Let the Black Friday Deals Begin! The Chromebook Duet 5 from Lenovo is one of the best Chromebooks, best 2-in-1 laptops, and our top pick for the best laptop under $500 at the usual retail price of $469. This excellent deal straight from Lenovo drops the IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook to $339 (Opens in a new tab)And it’s the lowest price we’ve ever seen on this laptop.
The Chromebook features a great 13.3-inch OLED display and should last days on a charge for most users with more than 13 hours on our Laptop Mag Battery Test. If you are in the market to buy a portable laptop computer for web browsing, content consumption and light productivity work, this deal should not be missed.
In fact, it’s one of the best Black Friday Chromebook deals we’ve seen so far.
Lenovo’s IdeaPad Duet 5 is one of the best Chromebooks for the money. It features a 13.3-inch OLED (1920 x 1080) touchscreen display, a 2.55GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon SC7180 octa-core, and 4GB of RAM. Rounding out its specs are Qualcomm Adreno graphics and 64GB of eMMC storage.
To meet your connectivity needs, the IdeaPad Duet 5 equips you with USB Type-C ports.
In our review of the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook, we praise the laptop’s bright, vibrant OLED display and 2-in-1 design. We were also amazed by its long battery life — which lasted 13 hours and 31 minutes on the Laptop Mag Battery Test. We’ve given the IdeaPad Duet 5 an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars and the coveted Editor’s Choice award.
In one test, the IdeaPad Duet 5 managed 24 Google Chrome tabs, two 1080p YouTube videos, and Google Docs simultaneously. You can expect to multitask smoothly whether you are creating documents or streaming content.
At 2.2 pounds and 12 x 7.32 x 0.27 inches, the IdeaPad Duet 5 is on par with the competition. It’s lighter and thinner than the detachable Asus Chromebook CM3 (2 pounds, 2.7 x 8.9 x 0.68 inches) and HP Chromebook x2 11 (2.6 pounds, 9.9 x 4.6 x 0.3 inches).
If your IdeaPad Duet 5 isn’t sold out or you’re looking for other Black Friday laptop deals, stay tuned, we’ll bring you the best deals all month long as we see this year’s lowest prices on many of our favorite laptops.