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Lenovo ThinkPad L560 (20F1 / 20F2)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad L560 (20F1 / 20F2). 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 really like the performance and screen. The usability and keyboard also get good views, but many are less positive about the portability. The reliability and size get mixed reviews.

battery, keyboard, usability, screen, performance

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad L560 (20F1 / 20F2) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Sebastian Bade (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad L560 (Core i5, HDD) Notebook Review

 

Familiar design - new technology? At long last, Lenovo has refreshed the entry-level ThinkPad and equipped the business notebook with an up-to-date Intel processor from the Skylake series. Despite a price of well under 1000 Euros (~$1111), it is...

low power consumption ; good battery runtimes ; free M.2 slot ; maintenance hatch ; docking port ; many security options ; display with wide viewing angles ; battery can be easily replaced ; very quiet system noise ; price policy

moderate display brightness ; poor color coverage ; case should be more stable ; no SSD ; no keyboard light

The Lenovo ThinkPad L560 is a worthy successor to theThinkPad L540. In using more frugal ULV processors, Lenovo has done everything right in this device. The lower power consumption is reflected in good battery runtimes. The aggressive price of less...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Andrew E. Freedman (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad L560 Review

 

Designed for small-to-medium-size businesses, Lenovo's ThinkPad L series of laptops offers enterprise-level security and durability at a more affordable price than the company's other laptops. The 15.6-inch member of this lineup, the ThinkPad L560,...

MIL-SPEC tested; Deep key travel; Long battery life

Muted display; Muddled speakers

The ThinkPad L560 offers long battery life and deep key travel, but its display and speakers leave something to be desired.

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: Phil (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad L560

 

Really good set up, so simple, relatively quick start up and robust build. Great for business use

No HDMI Port

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Christopher (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad L560

 

Good keyboard layout with full numeric keypad and good large screen.

It's taking a bit to get used to the touch pad with the buttons at the top when I'm used to them at the bottom but I'm sure I'll get there.

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: Michael (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad L560

 

I like the trackpoint (alternative to the touchpad) - indeed this was one of the reasons for buying the Thinkpad. The machine loads/launches very quickly. And in use it is virtually silent! The screen clarity and colour rendition is excellent.

The close-fitting lid can make the machine difficult to open on a desktop. Becasuse of the separate numberpad, the 'standard' keypad, trackpoint etc are offset to the left - awkward to get used to. Unlike my previous Toshiba Tecra, there's no visible...

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: Andrew (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad L560

 

As per most lenovo laptops build quality is excellent.

lack of restore media to reset to factory settings is a pain in the rear.

Feb, 2017

Consumer review by: Peter (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad L560

 

I bought this laptop because it's a full size one and not a super-slim one, which I understand will make it more reliable. It has a user-replaceable battery and a removable panel on the bottom to access various things, and also a CD/DVD drive. Many...

I don't use the trackpoint - I didn't buy the laptop for that. I'm surprised at how accurately you can control it, though, so it does work! The CD/DVD drawer is a litle flimsy - hardly military-spec, that part!It's OK but don't be rough with it!

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: ROBERT (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad L560

 

Beautiful design Look forward to using it for a number of years.

I miss an instruction manual would be useful to have

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: David (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad L560

 

Build quality and design Lots of customisation options With SSD the performance is enough to have a copy of our website running at the same time as an IDE and a browser

Unlike the L460, didn't have the extended battery option

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Nichola (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad L560

 

Keyboard, the main reason i looked at lenovo after using these laptops for work, the keyboard is so much more comfortable to use for typing my coursework. Also the windows 7 pro as i am not a fan of windows 10, was good to have the option to stick with...

A bit slow starting up and also closing down when doing all of the updates but i guess that depends on the specifications when you purchase.

May, 2016
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 2

Battery

Battery Capacity:48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):11.2 / 7
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 0.92 / 1
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Certification:GreenGuard / GREENGUARD, MIL-STD-810G / MIL-STD-810G, GREENGUARD
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), Plastic, Polycarbonate / Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), Polycarbonate
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):350:1 / 600:1
Display brightness:220 / 250
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 32
Maximum Resolution:3840 x 2160
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:1916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 520 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard:N
Keyboard backlit:N
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:No / Yes
3G standards:DC-HSPA+,HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS / HSPA,WCDMA
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
SIM card support: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac
WWAN: Yes

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio

Packaging Data

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

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Microphone in: No
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3 / 4
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45

Processor

Bus type:Opi / QPI
Chipset:Intel SoC
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i3-6100U / i5-6200U / i5-6300U / i7-6600U
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 3 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor cores:2
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-6xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4 / 2.6
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i3-6100U / i5-6200U / i5-6300U / i7-6600U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-6100 series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1356 / FCBGA1356 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1
System bus data transfer rate:4
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88180 / 88190 / 88192 / 88193
Processor code:SR2EU / SR2EY / SR2F0 / SR2F1
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS, HDD, Power on, Supervisor, User / HDD, Power on / HDD, Power on, Supervisor / HDD, Power on, Supervisor, User / Y
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Power on, Supervisor, User / HDD, Power on / HDD, Power on, Supervisor / HDD, Power on, Supervisor, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro / Windows 7 Professional
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDIO, SDXC / MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5200 / 5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5 / 3.5
Hard drive speed:5200 / 5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA III
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 180 / 192 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:2.5"
Storage media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 180 / 192 / 256 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10
Height (front):1.09
Height (rear):1.21
Weight:5.25
Width:14.8