A hybrid computer, the Lenovo Duet 5 allows you to enjoy the power of a laptop with the mobility of a tablet. A 2-in-1 product under ChromeOS that will appeal to both workers and those who want to have fun.
No longer having to choose between an Android tablet that does not allow you to work efficiently and an affordable laptop that lacks versatility. This is the problem that Lenovo seeks to solve with its Lenovo Duet 5, a rather well thought out 2-in-1 Chromebook.
This touch tablet relies on a beautiful OLED screen to deliver a quality image, as well as on ChromeOS to gain versatility thanks to the Google Workspace suite. You are faced with a device designed for entertainment as well as for office automation, to which you just need to connect a keyboard to increase productivity.
The ergonomics of a tablet
Out of the box, the Lenovo Duet 5 looks like a large touch pad. It must be said that its 13-inch screen classifies it more easily in the category of small computers than in that of classic touch slates.
If the borders are visible, this OLED panel with Full HD + definition offers a beautiful display surface with a quality image. Suffice to say right away that watching streaming content on the Lenovo Duet 5 is particularly pleasant.
The rest of the design is sober with an aluminum and plastic shell, with square edges and rounded corners. A very pretty overall aesthetic that gives a truly luxurious appearance to the Lenovo Duet 5. The format ensures a very good grip. Above all, the diagonal of the screen does not detract from the mobility of the Lenovo Duet 5. Its thickness of 7 mm and its weight of barely 650 grams make this Chromebook easy to transport. And you won’t risk damaging it in a bag since it comes with a shell and a plastic keyboard that protects the screen. This keyboard allows you to transform the Lenovo Duet 5 into a real laptop and thus enjoy a more precise and natural typing. Enough to gain productivity in a single clip.
Finally, two USB Type-C sockets are housed on the edges, both to allow you to recharge the device and to connect a peripheral such as an external SSD.
The versatility of a Chromebook
To be more efficient than a simple Android tablet, the Lenovo Duet 5 relied on two elements: a solid technical sheet and a well-optimized operating system.
Setup to get started. The Lenovo Duet 5 houses a Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 processor. This chip, accompanied by 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, has the advantage of being energy efficient, preserving its autonomy, and offering good overall performance. . Features that guarantee fluid and stable daily use, both for web browsing and basic office tasks. Above all, it can count on good autonomy since its battery is capable of lasting 12 hours before having to be recharged.
But its real strength comes from its OS. The Lenovo Duet 5 is based on ChromeOS, Google’s operating system. It offers a clean and ergonomic user interface (notably thanks to the touch screen), which makes use very pleasant and intuitive.
ChromeOS is a good ally for productivity. It is built around the Google Workspace suite of applications (Docs, Sheets, Drive, Calendar…), which gives quick access to all its work tools, without having to download them first and look for them in various places. . Being very light, ChromeOS does not siphon resources from the Lenovo Duet 5, which only needs a few seconds to boot.
Automatic synchronization of Google services is also included, which allows you to work offline, before saving your changes once the connection returns. No more panicking during sudden Internet outages. From a security perspective, built-in virus protection automatically protects your Chromebook against malware. So you can focus on what you need to do, instead of wasting time installing third-party security software.
The icing on the cake, the Lenovo Duet 5 natively integrates the Google Play Store application store, thus making available the thousands of apps available on Android. We are thinking, for example, of office services, such as Office 365 or Adobe Lightroom, or entertainment apps such as Netflix or Amazon Prime Video. Even the games are in the spotlight, with in particular Among Us, Hearthtstone, Into the Breach or Clash of Clans.
The 2-in-1 for less than 500 euros
In 2022, a good Chromebook has to be affordable. The Lenovo Duet 5 is no exception to this rule since it displays a price below 500 euros.
In its 4 + 64 GB version, the Lenovo Duet 5 is sold for 429 euros at Boulanger instead of 579 euros. The 8 + 128 GB version is offered at 499 euros instead of 699 euros, a drop of 200 euros.