All About Lenovo Ideapad Z400 Touch

Best Mid range gaming laptop, Core i5

Price: Rs. 47,990/-

            813 US$ (approx.)

Everything is right about it except for its weight. Have 50k in pocket and looking for a mid-range gaming laptop? Well, Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch is really a smart choice for you. In the configuration section, this touchscreen laptop is powered by Intel® Core™ i5-3230M processor clocked at 2.6GHz with 4GB DDR3 RAM and 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT635M. Addition of 1TB HDD makes the configuration section altogether an ultimate one.

This 14-inch laptop comes with Windows 8 (64-bit) and you’ll be eligible to upgrade to Windows 8.1 for free. Maximum resolution support is of 1366 x 768 pixels where the touchscreen respond well. 3 Mb of L3 cache makes multi-tasking a pleasure in this laptop. Windows 8 with Core i5 and 4GB RAM provides a good response. Gaming laptop without the discussion of its GPU is like HULK not coming out of Dr. Banner. Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch has a dedicated Graphics Processing Unit. 2GB of NVIDIA GeForce GT635M is a great performer. When tested with top graphics games of 2013 (namely Grid 2 and Tomb Raider 2013), the machine responded well even at full resolution of 1366 x 768 with high quality graphics settings. (It is advisable to put least things possible at the start-up; even if you are having core i7, the system will slow down due to accumulation of various applications at the start-up.)

Awesome Lenovo laptop with Windows

This machine is unexpectedly heavy. Another drawback of the machine is its battery backup. Battery lasts only for 96 minutes in common use. On these criteria, HP Pavilion m4-1003tx wins the race. But the Pavilion m4-1003tx heats up quickly when compared to Z400. The gaming performances of both the laptops are almost same. You might find the placement of Page up and Page Dn, Home and end key annoying in Z400. The touchpad response of Z400 is slightly better than m4-1003tx. Overall, it is very difficult to figure the best option from these two.

Special Features of Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch at a glance:

1)      14-inch LCD (1366 x 768) with touch-screen

2)      Intel® Core™ i5 processor

3)      2GB Nvidia GeForce GT635M GPU

4)      4GB DDR3 RAM

5)      1 TB HDD

6)      64-bit Windows 8

7)      3 USB ports with 1 HDMI, memory card slot and optical drive.