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MEDION® AKOYA® S2218 Notebook 11.6 £149.99 Aldi

£149.99 @ ALDI
A MEDION® AKOYA® S2218 Notebook 11.6", with HD display and audio, plus an integrated webcam and microphone Intel® Atom® Z3735F processor and Intel® HD graphics (1.33 GHz up to 1.83 GHz, 2MB Cache) 2… Read More
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A MEDION® AKOYA® S2218 Notebook 11.6", with HD display and audio, plus an integrated webcam and microphone
Intel® Atom® Z3735F processor and Intel® HD graphics (1.33 GHz up to 1.83 GHz, 2MB Cache)
29.5cm/11.6" Full HD display and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels
2x USB ports, 1 x HDMI out
Memory card reader
High-definition audio with 2 loudspeakers, Dolby® AudioTM certified
Wireless LAN with integrated Bluetooth® 4.0 function
Fast Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n-standard technology and integrated HD webcam and microphone
Windows 10 pre-installed
Free trials of Office 365 and McAfee LiveSafe
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#1
Sooo are these any good then? Was surprised no one had posted earlier, was checking out the same post from last year

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/medion-s2218-notebook-149-99-aldi-thursday-27th-aug-2266604#

unsure if to get for my 11 year old now she is starting secondary school
banned 2 Likes #2
Wickes
Sooo are these any good then? Was surprised no one had posted earlier, was checking out the same post from last year

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/medion-s2218-notebook-149-99-aldi-thursday-27th-aug-2266604#

unsure if to get for my 11 year old now she is starting secondary school


If she needs something portable to take to class then this would be idea. Otherwise if it's mainly on her lap or on a table at home, get a 15" laptop.
1 Like #3
Battery Life: Up to 7 hours
Brand: Medion Akoya
Colour: Black, Silver
Dimensions: 305 x 20.8 x 201mm
Memory Function: 32GB flash memory and 2GB memory
Product Type: Laptops
Size: 11.6" / 29.5cm
Weight: 1.3KG
#4
2gb ram is good. only 32gb hard drive is same as my asus t100 and would prefer a bit more. you need to instal an external sd card but can run into problems if main drive is small.

battery life seems reasonable. need something big to start as will inevitably half.

main selling point is full hd 1080p screen!
#5
for your 11 year old... a refurb amd laptop might be better from ebay as will have better graphics for some games. for something portable and lightweight this will rock
1 Like #6
Thanks op. Ordered.
Full hd.
3 years warranty.
No brainer
Can't go wrong at this price.
#7
Good price for new with a long warranty. If open to buying used and need something more powerful but still portable, check out the Lenovo x220 still CEX with 2yr warranty.
#8
can someone please advice if they would choose this or the hp stream 11.6. my daughter has been asking for the stream but this seems a better deal with the warranty. thankyou
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Rachellal81
can someone please advice if they would choose this or the hp stream 11.6. my daughter has been asking for the stream but this seems a better deal with the warranty. thankyou
If I had too choose one over the other I would definitely pick this one.
1 Like #10
Rachellal81
can someone please advice if they would choose this or the hp stream 11.6. my daughter has been asking for the stream but this seems a better deal with the warranty. thankyou
I had the HP stream 11.6 for a week. The screen looks really washed out, it could do with 2 more level of brightness. For this price I would be looking at a used/refurbed Dell E6230, HP 2570p or a maybe a Lenovo thinkpad X220 from ebay. But if it's for your little girl then this is still good.


Edited By: RiverDragon8 on Aug 28, 2016 10:12: edit
#11
I wonder if a full size SSD can be fitted in these. I have a similar lenovo one which had the 32GB which I found a bit limiting and managed to put a 240 SSD in it and fresh install of windows which made it much more useful.






Edited By: philb100 on Aug 28, 2016 10:19
1 Like #12
Rachellal81
can someone please advice if they would choose this or the hp stream 11.6. my daughter has been asking for the stream but this seems a better deal with the warranty. thankyou


hp stream has 720p display. this has 1080p display. if your daughter watches netflix or youtube this will be better. the battery life on hp stream claims to last 8 hours so might be better if longer journeys.

if they can both be charged by usb (like my asus t100) then you can just take a battery pack with you though

i haven't checked out the processors yet. my atom in my asus t100 is fine for video watching. for gaming you might want to look elsewhere.
#13
Thankyou everyone for advice shes only 8, so just for learning really, bbc website and homework, amazon prime etc
#14
Consider is it 8 year old proof!
#15
The two star review on the Aldi web site says it all!

Portable, fast and efficient, designed for W10 BUT...... I have installed nothing on my 2015 purchase (I use Portable Apps off a CF card) When I attempted to install the anniversary update, I received a message that the machine was unsuitable. There is unsufficient free space on the hard drive (12GB+ needed). There seems no option to upgrade to a bgger drive,so what of the future given Msoft's apparent agenda?

Edited By: Tunner on Aug 28, 2016 12:05
#16
Tunner
The two star review on the Aldi web site says it all!
Portable, fast and efficient, designed for W10 BUT...... I have installed nothing on my 2015 purchase (I use Portable Apps off a CF card) When I attempted to install the anniversary update, I received a message that the machine was unsuitable. There is unsufficient free space on the hard drive (12GB+ needed). There seems no option to upgrade to a bgger drive,so what of the future given Msoft's apparent agenda?

I noticed that review as well - but it is not really correct. This machine has a memory card reader so you can tell Windows to use that for updates.

i.e. stick a 64Gb SD card in.

Edited By: Dave_dave69 on Aug 28, 2016 12:13
#17
Dave_dave69
Tunner
The two star review on the Aldi web site says it all!
Portable, fast and efficient, designed for W10 BUT...... I have installed nothing on my 2015 purchase (I use Portable Apps off a CF card) When I attempted to install the anniversary update, I received a message that the machine was unsuitable. There is unsufficient free space on the hard drive (12GB+ needed). There seems no option to upgrade to a bgger drive,so what of the future given Msoft's apparent agenda?
I noticed that review as well - but it is not really correct. This machine has a memory card reader so you can tell Windows to use that for updates.
i.e. stick a 64Gb SD card in.

How do you set the SD card for updates, I can see how to do this for apps..
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Just Wondering
Dave_dave69
Tunner
The two star review on the Aldi web site says it all!
Portable, fast and efficient, designed for W10 BUT...... I have installed nothing on my 2015 purchase (I use Portable Apps off a CF card) When I attempted to install the anniversary update, I received a message that the machine was unsuitable. There is unsufficient free space on the hard drive (12GB+ needed). There seems no option to upgrade to a bgger drive,so what of the future given Msoft's apparent agenda?
I noticed that review as well - but it is not really correct. This machine has a memory card reader so you can tell Windows to use that for updates.
i.e. stick a 64Gb SD card in.
How do you set the SD card for updates, I can see how to do this for apps..

Sorry - it is a while since I did it and can't remember - but there's an option during the update process to use a different drive than C drive - you select the SD card drive from there. It gives you the option when it detects there is not enough space on C drive to complete the update.

Edited By: Dave_dave69 on Aug 28, 2016 12:35
#19
Aldi/Medion notebooks are pure junk. This is no different. 2gb/32gb/Atom is comical for a Windows laptop.

It's also weirdly heavy for a 11.6" at 1.3kg. The Asus Eeebook is 980g for example.

As this price point, unless you absolutely must be using a Windows environment, you're far better off getting a Chromebook.

ICE COLD.

Edited By: Picard123 on Aug 28, 2016 16:36: Colder than an iceberg
#20
Identical processor to the Archos 90 Cesium Windows 10 tablet that went hot at £50 a few months back.
#21
Hard to understand the grumbles and whining when your getting a laptop with Windows 10 and a full hd screen for under 150 quid. If its crap just take it back! not difficult is it??
#22
Dave_dave69

I noticed that review as well - but it is not really correct. This machine has a memory card reader so you can tell Windows to use that for updates.

i.e. stick a 64Gb SD card in.

Do you know how slow an SD card is? Windows also uses the installation drive for alot of things, and there's no way of getting around that.
#23
LittleChimp
Hard to understand the grumbles and whining when your getting a laptop with Windows 10 and a full hd screen for under 150 quid. If its crap just take it back! not difficult is it??

Some of us have better things to do than wasting time trudging back and forth to Aldi when you know it's going to be a crap machine.
#24
Why would you be trudging back and forth? Just go and get some shopping while your there. If you can link to a better machine with the same warranty I'd be surprised.
#25
You can buy it online anyway with free delivery and return by post or collect plus so even more hassle free.
#26
LittleChimp
You can buy it online anyway with free delivery and return by post or collect plus so even more hassle free.

Waste of time and effort.
3 Likes #27
Bit like your comments then.
#28
LittleChimp
If you can link to a better machine with the same warranty I'd be surprised.

Haven't you heard of the HP Stream or Asus Eeebook? You can also get a Haswell Celeron Chromebook is going to snappier and better performing than this.
#29
LittleChimp
Bit like your comments then.

If you like buying junk, and have a lot of time on your hands, then go ahead.
#30
Aldi/Medion notebooks are pure junk. This is no different. 2gb/32gb/Atom is comical for a Windows laptop.

So I looked at your suggestions of Asus Eeebook and HP Stream - they seem to have the same RAM/storage or am I looking at the wrong version?
1 Like #31
From last year's thread:

jordanc93
The medion from aldi cannot be upgraded everything is soldered to the board and the processor specs state it only supports 2GB of ram.
#32
Ian2014
Aldi/Medion notebooks are pure junk. This is no different. 2gb/32gb/Atom is comical for a Windows laptop.

So I looked at your suggestions of Asus Eeebook and HP Stream - they seem to have the same RAM/storage or am I looking at the wrong version?


there is a dual core celeron version of the stream, N3050 if i remember correctly, which performs the same or worse than this quad core atom.
1 Like #33
Basically it's a windows tablet with a bigger screen, performance won't be great. There are 2 in ones around for less which will offer the same performance, and double up as a tablet, albeit with a slightly smaller screen.
#34
Ian2014
Aldi/Medion notebooks are pure junk. This is no different. 2gb/32gb/Atom is comical for a Windows laptop.
So I looked at your suggestions of Asus Eeebook and HP Stream - they seem to have the same RAM/storage or am I looking at the wrong version?

Don't look at just the headline specs, look the actual machine in use. Poor quality build, terrible keyboard / trackpad, poor screen, weak screen hinges, high weight etc. Low end Medions are about the worse laptops you can get.

Edited By: Picard123 on Aug 28, 2016 18:36
#35
Wasn't the MEDION Brand meant to be the cheap/generic Brand of Lenovo or something?.

Where you're meant to get a similar 'thoroughbred' to that of Lenovo's stable, but just not the obvious price tag that then follows it, etc?.

Or am I mixing this MEDION Brand for a different one that's rather Lenovo's equivalent instead or something?, thanx, lol. :-)
1 Like #36
I haven't voted either way on this deal but I know that when I bought my mother an Asus netbook with an Atom processor it was so slow as to be unusable, just my two bob's worth.
#37
Picard123
Dave_dave69

I noticed that review as well - but it is not really correct. This machine has a memory card reader so you can tell Windows to use that for updates.
i.e. stick a 64Gb SD card in.
Do you know how slow an SD card is? Windows also uses the installation drive for alot of things, and there's no way of getting around that.

As far as I know Windows update uses the SD card only for the download files etc and then updates the operating system on the SSD/ C drive.

Edited By: Dave_dave69 on Aug 28, 2016 19:13: entered more information.
#38
I wonder if this will drop price on 1st September in Aldi summer special buys sale...
https://www.aldi.co.uk/sale

Edited By: RealBargainHunter on Aug 28, 2016 19:28
1 Like #39
amour3k
Wasn't the MEDION Brand meant to be the cheap/generic Brand of Lenovo or something?.
Where you're meant to get a similar 'thoroughbred' to that of Lenovo's stable, but just not the obvious price tag that then follows it, etc?.
Or am I mixing this MEDION Brand for a different one that's rather Lenovo's equivalent instead or something?, thanx, lol. :-)

That's one of the biggest misconceptions going on these message boards. I've owned and used numerous laptops from IBM and Lenovo over the years since their original Thinkpad line (and have even owned a Medion). One thing that is clear is that Lenovo have reduced and cheapened the quality of their notebook lines over the years in an effort reduce costs and improve profit margins. They killed off the orginal (and brilliant Thinkpad keyboards), component quality is poor or a mixed bag, introduced silly component whitelists, there were cracking hinges on the Y50 touch, BIOSes are poorly written, there are a ton of constant support issues etc. Their higher end laptops are okay and have some touches on the hardware/software side but they can still have frustratingly mixed bag of issues. The original Thinkpads set themselves apart due to their quality but Lenovo laptops aren't much different from anything else in the marketplace these days. If you want the best 13.3" for example, you're looking at a Dell or Razor, not a Lenovo. As for Medions, they use some nasty cheap components (the keyboards are particularly bad), plastic quality and build is poor. They're simply not good machines and only really sell to people who look at the headline specs but don't know any better. You spend £150 on one of these and you're not saving money, you're just making a bad purchase.

Edited By: Picard123 on Aug 28, 2016 19:41
#40
Picard123
amour3k
Wasn't the MEDION Brand meant to be the cheap/generic Brand of Lenovo or something?.
Where you're meant to get a similar 'thoroughbred' to that of Lenovo's stable, but just not the obvious price tag that then follows it, etc?.
Or am I mixing this MEDION Brand for a different one that's rather Lenovo's equivalent instead or something?, thanx, lol. :-)
That's one of the biggest misconceptions going on these message boards. I've owned and used numerous laptops from IBM and Lenovo over the years since their original Thinkpad line (and have even owned a Medion). One thing that is clear is that Lenovo have reduced and cheapened the quality of their notebook lines over the years in an effort reduce costs and improve profit margins. They killed off the orginal (and brilliant Thinkpad keyboards), component quality is poor or a mixed bag, introduced silly component whitelists, there were cracking hinges on the Y50 touch, BIOSes are poorly written, there are a ton of constant support issues etc. Their higher end laptops are okay and have some touches on the hardware/software side but they can still have frustratingly mixed bag of issues. The original Thinkpads set themselves apart due to their quality but Lenovo laptops aren't much different from anything else in the marketplace these days. If you want the best 13.3" for example, you're looking at a Dell or Razor, not a Lenovo. As for Medions, they use some nasty cheap components (the keyboards are particularly bad), plastic quality and build is poor. They're simply not good machines and only really sell to people who look at the headline specs but don't know any better. You spend £150 on one of these and you're not saving money, you're just making a bad purchase.

I guess you didn't click "Hot" then.

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