At CES 2019, Lenovo launched two new smarthome products: the Smart Clock with Google Assistant and the Smart Tab with Alexa. The former is a kind of mini version of the company's existing smart display, while the latter is a tablet and an echo show in one.
The Smart Clock has a 4-inch display and is intended as a bedside table for your bedside table. It lets you set alerts, play music, view your calendar appointments for the day, and even use Google Assistant's routine feature, such as: B. Create routines to go to bed in the morning and wake up. There's even a USB A port on the back where you can plug in and charge your smartphone, which is a nice, extra touch.
The Smart Clock works very much like other Google Assistant smart displays like Lenovo's Home Hub and Lenovo's existing Smart Display. However, it is by no means an identical experience, as it runs on the smart clock Android Things. However, the good news is that the user interface and the various swipes and taps are still very similar to those using a conventional, smart display and are familiar with the spring of this year.
Smart Tab is essentially an Android tablet that ships with Alexa, but it also has a dock that also has a built-in Bluetooth speaker. So you can use it as an Android tablet, dock it and use it as an echo show.
There are two different models of the Smart Tab that will be available, the M10 and the P10. Both run on Snapdragon 450 processors and have 10 × 1920 × 1200 displays. The M10 has either 2GB or 3GB of storage, 16GB or 32GB of storage, a 2 megapixel front camera and a 5 megapixel rearview camera that starts at $ 199. While the P10 can hold up to 4GB of storage and 64GB of storage space, the 5MP front camera and 8MP rear view camera are priced from $ 299.
The tablet is certainly nothing special, but the fact you can get it for $ 199 says a lot about how overpriced the echo show is at $ 229, especially with the competing Home Hub from Google for only $ 150.