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Amazon Echo Show (1st gen. 2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews of Amazon Echo Show (1st gen. 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.6/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The sound and usability are also appreciated. Comments about the bass quality and microphone are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Echo Show (1st gen. 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ced Yuen (trustedreviews.com)

Amazon Echo Show (2017) Review | Trusted Reviews

 

With its larger screen and powerful audio, the Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) is a smart display that's good for media as well as smart home.

Great display ; Smart home control at your fingertips ; Excellent audio quality ; Can watch Amazon Prime Video

Relatively expensive ; Poor YouTube access

The Echo Show was a trend setter, but it's since been superseded by the new Amazon Echo Show Gen 2

Oct, 2018

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Expert review by : Ced Yuen (trustedreviews.com)

Amazon Echo Show

 

Amazon Echo Show review: adding a screen definitely improves the Alexa AI experience, although the smaller and cheaper Echo Spot is easier to accommodate.

Useful screen ; Video calling works well ; More intuitive than other Echo devices ; Best-sounding Echo so far

Expensive ; Not the best-looking thing

In many ways, the best Amazon Echo experience.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Amazon Echo Show review: Seeing is believing

 

The Echo Show does everything the original Echo does, but many of those features are much better when you add in a screen. Given that the Show is only $50 more than the standard Echo, it'll be a worthwhile investment for anyone looking to add a digital...

Alexa takes great advantage of the new touchscreen ; Music sounds great over the new speaker ; Echo Show does everything the original Echo does ; It'll get better over time as developers build skills for the touchscreen

Odd, angular design ; Low-resolution screen

Amazon essentially created a category with the Echo, and the Echo Show marks the first significant re-thinking of what a voice-activated home-hub can be. Ultimately, the screen isn't essential , but it proved to be very useful. And the improved speaker...

Jun, 2017

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Expert review by : Jenny McGrath (digitaltrends.com)

Amazon Echo Show Review

 

Easy to use ; Some Alexa features, like timers and lists, are better with visuals ; Plays videos and gives visual search results ; Lots of potential uses for an assistant with a screen

Skills still need some work ; No privacy shutter

Right now, the Echo Show’s on-screen features aren’t show-stoppers. We can see a lot of potential, though.

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Amazon Echo Show

 

The Amazon Echo Show combines the Alexa voice assistant with a 7-inch touch screen and stereo speakers, but its smaller successor has proven to be a better experience.

Touch screen useful for discovery, selecting suggested items, and controlling playback. Full range of Alexa features with visuals.

Limited touch control options. Dated design. Unimpressive audio quality and mediocre screen for the price.

Bottom Line: The Amazon Echo Show combines the Alexa voice assistant with a 7-inch touch screen and stereo speakers, but its smaller successor has proven to be a better experience.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Ry Crist (cnet.com)

Amazon Echo Show review

 

Editor's note (October 26, 2017): Since introducing the Show in June 2017, Amazon has evolved its lineup of Echo smart speakers , refreshing some older models and continuing to expand Alexa's skills, support new third-party integrations and release...

The Echo Show offers everything you love about Alexa, complete with new video and touchscreen controls. It shines best as a dedicated, hands-free video calling command center.

The uninspired design feels dated. At launch, the touchscreen visuals don't do enough to bring Alexa to life, or make her much easier to use -- though that could change with the arrival of new screen-specific Alexa skills.

Amazon's touchscreen Alexa device shows potential for people interested in video chatting with friends and family members, but it needs a little more development before we'd recommend it.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Dieter Bohn (theverge.com)

Amazon Echo Show review: Alexa is even better on a screen

 

The Echo Show might be your new favorite kitchen gadget

Isn't trying to be a tablet ; Better sound than other smart speakers ; Video conferencing between Shows is easy

Not enough screen-enabled skills yet ; Could be better sound for the price ; Camera can't handle backlit rooms

From nearly any other company, adding a screen would have resulted in feature-itis of the worst kind. By holding back, the Echo Show feels like it does more. Its strength is in its simplicity.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : David Pierce (wired.com)

Review: Amazon Echo Show

 

Too bad it's so ugly.

Solid screen, microphone, and speakers. Alexa's way more useful when it can show you stuff. This is the kitchen TV you've been missing.

For an object in your home, Amazon sure built an ugly gadget. A lot of the screen's true usefulness is up to developers. Alexa is great, but nowhere near perfect yet.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Elyse Betters (pocket-lint.com)

Amazon Echo Show review: Alexa steps into a touchscreen future

 

The Echo Show is really the pinnacle of the Echo experience: once you've seen it, you won't want to do back to just having a speaker. Alexa calling is

Responsive touchscreen ; Bright display ; Louder and better speakers than Echo ; Fully-fledged Alexa experience ; Video calls and Drop In mode

Low resolution ; Not a truly high-end speaker ; No app store or deep interface ; Few touch-enabled skills

Amazon has turned its Alexa voice-control assistant into a wider platform. And the Echo Show, which is essentially an Echo with a touchscreen, expands what you can do with Alexa and how useful the service is.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Amazon Echo Show review

 

Alexa takes on a new, but not fully convincing, form

Effective smart home hub ; Alexa is still a helpful ally ; There's potential to tap

Needs a lot more visual apps ; Underwhelming speakers ; Clunky design

The Echo Show has potential, but it's mostly unrealised so far

Dec, 2017

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