(Pocket-lint) – Lenovo has introduced a bunch of recent merchandise this week, and one in every of them is an upgraded model of its Duet Chromebook for 2021. It is known as the IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook (or Chromebook Duet 5 within the US) and might be accessible from October.
Just like the earlier mannequin, it is a 2-in-1 pill/crossover machine with a touchscreen, removable keyboard and stylus help. Besides this one’s seen an enormous increase in display screen dimension and tech specs in comparison with the present IdeaPad Duet.
This new mannequin includes a 13.3-inch OLED show, making it a lot nearer in dimension to an everyday laptop computer display screen (in comparison with the earlier 10-inch mannequin). Being OLED (versus LCD/IPS) means it is also brighter, extra color wealthy and might show 100 per cent DCI-P3 color gamut.
The show options skinny bezels too, serving to it add that immersive really feel which can also be aided by a set of 4 audio system across the edges.
As a result of it is Chrome OS, which means it is a comparatively light-weight working system, and which means much less pressure on the battery in comparison with Home windows. The built-in 42WHr battery can go as much as 15 hours earlier than needing a refill in response to Lenovo.
It is powered by the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 platform, including to the rising crop of transportable computer systems being powered by ARM processors and is provided with as much as 246GB SSD storage and as much as 8GB RAM. All of that is packed in to a chassis that is solely 7.24mm skinny and weighs 700 grams (1.5lbs). It has two USB 3.0 Kind-C ports too.
As you’d suspect the OLED-equipped new Duet mannequin will value greater than the smaller, lesser specced Duet, however nonetheless retains an accessible worth level. It is going to be accessible in October for round $429 and is available in two colors: Abyss Blue and Storm Gray.
Writing by Cam Bunton. Originally published on .