We first saw the Lenovo Smart Display at CES this year and at the time we called it “Google Home with a display”, however with the Google Home Hub being announced – it’ll be interesting to see how this stacks up.
The main difference between the Lenovo Smart Display and Home Hub is the size. Home Hub is shipping at 7″, which is a nice size but personally I’d prefer something a bit bigger. With a lot of large phones these days over 6″ screen size, the Home Hub isn’t THAT much bigger. The Smart Display comes in two sizes, 8″ and 10″ – retailing for $299 and $399 respectively.
The Lenovo Smart Display is rocking Google Assist features such as;
- Routines – “Hey Google, what’s on today”
- Smart Home Control
- Video playback (YouTube)
- Digital Picture Frame
- Visual Search Result Representation (E.g. Recipes)
- Video calling
As you can see the 10-inch model has a real nice wooden back to it, giving it a modern feel and aesthetic – while the 8-inch sports a more corporate, rubber look.
Both models are available for online via Lenovo.com.au and in-store at Harvey Norman, JB-Hi-Fi and Officeworks. Once we get our hands on some demo models we’ll be sure to keep you updated as to value for money!
Studying Cyber Security and working for Macquarie Media Limited, John is a huge nerd with a passion for video games and computers.
You will often find him in the streets advocating for the benefits of gaming or just generally nerding out.
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