Acer introduced first laptops with Alexa built-in
Acer has introduced laptops with built-in Amazon’s voice-based digital assistant Alexa.
The first set of Acer models that will have Alexa pre-installed includes Aspire 5, Nitro 5 Spin, Spin 5 (both 13-inch and 15-inch), Spin 3, and the Switch 7 of “Black Edition.”
This will cover all types of systems like gaming laptops, tablet convertibles, ultrabooks, and thin-and-light models etc.
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21 May 2018 Acer offers first laptops with built-in Alexa support
Acer will roll out the first ever laptops with built-in support for Amazon’s voice-based digital assistant Alexa.
The systems that will have Alexa pre-installed are Aspire 5, Nitro 5 Spin, Spin 5 (both 13-inch and 15-inch), Spin 3, and the Switch 7 “Black Edition.”
This covers all types of systems: gaming laptops, tablet convertibles, ultrabooks, and thin-and-light models.
Existing systems can get Alexa via software updateAlexa will come pre-loaded in the new laptop units of Acer laptops, users already owning the compatible laptops will also get native Alexa support via an update from the company’s Care Center. This will start with the Spin 5 on May 23.
Now users ask Alexa for everything infront of Laptop
With this, Amazon has pushed its smart virtual assistant on Windows 10 laptops, which was kind of a natural next step after establishing Alexa.
Now Amazon’s Alexa will be directly competing with Microsoft’s Cortana.
Functionality Access to the same, wide range of Alexa tasks
In comparison, Apple’s Siri is natively available on MacOS and Google has also been experimenting with Google Assistant on the Pixelbook.
Notably, users will be able to carry out all the standard functions that Alexa supports on Acer’s laptops as well.
These will include getting weather updates, managing smart home devices, handling your schedule, and playing music, among others.
Finally Alexa will roll-out everywhere in phone, laptop & home. There will be more competition between Alexa, Cortana, Sri, Google Assistant. `