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Lenovo Ideapad Z560

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 reviews of Lenovo Ideapad Z560. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and usability. The keyboard and price are also appreciated, but there are some negative comments about the battery. The sound and screen get mixed opinions.

performance, price, keyboard, usability, durability

battery

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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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Ideapad Z560

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 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 Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the battery and durability are overall positive. The price and performance are also appreciated. There are some negative reviews about the usability and reliability.

performance, price, durability, battery

reliability, usability

69% 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)

Sep, 2016

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 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the durability and price. The keyboard and usability also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the size. There are some negative reviews about the touchpad.

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 )

Sep, 2016

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: (pcmag.com)

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.

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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.

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 (pcadvisor.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

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3

Display

Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2

Processor

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 type:Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel�� Small Business Advantage (Intel�� SBA): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:43529 / 43537 / 49020 / 49022 / 50178 / 50179 / 52952
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28