Just yesterday we signalled that the Lenovo Chromebook Duet was going to be on sale for Black Friday at JB Hi-Fi for just $374, making it amazing value. When we reviewed it we thought it was a great product but the Australia tax was killing not just its value but our ability to recommend it.
The question remains though, would I buy one? Probably. The only thing holding me back would be the price. The price is disappointing but more of what we are used to here in Australia. In the US this combo goes for under US$300 but the Australia tax is strong with the Lenovo Chromebook Duet, bringing the price to AU$599.
Now Officeworks, who must have been waiting for JB Hi-Fi to jump first, have listed it for sale on their website for nearly $50 cheaper! At $329 and a limit of 3 per customer it has got to be something well worth considering. Even though it only has a Mediatek chipset, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of memory it is still a great machine.
The detachable keyboard is small but not too small that it is unusable but its big advantage is that it can install Android apps. Detach that keyboard and you have a Chrome / Android tablet, able to be used for whatever you wish — I think I’m in the midst of talking myself into buying one myself.
The Lenovo Chomebook Duet is available instore only and I suspect you’d better jump in quick as most Officeworks stores near me are sold out of it. If you need a portable machine that can double as an Android / Chrome tablet, at this price, I can whole-heartedly recommend this is the device for you!