Lenovo has teamed up with Google and has announced a new smart display that comes with Google Assistant built-in at the CES 2018. This can be called as Google Home with a display, it makes your home smarter and make life easier. The new Lenovo Smart Display comes with a vibrant full HD touchscreen display and wrapped in a modern design. The Google Assistant can help you kickstart your morning and get the latest weather, traffic and meeting schedules or you can relax in the evening by video calling friends with Google Duo, watching YouTube videos, enjoying your favorite tunes or managing your connected devices – all with just your voice and a quick glance at the display. Here is a use case given by Lenovo- Imagine Mom waking up to a picture of her jam-packed day full of meetings and errands with just a quick glance at her calendar on the large 8-inch or 10-inch screen of the Lenovo Smart Display. The Google Assistant can also read out her schedule and tell her the weather as she multi-tasks to get everyone out the door. Ask the Google Assistant for traffic updates it will bring up Google Maps to show Mom the fastest morning commute. It also reminds her on her way out that it’s her colleague’s birthday, so she simply asks the Google Assistant on her Lenovo Smart Display to show the closest open bakery on Google Maps to pick up a birthday cake. To save Mom even more time, the Google Assistant on Lenovo Smart Display will be able to set up routines designed to help Mom when getting out the door in the morning, or returning home in the evening.
The display is powered by Qualcomm Home Hub Platform based on the Qualcomm SDA 624 SoC which features integrated CPU, GPU, and DSP, as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, the Lenovo Smart Display, can also give you a hand at home after a long day’s work. Picture Dad in the kitchen making a new dish for a dinner party. Hands coated in marinade and dinner guests arriving soon, he asks the Google Assistant on his Lenovo Smart Display to show a YouTube video tutorial of the recipe. The display is flexible too, it can be positioned horizontally or vertically to fit nearly any space. 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 $249.99 and the 8-inch model starts at $199.99, both expected to be available early this summer.