Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3 (11, Gen 8) Review – Is This the Windows Mini You’ve Been Waiting For?

Nowadays, the not-so-expensive 2-in-1 machines are not a rare find. The Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3 (11″, Gen 8) is a compact transformer that is offered with a detachable Folio keyboard with a touchpad (option). This means you can use the laptop as a full-blown Windows tablet or as a regular notebook. Given the low price of this little fella, its hardware isn’t high-end. You can rely on Alder Lake-N processors that lack P cores and Hyper-Threading technology.

The display is the main event here. It has an unorthodox aspect ratio of 5:3 which is pretty comfortable for browsing the Web or editing MS documents. The 11.5″ IPS panel has a 2K resolution and it supports touch function. This reminds us that you can get the optional Lenovo Digital Pen 3 and there is a dedicated socket for it in the Folio case that also acts as a kickstand.

This may be a hybrid machine but it brings to the table a good amount of goodies such as a fTPM 2.0 module, two 2W Dolby Atmos speakers, decent I/O, Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5.2, and two cameras.

You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System: https://laptopmedia.com/series/lenovo-ideapad-duet-3-11-gen-8/


Specs, Drivers, What’s in the box

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3 (11", Gen 8) - Specs

  • LEN819D
  • Color accuracy  4.5  2.6
  • up to 256GB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • UFS 3.1 or 1x 2242 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 
  • RAM
  • up to 8GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro
  • Battery
  • 35.6Wh
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Glass Fiber
  • Dimensions
  • 271.3 x 172 x 8.95 mm (10.68" x 6.77" x 0.35")
  • Weight
  • 1.15 kg (2.5 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.1
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Front 5.0MP with fixed focus + Rear 8.0MP with autofocus
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Dual Microphone Array
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2W Stereo Speakers, optimized with Dolby Atmos
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot


All drivers and utilities for this notebook can be found here: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/ideapad-duet-series-laptops/ideapad-duet-3-11ian8/document-userguide

What’s in the box?

Inside the package, you’ll find a bit of paperwork, a 45W Type-C adapter, and an optional Folio keyboard + stylus.

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1 month ago

Hey guys thanks for the review. Has this laptop been released to the public? I’m having trouble finding it to purchase online.