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It also adds a new feature to the mix in the form of the Medion Fast Boot operating environment, and it includes USB 3. Please share our article, every link counts! They are located on the palmrest itself and are very annoying when the laptop is used in a dark environment. In our rundown test, in which we disable power management, enable Wi-Fi, maximise screen brightness and loop an Xvid-encoded video, the standard Its hard drive speed was average in our tests

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This is a much better result than what the Dell recorded in the same test. Like most notebook screens though, it has poor vertical viewing angles that wreak havoc with the contrast, aklya when watching videos.

A little antenna is shipped with the TV tuner, but it’s only of limited use and probably won’t work in many areas it found Ten and One HD during our testsso you’re better off using a rooftop antenna.

We like this notebook a lot. We recommend it for everyday office work, multimedia work and even if you want an inexpensive media centre—style laptop. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find another notebook on the Australian market that costs so little yet offers so much. You won’t be able to play games with it, nor will you be able to use it while on the road, but as a home computer for everyday office work, schoolwork, and even photo processing and light video editing, it’s perfect.

Running the show for the Akoya E is a 2. One area in which the large Medion laptops always seem to surprise is in their battery life.


The screen has a matte finish, which we like as it is not susceptible to reflections. The integrated Intel HD graphics allow the Akoya to be used for some gaming, and this was shown in 3DMark06 where it recorded a score of Solvusoft’s close relationship with Microsoft as a Gold Certified Partner enables us to provide best-in-class software solutions that are optimized for performance on Windows operating systems.

Cons Number pad lacks a fourth column, too big to lug to work or school.

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We like this notebook a lot. The screen is bright enough for indoor use, but it might not be enough to allow you to view the screen adequately if you use the mecion outdoors on a bright day. Subscription auto-renews at the end of the term Learn more. But overall, it’s well worth considering the latest Akoya if you want a well-featured desktop replacement-style notebook for a low price.

So, details like letters are bigger. We show the least amount of ads whenever possible. The touchpad is a little on the small side for a desktop replacement-sized laptop 40x82cm and it has a texture that can sometimes feel too resistive.

As is expected of a cheap laptop though, there are some drawbacks, and these are mainly to do with its design. Medion’s Akoya E is a 17in notebook with a low price tag but plenty of features.

Medion Akoya E7216 (MD98550) laptop

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more. The number pad is squished though, and we would have liked more space dedicated to it, so that it could have a fourth column of keys.


But if you want a laptop specifically for gaming, then you should consider akya with a more powerful graphics adapter, such as the Dell XPS 15 Lx or MSI GEwhich are more expensive models than the Medion. It’s based on an Intel Core i3 CPU and it’s a large notebook, so it’s not really something you could easily carry to and from work or the office — think of it more as a desktop replacement notebook that’s almost as cheap as a netbook.

Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook. Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook. Medion’s Akoya E MD laptop offers great performance and lots of features for a very competitive price. The keys feel a little too stiff, but overall it’s not a hard keyboard to type on and you get used to it after a while.

The long life is due to the 8-cell battery that ships ,edion the Medion as standard. It’s going on sale in Aldi supermarkets next week.

The Medion’s rpm hard akoyx was sluggish though, recording only Medion Akoya E Average Score: Using the installed OS Switcher software, you can also make Medion Fast Boot the preferred operating system when you switch on the notebook.