windows-powered OLED models to its IdeaPad line. Asus has equipped a number of consumer and business lines (including the budget-oriented VivoBook and ultraportable ZenBook) with the technology.
This comes after Samsung (the world’s largest OLED seller) announced in January that it will start producing 90Hz OLED screens this year.
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Lenovo equipped the Chromebook Duet 5 with an OLED screen
The Chromebook Duet 5 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 computing platform. which was announced in May.
This chip is designed for entry-level laptops. It recently appeared in the Samsung Galaxy Book Go, priced at $349.
The detachable shape has appeared across a variety of laptops this year. This shape is more commonly associated with Microsoft Surface Pro devices.
Asus now sells the detachable Chromebook CM3. It is a direct competitor to the Chromebook Duet. But with a dedicated stylus slot and a kickstand that folds vertically and horizontally.
The HP Elite Folio is available for $1,629 and is also powered by a Snapdragon processor. But it works on Windows. And earlier this year Lenovo experimented with the look in the X-Series ThinkPad with the detachable X12 and an Intel Core i5 processor.
The Chromebook Duet 5 is expected to be available in October.
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