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Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 Series

Lenovo Ideapad Y560-0646-2EUProcessor: Intel Core i3 350M, Intel Core i5 460M, Intel Core i7 2630QM, Intel Core i7 720QM, Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6570M, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.6kg, 2.7kg, 2.8kg
Price: 750, 790, 800, 900, 1000 euro
Average Score: 83.38% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 91%, features: 82%, display: 64%
mobility: 71%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 81%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Y560-06465AU

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Y560-06465AUNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Y560-06465AU
Processor: Intel Core i5 460M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 15.6-inch Thin And Light Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
The IdeaPad Y560 offers some unique features for an $1100 15-inch laptop including a Blu-ray drive and switchable ATI graphics. The switchable graphics will be very important as those wanting long battery life will need to turn the dedicated graphics off otherwise they will suffer below average battery life. The unique SlideNav feature also offers a unique way to launch frequent applications quickly.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Y560-0646

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Y560-0646Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Y560-0646
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 790 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

 

Ревю на Lenovo IdeaPad Y560
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/22/2010

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Y560-M29BFGE

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Y560-M29BFGENotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Y560-M29BFGE
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% Lenovo IdeaPad Y560
Source: Hardware Zone English

If you find the Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 to be quite familiar, or at least a case of deja vu, it's because this model is actually an update of another notebook that we reviewed earlier this year - the IdeaPad Y550P. Indulge your attraction for superior mobile hi-def movies, music and games. Get smart, fast, effortless performance, full surround sound and stunning HD sprawled out on a 15.6-inch LED widescreen to take it all in. At less than 2.7kg, it's still portable too.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% mobility: 80%

 

Lenovo Ideapad Y560D-ITH

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad Y560D-ITHNotebook: Lenovo Ideapad Y560D-ITH
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

 

真3D“大Y”重装登场 联想Y560D笔记本评测
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/26/2010

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Y560p

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Y560pNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Y560p
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6570M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 82.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

80% Lenovo IdeaPad Y560p
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
Though the competition hasn't yet kicked in with myriad second gen Intel Core i7 laptops in this class, we suspect that the Lenovo IdeaPad Y560p will hold its rank near the top for performance vs. price just as did the last generation IdeaPad Y series. The laptop's performance is top notch, yet it remains cool and battery life is surprisingly good given the CPU and GPU inside. Gaming with the latest demanding 3D titles is simply joyful and the Y560p cut through 1080p video production. As an everyday productivity machine (hey, we all have to work sometime), the keyboard is superb, the display is sharp and solid for the price class and you get plenty of storage space for files, music and video. Our only complaint is the lack of graphics switching-- especially annoying because some of Lenovo's marketing literature and the included printed guide refer to this feature. For those who need more unplugged time when doing everyday tasks, this feature is sorely missing.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Обзор производительной мультимедийной новинки Lenovo IdeaPad Y560P
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 100% display: 44% mobility: 38% ergonomy: 54%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y560p - Sandy Bridge na multimédia
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/08/2011
샌디브릿지 플랫폼으로 성능을 강화한 레노버 아이디어패드 Y560P (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/19/2011
샌디브릿지 플랫폼으로 성능을 강화한 레노버 아이디어패드 Y560P (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/12/2011

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Y560p-M61G3GE

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Y560p-M61G3GENotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Y560p-M61G3GE
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6570M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 82.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

81% Review Lenovo IdeaPad Y560p-M61G3GE Notebook | Notebookcheck
Inner values. A lot of power for little money is Lenovo's promise for its IdeaPad Y560P. The configuration sounds good: Intel's quad core processor, Core i7-2630QM, and AMD's Radeon HD 6570M as the graphics card are installed for a price of only 900 euros. This review will shed light on the notebook's true capabilities and if there maybe is a hitch.
81% Test Lenovo IdeaPad Y560p-M61G3GE Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 87% display: 71% mobility: 76% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 81%
84% Test: Lenovo IdeaPad Y560p M61G3GE
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 93% features: 89% display: 70% mobility: 84% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 80%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Y560P-M61GBGE

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Y560P-M61GBGENotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Y560P-M61GBGE
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6570M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 750 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

 

Обзор ноутбука Lenovo IdeaPad Y560p: дешевле еще не было
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Preis, Leistung und Ausstattung gut, Display und Akkulaufzeit mangelhaft
price performance and equipment good; display and battery runtime deficient
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/13/2011

 

Lenovo Ideapad Y560-0646-2EU

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad Y560-0646-2EUNotebook: Lenovo Ideapad Y560-0646-2EU
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

86% Lenovo / IBM Ideapad Y560 (M29BBGE)
Source: PC Games Hardware - 7/11 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 86%

 

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

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.

AMD Radeon HD 6570M: Renamed Mobility Radeon HD 5700 series card with (optional?) GDDR5 support like the HD 5750.

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


Intel Core i5:

460M: The Core i5-460M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.53-2.8 GHz (Turbo Mode). 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 Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

720QM: The Core i7-720QM is the slowes Core i7 Quad Core in 2009 and clocks between 1.6 and 2.8 GHz (due to the Turbo Mode). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 720QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.

740QM:

The Core i7-740QM is a high-end quad-core CPU for laptops (in 2010) with a relative small base clock rate and a high Turbo Boost max frequency of 2.93 GHz (for one core). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow clocked quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 740QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.

2630QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

Intel Core i3:

350M:

The Core i3-350M is technically a Core i5-430M without the Turbo Boost overlocking feature. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.26 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.


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.

2.8 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


83.38%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Lenovo IdeaPad Y560-3B
Core i3 330M

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus K42Ja-VX032D
Core i5 460M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» MSI Megabook GE700-052
Core i3 370M, 17.3", 2.7 kg
» Asus N71JA
Core i5 520M, 17.3", 3.5 kg
» MSI GE600-i3343W7P
Core i3 330M, 16.0", 2.5 kg
» MSI GE600-i5447W7P
Core i5 430M, 16.0", 2.492 kg
» Asus N71JQ-TY002V
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» MSI GE700-004PL
Core i5 430M, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» MSI GE700-005
Core i5 430M, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» MSI GE700-i5447LW7P
Core i5 430M, 17.0", 3.2 kg
» Asus N61Jq
Core i7 720QM, 16.0", 3 kg
» Asus X64JA-JX088V
Core i5 430M, 16.0", 2.7 kg
» Asus N61JA-JX008V
Core i5 520M, 16.0", 2.9 kg
» Asus N61Ja
Core i5 430M, 16.0", 3 kg
» Asus N71J
Core i5 520M, 17.3", 3.5 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Toshiba Satellite L50-A-1CE
GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 4200M
» Medion Akoya E6241-MD98562
HD Graphics 4600, Core i3 4100M
» Acer Aspire E5-551G-T5TW
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), Kaveri A10-7300
» HP Pavilion 15-058ng
Radeon R7 M260, A-Series A10-5745M
» MSI CX61-2PC385W7W
GeForce 820M, Core i3 4100M
» Eurocom M5 Pro
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Lenovo ThinkPad L540-20AU002QGE
HD Graphics 4600, Core i5 4330M
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-12-18 (Update: 2012-07-18)