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Facebook's video calling smart display connects you with friends and family

The Facebook Portal Plus makes it easier to keep in touch with loved ones living far away.

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This is Facebook's Portal Plus smart speaker. 

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It can rotate between landscape and portrait mode. 

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It has a 1080p HD resolution. 

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A handle on the back makes this hefty smart display easier to lift. 

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The included power adapter plugs into the back. 

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It has a 15.6-inch screen.

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The Portal Plus is a pretty big smart display -- definitely think about where you could put it in your home before you buy. 

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The camera has a 140-degree field of view. 

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This is the smaller Facebook Portal smart display.

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It has a 720p HD resolution.

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The Portal has a 10.1-inch screen.

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Both Portal Plus and Portal smart displays have built-in cameras that automatically track people around a room. 

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You have to be a Facebook user who also uses Facebook Messenger to use a Portal (or a Portal Plus).  

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Facebook's smart displays come with apps, too, so you can play Spotify (if you have a paid subscription) or watch a Food Network cooking video.

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The Portal speaker can't rotate between portrait and landscape.

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It's fixed in landscape mode instead with a built-in stand. 

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