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Lenovo B560

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 reviews of Lenovo B560. 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 battery and touchpad are generally positive. The design and price are also appreciated. There are some less positive views about the energy efficiency and portability. Reviews about the durability and screen are mixed.

performance, price, design, touchpad, battery

portability, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo B560 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Lenovo B560 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People really like the design and screen. The reliability and performance also get good feedback. The energy efficiency and portability get less positive reviews.

price, performance, reliability, screen, design

portability, energy

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: (

Review Lenovo B560 Notebook


Essential. Office bargain hunters prick up their ears when Nvidia's Optimus is offered along with a graphics card for 399 euros. This is also the reason for our review of Lenovo's Essential B series. Performance for money champion or snail-paced runner?

Office performance, Quiet & cool, Low power consumption, Feasible battery life, Resistant case, Fingerprint reader & eSATA, Number pad, Good key drop and pressure point, Good touchpad haptics, The ribbed texture on the surfaces is pleasant to handle....

TFT not AR treated, Low contrasts, Narrow viewing angles, Touchpad keys, Fan pulsates slightly, Number pad's layout, Coiling key bed, An AR coated screen would have made a buying decision a lot easier for many

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (

Lenovo ThinkPad B560 review


Few flaws and strong performance

Good performance ; Build quality ; Portability

Battery life ; Graphics power

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (



Specs for the price ain't bad

This it not the standard I am used to from Lenovo. It's flimsy. There is very noticeable deflection in the keyboard when you press keys. This one doesn't sit flat on a table. It's just flimsy. Comes loaded with crapware. I buy a lot of Lenovo laptops...

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: (

Lenovo Review


This is a nice laptop but needs more memory if you will be doing a lot of labor intensive work. The numeric keypad takes getting use to seeing as the enter key is on the bottom of the keypad instead of the side.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: M Kirankumar (

Excellent model for Software engineers and business persons


One of the excellent model for software engineers becoz it is user friendly laptop. Standard one and for business persons but it's functionality is very good for all kinds. Heat generation is very low becoz they given up to 6 or 7 heat filters in the...

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Ajay sharma (

comparing with other websites,theres slight differ in price


same laptop on this website :

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Alan (

Lenovo Essentials B560 M489BUK


It has a very good feature set which goes beyond what you'd expect from a machine at this price. Software tools are excellent especially automatic back up feature. It has fingerprint recognition, an excellent webcam and very good battery life.

I found it difficult to resize the backup partition of the hard disk - given the size of the supplied hard disks, a partition greater than 18gb would have been useful.

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Lenovo Essentials B560 M489BUK


Easy to use. Great hardware. Fast and efficient. Handles Windows 7 very well.

Battery depletes quickly at low levels. Cursor disappears sometimes.

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Gerry (

Lenovo Essentials B560 M489BUK


battery life is good for a screen this size

fingerprint reader is way too sensitive which means you have to renroll over and over again. missing the good old IBM mouse pointer too

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Tony (

Lenovo Essential B560 M489BUK


Great laptop does what it says on the box.


Apr, 2011

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3


HD type: No


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics


4G: No


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium P6000 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:43544 / 49020 / 50175 / 50176 / 50178 / 50179 / 52952
Processor package size:37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28