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The latest Amazon Echo Show 8 was released in September, bringing some cool new features to the third-generation Echo Show device. And right now, Amazon has dropped the price of its best smart display device with a 40% discount, bringing it down to $89.99 (originally $149.99), the lowest price it has ever been since its release, according to Camelcamelcamel’s price history.
A great bedside or kitchen companion
Echo Show devices make a great kitchen or bedside companion, especially for those who are visually inclined and/or like Alexa as their smart home assistant. This third generation has seen some great improvements over the previous generations, mainly in the audio department and with specs that make it perform faster.
One of its new features is spatial audio, which can analyze the acoustics of the room it’s in and auto-adjust its sound balance to improve the quality. Obviously, it’s still a single stereo speaker, so don’t expect it to blow your mind. The Amazon Echo Show 8 gives you a 1,280 by 800-pixel eight-inch touch screen (hence the name) with Bluetooth. The camera is a 13MP sensor that supports auto-framing, so you’ll always be the center of attention on your video calls. The processor is an upgrade from the previous model, featuring an octa-core processor with Amazon’s AZ2 neural engine, which gives you a smooth user experience.
This sale means the Echo Show 8 is currently the same price as the older, slower Echo Show 5—even its second-generation predecessor still goes for around $130, making it far and away the best buy in the group. (It is also much cheaper than the more premium Echo Show 10, which is currently priced at $244.99).
The Echo Show 8 is a great device for those who like to follow recipe instructions with video in the kitchen or take hands-free calls. You probably won’t find a similar or better discount on it for a while.