Amazon Echo Show VS Lenovo Smart Display 10
Both the Amazon Echo Show and the Lenovo Smart Display combine the functionality of a smart speaker with a simple touchscreen for watching videos, looking at pictures, and checking directions. The Show came first, but which one is better?Affiliate Disclosure: CNET may get a commission from retail offers.
The Echo Show offers everything you love about Alexa, complete with new video and touchscreen controls. It shines best as a dedicated, hands-free video calling command center.
The uninspired design feels dated. At launch, the touchscreen visuals don't do enough to bring Alexa to life, or make her much easier to use -- though that could change with the arrival of new screen-specific Alexa skills.
Amazon's touchscreen Alexa device shows potential for people interested in video chatting with friends and family members, but it needs a little more development before we'd recommend it.
The Lenovo Smart Display is a great kitchen assistant with an elegant design and a high-resolution touchscreen. It multitasks well, responds quickly to both touch and voice commands, and offers a rich, personalized home screen and a customizable ambient mode.
I'd like the screen to do more when you play games or listen to music. You're limited to Google Duo for making voice calls. Scrolling through content with your voice can be tedious.
If you'd like visual recipe help in the kitchen, the Lenovo Smart Display performs that task exceedingly well and everything else well enough that it deserves your consideration.
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|5MP front-facing camera, Alexa App, Alexa Voice Service, LED indicator, built-in 8 microphone array, built-in stereo speakers, compatible with Belkin WeMo, compatible with Philips Hue, far-field voice recognition, support Pandora, support Prime Music, support Samsung SmartThings, support TuneIn, support iHeartRadio||Features||mute function, phone function, weather alerts|
|climate control, dimming, fan control, lighting, multimedia control, open/closure control||Functions||hands-free, timer, volume control|
|Dimensions & Weight|
|7.4 in||Width||6.8 in|
|7.4 in||Height||12.3 in|
|41.27 oz||Weight||2.65 lbs|
|black||Color Category||brown, white|
|power adapter||Included Accessories||power adapter|
|touch screen||Input Type||touch screen|
|7 in||Diagonal Size||10 in|
|17.8 cm||Diagonal Size (metric)||25.4 cm|
|Bluetooth, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n||Data Link Protocol||Bluetooth 4.2, IEEE 802.11ac|
|802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth||Wireless Protocol||802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Service & Support|
|1 year warranty||Type||1 year warranty|