Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch Review

May 10, 2013 by Charles P. Jefferies Reads (31,710)

Conclusion

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch is promising on paper but stumbles a bit too much in real life for us to recommend it. This notebook is held back by its bouncy, rattle-prone keyboard, sloppy touchpad and an anemic, low resolution display. On the bright side the Z400 has reasonable build quality, good overall performance, provides a good touch-enabled Windows 8 experience, runs cool and quiet plus gets satisfactory battery life.

The Z400 Touch is an average value at the $700 price point; “average” is a good term to describe the notebook in general since it really lacks much that could be called unique or innovative. In conclusion we’d have a hard time recommending the Lenovo Z400 Touch at its current price point even if the noted deficiencies were resolved.

Pros:

  • Touch-enabled display w/ Windows 8
  • Good performance
  • Runs cool and quiet

Cons:

  • Horrible keyboard and touchpad
  • Low quality display
  • Average all around


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