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Lenovo ThinkPad E560 Series

Lenovo ThinkPad E560-20EVS00500Processor: Intel Core i3 6100U, Intel Core i7 6500U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R7 M370, Intel HD Graphics 520
Display: 15.60 inch
Weight: 2.3kg, 2.35kg
Price: 549, 600, 930 euro
Average Score: 83.61% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 55%, performance: 73%, features: 62%, display: 80%, mobility: 68%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 91%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad E560-20EWS00000

The Lenovo ThinkPad E560-20EWS00000 is a high performance laptop at affordable pricing. It features an Intel Core i7 6500U dual processor (6th generation), 8 GB DDR3L 1600MHz SDRAM, an AMD Radeon R7 graphic card with 2 GB VRAM, and a 192 GB SSD. The Windows 10 Home 64 bit system features a 6-cell lithium ion battery, which delivers a battery life of up to 9 hours. Its matte 15.6.inch LED display features Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) and delivers sharp, contrast-rich and clear images. The TrackPoint in the keyboard, is one of the unique features of Lenovo’s ThinkPad series laptops. For wireless connectivity, it comes with Bluetooth and Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 3160. The connectivity includes a DVD-RW / CD-RW MultiBurner, a VGA port, an HDMI port, three USB 3.0 ports, a audio combo jack and a 4-in-1 card reader (MMC, SDHC, SDXC, SD).

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad E560-20EWS00000Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad E560-20EWS00000
Processor: Intel Core i7 6500U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R7 M370 2048 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.35kg
Price: 930 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 ThinkPad E560-20EWS00000 (Model)

Price comparison

Average Score: 87% - good

Average of 6 scores (from 12 reviews)

 

Reviews

84% Lenovo ThinkPad E560 (Core i7, Radeon R7 M370) Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Successful evolution. For the first time, Lenovo equips a ThinkPad from the E500 series with a high-quality IPS display as well as a graphics card with fast GDDR5 memory. The price including SSD and i7 CPU is still below 1,000 Euros (~$1096) – is it a bargain?
70% Lenovo ThinkPad E560
Source: Laptop Mag English Archive.org version
The Lenovo ThinkPad E560 is a worthwhile business notebook with a comfortable keyboard, long battery life and fairly good performance. However, it does have some trade-offs: It has a relatively dim screen with dull colors, and it's not MIL-SPEC tested against drops and extreme temperatures.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad E560
Source: Laptop Mag English Archive.org version
The Lenovo ThinkPad E560 is a worthwhile business notebook with a comfortable keyboard, long battery life and fairly good performance. However, it does have some trade-offs: It has a relatively dim screen with dull colors, and it's not MIL-SPEC tested against drops and extreme temperatures.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
The first E-series laptop to have an IPS panel
Source: Laptop Media English Archive.org version
Again, the ThinkPad line leaves us with good impressions. The machine that we reviewed belongs to the E-series, which puts it in the mid-range, keeping it affordable for customers that are on a budget. Nonetheless, Lenovo made no compromise with the build quality, which is a pleasant surprise – the construction is sturdy and stable, the hinges are made of metal and the finish – wear-resistant. We highly appreciate the new integrated IPS panel, albeit its poor coverage of the sRGB color space. In other words, its presence will be more satisfying to those who seek better quality of multimedia entertainment, than to those whose work is color editing. In this train of thoughts, we must praise the E560 for its audio system that performed well in our tests.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/14/2016
The first E-series laptop to have an IPS panel
Source: Laptop Media English Archive.org version
Again, the ThinkPad line leaves us with good impressions. The machine that we reviewed belongs to the E-series, which puts it in the mid-range, keeping it affordable for customers that are on a budget. Nonetheless, Lenovo made no compromise with the build quality, which is a pleasant surprise – the construction is sturdy and stable, the hinges are made of metal and the finish – wear-resistant. We highly appreciate the new integrated IPS panel, albeit its poor coverage of the sRGB color space. In other words, its presence will be more satisfying to those who seek better quality of multimedia entertainment, than to those whose work is color editing. In this train of thoughts, we must praise the E560 for its audio system that performed well in our tests.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/14/2016

Foreign Reviews

91% Lenovo ThinkPad E560 (i7-6500U, Radeon R7 M370, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - 4/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 93% display: 95% mobility: 72%
91% Lenovo ThinkPad E560 (i7-6500U, Radeon R7 M370, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - 4/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 93% display: 95% mobility: 72%
100% Lenovo ThinkPad E560
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Lenovo ThinkPad E560
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
Lenovo ThinkPad E560 – подобрените бизнес решения на Lenovo
Source: PC Store BU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Ѕіmрlе dеѕіgn; cоmfоrtаblе kеуbоаrd аnd tоuсhраd; FНD ІРЅ display wіth wіdе vіеwіng аnglеѕ аnd bеаutіful ѕаturаtеd соlоrѕ; gооd cooling system; vеrу gооd bаttеrу. Negative: Lасk оf ехраnѕіоn роrt tо аdd аn ЅЅD drіvе; lіmіtеd ѕеrvісе ассеѕs; mеdіосrе ѕсrееn соlоrѕ аnd lоw соntrаѕt.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2016
Lenovo ThinkPad E560 – подобрените бизнес решения на Lenovo
Source: PC Store BU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Ѕіmрlе dеѕіgn; cоmfоrtаblе kеуbоаrd аnd tоuсhраd; FНD ІРЅ display wіth wіdе vіеwіng аnglеѕ аnd bеаutіful ѕаturаtеd соlоrѕ; gооd cooling system; vеrу gооd bаttеrу. Negative: Lасk оf ехраnѕіоn роrt tо аdd аn ЅЅD drіvе; lіmіtеd ѕеrvісе ассеѕs; mеdіосrе ѕсrееn соlоrѕ аnd lоw соntrаѕt.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2016
Ревю на Lenovo ThinkPad E560 – първият лаптоп от E-серията с IPS матрица
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Robust and stable construction; quality sound; comfortable AccuType keyboard; FHD IPS display. Negative: Poor sRGB color gamut; no M.2 slot.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/26/2015
Ревю на Lenovo ThinkPad E560 – първият лаптоп от E-серията с IPS матрица
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Robust and stable construction; quality sound; comfortable AccuType keyboard; FHD IPS display. Negative: Poor sRGB color gamut; no M.2 slot.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/26/2015

 

Lenovo ThinkPad E560-20EV000MGE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad E560-20EV000MGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad E560-20EV000MGE
Processor: Intel Core i3 6100U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 520
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Price comparison

Average Score: 64% - average

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

64% Ergonomie und Ausstattung Top - Display Flop
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 64% price: 55% performance: 48% features: 80% display: 50% mobility: 48% ergonomy: 98%
Test: Lenovo ThinkPad E560 - solidní pracovní základ, tichý chod, pohodlná klávesnice, IPS LCD
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Comfortable keyboard. Negative: No keyboard backlight.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/04/2016

 

Lenovo ThinkPad E560 20EV000MGE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad E560 20EV000MGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad E560 20EV000MGE
Processor: Intel Core i3 6100U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 520
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.35kg
Price: 549 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Price comparison

 

Reviews

82.5% Lenovo ThinkPad E560 (Core i3, HD) Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Enduring worker. Our present model of the ThinkPad E560 is aimed at price-sensitive users. A bit over 500 Euros (~$553) has to be ponied up for the device. The buyer gets a Core i3 processor, long battery life, outstanding keyboard and two Windows operating systems in return.

 

Lenovo ThinkPad E560-20EVS00500

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad E560-20EVS00500Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad E560-20EVS00500
Processor: Intel Core i7 6500U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R7 M370 2048 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

Price comparison

 

Foreign Reviews

Lenovo Thinkpad E560 – Сложный Выбор
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: High autonomy; decent hardware; nice performance; comfortable keyboard; flexible fingerprint sensor. Negative: Plastic case; poor display; mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/09/2016

 

Comment

Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.

In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.

In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

AMD Radeon R7 M370: Lower mid-range graphics card based on the GCN architecture with GDDR5 graphics memory and 6 compute units.

Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series).

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


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

6500U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.

Intel Core i3:

6100U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


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83.61%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

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Current Prices
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Stefan Hinum, 2016-05-31 (Update: 2019-04-30)