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Medion Akoya E4242 Notebook £59.99 at Aldi instore (Corby Rockingham road)
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Medion Akoya E4242 Notebook £59.99 at Aldi instore (Corby Rockingham road)

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Posted 27th Sep 2018Local
Was on offer today at Corby Rockingham road store as it reopened as part of a refurb.

Windows 10
2g Ram
64G flash memory
14" Full HD display
INTEL Atom processor
2yr warranty

For that price I thought was a bargain.
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LewsTherin27/09/2018 11:15

Great for kids to learn on.


Yup, give them this and within a week they'll have figured out how to wipe an OS, install Kali, sniff the network, intercept https, steal your credit card and order themselves a computer that they can actually use for the half billion tabs of flash games that they play.
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Welcome to the forum @msp73 and thanks for taking the time to share your first deal post - what an instore bargain too !
sigma1 m ago

Welcome to the forum @msp73 and thanks for taking the time to share your …Welcome to the forum @msp73 and thanks for taking the time to share your first deal post - what an instore bargain too !


Thankyou
Great for kids to learn on.
Great find😁
LewsTherin27/09/2018 11:15

Great for kids to learn on.


Yup, give them this and within a week they'll have figured out how to wipe an OS, install Kali, sniff the network, intercept https, steal your credit card and order themselves a computer that they can actually use for the half billion tabs of flash games that they play.
Josh.Rogan27/09/2018 11:40

Yup, give them this and within a week they'll have figured out how to wipe …Yup, give them this and within a week they'll have figured out how to wipe an OS, install Kali, sniff the network, intercept https, steal your credit card and order themselves a computer that they can actually use for the half billion tabs of flash games that they play.


It is not all about gaming
Great spec for £60, especially the Full HD screen.
Josh.Rogan27th Sep

Yup, give them this and within a week they'll have figured out how to wipe …Yup, give them this and within a week they'll have figured out how to wipe an OS, install Kali, sniff the network, intercept https, steal your credit card and order themselves a computer that they can actually use for the half billion tabs of flash games that they play.


Great. Then that's my financial security sorted. Hey son, can you go and add more 0s to the end of my bank balance, thanks.
I've voted hot for the price... however 2GB ram with windows 10 (not upgradable) will mean it really struggles.

So even though its cheap as chips I think I'd give that a miss!
msp7327/09/2018 11:47

It is not all about gaming


No, but the 'good for kids' arguments for cheap underspecced computers such as this is complete bull. Even without games, Kids using learning sites like sumdog and scratch absolutely rinse the memory, which on this computer is fixed at 2gb by the CPU.
LewsTherin44 m ago

Great for kids to learn on.


You mean lean on!! Lol
I think for the price it is ok as a 2nd device 2 take to school or college just to type up notes and look up stuff... It would not be my 1st device option.
Josh.Rogan27/09/2018 11:56

No, but the 'good for kids' arguments for cheap underspecced computers …No, but the 'good for kids' arguments for cheap underspecced computers such as this is complete bull. Even without games, Kids using learning sites like sumdog and scratch absolutely rinse the memory, which on this computer is fixed at 2gb by the CPU.


Kids to learn the basics of computing. Not basics of programming...geez. Calm down mate, it's fine to browse online, use OpenOffice, learn to type on. Yes any application will strain it, but for the price of a weekly shop, this is ok. I ain't letting my kids use my keyboard, mouse or desktop rig. They can smash (and learn to look after) this cheap laptop. If it breaks, I'll teach them how to troubleshoot and fix it. If not, has a two year warranty as a plaything. Cheaper than Lego and has more uses.
LewsTherin5 m ago

Kids to learn the basics of computing. Not basics of programming...geez. …Kids to learn the basics of computing. Not basics of programming...geez. Calm down mate, it's fine to browse online, use OpenOffice, learn to type on. Yes any application will strain it, but for the price of a weekly shop, this is ok. I ain't letting my kids use my keyboard, mouse or desktop rig. They can smash (and learn to look after) this cheap laptop. If it breaks, I'll teach them how to troubleshoot and fix it. If not, has a two year warranty as a plaything. Cheaper than Lego and has more uses.


Totally agree.. it is not like they are building web pages on it!
For note taking and basic things it is a great price.
I do not need to be told how naff/slow it is.
Josh.Rogan27/09/2018 11:40

Yup, give them this and within a week they'll have figured out how to wipe …Yup, give them this and within a week they'll have figured out how to wipe an OS, install Kali, sniff the network, intercept https, steal your credit card and order themselves a computer that they can actually use for the half billion tabs of flash games that they play.


Flash?
All sold out
Flatten and put Windows 7 on should help a bit with performance.
msp7315 m ago

I think for the price it is ok as a 2nd device 2 take to school or college …I think for the price it is ok as a 2nd device 2 take to school or college just to type up notes and look up stuff... It would not be my 1st device option.


I actually agree, I actually think it's a good deal and would use a computer like this. (With a proper OS on it first though) but to buy this thinking that it's 'good for kids' is what I strongly disagree with
Edited by: "Josh.Rogan" 27th Sep 2018
LewsTherin27/09/2018 12:04

Kids to learn the basics of computing. Not basics of programming...geez. …Kids to learn the basics of computing. Not basics of programming...geez. Calm down mate, it's fine to browse online, use OpenOffice, learn to type on. Yes any application will strain it, but for the price of a weekly shop, this is ok. I ain't letting my kids use my keyboard, mouse or desktop rig. They can smash (and learn to look after) this cheap laptop. If it breaks, I'll teach them how to troubleshoot and fix it. If not, has a two year warranty as a plaything. Cheaper than Lego and has more uses.


sumdog and scratch are used as early as any office type programs ~8yrs+

lucky there is a warranty if they smash it - smashes are fully guaranteed i am sure...
It's cheap, I'll say that much.

But for Windows 10? Atom + 2GB will be thoroughly crippling.

I think I'd rather spend the £60 on an ex-corporate laptop.
Might not be 1080p, but an i3 4GB machine with 768p display should be achievable for that sort of money, with a small upgrade path. (SSD + extra 4GB ram).
waxsta1 h, 5 m ago

Flash?


"He saved everyone of us"
Quote from Queens Flash.
LewsTherin27/09/2018 12:04

Kids to learn the basics of computing. Not basics of programming...geez. …Kids to learn the basics of computing. Not basics of programming...geez. Calm down mate, it's fine to browse online, use OpenOffice, learn to type on. Yes any application will strain it, but for the price of a weekly shop, this is ok. I ain't letting my kids use my keyboard, mouse or desktop rig. They can smash (and learn to look after) this cheap laptop. If it breaks, I'll teach them how to troubleshoot and fix it. If not, has a two year warranty as a plaything. Cheaper than Lego and has more uses.


Apparently the current curriculum has children coding in text somewhere between 7 and 14, so they'll be learning to type alongside learning to program. If you're buying this laptop for a kid at the bottom end of that range then it's probably fine but towards the upper end they'll need something better.
brilly1 h, 4 m ago

sumdog and scratch are used as early as any office type programs …sumdog and scratch are used as early as any office type programs ~8yrs+lucky there is a warranty if they smash it - smashes are fully guaranteed i am sure...


They'll most likely just smash the keyboard. That can count as wear and tear
I have a very similar spec machine atom quad core and 2gb, it's surprising what it can do actually. Minecraft runs ok on it too. It only really struggles with certain content rich websites really. Fine for businesses ie word and excel use and email.
Bargain, is this at any other stores?
SFconvert27/09/2018 14:23

I have a very similar spec machine atom quad core and 2gb, it's surprising …I have a very similar spec machine atom quad core and 2gb, it's surprising what it can do actually. Minecraft runs ok on it too. It only really struggles with certain content rich websites really. Fine for businesses ie word and excel use and email.Bargain, is this at any other stores?


I am not sure as it says was on offer from £99 to £59.. I have only bought it for my daughter to take 6th form as sometimes not enough laptops, she will only browse internet and type up notes but unsure now after all the above comments... she will not be watching videos etc or playing any games it will be purely to research on...
Great price, i have same spec minipc but wouldn't buy again, ridiculously slow, only kodi and chrome on it but no space for updates, no audio/wifi driver for linux
CampGareth27/09/2018 13:20

Apparently the current curriculum has children coding in text somewhere …Apparently the current curriculum has children coding in text somewhere between 7 and 14, so they'll be learning to type alongside learning to program. If you're buying this laptop for a kid at the bottom end of that range then it's probably fine but towards the upper end they'll need something better.


My kid is in an independent school aged 12, she did not learn anything coding wise that would not have been able to run on this. It's 60 quids worth, people need to find something for the same price with better specs before complaining tbh. Will this run Fallout 76? no and if anyone thinks so, they need their head checked out. Will it be able to render 4k? If you have a few years to spare, sure. People need to be reasonable considering the price.
msp7327/09/2018 14:34

I am not sure as it says was on offer from £99 to £59.. I have only bought …I am not sure as it says was on offer from £99 to £59.. I have only bought it for my daughter to take 6th form as sometimes not enough laptops, she will only browse internet and type up notes but unsure now after all the above comments... she will not be watching videos etc or playing any games it will be purely to research on...


£99 is still a decent price for this, you can't even get similar returns from the Argos ebay for that.
SFconvert5 m ago

£99 is still a decent price for this, you can't even get similar returns …£99 is still a decent price for this, you can't even get similar returns from the Argos ebay for that.


you could always give aldi a ring 2 see if they are about in other stores
LewsTherin27/09/2018 15:09

My kid is in an independent school aged 12, she did not learn anything …My kid is in an independent school aged 12, she did not learn anything coding wise that would not have been able to run on this. It's 60 quids worth, people need to find something for the same price with better specs before complaining tbh. Will this run Fallout 76? no and if anyone thinks so, they need their head checked out. Will it be able to render 4k? If you have a few years to spare, sure. People need to be reasonable considering the price.


It functions and is cheap, so yeah, on those grounds it's a good deal. If I were a kid receiving this though it'd be disappointing to the same degree as receiving a flaystation 4 from grandma (with built-in 2 colour screen!).

You know what I'd prefer? A smartphone. £60 gets you a lot further in that space plus as a more portable device (battery life, size) it opens up things like listening to music on the way to school.
CampGareth32 m ago

It functions and is cheap, so yeah, on those grounds it's a good deal. If …It functions and is cheap, so yeah, on those grounds it's a good deal. If I were a kid receiving this though it'd be disappointing to the same degree as receiving a flaystation 4 from grandma (with built-in 2 colour screen!). You know what I'd prefer? A smartphone. £60 gets you a lot further in that space plus as a more portable device (battery life, size) it opens up things like listening to music on the way to school.


£60 gets you a pretty ropey smartphone, kids would likely have one anyway, but for browsing, emails, a bit of excel and word a laptop, even a slow one like this is far better. Don't forget also that similar spec hp streams etc sell in currys for £150+, so on that basis alone this is a good bargain. Stick 32gb or 64gb memory card in it for music and films and it's a decent travel companion too.
CampGareth58 m ago

It functions and is cheap, so yeah, on those grounds it's a good deal. If …It functions and is cheap, so yeah, on those grounds it's a good deal. If I were a kid receiving this though it'd be disappointing to the same degree as receiving a flaystation 4 from grandma (with built-in 2 colour screen!). You know what I'd prefer? A smartphone. £60 gets you a lot further in that space plus as a more portable device (battery life, size) it opens up things like listening to music on the way to school.


You say that but considering something like this Vtech pad is £100, this £60 seems better spent. Wonder which one a young child would be more disappointed with.

very.co.uk/vte…158
SFconvert3 h, 34 m ago

I have a very similar spec machine atom quad core and 2gb, it's surprising …I have a very similar spec machine atom quad core and 2gb, it's surprising what it can do actually. Minecraft runs ok on it too. It only really struggles with certain content rich websites really. Fine for businesses ie word and excel use and email.Bargain, is this at any other stores?


sounds like its a headliner to bring people back into a store rather than a normal price but i suppose you wont know unless you check!
Will this play 4k games at 120fps?
The_Guru27/09/2018 20:34

Will this play 4k games at 120fps?


It will play one of those disks you can buy with 4000 C64 games on it at 120fps
tonyyeb27/09/2018 12:16

Flatten and put Windows 7 on should help a bit with performance.


Hehehehe.

One problem, from what I recall, wasn't Window's 10 'optimized' for low RAM 'Devices' to begin with?.

Eg. Window's Phone's (ok fine, Window's Phone's are now defunct!, but still?), and Window's Tablet's (as in actual Window's Tablet's, and not fancy fancy contraptions like the Surface Tablet/Laptop 'hybrid' stuff's ... )

All those above were traditionally playing about on 1GB RAM, or 2GB RAM at best, right? (ok, they were either slow as hell at worse, or a wee bit more usable at best - respectively), and all still ran.

Try pulling off that same 'game' of running a Window's 7 installation on just 2GB RAM? (or worse than that, just 1GB RAM even?), won't happen ...

And as the RAM of the OP's Deal can't be upgraded in anyway, you would effectively be inadvertently (and dare I also say - deliberately), end up knackering your 'system' for nothing basically?.

That's my 2 Cents on it anyway.
SClub6 h, 23 m ago

It will play one of those disks you can buy with 4000 C64 games on it at …It will play one of those disks you can buy with 4000 C64 games on it at 120fps


Hahahahahahahaha, that's funny. :-D
tonyyeb18 h, 10 m ago

Flatten and put Windows 7 on should help a bit with performance.


Guaranteed way to ruin performed I reckon. Windows 10 has had a large amount of effort put into it so that it runs well on very low spec machines.
amour3k28/09/2018 03:44

Hehehehe.One problem, from what I recall, wasn't Window's 10 'optimized' …Hehehehe.One problem, from what I recall, wasn't Window's 10 'optimized' for low RAM 'Devices' to begin with?.Eg. Window's Phone's (ok fine, Window's Phone's are now defunct!, but still?), and Window's Tablet's (as in actual Window's Tablet's, and not fancy fancy contraptions like the Surface Tablet/Laptop 'hybrid' stuff's ... )All those above were traditionally playing about on 1GB RAM, or 2GB RAM at best, right? (ok, they were either slow as hell at worse, or a wee bit more usable at best - respectively), and all still ran.Try pulling off that same 'game' of running a Window's 7 installation on just 2GB RAM? (or worse than that, just 1GB RAM even?), won't happen ...And as the RAM of the OP's Deal can't be upgraded in anyway, you would effectively be inadvertently (and dare I also say - deliberately), end up knackering your 'system' for nothing basically?.That's my 2 Cents on it anyway.


Most of our college PCs have worse specs then this and run Windows 7, Office 2013 etc just fine.
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