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Lenovo IdeaPad Y560

alaTest has collected and analyzed 473 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Y560. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the keyboard and screen are overall positive. The usability and price are also appreciated. Views are divided on the image quality, while some have doubts about the touchpad.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and durability. The usability and performance are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the touchpad.

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87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo G560 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Pentium Dual Core P6100 2.00GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, DVDRW, Windows 7 Home Premium)Lenovo G560 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Pentium Dual Core P6100 2.00GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, DVDRW, Windows 7 Home Premium)

Jan, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the portability and reliability. The usability and price also get good opinions. Many are less positive about the touchpad.

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87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo G560 06793JU 15.6-Inch Laptop (Grey/Black)Lenovo G560 06793JU 15.6-Inch Laptop (Grey/Black)

Jan, 2018

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Review Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 Notebook


Gaming revamped. Lenovo is well known for robust ThinkPads and low-priced office laptops. But a gamer with ATI HD 5730, Core i7-720QM, 7200 rpm hard disk and JBL loudspeakers?! The aggressive price of the Y-model: 860 Euro.

Strong performance, Fast 7,200 rpm HDD, Good gaming performance, Good sound with bass, Pleasant keys, Quiet mouse keys, A keyboard and mouse keys with strong feedback, which don't produce an annoying, cheap clicking noise

Weak battery life, High load- & idle-energy consumption, High temperatures & system noise under load, Low-contrast, dark display, High-gloss surfaces everywhere, Bendable chassis, More stability for the base unit and matte surfaces

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Brian Westover (

Lenovo G560-0679AKU


The Lenovo G560-0679AKU gives you an Intel Core i3-370M dual-core processor, 500GB hard drive, and a variety of ports, all for a wallet-friendly price of $599.

Dual-core processor. Widescreen 720p screen. 500GB hard drive.

Relocated Ctrl key was irritating. Hefty amount of bloatware.

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Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Charles P. Jefferies (

Lenovo G560 Review


The Essential G560 is Lenovo's entry-level 15.6 notebook. It sports an Intel Core i3 processor, full-size keyboard with number pad, and a starting price around $600. Read our review to find out more.

Good build quality and keyboard ; Lots of ports ; Four hours of battery life

Horrible touchpad ; Glossy plastic lid ; Subpar screen quality

Sep, 2010

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Lenovo IdeaPad G560 Review


The Lenovo IdeaPad G560 is a feature-rich low-end laptop, meant to meet the basic needs of businessmen and executives. The addition of eSATA and HDMI ports provide value for money, while the presence of special multimedia buttons embossed on a glassy...

Affordable, One touch recovery, Addition of e-SATA & HDMI ports, Biometric login

Weak performer, No dedicated video card, Cramped key-spacing

Dec, 2010

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 Review


Priced at Rs. 51,127, Y560 is a good performer but has a few small glitches. If you are looking for a stylish laptop that performs well you can check it out.

Good display, Stays cool, Great sound

Cramped keyboard, Touch-pad buttons

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Daniel A. Begun (

Lenovo G560 Review and Ratings


The 15.6-inch G560 offers strong performance and battery life for its class and includes features seldom seen on laptops under $700.

Above-average performance and battery life for its class ; Very competitive price ; HDMI and eSATA ports ; ExpressCard/34 slot

Lid easily marred by fingerprint smudges ; Touch pad can be tricky to use ; Right side of keyboard is mushy

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: admin ( )

Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 Review


Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 notebook is a new product this year, positioning the game entertainment, is the most talked about one of the products currently.

This is the first laptop I’ve truly loved. After two stinky HP Pavillion crap-tops I researched and purchased this one. My version is a little different but still a 560 model. Mine has a 320 GB drive and i5 processor. Build quality is outstanding...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Tommy Melville (

Lenovo G560 review


A fantastic machine with excellent usability, even if the battery life is average

Decent performance ; Good usability ; Good screen ; Build quality

No HDMI ; Stingy storage ; Battery life

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Dushyant Khilnani (

Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 Laptop


The latest Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 and Y460 laptops are indeed spruced up in terms of performance, thanks to the hardware. Today we have with us, the mainstream variant of the Lenovo Y560, and we're expecting quite a bit from this machine, let's see if it...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Craig Simms (

Lenovo IdeaPad Y560


Excellent speakers ; Great CPU/GPU combination ; Decent expandability

Pointless slide bar is more confusing than helpful ; Lenovo's Smile Dock must die ; IdeaPad logo lights up distractingly beneath the keyboard ; Status lights are uselessly on the lip of the laptop

Lenovo's Y560 is an excellent laptop, with serious muscle and great speakers. If you're in the market for something that won't slow you down, has expansion options and plays back movies well, the Y560 is likely to ring your bell.

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / HD audio, Dolby Home Theater / HD Audio, Dolby Home Theater, Dolby Pro Logic IIx / HDA / Intel HDA / Realtek ALC272 / Stereo
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 2 / 3 / 4
Speakers manufacturer:JBL

Audio Input

Type:Stereo microphone


Battery Capacity:2200
Battery life (max):3 / 3.5 / 4 / 5
Battery performance:2200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6


Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No


Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes


Color of product:Black / Black, Blue / Blue
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Polycarbonate
Product type:Notebook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1 / 550:1
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:15 / 15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.62cm
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 120 - 230
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5430 / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5730 / AMD Radeon HD 6570M / Intel GMA 4500 / Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel GMA HD / Intel GMA X4500 / Intel GMA X4500HD / Intel HD / Intel HD Graphics / No / NVIDIA GeForce 310M / NVIDIA GeForce G310M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel® HD Graphics / No


Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad / Trackpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):4
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1


3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1 / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / IEEE 802.11n
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Network connection type:RJ-45
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Ethernet / Ethernet, Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / 802.11b/g/n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):5 - 95
Operating altitude:0 - 95984.3
Operating relative humidity range:8 - 80
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage temperature range (T-T):5 - 43

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD, DVD+RW
LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:CD-ROM / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / No

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA / Intel HDA / Realtek ALC272 / Stereo
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):15.2 x 10 x 1.3
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Fast / Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:AMD / ATI, Intel / Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
LAN controller:Realtek RTL8103E(L)
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 220VAC
Power supply type:AC / AC - DC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / WLAN

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Quick start guide: Yes


TV tuner integrated:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 120 - 230
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y


Bus type:DMI / FSB
Chipset:Intel GM45 Express / Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel GM45 Express / Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM65 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 410 / 774
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2 / 2.0
Processing die size:107 / 296 / 81
Processor:i3-330M / I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / i5-540M / I7-2630QM / i7-720QM / I7-740QM / P6000 / P6100 / P6200 / T3500
Processor boost frequency:2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 2.93 / 2.933 / 3.07
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 1 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield / Penryn / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx / Intel Pentium / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.73 / 1.86 / 2 / 2.1 / 2.13 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor front side bus:1066 / 800
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i3-330M / I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / i5-540M / I7-2630QM / i7-720QM / I7-740QM / P6000 / P6100 / P6200 / T3500
Processor Number:I3-330M/I5-430M
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor T3000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series / Intel Pentium P6000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1288 / BGA956 / PGA988 / Socket 478 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:B1 / C2 / D2 / K0 / R0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 4.8 / 5
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 90
Type:Core i3/Core i5

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:No / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32 / 45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:N / Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:42104 / 43122 / 43529 / 43537 / 43544 / 47663 / 49020 / 49022 / 49024 / 49058 / 50175 / 50176 / 50178 / 50179 / 52219 / 52952
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2 / SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes


Technology:DDR3 SDRAM


Cable lock slot:IBM / Kensington / No / Yes
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / HDD, Power on, Supervisor / HDD, Supervisor / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / HDD, Power on, Supervisor / HDD, Supervisor / Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes


Bundled software:Lenovo OneKey Recovery, Lenovo ReadyComm,\nooVoo, Adobe Reader, Windows Live Essential,\nCyberLink YouCam, VeriFace, Lenovo Energy Management Software, Cyberlink Power2Go, Media Show, Lenovo DirectShare, Lenovo SlideNav / Lenovo OneKey Recovery, LenovoReadyComm, ooVoo, Adobe Reader, Windows Live Essential,\nCyberLink YouCam, VeriFace, Lenovo Energy Management Software, Cyberlink Power2Go,\nMedia Show, Lenovo DirectShare, Lenovo SlideNav / Lenovo OneKey Recovery\nLenovo ReadyComm\nooVoo\nAdobe Reader\nWindows Live Essential\nCyberLink YouCam\nVeriFace\nLenovo Energy Management\nCyberlink Power2Go\nMedia Show\nLenovo DirectShare\nLenovo SlideNav / Pentium II 200/MMX/AMD K6 / Power2Go 5.5\nYouCam\nVeriFace 3.6\nReadyComm 5.1.1\nOneKey Rescue System 7.0\nLenovo Energy Management Software 3.x\nWinDVD\nOneKey Theater 2.x\nWindows Live essential / Robin Cook
Drivers included: Yes
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows Vista Home Premium
Trial software:17.5 x 5.55 x 1.25 / McAfee AntivirusMicrosoft Office Professional 2007 / McAfee Antivirus\nMicrosoft Office Professional 2007 / McAfee VirusScan Plus / McAfee VirusScan Plus 2009, Microsoft Office 2010 Ready / McAfee VirusScan Plus, Microsoft Office 2010 / Office Professional 2007\nMcAfee Antivirus


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:4200 / 5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Ultra-ATA/133
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:4200 / 5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Ultra-ATA/133
Number of hard drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:32
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500 / 640 / 750

Technical Details

Power supply type:AC/DC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 9.84
Depth (imperial):10 / 9.83
Height (front):0.681 / 0.787 / 1.37
Height (front) (imperial):0.68 / 0.8
Height (rear):0.681 / 0.98 / 1.3 / 1.37
Height (rear) (imperial):1.3 / 1.37
Weight:5.73 / 5.95
Width:14.6 / 14.8 / 15.2
Width (imperial):14.8 / 15.2