Lenovo ThinkPad L560-20F10026GE
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Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad L560-20F10026GE
Familiar design - new technology? At long last, Lenovo has refreshed the entry-level ThinkPad and equipped the business notebook with an up-to-date Intel processor from the Skylake series. Despite a price of well under 1000 Euros (~$1111), it is supposed to meet the high claim of the ThinkPad series. Our in-depth review will reveal whether Lenovo has managed this.
Source: Laptop Mag
The ThinkPad L560 may not be as thin or light as some of Lenovo's more expensive computers, but it's keyboard, performance, MIL-SPEC-tested chassis and long battery life make it a fine computer for those looking to save a little bit of cash. For those who want a lighter, thinner notebook with even more endurance, Lenovo's own ThinkPad T560 (starting at $809) is slightly more expensive but delivers on both fronts.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Model: The Lenovo ThinkPad L560-20F10026GE is an entry-level laptop for business professionals who travel a lot. Its chassis is made out of black plastic and has a slight roughened surface finish. The Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit system uses a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5-6200U processor, an Intel HD Graphics, 8 GB DDR3L Hyundai SDRAM (up to 16 GB), and a 1 TB WDC Slim SATA hard disk. It sports a 15.6-inch Full HD AH-IPS display with good viewing angles, colors and details. In addition, the laptop can be used outdoor thanks to its good contrast and matte finish.
The Chiclet-style keyboard offers easy and comfortable typing experience and the touchpad is precise, responsive and provides good grip thanks to its textured rubber cover. For connectivity options, the laptop includes four USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 ports, VGA port, DisplayPort, docking station port, audio combo jack, DVD drive, and a card reader, which supports MMC, SD, SDHC and SDXC formats. In addition, security features like Kensington lock and fingerprint reader are on-board. The 2.4 kg system achieves a battery life of up to 6:46 hours during web surfing via WiFi.
Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series).
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
6200U: 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.
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.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. 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.
77.55%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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