Amazon Alexa Will Come To Windows 10 PCs This Year

Amazon’s Echo Dot

Amazon’s Echo Dot

In its announcement ahead of CES in Las Vegas that kicks off tomorrow, Acer reveals that Alexa will be coming to some of the latest Aspire, Spin, Switch and Swift notebooks, as well as Aspire all-in-one PCs starting from Q1 2018. Amazon Alexa will initially be available in the USA via an update through Acer Care Center, while wider support is expected to be rolled out mid-2018. With Alexa enabled, you can ask your laptop or desktop to do anything you might ask of your Echo device: check calendars, create lists and answer questions, play music, and manage smart home devices. "Working with Intel and Amazon engineers to optimize Intel Smart Sound Technology to help deliver a hands-free experience, the 360-degree multi-directional reflective audio can hear voice commands from any angle". One of the best and widely available Voice Assistant is Amazon Alexa and now the company is increasing its reach by making it available on the Windows 10 platform. We have yet to see this concept brought to life, so my money is on the dedicated Alexa app shipping before integration with Cortana becomes a usable feature. Customers who connect their devices with the Amazon Alexa App will have access to all the features available through AVS, including streaming media, smart home capabilities, calendar management, weather updates, and thousands of Alexa skills. "Voice is a natural interface for interacting with technology and can make everyday tasks simpler", said Steve Rabuchin, Vice President, Amazon Alexa in the press release. The compatible 2-in-1 Acer notebooks provide far-field voice recognition with their front-facing speakers and redefine audio experience for the user.

Acer's new wireless projectors also support Amazon Alexa. The movie-buffs can experience stunning visuals with dazing clarity and seamless motion even in fast-action scenes through the AcuMotion frame interpolation mechanism that calculates, generates and inserts intermediate frames into the existing ones. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via www.acer.com.

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Supported models include the latest Aspire 5, Aspire 7, Spin 3, Spin 5, Switch 7 Black Edition, Swift 3, Swift 5, Swift 7, Aspire Z24, Aspire U27, and Aspire S24. Plans are subject to change without notice or obligation.

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