Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d


Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d
Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d (IdeaPad Y Series)
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, glossy: yes
2.6 kg ( = 91.71 oz / 5.73 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
1200 Euro


Average Score: 69.25% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 83%, features: 75%, display: 40% mobility: 45%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 60%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d

60% Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d
Source: CNet English

Though 3D is a big buzzword in the television world, it's been slower to take off in desktop and laptop TVs. That's in some ways surprising, as a tested, functional 3D infrastructure has existed for PCs for a couple of years now, in the form of Nvidia's 3D Vision technology. One of only a handful of 3D laptops, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d skips active shutter glasses for an inferior technology, but keeps the A-list price.

Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 70% features: 70% mobility: 50%
Lenovo's IdeaPad Y560D 3D Laptop Reviewed
Source: Hot Hardware English
The problem we have with the Y560D is that it's a notebook with some unchangeable and unwisely chosen components inside a well-built shell. Thus, while we can't recommend this laptop, we would feel comfortable recommending other Lenovo Y560 products in general. We loved the Y560D's speakers, the keyboard is well-built and responsive and the trackpad was both sensitive and usefully textured without going overboard in either category.

Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/07/2010
Rating: performance: 90% display: 40% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%
87% Lenovo IdeaPad Y560D
Source: Computer Shopper English

With the IdeaPad Y560D, Lenovo has officially joined the 3D revolution. For $1,399, you get a powerful Intel Core i7 processor, gaming-class graphics, and a bright 15.6-inch screen that can display movies, photos, and games in 3D. With the Y560D you can watch movies, play games, and view photos in 3D. While the 3D wasn’t overly impressive, the price-to-performance ratio was. This is a solid choice for demanding users on a $1,500 budget.

Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 87%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d Review
Source: English
The Y560d is a typical consumer-grade multimedia notebook with a high-performance core. Highlights of the machine include excellent overall performance (especially for gaming), a good keyboard and touchpad, a thin-and-light design, and fantastic speakers. The downsides of this notebook are significant. At the top of the list is the so-so build quality; the Y560d's flexible plastic construction does not inspire confidence. Furthermore, glossy plastic covers all visible surfaces and is impossible to keep clean. Another design issue is the gaudy-looking tattoo on the back of the lid what is that all about? The sub-three hour battery life may be a turnoff for some. Last but not least, the low resolution (1366x768) screen hurts usability and productivity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/16/2010
Rating: price: 60% performance: 90% features: 80% ergonomy: 60%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad Y560D
Source: PC Mag English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Y560D is a competitively priced 3D laptop, but the polarized technology behind the 3D effects aren't as convincing as the active shutter 3D technology seen in other systems.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d
Source: Laptop Mag English
On its own, the IdeaPad Y560d is a very capable entertainment system. While its screen could be better, it has the chops to play the latest games and belt out tunes through its excellent speakers. As a 3D notebook, the Y560d is considerably less expensive than 15-inch laptops that use Nvidia's superior 3D Vision technology. For example, the ASUS G51J 3D costs approximately $1,600, though it offers a more immersive 3D experience and better gaming cred. Given that the Y560d can be had for as low as $1,100, the IdeaPad is really a good entertainment machine with 3D as a bonus.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%


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.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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

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


15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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

2.6 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer, owned the majority of the company. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.


From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.

69.25%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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

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Mobility Radeon HD 5730
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Mobility Radeon HD 5730
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Mobility Radeon HD 5730

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Devices with the same GPU

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Stefan Hinum, 2010-09- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)