Lenovo Ideapad G560
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).
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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.
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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.
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