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Lenovo Duet Chromebook (128GB) $374 @ JB Hi-Fi


Credit to this deal for posting the catalogue.

Seems to be Ozbargains fav chromebook. Lowest price I could find on ozbargain. Amazon for $329

Stack with some discounted gift cards to bring it down to around $350

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Coles will have 15% off him card which can be traded for jbhifi cards. https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/582451

Might be able to price match at JB HIFI from officeworks $329. Comment
Not sure if everyone can do this but worth a try.

Nice explanation from sirspiff to get the best deal comment .

10.1" Full HD (1920 x 1080) touch display
MediaTek Helio P60T Octa-Core Processor
128GB SSD Storage
Detachable Keyboard included
Up to 10 Hours Battery Life
Wi-Fi 802.11 ac
Bluetooth v4.2
Chrome OS Operating system
Includes a full-sized, comfortable, and responsive keyboard, or detach it for use as a 10.1" tablet

Mod: All JB BF Deal Posts (Starts 24/11 7pm Online, 25/11 8am in Store)

Galaxy S20 FE 5G $899, Google Nest Hub $79, Nest Mini $39, Echo Dot (3G) $34, Echo Dot W Alexa $49, W Alexa/Clock $69
Garmin Fenix 6X Sapphire $699
Lenovo Duet Chromebook (128GB) $374
Samsung QLED 4K Smart TV - Q80T 75" QA75Q80TA $2,888, Q80T 85" QA85Q80TA $4,488, Q60T 75" QA75Q60TA $1,888
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G 256GB $2499 (Was $2999)
Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI $999

This is part of Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals for 2020

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  • +11

    Very good value compared to a basic ipad at $500

  • What's the chances of turning into window tablet or duo OS?

    • +1

      It doesn't use a compatible CPU.

  • +3

    My son needs a byod chromebook for next year. Do u think this'll be one of the better value ones to get?

    • +2

      My 6yo is using one for school homework. It works really well. Keyboard and trackpad are ok but the overall package for the price I think is seriously excellent.

      • +8

        6 year olds need tablets for school?

        • +11

          Cleopatra's orders

        • Welcome to 2020 mate!

        • +3

          Can't talk for all 6yo but mine has online homework every week so we chose to buy this vs letting her destroy the house laptop.

        • +1

          That's the new version of 'i'm asking for a friend'

      • Can chromebook OS run Reading Eggs and Mathletics? The android apps work ok?

        • +3

          Some chromebooks have problems with Android apps, issues are generally UI or performance related.
          Many android app issues on chromebooks are from having an x86 CPU, as most phone apps are optimised for ARM processors (particularly when a chromebook has an x86 CPU)
          - the Duet has a Mediatek Helios P60 cpu (which is on many phones) so many android apps will actually run better than on some x86 chromebooks.
          - The P60 is still only a low-mid range cpu though, so do do not expect snappy flagship level performance.

        • +1

          i use reading eggs n mathletics for my daugther in chromebook.. she love it

        • We run Mathletics and literacy planet on Chromebook Duet web browser. Works perfectly.

          Not used reading eggs but epic works.

    • +3

      Depends how old, we went with the Lenovo 11inch for our primary school aged child only because it's going to take some knocks

    • +9

      At this price Iโ€™d be comfortable to say thereโ€™s no better value out there.

      • +3

        Thanks all. I'll pull the trigger when its available.

        • +1


    • +9

      You may want to ask your son's school if they have minimum requirements or recommendations of chromebooks.

      With reference to the jbhifi catalogue, https://imgur.com/a/KrHsXFe (scroll down to page 5), it appears the Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook will also be on sale @ $499 with larger 13.3" screen, runs on Intel i3-1011U processor, with 2 USB-C and 1 USB-A, and WiFi 6.

      • +2

        The Flex 5 is Wirecutter's choice for best Chromebook. In a perfect world it'd have 8gb of RAM, but it's a nicely made unit.

      • 250 nits kind of ruins it. Would buy otherwise.

      • That eMMC is another negative too, only 64GB also.

        • I've changed my mind, the lower specs appear to be fine for a chromebook. Thanks for pointing this out, I'll buy one for my daughter. The other 10" on this deal is just a tad too small.

      • Might be worth its own deal post?

    • same, year 4 primary school byod

      seems like a good budget option

    • I'd be tempted to wait for the January sales as I expect there will be better value.

  • +7

    Its a really good iPad alternative with this price that include keyboard in the box.

  • Could this be used in the 4wd with maps?

    • Yep. Even better the back is magnetic so it sticks to things. Just remember that whilst Android apps will work, they don't always run perfectly in Chrome OS.

      • According to the reviews, android apps works well on this as it has an ARM processor and not an intel x86. I don't have this chromebook. If any here can clarify on this, that would be great.

        • +4

          Basically yes they do run well relative to x86 Android based devices… but keep in mind that you're still running Android apps inside Chrome OS which has it's own issues. Eg some games which try to connect to social media or other apps/services for synchronising logins/profiles/game saves, trying to move windows around, etc…

          For the most part it should work perfectly fine though, but every now and then you'll find something odd and it won't be explainable and maybe not even repeatable.

          • @jace88: Yes, you are right. Hopefully more developers start developing apps that are fully compatible with ChromeOS.

            • @imnobody: I'm told Youtube app doesn't work well in Chrome OS

              • +1

                @Nalar: Yes, I read about that. Youtube still work in browser. Future updates might fix it.

                • +1

                  @imnobody: That's a deal breaker for me, I find browser YT never seems to pick up my TV to send videos. YT would be one of the bigger uses for a lot of people I'd think.

      • +1

        Thank you, you've changed the way I use mine. I'd never thought to stick it to the fridge!

        • +1

          Haha Iโ€™ve seen other posts of people who did this to make their fridges smart lol.

    • +2

      It doesn't have a GPS.

    • -3

      The screen is too large IMO.

      Get a cheaper Android tablet and install Oziexplorer.

      • To pjetsons point above, it would need to have god capability true?

        • GPS? Well yes. All but the very cheapest Android tablets do.

        • It can't run maps in a 4WD because it doesn't have a GPS.

          I don't know about god capability, perhaps that option includes a GPS.

          • @pjetson: To be more accurate, it CAN run maps in a 4WD even though it does not have a GPS.
            HOWEVER it will not update your location on that map. you could still use it to see other people's locations relative to yourself (presuming you have a data connection).

            For example, we have location sharing turned on when we go bush with friends. The tablet stays on the dash, and all our locations get updated by our phones, which we carry.

            • +1

              @LinkMonkey: So, you can know where everyone else is relative to you (even though the software doesn't know where you are)? And no-one else amongst your friends can know where you are? Sounds useful :-)

              • @pjetson: Didn't realize I was going to have to EILI5
                The software doesn't need to 'know' where you are, ya just pinch to zoom, duh!
                AND "all our locations get updated by our phones, which we carry." as in including me
                so the static map on the dash gets updated by the phone in MY (and other peoples) pocket

                and before you go down the "derp! whats the point of that, derp!" rabbit hole
                1. because I can
                2. it's fun for the kids
                3. sometimes looking at a map of your surroundings is more fun than looking at selfies

    • +2

      Now just stick a cheap webcam at rear of ur car and attach it to chrome book, u now have rear view camera ๐Ÿ˜›

  • +8

    I agree this is an epic deal for the Chromebook Duet. Even with it's few limitations (only one USB C port and no other IO, and video output is limited to 720p when connected to a monitor) it sitll works really well as a Chromebook. Android games run better than you'd expect, the screen/tablet is great to use, and it's just a delight.

    I will admit the kickstand/back and keyboard cover is a bit flimsy so keep your expectations in check (ie don't expect Surface Pro quality magnetic keyboard or rigid back/kickstand) but again, it works really well for the price. I got it for $419 previously from JB a few months back (when Chromebooks seemed to attract huge premiums) but this is a really good price and I'd highly recommend it.

    • Srs question, what do you use it for? is this your main laptop?

      • +2

        No, I use it as a fun device for when I'm out at parents house or just at cafes… or in bed. Mostly just web browsing and looking at photos, or logging into my Synology NAS. I also use an 11" iPad Pro but that's more for work and being a much more expensive device, I'm also alot more careful with it especially around my toddler.

      • +6

        If you check ozbargain 60 times per hour, this will give you good battery life.

      • +2

        My wife uses it to watch Asian TV series which are mostly web page based, so having a full desktop browser is amazing for it. Plus, with UBlock, I won't really have to worry about her accidentally clicking on pop ups. Really, I just bought it as a replacement for my very aged 2013 Nexus 7, but it's surpassed our expectations for a cheap tablet.

        • -3

          Screen is small to watch tv shows on it

          • @bOngOCaT: Yeah all those people watching TV shows on phones…

    • I'm curious to know about the quality of the microphones, especially in removing background noise in conference calls.

      • Never used it for videoconferencing :( Sorry! The dual mics are meant to be decent though for the category based on the reviews I vaguely recall.

  • +5

    ChromeOS is great for providing access to school / corporate accounts without being forced to configure a 'work account'. This is especially useful if you have accounts across multiple organisations.

  • I wonder how would you know the up coming deal for JB-Hifi ๐Ÿ˜… sorry am newbies

  • I guess this would be great with xcloud gaming. Does xcloud beta work on this device?

    • +2

      Not xcloud, but I am using Moonlight to connect my old ASUS C100P Chromebook to a gaming PC running GeForce Experience.

  • +2

    Would this be a good replacement to a Samsung tab s2. I mainly use it for clash royal, browsing, YouTube and porn.

    • +3

      username checks out.

      • +2

        Semen Key

    • Would like to know this too. I need to upgrade my mum's Samsung Tab S1

      • +9

        Does your mum mainly use it for clash royal, browsing, YouTube and porn?

        • Browsing and youtube

          • @Homr: Browsing pornhub?

            • +1

              @essent1al: I don't know exactly what my mum browses so I can't rule out that possibility. I do know she browses news websites alot

      • I think it would be a good replacement. The keyboard makes it easier to enter text.

  • Mine youtube app doesn't connect to internet while chrome browser can view youtube videos perfectly. Does anyone else have this same problem?

  • Does this run android apps? I don't see it in the list:

    • Yes, it has the Play store.

  • Wow I think these are gonna go fast

  • +9

    Coles will have 15% off him card which can be traded for jbhifi cards. https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/582451


    • -1


      Can you clarify the gift card situation please? You can purchase a him card and this can be used at at Jbhifi or you purchase him cards then trade to Jbhifi card at Coles?


      • Ok got it. You buy him card from Coles @ 15% off and can use directly @ JB..


      • I am unsure how it works as I've never used it myself but I gathered that it needed to be transferred from the comments on the OP (edit:only for online stores). It could have been it was transferring the amounts from 5x $100 to 1x $500 or transfer from the him card to jbhifi, I am not sure.

        I would be almost certain Coles has no part in transferring if it is that case.

    • Sorry if i missed something, is there a reason to traded to jbhifi cards when the him cards work directly with jbhifi store?
      Can you load $375 into a single card or have to buy numerous cards e.g 3x$100, 1x$50, 1x$20, 1x$5
      Sorry i am new to the gift card world. TIA!

      • From post link I found above looks like you can only buy $100 and $50 cards…..

      • Reading from this thread from the OP suggests The Him Card needs to be exchanged to the retailer of your choice's gift card through The Card Network's system. (website?)


        Or it could be that it is an eftpos card with the preloaded balance and when transferred online it charges the amount and gives you the new retailer specific card and if you want to use it in store it acts as a prepaid eftpos card. I dunno. I wonder how they keep it retailer specific like how Westfield cards are eftpos cards and can be used at any store that accepts eftpos. Eg I used my Westfield card at a 7-eleven.

        • +1

          The TCN/Him/Her Gift cards have JBHI as supported participating retailer so should be able to use outright. If the cashier is unable multiple gift cards in a transaction (which i dont think is the case since most retail can split payments), then merging the multiple gift cards into a single JBHI GC would make sense I think haha

          • +1

            @teeskiies: Yes I did a little more searching and that does look to be the case, only need to exchange when going to an online store. Using the him card(and others) instore might be like those prepaid eftpos/visa cards.

      • I had a look at them cards today. It is a preloaded eftpos card. Register at giftcardhim.com.au/register

    • If this indeed can be had for $318, I will buy it even though I don't need it. This was $699(its stupid to buy at this price) when it first released in Aus around 6 months ago I think.

      I don't think I can get a FHD tablet with a keyboard for the price.

  • +5

    15% off gift card from Coles starting the same day.

  • +6

    have one.

    build quality is great. screen is amazing. battery life stellar.

    can be a bit on the slow side at times, but amazing screen, plenty of space and supplied keyboard redeem it time and time again

    solid device through and through, especially at this price.


    • I'm comparing the specs from the Tab S.

      Tab S has resolution 25601600 compared to this one 19201080 and tab S is 6 years old. Tab S must've been a beast back in the day and held up quite well.

      • +4

        I think once you get past a certain DPI it really doesn't make a huge difference and just drains the battery. That being said, Samsung AMOLED displays do have a vibrancy to them which just look beautiful. I had a Tab S as well and remember thinking it was stellar.

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