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Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 Series

Lenovo IdeaPad Z560-0914-3YUProcessor: Intel Core i5 430M, Intel Core i5 480M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.5kg, 2.6kg
Price: 500, 800 euro
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
: - %, performance: 90%, features: 50%, display: 30%
mobility: 50%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 50%, emissions: - %

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z560-M37AQGE

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Z560-M37AQGENotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Z560-M37AQGE
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 M37AQGE
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/15/2011
Rating: performance: 90% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z560-0914-3YU

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Z560-0914-3YUNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Z560-0914-3YU
Processor: Intel Core i5 480M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 0914-3YU
Source: PC Mag English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 0914-3YU is par for the course when it comes to performance, and its 15.6-inch screen makes it a wonderful productivity machine for multitaskers. But a small battery and bloatware bog down this laptop for achieving a better score. If you have a big bankroll, the MacBook Pro 15-inch (Thunderbolt) (4 stars) is our current Editors' Choice in the desktop replacement category, but $2,199 is a bit much
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

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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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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 i5:

430M:

The Core i5-430M is a middle class dual core CPU that features only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.26-2.53 GHz (Turbo Mode). Furthermore, VT-d, trusted Execution and AES features are missing in the 430M. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 500-733 MHz) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

480M: The Core i5-480M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.66-2.9 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.


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


2.5 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

2.6 kg:

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


70%: 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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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-03-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)