Lenovo announced a successor to the original Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3 today.
The new 2023 model is now called Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i (model nr 11IAN8).
It is still a mid-sized Windows tablet with a keyboard, but it’s been given a lot of new upgrades. The screen is 11.5 inches, with a Full HD 2000 x 1200 resolution display, 400 nits brightness, and support for the digitizer Lenovo Digital Pen.
There are two model options. Either Intel N100 or N200 processors, 4GB or 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and 128GB UFS storage or 256GB SSD storage.
Like a lot of Lenovo tablets it has some loud tablet speakers, and the capacity of the stereo speakers is actually 2W with Dolby Audio, which is good for a tablet of this size.
It also has a 5MP front camera, an 8MP rear camera, dual mics, Wi-Fi 6, BT 5.2, two USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 ports on the left side, and a 3.5mm audio combo jack on the right side of the tablet.
As for the battery life on the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i, it has a 12.5 hour rating from a 35.6Whr battery capacity.
It only comes in blue though, with the color named Abyss Blue. And the folio cover is blue too. The weight is 697 grams while the thickness is 8.95mm.
The predecessor is the cheapest Windows tablet you can buy these days, and the price is just under the $200 mark.
Lenovo’s ETA for the release of the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i though is June, when it will be launched for $449. It will ship with either Windows 11 Home or Windows 11 Pro, depending on the store you buy it from, and it will come with a trial of Microsoft 365 included as well.
– Tom Bowen