Medion Akoya E4012 Desktop PC (Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200, 4GB, 320GB, Vista Premium) £199 @ Tesco - HotUKDeals
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Medion Akoya E4012 Desktop PC (Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200, 4GB, 320GB, Vista Premium) £199.00 @ Tesco

£199.00 @ Tesco Direct
CURRENTLY OOS ONLINE, BUT HAVE JUST CALLED MY LOCAL STORE AND THEY HAVE STOCK This Medion Akoya E4102 power desktop PC base unit has a stylish gloss black design. This base unit is fitted with an … Read More
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banned7y, 4m agoFound 7 years, 4 months ago
CURRENTLY OOS ONLINE, BUT HAVE JUST CALLED MY LOCAL STORE AND THEY HAVE STOCK

This Medion Akoya E4102 power desktop PC base unit has a stylish gloss black design. This base unit is fitted with an Intel® Pentium® 2.50 Ghz processor, a 320GB hard drive, 4GB of memory and the Microsoft Windows® Vista Home Premium operating system pre-installed. This Medion PC base unit is powerful and good-looking.

Spotted this as i was looking for an alternative to the aldi deal, which has already sold out
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#1
power for cheap... try and find a Mac this cheap... :)
#2
gonna get hot, and gonna be gone....
banned#3
surahman
gonna get hot, and gonna be gone....



Would say it is unlikly to come back instock online, at this price, But there is stock out there to be had
#4
Was looking great until I read 'Vista'.....

If you can install Windows 7, or even XP then this is a good deal.
banned#5
Faythur
Was looking great until I read 'Vista'.....

If you can install Windows 7, or even XP then this is a good deal.



This system could easily handle either :thumbsup:
#6
Where, pray, is your local store?
banned#7
£$€;7456575
Where, pray, is your local store?


Willenhall, west mids

Should have put that in Op
#8
What graphic is it?
banned#9
If you don't install a 64 bit OS you will only get 3gb of ram to use.
Think before you leap.
#10
i bought this last month and have to say it's great mine can be upgraded to windows 7 for £20 (documentations came with pc to do it at this price) it runs really quiet and comes with a hdmi port so you can connect to your hd monitor if you have one.
#11
This is temporarily out of stock
#12
ro888;7456796
What graphic is it?

Graphics:
NVIDIA® GeForce® 7100 graphics


I have one of these running windows 7 as a media centre
plays 1080p MKV- flawlessly
#13
shacal;7457126
i bought this last month and have to say it's great mine can be upgraded to windows 7 for £20 (documentations came with pc to do it at this price) it runs really quiet and comes with a hdmi port so you can connect to your hd monitor if you have one.

ah you got one also , great machine for the price
#14
Pluun
If you don't install a 64 bit OS you will only get 3gb of ram to use.
Think before you leap.


3.2 actually, or 3.6 with PAE enabled.
#15
Pluun
If you don't install a 64 bit OS you will only get 3gb of ram to use.
Think before you leap.


This isn't strictly true...

2^32 = 4,294,967,296 bytes
4,294,967,296 / (1,024 x 1,024) = 4,096 MB = 4GB

So there is 4GB total addressable memory in a 32-bit system. But installing a big graphics card with it's own memory will reduce the amount of RAM that is addressable.

As ever, DYOR - but I'm popping to Tesco to see if I can get one. Thanks OP.
#16
whateverUthink
This isn't strictly true...

2^32 = 4,294,967,296 bytes
4,294,967,296 / (1,024 x 1,024) = 4,096 MB = 4GB

So there is 4GB total addressable memroy in a 32-bit system. But installing a big graphics card with it's own memory will reduce the amount of RAM that is addressable.

As ever, DYOR - but I'm popping to Tesco to see if I can get one. Thanks OP.


Thats theoretical though - not real world.

To be fair, he did say a 32 bit OS, not a 32 bit CPU - you cant address 4GB in a current 32 bit OS.

In any event, you can get at least 3.2 as I mentioned above.
#17
Same price at Tesco:
http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.206-6261.aspx

This computer is in no way comparable to the Medion Akoya deal that sold out this morning - for a start the processor is a much slower Pentium Dual Core 2.5Ghz (not even a Core2Duo) while the Akoya has a quad-core. Plus Vista is a big steaming pile of fail.
#18
Its alright computer, pity Medion company are crap, i have a Medion computer which broke after a year of purchase even though it was well looked after.
#19
None Southend
#20
Codify
Same price at Tesco:
http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.206-6261.aspx

This computer is in no way comparable to the Medion Akoya deal that sold out this morning - for a start the processor is a much slower Pentium Dual Core 2.5Ghz (not even a Core2Duo) while the Akoya has a quad-core. Plus Vista is a big steaming pile of fail.


But please don't forget it is also almost half the price.
#21
MrShed
Thats theoretical though - not real world.

To be fair, he did say a 32 bit OS, not a 32 bit CPU - you cant address 4GB in a current 32 bit OS.

In any event, you can get at least 3.2 as I mentioned above.


I think you missed the point, which is that only 4gb of total memory is addressable. If for example you install a graphics card with 1gig of ram on it you will get less than 3.2 as this is subtracted from the total 4gb.

Everything else including your address space any other devices which require memory also count towards this total.
#22
jamesdew
I think you missed the point, which is that only 4gb of total memory is addressable. If for example you install a graphics card with 1gig of ram on it you will get less than 3.2 as this is subtracted from the total 4gb.

Everything else including your address space any other devices which require memory also count towards this total.


Fair point well made.
#23
I need to upgrade my 6 year old PC. I wonder if someone could explain to me what it means when it states, 'Wireless? No' means. If I use a wireless Router at home, does it mean that I won't be able to if I bought this (if it comes back in stock).
Also, does it include a Firewire card or if not, could I get one installed? Would that cause a warranty problem?

As you can read, I'm a bit numpty with PC's.
#24
lottysdad08
Willenhall, west mids

Should have put that in Op



Is that the one opposite the Alfa Romeo garage?
#25
Norman-B
I need to upgrade my 6 year old PC. I wonder if someone could explain to me what it means when it states, 'Wireless? No' means. If I use a wireless Router at home, does it mean that I won't be able to if I bought this (if it comes back in stock).


It means you will need to purchase a wireless adapter as there is not one built-in. A usb one is about £10-15.
#26
This has been out of stock on website for over 2 week`s , I phoned up Tesco`s last week to check stock in West Mids store`s and was told there wasn`t any left
#27
Thanks for the reply!
#28
Norman-B
I need to upgrade my 6 year old PC. I wonder if someone could explain to me what it means when it states, 'Wireless? No' means. If I use a wireless Router at home, does it mean that I won't be able to if I bought this (if it comes back in stock).
Also, does it include a Firewire card or if not, could I get one installed? Would that cause a warranty problem?

As you can read, I'm a bit numpty with PC's.


Either install a wireless card or usb dongle (very easy) or just connect the PC to the router with a cable. Probably no firewire port installed but should be easy.
banned#29
out of stock..
#30
expired
#31
Pluun;7456898
If you don't install a 64 bit OS you will only get 3gb of ram to use.
Think before you leap.


Tripe
#32
nihcaj
Tripe


My dog likes it :thumbsup:
banned#33
MrShed
Thats theoretical though - not real world.

To be fair, he did say a 32 bit OS, not a 32 bit CPU - you cant address 4GB in a current 32 bit OS.

In any event, you can get at least 3.2 as I mentioned above.


My new Win7 laptop tells me I'm only getting 2.93gb
#34
i ve stolen this from the bowels of the msdn library:-

" A 32 bit OS can only use 4GB of memory total, that means if you have 4GB of ram and your graphic card has 1GB of ram, you have a total of 5GB of memory.
Out of that 5GB of memory, you can only use 4GB total. 1GB the graphic card will take up, so now the 32bit OS can only use 3GB.
Enabling PAE, will limit to the OS to 2GB total. What PAE does is dedicate 2GB to OS and the other 2GB to anything other then the OS. Apparently some people don't understand how PAE works and think that some how it can magically make a 32bit XP use more then 4GB, which is impossible, so after noticing my explanation is not getting through, I thought a visual from MS itself might help sink it in, you can see it here: http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/platform/server/PAE/PAEdrv.mspx
Vista 32bit can see only 3.5GB of ram total. The new sp1 only reports how much memory you have intalled, not how much memory you can use.
AH! I was going to post these 'inconvenient facts' myself. the 'PAE' (please READ about your acronyms, people!) means 'Physical Address Extension'
Why is that important? the last word, really. 'Extension'. this does NOT enable you to use more than 4GB ram. Face facts people. This is a form of some memory management features,
more than anything else. This isn't even a 'Microsoft thing'. it's a 32-bit computing limitation. the 'Microsoft thing' part comes in because they've somehow given people
the idea that using this boot flag can somehow magically let your computer address more ram than any 32-bit OS is capable of.
I blame their marketing department. Stupid ******s.
And yes, there's a page on microsoft that DOES say that it allows you to use more than 4GB ram. THAT's where people got this idea.

If you want and bought more than 4GB of ram. suck it up and get a real 64-bit OS already.
You could afford the RAM, so go do it. If it's the cost of windows 64-bit that's stopping you,
go download the 64-bit version of ubuntu or something it's free. And if you hate MS, you should want to do that anyway.
But above all, quit ranting. MS isn't going to 'fix' anything because the users rant. This should be painfully obvious to us all by now."

I think that covers everything.................apart from the TRIPE
banned#35
jamesdew
Whilst I agree that was an unhelpful post, if you read back you will find several helpful posts explaining why this is.


Fine, how do I enable PAE please?
#36
Lots of mis-information in this thread... everybody thinks they are a techy wiz these days... just cos they can operate a mouse!

I'm gonna pick on this quote since it picked on me!

MrShed
Thats theoretical though - not real world.

To be fair, he did say a 32 bit OS, not a 32 bit CPU - you cant address 4GB in a current 32 bit OS.

In any event, you can get at least 3.2 as I mentioned above.


Entirely wrong, many 32-bit flavours of Windows Server and Datacenter OSs (and prolly others) are able to address physical memory far in excess of 4GB (I think they can use upto 128GB). Pretty sure this is done by using that PAE thing (despite someone here saying PAE does not allow you to use more memory) which changes the way memory is addressed by the OS - but I'm no expert on this subject.
Regardless, Windows XP Home (32-bit), for example, is capable of addressing 4GB of memory... real-world, theoretically or whatever - this is just a fact. You may not understand what is being addressed in this 4GB, but 4GB can be addressed.


It is also my understanding that the hole your VRAM makes in your 4GB RAM is not a 1-to-1 relationship. So if your VRAM is 1GB you do not lose 1GB of RAM - I believe the OS reserves a chunk of the 4GB (around 256MB maybe?) and then maps the 1GB VRAM 'above' the 4GB limit (using this PAE thing maybe?) - or something!!
As someone else here has stated, all of your drivers reserve chunks of memory in this way - and that also eats into your 4GB limit.

So the amout of addressable RAM you are left with is entirely dependant on your setup.

I think (again, no expert on this) Windows 7 Starter (32-bit) has an imposed memory limit of 2GB - that may answer an earlier question.

I'm sure if any of this is wrong I will be corrected!
#37
is this a good deal then or not?

there are some instore by me, could of picked one up a minute a go. whats the best to connect wireless, a dongle or a card? and how much do they cost?

Thanks
#38
Where in the country are you Seabass?
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sea_bass
is this a good deal then or not?

there are some instore by me, could of picked one up a minute a go. whats the best to connect wireless, a dongle or a card? and how much do they cost?

Thanks


Depends what you have now and what you want to use it for?

I prolly couldn't put this together for this price using retail parts - so from a value perspective I would say it's good.
But you're not gonna be able use this to play the latest games at the highest settings, or decode/encode audio/video in record times.

I like it though - entry level Intel for £200... difficult to knock it.

Wireless? I don't like it myself - too many tools out there to allow even the numptiest novice to collect your packets and crack your security.
But if you're asking then you're prolly better off with a dongle - saves you going into the case. And prolly wanna find one that sits on the desk rather than poking out of the machine.

Wireless-G/A/B Dongles start around £10, cards around £15.
Wireless-N dual-band adapters prolly more like £30 and offer a bit of future proofing whilst working with your existing stuff for now and sits nicely on your desk.

These are just ballpark figures - prolly find 'em cheaper somewhere here on hukd.

Any help?
#40
whateverUthink
Depends what you have now and what you want to use it for?

I prolly couldn't put this together for this price using retail parts - so from a value perspective I would say it's good.
But you're not gonna be able use this to play the latest games at the highest settings, or decode/encode audio/video in record times.

I like it though - entry level Intel for £200... difficult to knock it.

Wireless? I don't like it myself - too many tools out there to allow even the numptiest novice to collect your packets and crack your security.
But if you're asking then you're prolly better off with a dongle - saves you going into the case. And prolly wanna find one that sits on the desk rather than poking out of the machine.

Wireless-G/A/B Dongles start around £10, cards around £15.
Wireless-N dual-band adapters prolly more like £30 and offer a bit of future proofing whilst working with your existing stuff for now and sits nicely on your desk.

These are just ballpark figures - prolly find 'em cheaper somewhere here on hukd.

Any help?


Yes great help, thanks very much.

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