For the first time, Lenovo’s Chromebook Duet is under $200

For the first time, Lenovo's Chromebook Duet is under $200

That’s the best price we’ve seen on the Chromebook Duet, a 2-in-1 that impressed us with its long battery life and affordable price point. During our testing, we were able to use it for nearly 11 and a half hours on a single charge while we made Zoom calls and ran through a variety of tabs and apps, including Gmail, Slack, and Facebook. We also liked how light and portable the convertible is as well as the fact that it includes a detachable keyboard and kickstand cover.

Verge Deals only approves the best deals on Verge-approved gadgets, so if you’re looking for a deal on your next gadget or gift from major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and others, this is the place to be. With graduation approaching, Best Buy’s current sale on the Lenovo Chromebook Duet — our favourite budget-friendly Chromebook — couldn’t have come at a better time. If you’re looking for a useful gift under $200, Best Buy is currently selling Lenovo’s Chromebook Duet with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for $189, saving you more than $100 off the Chromebook’s regular retail price of $299.99.

Of course, the Duet has its drawbacks. It’s a cramped laptop given the 10.1-inch display (its included keyboard is small, too), and the MediaTek Helio P60T processor means it’s not great for more system-intensive tasks, either. It also lacks a 3.5mm audio jack and offers just one USB-C port. Still, if you need a Chromebook for browsing and performing everyday tasks, this is a good Chrome OS machine to consider. Read our review. The Chromebook Duet boasts long battery life and has a 16:10 aspect ratio display to fit more content on the screen at once. The Duet can be used as a tablet or a laptop. On the downside, it has just one USB-C port and no 3.5mm headphone jack.

Samsung’s 2022 The Frame (right) looks more like an actual canvas painting in comparison to the 2021 edition (left). Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge. The latest version of Samsung’s art-inspired The Frame TV launched less than a month ago, yet the gorgeous display is already selling at its best price to date. Regularly $1,497.99, you can buy the 55-inch model for $1,297.99 from Amazon and Samsung.

Like its predecessor, this QLED TV displays artwork when not in use, but when turned on, it transforms into a smart 4K TV with support for a fast 120Hz refresh rate and a number of streaming apps. The 2022 model also boasts a new anti-glare, low-reflection matte coating, which makes the image look remarkably similar to an actual canvas painting you’d see hanging in a museum. Yet, while it looks like a beautiful work of art, note that it does lack full-array local dimming and support for Dolby Vision, which are features many other high-end TVs in this price range offer. If that doesn’t bother you, however, Samsung’s The Frame is a unique TV like no other.

The HP Spectre x360 14 is the best Windows laptop. It comes equipped with a 3:2 OLED display, but it also offers excellent performance and comes with a stylus that attaches magnetically to the side of the chassis. If still on the hunt for a good Mother’s Day present, today’s deal on Amazon’s hybrid smart speaker and streaming device, the Fire TV Cube, is worth a look. Right now, Amazon’s Fire TV Cube is on sale for $69.99 instead of $119.99 at Amazon as well as Best Buy, which is a new all-time low. The Fire TV Cube is one of our favorite streaming devices, one that offers a powerful processor that makes it the fastest device in Amazon’s current Fire TV lineup. Like the excellent and newer Fire TV Stick 4K Max, it also comes with the ability to issue voice commands to Alexa without needing to press a button.

If you’re looking for just a streaming device, it’s worth noting that the 2019 Fire TV Cube is not the best or cheapest for those embedded in Amazon’s ecosystem. That honor goes to the newer Fire TV Stick 4K Max, which is on sale for $44.99 ($10 off). The Fire TV Cube is also not the best smart speaker by itself, either, with devices like Amazon’s sphere-shaped Echo Dot sounding better than the Cube’s tinny built-in speaker. However, if you’re looking for a unique gift that’s both a smart speaker and a streaming device in one, this is an option to consider.

 

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