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Lenovo IdeaPad Y560

Lenovo IdeaPad Y560
alaScore 86

774 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 774 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the battery and performance. The keyboard and screen are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the resolution and touchpad.

value for money, screen, keyboard, performance, battery

touchpad, resolution

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 774 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad Y560

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 70 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, keyboard, performance, screen, build quality

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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 P6200, 3GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, Card Reader, Windows 7 Home Premium)Lenovo G560 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Pentium Dual Core P6100 2.00GHz, 3GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, Windows 7 Home Premium)

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad Y560

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 340 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

value for money, performance, keyboard, screen, design

touchpad

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo G560 Series 067999U Laptop (Black)Lenovo G560 0679ALU 15.6-Inch NotebookLenovo Ideapad Y560 0646-2EU 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)

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Review Lenovo IdeaPad Y560p-M61G3GE Notebook

 

Inner values. A lot of power for little money is Lenovo's promise

Strong system performance; Good brand name speakers; Built-in DVB-T TV tuner; Big hard disk

Weak display (reflective, low brightness); Poor battery capacity; Prone for fingerprints; No USB 3.0

How a principally good laptop can be degraded by installing a cheap display.

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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...

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Review Lenovo Ideapad G560 Notebook

 

Core competence. What the Extensa is for Acer, the G560 is for Le

Good office performance; Quiet & cool; Low energy consumption; Acceptable battery life; ExpressCard34 for upgrades; Insusceptible case; Number pad

TFT not anti-glare; Low contrast values; Small viewing angle; Touchpad keys

Core i3 for the price. Core 2 Duo or even Celeron/Athlon alternatives are far behind.

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Lenovo Essential 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

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d Review

 

The IdeaPad Y560d is a consumer multimedia notebook featuring a powerful Intel quad-core processor and ATI graphics. The most interesting aspect of this notebook is the 3D-capable screen. Does this feature make the notebook worth extra money? Read our...

Excellent overall performance ; Fantastic speakers ; Good keyboard and touchpad

Low screen resolution ; So-so build quality ; Covered in glossy plastic

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d

 

Lenovo's first 3D notebook adds a new layer of action for a reasonable price.

On its own, the IdeaPad Y560d is a very capable entertainment system. While its screen could be better, it has the chops to play the latest games and belt out tunes through its excellent speakers. As a 3D notebook, the Y560d is considerably less...

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Lenovo G560-0679AKU

 

The full-size keyboard has a chiclet-style layout, with a compact numeric pad, which is common for 15.6-inch laptops. While the keyboard is comfortable to type on, Lenovo has tweaked the layout slightly, swapping the positions of the function key and...

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

Relocated Ctrl key was irritating. Hefty amount of bloatware

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.

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Lenovo Ideapad Y560D

 

There are nuances as to how 3D content is viewed using the polarized method. Compatible games, images, and video content have to be launched within Tridef's proprietary software; it isn't as simple as double-clicking any application and then expecting...

Quad-core processor. A gamer's delight. Fantastic keyboard and user experience

Lackluster battery life. 3D screen has poor viewing angles and lacks proper depth. Runs hot from the left side. Tacky design

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y560D is a competitively priced 3D laptop, but the polarized technology behind the 3D effects aren't as convincing as the active shutter 3D technology seen in other systems.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y560D

 

With the Y560D you can watch movies, play games, and view photos in 3D. While the 3D wasn't overly impressive, the price-to-performance ratio was. This is a solid choice for demanding users on a With the Y560D you can watch movies, play games, and view...

Solid productivity, graphics performance; attractively priced, considering parts; 3D-capable display

Short battery life; narrow LCD viewing angles; no option for Blu-ray

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Lenovo's IdeaPad Y560D 3D Laptop Reviewed

 

We've put the Y560D through our standard benchmarks as well as a suite of 2D/3D tests designed to measure relative image quality. Three-dimensional projection may be one of the laptop's main selling points, but users will still spend the overwhelming...

Good keyboard / trackpad combo ; Great gaming performance ; Solid construction ; JBL speakers impress

Glossy, low-resolution LCD ; Power-hungry processor ; Short battery life ; No Blu-ray option in a 3D laptop

Performance Analysis: The Lenovo Y560D performed well in all our benchmark tests. We were particularly pleased with its game performance—one of the only benefits of a low-resolution panel is the way they can potentially boost framerates by...

Product Specifications

Audio Input

Type:Stereo microphone

Display (Projector)

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

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / IEEE 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / 802.11b/g/n

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

Processor Number:I3-330M/I5-430M
Type:Core i3/Core i5

RAM

Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.