Lenovo Ideapad G560


Lenovo Ideapad G560Notebook: Lenovo Ideapad G560 (Ideapad G560 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 540M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 81.83% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 74%, features: 77%, display: 72% mobility: 71%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: 74%

Reviews for the Lenovo Ideapad G560

Lenovo G560 Review
Source: 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%

Foreign Reviews

82% Einsteigen, bitte
Source: Computerbild - 7/11 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 72%
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%


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.

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

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.

15.6": 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.

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.

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 %

Lenovo reviews

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.

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

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

» Asus U53JC Bamboo
Core i7 620M
» Asus U53JC-XX096V
Core i7 620M

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus P52JC-SO009X
Core i3 370M, 2.7 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad G560-M27A4GE
Core i3 370M, 2.6 kg
» Samsung R580-JS05UK
Core i5 430M, 2.6 kg
» Asus K52JC-EX144V
Core i3 370M, 2.7 kg
» Samsung SF510-S04DE
Core i3 380M, 2.4 kg
» MSI CX623-258UK
Core i3 380M, 2.5 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad Z360-M3597GE
Core i5 450M, 2 kg
» Samsung SF510-S55
Core i5 460M, 2.5 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Z560-M37AQGE
Core i5 430M, 2.6 kg
» Samsung SF510-S01CZ
Core i5 460M, 2.5 kg
» MSI CX623-i5647W7P
Core i5 460M, 2.5 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad G560-M274YGE
Core i5 450M, 2.6 kg
» Lenovo B560-M488TGE
Pentium P6100, 2.399 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad V560-59057439
Core i5 460M, 2.4 kg
» Lenovo B560A
Core i3 370M, 2.4 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad G560 (M2756GE)
Core i3 350M, 2.6 kg
» Acer Aspire 5745PG-354G32Mns
Core i3 350M, 2.7 kg
» Acer 8572TG-5453G32Mikk
Core i5 460M, 2.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 5745G-971096
Core i5 450M, 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A665-S6094
Core i7 740QM, 2.6 kg
» Samsung SF510-S02DE
Core i3 370M, 2.409 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad V560
Core i3 370M, 2.444 kg
» Asus K52JC-EX089V
Core i5 430M, 2.7 kg
» Asus P52JC-SO012X
Core i5 450M, 2.7 kg
» Asus U53JC
Core i5 450M, 2.8 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03- 6 (Update: 2012-05-26)