Similar to the Echo Show, each Google-equipped smart display has the same smarts as the Google Home smart speaker, along with a touchscreen to illustrate answers.
The $250 JBL Link View puts the same Google Assistant smarts into a smart display with booming sound quality.
A smaller smart display meant to double as your alarm clock, the Echo Spot squeezes a lot of the same functions as the Echo Show into a much more compact frame.
LG also focused on sound quality for the $300 LG WK9 Smart Display with Google Assistant.
The $230 Google Nest Hub Max adds a smart camera to a 10-inch display.
The stylish Lenovo Smart Display makes great use of its 10-inch display and has an elegant bamboo back.
Thanks to Amazon’s assistant, Alexa, you can control your smart home, search the web, set a reminder and more with a voice command, just like you would with an Amazon Echo smart speaker.
Facebook also jumped into the smart display category last year with the $200 Facebook Portal (pictured) and $350 Portal Plus.
Lenovo was the first Google Assistant display to hit the market, and it proved to be a great flag bearer.
Not to be left behind, Google debuted a quartet of smart displays at CES 2018 from Lenovo (pictured), JBL, LG and Sony.
The Lenovo Smart Clock doesn’t have all of the functionality of the rest — you can’t watch videos, look at pictures or access a smart home control panel.
Each device combines the capabilities of a smart speaker such as an Amazon Echo with a touchscreen for video calls, pictures, directions and more.
After letting third-party smart displays test the waters, Google rolled out its own in October 2018 with the Google Nest Hub, which was called the Google Home Hub at the time.
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