Lenovo IdeaPad Y560: Entertainment Delight


Touchy Interior

Touchy Interior

Inside the Lenovo IdeaPad Y560, again you'll find some familiarities; well, familiar if you've seen the Y550p before. Otherwise, this will probably be new to you.

When you open up the Lenovo IdeaPad Y560, you'll find the usual glossy screen and like the Y550P, the SlideNav touch-sensitive bar, keyboard and trackpad. The SlideNav allows you to control various aspects of your notebook, including launching files, changing the wallpaper and the more interesting action of locking your computer in a zipping motion. Cool stuff really, but the SlideNav controls are still a tad finicky.

As for the keyboard and trackpad, we didn't find any issues with both, though we do question the placement of the Function key (Fn) as we've seen other 15.6-inch notebooks of a similar category use a more standard layout for most notebooks. There's also no numerical keypad, unlike some multimedia 15.6-inch notebooks in the market. These are minor details nonetheless, but one that may or may not potentially break your decision in getting the IdeaPad Y560.

The SlideNav controls are located on top of the keyboard. Note the lack of a number pad, but you get function keys instead.

The trackpad is pretty responsive and tracked our finger movements pretty well. No complaints here.

9.0
Design
8.5
Features
9
Performance
9
Value
9
Mobility
8
The Good
Solid performance
Good value for money
The Bad
No number pad