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Lenovo G560 0679ALU 15.6-Inch Notebook

by Lenovo

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  • Intel Pentium Processor 2.13GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 320GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics
  • Windows 7 Home Premium, 4 hours Battery Life
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Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1336 x 768 pixels
Processor2.13 GHz Pentium
RAM4 GB DDR3
Memory Speed 1066 MHz
Hard Drive320 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics
Chipset BrandIntel
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Average Battery Life (in hours) 4 hours
Brand NameLenovo
SeriesG560
Item model number0679ALU
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight7.7 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H15 x 9.60 x 1.04 inches
Color Black
Rear Webcam Resolution 0.3 MP
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDVD Super Multi DL
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery Typelithium_ion
Power SourceAC
Voltage230 volts
  
Additional Information
ASINB004FLYN7G
Best Sellers Rank #16,691 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7.8 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJanuary 9, 2011
  
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Product Description

G560 IdeaPad 0679AJU Intel P6200 processor 1066MHz memory, 320G 9.5mm 5400rpm HDD,Non-Intel 1x1 BGN,Rambo Tray in 12.7mm Win7 Home Premium 64bits, Camera 0.3M, 10/100M Ethernet, Black 6Cell 2.2A Battery, MS Office 2010 Starter Edition 4GB 2gb in each socket Memory: 2GB or 4GB std/8GB max/ PC3-8500 1066MHz DDR3, non-parity, dual-channel capable, two 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets: Standard memory in both sockets

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Lenovo G560

AFFORDABLE TECHNOLOGY
The Lenovo® G560 notebook is an affordable notebook that doesn’t compromise on the basics. It delivers outstanding performance for everyday tasks, thanks to the Intel® Pentium® processor, 4GB of memory and spacious storage for images, music and videos. It also features OneKey® Rescue System, a convenient tool which makes data backup and recovery quick and easy. Plus, Lenovo Energy Management 5.0 helps to protect the long-term life of the battery by preventing unnecessary recharges, and uses advanced energy-saving technology to increase time spent away from the wall outlet. All in all, the Lenovo G560 is more than the average affordable notebook. And, it’s from Lenovo, makers of the award-winning ThinkPad®.

Lenovo G560 Notebook Key Features

Key Specifications
  • Intel PentiumIntel® Pentium® P6200 processor
  • Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • 15.6" HD screen (1366x768), 16:9 widescreen
  • 4GB DDR3 memory, 320GB HDD storage
  • Integrated 802.11b/g/n WiFi
  • Integrated DVD reader/writer
  • USB 2.0, eSATA connectors
  • Integrated web camera

GET ENTERTAINED      

  • Stereo speakers
  • Numeric keypad for easier data logging and gaming
  • VeriFace® facial recognition technology—a fun way to log into your PC

REST EASY

  • Designed as a versatile but affordable notebook, built with durability in mind from the makers of ThinkPad
  • Lenovo Energy Management—protects the long-term durability of the battery and uses advanced energy-saving technology to increase time spent between charges
  • OneKey® Rescue System makes data backup and recovery simple so you can spend time on more enjoyable tasks
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VeriFace® Facial Recognition Technology

 

OneKey® Rescue System



VeriFace® facial recognition technology—a fun way to log into your PC.
Your face is your password and software supports multiple users.

  • Login log review — Check who has tried to log into your computer.
  • File encryption/decryption — Encrypt and decrypt sensitive files, using your face as the password.
  • Live detection — Stops unauthorized users from using a photo of the owner to log in. Checks head movement and other characteristics to determine if a real person or a photo. Users can enable/disable the live detection or set the sensitivity level according to their preference.
  • Leave a video message — Unauthorized users can leave a video message for the computer owner to view when they return.
  Onekey Rescue System

OneKey® Rescue System for quick and easy data recovery with antivirus protection. With the touch of a button, users can restore the system and recover valuable data. The OneKey® Rescue System interface allows the user to quickly diagnose where a system corruption occurs, ensuring that recovery is fast and effective. OneKey® Rescue System consists of 3 modules which can be accessed before booting into the OS, or in the case of OneKey® Recovery can also be accessed in Windows® (with limited functionality):

OneKey® Antivirus
Supports Norton Antivirus, runs virus checking before entering operating system.

OneKey® Recovery
Backup and recover system and user data.

System Repair
Automatically repair damage to critical system files.


Lenovo Energy Management

 

Multimedia Features

 

Lenovo Energy Management, our advanced power- and battery-management software (on select models), helps you easily control your notebook's energy usage with a simple interface and a quiet mode for studying or working.

  Multimedia features like a 5-in-1 media card reader, integrated camera, integrated microphone and optical disc drive provide a great multimedia experience at home or on the go.

 

 
     
         

Customer Reviews

You can't beat lenovo for quality in a pc laptop.
calbo1954
I do not use numeric pad, but numeric pad keys are smaller than the alphabet keys.
Aletheia
Overall, it's very solid and I didn't experience any keyboard flex.
Good John

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82 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Edwin Malnick on February 26, 2011
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This is a very nice entry-level laptop! I'd rate it somewhere between 4 and 5 stars - closer to 5.

It has a decent processor and plenty of RAM (4 gigs) to better realize the advantages of 64-bit Windows. I may consider doubling up to 8 gigs in the future.
In my mind, 4 gigs should be the minimum amount of RAM offered with machines using 64-bit OS.

I bought the Lenovo G560 when the price dropped around Presidents Day - The Microsoft store briefly had it for a real steal, but sold out very quickly. Luckily, that price drop influenced other vendors such as Amazon. This review pertains to the G560 at the bargain price I paid. Had I been willing to spend more, I might've gone in a different direction.

I have had this for almost a week now and these are my initial thoughts and observations, in no particular order:

** It seems solidly built, as to be expected from Lenovo.
** The surface of the lid is designed as to not collect fingerprints.
** The display is nice - not too much glare.
** Great to have a numeric keypad!
** I find that I miss the convenience of having a "mute" button for the speakers. No mute button to be found.
** The webcam and microphone performances are sub-par. Not a big deal for me, but for others it might be.
** The G560 runs very cool. I had it compress and process some video for well over an hour and there was little noticeable increase in heat/warmth. The Intel P6200 is going to run a bit slower, but much cooler than a Core i3 processor - I consider that an advantage in an entry-level laptop. The P6200 is plenty fast paired with the ample RAM.
** There are a number of convenient power management options that influence performance and battery life.
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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Good John on March 23, 2011
Pros:
1) Matte skin all around (except the screen), non of that glossy plastic nonsense. Gives it a very solid feel, not cheap (though remove the stickers around the trackpad, even the windows, intel and lenovo experience ones. I feel it looks much better without it and your wrists won't get slippery whilst typing)
2) Full keyboard in a 15.6" laptop (number pad much appreciated)
3) Futureproof amount of RAM.
4) Dual core processor + Intel HD makes multitasking (even Youtube at 720P viewing) a breeze (just be sure you have Chrome installed to reap the benefits)
5) Price.

Cons:
1) Glossy screen, which is unfortunate but expected nowadays
2) Function and ctrl keys are switched on these for some reason. It's a minor annoyance but worth mentioning. Also the number pad on the right is a TAD thin, but I got monster fingers and didn't have much trouble using it. A thin numberpad > no numberpad .
3) Bloatware, but this is only bothersome for the first hour. I recommend CCleaner for the uninstallations and replace McAfee with Microsoft Security Essentials.
4) No HDMI port, which was unfortunate but expected. You still get VGA though and most HDTVs today still support it.
5) Webcam is a lame 0.3 MP. Don't expect much with it and be in a well lit area otherwise you might as well have it off. (Also, the microphone is under the Function and Ctrl key, but it doesn't seem to hinder audio performance much) **UPDATE** The other end can really hear you typing, so unless you are simply looking at the screen and talking and nothing else, I recommend a headset.

Overall, it's very solid and I didn't experience any keyboard flex. Typing on this gives me nostalgic feelings of the Model M IBM Keybord.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Aletheia on May 14, 2011
Few months ago, I received this laptop as a gift from my dear friend. And this is my first 64bit computer. I loved ThinkPad 570 when it came out and I used it well. I always loved IBM/Lenovo products because they make solid and reliable computers. And this is no exception.

[UPDATE 8/29/2012: I have installed Windows 8 RP (Release Preview) and everything works out of the box, including WiFi, hot keys (volume, brightness), and touchpad. Dualbooting with Win 7. Win 8 is much faster and performs better in: productivity, multumedia, web, online movies, and general computing. So do not be afraid to upgrade, if you desire Windows 8]

1. OVERALL QUALITY. [BUILD] The first impression is that the notebook feels solid. It does not feel cheap. From the edges to the center of the notebook, it is built tight and solid. The black plastic does not have the "flex" issue. It is sturdy. [FAN] The fan noise is quiet; you could adjust it through BIOS setting. [PROCESSOR] Intel P6200 is plenty processing power for everyday computing. Sure i3 or i5 will be more powerful, but for an average user like me, P6200 (2 Cores, 2.11 Ghz) is more than enough processing power for MS Office, web browsing, watching online movies, etc.
2. SCREEN. The screen resolution is 1366 x 768, which is sharp and clear enough for this price range. The screen is bright enough (I use 70% of the brightness and it is perfectly fine). The screen however is glossy finish instead of matte. Personally I prefer matte finish over glossy, but nowadays, glossy seems to be the standard. Generally speaking, glossy is better for entertainment and games, because it captures the resolution and the color well. Matte on the other hand, is great for office work and non-entertainment areas, because it is easy on the eyes (non-glare).
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