Pros

  • Great backlit keyboard
  • Very good touchscreen
  • Solid construction

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Chintzy network connectivity options
  • Poor battery life

At A Glance

If you tend to be rough on your gear, Lenovo’s IdeaPad Z400 is among your best choices in laptops priced $650 or less.

Manufacturer’s Description

The IdeaPad Z400 Touch laptop changes the way you interact with your notebook PC. Equipped with a 10-point multitouch display, the 14" Z400 Touch lets you operate your PC by making intuitive gestures on your laptop's screen.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.lenovo.com/us

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5-3230M
Processor speed 2600.0 MHz
Number of Cores 2.0
Display
Display size 14.0 inches
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel HD Graphics
Storage
Drive 1 size 1000.0 GB
Drive 1 type Hard Disk Drive
Drive 1 speed 7200.0 RPM
General Information
UPC Code 887619779875
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0
  • VGA
Wireless connection
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • Bluetooth
Memory
Memory size 6.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 13.58 inches
Depth 1.14 inches
Height 9.6 inches
Weight 5.29 pounds
Optical Drive
Included Drives DVD Drive
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Home
Other Features
Devices
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Touchpad (Multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 132.0
Worldbench Version 8.1
Battery
Battery Life 3:37   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 24.4   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 1000.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Peacekeeper 2573.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 1391.0   score (higher is better)
File Compression 191.4   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 250.2   seconds (lower is better)
Image Editing - GPU Accelerated 311.7   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 166.0   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 247.5   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 4.9   Watt hours
Idle power usage 14.8   Watts
Gaming
3DMark, Ice Storm 34711.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike Extreme 164.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Cloud Gate 3072.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike 366.0   score (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1024x768 36.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 1024x768 14.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Low Quality, 1024x768 18.4   Frames per second (higher is better)