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Grab an Echo Show 5 smart screen for just $45

This is one of the lowest prices on record.

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The best deal on the Amazon Echo Show 5 right now doesn't come from Amazon.

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Prime Day doesn't always have the best deals on Amazon gear. Case in point: The Echo Show 5 smart display is currently marked down to $45 as part of today's discounts. That ties the lowest price I've ever seen.

Amazon also has the car-based Echo Auto for $20 as long as you're OK with the refurbished model. That's not the lowest price on record, but it's $10 cheaper than most deals you see. 

The Echo Show 5 packs all the usual Alexa-powered voice goodness and adds a 5.5-inch screen, while the Echo Auto is all about delivering Alexa features in your car by connecting to the stereo. While the Echo Auto is an audio-only experience, the ability to access things like navigation and app launchers on your phone is worthwhile. 

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The Show 5 might be better suited to your nightstand than to, say, a kitchen counter, though take note that some may find the display a little bright, even at its lowest setting. Read Andrew Gebhart's Echo Show 5 review to learn more. And here's David Priest's take on the Echo Auto as well. 

First published last year. Updated with new deal details.