Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 Review
| Quick Specification
|Processor||Option of i3-380M or i5-480M|
|Hard Drive||500 GB|
|Screen||15.6 inch 1366 x 768 resolution
Graphics by Intel HD
|Others||Bluetooth, Wifi, 1.3 MP Webcam|
| Pros Cons and Bottom Line
|Pros||– Lenovo Brand
– Option of selecting right processor
||– Slightly Expensive
– Graphics Engine not good enough for gaming.
|Bottomlline||The Lenovo’s notebooks seem expensive for new purchases. Newer Sandy Bridge processors are more cost effective.
Lenovo has poor shopping experience
| User Reviews and Feedback
||Users generally have good review about the notebook|
The IdeaPad Z560 notebook is on sale at lenovo’s own shopping website. The base model of lenovo i.e Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 – 09143AU which comes with core i3-380M comes for $699.00 at the time of writing the review and the 091446U powered by the Core i5-480M is priced at $849.
The specification of Lenovo Ideapad Z560
The Ideapad Z560 offers processors, ranges from Intel Core i3-350M to Intel core i5-480M processor.
If you plan to purchase it at Lenovo, it will ask you to add options in successive screens. A 2 year basic home warranty is available for $49.00 which may be worth taking if you plan to use the notebook heavily.
The PC personalization option may be done away with as it does not seem to add value. It will also ask you to add several software as option, most of which can be bypassed.
The buying experience is really bad at Lenovo website. It may actually turn away many potential buyers as it walks you through 20 or so screens asking you to add options, most of it you is never neededed.
If you wish to find bargains on notebook, you may like to check latest daily deal to find the best deal.
The RAM it offers ranges from 3GB- 4GB depends on model user choose.
All four models of Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 comes with 15.6” high definition LED backlit display, which offers resolution of 1398*768p in 16:9 format.
All four models comprise of 6 cell li-ion battery and supported by Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR.
These models come with DVD burner.
The sleek and stylish all new Ideapad Z560 comes with contemporary chicklet style keyboard. It also have separate numeric keypad. The whole components are enclosed within cover having metallic outlook.
Other significant features it includes
- User can enjoy Dolby stereo surround sound
- The IdeaPad Z560 comprises of OneKey Theatre feature which allows you toggle between movie to web cruise mode.
- For data recovery it comes with OneKey Rescue 7.0
- It offers face recognition feature with Veriface software.
If you are looking for a budget friendly Laptop or notebook, Lenovo Z560 integrated with enough features which can perform general computing seamlessly. However if you need laptop for gaming purpose then the lenovo Ideapad Z560- 09143BU comes with NVIDIA GeForce 310M will be recommended. Ironically, the models don’t have wifi support only Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 – 09143BU has. This is very uncommon now a days. The lenovo IdeaPad Z560 has one year warranty.