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Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook: 13.3" 1080p OLED Touch, Snapdragon SC7180 EXPIRED

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Best Buy has Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook (82QS001HUS, Abyss Blue) on sale for $449. Choose free store pick up where stock permits, otherwise shipping is free.
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Specs:
  • 13.3" 1920x1080 (Full HD) OLED Touch
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon SC7180 8-Core, 8-Threads (1.8GHZ Base / 2.40GHz Boost) Processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB eMMC
  • Qualcomm Adreno Graphics
  • WiFi 6 (802.11 ax) + Bluetooth 5.0
  • Chrome OS
  • Ports:
    • 2x USB 3.0 Type C

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Screen Size: 13.3 inches
Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SC7180 (8-core, 2.55 GHz)
Storage: 128GB eMMC
System Memory (RAM): 8GB LPDDR4X 2133 MHz
Operating System: Chrome OS
Battery Life (up to): 12 hours
UPC: 196118500928

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cgigate asked this question on 01-10-2022 at 02:38 PM
01-10-2022 at 02:38 PM
Better device? yes, in every possible way. That's why it costs over 4x as much.

Better deal? depends on your needs and budget.
01-11-2022 at 10:50 PM
I assume you mean the Duet like 10E.

They are drastically different. You pay a lot more to get 8GB DDR. The processor is a big improvement as is the eMMc.

It is not a Duet just similar the Duet does not have the ear plug and it is a slightly older CPU though just a few percent faster. The eMMC memory might also be faster I just do not know.

Buy this if you open a lot of tabs or want the larger screen though it is heavier. The screen is better per reviews as well. Brighter and more colorful.

The 10E is great at that price.

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The OLED display on this is supposed to have terrible PWM flicker, which can lead to eye fatigue.
It's a $50 discount. Doesn't seem like much of a slickdeal to me.
There have been deals for a Ryzen laptop with a 5500u for $450, some as low as $400.
That's a 6 core 12 thread CPU that scores about 3x the multi core score of this Chromebook, with a real keyboard.
That would come with 8G of DDR 3200 Ram and a 256G M.2 drive. The problem with Snapdragon processors is they are used to charging a premium in the cellphone market, but they aren't competitive with laptop parts.

This does ok against the Intel CPUs in $300 Chromebooks but isn't exactly a barn burner for the price. (Better than dual core Pentiums.)
It's probably fine for a Chromebook but way overpriced. I wouldn't pay more than $300 for this because the hardware just isn't worth a premium in the laptop/Chromebook space. Since Intel announced just there 12th Gen mobile parts I expect there to be some more interesting offeringssoon. By the time this Snapdragon based system drops in price there will be much better hardware available. It's a shame, if they would offer something that gave you good performance/dollar I would love a decent Arm based laptop.

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Nice size OLED screen, but I am wary of non-Intel Chromebooks for performance.
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Perfect! Bought a little over a week ago and chatted with Best buy for the $53 refund. Thanks OP!
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It's a $50 discount. Doesn't seem like much of a slickdeal to me.
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The OLED display on this is supposed to have terrible PWM flicker, which can lead to eye fatigue.
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Quote from coolcoder :
The OLED display on this is supposed to have terrible PWM flicker, which can lead to eye fatigue.
Feature not a bug. It's meant to make you want to get off your booty and go outside, gather some berries, build a fire and persistence hunt bison
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Nice size OLED screen, but I am wary of non-Intel Chromebooks for performance.
There have been deals for a Ryzen laptop with a 5500u for $450, some as low as $400.
That's a 6 core 12 thread CPU that scores about 3x the multi core score of this Chromebook, with a real keyboard.
That would come with 8G of DDR 3200 Ram and a 256G M.2 drive. The problem with Snapdragon processors is they are used to charging a premium in the cellphone market, but they aren't competitive with laptop parts.

This does ok against the Intel CPUs in $300 Chromebooks but isn't exactly a barn burner for the price. (Better than dual core Pentiums.)
It's probably fine for a Chromebook but way overpriced. I wouldn't pay more than $300 for this because the hardware just isn't worth a premium in the laptop/Chromebook space. Since Intel announced just there 12th Gen mobile parts I expect there to be some more interesting offeringssoon. By the time this Snapdragon based system drops in price there will be much better hardware available. It's a shame, if they would offer something that gave you good performance/dollar I would love a decent Arm based laptop.
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So my daughter uses a chrome book at school and I kinda feel like other the the very task specific things she does it's sort of a POS and highly limited. Can someone tell me the advantages of a chrome book especially at this price point say in comparison to a standard windows machine at a similar price point. Thanks.
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That one had 4GB of memory and 1/2 the storage.
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that was for a different model with less ram and storage.
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The OLED display on this is supposed to have terrible PWM flicker, which can lead to eye fatigue.
can you provide source? Generally curious as I'm about to buy this
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