The Lenovo ThinkPad T560 isn’t particularly thin or lightweight, but its six-cell battery more than doubles the laptop’s endurance. Weighing 5 pounds, this 15-inch business laptop is lighter than its peers such as Dell Latitude E5570 and Toshiba Tecra A50. In the following sections, we review every feature of the T560.
Lenovo ThinkPad T560 – Build Quality:
The ThinkPad series of laptops are known for their extra toughness. The Lenovo ThinkPad T560 lid and deck are made of PPS plastic while the bottom is crafted from glass-fiber-reinforced plastic. Lenovo claims that this machine has passed the MIL-SPEC durability benchmarks for vibration, shocks, dust and extreme temperatures.
CPU, RAM, Graphics, and Storage:
The Lenovo ThinkPad T560 packs some serious specs. The new model will be equipment with Intel Core i5-6300U CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SATA SSD and Intel HD Graphics 520. The machine doesn’t lag even when you have 20 chrome tabs open in one window and a full-HD video playing in another window. On Geekbench 3, the T560 scored a healthy 6,210. The 256GB SATA SSD copies data at a speed of 181.76 MBps which is pretty good. The Intel HD 520 integrated graphics works fine for photo editing, light video editing, and video playback, but if you are planning to play graphics-rich games or do computer animation, you will need a laptop with a discrete graphics processor.
Lenovo ThinkPad T560 – Display and Battery Life:
The 15.6 inch, the non-touch display produces accurate colors and wide viewing angles. The panel’s full-HD resolution allows you to see the finest details on the screen.
Thanks to Lenovo’s Power Bridge technology, the internal 44Wh battery of the T560 is paired to a removable 6-cell (72Wh) or 3-cell (23Wh) unit. When tested with an external 6-cell battery and then with a 3-cell unit, the T560 lasted for 21 hours and 10 hours, respectively. Also, the external batteries can be hot-swapped without turning off the machine.
Software, Warranty, and Price:
The Thinkpad T560 comes with preinstalled Windows 10 and a minimal quantity of bloatware. You get Flipboard, Candy Crush Soda Saga preloaded, in addition to a shortcut tile pointing to the Photoshop Express page in Windows Store. Lenovo provides a one-year standard warranty that covers parts and labor. The company also offers on-site repair, accidental damage protection, and extended warranty for up to five years for an additional cost (plans cost between $19 – $579). The price for this is around $800.
Lenovo ThinkPad T560 – Ports, and Final Verdict:
The new Lenovo ThinkPad T560 is loaded with ports a business user may require, with the exceptions of Thunderbolt 3 and USB Type-C. On the laptop’s, you can find a mini DisplayPort, a Kensington Lock slot and two USB 3.0 ports. The left side houses an SD card reader, an Ethernet port, a smart-card reader, a 3.5-mm audio jack, a USB 3.0 port, and an HDMI-out port.
For those who’re searching for a full-fledged business laptop with a 15-inch screen, the Lenovo ThinkPad 560 is the ultimate option. It has got a sharp display, great keyboard, powerful CPU, and a battery that can be hot-swapped. Its MIL-SPEC-tested chassis is tough enough to withstand many years of heavy usage. Lenovo also provides premium support for its ThinkPad series of laptops.