The Lenovo C6560 all in one computer review here more or less agrees with the company’s pitch that this slim desktop is one for the entire family. It weighs a mere 14.5 pounds. A difference of 40 odd dollars separates the touch screen model from the non-touch one. Put in the extra cash, and go for the touchscreen version, so that you have redundant connectivity via the keyboard and mouse. Apart from this feature, the specs between the two versions are the identical. The non-touch model will cost you around $649.99, which according to our all in one computer review is a fair ask given that beast comes with an impressive 6 GB DDR3 RAM and a whopping 1024 GB hard drive, which can be bumped up to 2 TB with ease, no tools required. In fact, this modular upgrades approach offered by Lenovo C560 without having to call in for professional help makes this device a good choice for even the most technology-challenged users.
The desktop features an HD screen with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. It is powered by an Intel Core i3 3 GHz processor and runs on Windows 8.1. Rest assured, it is more responsive to your commands than one that features an AMD chip, but you already know that. The touchscreen version uses Optical Touch technology with a 5-finger input. Of course, not as good as a 10-finger input capacitive screen that lets you enjoy on the screen with friends, but then it is still a good thing given that Windows 8.1 depends so heavily on touch input.
The desktop comes with a wired keyboard and mouse. Wireless accompaniments would have been cool, but these are okay too. A neat positive with this machine, as per our all-in-one computer review is the metal stand to which the display is hinged. It is sturdy metal and allows for easy adjustment of viewing angles; height though remains constant. Connectivity freaks won’t be disappointed. In fact, you’re in for a positive treat. There are two USB 3.0 ports on the left, sharing space with a headphone and mic jack. Four USB 2.0 ports on the back. Hardware on the bezel for screen size, brightness, and volume control is desirable and welcome. Use the Lenovo C560 AIO as a standalone gaming screen or connect it your camera with the HDMI port, also at the back. 802.11bgn Wi-Fi connectivity lets you share data and documents easily. Document sharing is also facilitated by the multiformat card reader capable of handling SD and MMC cards.
The speaker bar is situated below the screen on a relatively thick bezel, and if good bass is how you measure an audio experience then you won’t be disappointed here. Tray-load DVDs to burn and play; enjoy with Dolby Advanced Audio. According to this all in one desktop computer review, if you’re requirements are met by a mid-range AIO that promises adequate performance without the high-end gaming experience, then the Lenovo C560 is worth checking out.