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Lenovo Launches Smart Assistant Speaker Powered by Amazon Alexa

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CES 2017 is officially here and Lenovo is one of the first companies out of the gate with some major announcements. Their line-up for 2017 will of course include new computers, but on a mobile or smart home front, we have some other goodies to share. First up, Lenovo announced the Lenovo Smart Assistant, which is a smart home speaker powered by Amazon Alexa. Think of it as an Amazon Echo and Google Home mash-up device, only made by Lenovo. 

With the Lenovo Smart Assistant, you get a cylindrical speaker powered by Alexa, along with far field microphones and a speaker with high-definition 5W treble and a 10W woofer. If that won’t do it for you in the sound department, there is also a special Harman Kardon edition that is all-black and has an additional 2″ sound cavity.

As for specs, the Lenovo Smart Assistant is pretty powerful for a speaker, featuring an Intel Celeron N3060 processor, 2GB RAM, 8GB storage, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a trigger button.

In case it wasn’t obvious, with Alexa integration you get to control your home, play music, and access all of the other fun that you would with Amazon Echo. As far as we know, this is the full experience, yet it comes in a much more attractive package than Echo. It’s also cheaper.

The Lenovo Smart Assistant arrives in May for $129.99. If you want the Harman Kardon Edition, you are looking at a price of $179.99.

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Via: Lenovo
  • Brett Wcislo ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Those actually look decent, not been a fan of amazon lately though. They’re more and more trying to force you into their ecosystem. I’d like to know how the speakers are in the Google Home comparable $130 model, if they’re offering an option with premium speakers, I’d imagine they’re pretty bad in the lower model.

  • NexusMan

    Why, Amazon?

  • droidify

    So now Amazon and China can store all of my personal information. That is just what I’ve been waiting for.

  • Michael Bassett

    Hey Lenovo, apply this styling to the next Phone you put out, whether its the Turbo or something else.

    Might as well bring on Drake (ovo) as a marketing ploy because, hey you need to do something right?

  • Ryan

    Harman kardon speakers is a good move.

    • Brett Wcislo ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Steep price increase for those, but it’s a good option to have. Would like to hear the $130 model speakers up against the $130 Google Home, I’d be willing to wager the Google Homes would be better.

  • Tyler Durden

    I’ll stick to the Echo Dot I got for $35

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    This is the game plan huh? License Alexa. For a while I thought Amazon was planning on staying completely vertical. Interesting..

    • Tyler Durden

      Probably need the money for all the crap they plan on doing. Drones aren’t cheap brah

  • buckeyelife

    these devices need to look good bc they typically sit out in th open, and this one looks great. my echo already looks dated compared to Google Home

    • Dane Carpenter

      Agreed. Something about how Amazon puts their logo on things bugs me too.

      • NexusMan

        I hate that Lenovo logo placement.

    • KleenDroid

      Looks like they will begin putting air fresheners into these things soon.

      • Kanoosh

        good, with the amount of crop dusting i do , i’m gonna need Alexa to do some “clean up”.. smart move lenovo.

        • fritzo2162

          Alexia- cover up my stank…

    • MrGulio

      When the echo launched I immediately overlooked it because I thought the plastic grill was just garish for a piece of home decor, like a cheese grater. I’m glad that Lenovo is rectifying this.

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