Lenovo Ideapad G560
SpecificationsNotebook: Lenovo Ideapad G560 (Ideapad G560 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 540M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Price: 700 euro
Average of 6 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo Ideapad G560
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%
Source: Computer Shopper
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%
Source: Computerbild - 7/11
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 72%
Source: c't - 24/10
Comparison, , Long, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 80% emissions: 40%
Source: Notebookcheck 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%
Source: Stiftung Warentest - 8/10
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 95% display: 78% mobility: 79% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 87%
Source: Computerbild - 14/10
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 80% performance: 96% features: 84% display: 90% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 93%
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%
Source: PC Store BU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/02/2010
Rating: price: 90%
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).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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.» 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.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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 %
81.83%: 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.
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