MEDION AKOYA S6219 15.6" Full HD Everyday Laptop - £299.99 @ Medion
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MEDION AKOYA S6219 15.6" Full HD Everyday Laptop - £299.99 @ Medion

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Found 21st Oct
Been looking for a reasonable priced (under £400) laptop for when my daughter goes to University. Will be used for Uni work, watching videos, and browsing the net (no gaming). This seems a reasonable deal particularly as it has a full HD screen - rare at this price.

  • Intel Pentium N3710 processor (1.6GHz, Quad Core)
  • 4GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM
  • 500GB Hard disk
  • 15,6" Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) non-glare display
  • Multi-card reader for SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards
  • Integrated webcam and microphone
  • Wireless LAN (802.11n) + built-in Bluetooth 4.0 function
  • 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI out, audio combo (Mic-in, Audio-out) port
  • Up to 4 hours battery life (2-cell Li-polymer battery)
  • Windows 10 Home

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"for when my daughter goes to University"

This is a TERRIBLE buy for somebody to use whilst at University.

Why? Primarily, the size and weight, followed by the v.poor battery life.

2kg (2.4kg with charger) is heavy to constantly lug around the campus all day, along with books, satchel etc. 15.6" makes it bulky too in crowded lecture halls and it also takes up alot of space on the small desks they provide in halls of residences.

Battery life is also terrible at less than 4 hours with that 2 cell 4800 mAh battery.

Have a 2 hour lecture in the morning, and whilst her friends have gone out to lunch, your daughter will have to search around for a mains socket to charge it because it's going to struggle to last another 2 hour session in the afternoon.

And she'll be having to do that every week for 3 years!

It also looks old fashioned and ugly - not good for a impressionable young girl in front of her peers when everyone else is whipping out their thin/light ultra portables.

You'd be far better off getting her a used Macbook Air or something like the Chuwi Lapbook Air:
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Personally, I think it would be worth spending the extra £80 and going for the Akoya S6421.

The additional money doubles the RAM & HDD as well as getting you an i3 CPU.
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Original Poster

Any views anyone?

Personally I wouldn't buy a computer that didn't have an SSD. Looks like a fair price though.
Could the 1TB spinning be swapped or would that invalidate the Warranty

Link goes to the homepage for me so I don't know what laptop it is.

Really poor specs.

No ssd in particular a problem.

Very basic level cpu.

4gb ram I doubt it will run w10 well.

Personally, I think it would be worth spending the extra £80 and going for the Akoya S6421.

The additional money doubles the RAM & HDD as well as getting you an i3 CPU.

Laptop prices seem to have shot up in last year or two.

Can't find a NEW i3 laptop any where for the above price.

I can't remember the last sub £300 NEW laptop on HUKD. They all seem to be £500+

It's all refurbs these days
Edited by: "Gollywood" 21st Oct

deany7610 m ago

Personally I wouldn't buy a computer that didn't have an SSD. Looks like a …Personally I wouldn't buy a computer that didn't have an SSD. Looks like a fair price though.Could the 1TB spinning be swapped or would that invalidate the Warranty



Been using SSD on gaming rigs for many a year. Bought the Aspire 3 (A315-21-9188) from Tesco for £329 as I needed something for work. It has a 1TB HDD and when using it for general use I notice no difference compared to what I've been used too. I actually prefer having the space on a day-to-day basis compared to the speed on a SSD as it's not a gaming laptop I'm using.

Gollywood5 m ago

Laptop prices seem to have shot up in last year or two.Can't find a NEW i3 …Laptop prices seem to have shot up in last year or two.Can't find a NEW i3 laptop any where for the above price.I can't remember the last sub £300 NEW laptop on HUKD. They all seem to be £500+It's all refurbs these days



I hear you there. Looked and looked around £350 to no avail. Best value I seen in an actual store was Tesco's.

Gollywood1 h, 45 m ago

Laptop prices seem to have shot up in last year or two.Can't find a NEW i3 …Laptop prices seem to have shot up in last year or two.Can't find a NEW i3 laptop any where for the above price.I can't remember the last sub £300 NEW laptop on HUKD. They all seem to be £500+It's all refurbs these days


I'm with you on this one! Wonder why? I know stuff generally has gone more expensive but laptops seem to of shot up excessively!

Readybrek552 h, 32 m ago

Any views anyone?


Not bad actually. FHD for £300 is pretty good. 4GB RAM is adequate (it really is) but the processor+hard disk may make this a bit sluggish. If you need a new laptop and £300 is your budget - go for it! When you can afford it upgrade to SSD and stick the hard disk in a caddy for backup purposes.
PS. This Medion for £480 is better value.
hotukdeals.com/dea…121
Edited by: "Musicrab" 21st Oct

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HappyShopper2 h, 35 m ago

Personally, I think it would be worth spending the extra £80 and going for …Personally, I think it would be worth spending the extra £80 and going for the Akoya S6421.The additional money doubles the RAM & HDD as well as getting you an i3 CPU.


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Agree.
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The problem is with Laptop deals , you always get the gamers who criticise the spec (after spending £1K or more on their laptop - or wishing they could !)

Sadly you get what you pay for - I think (personally ) that if buyers keep accepting "spinning discs" instead of SSDs then the manufacturers will keep on churning them out .

saveonlaptops.co.uk/80S…tml
£30 more
i3

Edit: Tiny SSD but 500 SSHD (I assume)
Edited by: "RobertM0215" 21st Oct

RobertM021517 m ago

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/80S2000QUK-Lenovo-B50-50_1894138.html £30 …https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/80S2000QUK-Lenovo-B50-50_1894138.html £30 more i3Edit: Tiny SSD but 500 SSHD (I assume)

Not Full HD like this deal though.

Have you looked at Chromebooks? Does everything that you are looking to do and well. You can use google docs and if people insist on word then it can also access office 365 most unis and schools have free access if they insist on its use ( be worth checking)

Only think to make sure of is if you get a printer it must be cloud friendly Chromebooks print via the cloud.

I have a couple kids and wife (OU) and had no problems with viruses, slow down due to mutiple upgrades etc that you get with windows.

Depending on the user, a laptop with better battery life may be desired

"for when my daughter goes to University"


This is a TERRIBLE buy for somebody to use whilst at University.

Why? Primarily, the size and weight, followed by the v.poor battery life.

2kg (2.4kg with charger) is heavy to constantly lug around the campus all day, along with books, satchel etc. 15.6" makes it bulky too in crowded lecture halls and it also takes up alot of space on the small desks they provide in halls of residences.

Battery life is also terrible at less than 4 hours with that 2 cell 4800 mAh battery.

Have a 2 hour lecture in the morning, and whilst her friends have gone out to lunch, your daughter will have to search around for a mains socket to charge it because it's going to struggle to last another 2 hour session in the afternoon.

It also looks old fashioned and ugly - not good for a impressionable young girl in front of her peers when everyone else is whipping out their thing/light ultra portables.

You'd be far better off getting her a used Macbook Air or something like the Chuwi Lapbook Air or Xiaomi Air 12:
hotukdeals.com/dea…721

Edited by: "Picard123" 22nd Oct

mummymelly3 h, 0 m ago

I'm with you on this one! Wonder why? I know stuff generally has gone more …I'm with you on this one! Wonder why? I know stuff generally has gone more expensive but laptops seem to of shot up excessively!


Glad it's not just me! My current laptop I got about 3 years ago (heck, 4 in January!), after spotting it on a deal here. Ex-display from Staples, i3 4th gen, Intel HD graphics 4400 (1792mb memory), 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, lengthy battery life (and even though it was ex-display I still get 9 hours with non-demanding programs). I paid around £270 I think the deal was? No FHD screen, but I was so tired of using the poor Macs at my university that I just used this laptop to get me through uni without having to use their slow Macs! I installed a 128GB SSD which was just enough to fit all my programs I needed. 3 years on and although realistically all I need to do is install a larger SSD (and look at the touch pad underneath as the right-click button has gone a bit finicky) I'm wanting to get something with at least a FHD screen, and maybe a little more oomph as I've found this has gone from being my secondary device to more like my primary device; I'm never really on my desktop anymore.

Yet I find I'm having to spend more money to get pretty much the same performance as what I have now? Yes, mine was ex-display but I don't recall the full RRP being over £400? I'm hanging on until black Friday and hope something comes up. To be honest, I can't say this laptop struggles with what I ask it to do which is largely Photoshop, Illustrator, 3ds Max, and a bit of gaming like Civilization 5. I'd just like a nice FHD screen and maybe a nicer looking laptop...

Picard12333 m ago

"for when my daughter goes to University"This is a TERRIBLE buy for …"for when my daughter goes to University"This is a TERRIBLE buy for somebody to use whilst at University.Why? Primarily, the size and weight, followed by the poor battery life, and then the crappy TN panel screen2kg is heavy to constantly lug around the campus all day, along with books, satchel etc. 15.6" makes it bulky too in crowded lecture halls.Battery life is also terrible at less than 4 hours with that 2 cell 4800 mAh battery. That's not much more than the battery capacity of my smartphone!Have a 2 hour lecture in the morning, and whilst her friends have gone out to lunch, your daughter will have to search around for a mains socket to charge it because it's going to struggle to last another 2 session in the afternoon.It also looks old fashioned and ugly - not good for a impressionable young girl in front of her peers when everyone else is whipping out their thing/light ultra portables. It's also got a crappy, fuzzy TN panel.You'd be far better off getting her a used Macbook Air or something like the Chuwi Lapbook Air: [Video]


Exactly my first thought; but I suppressed it, thinking I'm a cynical old f**t.
Now when I see it in print... Bravely done..
You put it very well.

Extra cold.

Publix9 h, 43 m ago

Exactly my first thought; but I suppressed it, thinking I'm a cynical old …Exactly my first thought; but I suppressed it, thinking I'm a cynical old f**t. Now when I see it in print... Bravely done..You put it very well.


The world of teenage girls / young women is definitely different to us blokes. When I was university, nobody thought twice about carrying around hulking industrial grade laptops as that was all there was! Nowadays though, technology has moved on alot and girls / young women that age are more self-conscious and want to fit in with their peers. So as well as the functional side of purchases, you have to think about the context in which the thing will be used and how it looks. I bought my daughter one of those square generic black laptop briefcases last year but unknown to me, she was squirming every time she used it as she really wanted something more feminine looking so after her mother 'had a word', we got her one of these as it comes in different colours and is more 'handbag like':

luggage-uk.co.uk/sam…dle
Edited by: "Picard123" 22nd Oct

Picard1231 h, 57 m ago

The world of teenage girls / young women is definitely different to us …The world of teenage girls / young women is definitely different to us blokes. When I was university, nobody thought twice about carrying around hulking industrial grade laptops as that was all there was! Nowadays though, technology has moved on alot and girls / young women that age are more self-conscious and want to fit in with their peers. So as well as the functional side of purchases, you have to think about the context in which the thing will be used and how it looks. I bought my daughter one of those square generic black laptop briefcases last year but unknown to me, she was squirming every time she used it as she really wanted something more feminine looking so after her mother 'had a word', we got her one of these as it comes in different colours:https://www.luggage-uk.co.uk/samsonite-lady-tech-14-1-laptop-bailhandle


Take powerpoint slides on good old A4 to lectures. You only need a laptop for your room to do essays and print the powerpoint presentations to save the beer vouchers.

Gollywood12 h, 50 m ago

Laptop prices seem to have shot up in last year or two.Can't find a NEW i3 …Laptop prices seem to have shot up in last year or two.Can't find a NEW i3 laptop any where for the above price.I can't remember the last sub £300 NEW laptop on HUKD. They all seem to be £500+It's all refurbs these days


Weak pound after Brexit. Also it is the lead up to black friday, cheap laptops were all the rage last black friday.

I was in the position of having to buy a laptop for uni about 18 months ago.
Based on that experience, a full hd screen for this price makes it a good deal, but I would echo what the other guy said about it maybe not being the first choice for uni. I ended up getting a 13 inch Lenovo Yoga for around £350. Its HD, and smaller than this one but in practice is still a bit big and heavy. Plus I have had to have the screen replaced under warranty 3 times. I guess with laptops, you should go for the best you can afford.
This one will work though, and wouldnt be a diasaster or anything. My advice would be to get alongside it a rucksack with seperate zipped laptop section. Getting a big old laptop out in a hurry when your bag is stuffed with books and folders is no fun.
Also, I wouldn't buy something really flash unless you can easily afford it. I don't use my laptop half as much as I was expecting for uni. You will be needing old school paper notebooks. A LOT of paper notebooks.
Oh yeah and ssd is preferable but there arent many situations where you cant get around this if you're organised. Its just impatience.

Edited by: "jamesvolunteer" 22nd Oct

Picard1238 h, 23 m ago

The world of teenage girls / young women is definitely different to us …The world of teenage girls / young women is definitely different to us blokes. When I was university, nobody thought twice about carrying around hulking industrial grade laptops as that was all there was! Nowadays though, technology has moved on alot and girls / young women that age are more self-conscious and want to fit in with their peers. So as well as the functional side of purchases, you have to think about the context in which the thing will be used and how it looks. I bought my daughter one of those square generic black laptop briefcases last year but unknown to me, she was squirming every time she used it as she really wanted something more feminine looking so after her mother 'had a word', we got her one of these as it comes in different colours:https://www.luggage-uk.co.uk/samsonite-lady-tech-14-1-laptop-bailhandle


This is where the popular at university concept of 'gender nuetral' falls down somewhat.

Pure_Evil6 h, 58 m ago

Take powerpoint slides on good old A4 to lectures. You only need a …Take powerpoint slides on good old A4 to lectures. You only need a laptop for your room to do essays and print the powerpoint presentations to save the beer vouchers.


Unless you're doing a very practical or non-academic course, you'll have your laptop with you all over the place, particularly when in the library doing research/reading/essays, in tutorials where it will have your notes, materials etc. Nobody wants to go home just to look something up or get access to their information or work through an online course exercise. Half the students at the London Universities for example seem to spend their time hanging about in Starbucks doing their coursework as constantly going back/forth to the student digs in between lectures is a huge time drain. Having a heavy, brick like laptop as a student these days is really something you want to try and avoid, particularly when you can buy a thin/light portable starting from £160 and upwards.
Edited by: "Picard123" 22nd Oct

Keep an eye on the Dell outlet. For just under £300 I bagged a 15” fullHD i5 laptop. 8GB memory and 1TB drive. It was shiny black and was cheap as it was classed as scratched case.

When I got it I could barely see the scratch, and within a few days it had more to match.

Perfect for students who generally don’t look after their kit anyway. An SSD would be nice, it is a bit slow to get going after a reboot, but after that it runs well enough.

Picard1232 h, 26 m ago

Unless you're doing a very practical or non-academic course, you'll have …Unless you're doing a very practical or non-academic course, you'll have your laptop with you all over the place, particularly when in the library doing research/reading/essays, in tutorials where it will have your notes, materials etc. Nobody wants to go home just to look something up or get access to their information or work through an online course exercise. Half the students at the London Universities for example seem to spend their time hanging about in Starbucks doing their coursework as constantly going back/forth to the student digs in between lectures is a huge time drain. Having a heavy, brick like laptop as a student these days is really something you want to try and avoid, particularly when you can buy a thin/light portable starting from £160 and upwards.


My experience is totally different. The powerpoint slide print out is a popular method with most other students physically writing notes on good old fashioned A4 pads. No one on my course (history) writes notes on a laptop. Loads of people use the library computers to do assignments or just do them at home/in their room. I personally am doing a very note/essay intensive course and could easily have gotten away with not having a portable computer at all. The suggestion often made that you really NEED a macbook or high end laptop, or even a low end laptop is a big myth, though granted they do make life more convinient.
To put it another way, 9 out of 10 laptops i see open in uni are on Youtube rather than Word.
I don't doubt that London uni students sit in Starbucks with a laptop open. People also do that to advertise the fact they are a 'writer'.

If you do have one though, I do agree with the thin/light approach. If i had my time again I would have got the HP Stream. Cheap, light and fast. As the other person said above, it also doesnt matter so much about scratches etc.
Edited by: "jamesvolunteer" 22nd Oct

If you sacrifice the Full HD aspect, and pay £100 more, you can get an HP with Core i3-6006u processor, 8GB of RAM, a 2TB HDD and up to 8 hours of battery life for £399.99 from Argos.

That's double the speed, double the RAM, quadruple the HDD and double the battery life.

Comes in white, red and black (choose the colour option from the selector on the landing page)
argos.co.uk/pro…754

Oh, and you get a laptop bag and McAfee thrown in too.
Edited by: "Genki" 22nd Oct

jamesvolunteer1 h, 25 m ago

most other students physically writing notes on good old fashioned A4 …most other students physically writing notes on good old fashioned A4 pads. No one on my course (history) writes notes on a laptop. Loads of people use the library computers to do assignments or just do them at home/in their room.


That's probably because their parents have bought them these hulking 15.6" laptops that are too heavy / bulky to carry around everywhere....

If handwriting is your thing, you would probably like the Yoga Book: theverge.com/cir…016
Edited by: "Picard123" 22nd Oct
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