The Lenovo Duet 5 Chromebook stands to be the best thing going in the Chrome OS tablet space at the moment. With the HP Chromebook x2 11 as its only competition, the 13.3″ OLED tablet come sporting the second generation Snapdragon 7c SoC has, in our opinion, already taken a firm lead over HP’s smaller, slightly more sluggish detachable. I’ll save the final verdict for Robby’s full review but you can check out the unboxing and his initial thoughts on the sleek tablet below.
Our in-house model is the $499 version that features a tasty 8GB of RAM and 128GB of eMMC storage. (Sorry, no NVMe storage on these thin tablets.) This is, for most users, the sweet spot as the 8GB of RAM comes in very handy in bolstering the mid-range power of the Qualcomm SoC. That said, casual users will be fine with only 4GB of RAM and that model has finally appeared on Lenovo’s website. This particular build comes with 64GB of storage and is priced at $429.99. At that price, I’d still lean toward the Best Buy model but you can pull a little rabbit out of your hat and score the lesser version for just under $400 at the moment and that may be of interest to you.
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