Demand for cheap but reliable PCs has never been higher since the global pandemic forced students across the country to shift to distance learning. Thanks to the affordability and dependability of Chromebooks, institutions are moving to Google's platform to bring students online, leading to tremendous sales growth worldwide.
Lenovo currently sells two alarm clocks with Google Assistant built-in: the older Smart Clock with a touchscreen, and the newer Smart Clock Essential. Both products are now at their lowest prices yet, beating the previous records by $1.
The Lenovo Smart Clock Essential is a clock radio. A glorified clock radio. A more sensible, smart clock radio. But a clock radio nonetheless. It tells the time and weather and it's a Google Assistant speaker to boot. I'll even go out to say that it's a well-made, well-intentioned product. But is it one you'd want to bring home? That depends on what you want out of your Assistant devices, but I like the Smart Clock Essential.
Lenovo was the first company to release a smart display powered by Google Assistant, even before Google itself came out with the Home Hub (later renamed to the Nest Hub). Lenovo followed it up with a new 7-inch model in 2019, which you can now buy for $40 off the original price.
When Lenovo released its first Chrome OS-powered tablet, the Chromebook Duet, earlier this year, it quickly became one of the most popular Chromebooks available. We called it the first Chrome OS tablet that (mostly) makes sense, and now you can snag the model with 128GB storage for just $229 from Best Buy — a savings of $70.
If you're looking for an inexpensive smart device, you should consider Lenovo's Smart Clock and Smart Clock Essential. Both offer a handful of convenient features, and are currently down to just $25 and $35, respectively, instead of launch prices as high as $50 and $80, making them very affordable.
"Foldable phones cost way too much," you say? Maybe you just need a stroke of luck! Motorola's 5G version of its nouveau Razr flip phone is on sale at third-party retailers right now, giving you the chance to save hundreds of dollars on a phone that's part nostalgia, part futurism.
New technology is great and all, but it comes at a price for your bank account and the environment. This holiday season, eBay is teaming up with some top tech brands like Razer, Acer, and Lenovo to give customers more peace of mind when buying refurbished products — including perks like hassle-free returns and a full two years of warranty coverage.
Lenovo first got into the smart clock biz last year, with the creatively named Lenovo Smart Clock. That device was essentially a tiny Google Assistant-powered smart display positioned as a clock replacement. It was a neat idea, but an introductory MSRP of $80 made it a tough sell. Lenovo is trying again this year with the Smart Clock Essential, a smaller, simpler, less expensive take on the same idea.
It's been quite a while since Lenovo last released a ThinkPad-branded Chromebook, but it's now back with the C13 Yoga convertible. The productivity-focused machine is powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 3700C Series processor and comes with a slew of ports and features. It starts at $579, although a range of optional extras can be added to configure the ThinkPad to your needs.