JBL’s Google-powered smart display launches next month for $250

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The very first Google Smart Display — basically, a Google Home with a screen on it — was launched by Lenovo last week. And now, JBL has started taking preorders on its own smart display, called the Link View, which looks like it’ll be the second model to hit stores. It’s supposed to start shipping on September 3rd, as spotted by 9to5Google.

JBL’s smart display sells for the same price as Lenovo’s, but it appears that it’ll fix one of the Lenovo model’s shortcomings: sound. JBL is known as an audio company, so you can expect the speakers on the Link View to be much better than the single speaker grille on what Lenovo made.

The downside is that JBL’s model is horrendously ugly in comparison. That’s not…

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