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Lenovo's Duet Chromebook is part laptop, part Android tablet

The 10.1-inch detachable two-in-one combines premium tablet design with a snappy removable keyboard and fabric-clad kickstand cover.

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The Lenovo IdeaPad Duet's two-piece suit

For a $280 Chromebook, the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook looks and feels like higher-end premium two-in-ones. 

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On its own

In blue and gray, the 1-pound tablet looks good by itself. 

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Ready for work and entertainment

Use the Duet with or without its keyboard. 

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Snappy keyboard

The keyboard firmly snaps to the Duet with magnets and a pogo pin connector. 

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Kickstand cover

The fabric cover attaches magnetically and has a sturdy built-in kickstand.

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Lean back

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All together now

With the keyboard and rear cover attached, the Duet is only 18.2mm (0.71 inch) thick.

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Just one port

The Duet has only a single USB-C port. It does support display output up to 1080p, so you can connect a monitor and other peripherals for a desktop experience. 

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Speakers and mics

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8-megapixel rear camera

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2-megapixel front camera

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10.1-inch touch display

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16:10 aspect ratio

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Chrome control

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Ready to work

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Ready for play

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Tiny keyboard, tiny keys

While most of the keyboard is spacious enough for fast typists, the right side requires a high level of accuracy. Lenovo cut keys like the apostrophe in half -- I frequently missed it and hit Enter instead.  

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Tablet time

At just a pound with the rear cover off, the Duet is comfortable to use handheld. 

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Get connected

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Snap right in

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Clickpad action

The clickpad works well but you'll have to keep your palms from dragging. 

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Typing action

The keyboard, despite the shrunken keys on the right side, is generally comfortable. It's not backlit, though. 

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The cover and keyboard are included

You get both the keyboard and kickstand cover in the box. 

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Entertain yourself

Aside from gaming, you've got plenty of media app support for things like Netflix and Disney Plus bingeing. 

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Lenovo Duet available now

The Lenovo Duet is available now in the US starting at $280 for one with 64GB of storage and $300 with 128GB of storage

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