14" Full HD 1920x1080 IPS 32GB SSD (eMMC) Windows 10 laptop MEDION AKOYA S4219 - £185.95 @ Medion Shop UK - HotUKDeals
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14" Full HD 1920x1080 IPS 32GB SSD (eMMC) Windows 10 laptop MEDION AKOYA S4219 - £185.95 @ Medion Shop UK

£185.95 @ Medion Shop UK
If you have ever tried looking for a Full HD laptop with an IPS screen you will realise what a great deal this is. Most laptops have useless screens that fade out or invert colours when you tilt them.… Read More
Luke2642 Avatar
7m, 3d agoFound 7 months, 3 days ago
If you have ever tried looking for a Full HD laptop with an IPS screen you will realise what a great deal this is. Most laptops have useless screens that fade out or invert colours when you tilt them. IPS doesn't do that. It's sharp and colour accurate from any angle.

On top of that, it's not just the usual 1366x768... it's FULL HD! 1920x1080! 1080p!!!

The CPU scores a usable 1475 on cpubenchmark, which is better than the older celerons that score under 1000. For comparison, an i3 will score 2500+.

It's only got 32GB solid state storage (eMMC), but there's a hard drive bay to expand! Even with an eMMC (a cheaper version of an SSD) the CPU won't feel so slow, booting up and launching apps will be quicker than an i5 with an old spinning hard drive!
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7m, 3d agoFound 7 months, 3 days ago
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Broadsands
This or a 128GB Surface Pro 4?


A potato

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3 Likes #1
Hot but just note, I don't think it's an SSD. It says it's flash memory so most likely eMMC. This will be significantly slower than any SSD.
#2
I'm seeing £185.95 delivered, not £179. Wasn't there once an option to gain uncharged delivery via accepting a deluge of Medion emails?
2 Likes #3
I don't understand this

Windows 10 Home preinstalled - improved start menu, new features, fast performance, safe and easy making it the ideal system for office, multimedia applications and games of all kinds. Installed on the 128GB SSD - Windows 10 Home starts in seconds!

I thought the HD was 32gb but surely 32gb would only just about cover WIN10 and the other installed software


Edited By: Shaker on Nov 17, 2016 18:02
1 Like #4
Hard drive bay so can add second drive
#5
Shaker
I don't understand this

I thought the HD was 32gb?

I think the 128GiB SSD is deffo a misprint and the "hard drive" is actually just 32GiB eMMC. Can't expect more at this price, wouldn't really call it a laptop as such, maybe netbook or tablet with keyboard?
1 Like #6
Median build quality is extremely poor - especially on the lower end models.. just a heads up as the majority that I have for clients end up being returned with various faults. They use a uk call centre for returns but everything goes back to Germany.. and they have a habit of failing to repair and leaving the end user to then try and sort it with the retailer. You can probably tell I'm not a Medion fan
1 Like #7
freebiehunter
Median build quality is extremely poor - especially on the lower end models.. just a heads up as the majority that I have for clients end up being returned with various faults. They use a uk call centre for returns but everything goes back to Germany.. and they have a habit of failing to repair and leaving the end user to then try and sort it with the retailer. You can probably tell I'm not a Medion fan
My findings as well
1 Like #8
The 128gb eMMC models get 150mb read / 55mb write speeds, presumably this smaller drive will fare worse.
32gb is going to cause issues, major Windows updates may fail due to lack of space as it creates a backup copy for rollbacks.
2 Likes #9
This or a 128GB Surface Pro 4?
9 Likes #10
Broadsands
This or a 128GB Surface Pro 4?


A potato
3 Likes #11
this or the macbook air
3 Likes #12
You folk are hilarious. It's £186 delivered. Find me another laptop with a 14" or bigger IPS Full HD screen for under £500. That's the reason I listed it!!!!

Nearest alternative, £299:

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-510-15-6-laptop-black-10146128-pdt.html?awc=1598_1479409189_a3111808534f2503b662a259c0c8c185&srcid=369&xtor=AL-11&cmpid=aff~HotUKDeals~Communities%20%26%20UGC~47868&istCompanyId=9a35962d-802d-4e67-9721-0a3328ca1f02&istItemId=qqpxmxaa&istBid=t&awid=47868


Edited By: Luke2642 on Nov 17, 2016 19:04: added price
2 Likes #13
Itsabargain69
this or the macbook air

Does macbook air have a full HD ips screen? NOPE. 1440x900. TN Panel. Tilt it and it goes all milky!
1 Like #14
PhoenixRising
Hot but just note, I don't think it's an SSD. It says it's flash memory so most likely eMMC. This will be significantly slower than any SSD.
This would seem to confirm eMMC
https://www.conrad.de/de/medion-akoya-s4219-356-cm-14-zoll-notebook-intel-pentium-2-gb-32-gb-emmc-windows-10-home-1486055.html
1 Like #15
jazzuk777
PhoenixRising
Hot but just note, I don't think it's an SSD. It says it's flash memory so most likely eMMC. This will be significantly slower than any SSD.
This would seem to confirm eMMChttps://www.conrad.de/de/medion-akoya-s4219-356-cm-14-zoll-notebook-intel-pentium-2-gb-32-gb-emmc-windows-10-home-1486055.html

Thanks, title & description updated.
#16
AndyRoyd
I'm seeing £185.95 delivered, not £179. Wasn't there once an option to gain uncharged delivery via accepting a deluge of Medion emails?

Thanks, price updated.
4 Likes #18
Bought this very laptop for the wife about four months ago. Here's the HUKD post I put up...

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/medion-14-laptop-with-1080p-screen-179-medion-shop-2466882

I fitted it with a 500 GB HDD and between it and the 32 GB eMMC, it's been a wonderful little machine. My wife uses it for photo editing and it works a treat. I'd highly recommend this cheap little laptop.

Oh, and all that stuff about Medions being unreliable? All I can say is that my Medion P6620 laptop that I bought from Aldi in 2009 is still in full working order. Have some people had problems? Probably yes but so have people who have bought Dells & Macs and they probably paid a lot more than £185!
#19
Aside from the 32gb emmc the 2gb ram is pretty restrictive. They aren't clear but seems unlikely it'll be upgradeable.
#20
freebiehunter
Median build quality is extremely poor - especially on the lower end models.. just a heads up as the majority that I have for clients end up being returned with various faults. They use a uk call centre for returns but everything goes back to Germany.. and they have a habit of failing to repair and leaving the end user to then try and sort it with the retailer. You can probably tell I'm not a Medion fan


Just had my Lenovo PC that was out of warranty repaired by Medion, sent to Germany so it took about 2 weeks but it was very cheap & it works again. Just thought I'd give everyone evidence of a good review lol
#21
claire7519
freebiehunter
Median build quality is extremely poor - especially on the lower end models.. just a heads up as the majority that I have for clients end up being returned with various faults. They use a uk call centre for returns but everything goes back to Germany.. and they have a habit of failing to repair and leaving the end user to then try and sort it with the retailer. You can probably tell I'm not a Medion fan
Just had my Lenovo PC that was out of warranty repaired by Medion, sent to Germany so it took about 2 weeks but it was very cheap & it works again. Just thought I'd give everyone evidence of a good review lol

That it needed to be repaired doesn't speak glowingly about build quality though.
#22
I've a medium touch screen 15.6" laptop for 18 months and never had a problem with it.
#23
I don't suppose anyone knows if this will take more ram? The description mentions the 2gb being in a slot, so I'm hoping for at least 1 slot in there. 4 or 8gb of ram + an ssd and this would be perfect for me.
#24
I have never seen any laptop where the ram cannot be upgraded. Even with single slot it can have 8gb ram at least. But most laptops have two slots and can have upto 16gb. But the worst part of this laptop is soldered Celeron cpu which cannot be upgraded. Intel basically cripples Celeron cpus to make them cheaper. Over the years I have learned not to buy laptops with soldered cpus as they cannot be upgraded. In a laptop with unsoldered cpu, it is very easy to upgrade cpu to latest processor from ebay as laptops keep on breaking and people salvage parts to sell on eBay and computer exchange etc.
#25
To those folks who were asking about adding more memory to this machine, we're away at the moment so can't definitively check the back of the laptop to see if there's access to the RAM slot. However I seem to recollect watching someone doing exactly this on Youtube (it might have been in German?). In my experience, Medion laptops are usually very easy to work on and are designed with access in mind (unlike my old Dell which was a total pain to upgrade!).

I also see you can buy a 8GB memory module for the S4219 on Amazon. This would suggest that you can do the upgrade. Here's the link...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/memory-Medion-Akoya-S4219-1600MHz/dp/B01LWQ0KUF

https://www.amazon.co.uk/memory-Medion-Akoya-S4219-1600MHz/dp/B01LWQ0KUF
#26
sam_of_london
I have never seen any laptop where the ram cannot be upgraded. Even with single slot it can have 8gb ram at least. But most laptops have two slots and can have upto 16gb. But the worst part of this laptop is soldered Celeron cpu which cannot be upgraded. Intel basically cripples Celeron cpus to make them cheaper. Over the years I have learned not to buy laptops with soldered cpus as they cannot be upgraded. In a laptop with unsoldered cpu, it is very easy to upgrade cpu to latest processor from ebay as laptops keep on breaking and people salvage parts to sell on eBay and computer exchange etc.

Some of the smaller netbook type laptops have soldered RAM and cannot be upgraded, not all but certainly some.
#27
Itsabargain69
this or the macbook air

what? the price of a Macbook Air isn't anywhere close to this.
#28
sam_of_london
I have never seen any laptop where the ram cannot be upgraded. Even with single slot it can have 8gb ram at least. But most laptops have two slots and can have upto 16gb. But the worst part of this laptop is soldered Celeron cpu which cannot be upgraded. Intel basically cripples Celeron cpus to make them cheaper. Over the years I have learned not to buy laptops with soldered cpus as they cannot be upgraded. In a laptop with unsoldered cpu, it is very easy to upgrade cpu to latest processor from ebay as laptops keep on breaking and people salvage parts to sell on eBay and computer exchange etc.

All laptops will come with soldered BGA CPUs now.
#30


Apart from the overheating problems, no ssd slot and fixed ram. If you're happy sorting out the heating issues, it looks good for what it is. (it's on my list of maybes, if I don't push to something more powerful)
#31
If I add a standard 2.5 inch laptop hard drive, can I install and run programmes like Microsoft word and Spotify from it?
#32
Cannyman
If I add a standard 2.5 inch laptop hard drive, can I install and run programmes like Microsoft word and Spotify from it?

The wife has LibreOffice on her's. It seems fast enough. Spotify I can't say for sure but it seems like even the most basic smartphone can handle it so I suspect this laptop would do too.

Regarding the 2 GB being too small, isn't one of the purported advantages of Windows 10 supposed to be that it works fine with less RAM?
#33
Cannyman
If I add a standard 2.5 inch laptop hard drive, can I install and run programmes like Microsoft word and Spotify from it?


I mean can you run programmes from the hard drive or do they need to be installed on the 32 GB eMMC?
#34
Can you run programmes from the HDD or do they only run from eMMC storage?
#35
They can run from the HDD. TBH, the only thing you need on the eMMC/SSD is Windows itself with boots up very quickly.
#36
Joe90_guy
Cannyman
If I add a standard 2.5 inch laptop hard drive, can I install and run programmes like Microsoft word and Spotify from it?

The wife has LibreOffice on her's. It seems fast enough. Spotify I can't say for sure but it seems like even the most basic smartphone can handle it so I suspect this laptop would do too.

Regarding the 2 GB being too small, isn't one of the purported advantages of Windows 10 supposed to be that it works fine with less RAM?


This laptop is dog slow.
#37
For the money I think it's a cracking little laptop! It will do for basic internet browsing, storing photos with an extra HDD... heat from me!
1 Like #38
MBeeching
The 128gb eMMC models get 150mb read / 55mb write speeds, presumably this smaller drive will fare worse.
32gb is going to cause issues, major Windows updates may fail due to lack of space as it creates a backup copy for rollbacks.

I havd an N22 Lenovo chromebook with an emmc and it's quite slow. J mean okay it only has 2gb of ram but I was surprised how slow the emmc was as I expected to be more like an ssd in terms of performance than a hdd.
#39
supermann
I havd an N22 Lenovo chromebook with an emmc and it's quite slow. J mean okay it only has 2gb of ram but I was surprised how slow the emmc was as I expected to be more like an ssd in terms of performance than a hdd.

Yeah it's certainly not quick storage, my mechanical drive has much faster sequentials (200mb read/write).
eMMC storage is similar to USB 3.0 pen drives which cost a tenner.
#40
MBeeching
supermann
I havd an N22 Lenovo chromebook with an emmc and it's quite slow. J mean okay it only has 2gb of ram but I was surprised how slow the emmc was as I expected to be more like an ssd in terms of performance than a hdd.
Yeah it's certainly not quick storage, my mechanical drive has much faster sequentials (200mb read/write).
eMMC storage is similar to USB 3.0 pen drives which cost a tenner.

It is basically the same technology as a USB drive or microSD (single channel, basic controller) but the access latency is lower so it feels snappier much of the time compared to a mechanical disk, especially if you are trying to do simultaneous ops. Definitely wouldn't be my choice of drive though.

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