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This killer Lenovo OLED Chromebook just dropped to $399

Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5
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The original Lenovo Chromebook Duet holds a spot in our list of best Chromebooks. It packs a sharp screen, great battery life, and solid performance. Lenovo's back with the Chromebook Duet 5 and although we haven't reviewed it yet, it looks very promising, especially now that it's on sale. 

For a limited time, you can get the Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5 for just $399 (opens in new tab). That's $100 off and one of the best Chromebook deals we've seen.

Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5: was $499 now $399 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The original Lenovo Chromebook Duet earned a spot on our list of best Chromebooks (opens in new tab). While we've yet to test the Duet 5, on paper this Chromebook appears to be a worthy successor. It features a detachable keyboard and fabric back cover with built-in kickstand, 13.3-inch 1080p OLED display, Snapdragon SC7180 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB eMMC. 

The new Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5 features the same detachable keyboard and fabric back cover with built-in kickstand found in its predecessor. However, the comparisons end there as the new laptop packs a 13.3-inch 1080p OLED display, Snapdragon SC7180 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB eMMC. 

OLED displays are still pretty rare in laptops, especially Chromebooks. OLEDs typically deliver more vibrant colors, inkier blacks, and sharper contrasts than non-OLED screens — the 4K AMOLED display in the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook, for example, made watching movies and light gaming on a Chromebook a joy.

According to Lenovo, the Chromebook Duet 5's OLED display can achieve 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut and deliver brightness levels of up to 400 nits, which would make it pretty eye-catching. And while an OLED display can quickly zap battery life, Lenovo claims its 42WHr battery will deliver up to 15 hours of use on a single charge. 

Whether it can last that long (or longer) under real-world conditions remains to be seen as we've yet to test one ourselves. Nevertheless, this potent laptop looks like a solid successor to the original Duet.

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.