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Lenovo Ideapad Z560

alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and build quality are overall positive. The performance and keyboard also get good comments. The resolution and battery get critical reviews. Opinions are divided on the screen.

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

battery, resolution

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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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Ideapad Z560

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 15 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad Z560 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

keyboard, value for money, battery, build quality

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 (Core i3-350M 2.26GHz, 2Gb, 320Gb, DVDRW, WLAN, HDMI, eSATA, Webcam, Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit)

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Ideapad Z560

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad Z560 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance, keyboard, value for money, screen, usability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

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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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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Z560

 

Build quality isn't up to bullet-proof ThinkPad standards, the IdeaPad's glossy lid feels well up to protecting the TFT panel within. The base and wristrest also prove impressively taut and stiff. Only the area around the DVD writer feels a bit creaky:...

A quality consumer laptop with some novel multimedia features, and reasonably priced too

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

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
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

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

Processor

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
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