Amazon hasn’t just limited its Alexa digital personal assistant to its own Echo hardware. The company is working with other manufacturers who want to integrate Alexa into their products. Lenovo is one such company. It announced the Lenovo Smart Assistant today which is powered by Amazon Alexa. It works very similarly to the way Amazon’s own Echo smart speakers do.
The Lenovo Smart Assistant can simply be described as a voice-controlled high-definition speaker with far-field microphones. It has a 5W Treble and a 10W Woofer. Those who want an even better listening experience can spend a bit more on the Harman Kardon Edition that’s available in black with an additional 2 inch sound cavity for a deeper bass and clearer tweeter.
Since it’s powered by Amazon Alexa, users can take advantage of all of the functionality that Alexa offers. It can run an internet search for them, call an Uber, help with banking, provide recipes, stream music, and so much more. There are tens of thousands of “skills” for Alexa that can be configured using the Amazon Alexa app for iOS and Android.
Powered by an Intel Celeron N3060 processor, the Lenovo Smart Assistant packs 2GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. It also features 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, one trigger and one volume control button. It’s going to be sold in Orange, Harman Black, and Light Gray colors.
The Lenovo Smart Assistant costs $129.99 and will be available in May this year. The Harman Edition costs $179.99 and it will also be released in May.