The latest Show Mode characteristic from Amazon is presently rolling out to some Lenovo laptops. When you generate this, it will improve your home screen to peek like the home screen of an Echo Show reasonable screen, identical to the Show Mode characteristic on Amazon’s tablets. That indicates you’ll be eligible to do smart screen stuff like regulating smart home appliances, staring at the climate and news headlines, and conversing with Alexa — you realize, the sort of stuff you’ve constantly hoped you could do on your ThinkPad.
The characteristic is presently rolling out to Yoga, ThinkPad, & IdeaPad PCs that possess Alexa built-in, & it’s accessible in the US, UK, Germany, Japan, India, and New Zealand. Lenovo announces it’s appearing to more Alexa-enabled PCs delayed this year.
If you’re curious about attempting it out, unlock the Alexa application & press the Show Mode switch.
Lenovo initially declared this characteristic at CES 2021 with its Yoga Slim 9i. Chromebooks possess to had this characteristic for a while — they can work like a Nest Hub Max when they’re not vigorously in design, however, I can’t say I’ve ever grabbed the benefit of this as a periodic Chromebook user.
Show Mode looks like it would be greatly useful on equipment with a tablet shape factor, which may not constantly be around its keyboard and touchpad. It could be chill on the ThinkPad X12 Detachable, for instance, though the X12 unit that I examined initial this year didn’t appear with Alexa. But hey, if you expect to attempt this out on your clamshell, accomplish not to let me avoid you.