Lenovo Thinkpad L560 Review

Designed exclusively for small to medium sized businesses, the Thinkpad L series offers users with durability and enterprise level security at pocket-friendly prices. The 15.6 inch Lenovo Thinkpad L560 goes for an estimated $719. This exceptional notebook comes with an exceedingly comfortable keyboard, MIL-SPEC tested design and a long lasting battery. However, if you are willing to spend a little more cash, then you can be able to get a much lighter laptop. All in all, here are some of the Lenovo Thinkpad L560 key features.

Lenovo Thinkpad L560 front

Lenovo Thinkpad L560 – Design, Security, and Durability:

From the look of things, Lenovo’s trademark design is not going anywhere, anytime soon. The Lenovo Thinkpad has been designed using ABS/PC plastic and follows the same traditional rectangular design used by Lenovo. The iconic Lenovo’s logo has been placed on the notebook’s lid. Opening the notebook’s lid reveals a 1080p display, a red track point, a full keyboard together with a numeric keypad.

The Lenovo L560 comes with security and durability features which will not only keep your hardware safe but also your data. The notebook is MIL-STD tested. Thus it can prevent damage due to shocks, extreme temperatures and vibrations making it ideal for business travel. Regarding security, the Thinkpad L560 features a TPM, whose main function is to protect sensitive data. An optional fingerprint reader is also available for an additional $10.

Lenovo Thinkpad L560 side

Lenovo Thinkpad L560 – Specifications and Performance:

Apart from having high-tech security features, the Lenovo Thinkpad has been concocted with a deep, high-quality keyboard which gives the user a desktop class typing experience. The keyboard has 2.3mm of travel and will require about 57 grams of force to press the keys.With that said, the keyboard features a numeric keypad and a red TrackPoint.

Concocted with a 2.3 GHZ Intel Core i5 processor, 256 GB of Hard Disk space and 8 GB of Ram, the Lenovo ThinkPad L560 is suitable for multi-tasking. This notebook can be used for surfing the internet and doing light tasks. However, integrated Intel HD Graphics 520 it is not ideal for intensive gaming like The Witcher 3 or Metro Last Night.

Lenovo Thinkpad L560 rear

Lenovo Thinkpad L560 – Battery Life:

Just like most Lenovo notebooks, the Lenovo L560 has more than enough battery capacity to last an entire day. This notebook has a battery life of 8 hours and 58 minutes.

Webcam, Software, and Warranty:

The Lenovo ThinkPad L560 features a 720p webcam which is suitable for teleconferencing. Apart from the camera, this notebook also comes with some preinstalled software such as Windows 10, Twitter, candy crash, flip board and soda saga. Additionally, the Lenovo L560 also comes with an added companion which not only runs hardware scans but also provides the user with access to settings and support. The settings and support feature allows users to configure the battery, the audio, camera, display and wireless settings.

Bottom Line:

The new Thinkpad L560 might not be light as most of Lenovo’s expensive notebooks, but its performance, keyboard, long battery life and MIL-SPEC tested chassis makes it an ideal notebook especially for those who may want to save a little bit of cash. If you are not looking for the fanciest specifications out there, then you should most definitely consider the Lenovo Thinkpad L560.