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84 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

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

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Facebook’s Portal is a smart display with an emphasis on video chat. Unlike its bigger brother, the Portal+, the $199 Portal is not only cheaper, but also more compact and stylish. It uses algorithms to track your movements, which is great for staying in the conversation, but that does give off some creepy vibes. Two voice assistants can get a little confusing, and functionality is limited compared to competing smart displays. It’s a compelling proposition for avid Messenger users, but others should probably pass.

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Pros
  • Decent display
  • Compact size
  • Wide field-of-view
  • Smart camera tracking
  • Robust video chat features
  • Alexa integration
Cons
  • 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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Key Specs

Type
Connected display
Screen size
10.1in
Screen resolution
1200x800
Touchscreen
Yes
Video playback
Yes
Type
Screen size
Screen resolution
Touchscreen
Video playback
Connected display
10.1in
1200x800
Yes
Yes

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84 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

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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