Last year at CES, Lenovo introduced several smart displays. This week at CES 2020, they are introducing a kind of smart display specifically designed for an office environment. To that effect, the Lenovo ThinkSmart View has been designed to serve as a dedicated device for conducting voice and video calls between working professionals.
Supported by the Microsoft Teams platform, the Lenovo ThinkSmart View sports an 8-inch touchscreen with full-range speakers and built-in cameras and microphones made specifically for audio and video conferencing. It’s also clear that the ThinkSmart View takes design cues from Lenovo’s consumer-focused Smart Display.
The ThinkSmart View is powered by a Qualcomm APQ8053 system-on-chip and comes with a one-touch meeting start button accessible through the display. In a matter of seconds, the device can easily set up an audio or video conference. Should background noise pose as a distraction, the ThinkSmart View can easily connect to Bluetooth headphones or earphones for added privacy and confidentiality. Added security measures include a physical, controllable camera shutter and a PIN-activated device lock.
Lenovo designed the ThinkSmart View to fit in a variety of workspaces. From home offices to corporate meeting rooms, Lenovo imagines the ThinkSmart View will provide the way for public smartphone rooms to be made a common offering.
Pricing for the Lenovo ThinkSmart View will start at $349 but it will also be available in a bundle with the ThinkPad X1 ANC Bluetooth Headset for $449. It’s expected to arrive in January 2020.
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