Better than October Prime Day: Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 2-in-1 tablet for just $189

Woman sitting on a couch in front of Lenovo IdeaPad Duet tablet with detachable keyboard in lap
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The Microsoft Store is following the trend of rolling out early holiday deals. For a limited time, the Windows software maker is slashing up to 50% off select Intel PC (opens in new tab)s from top-rated brands. 

As part of its October sales event, the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i is just $189 (opens in new tab). This detachable 2-in-1 normally retails for $379, so that's 50% off. This one of the best Prime Early Access tablet alternative deals in town. 

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i: $379 (opens in new tab)

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i: $379 $189 @ Microsoft (opens in new tab)
Save 50% on the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i. It has a detachable keyboard and folio kickstand for use in tablet and viewing mode. Powered by Windows 11, it's a more affordable Surface device alternative. The tablet in this deal has a 10.3 inch (1920 x 1080) touch display, 1.1-GHz Intel Celeron N4020 dual-core CPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage. 

Lenovo's 10.3 inch IdeaPad Duet 3i is the Windows11-powered variant of its beloved Chrome OS-charged 10.1 inch Chromebook Duet. Like its sibling, it boasts a sleek, versatile, portable design.

The detachable 2-in-1 in this deal has a 10.3 inch (1920 x 1080) touch display, 1.1-GHz Intel Celeron N4020 dual-core CPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage. This is all you need for the basics like creating docs, emailing, web browsing and streaming content. While multitasking should be decent, don't expect it to run power-hogging demanding apps.

We didn't test this Windows version, however, we gave the Lenovo Chromebook Duet a high rating of 4 out of 5-stars. We found its flexible design, good performance and incredibly low price impressive. And unlike many of today's more costly 2-in-1 devices, it ships with its own keyboard attachment. 

The tablet in this deal affords you the same luxury so you won't need to purchase a separate accessory for typing. 

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.