Amazon makes it easy for OEMs to build Alexa-enabled PCs

Earlier this year, Amazon announced its plans to bring Alexa voice assistant to Windows 10 PCs. Since then several PC OEMs like Acer, Asus, Lenovo and HP have joined this program to pre-install Alexa on their Windows 10 PCs. With Alexa for PCs, consumers can invoke the “Alexa” wake word and ask to set alarms, play music, manage shopping lists, and more. Today, Amazon announced a new solution to help OEMs ship high-quality Alexa-enabled PCs easily with less effort.

Amazon announced Alexa for PC solutions from Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs). They revealed four new Windows 10 PCs as qualified ODM solutions integrated with Alexa.

  • Wistron’s All-in-One PC is a sleek desktop computer optimized for voice that features a 27” UHD display, an FHD webcam with IR sensor, four MEMs microphones, and two stereo speakers.
  • Compal’s convertible notebook features a 15.6” FHD display with touch, 13 hours of battery life, fingerprint security, IR camera, productivity quick-turn knob, and stylus. Built for gaming, multimedia, and Alexa, it has four digital microphones and two 2W speakers integrated.
  • Quanta’s convertible notebook features a 14” FHD display, 18 hours of battery life, and fingerprint reader – making it suitable for the road-warrior. It has four digital microphones and two 2W speakers for interaction with Alexa.
  • Wistron’s convertible notebook is designed for the smart office, featuring a 15.6” FHD display with touch, an HD webcam, and eight hours of battery life. Optimal voice interaction with Alexa is enabled by four MEMs microphones and two stereo speakers.

These PCs are pre-tested, final-product designs have been built for a far-field Alexa experience, with Intel CPUs, drivers, wake word engine, and microphone arrays. Learn more about this new solution here.

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