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Amazon Echo Show (1st gen. 2017)

Amazon Echo Show (1st gen. 2017)
alaScore 93

66 reviews

May, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Amazon Echo Show (1st gen. 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : David Ludlow (

Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen)


Amazon Echo Show review: The second generation Amazon smart display is a definite step in the right direction

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

Relatively expensive ; Poor YouTube access

With its larger screen and powerful sound, the Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) is the smart display for watching content as well as controlling your home.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Ced Yuen (

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The Echo Show was a trend setter, but it's since been superseded by the new Amazon Echo Show Gen 2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

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 : Elyse Betters (

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

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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

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Lenovo Tab 4 with Home Assistant preview: A great Amazon Echo Show alternative falls short of its potential


Amazon looks set to take over the world with its Alexa voice assistant, which continues to pop-up in a multitude of third-party products. The Amazon Echo

The concept of the Lenovo Tab 4 tablet mated with Home Assistant is a great alternative to an Amazon Echo Show thanks to its Alexa integration. In its current state however, it doesn't leverage the right level of usability to be deemed as a better...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Nick Pino (

Amazon Echo Show (2017) review


There's a new Echo Show in town, so how does the original version now stack up?

Awesome voice recognition ; Visually rich touchscreen ; Competent smart home hub

Speaker still sounds shallow ; Video calling is limited

The Echo Show is more of a fun, ancillary device than a necessity, like the Echo or the Dot. It adds value by combining devices you already have and ones you could buy at a lower price elsewhere – just look at the Amazon Echo Dot, for example. But all...

Feb, 2019

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Amazon Echo Show (2017) review: £70 off refurbished versions


Amazon's uglified Echo Show is actually rather good and it's now a lot more affordable

Video calling works well ; Easier to get to grips with than other Echo speakers ; Good sound quality

Pricey ; Not the most attractive thing

Remember: the Echo Show does all the stuff a regular Echo can do but its touchscreen adds just enough visual flair and extra information to make the whole experience that bit more accessible and pleasurable. It’s Amazon’s best-sounding and most...

Jan, 2019

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Amazon revamps Echo range with new Dot, Show, Plus and a brand-new Echo Sub


“Alexa, increase Amazon profits”

When can we get our hands on Amazon’s new devices? Launching on 11 October in the UK, the new Dot will cost £50, the Plus will be £140, and the Echo Show will set you back £220. The Smart Plug and Sub also launch at that time, and you’ll be able to...

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Ry Crist (

Echo Show review: Alexa's touchscreen needs to show us more


At $230 or £200, the Echo Show is Amazon's fanciest Alexa gadget yet, with voice-activated video calling on a 7-inch touchscreen. Can Alexa hit another home run?

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