The Chromebook Duet tablet is one of the best Chromebooks that you can get, simply because of the value that you’re getting for the price. The Duet includes a back stand, an attachable keyboard, a charger, and even a dongle that you can use to connect headphones. Yet, it comes at a price that is a lot lower than the competition from Microsoft, Samsung, or Apple; it’s not just enough what the Chromebook tablet includes; the specs are also great that you would think you would pay a higher price.
The Lenovo Duet has a 1080p screen with a brightness that can hit 400nits, 4GB of RAM, a MediaTek Helio P60T processor, and a USB-C port that you can use for connectivity and charging. Of course, more RAM would be useful, but the powerful processor does make up for it and what you end up getting is a snappy Chromebook that is great for work-related tasks. Along with the specs, you’re also getting about four years of software updates too.
We find the most convenient part of the Chromebook Duet is just how easy it is to charge. The USB-C port is compatible with most USB-C chargers on the market, and with such a portable and lightweight tablet, you can have free range to use any charger. In this guide, we’re covering chargers that you can use for the Chromebook Duet, with the ones in this guide including 18W USB-C Power Delivery chargers. These PD chargers can fast charge the Duet, even faster than the one included in the box.
Anker PowerPort III Duo 36W USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger
When it comes to charging the Chromebook Duet, you’re going to want to go with an 18W PD charger or higher; this Anker Duo charger has two USB-C Power Delivery ports. Each of the ports on this charger has an 18W charging speed, and the even better part is that the max output is 36W, so you’re able to charge two devices at the same time at an 18W charge rate. So you can use charge the Chromebook Duet at 18W and fast charge a smartphone at 18W.
This Anker PowerPort wall charger does not feature dynamic charging, so if you’re charging only a single device, the USB-C port you’re charging from will still output 18W.
|USB-C Power Delivery Output||Each Port: 5V/2.4A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A |
Max Output: 36W
|Input Power||AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz 1.5A|
|LED Power Indicator||Single Blue Power Indicator|
|Size||2.4 x 2.5 x 1.1 inches|
However, if you’re searching for a Dynamic charging experience, we recommend Aukey’s 36W USB-C Power Delivery wall charger. It’s very similar to the Anker Duo charger, with the Aukey charger also using two USB-C ports that each output 18W when charging two devices simultaneously, and the charger has a max output of 36W. The Dynamic part of the Aukey wall charger is that when you’re charging a single device, the USB-C PD port outputs 30W. This enables you to charge more powerful devices, such as USB-C PD compatible laptops, with the Aukey wall charger.
Both of the above Anker and Aukey wall chargers are easily portable by using foldable AC plugs.
|Aukey Focus 36W PA-D2 PD Wall Charger Specs|
|Each Port when used at the same time||18W Each Port | 36W Max Output|
|One USB-C Power Delivery Port Used||30W|
|Input||AC 100–240V 50/60Hz|
|Size||2.5 x 2.3 x 1.4 inches|
Baseus 65W USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger
Suppose you’re searching for a USB-C charger that can charge laptops because you have a USB-C chargeable laptop and a Chromebook Duet, then consider this Baseus PD wall charger. The charger has two USB-C Power Delivery ports and a Quick Charge 3.0 port. The first USB-C Power Delivery port has a 65W charging speed, while the second USB-C port has an 18W charging speed.
The first USB-C PD port’s 65W charge rate can fast charge most USB-C laptops, whether it’s a Macbook or another type of Chromebook laptop. You can still use the top port to charge your Chromebook Duet. However, you can charge a laptop with the first USB-C port and charge your Duet using the second USB-C port to output 18W. If you’re charging two devices simultaneously, then the first USB-C port goes from 65W to 45W. The Baseus wall charger covers a lot of bases when it comes to charging different types of devices, and if you’re looking to own more USB-C chargeable devices in the future, then it’s a good charger for futureproofing.
Also, the charger’s size is small as it uses GaN; this enables the charger to be smaller and able to output more charging power. The cube form factor makes the charger less likely to block other outlets when you plug it in.
|Baseus 65W GaN 3-Port Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port 1||3.3-11V/3A | 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A 20V/3.25A (65W)|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port 2||3.3-11V/2.7A | 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/2.5A | 15V/2A | 20V/1.5A (30W)|
|USB-A Quick Charge Port||18W|
|Size||2.9 x 1.4 x 1.2 inches|
Anker PowerPort 60W 5-Port USB-C Power Delivery Desktop Charger
Having more ports to charge with is always better than the wall charger that comes with the Chromebook Duet, which is a single-port wall charger. A desktop charger also enables you to place the charger where you want as it uses a power cord rather than a very limited-range built-in AC adapter. This Anker desktop charger gives you more freedom to have the devices that you’re charging closer to where you want them to be.
Of course, another benefit of a desktop charger is that you can charge many more devices as this Anker charger has five charging ports. The top port is a 30W USB-C Power Delivery port, useful for fast charging the Chromebook Duet and other USB-C devices. There are four USB-A standard ports that share a 30W charging speed, and since the max output of this desktop charger is 60W, you have lots of power to use from the four other ports while fast charging from the USB-C PD port.
|Anker PowerPort 5 Speed Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5-9V/3.0A | 15V/2.0A | 20V/1.5A (30W)|
|Each USB-A Port||12W|
|Power Indicator||Blue LED Power Light|
|Size||4 x 3.1 x 1.1 inches|
RAVPower 65W GaN Dual USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger
Then on the more minimal but powerful charging side, there’s this RAVPower USB-C Power Delivery wall charger. The charger has two USB-C ports and a max output of 65W. If you’re charging a single device, then you’re able to use the full 65W power output that this charger is capable of. Charging two devices simultaneously yields good results, as the charger adapts to charging power depending on what you’re charging.
In this case, you can charge the Chromebook Duet while charging a larger USB-C laptop. The Chromebook Duet will take a slower charging speed, with the laptop charging faster as it requires more charging power. However, the Duet would still take enough charging power to fast charge. In our review test, we were able to fast charge an Android smartphone while charging a Lenovo Flex 5 laptop simultaneously with this RAVPower wall charger. Another benefit of getting this wall charger is that it comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable in the box, so you can start using it ASAP.
|RAVPower PC145 65W Dual USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery (Both Ports)||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/3.25A 65W Max|
|Input||100-240V, 50/60Hz, 1.5A|
|Size||2.2 x 2.2 x 1.2 inches|
BCMASTER 10,000mAh 18W USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank
Considering just how small and lightweight the Chromebook Duet is, being able to charge it wherever you go can be convenient, that’s why using a power bank for the Duet may be the best charging experience that you can get for such a capable device, as you don’t have to be limited to a single spot when it comes to charging. However, you need to make sure that your power bank has enough power to charge up the Lenovo Chromebook Duet. It has a 7,000mAh battery, and the portable charger should feature USB-C Power Delivery charging.
This BCMASTER power bank is one of the most minimal portable chargers you can get to charge the Duet. The power bank has a 10,000mAh power capacity, just enough to get the Chromebook Duet to its full power at least once, or you may get at least close to its full power, considering that you’re using fast USB-C charging. The power bank size is another reason to get it as it has a length of 5.6 inches and a thickness of 0.6 inches, making this power bank easy to place into your pocket.
|BCMASTER 10,000mAh 18W Power Delivery Quick Charge Power Bank Specs|
|USB-A Port||5V–6V/3A | 6V–9V/2A | 9V–12V/1.5A|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A|
|USB-C PD Input||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A|
|Size||5.7 x 2.6 x 0.6 inches|
RAVPower 20,000mAh Tri Output / Input Power Delivery Power Bank
A high-capacity power bank may be a better idea if you want to be able to charge your Chromebook Duet and other devices. With a high power capacity, you get to use the power bank for a longer time without recharging it. This RAVPower charger has a 20,000mAh power capacity, enough to charge the Duet and charge a smartphone to full power.
It does not lack charging either, as the power bank has three output ports that include an 18W USB-C Power Delivery port, a Quick Charge 3.0 port, and a standard USB-A port. You can recharge the power bank via the USB-C PD port or use either the Lightning or Micro-USB input ports. At the top of the power bank, there’s a digital display that shows how much power you have left to use and if you’re using fast charging from the Quick Charge or Power Delivery port.
|RAVPower 20,000mAh USB-C PD - Quick Charge Lightning Tri Input Power Bank Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A Port||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|Standard USB-A Port||5V/2.4A (12W)|
|USB-C PD Input||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|Micro-USB Input||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|Size||6.2 x 2.9 x 0.6 inches|
Nekteck 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger
One other benefit of USB-C charging for a hybrid laptop like the Chromebook Duet is that you can use a car charger. Driving and charging your Duet may be the best way to charge it for long road trips or for everyday charging while you’re commuting to work. The above Nekteck car charger is one of the most useful car chargers that you can get for charging USB-C laptops, and it can fast charge your Duet while you drive because it has a 45W USB-C Power Delivery port; it also has a USB-A port with a 12W charging speed, and since the max output of the charger is 57W, you can use both ports without losing charging power.
This Nekteck car charger also comes with a cable, so you can start using the car charger as soon as you get it. Most car chargers don’t come with cables.
|Nekteck 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/9V/12V/15V-3A | 20V-2.25A (45W)|
|Size||2.9 x 1.6 x 1.6 inches|