Monday, March 27, 2017

Lenovo Thinkpad T560

   The Lenovo Thinkpad T560 is one of the best business laptops that is out in the market. There are several reasons why this laptop is outstanding. It was built with a lot strength ( the body is durable ). It delivers strong performance and it has a very responsive keyboard. The configuration on this article will cost $1,290 dollars and it standard model cost $810. These are the specifications of the model described herein: The Operating system is Windows 10 Pro and the processor is a Core 15-6300U. The RAM is 8GB and it can be upgraded to 32GB. It has 256GB of SSD. The display measurement is 15.6 inches. It has a full HD resolution ( 1920 x 1080 ).  This laptop has a a 128MB video memory. It carries an 802.11 b/g/n/ ac WI-FI Intel Dual Band Wireless- AC 8260 model. This laptop comes with a touchpad that measures 3.9 x 2.2 inches. The size of this laptop is 14.98 x 10.16 x 0.88 inches. The weight will depend on your battery size. If you opt for a 3 cell battery, your laptop will weigh 4.8 pounds. A 6 cell battery will increase it’s weight to 5.2 pounds
     Lenovo does not change colors and sticks to the same black color like it’s previous predecessors . You can find a bright red color because of it’s status light and trackpoint nub. This laptop is not light and you can check the specifications on the first paragraph. I personally would advise users to get the 6 cell battery because it increases the staying power of this laptop. The Lenovo Thinkpad T560 was constructed from polypphenylene sulfide on it’s lid and deck. The bottom is made glass-fiber-reinforced plastic bottom. According To Lenovo, this particular laptop has gone through the MIL-SPEC durability benchmark tests for very high temperatures, shocks, dust and vibrations. This particular laptop according to Lenovo passed all of these tests. The Lenovo Thinkpad T560 comes with a Trusted Platform Module ( TPM ). It keeps your hard drive and Bios pass word protected. This is only available if you choose the i5 -6300U processor or higher. The Lenovo Thinkpad T560 has a spill resistant keyboard. The keys are nicely curved and it allows ample travel time. The keyboard has shortcut keys for the calculator app, web browser, file explorer and screen lock. It has a track pointing stick just in between the G and H keys. The nub allows you to navigate precisely. It is also useful for highlighting, clicking on a really small icon. I still prefer using the 3.9 x 2.2- inch buttonless touchpad. The touchpad is so nice to use because there are no drawbacks to it. The Lenovo Thinkpad T560 Full HD non-touch display on this configuration has wide viewing angles and precise colors. This display delivers a tolerable 71% of color gamut. It is still below the category average of 89%. You can purchase also other models that come with a 1920 x 1080 touch screen panel, a 1336 x 768 non-touch standard model and 2880 x 1620 non-touch display panel. The audio speakers are just rightly tuned for listening and enjoying a bit of music. The 720p webcam is at level with those of other business laptops.
   The Lenovo Thinkpad T560 has several ports. On the laptop’s right side you will find 2 USB 3.0 ports, a miniDisplay port and a Kensington lock slot. On the left side you will find you will find a smart card reader, an Ethernet port, an SD card reader, a 3.5mm audio jack, an HDMI-out port and a 3rd USB 3.0 connector. The configuration mentioned here delivers a very good performance and it can do much more than just productivity and multitasking. On the Geekbench 3 test that measures overall performance, this laptop had a score of 6,210 points, a bit below the category average of 7,265 points. This particular model was able copy 4.97GB of mixed media files having a rate of 181.76 MBps. It is much faster than the category rate of 130MBps.The 6 cell Battery is a $15 dollar option but it can last for at least twenty hours .Using a 3 cell battery will bring it down to 10.hours and that is still laptop category average of 6 hours and thirteen minutes. This is a good laptop to acquire but it is not suitable for gaming purposes. This laptop was released in 2016 and it might cause a bit cheaper now.

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