The New Lenovo Smart Clock Essential with Google Assistant

I have enjoyed having the Lenovo Smart Clock on my bedside table over the past year. Lenovo has released the new Lenovo Smart Clock Essential powered by Google Assistant.

The original Lenovo Smart Clock is a small smart display that actually functions much like the Nest Hub and other Google Assistant smart displays. The Lenovo Smart clock can show you your Google Photo Album, setup multiple alarms, listen to your favorite radio station and newscasts, get weather forecasts.

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The Lenovo Smart Clock Essential has taken the smart display out of the equation and provided you a Smart Clock with Google Assistant. The Lenovo Smart Clock Essential is now the Smart Clock for any room, whether bedroom, kitchen or office. You can use the Google Assistant for hands-free assistance to:

  • check on the time and weather
  • setting timers for cooking
  • adding items to your shopping list
  • making hands free calls
  • listen to music, news, and podcasts
  • manage your smart home; just say “Hey Google, set the temperature to 73 degrees” or “Hey Google, turn off the lights”

Lenovo Smart Clock Essential Specifications

The Lenovo Smart Clock Essential has an easy-to-read LED Clock display that shows the time, temperature. The Lenovo Smart Clock Essential also has a built-in night-light so you don’t have to turn on all the lights in your house. There is also a USB charging port on the back of the Lenovo Smart Clock Essential so you can charge your device.

Lenovo Smart Clock Essential Design

  • Dimensions: 121 mm (W) x 64 mm (H) x 83 mm (L)
  • Display: 4″ LED
  • Color & Finish: Soft Touch Grey
  • Weight: 240 g (0.52 lbs)
  • Nightlight: 31 Lumens
  • Buttons: Microphone, Volume, Play, Alarm
  • Charging Port: USB

Lenovo Smart Clock Essential Performance

  • Processor: Amlogic A1113X
  • Audio: 1.5″ 3W Speaker
  • Microphone: 2 Mic array
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM, 512 MB Flash (eMMC)

Lenovo Smart Clock Essential Connectivity

  • WLAN: 2.4G/5G Dual Band; IEEE 802.11a/b/n/ac
  • Bluetooth: 5.0

Lenovo Smart Clock Essential Software

  • Voice Assistant: Google Assistant

The Lenovo Smart Clock Essential-Google Assistant-powered Smart Clock made simple

The big difference between the Lenovo Smart Clock and the Lenovo Smart Clock Essential is the lack of a Smart Display. The Lenovo Smart Clock Essential is a multi-purpose LED display clock that can be placed anywhere in the home. Lenovo has found a way to make the Smart Clock simple, much like the Echo Dot with Clock or the Echo Flex with Smart Clock . The Smart Display is not always necessary to make your home smart. Sometimes just having a smart device with the basic LED clock, temperature information and Google Assistant is all you need. The Lenovo Smart Display Essential will be in stores in September, with a price tag of $49.99 USD.

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