Alexa, an intelligent personal assistant developed by Amazon will be hitting Windows 10 PCs later this year. PC makers like HP, Asus and Acer will integrate Amazon Alexa in their respective models such as HP Pavilion Wave, Asus ZenBook/VivoBook and Acer Spin, Switch, Swift and Aspire. Meanwhile, Amazon will release Alexa app in the coming weeks, and PC makers are seeking help from Intel’s Smart Sound Technology to ensure hands-free access to Alexa on PCs.
HP Pavilion Wave is one of the desktops to support Amazon Alexa voice assistant. It looks more like a smart speaker. HP Pavilion Desktop Wave runs Windows 10 Home 64-bit operating system. Powering the desktop is a 6th Generation Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard disk storage and Intel HD 530 Graphics.
Both Amazon and Google have been competing with each other over integration of their respective intelligent voice assistants into smartphones, headphones, smart speakers, cars and more. Though Amazon is yet to reveal the release date of its Alexa app for Windows 10, we are expecting to know more about the development as the on-going CES 2018 unfolds over the next couple of days.
So far at CES 2018, we’ve seen PC makers like Asus and Lenovo come up with the wide range of products. To name a few, Asus expanded its gaming lineup with a new laptop, desktop and accessories in its Republic of Gamers (ROG) series. Lenovo, on the other hand, has announced a new 2-in-1 detachable Lenovo Miix 630 laptop that aims to boost the connectivity experience.