15.4" Laptop Medion E5211 *Cel T3000 *300GB HDD *2GB RAM *REFURB *12m Warranty £228.94 @ electrical-deals.co.uk
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15.4" Laptop Medion E5211 *Cel T3000 *300GB HDD *2GB RAM *REFURB *12m Warranty £228.94 @ electrical-deals.co.uk

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Found 5th Oct 2010Made hot 12th Oct 2010
Medion E5211 Akoya Laptop Celeron T3000 300GB HDD 2GB RAM

Inside the Medion E5211, you will find a tightly packed mesh of adequate computing hardware. The processor is a 1.80 GHZ Intel Celeron T3000 that is paired with a 2GB DDR2 RAM. This is enough to handle a number of applications to work together without significantly slowing down the performance of the Medion E5211. For storing your files, such as movies, music, documents, images, and such, you have ample space with the 300 GB SATA hard drive that the laptop comes with.

Lining the sides of the Medion E5211 is a number of ports for easy connectivity. An ample 4 USB ports are available as well as a LAN port for internet connectivity (RJ45) and an output for VGA. For wireless connections, the Medion E5211 has a wireless compatibility of 802.11b/g/draft n. there is also a DVD multi drive for loading CDs and DVDs and for burning files on them as well. The Medion E5211 is already preloaded with Windows Vista Home Basic OS so this means you don’t have to shell out more cash for an operating system.

Specifications
Processr Type: Intel Celeron T3000 1.80Ghz
Screen Size: 15.4"
Screen Resolution: 1280 x 800 WXGA
Memory: 2GB
Hard Disk Drive: 300GB
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Acclerator X3100 based on PCI Express Technology
Integrated Webcam: No
Wireless Comptibility: 802.11b/g/draft n
Optical Drive: DVD Multi
DDR SDRAM
Service Pack 1
1 x LAN (RJ45)
External AC Adaptor
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Basic
USB Ports: x 4
VGA Output: Yes
Battery Type: Li-Ion rechargeable
Dimensions: (H)3.1- 4.4 (W) 35.5, (D)25.5cm.

Comes with Vista but you can eaily install Windows 7. Drivers are available from Medion web site. You can also "downgrade" to Windows XP.
All drivers are available from here
medion.co.uk/ser…htm
Just enter model MD 97126 into the box which asks for the "MD/LT" number and all downloads are displayed.

Cheap and cheerful dual-core 64bit laptop for everyday Office work and surfing. (same laptop cost £285 @ Argos outlet - refurb)

47 Comments

Original Poster

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41DyaT4EbzL.jpg

Good find, as it would be ideal as a desktop replacement for internet browsing and office admin.

Intel® Celeron® Processor T3000 (1M Cache, 1.80 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) with SPEC Code(s) SLGMY
ark.intel.com/Pro…738

It's a very cheap laptop that may suit some people fine. Personally I'd rather pay an extra £50 for a better build quality and Windows 7, but that's not to say this isn't a good deal.

Original Poster

Just noticed this is also listed @ ebay, item # 200466588167.
Same price, same company and you can check feedback, which is good + get Paypal/ebay protection.

A bit silly of them offering the same price on ebay really, as it'll cost them £10 more in ebay fes compared to website sales...!

Good deal though.

mikerr

A bit silly of them offering the same price on ebay really, as it'll cost … A bit silly of them offering the same price on ebay really, as it'll cost them £10 more in ebay fes compared to website sales...!Good deal though.


it will make them a sale which makes the £10 reduntant as person has to actually go to website to buy there

brilly

it will make them a sale which makes the £10 reduntant as person has to … it will make them a sale which makes the £10 reduntant as person has to actually go to website to buy there



Not quite got that. Run that by me again.

Tinners

Not quite got that. Run that by me again.


sorry i write as a stream...
i mean that they would get a sale they may not have otherwise made.
to make a sale on the website they need the buyer to visit the website.
making a sale is better than not making a sale so there is more chance if also offer on ebay.
as long as not making a loss via fees on ebay then turnover/cashflow and/or a smaller profit more often is more useful to a business.
its almost the same as quidco and cashback referrrals.

Original Poster

Update: Received laptop after only 2 days (stated 5-7 days). Brand new unit with backup cds supplied. Works quite fast, even with Vista, but I will eventually install W7. Nice keyboard and mouse pad. To my surprise screen is not the high glossy mirror type, which I especially appreciate, so I can go into my garden and still see what's on the screen. All in all, I am very pleased.

pet2000

Update: Received laptop after only 2 days (stated 5-7 days). Brand new … Update: Received laptop after only 2 days (stated 5-7 days). Brand new unit with backup cds supplied. Works quite fast, even with Vista, but I will eventually install W7. Nice keyboard and mouse pad. To my surprise screen is not the high glossy mirror type, which I especially appreciate, so I can go into my garden and still see what's on the screen. All in all, I am very pleased.



Mmm, tempted to get one for my folks to replace their old Pentium 4 desktop.

Does it come with a parallel port at all by any chance?

Original Poster

No parallel or serial ports. Just 4 USB ports, VGA (with screws-in sockets), TV-out, Ethernet, Mic, Headphone. You could get a parallel to USB converter but it's not ideal. If it's a printer you want to connect, it would be easier to buy a new one with USB connection.

pet2000

No parallel or serial ports. Just 4 USB ports, VGA (with screws-in … No parallel or serial ports. Just 4 USB ports, VGA (with screws-in sockets), TV-out, Ethernet, Mic, Headphone. You could get a parallel to USB converter but it's not ideal. If it's a printer you want to connect, it would be easier to buy a new one with USB connection.



Thanks for the update - unfortunately the printer they have is ideal for their purposes so I'll have to purchase a converter by the look of it.

Original Poster

Or try to printing through a Network, then you can even print wireless.

Update: Just installed Windows 7 on mine and the only extra driver I needed was the Launch Manager (on included CD, it's needed to display the Fn key operations on screen). Runs brilliant fast with Aero ON.

pet2000

Or try to printing through a Network, then you can even print … Or try to printing through a Network, then you can even print wireless.Update: Just installed Windows 7 on mine and the only extra driver I needed was the Launch Manager (on included CD, it's needed to display the Fn key operations on screen). Runs brilliant fast with Aero ON.



That's great news - thanks for the update.

Unfortunately their printer is non-networked but it's the right type for what they need.

Edit - I'm surprised this deal isn't more hotter!!!

Hey... just need some help/advice

very interested in the laptop, however i'm not a big fan of VISTA!

i know how to downgrade to xp, but is this possible with this laptop?

i have had a few problems in the past downgrading laptops from VISTA to XP.

any help/comments/advice would be gratefully appreciated.

many thanks, Rob

Trust me bruvz. AVOID Medion. 1st from Sainsburys faulty touchpad, back 3 times till replacement with upgrade machine. Went faulty few months later, returned smashed from Medion in Germany. Appealed to Sainsburys CEO for help, they wont be dealing with Medion again apparently due to CS issues

robbie1771

Hey... just need some help/advicevery interested in the laptop, however … Hey... just need some help/advicevery interested in the laptop, however i'm not a big fan of VISTA!i know how to downgrade to xp, but is this possible with this laptop?i have had a few problems in the past downgrading laptops from VISTA to XP.any help/comments/advice would be gratefully appreciated.many thanks, Rob



fwiw, I've downgraded the E5211 v2 (T4200 cpu) model which I bought from Argos Clearance last summer, to XP and it ran fine when I briefly tested it. I put Vista back on to it as it ran so well.

XP drivers available on Medion's website. I believe the v2 is identical to the T3000 E5211 v1 model listed here apart from cpu, ram and hdd differences.

fwiw, I noticed the bios on my machine also has support for Medion's SLP OEM version of XP ;-)

Only potential stumbling block is the BIOS on my machine (v1.4) does not allow you to change the SATA mode from AHCI to legacy IDE/PATA compatibility mode. So you will have to find a method of installing the AHCI drivers. eg. using F6 floppy method, Nlite or some other means.

Hope that helps.

dealtaker

Trust me bruvz. AVOID Medion. 1st from Sainsburys faulty touchpad, back 3 … Trust me bruvz. AVOID Medion. 1st from Sainsburys faulty touchpad, back 3 times till replacement with upgrade machine. Went faulty few months later, returned smashed from Medion in Germany. Appealed to Sainsburys CEO for help, they wont be dealing with Medion again apparently due to CS issues



Sorry you had problems with your computer but Medion is a well established brand that has done good business in europe (mainly Germany) for many years. The new issue of PC Pro magazine is just about to come out is the PC Pro annual awards edition. Guess who gets third place in the computer brand category? Yes, you've guessed it. I bought a Medion Akoya e5211 from the argos ebay clearance outlet a few months ago. Like me, it wont win any beauty contests but i am very pleased with it.

topazz

Like me, it wont win any beauty contests but i am very pleased with it.



Same here.

fwiw, I understand Medions are manufactured by Wistron, who also make similar looking machines for Fujitsu Siemens. I believe Wistron also manufacture machines for HP and Lenovo.

Battery life?

bill888

fwiw, I've downgraded the E5211 v2 (T4200 cpu) model which I bought from … fwiw, I've downgraded the E5211 v2 (T4200 cpu) model which I bought from Argos Clearance last summer, to XP and it ran fine when I briefly tested it. I put Vista back on to it as it ran so well.XP drivers available on Medion's website. I believe the v2 is identical to the T3000 E5211 v1 model listed here apart from cpu, ram and hdd differences.fwiw, I noticed the bios on my machine also has support for Medion's SLP OEM version of XP ;-)Only potential stumbling block is the BIOS on my machine (v1.4) does not allow you to change the SATA mode from AHCI to legacy IDE/PATA compatibility mode. So you will have to find a method of installing the AHCI drivers. eg. using F6 floppy method, Nlite or some other means.Hope that helps.



MANY MANY thanks for the reply!! i dont know why i just prefer xp to vista, could be as i am picky, just find xp a lot quicker!

thanks for your advice anyway pal!!! your a star

This model was sought after in Sainsburys for £199 about 6 months ago as posted on Hukd and got extremely HOT .. good find in my opinion .. I bought one then and well pleased with it.

hi sorry it says DVD Multi will that burn dvds/cds

Original Poster

robbie1771

Hey... just need some help/advicevery interested in the laptop, however … Hey... just need some help/advicevery interested in the laptop, however i'm not a big fan of VISTA!i know how to downgrade to xp, but is this possible with this laptop?i have had a few problems in the past downgrading laptops from VISTA to XP.any help/comments/advice would be gratefully appreciated.many thanks, Rob


robbie1771

Hey... just need some help/advicevery interested in the laptop, however … Hey... just need some help/advicevery interested in the laptop, however i'm not a big fan of VISTA!i know how to downgrade to xp, but is this possible with this laptop?i have had a few problems in the past downgrading laptops from VISTA to XP.any help/comments/advice would be gratefully appreciated.many thanks, Rob


Yes you can run XP without problems. All drivers are on the included cd. But as bill888 points out Vista runs well as long as you keep to Basic. The only reason why I installed Windows 7 is compatibility with my other computers.

Original Poster

alexcruxon

hi sorry it says DVD Multi will that burn dvds/cds


Yes DVD multi drive (DVD +/- RW, CD)

Good reliable laptop ; has Vista Basic but with extended pack so can play DVDs. I have never tried to write a DVD/CD with the laptop and pretty sure it only comes with a DVD/CD reader. Battery life around 1.5 hrs

very hot

Not really that hot if Sainsburys were selling it for £199 6 months ago. In 6 months you would expect PC/Laptop to comedown a way not go up. Laptops and PCs are way over priced, it's about time they were far cheaper. But as long as the public keep paying the prices they will stay high.

Original Poster

afroylnt

Good reliable laptop ; has Vista Basic but with extended pack so can play … Good reliable laptop ; has Vista Basic but with extended pack so can play DVDs. I have never tried to write a DVD/CD with the laptop and pretty sure it only comes with a DVD/CD reader. Battery life around 1.5 hrs



No, it comes with a DVD multilayer writer. You don't need extra Windows components to play DVDs, just download one of the free players, GOM player. VLC player or Media Player Classic (I only use GOM player for everything from DVD to avi files..

pet2000

No, it comes with a DVD multilayer writer. You don't need extra Windows … No, it comes with a DVD multilayer writer. You don't need extra Windows components to play DVDs, just download one of the free players, GOM player. VLC player or Media Player Classic (I only use GOM player for everything from DVD to avi files..



Since the Vista extended pack is provided with the laptop there is no need to use one of the players you mention; Windows media player works just fine.

I did'nt know about the writer capability so thank you.

hi all could someone help me out when looking at this i also seen
electrical-deals.co.uk/pro…tml

what is the better one to get for my children dd13 and ds8 they just need it for school work internet and they like some online games at club penguin all other games they play on there ps3/wii

i would be greatful for any advice as i have saved all year to get them one each thank you

alex

Link not working,can't even get there web site up....sort of puts me off buying from them

alexcruxon

hi all could someone help me out when looking at this i also seen … hi all could someone help me out when looking at this i also seen http://www.electrical-deals.co.uk/products/medion-s5610-centrino-core-2-duo-laptop-15.4-320gb.html what is the better one to get for my children dd13 and ds8 they just need it for school work internet and they like some online games at club penguin all other games they play on there ps3/wii i would be greatful for any advice as i have saved all year to get them one each thank you alex



Hiya well that laptop you found is better with a better cpu and more ram, hdmi and esata port, it also has an entry level graphics card which will handle some games.

As you have said you only want it for your children to do work and use the net, as you wont be using any resource intensive applications you could just purchase this laptop at £229.99 and it will be able to play online games.

Its £60 difference, so if you can afford to get the medion s5610 it would probably be a better option as it is faster and a little bit more powerful, however either laptop will be good enough for what you need.

denwyn

Link not working,can't even get there web site up....sort of puts me off … Link not working,can't even get there web site up....sort of puts me off buying from them



The Link does work

bob100

The Link does work




Ok after waiting for about 2 mins it opens to what looks a very poor web site..Think i will be giving this a miss

denwyn

Ok after waiting for about 2 mins it opens to what looks a very poor web … Ok after waiting for about 2 mins it opens to what looks a very poor web site..Think i will be giving this a miss



Opens instantly for me, maybe its your net.

If you dont like the website purchase from the ebay store then you can have ebay/paypal protection

thank you bob100 i will have 2 very happy children come christmas morning now all i need is a web cam for the dd and im sorted lol thanks again
alex

update i odered 2 of the ones on this offer and ended up with 2 of the more exspencive ones with windows 7 and 320 hd and 3gb ram my order says i ordered 2 refurb with vista home and 300gb hd and 2 gb ram so i amm very happy lol thanks op
ps should have said i ordered from ebay to get the cover with paypal
Edited by: "alexcruxon" 20th Oct 2010

Yep, I had two with Windows 7 installed too. Very pleased with them.

Cheers OP

Steve

Original Poster

alexcruxon

update i odered 2 of the ones on this offer and ended up with 2 of the … update i odered 2 of the ones on this offer and ended up with 2 of the more exspencive ones with windows 7 and 320 hd and 3gb ram my order says i ordered 2 refurb with vista home and 300gb hd and 2 gb ram so i amm very happy lol thanks op ps should have said i ordered from ebay to get the cover with paypal


I'm jealous, I only got 2gb ram
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