Reduced pricing available until June 26.
- Portal+ down to £169 from £269
- PortalTV down to £99 from £149
- Portal (photo frame 10 inch) down to £99 from £169
- Portal mini (photo frame 8 inch) stays at same price of £129
It might be from Facebook, but I've been using Portal devices to connect with my family across the globe - the folks use it just fine in Australia, and makes it easier to stay in touch with my brother's family in NZ.
Alexa built-in means it provides most of the Alexa services you're used to, but also has it's own app store for additional conferencing (like Zoom), as well as Spotify and other apps like Webex and Workplace. Also uses Snapchat type filters for storytelling to the kids. Screen swivels from portrait to landscape as needed, and even shows Ring cameras when you ask it to.
Also makes a great large photo frame - you can display photos from Facebook albums, Portal albums and Instagram posts, and selecting photos on your phone to replicate on the display.
Downside is you do need a Facebook account to use this effectively, but the image quality as it follows you around the room and the audio quality have made it a really useful device.
You might dislike Facebook, but at 15.6 inch for this display, and at this price, it's a really good deal.