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Lenovo Essential C560

Lenovo Essential C560
alaScore 88

242 reviews

Mar, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 242 reviews of Lenovo Essential C560. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and reliability. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo Essential C560 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 user reviews of Lenovo Essential C560 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Opinions about the size and reliability are overall positive. The design and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, design, reliability, size

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo C560 23-Inch All-in-One Desktop (57329010) BlackLenovo C560 23-Inch All-in-One Desktop (57329010) Black

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Lenovo intros flexible, affordable C560 AIO desktop for CES 2014


With a 23-inch display, easy expandability, and a starting price around $660, this could be your family's next PC.

Expert review by : Brian Westover (

Lenovo C560 Touch


The Lenovo C560 Touch all-in-one desktop is priced like a midrange system, but outfitted like an entry-level PC.

Decent performance. 23-inch full-HD display. Tool-free access to RAM and drive bays.

Optical touch sensor adds bulky bezel. Only supports 5-finger touch. Wired keyboard and mouse. No Blu-ray drive.

Conclusion The Lenovo C560 Touch is an adequate entry-level all-in-one, selling at a midrange price. While performance is pretty good, the feature set is hit-or-miss, and I came away from testing feeling that the system should either offer a bit more...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Lenovo intros flexible, affordable C560 AIO desktop for CES 2014


With a 23-inch display, easy expandability, and a starting price around $660, this could be your family's next PC.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Lenovo intros flexible, affordable C560 AIO desktop for CES 2014


With a 23-inch display, easy expandability, and a starting price around $660, this could be your family's next PC.

Jan, 2014

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Michael Andronico (

Lenovo C560 Touch Review


This family-focused Windows all-in-one delivers a bright display and dependable performance for everyday activities. You'd be hard-pressed to find such a solid performer with this attractive a price tag.

Affordable ; Sleek design ; Bright display ; Excellent audio ; Easy-open rear panel

Weak webcam

The Lenovo C540 Touch boasts a full-HD touch screen, excellent audio quality and solid performance at an affordable price.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : (

Lenovo C560 Touch


The Lenovo C560 Touch is an 23-inch all-in-one touch PC with a 1080p display, 8GB of RAM and a good construction. While we like the build, the exterior isn't anything too special in terms of design and it lacks Bluetooth and and HDMI-input.

Well-constructed, Hard drive and memory user upgradable, 1080p touch screen, Good performance

Glossy display, Exterior is plain and lots of plastic, No HDMI-input or Bluetooth

May, 2014

Consumer review (

My new go to for desktop replacements


I've bought several of these to replace desktops in my offices, I like all-in-ones to remove floor clutter. I spend just a little more getting a 120GB SSD, pop out the HDD, and install Windows 7 on it for my office enivronment

Plenty fast for office environment non glossy screen (which is why I chose this over the touch screen) windows 7 drivers readily available easy access to disk drive and memory

wired keyboard and mouse

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (

Lenovo 4160T


I like the computer. Easy to assemble. Seems to work good so far. Looks nice

I burned maybe 5 dvds. Now it won't burn, nor will it read. The dvd burner looks rather flimsy, but I was hoping it would work.I will probably have to buy an external now.

Mar, 2015

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Would recommend this unit for anyone

Great screen / Easy setup

Don't care for the Windows 8

Dec, 2014

Consumer review (

Great computer


This computer was purchased at work for use in the office. Extremely easy and clean setup up, works silently and very quickly. Only reason it gets 4 eggs and not 5 is because of Windows 8.1, which is the only OS aviable on this system.

EXTREMELY easy to set up and use ; Silent ; Built in Wi-Fi card

Windows 8.1

Jun, 2014

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Advanced Audio / Dolby Advanced Audio v2 / HD
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):No / Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Dolby technologies:Dolby Home Theater
RMS rated power:3 / 6


RoHS compliance: Yes


Colour of product:Black / Silver, White / White


3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Detachable display: No
Display brightness:250
Display diagonal:54.6 / 58.4
Display Resolution:1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Full HD / Not supported
LED Backlight: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:No / Yes


Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 1024 / 2 / 2048
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce 705M / NVIDIA GeForce 800A / NVIDIA GeForce 820M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 705M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 800M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 1.7 / 1.74 / 16 / 2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 350 / 400 / 650
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x152 / 0x412 / 0x416 / 0x41E / 41
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 1600 / 3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 1600 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (VGA):1920 x 1200 / 2880 x 1800
On-board graphics adapter memory:1 / 2
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 2500 / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics 4400 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.0 / 4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)


Internal Memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:DIMM/SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2
Memory slots type:DIMM / SO-DIMM


Built-in Camera: Yes
Camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Total MegaPixels:0.93 / 1
TV tuner integrated:No / Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, DVD
Optical Drive Interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
SmartCard slot: No
Storage drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Bundled software:Windows 8.1 64-bit, Lenovo Rescue System, Lenovo Companion, Lenovo Support, Lenovo Dynamic Brightness, Lenovo Eye Distancing, CyberLink Power DVD, Lenovo Game Portal (touch models only), Lenovo Education Portal, Dolby Advanced Audio, CyberLink YouCam, FilmOn, McAfee LiveSafe (30-day trial), CyberLink Power2Go, Lenovo Cloud Storage, Nitro PDF Reader
Cables included:AC
Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard Included:N / Y
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Manual: Yes
Mouse included:N / Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


BIOS password: Yes
HDD user password: Yes
Placement supported:Horizontal / Vertical
Product Type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 220 - 230
AC adapter power:120
Autonomy mode:No / Yes


64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Bus type:DMI / DMI2 / QPI
Conflict Free processor: Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):23
ECC supported by processor:No / Yes
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1333/1600 / DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.5
Motherboard chipset:Intel H81 / Intel HM81
Number of QPI links:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x8, 2x4, 1x8+2x4 / 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.7 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.5 / 3.6
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor code:SR14E / SR1CA / SR1CG / SR1CL / SR1KA / SR1KU / SR1KV / SR1KW / SR1PG / SR1PH / SR1PJ / SR1PX / SR1QU / SR1S7 / SR1TC
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Celeron G / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel Pentium G
Processor frequency:1.9 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.4 / 3.5
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:G1840T / G3220 / G3220T / G3240T / G3250T / G3260T / I3-4130 / I3-4130T / I3-4150 / I3-4150T / I3-4160T / I3-4170T / I5-3570T / I5-4460T / I5-4570 / I5-4570T / I7-4710HQ / I7-4785T
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor G1000 series for Desktop / Intel Core i3-4100 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-4400 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-4500 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-4700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Pentium G3000 series for Desktop
Processor Socket:BGA1364 / LGA1150 / Socket H2 (LGA 1155) / Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
System bus rate:5
Tcase:66.35 / 66.4 / 69.8 / 72 / 72.72
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45 / 47 / 54 / 54, 53 / 65, 54 / 84

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):No / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):No / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):No / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65521 / 75043 / 75045 / 77480 / 77481 / 77486 / 77487 / 77489 / 77773 / 77774 / 78927 / 80797 / 80814 / 83539 / G1840T / G3260T / I3-4170T / I5-4460T / I7-4710HQ / I7-4785T
Processor code:SR14E / SR1CA / SR1CG / SR1CL / SR1KA / SR1KU / SR1KV / SR1KW / SR1PG / SR1PH / SR1PJ / SR1PX / SR1QU / SR1S7 / SR1TC
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011B / PCG 2013A / PCG 2013C / PCG 2013D


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / WINDOWS 10 HOME / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage drive interface:SATA
Storage Media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:19.6 / 5.3 / 5.6 / 5.7 / 53 / 57 / 57.4
Depth (without stand):5.3
Height :39.7 / 44.4 / 444 / 45.2 / 45.3 / 574
Weight:6 / 6.57 / 6.59 / 6.7 / 8 / 8.01
Width:453 / 49.9 / 5.7 / 56.3 / 56.4 / 564 / 57.4