Amazon believes that Alexa is the next step in the evolution of the PC. By incorporating Alexa into the PC ecosystem, Amazon will contribute to the next disruptive wave of computing. For now, Windows 10 is the platform of choice and though its new Original Design Manufacturers program (ODM), a few new PC offerings are on the way.
The new offerings aren’t new designs, but they sport an integrated Alexa voice service. Additionally, despite early reports from the normal PC fare such as Acer, ASUS, HP, and Lenovo, more unfamiliar manufacturers are also emerging.
Wistron: http://sva.wistron.com/A4PC/ – Wistron has two Windows 10 Alexa for PC solutions. The Prince X all-in-one desktop features a 27” UHD display and an FHD webcam with IR sensor. Wistron’s convertible notebook is designed for the smart office, featuring a 15.6” FHD display with touch, and an HD webcam. Both are optimized for a hands-free Alexa experience with four MEMs microphones, and two stereo speakers.
Compal: http://www.compal.com/our-services/?industry=amazonavs – Compal’s DDX10 is an Alexa-enabled Windows 10 convertible notebook built for gaming and multimedia use. It features a 15.6” FHD display with touch, 13 hours of battery life, fingerprint security, IR camera, productivity quick-turn knob, and stylus. Four digital microphones, and two 2W speakers are integrated for a hands-free Alexa experience.
Quanta: http://www.quantatw.com/Quanta/english/product/qci_nb/Alexa4PC.html – Quanta’s MD11 is an Alexa-enabled Windows 10 convertible notebook. The solution features a 14” FHD display, 18 hours of battery life, and fingerprint reader – making it suitable for the road-warrior. Four digital microphones and two 2W speakers make hands-free voice interaction with Alexa part of the design.
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