Artificial intelligence appears to have been all the rage at CES 2018, and Lenovo and Google have paired up to bring us the Lenovo Smart Display with Google Assistant built-in. Featuring a full HD touchscreen, modern design and Assistant built in, it takes effortless AI around the house to a new level.
It can do everything that Google Home can do, but with a visual element. Instead of having your calendar read to you, you can see it. Instead of hearing travel time, you can see your journey plotted on a map which you can interact with. You can even watch YouTube Videos or make Google Duo video calls, without needing your phone around. It’s voice controlled, and easily accessible. It’s the next big thing in home AI, no doubt.
Lenovo Smart Display is powered by the newly announced Qualcomm Home Hub Platform based on the Qualcomm SDA 624 SoC which features integrated CPU, GPU and DSP as well as robust Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Available in both 8-inch and 10-inch models, the Lenovo Smart Display rotates from portrait to landscape mode at your preference, so you can see videos in wide screen, and flip to a portrait orientation for a video call as needed.
The Lenovo Smart Display’s clean, minimalist design not only blends into your home but also adds a modern touch to it. Available in a soft Grey or natural Bamboo color, it matches most wooden, glass or granite tabletops. When not in use, the display doubles as a digital picture frame – showcasing an ambient screen of beautiful pictures from a personally selected album in Google Photos, or another background image of your choosing.
The 10-inch Lenovo Smart Display starts at $US249.99 and the 8-inch model starts at $US199.99, both expected to be available within the next few months. We’ll likely see them in Australia, but pricing and availability are to be confirmed.