Lenovo announced a new Surface Go 2 rival today with their brand new Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i, a 10.3-inch Windows tablet that will launch in June by Lenovo’s estimate, from €429 and up.
There are two processor options on the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i, which are between an Intel Pentium N5030 processor and Intel Celeron N4020 processor, a first on any Windows tablet. The other power comes from options of 4GB or 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and actually 128GB eMMC 5.0 storage, with microSD card support.
The 10.3-inch screen has 100% sRGB, 330 nits brightness, and a Full HD resolution display at 1920 x 1200. The Dolby Audio stereo speakers are 1W speakers, while it also has dual mics.
The other specs are a 2MP front camera, a 5MP rear camera, dual-band Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, optional 4G LTE, 2x USB C ports, and a 3.5mm audio combo jack.
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i only has a 9 hour battery life, weighs 600 grams, and has a thickness of 9.9mm. It only comes in graphite grey. A Lenovo Digital Pen is supported, but is optional.
Features includes a camera privacy shutter, a built-in kickstand, and a wireless keyboard that will let you use it even when it’s not directly attached. This is a clever feature, so other tablet brands should take note.
So an interesting new Windows tablet in the 10-inch category, which may be an alternative to the Surface Go 2 as long as you don’t mind the dimensions of it.
– Tom Bowen