Amazon introduced new Alexa for PC solutions from Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs), which could make it easier to integrate Alexa in more PCs.
The company added four Windows 10 PCs: An all-in-one desktop from Wistron, and convertible notebooks from Compal, Quanta, and Wistron. All of these pre-tested, final-product designs have been built for a far-field Alexa experience, with Intel CPUs, drivers, wake word engine, and microphone arrays.
Wistron's All-in-One PC is a 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. 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.
The Alexa for PC solution for developers is distributed and maintained by Amazon, designed to make it easier for manufacturers to integrate the Alexa voice experience into Windows 10 PCs.