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(Pocket-lint) - Despite their popularity there aren't all that many great Chromebook products on the market. An exception, it must be said, is Lenovo's IdeaPad line, which has been revealed in its third-gen form as the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3 Chromebook.

If you ever saw its predecessor, the IdeaPad Duet 2, then you'll know what this 2-in-1 Chromebook product is all about. Except, for the latest generation, there are a whole host of improvements. Principal to which is the 11-inch display, which has been upgraded to feature a 2K resolution and, as it's slightly larger, means a little less bezel than before too.

There's a big change on the inside too: Qualcomm takes the reins this time around, delivering its Snapdragon 7C Gen 2 processor inside. Normally we cringe at the idea of Snapdragon inside certain machines, because it's rather limiting for Windows products. But, hey, this is a Chromebook so we suspect it'll be an ideal match that'll bring decent productivity potential to Google's operating system, along with even greater battery life (it's a 29Wh cell, so should provide decent innings).

The detachable keyboard has also been reimagined for generation three, delivering deeper key travel (1.4mm rather than 1.3mm), plus it's been treated with a water-resistant coating to make it all the more durable. Furthermore the keyboard acts as a stand/cover to make the product more versatile in its non-laptop forms and even automatically disengages the keys when in such positions. Clever.

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Up top there's a 5-megapixel camera within the bezel to ensure you get decent quality from video calls.

All in all, the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3 Chromebook sounds like an out-and-out improvement over its predecessor. Better screen. Sensible processor choice. Likely great longevity. Keyboard improvements. What's not to love?

The IdeaPad Duet 3 Chromebook will be available from May 2022, with an asking price of $399.99. We don't have word on UK/EU pricing at this stage. That price point might well make Lenovo the ongoing king of 2-in-1 Chromebooks.

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Writing by Mike Lowe.