Amazon's first-gen Echo Show is still a great Google Home Hub alternative at a massive discount

Amazon's first-gen Echo Show is still a great Google Home Hub alternative at a massive discount
If you're in the market for a so-called "smart display", aka a smart speaker with a screen, there are really only two options to consider right now. But while the Google Home Hub is much more affordable than Amazon's "all-new" Echo Show, the latter has a significantly richer list of features. 

Then again, if you prefer Alexa's skills over the Google Assistant's fast-growing versatility and can't afford to spend north of $200, you may also want to take the first-generation Echo Show into consideration. Originally released back in the summer of 2017, this was effectively discontinued on the heels of its successor's commercial debut less than six months ago.

But while Amazon no longer sells the old-school smart display directly, either in brand-new or certified refurbished condition, Woot has been running several enticing promotions lately. The newest deal sees the two-year-old marked down from a list price of $229.99 to a measly $99.99, representing a massive 57 percent cut. Although the original Echo Show model has actually been available even cheaper not that long ago, this is certainly a notable deal.

That's because you're looking at brand-new, unused, and untouched units this time around, backed by a standard one-year Amazon warranty and available for free nationwide shipping for Prime members. Keep in mind that Woot is a subsidiary of the e-commerce giant behind the manufacturing of these Alexa-controlled devices, which means you can definitely trust the retailer's claims and promises regarding the condition of the discounted products and the warranty included.

Compared to the Google Home Hub, 2017's Amazon Echo Show is a lot bigger, heavier, and some would say uglier, but it also comes with a camera supporting hands-free video calls, dual stereo speakers, and an extremely similar 7-inch touchscreen. At 100 bucks, this oldie is an absolute bargain. And yes, you can choose from black and white color options.

Check out the deal here



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1 Comment

1. sgodsell

Posts: 6701; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If you have any Chromecasts then the Echo show is not a good alternative to the Google Home Hub. Also the Google Home Hub can do calls as well, except the others won't see any video from your end.

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