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Alexa, what happens if the Echo has a screen? You get a review like this

In an undated handout photo, the new $230 Amazon Echo Show on a bedside table. Amazon’s newest smart speaker has a touch screen. With the Show, Alexa has gained some new capabilities, but the device’s kinship to a smartphone’s or tablet’s capabilities are unmistakable. (Amazon via The New York Times) — NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH CIR-TECH-FIX BY BRIAN X. CHEN FOR JUNE 28, 2017. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED. —

Tech review: The Echo Show — Amazon’s new smart speaker with a touch screen — is ideal on a kitchen counter or an office desk, but it’s superfluous if you already own an Echo speaker and a smartphone or tablet.

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