368°
EXPIRED
Medion Akoya Mini E1210 10" 160Gb Netbook - £239 + £4.99 P&P @ MedionShop
Medion Akoya Mini E1210 10" 160Gb Netbook - £239 + £4.99 P&P @ MedionShop

Medion Akoya Mini E1210 10" 160Gb Netbook - £239 + £4.99 P&P @ MedionShop

Buy forBuy forBuy for£239
GETGet dealVisit site and get deal
Product Description

The sleek and stylish Mini notebook for Everyone!

Feel a new level of freedom and independence with the new Medion Akoya Mini E1210. Now with a 160GB hard drive.
Features

* Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Home
* Intel® Atom TM Processor N270 (1.6GHz)
* Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
o based on PCI-Express technology
* Integrated loudspeakers
* 10" TFT widescreen display
o 1024x600 pixels
* 160GB hard disk
* 1GB DDR2 SDRAM
* Integrated webcam and microphone
* Multi-format memory card reader
o SD, MMC, MS
* Wireless LAN 801.11b/g Draft-N
o up to 300 mbit/s* and 802.11b/g compatibility
* Fast Ethernet LAN port (10/100Mbit/s)
* External AC adapter
* Li-Ion battery

Interfaces

* 3x USB 2.0
* 1x LAN (RJ45)
* 1x VGA
* 1x Microphone
* 1x Line Out

Weight and Dimensions

* Weight: 1.2kg inc. battery
* Dimensions (WxDxH): 260 x 180 x 19/31.5 mm

Software

* Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition (SP3)
* Corel® WordPerfect Office X3
* OEM Versions preinstalled and /or on CD/DVD or recovery DVD

Warranty

12 months

I was lucky enough to find one of the Sainsbury deals two weeks ago and it is a great netbook - really benefits from a Win 7 install. I'm running build 7057 which has been very stable and faster than XP.

75 Comments

Beat me to it as i stumbled across this while looking for a battery upgrade, Excellent price IMO. Worth the extra over the Sainsburys deal given the extra space and lack of deals on netbooks currently around. Definately recomend one of these to anyone considering a netbook. easily upgraded and very user friendly. Running Windows 7 on mine with all the aero features.:thumbsup:

I bought an Medion last August and it is already falling to pieces, terrible customer service, not interested in my emails, I (stupidly) lost my receipt and even though the model i bought was only released on Aug 8th 2008 they wont do a thing without the receipt, even though it cant be more than a year old for the warranty, not interested at all in repairing it, the way its going it will be dead in 4 weeks and thats £600 down the drain, other peoples experience on here has been the same,

2 Lessons i have learnt, dont lose your receipt and dont buy a medion (not voted either way)

Banned

clondikemike;4835113

I bought an Medion last August and it is already falling to pieces, … I bought an Medion last August and it is already falling to pieces, terrible customer service, not interested in my emails, I (stupidly) lost my receipt and even though the model i bought was only released on Aug 8th 2008 they wont do a thing without the receipt, even though it cant be more than a year old for the warranty, not interested at all in repairing it, the way its going it will be dead in 4 weeks and thats £600 down the drain, other peoples experience on here has been the same, 2 Lessons i have learnt, dont lose your receipt and dont buy a medion (not voted either way)



dude is the build quality that bad? shoot that's a tough way to spend £600 :-(

clondikemike;4835113

I bought an Medion last August and it is already falling to pieces, … I bought an Medion last August and it is already falling to pieces, terrible customer service, not interested in my emails, I (stupidly) lost my receipt and even though the model i bought was only released on Aug 8th 2008 they wont do a thing without the receipt, even though it cant be more than a year old for the warranty, not interested at all in repairing it, the way its going it will be dead in 4 weeks and thats £600 down the drain, other peoples experience on here has been the same, 2 Lessons i have learnt, dont lose your receipt and dont buy a medion (not voted either way)



agreed completely, i spent 600 on a medion laptop 16" with supposedly high specifications, tv tuner hdtv etc etc

after 3 hours of trying to fix issues with software/hardware/drivers i just put it back in the box and took it back the same day

absolute piece of ****, you get what you pay for

ill never buy a medion again

if you want a decent netbook get a samsung nc10 or wait for new technology, im happy with mine (8 hours battery life, decent screen and decent keyboard are main selling points)

imranmaz;4835295

dude is the build quality that bad? shoot that's a tough way to spend … dude is the build quality that bad? shoot that's a tough way to spend £600 :-(



The front part of the fingerprint scanner has snapped of, the buttons are starting to stick and the mousepad is getting more unresponsive day by day, also the DVD drive no longer reads or writes, so i cant burn anything, also wont be able to re-install the op system if i have a problems in the future as it wont recognise anything i put in the drive:x

Would never buy one again, wish i had stuck with my faithfull old acer aspire now:oops:

Banned

clondikemike;4835385

The front part of the fingerprint scanner has snapped of extra security … The front part of the fingerprint scanner has snapped of extra security to stop people mimiking your finger print, the buttons are starting to stick auto type enabledand the mousepad is getting more unresponsive day by daybeta touch screen mode initialising, also the DVD drive no longer reads or writes, so i cant burn anything protecting you from copyright lawsuits, also wont be able to re-install the op system if i have a problems in the future as it wont recognise anything i put in the drive protecting you from losing your data and going to a sub standard OS such as linux:xWould never buy one again, wish i had stuck with my faithfull old acer aspire now:oops:



[SIZE="5"]THIS LAPTOP SOUNDS AWESOME! Can anyone say knight rider?![/SIZE]

clondikemike;4835113

I bought an Medion last August and it is already falling to pieces, … I bought an Medion last August and it is already falling to pieces, terrible customer service, not interested in my emails, I (stupidly) lost my receipt and even though the model i bought was only released on Aug 8th 2008 they wont do a thing without the receipt, even though it cant be more than a year old for the warranty, not interested at all in repairing it, the way its going it will be dead in 4 weeks and thats £600 down the drain, other peoples experience on here has been the same, 2 Lessons i have learnt, dont lose your receipt and dont buy a medion (not voted either way)



First port of call , back to retailer they should have a copy of till receipt if you know when you purchased.
Next, did you use credit card? As they are equally liable.
Last , visit CAB or Trading Standards.

Sharpnel;4835384

agreed completely, i spent 600 on a medion laptop 16" with supposedly … agreed completely, i spent 600 on a medion laptop 16" with supposedly high specifications, tv tuner hdtv etc etcafter 3 hours of trying to fix issues with software/hardware/drivers i just put it back in the box and took it back the same dayabsolute piece of ****, you get what you pay forill never buy a medion againif you want a decent netbook get a samsung nc10 or wait for new technology, im happy with mine (8 hours battery life, decent screen and decent keyboard are main selling points)



Proof of purchase is what is required, not receipt. So if you paid by card or cheque, you should have that proof.

Where did you buy it from? As the previous poster has hinted at, it is the retailers responsibility to resolve the issues, albeit they may pass you on to the manufacturer.

Les

Tried to take it back to sainsburys, werent interested told me to call Medion, paid cash for it, just came back from Australia at the time and didnt spend all my travelling cash, so changed my travellers cheques into cash and went and bought this pile of poop, used my nectar card for the points, i said to sainsburys that they must be able to track the payment on my card, basically said its not their problem, call Medion, did that and said to me "when you find the receipt call us back for repair" I said i have LOST IT, they said "sorry nothing we can do without my receipt", i told them that it has to be in warranty as the model isnt even a year old, "sorry thats our policy", bullhonkey:x

clondikemike;4835505

Tried to take it back to sainsburys, werent interested told me to call … Tried to take it back to sainsburys, werent interested told me to call Medion, paid cash for it, just came back from Australia at the time and didnt spend all my travelling cash, so changed my travellers cheques into cash and went and bought this pile of poop, used my nectar card for the points, i said to sainsburys that they must be able to track the payment on my card, basically said its not their problem, call Medion, did that and said to me "when you find the receipt call us back for repair" I said i have LOST IT, they said "sorry nothing we can do without my receipt", i told them that it has to be in warranty as the model isnt even a year old, "sorry thats our policy", bullhonkey:x



If you know the day that record will be on your loyalty card as well as their sales records which iirc they need to keep records for at least 6 yrs, and as it's electronic should be easy for them to trace.
A quick call from TS to the manager should resolve this for you.
BTW Sainsburys know they are wholly responsible under TSoG act for anything they sell, if the manager doesn't then he needs a good kick up the bs.They rely on your lack of knowledge re. your rights to fob you off and the mfg has no responsibility in the matter of faulty goods although as a rule the will play ball.

Maybe a call to BBC watchdog or local paper if none of the above work, but TS should.

Flynn Jack;4835750

If you know the day that record will be on your loyalty card as well as … If you know the day that record will be on your loyalty card as well as their sales records which iirc they need to keep records for at least 6 yrs, and as it's electronic should be easy for them to trace.A quick call from TS to the manager should resolve this for you. BTW Sainsburys know they are wholly responsible under TSoG act for anything they sell, if the manager doesn't then he needs a good kick up the bs.They rely on your lack of knowledge re. your rights to fob you off and the mfg has no responsibility in the matter of faulty goods although as a rule the will play ball.Maybe a call to BBC watchdog or local paper if none of the above work, but TS should.



Cheers for youe advice, will give them another go and ts if all else fails:thumbsup:

More advice here ]http///w…uk/
Print and take relevant bits if needs be.

Flynn Jack;4837123

More advice here ]http:///www.consumerdirect.gov.uk/Print and take … More advice here ]http:///www.consumerdirect.gov.uk/Print and take relevant bits if needs be.



Helpful - but one / too many in the link :oops:

Didn't notice that, as was cut n paste jobby. Stupid boy, must pay more attention.

medion mediocre messy

Original Poster

aabarcellos;4839260

medion mediocre messy



Another useful comment. Based on what, heresay? It would be helpful if you added why you know/think this.
As ever though, people are likely to give the bad news rather than the good.

Do Medion actually produce these? I suspect MSI, Advent etc variants are all made together, are they carp too? They were not rhetorical q's.

I personally have good experience with medion (cobbled pcs) - as damadgeruk comments, they dont 'make' their own pcs, so the innards are generally decent and reconisable componants from well known companies. Maybe their customer service record is poor? but as i've not have their pc/laptops break down on me, I have no history of complaints

I would like to know if this is a decent offer? as I do need a netbook, and price seems fair, any feedback here on actual specs and posted offer?

medion is a shoddy business that needs some proper management if it wants to compete in this market

honestly. the quality of their laptops reminds me of something id get from the poundshop

and thats after using 3 of them

Sharpnel;4835384

absolute piece of ****, you get what you pay forill never buy a medion … absolute piece of ****, you get what you pay forill never buy a medion again



I repair PCs for a living, and couldn't agree more! The number of Medions I get brought in that are
Invest in a Dell if you're looking for an alternative to Eee or NC10, it'll be money well spent in the long run.

The model here is not manufactured by Medion, its a rebadged MSI Wind and is very solid having got 2 myself.

I would have been tempted if it had a gigabit port

Im afraid i have to add to the anti medion people , ive bought 2 pcs with their branding , 1 didnt have the power or sata connectors plugged in , the other had a faulty graphics card which was replaced 3 times in 2 months , in the end they replaced the pc with a new one which in turn had the graphics card replaced once , the customer service wasnt too bad but when you spend £600 you do tend to expect something will work.

Try searching Sony spares or repairs or even dell spares or repairs in laptops on ebay and see how many hundreds there are,A laptop is only any good when in warranty no matter who made it,And as for receipts no manufacturer will repair a laptop without proof of purchase,

Good spec but I think I would stick with better brands like Asus, Tos or HP.

From a quick google search found a netbook comparison including this netbook:
netbooktech.com/tag…10/
Actual link: technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol…ece

Came last at 2/5: Like all the Windows machines, it feels slightly sluggish, and the extensive use of plastics in the casing makes it feel less rugged than many of the others. That said, if all you need is a functional second computer for travelling, this would not be a bad choice. Buy a proper mouse, though.

Not going to be canceling my dell 9 mini order then!

Nothing wrong with the build quality of these as they are just rebadged MSI Winds. I got the ALDI offer when it was on recently which is this exact model it is a superb liitle machine you can't go wrong with it.

The Medion Akoya is the same Netbook as the MSI Wind and an Advent 4211 to name just a few. As far as I am aware they are all made by the same manufacturer from the same components and probably in the same factory.

]http//en…ook

Poor customer service will be down to the distributor not the manufacturer.

I don't know about other Medions, but this one is fantastic.

I took advantage of the Sainsbury's deal a while ago, I've been using the Laptop ever since (triple boot Windows XP, Windows 7 and Mac OS X) and have absolutely zero problems.

The laptop seems sturdy enough, I take it to school everyday and suffers the usual bumps and scrapes associated with regular travel. All I have protecting it is a $3 softcase from DealExtreme which is a perfect fit.


And IMHO, the sainsbury's deal was much better.

At £180, it was EXACTLY the same, except you had an 80GB Hard Drive instead of a 160GB, compared to the £245 this deal stands at.

What's more it is apparently very easy to replace the drives in these things, so pick up a 160GB 2.5" SATA on ebay for about £40 quid, and you've already saved money, but for me 80GB storage is more than enough.

Lets have a bit of clarity.

Medion do not manufacture notebooks. They are all oem units purchased from various manufacturers, and branded/labelled as Medion.

Medion have a poor reputation for after sales service, and certainly sme of their product is carp.

SOME of their product is however excellent, and some people speak highly of the service they have received.

This unit is a badged version of the MSI Wind, one of the most respected and highly rated netbooks available.

Its the same sitauion with DSG (PCWorld, Dixons, Currys, Pixmania). Advent is just a branding. The Advent 4211 is another flavour of the Wind.

If you buy either the Medion listed here of the Advent 4211, then you are buying an excellent netbook. The risk if any is that neither of these companies are noted for good customer service.

People ranting about Medion gives a good indication of the service you may recieve, but it should be made clear that this is not a direct reflection on the quality of this particular netbook.

Anyone know whether it is a 3-cell or 6-cell battery. I'm trying to weigh-up whether the Lenovo S10 is a better offer,

hotukdeals.com/ite…d-/

I'm a Linux user anyway and would take XP straight off the Medion.

Rgds,

Martin

You want to talk poor service google "Macbook air hinge",After paying around a £1000 for a macbook air people starting to find broken hinges,Apple are refsusing to repair this under warranty calling it accidental damage,Apparantly your not supposed to open and close them,Then repair then costs approx £500,You dont always get what you pay for,

bytemaster;4844212

Lets have a bit of clarity.Medion do not manufacture notebooks. They are … Lets have a bit of clarity.Medion do not manufacture notebooks. They are all oem units purchased from various manufacturers, and branded/labelled as Medion.Medion have a poor reputation for after sales service, and certainly sme of their product is carp.SOME of their product is however excellent, and some people speak highly of the service they have received.This unit is a badged version of the MSI Wind, one of the most respected and highly rated netbooks available.Its the same sitauion with DSG (PCWorld, Dixons, Currys, Pixmania). Advent is just a branding. The Advent 4211 is another flavour of the Wind.If you buy either the Medion listed here of the Advent 4211, then you are buying an excellent netbook. The risk if any is that neither of these companies are noted for good customer service.People ranting about Medion gives a good indication of the service you may recieve, but it should be made clear that this is not a direct reflection on the quality of this particular netbook.



i think the only people who think their medion purchases are good either dont know what true quality is or they are denying the fact they made a bad purchase

im sure they do mass purchase cheap oem parts that are overstocked by some suppliers, then put them together randomly without any thoughts for compatibility using cheap labour

heres a pic from their factory (outsourcing cuts costs even more)
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn266/jimmy8835/medion_factory01.jpg

RHodgett;4844083

From a quick google search found a netbook comparison including this … From a quick google search found a netbook comparison including this netbook:http://www.netbooktech.com/tag/medion-akoya-mini-e1210/Actual link: http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/personal_tech/article5838404.eceCame last at 2/5: Like all the Windows machines, it feels slightly sluggish, and the extensive use of plastics in the casing makes it feel less rugged than many of the others. That said, if all you need is a functional second computer for travelling, this would not be a bad choice. Buy a proper mouse, though. Not going to be canceling my dell 9 mini order then!



The Times forgot to say @ £176 from Sainsburys it was easily the cheapest model reviewed and less than HALF (!!) the price of several of the other models from Advent, HP, etc.!!

I think that makes a HUGE difference!

Brewer;4844335

The Times forgot to say @ £176 from Sainsburys it was easily the cheapest … The Times forgot to say @ £176 from Sainsburys it was easily the cheapest model reviewed and less than HALF (!!) the price of several of the other models from Advent, HP, etc.!!I think that makes a HUGE difference!


I agree, however thats only for the deal seekers like us. The Dell 9 I know was also found for £179, £100 less than the stated value on the times review.

Sharpnel;4844296

i think the only people who think their medion purchases are good either … i think the only people who think their medion purchases are good either dont know what true quality is or they are denying the fact they made a bad purchase



Again, these are re-badged MSI Wind's, a model which is rated as one of the top netbooks for price/performance. You are not speaking from a position of facts, so please dont speculate.

Sharpnel;4844296

im sure they do mass purchase cheap oem parts that are overstocked by … im sure they do mass purchase cheap oem parts that are overstocked by some suppliers, then put them together randomly without any thoughts for compatibility using cheap labour



If you are sure, show us the evidence so we can all be sure too.
Again, Medion dont make these so they dont have to consider "compatibility" or "cheap labour". MSI did and spend incredible amounts on R&D, thus providing this model to Medion, Advent, LG, Multirama, NTT, etc. to name but a few! Are you making the same claim for all of those brands too?!

Sharpnel;4844296

heres a pic from their factory (outsourcing cuts costs even more)



If it was "outsourced" it wouldnt be "their factory" would it?!:whistling:

As one of the former posters has stated, yes, Medion may have some questionable UK support and warranty practices, but please dont confuse this with bad / low quality product. That would be unfair, unless you have evidence to the contrary (and not the speculation spouted above).

Thanks.:thumbsup:

Sharpnel;4844296

i think the only people who think their medion purchases are good either … i think the only people who think their medion purchases are good either dont know what true quality is or they are denying the fact they made a bad purchaseim sure they do mass purchase cheap oem parts that are overstocked by some suppliers, then put them together randomly without any thoughts for compatibility using cheap labour



Well i'm another one that has been stung by Medion.
Wouldnt touch them again with a bargepole, waiting months just to get a techie out to fix the PC.

And the Desktop i had, it was high spec all bundled into a small media centre type case.
Near everyone who purchased had heat issues, and most all had to get burnt out graphics cards, CPU fans replaced.
They got parts, and just threw them together and shipped them out, with no foresight to if the things would actually work.
Useless company.

And even if this is just rebadged, you still get the shoddy Medion Warranty.
Its basically getting an MSI Wind with no Warranty, its on the same par as buying it off a dodgy guy with a bundle in his car boot.

Dont be fooled by brand name and quality.

Your expensive Dell or HP may have been made by the same hand that made your Medion! Most laptops, or their component parts, are build at the same or similar factories.

Link From Reuters... ]Taiwan's Inventec in Chongqing laptop tie-up with HP

Many top PC brands such as HP, Dell (DELL.O) and Acer (2353.TW) typically carry out their own design work, but outsource the labour-intensive manufacturing to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) such as Inventec.

Many of these OEMs are headquartered in Taiwan, with Taiwanese contract manufacturers such as Quanta (2382.TW) and Compal Electronics (2324.TW) making more than 80 percent of the world's laptop PCs.


EDIT: I have a Dell and a Medion and am happy with both. (N.B. The Dell needed a new screen and hard drive after 6 months but the customer service was good!!)

Brewer;4844455

Again, these are re-badged MSI Wind's, a model which is rated as one of … Again, these are re-badged MSI Wind's, a model which is rated as one of the top netbooks for price/performance. You are not speaking from a position of facts, so please dont speculate.If you are sure, show us the evidence so we can all be sure too.Again, Medion dont make these so they dont have to consider "compatibility" or "cheap labour". MSI did and spend incredible amounts on R&D, thus providing this model to Medion, Advent, LG, Multirama, NTT, etc. to name but a few! Are you making the same claim for all of those brands too?!If it was "outsourced" it wouldnt be "their factory" would it?!:whistling:As one of the former posters has stated, yes, Medion may have some questionable UK support and warranty practices, but please dont confuse this with bad / low quality product. That would be unfair, unless you have evidence to the contrary (and not the speculation spouted above).Thanks.:thumbsup:




why are you putting all the blame onto the service in the uk only?

they DO sell SH*T products... ive had one, and so have many other people

they dont do excellent products, that costs money to them

buy cheap, sell cheap, its a simple business model...


i have no reason to lie on here, i just dont want my fellow consumers to settle for sub par products


you sound like a medion employee the way you big them up

sickofthesea;4844227

Anyone know whether it is a 3-cell or 6-cell battery. I'm trying to … Anyone know whether it is a 3-cell or 6-cell battery. I'm trying to weigh-up whether the Lenovo S10 is a better offer,http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/356402/lenovo-s10e-linux-netbook-160gb-hd-/I'm a Linux user anyway and would take XP straight off the Medion.Rgds,Martin



from what I can see - it should have teh 6 cell battery as its specs match an updated version (compared to sainsbury offer which was the older model)

Medion has announced an update to its Akoya Mini E1210 netbook. The … Medion has announced an update to its Akoya Mini E1210 netbook. The refreshed version will now offer a new six cell Li-ion battery, a 160GB hard drive and Bluetooth connectivity via a dongle. Medion promises a battery life of up to 5 hours, and there's also faster WLAN draft N wireless internet connectivity which should speed things up with a compatible router, etc. Other specs - 10-inch TFT widescreen, 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor N270, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950, 1GB DDR2 SDRAM memory, a multi memory card reader and webcam - remain the same. The tweaked E1210 retains its portable design with dimensions of 260 x 180 x 19mm (with the lid open apparently) and weighs 1.25kg including the battery. The E1210 comes with Windows XP Home Edition including Service Pack 3 as well as other bundled bits, mainly from Corel.

I have one and its great,
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text