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The Lenovo Chromebook Duet is on sale for an all-time-low $229 (Update: Expired)

That's for the 128GB version of this Chrome OS tablet that's also a laptop. Plus, shop early for Tile trackers and save 30%.

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The latest Surface Go? Nope, this is Lenovo's Duet: part Chromebook, part tablet.

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Still on the hunt for a new laptop for working from home, schooling from home or the like? My top pick right now is from Best Buy's early Black Friday sale, which kicked off yesterday. It's the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15.6-inch laptop for $300, still available as of this morning.

There's another Lenovo that's worth a look, however, especially if you'd prefer Chrome OS to Windows. It's the Chromebook Duet (128GB) for $229, the lowest price on record and a $70 savings.

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The reason this is my second choice is size: The Duet has a 10.1-inch screen, which I find small for getting any substantial work done. And the accompanying keyboard is on the small side as well.

It's still a fully capable Chromebook, though, with a kickstand that lets you prop the screen up and detachable keyboard so you can break free into full-on tablet mode. Speaking of which, Chrome OS can run Android apps, so this is sort of a three-in-one: Chromebook, Chrome tablet and Android tablet.

Want to know more? Check out CNET's Lenovo Chromebook Duet review. Verdict: Pretty sweet at $300. So if you can get one for $229? Sweeter still.

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The day will come when you can't find your keys, wallet or phone -- and then you'll wish you had a Tile tracker. Even at full price, I enthusiastically recommend these things. So when they're on sale... Recommendation Level Alpha! (I have no idea what that means.)

On sale they are: For a limited time, Amazon has five Tile tracker deals -- most of them 30% off, one 38% off.

You can choose between a single Tile Pro, a Tile Mate two-pack, a Tile Starter Pack (one Slim, one Mate) and so on. Which one to choose? That depends on your needs.

I'll just say that if your phone is constantly going missing in your house, you really need a Tile Mate or Pro on your keychain. You just double-press the button and, presto, your phone rings -- even if it's set to mute. In my experience, Tiles don't work flawlessly every time, and they do put a small hit on phone battery life.

Still worth it. Definitely.  

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