Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 shoehorns touch into an unexciting laptop Video
Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 shoehorns touch into an unexciting laptop Video Transcript
Hi. I'm Scott Stein, and-- I don't know. I wouldn't wanna buy this laptop. I'm sorry. I'm gonna start with that. This is the Lenovo Ideapad Z400 Touch. No offense to Lenovo, but this thing looks like it came out of a time machine. There's nothing technically bad about the specs here. You got a core i5 processor. This has 6 gigs of RAM, 1 terabyte hard drive, which is nice. It is a touch screen so you've got a little 14-inch touch display here but, that's the only thing here that feels modern. This is a big thick laptop. This is called the thin and light laptop on some of the product listings. This is over an inch thick and it weighs over 5 pounds. It does have a DVD drive for those who want one, but this thing is heavy. It's heavy for a regular laptop. You want-- you have ultrabooks out there that are 700 bucks and you have ones that have touch screens-- really good ones that are 800. The price of this sometimes and some listings are 730-ish the starting price on Lenovo's website form of the Core i3 is 599. If you can get one of the really good value, maybe-- but there's nothing in this package a lower resolution 1366x768 display in this model. The keyboard is good. You're talking about a very generic type of laptop that doesn't have super powered processing. It doesn't have any extra graphics capability and, you know, you have an Acer M5 that is thinner than this, very competitively priced and has a graphics options and also you have the Toshiba Satellite UA45T which is a really nicely priced and thin and portable laptop. This Lenovo just feels lost in the middle. Wait a few months and see what comes out over the summer and towards the fall. I think this one is gonna be forgotten sooner than later. I'm Scott Stein and this is a look at the Lenovo Ideapad Z400 Touch.
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Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch Review
The good: Attractively priced for a touch-enabled laptop with a large hard drive, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch doesn’t lack any ports.
The bad: Thick, old-fashioned design; surprisingly heavy, unimpressive keyboard and touch pad.
The bottom line: The budget-friendly Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch is a bulky, heavy commodity touch-screen laptop that doesn’t stand out from the pack.
Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch Specs
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