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For full specifications see the Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch specifications page.
|Name||Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch|
|Processor||3rd generation Intel Core i7 3632QM processor
3rd generation Intel Core i7 3612QM processor
3rd generation Intel Core i7 3520M processor
3rd generation Intel Core i5 3360M processor
3rd generation Intel Core i5 3320M processor
3rd generation Intel Core i5 3230M processor
3rd generation Intel Core i5 3210M processor
3rd generation Intel Core i3 3120M processor
3rd generation Intel Core i3 3110M processor
3rd generation Intel Core i3 2370M processor
3rd generation Intel Core i3 2350M processor
Intel Pentium B980 processor
Intel Pentium B950 processor
|Screen||14“ 1366×768 Widescreen
14” 1600×900 Widescreen
|RAM||Up to 16GB|
|HDD||Up to 1TB|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
Intel HD Graphics 4000
|Processor||Out of Box|
|Touch Screen||Works partially|
|Screen||Out of Box|
|HDD||Out of Box|
|Optical Drive||Out of Box|
|Graphics Chip||Out of Box||works with both nouveau and proprietary Nvidia driver|
|HDMI Out||Not Tested|
|Sound||Out of Box|
|Bulti-in Microphone||Not Tested|
|Headphone Jack||Not Tested|
|Microphone Jack||Not Tested|
|Wireless||Does not work||“SIOCSIFFLAGS: operation not possible due to RF-kill”|
|Bluetooth||Out of Box|
|USB||Out of Box|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|Touch Pad||Out of Box||multitouch works out of box|
|Suspend/Resume||Out of Box|
openSUSE 12.3 distribution works kinda well on this laptop. Wifi and touchscreen do not work out of the box, will investigate it later.
All multimedia buttons work out of box - Screen brightness buttons (F11/F12), Volume buttons (F1/F2/F3), etc.
But there is strange behaviour of Fn button itself - it looks like “always pressed”, i.e. I need to press only F2 or F3 to adjust volume or F11/F12 to adjust brightness or F9 to turn the screen off, but I need Fn+Alt+F2 to run command launcher instead of just Alt+F2, and Fn+Alt+F1 to run start menu instead of just Alt+F1. Such behavior persists in OEM Windows 8 too - it could be either Lenovo-specific feature(bug?) or defective notebook. If someone has another Fn button behavior then please drop a note about it.
Update: touchscreen started to work after sleep-resume cycle. No multitouch and no rightclick supported, only single click works.
You can enter a summary of how well the Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch works with Linux here.