As part of Lenovo’s refreshed range of portable technology, the company’s latest Chromebook – the IdeaPad Duet 5 – is out now with several upgrades from its predecessor.

Billed as the world’s first Chromebook with an OLED display, the Duet 5 is a hybrid laptop-tablet using Chrome OS which can access Android apps via the Google Play store. All users need is a Google account to access the Google Workspace suite of apps, ideal for cloud-based work.

Much larger than the previous model, the Duet 5 has a 13.3-inch screen, up from 10.1 inches, while continuing with the series’ detachable keyboard for both laptop and tablet configurations. 

Its Full HD OLED screen is 400 nits bright, featuring a 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut for displaying true and accurate colours suited for multimedia playback. Fully touch-enabled, the display is also stylus-compatible for handwritten notes and more precise touch inputs.

Lenovo’s Duet 5 Chromebook is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 mobile processor, used in entry-level and budget laptops. Much of what Chromebooks are designed for is cloud-based, so the most powerful internals are not required for their intended purpose.

The hybrid device is built to last through a working day, with up to 15 hours of battery life on a single charge and the capacity to recharge up to 80% capacity in an hour.

Capable of taking photos and making video calls, the Duet 5 Chromebook also has both a 10-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera

Available from Australian retailers now in Storm Grey and Abyss Blue colours, the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook has a recommended retail price starting at $649.