Lenovo’s new “ultraportable” Duet 3 Chromebook uses the same Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 computing platform as the Duet 5 Chromebook Gen 6.
what you need to know
- Lenovo unveiled three new IdeaPad Chromebooks at MWC 2022.
- The new IdeaPad Chromebook is designed for the “modern home office, classroom and beyond.”
- All three models will begin shipping in the second quarter of this year.
Lenovo announced three new additions to its IdeaPad Chromebook lineup during its virtual MWC 2022 press conference on February 28. The new model is priced under $500 and brings “smarter features, less hassle.”
The IdeaPad Flex 5i is a versatile 14-inch Chromebook with Intel’s latest 12th Gen processors. It has a 14-inch FHD IPS screen that can be configured with optional 400 nits of brightness and 100% sRGB “snacks.” The screen has a 16:10 aspect ratio, minimal bezels on all sides, and includes stylus support.
The 2-in-1 convertible Chromebook also features a 360-degree hinge, dual front-facing speakers tuned by MaxxAudio, a full HD webcam, and a large 120mm x 75mm touchpad. As for battery life, Lenovo claims the IdeaPad Flex 5i can last up to 10 hours on a single charge. The IdeaPad Flex 5i will be available in June starting at $500.
Lenovo’s IdeaPad Flex 3i is designed for consumers looking for “big entertainment.” Chromebooks feature a larger 15.6-inch FHD IPS touchscreen display, user-facing speakers, and multiple I/O ports. Powering the IdeaPad Flex 3i is Intel’s Pentium Silver N6000 processor.
Other notable highlights include a spacious keyboard with a number pad, a large touchpad, and Wi-Fi 6 support. Chromebooks are said to provide up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge. It will be available in May starting at $400.
Lenovo’s latest line of IdeaPad Chromebooks also includes an ultraportable Duet 3 that’s 7.9mm thick and features a fanless design. The new Chromebook is actually the 2-in-1 successor to the Chromebook Duet — one of Lenovo’s best Chromebooks. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 computing platform, which supports up to 12 hours of streaming video.
The Chromebook also features an 11-inch 2K display, upgraded dual speakers, two USB-C ports, a 5MP front-facing camera, an 8MP rear-facing webcam, and a “snap-in” detachable keyboard with waterproof keys. Lenovo also offers an optional stylus that attaches to the folio case. The IdeaPad Duet 3 Chromebook will also be available starting in May, starting at $400.