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Lenovo ThinkPad L560 (20F1 / 20F2)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 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. People really like the performance and screen. The usability and keyboard also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the reliability and size. Some have doubts about the portability.

battery, keyboard, usability, screen, performance


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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Sebastian Bade (

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 (

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: Christopher (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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

Consumer review by: JOE (

Lenovo ThinkPad L560


Quick start up time


Apr, 2016

Product Specifications


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


Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business


Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD / HD Ready
Panel Type:IPS


Discrete graphics adapter: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24


Island-style keyboard: No
Keyboard backlit: No


2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
4G:No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3 / 4
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-6100 series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88180 / 88192 / 88193 / I5-6200U
Processor package size:42


Password protection: Yes


Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional


Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500
SSD form factor:2.5"