Lenovo’s new Google Assistant smart display can play YouTube videos
Google has its own family of smart speakers with its Assistant built in, but the first Assistant device with a display is apparently coming from Lenovo. At CES, Lenovo announced the Lenovo Smart Display, a slab-like gizmo dominated by a touchscreen that houses the Google Assistant. Much like Amazon's Echo Show with built-in Alexa, the Smart Display uses Google's digital assistant to provide weather, traffic, and news updates, connect to smart home devices, and perform screen-dependent tasks like video chats and YouTube streaming.
Lenovo made 8-inch and a 10-inch model of the Smart Display, with the main differences between them being screen resolution and color. The smaller device has an 8-inch, HD touchscreen while the larger device has a 10-inch, FHD touchscreen. The 8-inch Smart Display comes in a light-gray color scheme, while the 10-inch model is mostly white with a bamboo-colored back panel.