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Lenovo 7" Smart Display With IPS Screen / Camera / Mic / Google Assistant - £59.99 @ Lenovo

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Lenovo 7" Smart Display With IPS Screen / Camera / Mic / Google Assistant - £59.99 @ Lenovo
Posted 21st Aug 2020

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A good price, which we have seen before and indeed a little cheaper when Currys had it on offer at this price, plus extra off with a code. It's now up to around £89-£100 in most places. I'm sure most of you would agree that those prices are high considering what we've seen.

At the moment this is the best I can find. If you want one then here you go

To get this, hit the 'Get Deal' Button and scroll down to the bottom and you'll be able to add to basket from there.


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Design
  • Width x Height - 176mm x 155mm
  • Thickness - 83mm
  • Weight - 675g
  • I/O Buttons - Microphone-Mute / Camera Shutter / Volume +/-

Display
  • Display Size - 7"
  • Type - IPS
  • Resolution - SD (1024 x 600)
  • Screen - Touch Compatible

Performance
  • CPU - MediaTek 8167S 1.5GHz
  • Audio - 2 x 1.5" 5W Stereo Speaker / 1 x Passive Radiator
  • Microphone - 1 x Microphone Array
  • Front Camera - 2MP Wide Angle
  • Video Call - 720p
  • WLAN - 1x1 WiFi 802.11 ac 2.4G/5G, MIMO
  • BLuetooth - 5.0
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How does this compare to the google home hub ?
garethcadman21/08/2020 10:59

That compares the 10” Lenovo with the 7” google


Hi,sorry was to give you a rough idea, the spec pretty similar on the 7 and 10 other than screen size I think.
garethcadman21/08/2020 10:59

That compares the 10” Lenovo with the 7” google


Hi,I have the Google home hub my self and mine is next to the bed it's perfect for small spaces,I would not use this for watching programs as screen is a bit small.i got it on a deal for £39.00 on here (no longer available)
I have it's big brother as well which has a bigger screen and louder but alot more money.both are great devices. Just depends on your needs
Edited by: "Rolefitleader" 21st Aug
Rolefitleader21/08/2020 11:27

Hi,I have the Google home hub my self and mine is next to the bed it's …Hi,I have the Google home hub my self and mine is next to the bed it's perfect for small spaces,I would not use this for watching programs as screen is a bit small.i got it on a deal for £39.00 on here (no longer available)I have it's big brother as well which has a bigger screen and louder but alot more money.both are great devices. Just depends on your needs


This has a camera so you can use for video calling so they aren't all the same.
Rolefitleader21/08/2020 10:45

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What apps are compatible with the camera?

Like what do i need to use for video calling and what does the other person need installed?
Sonny_A21/08/2020 11:33

What apps are compatible with the camera?Like what do i need to use for …What apps are compatible with the camera?Like what do i need to use for video calling and what does the other person need installed?


On the google one its pretty limited, just google Duo but Zoom have announced that will soon be compatible. I expect this device to be the same as its the same assistant
Sonny_A21/08/2020 11:33

What apps are compatible with the camera?Like what do i need to use for …What apps are compatible with the camera?Like what do i need to use for video calling and what does the other person need installed?


The video apps pre-installed on the unit
Rolefitleader21/08/2020 12:57

The video apps pre-installed on the unit


Could be wrong, but I have the 'bedside clock' version and nothing is pre-installed. It's just about what you can cast to it, essentially. With regards to video calls, I expect this to be limited to Duo, for the moment.

Anyone know if this can be used as a Nest security camera? I have the Nest Hub Max and it's great for that in the kitchen. Thinking of this for the study as security...
uk_lawyer21/08/2020 15:03

Could be wrong, but I have the 'bedside clock' version and nothing is …Could be wrong, but I have the 'bedside clock' version and nothing is pre-installed. It's just about what you can cast to it, essentially. With regards to video calls, I expect this to be limited to Duo, for the moment. Anyone know if this can be used as a Nest security camera? I have the Nest Hub Max and it's great for that in the kitchen. Thinking of this for the study as security...


Answered my own question, God Bless Google eh...

Apparently the camera isn't for anything other than Duo (and perhaps Zoom in the future).
Better buy Echo Show or Nest Max as they will support Zoom and Webex, so it can be used for home working too.
I’ve got the 10” and it’s great when it works. Often buggy though. With hmm something went wrong try again later lol
So can I replace my GHM with one of these?
There was a glitch, please try again later
jimmy.kee21/08/2020 16:04

There was a glitch, please try again later


This lol.... all the time now grrr
Anyone have any experience with this vs the show 8?
InDaHouse21/08/2020 15:21

I’ve got the 10” and it’s great when it works. Often buggy though. With hmm …I’ve got the 10” and it’s great when it works. Often buggy though. With hmm something went wrong try again later lol


I have this issue with the Google Max speaker. All the other versions work faultlessly.
uk_lawyer21/08/2020 15:03

Could be wrong, but I have the 'bedside clock' version and nothing is …Could be wrong, but I have the 'bedside clock' version and nothing is pre-installed. It's just about what you can cast to it, essentially. With regards to video calls, I expect this to be limited to Duo, for the moment. Anyone know if this can be used as a Nest security camera? I have the Nest Hub Max and it's great for that in the kitchen. Thinking of this for the study as security...


Wait what?

The nest hub max works as a security camera?

More info needed please
jimmy.kee21/08/2020 16:04

There was a glitch, please try again later


Thought this was just my Sky internet connection being intermittent. As it sometimes is. But maybe not now...
"a little cheaper when Currys had it on offer at this price"


Made me smile.
Currently same price but with £5.50 off on Currys eBay.

Sorry - not any more
Edited by: "Welliesorter" 22nd Aug
Welliesorter21/08/2020 22:47

Currently same price but with £5.50 off on Currys eBay.


Do you have the link for currys. I checked and its £109.

Thanks
Apologies
MRVISH22/08/2020 00:22

Do you have the link for currys. I checked and its £109.Thanks


Apologies. If I find it in my purchase history, the price hasn't been updated but if I go to the item details it's £109.99 with the £5.50 off.
Edited by: "Welliesorter" 22nd Aug
Can it play mp3 music or non audible audiobooks?
Clowance22/08/2020 09:12

Can it play mp3 music or non audible audiobooks?


What app and device will you be using to play the music or audiobooks?

If the app that you're using supports Chromecasting you can use that. Otherwise you could use the smart display as a Bluetooth speaker.

If music is important, you may be better off with the 10" version which has identical functionality but a larger screen and speaker.
Sonny_A21/08/2020 20:21

Wait what?The nest hub max works as a security camera?More info needed …Wait what?The nest hub max works as a security camera?More info needed please


Yes. The camera doubles up as a nest camera. So you can stream the video anytime. Really useful. Wish the smaller one had a camera and that function.
Sonny_A21/08/2020 11:33

What apps are compatible with the camera? _ what _ for video calling and …What apps are compatible with the camera? _ what _ for video calling and what does the other person need installed?


crhap8421/08/2020 12:12

... just google Duo but Zoom have announced that will soon be compatible. …... just google Duo but Zoom have announced that will soon be compatible. I expect this device to be the same as its the same assistant



geek198121/08/2020 15:11

...buy Echo Show or Nest Max as they will support Zoom and Webex, so it …...buy Echo Show or Nest Max as they will support Zoom and Webex, so it can be used for home working too.



SupeR13022/08/2020 10:06

Yes. The camera doubles up as a nest camera. So you can stream the video …Yes. The camera doubles up as a nest camera. So you can stream the video anytime. Really useful. Wish the smaller one had a camera and that function.



1 - you can't install apps on any of these things. But they provide access to some cloud facilities.
2 - you can certainly use this thing for GoogleDuo calls to someone else on Duo. (Whisper it but Facebook's Portal is the most versatile video calling 'assistant' device, usable with WhatsApp, Skype, Alexa and, coming, Zoom.)
3 - Group Duo video calls are supported on Google's Hub Max and the (older) Lenovo 8 and 10 - but I haven't spotted an announcement about this 7 inch one.
4 - You can do GoogleMeet Group Video with the Hub Max and Lenovo 8 and 10. Haven't seen mention of this on the 7 incher though. support.google.com/mee…iOS
Rumour has it that Duo will at some future time be incorporated into Meet (Duo + Meet = project Duet alledgedly)
5 - Zoom have announced they will be supporting the Hub Max before the end of the year. Don't think they explicitly mentioned Lenovo though.
6 - The computing hardware inside these various devices isn't the same, and new features don't necessarily arrive simultaneously for all of them! Lenovos 8 and 10 used Qualcomm, this has a MediaTek processor.
7 - Only the Nest Hub Max camera is supported as a Nest camera. But it doesn't work in the dark and usually points in an unhelpful upwards direction!
8 - Webex. Don't think there's any plans other than the current ability to controlAndroid Webex from any Google Assistant voice device. help.webex.com/en-…ngs


I'd be very interested to learn definitively whether this £60 7 incher can do Group calling in Duo and Meet, and whether anyone has spotted anything authoritative about Zoom's plans for Lenovo support (and especially on the 7.)
Edited by: "wdh" 22nd Aug
Anyway, £60 - hot deal!
I'm super interested in getting this for my elderly grandparents, the problem is, they've always been incredibly tech-challenged. To the point where they can't ever really follow instructions on how to use a touch screen, if they press one wrong thing during that time it's game over - they're lost. It's something that's been very limiting for them over the years

If anyone has any recommendations on creating a completely elderly-proof experience, such as an app that will disable everything but answering video calls, I'd be extremely thankful!
jimmy.kee21/08/2020 16:04

There was a glitch, please try again later


This!! Worked for about a year then started doing this every time, and now I feel like throwing it out of the window every day.
Mine is the 8inch display
MarkDW22/08/2020 15:51

This!! Worked for about a year then started doing this every time, and now …This!! Worked for about a year then started doing this every time, and now I feel like throwing it out of the window every day. Mine is the 8inch display


We have the same version.. I reported this to Lenovo in their forum since Feb this year and remains unresolved until now. It also happened last year which was resolved.. so it's a yearly problem. Crap device
SamSammeth022/08/2020 15:27

I'm super interested in getting this for my elderly grandparents, the …I'm super interested in getting this for my elderly grandparents, the problem is, they've always been incredibly tech-challenged. To the point where they can't ever really follow instructions on how to use a touch screen, if they press one wrong thing during that time it's game over - they're lost. It's something that's been very limiting for them over the yearsIf anyone has any recommendations on creating a completely elderly-proof experience, such as an app that will disable everything but answering video calls, I'd be extremely thankful!


For elderly, suggest to use Amazon ecosystem or Google's products. Because this crap is unreliable.
SamSammeth022/08/2020 15:27

I'm super interested in getting this for my elderly grandparents, the …I'm super interested in getting this for my elderly grandparents, the problem is, they've always been incredibly tech-challenged. To the point where they can't ever really follow instructions on how to use a touch screen, if they press one wrong thing during that time it's game over - they're lost. It's something that's been very limiting for them over the yearsIf anyone has any recommendations on creating a completely elderly-proof experience, such as an app that will disable everything but answering video calls, I'd be extremely thankful!


I've had this experience with my Mother, for whom I bought one of these when she was finally persuaded to get broadband at the start of lockdown.

Overall, it's been a success but not entirely glitch-free.

Your grandparents will need a Google account and if they don't have this, setting it up will be beyond the capabilities of a complete technophobe. You could probably manage the Google account for them. This can be done on any device but you'll need a smartphone or tablet (Android or iOS) logged into the Google account to do the initial setup of the smart display.

If they have an Android device or a Gmail account, they'll already have a Google account, possibly with contacts already added.

Once set up they just have to say 'OK Google, call Whoever'. For it to work, Whoever needs to be in their Google contacts. If the other person has the Google Duo app (or one of these Google/Nest or Lenovo displays) it'll make a video call to them. If the person being called is in their contacts but isn't a Duo user, it'll make a (free) voice call instead.

If you decide to go down this route, add some photos to their Google Photos and share albums with them so that they can enjoy the photo frame feature. Any photos that are added to existing shared albums will appear automatically on the screen.

Only consider it if you or another family member can be on hand to set it up and do any initial troubleshooting. You'll need to educate your grandparents that the odd glitch or mishearing is nothing to worry about and if it does something you don't want (the most likely scenario is mishearing you and playing some music or a radio station that you dislike) you only have to say 'OK Google, stop'.

Elderly people don't like leaving electrical devices on all the time. You may be able to persuade them to do so by explaining that you can turn off the screen (but not the device) by saying 'OK Google, screen off'. This isn't really necessary because the screen dims to almost nothing in a darkened room.

Allowing for all these complications, it may be your best option. The alternatives to this would be similar devices from Amazon or Facebook which would have their own setup procedures also with the need to create accounts and add contacts.

The biggest annoyance of all these devices is that they limit you to specific video call services so the most important consideration may be what friends and family are already using. If you want complete flexibility, you need a smartphone or tablet. Even then, Amazon tablets don't support Google's services, at least not without more faffing than most people are willing to do.

Have a good look at the many demonstrations and reviews on YouTube but bear in mind that they're done by people who already have Google accounts and don't need to create everything from scratch.

Also be aware that if reviews are a few months old, some info may be out of date as new features get added from time to time. The most obvious improvement, only added very recently, is support for group video calls.

I wasn't intending to write an essay but I hope it helps one way or another.
Welliesorter22/08/2020 17:28

I've had this experience with my Mother, for whom I bought one of these …I've had this experience with my Mother, for whom I bought one of these when she was finally persuaded to get broadband at the start of lockdown.Overall, it's been a success but not entirely glitch-free.Your grandparents will need a Google account and if they don't have this, setting it up will be beyond the capabilities of a complete technophobe. You could probably manage the Google account for them. This can be done on any device but you'll need a smartphone or tablet (Android or iOS) logged into the Google account to do the initial setup of the smart display.If they have an Android device or a Gmail account, they'll already have a Google account, possibly with contacts already added.Once set up they just have to say 'OK Google, call Whoever'. For it to work, Whoever needs to be in their Google contacts. If the other person has the Google Duo app (or one of these Google/Nest or Lenovo displays) it'll make a video call to them. If the person being called is in their contacts but isn't a Duo user, it'll make a (free) voice call instead.If you decide to go down this route, add some photos to their Google Photos and share albums with them so that they can enjoy the photo frame feature. Any photos that are added to existing shared albums will appear automatically on the screen. Only consider it if you or another family member can be on hand to set it up and do any initial troubleshooting. You'll need to educate your grandparents that the odd glitch or mishearing is nothing to worry about and if it does something you don't want (the most likely scenario is mishearing you and playing some music or a radio station that you dislike) you only have to say 'OK Google, stop'.Elderly people don't like leaving electrical devices on all the time. You may be able to persuade them to do so by explaining that you can turn off the screen (but not the device) by saying 'OK Google, screen off'. This isn't really necessary because the screen dims to almost nothing in a darkened room.Allowing for all these complications, it may be your best option. The alternatives to this would be similar devices from Amazon or Facebook which would have their own setup procedures also with the need to create accounts and add contacts.The biggest annoyance of all these devices is that they limit you to specific video call services so the most important consideration may be what friends and family are already using. If you want complete flexibility, you need a smartphone or tablet. Even then, Amazon tablets don't support Google's services, at least not without more faffing than most people are willing to do.Have a good look at the many demonstrations and reviews on YouTube but bear in mind that they're done by people who already have Google accounts and don't need to create everything from scratch. Also be aware that if reviews are a few months old, some info may be out of date as new features get added from time to time. The most obvious improvement, only added very recently, is support for group video calls.I wasn't intending to write an essay but I hope it helps one way or another.


Super thank you!
SamSammeth022/08/2020 15:27

I'm super interested in getting this for my elderly grandparents, the …I'm super interested in getting this for my elderly grandparents, the problem is, they've always been incredibly tech-challenged. To the point where they can't ever really follow instructions on how to use a touch screen, if they press one wrong thing during that time it's game over - they're lost. It's something that's been very limiting for them over the yearsIf anyone has any recommendations on creating a completely elderly-proof experience, such as an app that will disable everything but answering video calls, I'd be extremely thankful!


Welliesorter22/08/2020 17:28

I've had this experience with my Mother, for whom I bought one of these …I've had this experience with my Mother, for whom I bought one of these when she was finally persuaded to get broadband at the start of lockdown.Overall, it's been a success but not entirely glitch-free.Your grandparents will need a Google account and if they don't have this, setting it up will be beyond the capabilities of a complete technophobe. You could probably manage the Google account for them. This can be done on any device but you'll need a smartphone or tablet (Android or iOS) logged into the Google account to do the initial setup of the smart display.If they have an Android device or a Gmail account, they'll already have a Google account, possibly with contacts already added.Once set up they just have to say 'OK Google, call Whoever'. For it to work, Whoever needs to be in their Google contacts. If the other person has the Google Duo app (or one of these Google/Nest or Lenovo displays) it'll make a video call to them. If the person being called is in their contacts but isn't a Duo user, it'll make a (free) voice call instead.If you decide to go down this route, add some photos to their Google Photos and share albums with them so that they can enjoy the photo frame feature. Any photos that are added to existing shared albums will appear automatically on the screen. Only consider it if you or another family member can be on hand to set it up and do any initial troubleshooting. You'll need to educate your grandparents that the odd glitch or mishearing is nothing to worry about and if it does something you don't want (the most likely scenario is mishearing you and playing some music or a radio station that you dislike) you only have to say 'OK Google, stop'.Elderly people don't like leaving electrical devices on all the time. You may be able to persuade them to do so by explaining that you can turn off the screen (but not the device) by saying 'OK Google, screen off'. This isn't really necessary because the screen dims to almost nothing in a darkened room.Allowing for all these complications, it may be your best option. The alternatives to this would be similar devices from Amazon or Facebook which would have their own setup procedures also with the need to create accounts and add contacts.The biggest annoyance of all these devices is that they limit you to specific video call services so the most important consideration may be what friends and family are already using. If you want complete flexibility, you need a smartphone or tablet. Even then, Amazon tablets don't support Google's services, at least not without more faffing than most people are willing to do.Have a good look at the many demonstrations and reviews on YouTube but bear in mind that they're done by people who already have Google accounts and don't need to create everything from scratch. Also be aware that if reviews are a few months old, some info may be out of date as new features get added from time to time. The most obvious improvement, only added very recently, is support for group video calls.I wasn't intending to write an essay but I hope it helps one way or another.



InDaHouse22/08/2020 18:48

Super thank you!



Just a couple of things to add.
Setup includes voice (recognition) training - which is needed to identify you, giving access to your contacts. Not hard if the sysadmin is present with the senior, probably impossible otherwise.
If you wanted a Google-branded device with a camera, that means the Hub Max, and it ain't cheap. The 8 and 10 Lenovos have had quirky bugs, and they haven't exactly been fixed fast. Google's own brand stuff basically "just works". This 7 inch (with camera and £60) is pretty new, and internally different to the previous models.
Naturally, it needs a wifi connection to broadband, which is another thing for the technophobe! Unless you can get them to use iPlayer, etc, having broadband just for this is going to be a costly overkill. If they have decant mobile signal, you might consider the alternative of something like a Nokia 5.3 phone (£130 deal recently) and perhaps a £10/month contract. The Sysadmin can set the thing up, minimise Home Screen clutter, and it'll run any video calling App you choose (except FaceTime!)
Can these do TV apps?

I know a lady who might like this, if it can do:
Netflix
Amazon
PlutoTV

?
wdh22/08/2020 20:06

Just a couple of things to add. Setup includes voice (recognition) …Just a couple of things to add. Setup includes voice (recognition) training - which is needed to identify you, giving access to your contacts. Not hard if the sysadmin is present with the senior, probably impossible otherwise. If you wanted a Google-branded device with a camera, that means the Hub Max, and it ain't cheap. The 8 and 10 Lenovos have had quirky bugs, and they haven't exactly been fixed fast. Google's own brand stuff basically "just works". This 7 inch (with camera and £60) is pretty new, and internally different to the previous models. Naturally, it needs a wifi connection to broadband, which is another thing for the technophobe! Unless you can get them to use iPlayer, etc, having broadband just for this is going to be a costly overkill. If they have decant mobile signal, you might consider the alternative of something like a Nokia 5.3 phone (£130 deal recently) and perhaps a £10/month contract. The Sysadmin can set the thing up, minimise Home Screen clutter, and it'll run any video calling App you choose (except FaceTime!)


We didn't initially do the voice recognition because it just wasn't possible. The router and the Lenovo display were delivered to a friend's house and he and I set it up over a video call, experimenting with the video calling features before taking everything back to my Mum. All she then needed to do was plug things in.

I got her to set up the voice recognition when lockdown was eased slightly in June and I could visit her garden. It's only since then that the display has been choosy about whose voice it responds to.

I bought my Mum a second Lenovo display (the 7" version) and she came frustratingly close to setting it up herself with me talking her through the process. She failed at the point of connecting to the wifi network. I was hoping that it would pick up the wireless details from the phone and Google Home app. The setup videos had implied that this would happen. There was nowhere obvious to enter the wireless key and my sister eventually visited and tried doing the same, falling at the same hurdle.

Eventually, after much Googling, I found a suggestion of entering the name of the wireless network manually rather than selecting it from the list of available networks. This worked, although it was in a response to someone who'd had a similar problem while setting up a Chromecast . All's well that ends well but imagine how much more positive my Mum would have been if she'd been able to do it herself.

YMMV as they say. This video shows the setup process:

For what it's worth, I have the 10" Lenovo display and the Google Nest Home Hub. Apart from the lack of camera on the latter, I've yet to notice any variation in the way they function. I'm happy to experiment if any of you want me to check for differences.
hwangeruk22/08/2020 21:52

Can these do TV apps?I know a lady who might like this, if it can …Can these do TV apps?I know a lady who might like this, if it can do:NetflixAmazonPlutoTV?


Not exactly. It can act as a Chromecast target so you control it from your mobile device but it doesn't work with all apps. Mine doesn't work with Amazon. Netflix support was announced recently but doesn't work yet, at least not in the UK*.

Some apps do work - I've just tried BBC iPlayer - but it's important to stress that you need the app on your mobile device in order to cast to the display. It can't just be used as a free-standing TV.

It's annoying that you can say 'OK Google, play Radio 4' but you can't do the same with a TV channel.

*Important correction: I've just tried Netflix on my Google-branded display and it worked. I didn't even need to use the mobile app.

I tried the same on my Lenovo and activated my Roku (also set up in the Google Home app) instead. When I changed the default TV to the Lenovo it said 'sorry, I can't play Netflix on this device'. It looks as if the update has been rolled out to Google-branded devices only. Of course this may change over time.
Edited by: "Welliesorter" 22nd Aug
Welliesorter22/08/2020 22:17

Not exactly. It can act as a Chromecast target so you control it from your …Not exactly. It can act as a Chromecast target so you control it from your mobile device but it doesn't work with all apps. Mine doesn't work with Amazon. Netflix support was announced recently but doesn't work yet, at least not in the UK.Some apps do work - I've just tried BBC iPlayer - but it's important to stress that you need the app on your mobile device in order to cast to the display. It can't just be used as a free-standing TV. It's annoying that you can say 'OK Google, play Radio 4' but you can't do the same with a TV channel.


Thank you. Thats a real shame. Was looking for a small device to work as a bedroom TV.
The smallest TVs are 24 inch these days, still too big. Probably another iPad is my best bet, but a magnitude more in terms of cost for an occasional use item. One of these would have been a nice size/cost.
thanks!
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