Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch: Affordable, Touch-Enabled

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Cinebench & SiSoft SANDRA

We kicked off our testing with some established benchmarks. Cinebench and SiSoft SANDRA are popular tools for measuring the performance of systems and are used by both reviewers and IT personnel.

Cinebench R11.5 64-bit
Content Creation Performance
Based on Maxon Cinema 4D software, this test uses a 3D scene and polygon and texture manipulation to assess GPU and CPU performance.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 touch handled itself well for a mid-range system, even topping other systems in the CPU test by a small margin. 

SiSoft SANDRA 2013
Synthetic General Performance Metrics

We like SiSoftware SANDRA (System Analyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) because its suite of benchmark tools let us get a look at the performance of individual subsystems. We usually run the Processor and Multi-Media tests, as well as a memory test and benchmark that taxes the system’s hard drive and (if available) SSD drive.

SiSoft recently upgraded the SANDRA suite, which means there aren't other laptops for us to compare the Z400 Touch to at this point. Still, the tests are worth a look; SANDRA is a good tool for pinpointing problem components or subsystems, and we don't see any red flags in the Z400's results.

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