Lenovo B560 Series

Lenovo B560-M488TGEProcessor: Intel Core i3 370M, Intel Pentium P6100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.3kg, 2.399kg, 2.4kg
Price: 360, 449, 600 euro
Average Score: 75.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
: - %, performance: 68%, features: 60%, display: 51%
mobility: 65%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 82%

 

Lenovo B560A

Specifications

Lenovo B560ANotebook: Lenovo B560A
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 B560 (Series)

Average Score: 66% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

66% Обзор ноутбука Lenovo B560
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 66% performance: 59% display: 43% mobility: 44% emissions: 64%

 

Lenovo B560

Specifications

Lenovo B560Notebook: Lenovo B560
Processor: Intel Pentium P6100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16"9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 360 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 B560 (Series)

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Lenovo ThinkPad B560 review
Source: Techradar English
For this price, the ThinkPad B560 is a steal. Impressive power and satisfying usability, as well as the solid and portable body, make this a great laptop for use at home and on the road.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/30/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo B560
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 70%
Lenovo B560
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/29/2010
Rating: performance: 70% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%

 

Lenovo B560-M488TGE

Specifications

Lenovo B560-M488TGENotebook: Lenovo B560-M488TGE
Processor: Intel Pentium P6100
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M 512 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:10, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.399kg
Price: 449 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 B560 (Series)

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

81% Review Lenovo B560 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Essential. Office bargain hunters prick up their ears when Nvidia's Optimus is offered along with a graphics card for 399 euros. This is also the reason for our review of Lenovo's Essential B series. Performance for money champion or snail-paced runner?
81% Test Lenovo B560 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 71% display: 65% mobility: 81% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 91%

 

Comment

Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

NVIDIA GeForce 310M: The GeForce 310M is the successor of the GeFore G210M and based on the same chip with very similar clock rates (shader speed +30MHz to 1530MHz).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i3:

370M: The Core i3-370M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.4 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

Intel Pentium:

P6100: The Pentium P6100 is an entry level CPU based on the Arrandale core. Compared to the Celeron P4600, the P6100 offers a bit better performance due to the faster System Bus and an increased Level 3 cache. However, VT-x is not available for the P6100.


15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.3 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.4 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


75.6%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Current Prices

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-01- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)