Medion Akoya E5211 Windows 7 15.4" 2GHz Dual Core 320GB Notebook - £349 @ Sainsburys - HotUKDeals
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Medion Akoya E5211 Windows 7 15.4" 2GHz Dual Core 320GB Notebook - £349.00 @ Sainsburys

£349.00 @ Sainsbury's
Medion Akoya E5211 15.4" 2GHz 320GB Notebook Now £349.00 Save £100.00 Was £449.00 It IS dual Core - says on the box and on the Intel website http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=37251 Se… Read More
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7y, 6m agoFound 7 years, 6 months ago
Medion Akoya E5211 15.4" 2GHz 320GB Notebook

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£349.00
Save £100.00 Was £449.00

It IS dual Core - says on the box and on the Intel website

http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=37251

Seems like a bargain - the akoyas seems very solid - can anyone comment?
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Spec
Product features
Height 3.1/4.4cm
Width 35.3cm
Depth 25.5cm
Weight 2.6cm
Product number MD 97314
Manufacturer's guarantee 1 year
Quick start guide Yes
Country of origin China
Accessories included Li-Ion battery, AC-Adapter
Battery life 2 hours
Battery life on standby Up to 48 hours
Bluetooth No
Cache 1MB
Colour Black
Graphics card details Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 based on PCI Express technology
Graphics memory shared Yes
Hard drive 320GB
Hard drive type SATA
Includes webcam No
Integrated speakers Yes
Integrated webcam No
Keyboard type Built in
Maximum screen resolution 1280x800
Memory 3GB
Memory card slot No
Mouse type Built in
Networking capability Yes
Number of USB ports 4x USB 2.0 on the side
Operating system Windows 7
Optical drive Yes
Optical drive BluRay compatible No
Optical drive HD compatible No
Optical drive LightScribe compatible No
Print server included No
Processor Intel Pentium T4200
Processor model number T4200
Processor speed 2.00GHz
Remote access No
Screen contrast ratio 400:1
Screen response rate 8ms
Screen size 15.4" TFT widescreen
Software pre-loaded CyberLink Power2Go, BullGuard Internet Security (90 days trial)
Sound card Yes
Spare battery pack No
WiFi Yes
Widescreen Yes
Wireless networking Yes
#2
Intel make three different "brands" of dual core (that I know about anyway).

There are the:
Celeron dual cores
Pentium Dual cores
Core 2 Duo "dual cores".

The "worst" low end ones are the Celerons, the best are the Core 2 Duo.

So that leaves the Pentiums in the middle, which is in this laptop.

They are fine CPUs, and for anyone doing basic "office" type work they are more than adequate.

In think the T4200 has been superceeded by the T4300 and maybe even T4400, but it will be fine for most people.

(Intel also make an "Atom" CPU for lower power devices but not sure if they are dual core)
#3
Since you asked for a comment, I wouldn't touch Medion after my two encounters with their customer service. My computer was under warranty repair and it took them two months to sort out a repair. Too long in my opinion. The unit itself was average built and worked ok (until it broke down).

I was lucky that I could bring mine back to Aldi for a refund. This was with a 3-year warranty (broke after 2.5 years). Sainsbury only gives a one year warranty. After that you are on your own.
#4
I will say no to Medion.
#5
Medion are a strange brand.

They started out building devices like laptops and Pcs (and other electronic devices) for selling thorough retail outlets like Aldi etc.

They have branched out and now sell in some of our larger supermarkets (Sainsburys etc).

I think they are also now trying to become a mainstram brand and sell via their website.

However I am not sure they have a full support organization set up in the UK so you may have problems if you buy one and it goes wrong.
#6
To be honest, I'm not a big fan of Median. Had a PDA of theirs which worked ok, but when it came to finding drivers etc online - it was a bit of a nightmare. Junked it in the end and bought an ipaq. Not saying the laptop would be bad, just don't really trust the brand.

I'm actually looking for a laptop for my mum and dad currently, got my eye on a ZooStorm from Ebuyer...

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/179596/show_product_overview

It's an extra 40 quid, but comes with a better processor and a webcam (important if you want to use it for skype like we do). I have a zoostorm desktop and I've been nothing but impressed with it.
#7
The ebuyer one looks like a better buy. I would go for that one.

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