We show the least amount of ads whenever possible. The first generation Core i3-based E recorded a time of 3hr 1min in the same test, and the Second Generation Core i3-based Dell 15R recorded 3hr 33min. Its speakers are relatively loud, but their quality isn’t great, so you should definitely plug in some speakers if you want serious sound. 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. Stay up to date with the latest news, reviews and features. We wish it had either dimmer LEDs or that the existing LEDs were placed at the front of the chassis and didn’t direct light upward.

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It was a fraction slower in the Blender and iTunes tests than the Dell, but its transcoding time was 2min quicker than the Dell.

As a Gold Certified Independent Software Vendor ISVSolvusoft is able to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction through delivering top-level software and service 7e216, which have been subject to a rigourous and continually-audited approval process by Microsoft. We recommend it for everyday office work, multimedia work and even if you want an inexpensive media centre—style laptop. It feels reasonably solid for a cheap laptop, although some creaking is noticeable at times when pressure is put on the right palm rest.

Medion’s Akoya E is a 17in notebook with a low price tag but plenty of features. The keyboard has full-sized keys and it includes a number pad, although its keys are smaller and its layout is a little awkward for example, the right arrow key is located under the 1 key and the 0 key is wholly under the 2 key.

Medion Akoya E (MD) laptop Specifications – Notebooks – All Purpose – PC World Australia

Above the keyboard is a set of built-in speakers, but they aren’t loud and so are not much good for comfortably listening to music or watching videos. Good Gear Guide We like this notebook a lot. Its plastic base feels quite solid and you can hold it from its edges without it bending. But this is a minor quibble unless you want to purchase the Medion specifically for its number pad.


Using the installed OS Switcher software, you can also make Medion Fast Boot the preferred operating system when you switch on the notebook. It recorded in 3DMark06, which is a better result than the previous Akoya thanks to the faster Core iM CPU, but it won’t allow you to play games that have complex graphics. It’s going on sale in Aldi supermarkets next week. One area in which the large Medion laptops always seem to surprise is in cajera battery life.

Microsoft Gold Certified Csmera Recognized for best-in-class capabilities as an ISV Independent Software Vendor Solvusoft is recognized by Microsoft as a leading Independent Software Vendor, achieving the highest level of completence and excellence in software development.

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 Downloads: Cons Number pad lacks a fourth column, too big to lug to work or school. It will be on sale at Aldi supermarkets from 5 May The laptop’s large dimensions allow it to fit a full-sized keyboard and a number pad, and the palm rest is very spacious at around 10cm. We had no problems typing on the Medion’s keyboard, but the three-column number pad proved to be a little frustrating.


The long life is due to the 8-cell battery that ships with the Medion as standard. The keyboard is quite solid and comfortable to type on, but it does make a slight rattling noise. It will depend on how akpya your lap is of course — if you’re petite, then you might struggle. 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. It has a 97x54mm multitouch touchpad that supports gestures.


The Medion Akoya E MD is the company’s first Second Generation Intel Core i3-based laptop formerly codenamed Sandy Bridgeand as has been the case mediin most Skoya products that we’ve seen over the years, it continues to offer good value for money.

The touchpad is the same material as the palm rest and while it’s big and comfortable to use for the most part, we found it medkon be a little sticky and unresponsive at times during our tests. Its hard drive speed was average in our tests In our rundown test, in which we disable power management, enable Wi-Fi, maximise screen brightness and loop an Xvid-encoded video, the standard The only thing it can’t do well is run the latest games. Its speakers are relatively loud, but their quality isn’t great, so you should definitely plug in some speakers if you want serious sound.

The screen kedion bright enough for indoor use, but it might not be enough to allow you to view the screen adequately if you use the notebook outdoors on a bright day. As is expected of a cheap laptop though, medioj are some drawbacks, and these are mainly to do with its design.

In multicultural Australia, the opportunity for home cooks to expand their culinary horizons is too tempting to resist. However, its 3DMark06 score of shows that its graphics performance is weak, which akooya you won’t be able to use it for playing the latest games. From left to right: Cons Doesn’t look great, touchpad sometimes sticky, keyboard’s number pad is squished.