Lenovo once again delves into the touchscreen notebook arena with the IdeaPad Z Series. The Z Series include the Z400 and Z500 are part of Lenovo’s expansion “into new form factors as we lead the way to the PC+ era” said Vicky Agorrilla, Lenovo Philippines Country General Manager. According to Lenovo, the IdeaPad Z Series notebooks are 25 percent slimmer than its standard notebooks but don’t compromise performance.
Inside both the Z400 and Z500 are roughly the same parts, but the Z400 sports a 14-inch display, while the Z500 sports a 15.6-inch display. Both are powered by 3rd generation Intel Core processors with 4GB of RAM, and a 1TB hard disk drive. Connectivity is available through Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi. It’s got 2x USB 2.0 slots, 1x USB 3.0, a 2-in-1 SD/MMC card reader, DVD writer, 720p HD webcam, HDMI output and a 4-cell battery for roughly 5 hours of juice. The Z Series comes with 2 year warranty and some Lenovo proprietary software.
The IdeaPad Z Series comes in both touch and non-touch variations, but the touchscreen version will be arriving a bit later, around April. For now, Lenovo is locally offering the non-touch versions starting at Php 29,995 for the Z400 while the Z500 starts at Php 37,995. The Z400 is available locally in Dark Chocolate, Peony Pink, and Coral Blue, while the Z500 is available in Dark Chocolate. Once the touchscreen versions arrive, Lenovo will be offering them starting at Php 36,995 for the Intel Core i3 Z400 and Php 41,995 for the Intel Core i5 Z400.
The IdeaPad Z400 are now available in Lenovo Exclusive Stores in three flavors:
- one running on an Intel Core i3 processor without OS with Intel HD Graphics 4000 for Php 29,995
- one running on an Intel Core i3 processor with Windows 8 and a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M 2GB graphics card for Php 33,995.
- one running on an Intel Core i7 processor with Windows 8 and a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M 2GB graphics card for Php 43,995.
While it will only be offering the IdeaPad Z500 running on an Intel Core i5 processor with Windows 8 and a dedicated NVIDIA GeFore GT 635M 2GB graphics card for Php 37,995, available by the end of February.