Excerpt: Lenovo has, of late, been making some rather impressive laptops in terms of performance. We had the Z580 last year, and Y500 and the Z500 this year. Now, the IdeaPad line-up gets the Z400 with the touchscreen.
Conclusion: Ultimately, it's not that the Z400 Touch is a bad deal; it's just not a dazzling one. It goes back to what we said about workhorses versus thoroughbreds and plain vanilla versus fancy sprinkles: If you like the looks of the Lenovo or have had good experience with the company's service, the Z400 may...
Summary: At just under $600 this is a great deal for the casual gaming businessman. Seriously though, it's a laptop with a touch screen; unless you are a high end gamer, I would seriously consider buying this laptop. It is the best of both worlds.
Pros: Touch Screen:, Performance:, Aesthetics and Build:, Audio Quality:
Conclusion: The Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch is a competent but uninspiring laptop-- it happens, even to the brightest of manufacturers. And right now, Lenovo is on top of their game with growing PC sales while other manufacturers are faltering.
Pros: Full Core mobile CPUs rather than ULV, touch screen, backlit keyboard, optical drive.
Excerpt: While jaded tech writers and reviewers have become accustomed to seeing $1,000-plus price tags on laptops, the reality is that the vast majority of the rest of the world’s buyers aren’t ready to pay such lofty prices.
Pros: A price tag is worth 1,000 words, or at least 600 words. Decent styling considering the plastic build. God, it’s so cheap.
Cons: Too many to list: Dim screen, rough build quality, lousy keyboard and clickpad, beastly heavy, insufficient battery life…
Summary: The awkward days of Window 8 laptops without touchscreens aren’t behind us just yet, but the end is in sight. It’s easy enough to resist touching the Start screen on a desktop PC, but when a laptop display is inches from your fingers, if you're anything like us, your instinct is to reach out and...
Excerpt: Though the average laptop price hovers around $500, most touch-screen systems cost quite a bit more. At just $599, Lenovo's 14-inch IdeaPad Z400 Touch provides a solid Windows 8 experience, complete with a 10-finger touch display, strong mainstream performance and a large 1TB hard drive.
Summary: A desktop PC's monitor is inconvenient to use for touchscreen input, but Windows 8 brings a whole lot of touch-enabled goodness with it. If you are looking for something to replace your desktop, the Lenovo Ideapad Z400 Touch is a worthy contender.
Summary: The new Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 might not be a portable notebook, but it does offer a responsive Windows 8 touch experience and massive HDD for quite a negotiable price; though it lacks any unique features that might make it different from the rest.
Pros: Responsive touch screen , Long battery life , Fast overall performance , Good selection of I/O ports , Optical drive
Cons: Heavy , keyboard flex issue , Low quality display