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Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch


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For full specifications see the Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch specifications page.

NameLenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch
Processor3rd 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
Screen14“ 1366×768 Widescreen
14” 1600×900 Widescreen
RAMUp to 16GB
HDDUp to 1TB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Network10/100 Ethernet

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorOut of Box
Touch ScreenWorks partially
ScreenOut of Box
HDDOut of Box
Optical DriveOut of Box
Graphics ChipOut of Box works with both nouveau and proprietary Nvidia driver
HDMI OutNot Tested
SoundOut of Box
Bulti-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackNot Tested
Microphone JackNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessDoes not work “SIOCSIFFLAGS: operation not possible due to RF-kill”
BluetoothOut of Box
USBOut of Box
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
Touch PadOut of Box multitouch works out of box
Suspend/ResumeOut 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.


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waihtutpai, 2014/04/16 08:40

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