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Lenovo Ideapad Z560

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 reviews of Lenovo Ideapad Z560. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and usability. The keyboard and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical reviews about the battery. Opinions are divided on the sound.

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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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Ideapad Z560

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad Z560 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the battery and durability. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical comments about the usability and reliability.

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reliability, usability

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Core i5-450M 2.4GHz, 4Gb, 640Gb, DVDRW, WLAN, HDMI, eSATA, Webcam, Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit)Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Core i5-450M 2.4GHz, 4Gb, 640Gb, DVDRW, WLAN, HDMI, eSATA, Webcam, Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Ideapad Z560

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad Z560 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the durability and price. The keyboard and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative reviews about the touchpad. There are some mixed comments about the size.

performance, usability, keyboard, price, durability

touchpad

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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 LAPTOP LCD SCREEN 15.6" WXGA HD LED DIODE (SUBSTITUTE REPLACEMENT LCD SCREEN ONLY. NOT A LAPTOP )

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Natalie Shoemaker (pcmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 0914-3YU

 

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.

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

Bloatware. Small battery.

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Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Kevin O'Brien (NotebookReview.com)

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

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z560

 

There isn't anything glamorous about the Lenovo IdeaPad Z560, but it gives you all the necessities for one low price.

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).

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Aug, 2010

Expert review by: M.S. Smith (brighthub.com)

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?

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (techradar.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 review

 

Great performance and build quality from this excellent mid-range laptop

Powerful performance ; Good graphics power ; Connectivity ; Good screen

Battery life

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 review

 

The Lenovo Z560 (part code M37AFUK) comes with only 2GB of RAM, so SaveOnLaptops.co.uk has created this bundle with 2GB of extra RAM. Even with this upgrade, plus a Core i3 processor, a dedicated graphics chip and a well-built and stylish chassis, the...

This Z560 is a smart laptop, that has a decent selection of features, at a reasonable price.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z560

 

A well-built laptop with great performance, but unless you need 6GB of memory, it's a little too expensive and unbalanced.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Lenovo Z560 review

 

Lenovo has a long-standing pedigree with its ThinkPad range of business laptops, but the more consumer-focused Ideapad range is often overlooked. The Z560 is one of the newest models in the series and features the same solid build quality in a...

A well-built laptop with great performance, but unless you need 6GB of memory, it's a little too expensive and unbalanced.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Paul Monckton (techadvisor.co.uk)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 review

 

Both in terms of looks and sheer build quality, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 is in a different class to any other budget laptop in our round-up.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 offers a well-balanced set of features, performance and battery life put together with impressive build-quality and superior styling for the price.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z560

 

Huge 750GB hard drive ; Fantastic battery life ; Good expansion

Mushy, long-throw mouse buttons ; 100Mb Ethernet only ; 2.4GHz 802.11n only

The Z560 is an extremely good mid-weight laptop, even though it cuts corners on both wired and wireless communications. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending it to those who want a great value, flexible laptop with fantastic build quality.

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Audio system:HD / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:4

Battery

Battery life (max):3.5 / 4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

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

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

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

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
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
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce 310 / NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 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

Keyboard

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

Memory

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

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.1
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11n

Optical Drive

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

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.8 x 9.83 x 1.37
Display:LCD / LED
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 100-240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Package dimensions (WxDxH):14.8 x 9.83 x 1.37

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA 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 outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
L2 cache:3
L3 cache:3
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:I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M
Processor boost frequency:2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8 / 2.933
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 4.8
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8
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 / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
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: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:1.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43529 / 43537 / 49020 / 49022 / 50178 / 50179 / 52952
Processor code:SLBPL / SLBPM / SLBTZ / SLBUK / 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

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington

Software

Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.8 / 9.84
Height:1.38
Height (front):0.681
Height (rear):1.34 / 1.37
Weight:4.85 / 5.69 / 5.73
Width:14.8