Amazon’s first generation Echo Show 8 is currently on sale for $ 64 | Engadget

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With the debut of the new Echo Show 8 and Show 5 devices in June, we have since seen some great deals on Amazon’s first generation smart screens. A new one appeared on Amazon and Best Buy for the original Echo Show 8, which dropped it to a record low of $ 64. This is the best price we’ve seen on the device all year, and it’s even better than the $ 70 retail price we’ve seen during Amazon Prime Day.

Buy Echo Show 8 (1st gen) by Amazon – $ 64 Buy Echo Show 8 (1st gen) by Best Buy – $ 64

The Echo Show 8 sits in the middle of Amazon’s smart screen range with its 8-inch HD screen. While the Echo Show 5 excels as a smart alarm clock, with the Echo Show 8 you can watch videos, view photos and see a little more comfort from security cameras. The larger screen is also better for video chats and has a physical camera shutter (along with a microphone on / off button) for extra privacy. If the Show 5 is a little too small for you, but the $ 250 Echo Show 10 is too expensive (or you’re afraid of the spin base), the Show 8 will probably get a good spot with its power, screen property and price.

The updated Echo Show 8 is only a few months old, but it costs well over $ 130 and is not significantly different from the first generation. It has a faster octa-core processor and a 13-megapixel wide-angle camera with automatic framing, which means it can rotate automatically to detect your face and keep an eye on you during video calls. This feature also works with all video chat services that support the device, including Skype and Zoom, so it will come in handy if you make regular calls with the Show 8. But you can safely skip the 2021 model if you mostly use your smart screens for weather alerts, calendar appointments, music streaming and other basic tasks.

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