Lenovo has unveiled the Smart Assistant & Smart Storage devices at the CES booth, Las Vegas, Nevada. Lenovo has collaborated with the Amazon to build the new Lenovo smart assistant which uses Amazon Alexa cloud-based voice services.
Lenovo Smart Assistant
Lenovo Smart Assistant recognizes users’ voice commands and uses Alexa to conduct web searches, play music, create lists, provide calendar updates and much more. It also consists eight 360-degree far-field microphones with noise suppression and echo cancellation – designed to pick up users’ voice commands from up to 16 feet (5 meters) away.
Moreover, the device comes with the option of a special Harman Kardon edition for premium audio quality for music and home entertainment. The Lenovo Smart Assistant is also designed to run Lenovo smart home devices as well as third-party products to expand users options.
Lenovo Smart Assistant Specifications
|Processor||Intel® Celeron N3060 Processor|
|Weight||Starting at 1.67 lbs (0.76 kg)|
|Microphone Array||6 + 2 Microphone, Far Field, >5M, 360°|
|Speaker||1 x 5W Tweeter + 1 x 10W Woofer|
|Voice Service||Alexa Voice Service|
|Memory||2 GB DRAM|
|Connectivity||WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth® 4.0|
|Button Array||• 1 x Trigger Button|
• 1 x Volume Control
|Color Options||• Light Gray|
• Harman Black
Johnson Jia, Lenovo’s senior vice president, PC & Smart Device Business Group said,
“Our goal has never been to simply build smart home devices for the sake of advancing technology alone”. “In the same way a person’s IQ is measured by applied knowledge, we believe products are ‘smart’ to the degree they’re actually understood and applied to daily life by their users.”
Steve Rabuchin, vice president, Amazon Alexa said,
“We’re excited to work with an innovative company such as Lenovo to bring the Lenovo Smart Assistant with Alexa to customers this spring”. “At Amazon, we work hard to provide customers with as much choice as possible—and Lenovo’s new Smart Assistant speaker does just that through leveraging the power of Alexa Voice Services (AVS). We can’t wait for customers to try this out later this year.”
Lenovo Smart Storage
Lenovo has also unveiled the Smart Storage, a secure digital storage solution with massive 6TB capacity, dual-band wireless access and multi-device auto-sync capabilities. Lenovo Smart Storage offers users quick control of their data and files. Its integrated facial recognition software can organize your entire photo library based on faces with high accuracy.
Lenovo Smart Storage Specifications
|Processor||Intel® Celeron® N3060 Processor (1.6 GHz Dual-Core, 6W)|
|Dimension (W x L x H)||mm) : 115 x 115 x 180|
(inches): 4.53" x 4.53" x 7.09"
|Weight||2 TB : Starting at 3.59 lbs (1.63 kg)|
6 TB : Starting at 3.86 lbs (1.75 kg)
|Storage||1 x 3.5" SATA HDD (2 TB or 6 TB)|
|Memory||RAM : 2 GB DDR3|
ROM : 8 GB eMMC
|Connectivity||WLAN : 2 x 2 WiFi 802.11 ac, Dual-band|
|Ports||• RJ45 1000M|
• 2 x USB 3.0
• One Key Upload Button
|App Support||Lenovo Smart App|
Pricing & Availability
- Lenovo Smart Assistant starts at $129.99, available in Light Gray, Green, and Orange beginning in May 2017.
- Lenovo Smart Assistant Harman Kardon Edition starts at $179.99, available beginning in May 2017.
- Lenovo Smart Storage starts at $139.99, available beginning in May 2017.