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Lenovo Ideapad Z560

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and build quality. The design and keyboard are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical views about the portability and resolution. Reviews about the reliability and sound are different.

value for money, keyboard, design, build quality, usability

screen, battery, energy, resolution, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Ideapad Z560 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 Review


The Lenovo Z-series IdeaPad is a budget-friendly multimedia notebook. The Z-series comes in two sizes including a 13.6 and 15.6-inch model, both of which offer unique styling and configurations. We took a look at the 15.6-inch IdeaPad Z560 to see how...

Excellent keyboard and touchpad ; Stylish look and feel ; Very good build quality

So-so battery life ; Low screen contrast

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Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 0914-3YU


Bloatware is a scourge that can drive any laptop down, no matter how good its part. I'm of the mind that manufacturers should show consumers where to download applications, but shouldn't force it upon them right after the first start up. A few of the...

Inexpensive. Fast Core i5 processor. Numeric keypad. Doesn't look like a business laptop

Bloatware. Small battery

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 0914-3YU will hook you up with fast processing speeds and a vast screen for multitasking, but buyer beware of the bloatware.

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Lenovo Ideapad Z560


The speaker system does an exceptionally good job of delivering volume and fidelity. Bass levels were decent, too. The Z560 has an HDMI port and a multimedia card reader, and the DVD burner is as standard as it gets on a laptop. Still, desktop...

Excellent keyboard and navigating experience. ExpressCard slot. Nice speaker system. Affordable. Spacious, 500GB hard drive

Dated look. No other color options. Only 3GB of RAM (every other laptop has 4GB)

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 is a good, fundamental laptop underneath its throwback, lackluster design.


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Lenovo Z560 Review


The Lenovo Z560 is an new mainstream multimedia laptop aimed at the heart of the laptop market. It promises solid performance at a reasonable price, but there are numerous laptops that compete in this same class. Can the Z560 stand out from the crowd?

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Cheap parts-bad customer service-worst repair service.


Hard drive died at 4 months. It took 5 calls to customer service to get it sent to repair. It was moving very slow, and they thought it was software. Reset to factory and it didnt help. Had to call back, they told me to reset it to factory AGAIN ......

Looked like a lot for the money. Lenovo was supposed to be a quality outfit

Cheap parts. Doesnt last

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Amazon review summary for Lenovo Ideapad Z560


alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad Z560 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

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83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LENOVO IDEAPAD Z560 LAPTOP LCD SCREEN 15.6" WXGA HD LED DIODE (SUBSTITUTE REPLACEMENT LCD SCREEN ONLY. NOT A LAPTOP )Lenovo Ideapad Z560 09143ZU 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)

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Very fast exactly what i was expecting it plays most of my games perfectly

as with any laptop it has heating issues but believe it or not i propped it up on bottle caps and that has taken care of most of the problem

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decent laptop


Got what i paid for and wanted. a midlevel laptop. Works great

Needs more memory which I just bought. 4gig is not enough when running Win 7 64 bit. I have 8gigs coming from New egg

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Great Laptop just a few iritations


Great audio, love the keyboard, have had no problems with it so far. nice laptop for price

Battery life is normal for a laptop. My 2 biggest cons about this is the cheap track pad that doesn't respond real well think goodness i use a mouse with it and the mirror glare on the screen drives me crazy but all n all its a good laptop

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great deal, nice feel


Battery life is OK. Charger is small, but that's good. Overall great deal. Lenovo is made by IBM, so the quality should be made to last.

Great deal for the specs included. Beats prices on refurb units from that Texas company that has a good refurb outlet store, but the Lenovo is new. Dual-core i3 2.54GHz is at least as good as a Core2 Duo at that speed. 4GB of RAM is all you need...

Too much bloatware. Had to uninstall a bunch of weird stuff I never heard of. Definitely remove the "Oasis2 service" which is spyware reporting your usage habits to mfrs. The power cord jack is getting a bit loose, so I hope it doesn't break

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:5 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce 310M / GeForce G 310M


Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM55 / Unknown
Processor:CORE I3 / CORE I5 / Core™ i3
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-350M / I5-450M