C560 Touch All-in-Oneby Lenovo

  • C560 Touch All-in-One
  • C560 Touch All-in-One
  • C560 Touch All-in-One
  • C560 Touch All-in-One
  • C560 Touch All-in-One
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VERDICT
Recommended, but seriously flawed. There are probably better alternatives.
73%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The 23-inch 1080p display is bright and attractive.
  • Although it's largely made of plastic--with a metal base--this PC has solid, sturdy construction.
  • A removable panel on the back provides easy access to RAM slots and drive bays, making this PC easier to upgrade than most all-in-ones.

CONS

  • This PC is a bit expensive for its hardware, offering lower-end hardware at a midrange price. It's probably not a good deal unless you find it on sale.
  • Speed isn't the C560's strong point. The base model comes with 4GB of RAM and a 1TB mechanical hard drive--not a solid state drive. It has integrated graphics, so it's not a good gaming PC.
  • The touch screen only supports 5-point touch instead of the standard 10-point touch.
Lenovo's C560 Touch is an all-in-one PC with a 23-inch touch screen. Part of the wave of all-in-one touch-screen PCs released after Microsoft launched Windows 8, the C560 Touch pairs a touch screen with a keyboard, mouse, and standard PC hardware. What you see is what you get--it's a large, thicker-than-usual display with PC hardware packed in the back and Windows 8.1 installed. Lenovo also sells a C560 without the touch screen.
NameC560 Touch All-in-OneXPS 18 (2014)iMac (21.5-inch with Retina 4K display, 2015)Zen AiO Pro Z240ICiMac (21.5-inch, 2014)
ManufacturerLenovoDellAppleAsusApple
Techwalla Score
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List Price$850$1100$1499$1899$1100
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The C560's infrared touch screen allowed us to smoothly perform gestures such as pinching to zoom. However, it only supports 5-finger touch,…

The C560's infrared touch screen allowed us to smoothly perform gestures such as pinching to zoom. However, it only supports 5-finger touch, as opposed to capacitive touch screens, which support up to 10 fingers.

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80%

Though the C560 isn’t exactly an eye-catching looker, it’s surprisingly stout. All the plastics are thick, and the metal stand permits only …

Though the C560 isn’t exactly an eye-catching looker, it’s surprisingly stout. All the plastics are thick, and the metal stand permits only the slightest wobble if the system is nudged. That’s a great trait for a touchscreen PC. You don’t want the display to shimmy every time you poke it.

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77%

It's powered by the not-so-speedy Intel Pentium G3240T processor and only has 4GB of RAM. Most all-in-ones come standard with 8GB.

It's powered by the not-so-speedy Intel Pentium G3240T processor and only has 4GB of RAM. Most all-in-ones come standard with 8GB.

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My only complaints are that the sound is a little tinny and there's occasional lag in programs opening up. I wouldn't buy this for gaming, b…

My only complaints are that the sound is a little tinny and there's occasional lag in programs opening up. I wouldn't buy this for gaming, but as a general purpose option it's been great.

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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 …

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 overall or have a lower price.

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