[Prime] Lenovo Duet Chromebook (128GB) $312.80 Delivered @ Amazon AU

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15% discount at checkout

Lenovo Ideapad Duet Chromebook, Chrome OS, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 10.1" CT-X636F, Ice Blue + Iron Grey, ZA6F0017AU, AU Version

Also at Officeworks for $368 https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/lenovo-ide...

Update Jan 15: 15% off is now for Prime members only.

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  • For the price, you can't beat it. I have been very happy with the duet. I do however find that it is freezing at times during Google Keep whilst drawing with the USI pen. Other than that, I can't fault it.

  • 128GB SSD

    128GB eMCP

    • I wonder what Amazon staff will say if we complain device we get doesn't match with the specs advertised?

  • Is this better than having a tablet?

    Edit: I'll wait for it to hit $329 again

    • It's the complete package.

      Tablet for consumption.

      Keyboard for work.

    • I bought and returned for a galaxy tab A7. My use case was mainly as a tablet device, love the thought of it but no HD Netflix via the app is noticeable, but main killer was constant connectivity issues with the apps as well (apps would return an error after 10 minutes or so saying can't connect to internet despite chrome and others being connected), only fix was to reboot device. This wasn't just on some more obscure ones either, constant across Netflix, YouTube, Prime VIdeo etc

      • How is Amazon's return policy in terms of this? This would be a deal breaker but normally for intermittent issues like the one you mentioned, it is hard to demonstrate and therefore sometimes get refused by most retailers.

        • I bought from JB sorry so not sure, they pricematched Amazon when I purchased. Returns are entirely at thier discretion though once it's opened, I didn't have any problems though as just explained it didn't work as intended.

    • A Chromebook is significantly better than a tablet if you need to access a work / student account that works in a browser, but won't let you connect with an Android device without installing a 'Work' account.

    • +7 votes

      Heads up it's $312.80 on Amazon now

    • It just broke that price

    • Is this better than having a tablet?

      Sometimes it is. Other times it is not.

  • Good deal for those looking for a nice simple Chromebook.

  • Does it do a VPN and remote desktop?

  • $374 at JB hifi —-https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/lenovo-duet-chromebook-128gb

  • Just sold my iPad pro 2018. Looking for a compact tablet 🥸

    • The performance downgrade is definitely noticeable but manageable if you keep the price difference in mind.

    • ipad mini 2021 version out in March, won't be cheap but a nicer piece of work and will not freeze the way duet freezes - this was whip out from the kitchen , if a lot of research and thought went into it it would not be 1. mediatek chip 2. eMMC 3. only 4 gigs ram 4. no LTE option
      sadly not much thought went into it when they whip this out from the kitchen.

      • Yeah, will wait for mini

      • But this costs $312, has a real desktop browser, a keyboard with trackpad, and stylus support. Pretty different things aren't they?

        • Yeah… i mean. How can you really compare this with an iPad mini?
          It is double the price without keyboard and case.

    • Extremely different devices/experiences… I still have my iPad Pro 2018 11" which is a much more polished experience IMO. Sure it costs shedloads more than this, but it's also a very different experience/use case IMO.

      That being said, despite what Apple calls their Safari browser (or anything else which uses the same engine on an iOS device), it just isn't the same as desktop Chrome which is what you get on the Chromebook Duet.

  • Great for the price although the 2021 chromebooks sound good in the pipeline with even better processors.

  • JB have them for $374 - https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/lenovo-duet-chromebook-12... - with discount gift card would be around $359. If you can price match maybe as low as $353

  • Noticed this price this morning. Amazon auto-price-matched Officeworks' $368 price: https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/lenovo-ide...

    OW also have the 64GB Samsung Galaxy A7 for $347, cheaper than the 32GB: https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/samsung-ga...
    …and Amazon price-match: https://www.amazon.com.au/Galaxy-SM-T500NZAEXSA-Samsung-Wi-F...

    OW also reduced the price of the Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab 10.1 to $297: https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/lenovo-yog...
    Not in stock at Amazon so no auto-price-match.

    This evening, JB Hi-Fi almost price-matched OW/Amazon on these tabs, but will probably price-match/beat in-store:
    Lenovo Duet for $374: https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/lenovo-duet-chromebook-12...
    Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab 10.1 for $299: https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/lenovo-yoga-10-1-smart-ta...
    Samsung Galaxy A7 for $349: https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/samsung-galaxy-tab-a7-10-...

    JB also have the Galaxy A7 32GB at $299 https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/samsung-galaxy-tab-a7-10-...

    • I have been weighing these options. Netflix HD and Minecraft are necessities. A7 does these out of the box.

      The Lenovo Yoga Tab does Minecraft but not Netflix HD, without a workaround (to uninstall the semi-locked Netflix install and re-install from a different .apk).

      The Duet (as a Chromebook) does Netflix HD, but not Minecraft without a Linux installed version. Apparently other options may be available (now or soon).

    • Anything with pen support? Like for digital drawing

  • Absolutely fantastic device, very happy with it.

  • Apologies for the silly question but would OneDrive “work” - ie: sync seamlessly and allow “local copies” to be available offline on this machine? I’ve currently got windows laptop and all files on OneDrive so prefer not to have to switch everything to Google Drive.

    Thanks

    • OneDrive on Chromebook is Android app (the same as for your Android phone) - i.e. you can make file available offline, and the copy will be kept on the device. I'm not sure if it will be synced automatically in case you edit the local copy of the file, but it should work like that.

  • Hello OzB. Can someone please explain to me why Netflix doesn’t play in HD?

    Does this also occur in the assumed Chrome browser it will be running?

    • They won’t pay the codec licence fee for HD & so it can’t decrypt the stream. It’s a hardware security problem at the firmware level

      Samsung’s & Apple’s do

      But Chinese like to be the ones doing the extortion & not the other way around

      • The Widevine license is free. As I understand, Lenovo just need to go through the process to have their tabs certified.

        • Certified meaning implementing widevine on prototypes, sending to get the certified and paying for it?

          • @Jackson: Yes, if they want a feature that doesn't exist to be added, then surely they need to implement it, or pay someone else to implement it? I don't see what's so unreasonable about that. And if they want to prove it works then surely sending it to someone independent to test it and certify it works isn't unreasonable either? The windows WHQL drivers for example generally seem to be much better quality than random drivers off the manufacturer's Web site, so testing & verification certainly seems to improve the quality of hardware drivers.

    • On the Duet, just use the browser and play Netflix in HD. I think there may be issues with the Netflix app for Chromebooks, but someone with a Chromebook should chime in.

      On Lenovo tablets there is a problem - they seem to only be Widevine L3 licensed. That limits playback to poor quality (480p). Widevine L1 allows 4k, L2 allows 720p.. Lenovo blames Netflix, Netflix blames Lenovo. See https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Android-based-Tablets-an... for a discussion about the new Lenovo tab.

      The Duet, as a Chromebook, is not really a typical "tablet". It does not have full access to the Play store, but nor is it limited in the same way as a tablet limited to store apps.

  • 312.80 on amazon

  • Got one for the wife a while ago. It's bloody fantastic. Definitely a great buy.

  • Also CR/SB have 0 cash back for electronics

  • At the new price - great deal.
    I bought it at the original price.
    I contacted Amazon to see if I could get a credit as I'd only bought just a few hours earlier.
    I explained I could buy again at the lower price, then return the original - or they could just issue a credit.
    They issued me a credit for the difference no probs.
    Well done Amazon.

    • I ordered last night and it was out for delivery when the price dropped. I contacted Amazon and they cancelled the delivery and asked me to reorder at the new price. I would have preferred a credit on the existing order, but I'm still OK with the response.

  • Dam I got it from JB last year , still good lightweight device for things

  • Don't forget 3 months free Youtube Premium . (Not that you need it to avoid adverts in ChromeOS )

    https://www.google.com/chromebook/perks/

  • Does anyone know where to get the accessories? e.g. screen protector

    • Screen protector? Just use the included keyboard.
      Touchscreens these days are treated glass, and do not scratch easily like non-touch (plastic) displays.

    • Was looking for this as well. Unfortunately no one in australia sells it. Let me know if you can find one.

  • Mine has no system sound's or notification sound's.

    I can see the sound files but they don't work.

    Can't see anyone else having the same problem so mine could be a dud.

    Always seems to have fingerprints smudges on it.

    I had a Samsung Tab S so am having fun with learning Chrome OS tricks and stuff

    you can watch netflix on HD thru Browser if you want.

    • Have you tried restarting it? I think it's happened to my wife before (not sure if it was due to updates pending or not), and I've restarted it to get it back.

    • Give it a power wash and if it still doesnt work, talk to the seller.

  • Not prime but still got 15% off I don't know why, and got old $5 voucher end up $307.80 standard delivery 19 January

    Items:$334.55
    Delivery:$5.45
    Total before GST:$340.00
    GST:$33.99
    Total:$373.99
    Promotion Applied:-$66.19
    Order total $307.80

    Oh well impulse buying as usual, hopefully can resell for around $300 in 4 months time.

    • Thanks for this. I got it from OW just now for $297.16 because it doesn't need prime to get the discounts.

      Don't need it, but purchase it anyway. Oh well.

      • Can you please post the receipt please . Did you do on the phone or in store . As I called them1300 number and was unable to do it online ..they refused to do it saying you will need actual account with Amazon to buy the item and since the discount the applied as at the check out they won’t consider this when beating price ….hope you had good luck .

        • Here you go mate https://imgur.com/a/Ugh6Fc4. I did it instore, but they don't have stock so I will have to go back tomorrow to pick it up. They were skeptical as well because the discounted price is not shown and you need an account. But as with all amazon items, you still need an account to purchase it. I just proved it to them that the discounted price is available for non Prime member, after that they accepted the price beat.

  • Does it have a headphone jack ?

  • Are these too slow for Citrix Workspace?

  • Better than anything that evil company Apple sells.

  • Can you play AOE HD or DE on this??

  • Could anyone please tell me if this will run Augmented Reality apps - in particular, the Lego Hidden Side app?

  • Done! Grabbing this as an alternative to a smart display device! Would do a hell of a lot more, maybe even with a pen!

  • I know there's quite a significant difference in price, but does anyone know how this would go with the occasional sketch/ note taking in one note when compared to other devices such as the Windows Surface Go 2 or even the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7? Thanks!

    • I'd say pick the device which has the best form factor for you (in terms of size/etc) and what you plan to use it for.

      If it were me, I'd probably not go with Chromebooks (like this) for pen use since it's still quite new and not fully supported… whereas at least Microsoft has already built up pen support into their devices/apps/OS over the years so you'll get some decent experience with the Surface Go 2 IMHO. There's also enough third party support for it too with third party annotation apps as well as those using Windows inbuilt pen support… BUT I'd probably go iPad and Apple Pencil over this if note taking using a stylus whilst on the go is a key feature for you.

      Galaxy Tab S7… I haven't used the S Pen on that before, but if it's anything like the Note series, it works great in Samsung apps and anything specifically designed for it, but beyond that, it's just an overglorified cursor.

  • Guys, tech advice required!!!!

    Will it be worth upgrading from my old tablet: Huawei media pad M3:
    https://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_mediapad_m3_8_4-8315.php

    OS Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), EMUI 4.1
    Chipset Kirin 950 (16 nm)
    CPU Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex A53)
    GPU Mali-T880 MP4

    • You should at least upgrade the Android on that. Are you really still running 6.0?

      Going from Android to a Chromebook is a significant change, not a simple "upgrade". Pros and cons.

      • Tablet is only used for youtube and some internet browsing and have avoided all Huawei updates.

        So if speed and screen are better, i think it might be worth it?

        • Is speed an issue now? Or battery life?
          The Lenovo is a bit bigger, but lower resolution.

          For youtube and web, I much prefer using the full Desktop Chrome than the Android version. Mainly because it lets you use 3rd-party plugins like Adblock.

          If you buy it and have too many problems (unlikely), you can always sell it. Not risking much at this price.