Official spec sheet outlines every aspect of the two Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook models

A PDF specification sheet of the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook that was announced last week at CES fills in a little more information on the new 10.1-inch Chrome OS tablet. Based on the official document, we now know there will be two very similar configurations of the IdeaPad Duet, more about the included keyboard and the expected battery life on a charge.

As you can see above in the “Performance” section, there will be two configurations, both of which have 4 GB of memory. That’s a bit different (in a good way) from the “up to 4 GB” of memory datapoint Lenovo provided in its launch documentation. Frankly, having less than 4 GB of RAM in a Chrome OS device these days would essentially be a non-starter.

Lenovo also only provided the battery capacity of 7180 mAh for the IdeaPad Duet Chromebook last week. Yet, the spec sheet shares more useful information: You can expect 8 hours of web browsing time or an additional 2 hours of runtime when solely watching videos. Mixed usage will change these figures, of course.

Also of note here is the mention of Bluetooth 4.2. I didn’t doubt the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook had Bluetooth support but the documentation provided at CES didn’t mention this radio.

The “Design” section of the spec sheet provides more details about the product weight with either the Keyboard or the Stand Case options, as well as total weight for the entire package.

Of course, if you’re going to use the included keyboard, you’ll need to prop up the tablet with the Stand Cover so count on 2.03 pounds to tote around. The key travel on that keyboard is a scant 1.3 millimeters as well. Some might not find that to be enough but personally, I can fly on the Google Pixel Slate Keyboard which has just 1.2 millimeters of travel.

Oddly, the official spec sheet indicates 6.5 years of Chrome OS software updates.

That’s in conflict with what Lenovo published and said at CES, saying this tablet would have 8 years of automatic software updates. I’m sure we’ll find out which number is accurate on or before the May availability date, but either way, you’ll get software updates for a long time with this tablet.

There hasn’t been a price announcement for the model with 128 GB of storage, so all we know is that you get the base model with 4 GB of memory and 64 GB of storage, with the included keyboard and Stand Case for $279. Since neither model includes a microSD card slot for memory expansion you’ll have to make a decision on if double the base model storage is worth what Lenovo decides to charge.

7 thoughts on “Official spec sheet outlines every aspect of the two Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook models

  • January 16, 2020 at 12:17 pm
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    The 10.1″ Lenovo Duet Chromebook appears to be a very strong tablet package for the price. It may prove to be the most commercially successful Chrome OS tablet brought to market thus far. It comes with some higher-end build features such as a part-aluminum housing and premium quality stand-cover fabric. A bright 10.1″ FHD IPS touch display, USI stylus support, and snappy MediaTek processor also add to its appeal along with the included keyboard, stand cover, USB Type-C to 3.5 mm audio jack, and Google One 100GB 1-year free trial. Another plus will be a lighter feel in the hand with its 0.99 lb weight compared to the Pixel Slate’s 1.6 lb.

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  • January 16, 2020 at 7:33 pm
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    Chrome OS tablets are dead, long live Chrome OS tablets!

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  • January 17, 2020 at 5:27 am
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    Does the USB-C port support PD fast charging?

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  • January 17, 2020 at 5:32 am
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    Where did these spec sheets come from?

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    • January 18, 2020 at 11:11 am
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      Directly from Lenovo’s website with the news release.

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  • January 17, 2020 at 6:33 am
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    Up until 3 minutes ago I had planned on buying one of these when it came out, but…neither includes a memory expansion slot?

    Goodbye

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