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. You get the feel of a tablet and a keyboard, only it is more powerful and can do more things. There is the downside of the battery however, which does not last as long as some of the other laptops out there.
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Summary: The new IdeaPad Z400 Touch gets the expected upgrade - the touchscreen. The machine has been given an uncanny resemblance to the IdeaPad U-series ultrabooks. The performance is good, and the fairly powerful graphics can handle quite a bit of the fun stuff. However, all this excitement is tempered by the poor battery life. For around this price point, the HP Pavilion m4-1003tx seems to be the better deal.
Conclusion: Performance Summary: A mid-range laptop should handle typical media consumption and office productivity chores without any trouble at all. That’s why you’re paying a little more than you would for an entry level system, but not shelling out for a high-end rig: you want it to handle the basics with ease. You’ll push the limits of a mid-range system when you try to do heavy lifting, whether in the form of graphically intense games or serious CAD or video-editing work.