At CES 2019, Lenovo has introduced two new smarthome products: Smart Clock with Google Assistant and Smart Tab with Alexa. The former is the type of mini-version of the company's existing Smart Display, while the latter is a tablet and the Echo Show in one.
Smart Clock has a 4-inch screen and is meant to be a bedside clock for your nightstand. You can use it to set alarms, play music, watch your calendar appointments for the day, and even use it with Google Assistant's routines, such as creating routines to go to bed in the morning. There is even a USB-A port on the back to connect and charge your smartphone, which is a great cook.
Smart Clock works the same way as other Google Assistant smart screens, such as the Home Hub and Lenovo's existing Smart Display. However, this is not an identical experience in any way, since Smart Clock runs Android Things. However, the good news is that the user interface and various sweeping actions and cranes are still very similar and familiar to those using a traditional smart screen.
Lenovo Smart Clock will sell at $ 79 and be available at some point in the spring of this year.
When it comes to Smart Tab, it's essentially an Android tablet that comes 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 Smart Tab that will be available, M10 and P10. Both run Snapdragon 450 processors and have 10 "1920 × 1200 screens. The M10 comes with either 2GB or 3GB of memory, 16GB or 32GB of storage, a 2MP front camera and a 5MP rear camera of $ 199. 4 GB memory and 64 GB storage space, 5MP front camera and an 8MP rear camera from $ 299.
The tablet is really nothing to write about, but the fact that 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 priced at just $ 150.