With the isolation by COVID-19 and the rise of teleworking for this very reason, videoconferencing has risen to levels no one would have imagined. So much so that the use of applications such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams has exploded. New devices designed to facilitate videoconferencing have even come onto the market, both at a private and business level. It is the case of the new Lenovo ThinkSmart View, a new smart office device from Lenovo that seeks to offer users a simple and familiar interface to hold meetings with our work team.
The ThinkSmart View has features specifically designed to facilitate collaborative work and mobility. It is the first assistant with screen that incorporates Microsoft Teams, the Microsoft 365 teamwork hub. The device can be used both in a company meeting room and remotely to attend a meeting from home. It has WiFi and Bluetooth connection, in addition to incorporating a voice assistant that allows you to control the device while using the computer or tablet. Thus, for example, we can take notes of the meeting without having to worry about streaming.
Quick and easy meetings with Microsoft Teams
The Lenovo ThinkSmart View has features like One-touch Microsoft Teams meeting start. This saves employees and team leaders a lot of time, making the most of the workday. It can be combined with a PC to use it for video calls, content viewing and much more, freeing up the PC for other types of work.
We are before a fully integrated device with Microsoft Teams and that comes ready to use from the first moment. It offers a friendly and familiar interface to facilitate collaboration between team members and meetings, being compatible with the Microsoft Teams IP phone application.
The Lenovo ThinkSmart View offers crystal-clear audio thanks to its built-in microphones and speakers. Count with one camera shutter in order to preserve the privacy of the company when not in use and a mute button on the microphone to make meetings less chaotic. It also has a 4-digit access PIN. All these measures offer security and privacy, either in use or at rest.
At a technical level we have a 8-inch touch IPS screen with HD resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels. Inside we find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 624 processor, a processor with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores running at 1.8 GHz. Accompanying the processor we have 2 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 8 GB of internal eMMC storage. It also has a webcam with a resolution of 5 megapixels to make video conferences.
As for the audio, the Lenovo ThinkSmart View incorporates two passive tweeters offering 10W power. On the other hand, it is equipped with two 360º omnidirectional microphones for clear voice reception.
And in terms of connectivity, it has WiFi 802.11ac 2 × 2 MIMO and Bluetooth 4.2. It has a USB Type-C port, but it’s for service only. Finally, the ThinkSmart View comes with Android 8.1 installed.
Price and availability
Lenovo’s new smart speaker focused on meetings and video calls is now available on the manufacturer’s website. The Lenovo ThinkSmart View can be purchased directly from the Lenovo online store with an official price of 390 euros.
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