After more than a year of being unveiled, Lenovo’s Chromebook Duet is having a following. The Duet 5 Chromebook (branded IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook) is a head-to-toe, budget-oriented recreation of the detachable Duet, with a higher price, a new processor, and a 13.3-inch OLED screen.
Lenovo claims the Duet 5 will likely be the first of several additions to the Duet lineup, in an ambitious effort to bring the detachable form factor to various price points. The company will continue to sell the 10.1-inch Duet.
The new OLED screen will cover 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, according to Lenovo, and will emit “70% less blue light” than an LCD panel, aiming to deliver “amazing entertainment experiences”.
This Chromebook is part of a wave of thin and light OLED laptops recently unveiled across the industry. Lenovo has also added Windows OLED models to its IdeaPad lineup, and Asus has equipped a number of its consumer and business lines with the technology.
The Duet 5 Chromebook will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 computing platform, announced in May. This chip was designed for entry-level laptops and recently appeared in Samsung’s $349 Galaxy Book Go.
Duet 5 is heavier than the smaller Duet and is significantly more expensive. Duet 5 has a different processor than Duet and a screen that traditionally consumes much more power, so battery life is still a question mark. Lenovo’s most recent attempt at a removable OLED, the ThinkPad X1 Fold, had some problems in this area. A 13.3-inch OLED screen is certainly a good prospect, although the cost of it will be anybody’s guess for the future.
According to Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5 should only be available from October, like the other products presented.