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83 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Facebook’s $349 Portal+ is the bigger, more expensive version of the Portal, with a large display that can be rotated between landscape and portrait modes. Though the bigger, more flexible screen does have its advantages, it’s much too big and unsightly to be practical for most people. Like the smaller Portal it uses algorithms to enhance video calls, though this feels creepy at times. As with the Portal, two voice assistants can get confusing, and app functionality is limited. If you’re a Messenger fan who insists on getting a Portal, I’d recommend getting the smaller and cheaper model instead.

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Pros
  • HD display in both landscape and portrait
  • Wide field-of-view
  • Smart camera tracking
  • Robust video chat features
  • Alexa integration
Cons
  • Much too big
  • Apps are limited
  • Two voice assistants are confusing
  • Not as functional as other smart displays
  • Facebook's track record with data security

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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Connected display
Screen size
15.6in
Screen resolution
1920x1080
Touchscreen
Yes
Video playback
Yes
Installable apps
Yes
Type
Screen size
Screen resolution
Touchscreen
Video playback
Installable apps
Connected display
15.6in
1920x1080
Yes
Yes
Yes

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83 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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01.17.19
Facebook employees caught leaving five-star Amazon reviews for Portal
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Facebook employees caught leaving five-star Amazon reviews for Portal

Facebook had discouraged workers from leaving reviews for the smart display.

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