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The 2021 Portal Go is the new connected screen from Meta, formerly Facebook Inc.. Its main strength lies in its lightness and transportability. It offers a wide choice of communication tools, to be able to stay in touch with your loved ones or your colleagues. Released a few weeks ago, here it is already on sale on Amazon and goes to 149 euros instead of 229 euros.

The Facebook portal Go // Source: FRANDROID – Melinda DAVAN-SOULAS

For the new generation of its Portal Go, the social networking giant wanted to offer a more mobile connected screen than the previous model. If these two models differ by the same diagonal, the 2021 version brings some improvements, in particular by integrating a battery to be able to follow you everywhere in your video calls, your meetings and your productivity. The competition is quite rough with Google and Amazon, but the connected screen from Meta (formerly Facebook Inc.) is far from uninteresting, especially with an 80 euro reduction.

What to remember about the Facebook Go portal

  • It is a compact and nomadic screen
  • Perfect for keeping in touch with loved ones
  • With built-in Alexa with reproduced speakers
  • And without counting on its good autonomy

Launched at 229.99 euros just a few weeks ago, the Facebook Go portal is already on sale on Amazon at a price of 149.99 euros.

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A well-known design from Google

For this new version, Facebook, or rather Meta, decides to no longer offer the right rectangular format, but rather opt for a look that is very similar to Google Nest. Center. The next-generation Portal Go therefore seems to be inspired by the MontainView firm by offering a fabric covering all around the screen. It differs thanks to the presence of a handle that will allow it to be easily transported anywhere, especially with its weight of only 1.4 kg. Moreover, the company of Mark Zuckerberg puts here on the portability of its connected screen by integrating a battery yes, no more thread that prevents us from tossing the screen from one room to another. Moreover, you can count on the autonomy of more than a day without recharging.

Regarding the screen itself, it has a diagonal of 10.1 inches in HD definition (1280 x 800 pixels). Result: the colors are pleasant and the panel is sufficiently bright and qualitative to allow you to contemplate your landscape photos or portraits of your loved ones. Then there is a 12-megapixel camera with an ultra-wide field of view. The latter is very effective, and broadcasts in HD. With the ultra wide-angle, you are sure to have the whole family in the frame, even when the light is lacking. Especially since the Smart Camera function allows you to follow your moments and adapts if a person joins you during your call. Even chosen for the sound, the Smart Sound function reduces background noise and improves the rendering of your voice. Speaking of sound, this screen is also equipped with 2.5 W speakers, with a 20 W power box. And if the bass is not very present, the sound part is made and sufficient to listen to music. music or watch a movie.

Ideal for video calls (with family or colleagues)

This connected screen is above all designed to make video calls via Messenger and WhatsApp, even if your recipient is on a smartphone or tablet. And even professionally, in view of the pandemic and the growth of telework, it was important to offer a product to ensure your videoconferences, and to offer a second screen in addition to your PC. So the Go Portal should be used for other than calls between friends and also to think of your colleagues. It is suitable for your videoconference meetings with different applications such as Webex, or Zoom. The entire Microsoft Teams universe will be available (calendar, contacts, file sharing, chat, etc.). Moreover, the social network giant is also thinking of your children, by integrating a Story Time and AR Effects mode. You will be able to bring to life the stories you tell your children before sleep, with music, animations and augmented reality effects.

Alexa presence and privacy protection

Mainly designed for Facebook content – ​​Messenger and/or WhatsApp – the Portal Go 2021 also integrates Amazon’s voice assistant. Thus, as on the Echo Show, you can ask your questions by voice: ask for the weather, put on music, launch a TV channel, but also manage your connected home. And if you have any doubts about privacy, know that it is possible to disable your camera or microphone, at your fingertips, or physically block the camera lens with the included lens cap. A red light will notify you that your camera, or your microphone, is indeed off. Finally, it is possible to surf the Internet thanks to the Web browser which is included.

To find out even more, do not hesitate to read our test on the Facebook Portal Go.

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Facebook Go Portal 2021

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