Lenovo Essential G560 Attributes
The Essential G560 is Lenovo’s entry-level 15.6-inch 720p (1366×768) sleek panel with LED backlighting notebook, measuring 14.8” (L) x 9.8” (D) x 0.7~1.4” (H) and a full-scale keyboard with a separate number pad. It supports an Intel Core i3-330M dual-core processor (2.13GHz, 3MB L3 cache, 2.5GT/s QPI, 35W TDP), 4GB DDR3-1066 dual-channel RAM (2x2GB), 320GB 5400RPM Western Digital hard drive (WD3200BEVT) and a Broadcom 802.11n wireless LAN card.
Lenovo Essential G560 is designed for Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit composing of Intel HM55 chipset, 6-cell Li-ion battery (11.1V, 48Wh), DVD burner (Optiarc DVD RW AD-7585H), and an Integrated Intel High Definition graphics with shared video memory. A machine that just weighs 5.73 lbs. provides a 1 year limited warranty and a preliminary price of about $600.
Construct and Design
The Lenovo Essential G560 presents a simple striking exterior with an inlaid palm rest with painted aluminum, which senses cool to touch. The G560 is quite thin almost 1.3” and light weight just under 6 lbs. given its 15.6” screen. Despite its all-plastic construction, the G560 gets A in rating. The areas adjacent the keyboard and palm rest have fine hold up and do not bend, even under anomalous pressure. The plastic employed has reasonable quality; it is solid enough not to feel brittle but cannot be classified as durable. Unlike the framework, the lid is enclosed with smooth sleek plastic that draws dust and fingerprints as well.
Screen and Speakers
The G560 persists of 15.6-inch screen with a resolution of 720p (1366×768) and LED backlighting feature which is the barely available screen. As its sleek mirror surface facilitates colors stand out and enhances sharpness, it moreover works as a mirror, particularly when light sources are present at the rear. It has a low contrast ratio of 150:1 and deficiency in sharpness. Its viewable angle is about 20 degrees right or left, up or down off-center prior to significant color inversion.
The Lenovo Essential G560 contains 2 stereo speakers on top of the keyboard. They in fact produces better sound performance, clanging and without a great deal bass though fairly functional for informal listening. The touch-facilitated volume buttons over the keyboard function is fine.
Touchpad and Keyboard
Touchpad’s meekly-shaped surface is a certainty to work with damp or dried up fingers. It is also suitably-dimensioned for a 15.6” panel. Its usability is somewhat questionable only with approximately 50% intended clicks are in fact registered, which is rather exasperating. It is devoid of any devoted touchpad buttons as well.
The Lenovo Essential G560 contains a full-scale keyboard having separate numeric keypad. One of the striking features of this notebook is its keyboard; it has a solid touch and is enjoyable to type on. Even in considerable pressure there is modest flex. The keys are fairly communicative with gratitude to the just-right travel (the spaces between pushed and un-pushed points) and sensible actuation power (the quantity of pressure required to depress a key), both these features leads to precision.
TheLenovo Essential G560 consist an imposing quantity of ports for a reasonable budget notebook. It comprises e-SATA for rapid links to external hard drives and HDMI, which is helpful in connecting to HDTVs.
It consist of ExpressCard/34 as well, which can be employed for affix cards similar to USB 3.0 adapters. Every picture depiction is left to right.