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Medion S3409 laptop 13.3" 256gb i3-7100u backlit keyboard £379.99 @ CCL
Medion S3409 laptop 13.3" 256gb i3-7100u backlit keyboard £379.99 @ CCL

Medion S3409 laptop 13.3" 256gb i3-7100u backlit keyboard £379.99 @ CCL

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Intel Core i3 7100U Processor

1920X1080 ips screen

Backlit keyboard

4GB Memory

Intel HD 620 Graphics

Optical Drive: None

256GB Solid State Drive

Windows 10 Home

2 x USB 3.0

1 x Type C

HDMI

2 year warranty

The cheapest 7th gen i found was a very basic looking 15" i5 Acer at ebuyer for £366, but the screen was low res, all plastic case and it wasn't SSD, makes this Medion good value.

Review

hexus.net/tec…e=9

Don't forget TCB topcashback.co.uk/ccl…td/ - only 1% (or Quidco - not sure of their percentage)
- jnm21

34 Comments

Heat for dongles

Per Amazon specs (where it's the same price as found by Winchman yesterday) - weight is 1.4kg, battery life only 4 hours.
Heat added (best <£400 laptop I've seen for ages) but it's not really an ultrabook as they claim with these specs. So it depends whether you want to pay another £100+ for a bit more portability (and maybe RAM).

Heat added. Great spec for money.

Original Poster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu7q21loijk

Shows the size compared to an apple, not sure which one..

Original Poster

waysan

Per Amazon specs (where it's the same price as found by Winchman … Per Amazon specs (where it's the same price as found by Winchman yesterday) - weight is 1.4kg, battery life only 4 hours.Heat added (best <£400 laptop I've seen for ages) but it's not really an ultrabook as they claim with these specs. So it depends whether you want to pay another £100+ for a bit more portability (and maybe RAM).



The battery is supposedly 7 hours, the 4 hours was for the one with the QHD i7 version, thats what says in this review.
notebookcheck.com/Tes…tml

as per last deal, ram not upgradable

(shouldn't obsess about it being 7th gen either)
Edited by: "brilly" 18th Apr

Original Poster

https://www.tesco.com/direct/medion-akoya-s3409-133-laptop-intel-core-i3-7100u-4gb-256gb-ssd-windows-10/484-3222.prd

Its also available from Laptop outlet, and via Tesco to get some points.

winchman

The battery is supposedly 7 hours, the 4 hours was for the one with the … The battery is supposedly 7 hours, the 4 hours was for the one with the QHD i7 version, thats what says in this review.https://www.notebookcheck.com/Test-Medion-Akoya-S3409-Subnotebook.178610.0.html


Fair enough, that's really not bad then and would be fine for an average day out of the office.

Original Poster

brilly

as per last deal, ram not upgradable(shouldn't obsess about it being 7th … as per last deal, ram not upgradable(shouldn't obsess about it being 7th gen either)


You are right, its just that the 6th and 7th i3 is pretty much on par with i5's and are cheaper.

4GB RAM is not enough in my view; shame as the rest is quite good..

winchman

https://www.tesco.com/direct/medion-akoya-s3409-133-laptop-intel-core-i3-7100u-4gb-256gb-ssd-windows-10/484-3222.prdIts also available from Laptop outlet, and via Tesco to get some points.


reason last deal got pulled is cos laptop outlet are suspended btw

Original Poster

afroylnt

4GB RAM is not enough in my view; shame as the rest is quite good..


There should be no problem with 4GB provided you don't want it for gaming. You would want a separate graphics card to game anyway. Rarely see mine go above 2/2.5gb, its my 3rd gen i5 processor that runs at 100% that i think limits my laptop not the ram.
Edited by: "winchman" 18th Apr

Original Poster

brilly

reason last deal got pulled is cos laptop outlet are suspended btw


What did they do? Had a few deals pulled but never find out why....

Junk build quality = Medion

Picard123

Junk build quality = Medion


My dad had a Medion that he bounced off the floor, smashing the screen, but it worked as a small factor PC via a screen for many years after with no issue. I think every maker has their detractors.

jnm21

I think every maker has their detractors.



Haway man, duh Medion deee Tractors tee? [/quote]

Edited by: "HankMcSpank" 18th Apr

Glad you had a laugh!

winchman

There should be no problem with 4GB provided you don't want it for … There should be no problem with 4GB provided you don't want it for gaming. You would want a separate graphics card to game anyway. Rarely see mine go above 2/2.5gb, its my 3rd gen i5 processor that runs at 100% that i think limits my laptop not the ram.


I use firefox & chrome with many tabs; easily go over 4GB.... up to 6GB right now..

I assume the RAM is upgradable, it's only ddr3 by the looks of it

Techn

I assume the RAM is upgradable, it's only ddr3 by the looks of it


A previous post says its not upgradeable but did'nt say why, so maybe its soldered on.

is there anything comparable to this in a 13" form factor? heavily tempted to pull the trigger on this.

bacchic

is there anything comparable to this in a 13" form factor? heavily … is there anything comparable to this in a 13" form factor? heavily tempted to pull the trigger on this.



You'd be far better off trying to track down a refurbished Lenovo X1 Carbon. Even a refurbished one will be better quality than this shonky Medion and the X1 is one of their top of the line business ultrabooks with high end component quality and build as well as 14", 1.4kg, IPS screen, 1440p, vastly better keyboard etc. You can get i7 / 8GB / 240GB SSD versions for about £500 or less and there were i5 versions going a few months ago for around £429.

Edited by: "Picard123" 19th Apr

Great laptop, I have the i7 variant at home, very light and portable. A steal at that price.

jnm21

My dad had a Medion that he bounced off the floor, smashing the screen, … My dad had a Medion that he bounced off the floor, smashing the screen, but it worked as a small factor PC via a screen for many years after with no issue. I think every maker has their detractors.


i wouldn't worry - its just picard
example review of higher spec (and price)
https://www.notebookcheck.com/Test-Medion-Akoya-S3409-Subnotebook.178610.0.html

another example from which? (i5/8gb ram)
"A surprisingly superb laptop75%
LAUNCHED DECEMBER 2016 TESTED DECEMBER 2016
You may not have heard of German computer company Medion before - its laptops aren't often seen on sale over here. But the Medion Akoya S3409 has all the components of a very good 13-inch laptop.
Pros: Rapid processing, gorgeous screen, light and portable, decent battery life
Cons: Poor speaker sound, 100GB less useable space than claimed"
Edited by: "brilly" 19th Apr

brilly

i wouldn't worry - its just picardexample review of higher spec (and … i wouldn't worry - its just picardexample review of higher spec (and price)https://www.notebookcheck.com/Test-Medion-Akoya-S3409-Subnotebook.178610.0.htmlanother example from which? (i5/8gb ram)"A surprisingly superb laptop75%LAUNCHED DECEMBER 2016 TESTED DECEMBER 2016You may not have heard of German computer company Medion before - its laptops aren't often seen on sale over here. But the Medion Akoya S3409 has all the components of a very good 13-inch laptop.Pros: Rapid processing, gorgeous screen, light and portable, decent battery lifeCons: Poor speaker sound, 100GB less useable space than claimed"



You're a subscriber to Which? ROTFL!! No wonder you don't know anything about laptops! X)

Picard123

You're a subscriber to Which? ROTFL!! No wonder you don't know anything … You're a subscriber to Which? ROTFL!! No wonder you don't know anything about laptops! X)


apart from the fact that no i am not a subscriber (great work buddy!) - id go with which? over your nonsense every day of the week

as usual you pick a single point and make a fool of yourself with that
what about the notebookcheck link? probably the biggest and best laptop review site anywhere... but lets not use that as it doesn't back up any made up points eh?

i am sure the person above is waiting for the link to that x1 carbon with the specs you stated for 500quid (apart from not being relevant as much more and a refurb)
14", 1.4kg, IPS screen, 1440p... you can get i7 / 8GB / 240GB SSD versions less than 500 apparently

Edited by: "brilly" 19th Apr

brilly

apart from the fact that no i am not a subscriber (great work buddy!) - … apart from the fact that no i am not a subscriber (great work buddy!) - id go with which? over your nonsense every day of the weekas usual you pick a single point and make a fool of yourself with thatwhat about the notebookcheck link? probably the biggest and best laptop review site anywhere... but lets not use that as it doesn't back up any made up points eh?i am sure the person above is waiting for the link to that x1 carbon with the specs you stated for 500quid (apart from not being relevant as much more and a refurb)14", 1.4kg, IPS screen, 1440p... you can get i7 / 8GB / 240GB SSD versions less than 500 apparently


It would be nice to see some evidence that these Medions are not very high quality - most of the critics are using emotive language and demonstrating little/no proof while professional reviews (not inc. Which!) suggest that they are good machines. I imagine Lenovo X1 Carbons are better built but you'd have to get an old second-hard or refurb to get anywhere near this price - surely a brand new machine with 7th gen processor and warranty is a better bet, especially for under £400.

Besides the bickering, is this laptop actually any good? lol

nomez

Besides the bickering, is this laptop actually any good? lol


well on one hand we have a number of positive reviews
on the other we have picard blowing hot air
you decide

Edited by: "brilly" 19th Apr

nomez

Besides the bickering, is this laptop actually any good? lol



Headline specs are "look" okay but build quality and component quality is garbage. I used to have a very similar Medion model to this. Screen was crap, keyboard bounced like a trampoline, trackpad was a joke, motherboard was cheap junk, fan signature went up and down like Brilly bouncing his bunkbed, BIOS couldn't be updated, SSD was slow and real world battery life was terrible. Hinges on the screen eventually the broke the cheap plastic bezels on the screen. Brilly thought it was great though but then he reads Which? X)

Also if you don't mind an import and know your way around a Windows installation or an OS language/region conversion, the Xiaomi Air 12 is also a vastly more premium laptop than this Medion: gearbest.com/lap…_de
Edited by: "Picard123" 19th Apr

Picard123

Confucius say, "Brilly continue to live in ignorance as Brilly too dumb … Confucius say, "Brilly continue to live in ignorance as Brilly too dumb to use Google."X)


why would i need to google? you supplied me with a link to prove yourself right didn't you? oh...

Picard123

Headline specs are "look" okay but build quality and component quality is … Headline specs are "look" okay but build quality and component quality is garbage. I used to have a very similar Medion model to this. Screen was crap, keyboard bounced like a trampoline, trackpad was a joke, motherboard was cheap junk, fan signature went up and down like Brilly bouncing his bunkbed, BIOS couldn't be updated, SSD was slow and real world battery life was terrible. Hinges on the screen eventually the broke the cheap plastic bezels on the screen. Brilly thought it was great though but then he reads Which? X)


and there you have it nomez, straight from captain jean luc blowhard himself

afroylnt

I use firefox & chrome with many tabs; easily go over 4GB.... up to 6GB … I use firefox & chrome with many tabs; easily go over 4GB.... up to 6GB right now..



​I am over 8gb on chrome alone.... good to have 16 in my case.

So, any idea if ram can be upgraded?

Thanks
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