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Lenovo IdeaPad Y560-3B

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Y560-3BNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Y560-3B (IdeaPad Y Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 750 euro
Average Score: 81.8% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 86%, features: 60%, display: 33% mobility: 44%, workmanship: 50%, ergonomy: 50%, emissions: 27%

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Y560-3B

89% Lenovo IdeaPad Y560
Source: PC World India English

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 home entertainment laptop sells for a price of Rs. 51,190. For that price, you get a very good all-purpose laptop which has very good hardware configuration and offers very good performance -- gaming included -- at a very good price. Unless you want a smaller, 14-inch laptop for home use -- in which case consider the Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820TG or the Dell Inspiron 14R from our Top 5 Mainstream Laptops list -- we wholeheartedly recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 as our No.1 choice for a home entertainment laptop, currently.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 89%
70% Built to perform
Source: Techcentral.my English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 has some serious firepower - it has an Intel Core i7-720QM (1.6Ghz ) processor, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 graphics chip with 1GB RAM, JBL stereo speakers and Bluray combo drive.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 Laptop
Source: Tech2.in.com English
If you're looking to buy a multimedia laptop which is able to deliver a good multimedia experience, we'd say go with the Lenovo Ideapad, it is indeed worth that extra buck.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

90% Lenovo Ideapad Y560
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 60% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 50%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Y560-3B
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 82% display: 36% mobility: 38% emissions: 27%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730: The HD 5730 is a higher clocked HD 5650 (and therefore not based on the desktop HD 5700 series). It does not support GDDR5 and therfore performs like a middle class graphics card with DirectX 11.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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


330M:

The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.


2.6 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.


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 %

Lenovo reviews


81.8%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-05-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)