Pre-orders open today for $229.
Although there was a lot of hype and fanfare surrounding the Echo Show when it first debuted last year, it ultimately failed to live up to everyone’s wild expectations. Amazon’s aware of that, and with the all-new second-gen Echo Show, the company’s hoping to address all of the issues we had the first go around.
From a design standpoint, the new Echo Show looks considerably better than its predecessor. The 10-inch HD screen has much slimmer bezels and allows for two times the display area compared to last year’s model.
Along with the screen, Amazon’s also promoting a vastly improved audio experience. There are now dual side-firing 2-inch speakers that feature real-time Dolby processing. According to Amazon, this setup is now capable of "filling a room."
There’s still a camera above the screen for video calls, but rather than being limited to just calls with other Alexa users, there’s now new Skype integration so you can make video and voice calls directly from your Echo or Echo Show. Lastly, both the new Echo Show and the previous model will get web browsing support thanks to the Amazon Silk Browser and Firefox.
Pre-orders for the Echo Show go live today with pricing set at $229.
September 20, 2018 at 09:13AM