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Lenovo Ideapad G560

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad G560
Lenovo Ideapad G560 (Ideapad G560 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-540M 2.53 GHz
Graphics adapter
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel
Weight
3.3 kg ( = 116.4 oz / 7.28 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
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: 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%

Foreign Reviews

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%

Comment

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":

15-16 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.


3.3 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.


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.

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Stefan Hinum, 2010-03- 6 (Update: 2012-05-26)