Medion Akoya i5 3210 750gb HD 8GB Ram Nvidia GT 640m 1080P!!! with Blu Ray £455.95 @  Medion Direct
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Medion Akoya i5 3210 750gb HD 8GB Ram Nvidia GT 640m 1080P!!! with Blu Ray £455.95 @ Medion Direct

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Found 19th Oct 2013
So I missed out on the Lenovo g700 and have been looking for something of similar spec for around the 450-500 mark. Having seen the post for the previous Medion laptop thought I would chuck his up and see what thoughts are. One thing i really liked is that its 17.3" and has full 1080p. Im not looking for hard and tough games i just want something that is in some respects future proof and not going to struggle with day to day use. also BLU-RAY reader which is a huge bonus

4% Quidco aswell

Technical details
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3210M processor
Operating system (OEM version):
Windows 8

Clock Frequency: 2.5GHz
Memory size: 8GB
Total RAM slots: 2
Used RAM slots: 2
Hard disk capacity: 750GB
Screen size: 43,9 cm (17,3")
Resolution: 1920x1080 pixels
Screen Type: non-glare display
LED Backlight: Yes
Graphic:
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 640M DirectX® 11 graphics
with 2048 MB memory and digital HDMI® audio/video output
+ NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology

Optical drives:
Blu-ray reader/multi-standard DVD/CD burner with DVD-RAM and dual layer support

2 x USB 3.0 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
2 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI® out
1 x VGA
1 x LAN (RJ45)

6 Cell Battery
Windows 8

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119 Comments

'1080P!!!' you say?

Shame, I was looking for 2160P!!!

Original Poster

sorry was posting and then realised i hadnt checked the res and got excited and peed a little

3210 = s▲▼◀e !

Decent spec for the price. GPU will run most current games in medium settings and a decent amount on high.

Nice. Not heard anything bad about Medions. Casing may look a little cheap, but looks like some good specs inside.

Looking at the keyboard on 'zoom' its not a standard layout?

Original Poster

looking at pictures appears a german keyboard. i reckon its most likely just german pics as opposed to english keayboards.

micmac69

3210 = s▲▼◀e !


Best phone ever made!?!

One exclamation mark was not enough, two exclamation marks are not enough, three exclamation marks is when all hell breaks loose. Rising from the Tundra like a IT Goblin troll of inflamed cursing is Medion Akoya. Bruce Lee couldn't stop it, Chuck Norris had a go, but he had to fill his car with petrol, Godzilla couldn't stop it, we're at the mercy of optical frenzied Blu Ray infidelity in FULL 1080P! Ladies and gentlemen you're witnessing the apocalypse right here, right now. This is Medion Akoya and nothing, no nothing can stop its high resolution pixelated fashionista infecting all of us. There is no resisting, you will all relent to Medion Akoya, have mercy on us oh Lord of integrated graphics. Medion Akoya has risen and he's looking for breakfast! and a quick nap in a Trust House Forte. Been Warned!
Edited by: "fishmaster" 20th Oct 2013

pbyron1

Nice. Not heard anything bad about Medions. Casing may look a little … Nice. Not heard anything bad about Medions. Casing may look a little cheap, but looks like some good specs inside.


I know two people who had medions die on them after a few weeks

Medions. Total crap.

dataload

I know two people who had medions die on them after a few weeks



Just tell the the formula for God's sake! maybe we can stop this before it goes too far, I'm never one to favour an apocalypse. Maybe just maybe the common cold will stop this marauder in its wake. Medion Akoya starring in all good apocalypses right now, those dedicated graphics are on their way to you and there's nothing you can do to stop it.

qwerta369

Medions. Total crap.



They're good at apocalypses though, I bet you can't do that.

Medion seems to have the jump on pre-Christmas discounts. I'm hoping they sell enough for it to have a domino effect with others following suit.

In the meantime, this is a lot of laptop in terms of specs (not necessarily build) for the money. Thanks OP.

I've had my medion akoya for over a year now. The hardware inside the laptop is fantastic, much better performance than the higher-priced del xps i had to replace due to faulty hardware.
Speakers are standard laptop-fare ie pretty crappy, fine for low volumes but not ideal for gaming, music or movies especially at high volumes. I strongly suggest picking up a good set of headphones.

Screen is average, nice response but viewing angles, contrast and colour vibrancy could be better.

Keyboard good with a nice feel to the keys but the down arrow broke on mine within a week of using it.

The touchpad is generally ok, has a nice texture which lets your fingers slide across it without sticking. However, the left mouse button on the touchpad has all but died on my akoya now, clicking and dragging is no longer practical, this is an annoyance but I can still have full functionality as the touchpad registers taps as click like most laptops.

The glossy finish on the back of the laptop is a fingerprint magnet and scratches easily. This doesn't really bother me though.

fishmaster

Just tell the the formula for God's sake! maybe we can stop this before … Just tell the the formula for God's sake! maybe we can stop this before it goes too far, I'm never one to favour an apocalypse. Maybe just maybe the common cold will stop this marauder in its wake. Medion Akoya starring in all good apocalypses right now, those dedicated graphics are on their way to you and there's nothing you can do to stop it.


what?

This came from a previous thread, naughty naughty.... but anyone its seems good value, except unsure about the brand... actually I think they used to sell these in Aldi as well as pcworld. The best thing about this in my opinion is the screen resolution:3

Awesome!!!

I'll counter the ops '!!!' with a ..., followed swiftly by ALL UPPER CASE JUST TO MAKE SURE I GET MY POINT ACROSS.

Thanks

dataload

I know two people who had medions die on them after a few weeks



I know two people who have really died and come back to life in a few weeks ... true story ... it's on the internetz it must be true - a friend of a friend told me!

Not sure about the Medion laptops but I am in my second desktop. They sound great and look great but I have had nothing but problems with them. My first one packed in after the years warranty ran out. They told me if I had bought it from Aldi then I would have a 3 year warranty and they would look at it. Bought my 2nd one at Aldi and now I am at the point where I don't shut it down as it has a habit of not starting up again and I have to wipe it before it can be used.

I have had my high spec Medion for two years now and I would buy one again, you get killer hardware specs in cheap (but not silly cheap) casing.

Don't believe the hate.

I've had 3 Merion laptops, father in law still has the first from 8 years ago & it's still going strong. bought from aldi with 3 year warranty, can't go wrong

Meshen

GPU will run most current games in medium settings and a decent amount … GPU will run most current games in medium settings and a decent amount on high.



No chance at native resolution.

Dropping down should be fine tough.

notebookcheck.net/NVI…tml


Edited by: "Picard123" 20th Oct 2013

Is this the start of the Xmas price drop ??

Just spoke to my other half - her Medion bought 5 years ago is still going strong - the PCMCIA slot cover did fall apart and my advice to duct tape it back on was (IMO foolishly) ignored. But, apart from that, has fared better than my Dell XPS gaming laptop - two failed PSUs and 3 graphics card failures - and I was totally surprised of the keyboard quality.
As soon as my student son rises - after 2pm probably - I'm going to advice him to get this.
Cheers hot!

I have a Medion laptop bought in March 2003 from toys'r'us for £999. At the time a similar spec from elsewhere was at least double that.

Only issue I've ever had, besides it obviously being slow compared to today's offerings, was that the battery eventually ran down quickly but technology is lightyears ahead now.

I'd buy another Medion without hesitation.

dataload

I know two people who had medions die on them after a few weeks


I know two who have had a medion for 3 years - one of them is me, so who is right? There's only one way to find out...

ordered fri night at 5 - looks like they are deleting orders
Edited by: "brilly" 20th Oct 2013

This is really tempting..... Need a laptop for college, can even play a cheeky game on downtime.

Never had this with other sites

Cheers OP!

Rickardo

I know two who have had a medion for 3 years - one of them is me, so who … I know two who have had a medion for 3 years - one of them is me, so who is right? There's only one way to find out...



Handbags at dawn ?

eastangliauk

Can someone tell me a password tried over 10 and it still wont go?



eh? How about Supercalafragilisticexpialidocious666 ? Surely you won't forget that?
Edited by: "Macdory" 20th Oct 2013

Only thing putting me of is the i5-3210M and GT 640 I have another one I liked with Core i7 3630QM and GT 650M plus BLU RAY and 17 inch and its a Dell but its £650 quite a bit more.

eastangliauk

Only thing putting me of is the i5-3210M and GT 640 I have another one I … Only thing putting me of is the i5-3210M and GT 640 I have another one I liked with Core i7 3630QM and GT 650M plus BLU RAY and 17 inch and its a Dell but its £650 quite a bit more.


what dell is that?

think I will try order this though.

Inspiron 17R 7720
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