Get the Lenovo Smart Display 8 with Google Assistant for $68 – CNET


The Lenovo Smart Display 8 is hard to pass up at $68.

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Smart screen prices continue to plummet. Witness the Google Nest Hub (formerly the Google Home Hub), which retails for $129 but routinely goes on sale for as low as $60. Then there’s the Amazon Echo Show 8, a $130 smart screen that’s currently (and, some would say, continually) on sale for $90. With those kinds of prices, it’s harder to justify buying a plain old smart speaker that doesn’t have a screen.

Amazon and Google aren’t the only players here, though. Case in point: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Daily Steals has the refurbished Lenovo Smart Display 8 for $67.99 with promo code CNETLNVO. It originally sold for $200. 

Prefer to get it new? Lenovo proper also has a deal running: The Lenovo Smart Display 8 for $84.99 with promo code VALENDISPLAY2020. However, the Daily Steals gang assures me that the refurbs are in Grade-A condition, so the only real variable here is the warranty: 90 days versus one year. Personally, I’m fine with the former, given that there’s no battery or any other wear-affected hardware here.

True to its name, the Smart Display 8 sports an 8-inch touchscreen and built-in speakers and microphones. It operates much like any Google Home product: Just say, “Hey, Google,” or, “OK, Google” and tell it what you’d like it to do. That could be anything from playing tunes to controlling a smart-home device to adding bananas to your shopping list. The presence of the screen adds all manner of video goodness to the mix: YouTube vids, photo slideshows, calls to friends and relatives and so on.

I haven’t used one myself, so I’ll turn you over to Andrew Gebhart’s Lenovo Smart Display 10 review. (The 10-inch model is, I believe, identical to the 8-inch save for the slightly smaller screen and speaker.) Verdict: “The Lenovo Smart Display is a great kitchen assistant with an elegant design and a high-resolution touchscreen. It multitasks well, responds quickly to both touch and voice commands and offers a rich, personalized home screen and a customizable ambient mode.”

But, now, instead of $200, it’s $68.

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