MEDION P2211T 2-1 (similar to ASUS T100), 32GB+500GB HDD+11.6" screen: £313 Medion UK through Quidco
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MEDION P2211T 2-1 (similar to ASUS T100), 32GB+500GB HDD+11.6" screen: £313 Medion UK through Quidco

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Found 15th Mar 2014
(Use voucher 20toult1 to get £20 off and 5% through Quidco to get this price over RRP of £249 at medion UK).

Ok this post is NOT only specific to this Medion Akoya (which I dont know much as a brand) but more so as a comparison to much hyped, liked and sold ASUS T100 which is available to order online at Amazon at £313 (previously on sale £299 Dec 2013)

I KNOW Asus T100 currently @ £313 may not be a good price but I was myself in look for similar tablet/notebook form factor deals and came across Medion and HP x2; hence this post.

These look like surprisingly online GOOD deals on the 'competition' to ASUS T100 IMHO.
This MAY help in letting decide which is the better option on 'price performance specification' variables with SAME form factors as ASUS T100 and I also welcome some discussion/suggestions in same.

Option 1: £313: MEDION AKOYA P2211T 2-1: medion.com/gb/…top

Now MEDION's form factor is copy of T100 BUT it comes with added bonus of spare battery AND 500GB in the keyboard dock at the same price as ASUS T100!
Medion website says £249 RRP. However, go through quidco and use code 20toult1 for £20 off to make it £229 and another 5% Quidco makes it £313 which is EXACT price as the ASUS T100! Comparison below>

Brand Value: I DONT KNOW how medion fares, no experience; but certainly it may not compare with likes of premium brands, Processor: Intel Celeron processor N2910- this benchmarks almost same or slightly better than ASUS Z3740 (compared at CPUBOSS) so a tie, Memory: 2GB (tie), HDD: 64 GB (in tablet) expandable through msd, PLUS extra 500GB with extra battery in keyboard dock (HUGE bonus over ASUS), Negative: NO Free Office 2013 Home&Student, Also screen size 11.6 vs ASUS 10.1
Price: same as ASUS T100 with extra 500GB space, same processor benchmark, extra 32GB flash in tablet and same price!

Option 2: £313: ASUS T100 : amazon.co.uk/T10…0UA

Brand Value: Good, Processor: Intel Atom Z3740- so not exactly a ix series workhorse but Atom 'BayTrails' are pretty good, Memory: 2GB, HDD: 32GB expandable to 96GB through 64GB msd, although 128GB msd's already selling, Big bonus- Free Office 2013 Home&Student, Price: Ok not as good as last years £299 but still good at £313 possibly JL will price match

Option 3: £379: HP Pavilion x2 11-h003sa: pcworld.co.uk/gbu…tml

Now this is £66 more than either Asus or Medion. But why I list it here is because of factors below:
Brand Value: Good- HP perhaps maybe better respected than Medion, plus HP keyboards are good, Processor: Intel Pentium N3510, which fares MUCH better than the processors in either T100 or Medion (CPUBOSS compared), Memory: 4GB (so DOUBLE than both above options), HDD: 64GB SSD (nor eMMC)-so double than Asus nd expandable, Negative: NO Free Office 2013 Home&Student, Also screen size 11.6 vs ASUS 10.1, Price: Ok not as good as either Asus or Medion, but Processor is better and maybe keyboards (and extra 32GB over Asus...)

Hope the options are discussed well and I expect some constructive arguments over which option fares better!

7 Comments

The display resolution seems to suspiciously absent, or are my powers of observation merely failing me?

29.5 cm/11.6" multitouch widescreen IPS display with a full HD resolution

this does look interesting! I've always liked the T100 but the 32gb storage has put me off.

anyone care to compare the t100 's baytrail processor with the medion's celeron?

freakie

The display resolution seems to suspiciously absent, or are my powers of … The display resolution seems to suspiciously absent, or are my powers of observation merely failing me?


did you not click the link?

Full HD 1080
With a Full HD screen you will see more! More detail in movies, video games or digital TV. Get out your favorite family photos or Full HD movies. On PC, you can also see more information in your presentations or spreadsheets thanks to 1920 x 1080 pixels

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freakie- medion is full hd 1080 vs HP and T100 non full HD. Also medion and HP are 11.6" vs T100 10.1
ro88- yeah I saw reviews for medion, if you do google most reviews are in german, it being a german brand. However I did google translate and reviews are OK for the price similar to T100 with added 500GB in dock + battery.

Still unsure about the brand.

Also appreciate if some light on HP as well (Option 3)?
Re CPU- I did mention both T100 baytrail and Medion offer similar performance. HP's Pentium performs far better (CPUBOSS).

thx.
Edited by: "Londoner9" 15th Mar 2014

Actually I know someone who has a P2211T and they're very pleased with it. They like the fact it has a full size usb port on the tablet itself so no need to remember an OTG cable and no dangle factor to consider when holding and passing the tablet around with a USB stick in it. Something neither the Asus nor the HP has. However the Dell I talk about below does have one.

For me it's an awkward size. Smaller than A4 but considerably larger than A5. I generally tend to prefer 13.3" inch screens which I consider to be A4 and 10.1" which I consider to be A5.

Geekbench 2 and 3 which are my preferred benchmarks seem to suggest the Asus CPU is better than the Medions. The HP pricing puts it out of consideration for me. It would need to drop to £350 at least. Recently I've been umming and ahhing about the Dell Venue 11 which if a £200 trade in deal can be trusted at one point was £360ish with the keyboard dock but the keyboard dock price seems to go up and down like a working girl. The Venue has an Atom 3770 which Geekbench puts ahead of the Medion, Asus and HP and the dimensions aren't much greater than the Asus. It also has the added advantage of swappable batteries which means if you want you can carry a spare for the road and should you need, you could replace the battery a few years down the line rather than junk an otherwise working machine.

If only Dell would stop trying to charge 'business' prices and fall in line with the home consumer market at somewhere below £400 I'd snap it up.

Edited by: "omgpleasespamme" 15th Mar 2014
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