Lenovo Ideapad G560 Series

Lenovo Ideapad G560-M27A4GEProcessor: Intel Core i3 330M, Intel Core i3 350M, Intel Core i3 370M, Intel Core i5 450M, Intel Core i5 540M, Intel Pentium P6100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.467kg, 2.6kg, 2.7kg, 3.3kg
Price: 400, 500, 549, 600, 700 euro
Average Score: 75.07% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 18 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 72%, features: 65%, display: 60%
mobility: 59%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 67%, emissions: 71%

 

Lenovo Ideapad G560

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad G560Notebook: Lenovo Ideapad G560
Processor: Intel Core i5 540M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 81.83% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 9 reviews)

 

Lenovo G560 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Lenovo Essential G560 is a solid entry into the consumer budget notebook market. Reasonable is the best word to describe it; the keyboard is good and the build quality none too shabby. It has more than ample performance for everyday tasks, a long four-hour battery life, and runs cool and quiet. The wide variety of input/output ports, including HDMI, e-SATA, and ExpressCard, is impressive for this class.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/17/2010
Rating: price: 70% performance: 60% features: 70% ergonomy: 50%
84% Lenovo G560
Source: Computer Shopper English
When you come across a 15.6-inch laptop with a sub-$700 price tag, you’re probably going to assume that it must be riddled with compromises in order to sell for several hundred dollars less than most other mainstream laptops. The 15.6-inch Lenovo G560 offers strong performance and battery life for its class and includes features not-often found on laptops that are this inexpensive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 84%
82% Einsteigen, bitte
Source: Computerbild - 7/11 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 72%
Sparbücher
Source: c't - 24/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 80% emissions: 40%
81% Test Lenovo Ideapad G560 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 74% display: 80% mobility: 79% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 76% emissions: 92%
86% Starke Leistung
Source: Stiftung Warentest - 8/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 95% display: 78% mobility: 79% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 87%
88% Core-Knaben
Source: Computerbild - 14/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 80% performance: 96% features: 84% display: 90% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 93%
70% Обзор мультимедийного ноутбука Lenovo IdeaPad G560-3-B
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 59% display: 43% mobility: 45% emissions: 56%
Ревю на лаптоп Lenovo G560 – нова серия и отново очакван хит
Source: PC Store BU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/02/2010
Rating: price: 90%

 

Lenovo Ideapad G560-M277QGE

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad G560-M277QGENotebook: Lenovo Ideapad G560-M277QGE
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.467kg
Price: 549 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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

 

81% Review Lenovo Ideapad G560 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Core competence. What the Extensa is for Acer, the G560 is for Lenovo. Simple case, cheap hardware and attractive prices. Core i3-350M from 455 Euro? Even the smallest of money-bags can obtain the 2010 Intel generation with the 15.6-incher.
80% Lenovo G560-M277QGE
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 40% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad G560L

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad G560LNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad G560L
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 53% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

53% Обзор офисного ноутбука Lenovo IdeaPad G560L
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 53% performance: 46% display: 43% mobility: 39% emissions: 61%

 

Lenovo Ideapad G560 (M2756GE)

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad G560 (M2756GE)Notebook: Lenovo Ideapad G560 (M2756GE)
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 68% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Lenovo G560 review
Source: Techradar English
Ultimately, though, these issues don't ruin what is a fantastic overall computing experience, and the usability and power on offer here make the Lenovo G560 a worthy Gold award winner.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
56% Test: Lenovo G560 M2756GE
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 56% performance: 65% features: 70% display: 50% mobility: 33% ergonomy: 66% emissions: 46%

 

Lenovo Ideapad G560-06792HJ

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad G560-06792HJNotebook: Lenovo Ideapad G560-06792HJ
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

 

超值新品 15寸商务笔记本联想G560评测
Source: IT.com.cn zh-CN→EN
robust, comfortable keyboard, long battery runtime, outstanding performance, low display resolution
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2010

 

Lenovo Ideapad G560-M274YGE

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad G560-M274YGENotebook: Lenovo Ideapad G560-M274YGE
Processor: Intel Core i5 450M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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

 

80% Lenovo G560
Source: Laptopworld.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Lenovo Ideapad G560-0679AKU

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad G560-0679AKUNotebook: Lenovo Ideapad G560-0679AKU
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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

 

70% Lenovo G560-0679AKU
Source: PC Mag English
For shoppers on a budget, the Lenovo G560-0679AKU manages to hit all the right notes: decent processing power, sizeable storage, and a design that's fit for grown-ups. It doesn't quite supplant the Acer Aspire AS5745-7247, the Editors' Choice in budget laptops, due to the latter's larger hard drive and better battery life for the same price, but it comes pretty close.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Lenovo Ideapad G560-M2797UK

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad G560-M2797UKNotebook: Lenovo Ideapad G560-M2797UK
Processor: Intel Pentium P6100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Lenovo Essential G560 15.6-inch Budget Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Lenovo's Essential G560 laptop works well in some ways but falls short in others. This model powered by the Intel Pentium dual core processor and priced between $550 and $600 makes a bit too many sacrifices compared to slightly more expensive models. Those willing to spend a bit more can get a Core i3 processor, eSATA port and HDMI.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Lenovo Ideapad G560-M27A4GE

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad G560-M27A4GENotebook: Lenovo Ideapad G560-M27A4GE
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

 

Lenovo G560-M27A4GE
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/10/2011
Rating: performance: 95% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 30%

 

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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.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

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


Intel Core i5:

540M: The Core i5-540M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.53-3.06 GHz (Turbo Mode). 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.

450M: Should be similar to the Core i5-520M but without AES functions.

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.

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.

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.


2.467 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.

3.3 kg:

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


75.07%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-08-11 (Update: 2012-05-26)