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Lenovo Ideapad V Series

Lenovo IdeaPad V560Processor: Intel Core i3 330M, Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 305M, NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch, 15.6 inch
Weight: 1.75kg, 2.444kg
Price: 749, 750 euro
Average Score: 74.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
: - %, performance: 69%, features: 68%, display: 62%
mobility: 68%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 69%

 

Lenovo Ideapad V360

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad V360Notebook: Lenovo Ideapad V360
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 305M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.75kg
Price: 750 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 56% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

56% Обзор субноутбука Lenovo Ideapad V360-3
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 56% performance: 52% display: 38% mobility: 43% emissions: 33%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad V560

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad V560Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad V560
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.444kg
Price: 749 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

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84% Test Lenovo IdeaPad V560 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 80% display: 78% mobility: 80% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 85%

 

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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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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce 305M: The GeForce 305M is a slower version of the GeForce 310M and has the same computing power as the 9400M (ION) integrated card (according to Nvidia). Still, due to the dedicated memory, it should be faster in games. 

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).

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


Intel Core i3:

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.


13.3: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

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.


1.75 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.444 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.


74.33%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-10-26 (Update: 2012-05-26)