The wait is finally over and the ChromeOS tablet market is finally starting to show some signs of health. Leading the charge, Lenovo is back with its third take on the ChromeOS tablet and this one brings us a true successor to the original Chromebook Duet that debuted at CES back in 2020. More recently, Lenovo released the very unique Duet 5 that features a crispy 13.3″ OLED display. This model is powered by the second generation Snapdragon 7c compute chip from Qualcomm. The Duet 5 has proven to be a solid device all around that offers the versatility of a tablet but is big enough to actually be used as a laptop.
The latest ChromeOS tablet from Lenovo features the same Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 processor but brings back the smaller form-factor that we loved so much about the original Duet. Announced earlier this year, the Lenovo Chromebook Duet 3 features a 10.9″ 2.2K display which is slightly larger than the original but still small enough to give you a true tablet experience. The Duet 3 comes with a detachable folio keyboard and a magnetic kickstand rear cover. Both of which vastly improved over the original Duet which had a tendency to slide around and never stay in place. Anyway, the rest of the device improves on the original Duet and you can hear more about it in Robby’s initial impressions below.
If you missed the news about the Duet 3, now you’re in the know. After a brief availability on Lenovo’s website, the Duet 3 returned to a status of “coming soon.” Likely to the dismay of many Chromebook fans. If you’ve been impatiently awaiting the arrival of Lenovo’s tiny Snapdragon-powered detachable, your wait is over. Best Buy has officially listed the all-new Lenovo Chromebook Duet 3 and you can have one in your hands this week if you so choose. This version comes packing 4GB of RAM and an impressive 128GB of storage. While I’m holding out for an 8GB model, this configuration will make for a great ChromeOS tablet with plenty of oomph for everyday tasks and Android applications. You can grab the Duet 3 from Best Buy at the link below and stay tuned for our full review very soon. NOTE: You’ll need to get your hands on a USI 2.0 stylus if you want a pen for this Chromebook.