Recently, chromebooks that are often seen in commercials and magazines.
I had the image of a PC that was cheap but not very usable, but I would like to write about what I felt after purchasing it in November 2020 and using it as a plaything for about half a year.
I bought a Lenovo IdeaPad Duet that can be used as a tablet by removing the keyboard. It's similar to a Surface Go 2 or iPad with a keyboard.
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Good points to use (merits)
・ Cospa is good
・ No problem if you are a light user or a sub user
・ Although it is cheap, a keyboard and a cover with a kickstand are standard equipment.
・ Lighter than iPad if only the main body
・ If you connect an external display, you can do most of the work (if you use a browser)
Bad points to use (disadvantages)
・ Some apps cannot be used.
The "d magazine" app is down (though you can see it in chrome)
Can I use the "Notion" app if I remove the keyboard?
The "COD Mobile" app was usable until a while ago, but it seems that it can no longer be used.
-Sometimes the display of the website for PC is out of the display.
(For sites that are not aware of tablet size)
・ If you want to place it vertically, you need a separate stand.
・ The cover with kickstand is unexpectedly heavy
How to use / use apps
Instead of the android tablet I have been using so far, I mainly read manga and magazines with e-books.
After that, I watch videos on YouTube, and sometimes I connect to the main PC (iMac) with Chrome Remote Desktop to check work files and input to spreadsheets.
You can also write blog articles with the chrome browser without any problems.
Since it is a chrome OS, it can be used as a PC, but since it is light if it is only the main body, I often use it as a tablet.
あと、apple pencil に憧れて、レノボのUSIペンも買ってみたけど、自分にはあまり必要ないかもなって感じです。書きごごちとかよいけど、使う機会があまりないです。アプリ次第かな？メモとかにいいかなと思ったんだけど、今のところは出番少ないです。
The apps I mainly use
E-books • Manga • Magazines
– D magazine (app will drop, so use Chome browser)
– General bookstore honto
– LINE Manga
– All-you-can-read premium (Viewn)
- Prime Video
– Amazon Music
Spec comparison with iPad
|display:||10.1 inches (1920 x 1200)|
|weight:||944g (main unit 461g, keyboard 261g, cover 222g [measured value])|
|size:||Width 239.8mm x Height 7.35mm x Depth 159.8mm|
|processor:||MediaTek Helio P60T (2GHz 8 cores)|
|model:||Amazon only||Direct sales model|
|price:||38,166 yen||44,880 yen|
iPad (8th generation)
|display:||10.2 inches (2160 x 1620)|
|size:||Width 174.1mm x Height 7.5mm x Depth 250.6mm|
|processor:||A12 Bionic (2.5GHz 6 cores)|
|price:||38,280 yen||49,280 yen|
I really wanted an iPad, but I thought IdeaPad Duet would be enough for my own use.
I was really worried, but if you are not a person who can only use apps that can be used only on the iPad OS, the clean screen, and the operability peculiar to Apple, I think that this is a good cost performance and looks good, so I thought I should buy it. I will.
In March 2021, a similar terminal that became a rival was released by ASUS!
The "ASUS Chromebook Detachable CM3" can be placed vertically with the standard cover, and a stylus pen is also set (can be stored in the main body).