Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant is now finding its way into PCs. Not long after HP announced the first all-in-one PC to come with Alexa built-in, Acer has now launched a new lineup of laptops which it says are the first to ship with Alexa. Acer’s new Spin 3 and Spin 5 laptops are available for purchase and both have Alexa at launch. The Nitro 5 Spin convertible will also come with Alexa which will be released next month.
Alexa on PCs works the same way as it does on any other Alexa-enabled device. You will be able to use your voice commands to ask Alexa about the weather, manage smart home devices, make entries in your calendar, create lists, and more.
All of Acer’s compatible products are enabled by Intel Smart Sound Technology which is an integrated audio digital signal processor that will handle audio, voice, and speech interactions. The Acer Spin 5 features Acer Purified Voice with four digital microphones that have support for far-field voice recognition. Other models have dual microphones and near-field voice recognition.
So get ready for Alexa on your laptop. The company has also revealed that it’s going to rollout Alexa on certain Aspire, Switch, and Swift notebooks as well as select all-in-one PCs over the next few weeks. Those who already have a compatible model will get the Alexa update through the Acer Care Center in a few days. Awesome.
Filed Under: Laptops