Lenovo Smart Clock Essential Review Rundown

LenovoPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*


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Neoscore* 68%
  • Color-accurate 4-inch monochrome LED non-touch display
  • Google Assistant works well
  • Mediocre sound quality
  • Lack of smart home features


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[*] 66%
Reviewers from ndtv have found the following[***]:
The Lenovo Smart Clock Essential has a monochrome LED non-touch display. It shows the time, day of the week, and a weather report (temperature and conditions) for the location that you define using the Google Home app. At the top of the screen is a set of four lights that illuminate when the volume is being adjusted, or to let you know that the device is listening for voice commands after the wake words have been spoken. The device uses Google Assistant, and it works like any other Google Assistant-powered smart device.
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  • Simple, easy-to-use display
  • Easy to use
  • Supports Google Assistant
  • Lacks a touch screen


Sentiment Score[*] 68%
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[*] 47%
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[*] 81%
Reviewers from techhive have found the following[***]:
The Lenovo Smart Clock Essential is a smart speaker with a 4-inch LED display. It shows the current time, the day of the week, the current outdoor temperature, and an indicator for an alarm (if one is set) A 1.5-inch speaker is mounted on the top side of the clock, driven by a 3-watt amplifier.
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  • Good audio quality
  • Good battery life
  • Supports Bluetooth 5.0
  • Doesn't show all the information you need at a moment's notice


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


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3. ^ Lenovo Smart Clock Essential Review. pcmag. 2020-10-16 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Lenovo Smart Clock Essential review: A great budget smart speaker . techhive. 2020-10-20 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
5. ^ Lenovo Smart Clock Essential review. tomsguide. 2020-10-27 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. 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.
**. 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.
***. 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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