Lenovo has unveiled an updated version of its popular 2-in-1 IdeaPad Duet 5 laptop for 2023. The refreshed Duet 5 touts several key upgrades under the hood while retaining the convertible form factor.
The new Duet 5 features the latest 13th generation Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 processors for improved performance. I had a previous prediction for this model in March 2023 in this post. Now, Lenovo provided us more specific specs.
Connectivity is handled by Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.1, two USB-C ports with DisplayPort support, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The 1080p IR camera enables Windows Hello. A 5MP world-facing camera is also included.
The Duet 5 sports a gorgeous 12.4-inch 2.5K (2560 x 1600) IPS touch display with narrow bezels. It has a 16:10 aspect ratio ideal for web browsing and document editing. The screen also boasts 500 nits peak brightness, 120Hz refresh rate for smooth animations, 100% sRGB coverage, Dolby Vision and TUV Low Blue Light certification.
Memory and storage options have been bumped up as well on the 2023 Duet 5. It can pack up to 16GB of fast LPDDR4x RAM and up to a 512GB NVMe SSD. This enables quicker boot-ups, app launches and data transfers compared to eMMC storage.
For portability, the laptop weighs just 1.19kg and measures 9.45mm thin. It offers up to 14 hours of 1080p video playback on a single charge via its 50Wh battery. Rapid charging support provides 2 hours of use with just a 15-minute charge.
The Duet 5 features a detachable folio case keyboard and Lenovo Digital Pen support for versatile use cases. It comes preloaded with Windows 11 and Dolby Atmos-optimized speakers.
New Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 (2023 12IRU8 model) Specs
|13th Gen Intel Core i3/i5/i7
|Intel UHD Graphics or Intel Iris Xe Graphics
|12.4″ 2.5K (2560×1600) Touchscreen, 500 nits, 120Hz Refresh Rate
|8GB or 16GB LPDDR4x RAM
|128GB, 256GB or 512GB PCIe SSD
|Li-Polymer 50Wh, up to 14 hrs video playback, supports Rapid Charge Boost
|5MP Front + 5MP Rear
|Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.1
|2x USB-C, 3.5mm audio jack
|Stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos
|Detachable folio keyboard
|Optional Lenovo Digital Pen
|Windows 11 Home or Pro
|Starting at 1.19 kg / 2.62 lbs
|288.3 x 190.33 x 9.45 mm
|Stone Blue, Storm Grey
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