DEAL: Lenovo Smart Clock Drops to $59.99 ($20 Off)

DEAL: Lenovo Smart Clock Drops to $59.99 ($20 Off)


The Lenovo Smart Clock, a Google Assistant-powered bedside companion that might have been slightly overpriced at launch a month ago, is currently at a much more reasonable price of $59.99. That’s a $20 discount at Walmart from its original $80 price.

What is the Lenovo Smart Clock? It’s a mini Google Assistant smart display that acts as a clock, but also has the smarts you need to control your smart home, get information from Google, check the weather, set reminders, play music, etc. It’s a neat little home accessory, we just wish it played video and offered a bit more from its screen. For our full thoughts on the Smart Clock, hit up our review.

The deal is likely only for a limited time, as every other retailer still has it priced at $80. Take advantage while you can!

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Lenovo Smart Clock Review: About as Exciting as a Clock Can Be

Lenovo Smart Clock Review: About as Exciting as a Clock Can Be


Here we are, reviewing smart clocks. 2019 is awesome! After waiting months for Lenovo to release the Smart Clock since its unveiling at CES this past January, the time has come! Priced at just $79, there isn’t a lot you need to know about this little device, though, I can tell you what not to expect from it.

This is a clock that features Google Assistant — nothing more. It’s not a smaller option to the Google Nest Hub or even a competitor to Amazon’s new Echo Show 5. All this device does is show you the time, play music, provide info via Assistant, and that’s about it.

If you’re okay with that, then let’s dive a bit deeper, shall we?

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Lenovo Smart Clock review: A small smart display that doesn’t display much

Lenovo Smart Clock review: A small smart display that doesn’t display much

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Google, Amazon, Facebook, and the like want to convince you that you need a smart display. But as we’ve explored in previous reviews, most smart displays are luxury versions of their screen-less counterparts. Everything that you can do with an Amazon Echo or a Google Home can be done with a comparable smart display, but the latter can show you visual information and (in some cases) videos. If you don’t care much for visual information in such a device, why spring for a smart display? These devices are hard sells, particularly because most cost $150 or more.

That’s not the case with Lenovo’s new Smart Clock. It’s the first Google-Assistant answer to Amazon’s Echo Spot, serving as a tiny smart screen that shows the time by default and can be used to set alarms and do everything a regular Google Home device does. It

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Lenovo Smart Clock Now Up for Pre-Order, Ships Early June

Lenovo Smart Clock Now Up for Pre-Order, Ships Early June


The Lenovo Smart Clock, a cute little smart display that was built for your night stand, is now up for pre-order after disappearing for months following its January CES unveiling. The device costs $79.99 and will ship June 2, according to Lenovo’s shop.

As a smart display, the Lenovo Smart Clock will do all the things any smart display would like complete Google Assistant tasks. You can check the weather on it, listen to music, view your upcoming calendar items, and control most of your smart home. It does more, though.

Since this is a clock, it’ll properly wake you up with a sunrise alarm that slowly brightens. If you need to snooze an alarm, you can simply smack the top of it. Need to charge your phone on your night stand? It has a USB 2.0 port in the back for your phone cable to plug-in to. How … Read the rest

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Lenovo shows off a folding-screen laptop, coming some time in 2020

Lenovo shows off a folding-screen laptop, coming some time in 2020

It doesn’t have a name (but it’ll be in the ThinkPad X1 family), it doesn’t have a spec (but it’s using an Intel processor), it doesn’t have an operating system (“Windows” but, not specifically “Windows 10”), it doesn’t have a release date more specific than “2020,” and of course it doesn’t have a price. But these are I suppose minor details. The big picture: Lenovo has built a laptop with a folding 13.3-inch OLED 1920×1440 screen made by LG. The screen occupies both halves of the laptop’s interior space, including where the keyboard would normally go, and the machine can be folded open to turn it into a flat 13-inch screen that you’d frankly never guess could fold.

Things we do know: Lenovo has been working on this thing for three years already. The company sees it as being a full-fledged PC that

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Lenovo bumps X1 Extreme to i9, GTX 1650, introduces new mainstream ThinkBooks

Lenovo bumps X1 Extreme to i9, GTX 1650, introduces new mainstream ThinkBooks

Lenovo is having its annual conference for its business partners and customers, and with that comes a spate of new hardware announcements.

Let’s start simple: the ThinkPad X1 Extreme, the 15-inch counterpart to the regular X1, has been updated to a 9th-generation Intel Core i9 processor and an Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU MaxQ, further enhancing its powerhouse specs, while continuing to weigh under 4 pounds. There’s also a new 4K OLED touchscreen option that looks fab. Maximum storage has been doubled to 4TB. Pricing starts at $1,499.99, with availability in July.

Lenovo currently has two main laptop brands: the mass-market IdeaPad, and the high-end/corporate ThinkPad line, with the latter honoring the IBM ThinkPad legacy with their black cases and red TrackPoint mice. To these, the company is adding a third range: ThinkBook. These are intended for small and

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What Happened to the Lenovo Smart Clock?

What Happened to the Lenovo Smart Clock?


Remember the Lenovo Smart Clock? Lenovo introduced their mini-smart display back at CES in January, saying at the time that we would see it in the Spring for around $79. It’s now May and we’re starting to wonder what’s going on with it.

A couple of readers asked us about Lenovo’s cute little Smart Clock today, probably because Google I/O is about to wrap-up and there wasn’t a lot of news surrounding smart displays, outside of Google’s Nest Hub Max announcement. The two readers asked if we knew if the product was cancelled or if they’d have an opportunity to buy one soon.

We’ve reached out to Lenovo for comment to see what’s up and will update this post if we hear back. For now this is what we know.

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Lenovo adds AMD Ryzen Pro-powered laptops to its ThinkPad family

Lenovo adds AMD Ryzen Pro-powered laptops to its ThinkPad family

Lenovo is adding more choices to its beloved and iconic ThinkPad lineup this year: the new T495, T495s, and X395 laptops are all powered by AMD’s Ryzen 7 Pro processors with integrated Vega graphics. With the same design and MIL-spec level of durability, these new ThinkPads will give customers the option to go with AMD without sacrificing what they love about the premium ThinkPad lineup.

The ThinkPad T495 and T495s models are 14-inch laptops while the X395 measures in at 13 inches. They will look similar to the T490 and T490s Intel-based laptops announced last month because Lenovo essentially took the same frames and stuck AMD APUs inside. That means they all have MIL-spec tested designs and features like far-field mics for VoIP conferences, Lenovo’s camera privacy shutter, and optional PrivacyGuide screen filter.

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HP Chromebook 14 review: One of the first AMD Chromebooks, tested

HP Chromebook 14 review: One of the first AMD Chromebooks, tested

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AMD wants in on the Chromebook craze. A few OEMs, including HP, Acer, and Lenovo, announced AMD-powered Chromebooks at CES this year, and those devices are just starting to become available. Intel processors power most Chromebooks available today, but now individual customers and businesses will be able to choose from a small, but growing, pool of AMD-powered devices.

Unsurprisingly, HP’s Chromebook 14 with AMD processors and integrated Radeon graphics appeals to the largest group in the Chromebook market—those who want a low-powered Chrome OS device for home or school use. Starting at $269, this Chromebook is not meant to compete with Google’s Pixelbook or the fancier Chromebooks toward which professionals gravitate. Since the new Chromebook 14 borrows a lot from previous models, we tested it out to see the gains (if any) an AMD-powered Chromebook provides over Intel-powered devices.

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Manufacturers have been elevating

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