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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. Views about the battery and touchpad are on the whole positive. The design and price also get good reviews. The energy efficiency and portability get critical reviews, while there are mixed comments on the durability and screen.

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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 Reviewers are impressed by the design and screen. The reliability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and portability.

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

Mar, 2018

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

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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

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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

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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

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comparing with other websites,theres slight differ in price


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Jul, 2012

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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

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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

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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

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Lenovo Essential B560 M489BUK


Great laptop does what it says on the box.


Apr, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2


Battery life (max):3 / 4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6


Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Swivel webcam: No


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Netbook / Notebook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display surface:Gloss
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:20
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA HD / Intel HD / Intel HD Graphics / No / NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Windows keys: Yes


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


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates: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:Gigabit Ethernet
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 data rate (max):150
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Display:LCD / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel / NVIDIA
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 100-240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Volume Control:Digital
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:20
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing:Y


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Compatible processor series:Core i5
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):15 / 16 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:i3-370M / I3-380M / I5-460M / I5-480M / i5-540M / P6100 / P6200
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 2.933 / 3.066 / 3.07
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Pentium / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2 / 2.13 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i3-370M / I3-380M / I5-480M / i5-540M / P6100 / P6200
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium P6000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1288 / BGA956 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: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
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43544 / 49020 / 50175 / 50176 / 50178 / 52952
Processor code:SLBUK / SLBUR / SLC22 / SLC26
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Fingerprint reader: Yes


Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / MMC, MS PRO, SD / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500 / 640

Technical Details

Power supply type:AC/DC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.21 / 9.25 / 9.65
Height (front):0.787 / 0.795 / 1.04
Height (rear):1.34 / 1.36 / 1.43
Weight:4.85 / 5.95
Width:13.4 / 15