Lenovo Smart Clock Essential Review Rundown

Lenovo | Published on 21 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer


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  • Good sound quality
  • Google Assistant works well on the device
  • Good battery life
  • Lack of smart home features
  • Mediocre audio


Lenovo Smart Clock Essential uses of LEDs instead of a touchscreen display, a choice that makes it less of a distraction. For responses from Google Assistant, its 3-watt speaker is sufficient enough to discern, but it lacks the punchiness of other audio-centric smart speakers.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 67%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The Lenovo Smart Clock Essential is the latest product aimed at giving consumers even more choice on what should win over that prime real estate by their bedsides. Its $50 sticker price seems like it's a home run, but it's going to need to distinguish itself to make it a better buy than the competition. The Lenovo Smart Display 7 presents itself as the best solution with a full-featured smart display.
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  • Simple, clean design
  • Supports Google Assistant and voice commands via Google Assistant
  • Easy to set alarms
  • Lacks punchy sound
  • Lacks built-in security features


Sentiment Score[*] 59%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Lenovo Smart Clock Essential is a smart speaker that has a clock on it. At $49.99, it costs much less than the Smart Clock or any other smart display. It works well as a way to access Google Assistant with your voice, but it suffers from the same disappointing sound quality. The Amazon Echo Dot With Clock offers far better sound in a similar package and price.
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  • Good sound quality
  • Supports Google Assistant with voice commands
  • Works well as a smart display
  • Poor audio quality
  • Lack of video features


Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Lenovo Smart Clock Essential has a single 1-inch, 3-Watt speaker. It can answer questions, adjust the clock settings and control your music hands-free. Next to both Amazon and Google's $50 speakers, the Lenovo Smart Essential sounded most like the first-generation Google Home Mini.
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  • Beautiful 4-inch LCD display
  • Good sound quality
  • Good battery life
  • Lacks a fingerprint-free timepiece


  1. 1. ^ Lenovo Smart Clock Essential Review: Tech meets nostalgia. Digitaltrends. 15 October 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ Lenovo Smart Clock Essential Review. Pcmag. 16 October 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ Lenovo Smart Clock Essential review. Tomsguide. 27 October 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  5. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  6. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.


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