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.
- Touch-enabled display w/ Windows 8
- Good performance
- Runs cool and quiet
- Horrible keyboard and touchpad
- Low quality display
- Average all around