The Echo Show 8 has taken pretty much all that was good from the Echo Show (2nd Gen) and the Echo Show 5, and fit them into a perfectly-sized smart screen speaker. On-device privacy controls, a better screen resolution than the smaller Show 5, and better speakers make this a great buy.
The Echo Show 5 changed the game for the Echo product line. It “showed” that Amazon could put a quality smart screen experience in a smaller package without sacrificing sound or security. It is the perfect companion device, but it may not stand alone if this is your only Show.