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Lenovo’s Ideapad Duet Chromebook is a tiny 2-in-1 for $279

Lenovo’s awkwardly-named Ideapad Duet Chromebook is a bit of a throwback. For a long time, most Chrome OS devices were inexpensive and small, but in recent years they’ve gotten more expensive as Google and other manufacturers have tried to pit them directly against full-fledged Mac and Windows laptops. The Ideapad Duet goes in the other direction, though: It’s a convertible tablet with a 10.1-inch screen that costs only $279, keyboard stand included.

To hit that price point, the Ideapad Duet forgoes Intel processors; instead, it features an oct-core Mediatek Helio P60T processor running at 2.0GHz. That’s paired with 4GB of RAM, up to 128GB of storage and an Intel UHD graphics chip. These aren’t exactly world-beating specs, but given the low price we can’t complain too much. We’ll of course need to test it out to make sure that Mediatek processor can get the job done, though…

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