Medion The Touch E1317T - 10.1in Windows 8 Touch Laptop @ Asda Direct - £149
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Medion The Touch E1317T - 10.1in Windows 8 Touch Laptop @ Asda Direct - £149

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Found 19th Mar 2014
Asda Direct have the Medion E1317T touchscreen laptop on sale for £149 delivered to your local store for pickup, which is an absolute steal.

The processor is more than capable of spreadsheets, word, web browsing etc, and the laptop has Office Home and Student 2013 pre-installed. For basic tasks it's perfect, and can play HD content very well.

Can I also recommend uninstalling the preinstalled Kaspersky antivirus and replacing it with your own, as it helps to speed the laptop up significantly.

Specs and a link to a review (in German) are below.

10.1in Touchscreen (1366x768)
AMD A4 1200 Dual Core processor
2GB RAM
500GB Hard Drive
1xUSB 3.0
2xUSB 2.0
AMD Radeon HD 8180 GPU
(further detailed specs in the deal link)

Review:

notebookcheck.com/Tes…tml
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31 Comments

Original Poster

Why has this been expired? The other deal was dead and this had only come back into stock recently.

Original Poster

probably because its actually out of stock!

Because of the traders on this site, they buy all the stock for re-sale on ebay !!

resale?
does anybody actually buy these?

Original Poster

Yeah I think it was, it was expired but when I checked the link, they were still in stock. Definitely a reseller. Glad I managed to nab one but its a shame no other genuine HUKD'er managed to benefit from it.

Deal is back in stock, so thanks OP

I'm just sorry I can't add heat (_;)

Original Poster

Managed to get it unexpired, feel free to add the heat Crown!

Again I'm very glad you managed to get one, I hope a few others may stand a chance now too.

Original Poster

yankyg

Please report this deal, and ask the mod to find out who expired this … Please report this deal, and ask the mod to find out who expired this before it sold out, possibly to stop others buying it. The mods won't reply, but they DO take action.


Thanks for the advice mate, I've contacted the mods so hopefully they'll look into it. Glad it could be of use to someone finally

Original Poster

Mine arrived today, VERY slow after Windows 8 finished installing. Turns out there's lots of bloatware, and after nearly an hour of uninstalling it all it now runs quick.

I just bought one to collect on Sunday, I will be pleased if it's in the same ballpark as my AcerC7 Chromebook in speed and performance which is my main computer at the moment and one which I ♥ .............I have no experience of High End Laptops so what is Snail Pace for many maybe Normal for me!

But I read all post carefully and will remove Bloatware and Anti Virus

Is the RAM upgradeable anyone?

Has anyone got Office to run, mine keeps asking for a key and so far have been unable to find it. I have mailed Medion with the question so will post any reply I get. On the plus side I have upgraded to Windows 8.1 which is slightly more usable, who would have thought we would miss the Start button.

Out of Stock (Sun 23rd March 12:10pm)

Hubby bought one of these and picked it up on saturday. If you buy one, i would strongly recommend removing the anti virus as in his words "it was virtually unusable" until he did that. Then he updated the numerous Windows updates (and that took an age!) and now he is v happy with it and it now runs fine (for his needs).

http://forums.watchuseek.com/attachments/f15/1135161d1372248653-breitling-navitimer-01-date-changing-problems-3ps5zq.jpg

In case it comes back into stock:

Anyone know if the RAM is easily accessible? I'd imagine if you reinstall Windows, slap some more RAM in there it could be a great wee notebook.

Edit: Just seen a review OP linked confirming you can easily get to it from under the keyboard. Tempted to check my local store tomorrow, I remember them selling it before.

Edited by: "Iain815" 27th Mar 2014

Iain815

In case it comes back into stock: Anyone know if the RAM is easily … In case it comes back into stock: Anyone know if the RAM is easily accessible? I'd imagine if you reinstall Windows, slap some more RAM in there it could be a great wee notebook.Edit: Just seen a review OP linked confirming you can easily get to it from under the keyboard. Tempted to check my local store tomorrow, I remember them selling it before.



It's not an easy job to get to RAM - the whole computer needs to come apart, it's not just a case of removing the keyboard. There's no access panels to anything from underneath.

The notebook is painfully slow when doing anything other than the most simple of task. Don't expect to be able to multitask. When browsing the internet expect lots of script errors as its not fast enough to load pages. The touchpad is the worst thing I've ever used, it has a mind of it's own and will pretty much do the opposite of what your trying to do. It also uses about 20% of the CPU just for the touchpad.

I removed all the bloatware btw (and there's a lot of it).

It's really not worth £150, the only good thing is the touchscreen works surprisingly well.

Would this be ok just for iTunes? My current laptop is on it's way out but now have an ipad, so need purely for iTunes and maybe a small amount of word docs

It is very easy to upgrade the ram, the keyboard lifts out from the top end by using credit card or similar to release the little tabs.
The ram can be changed without any other work done, if you want to replace the hard drive you have 7 screws to take out a metal
panel to lift and you have access to the hard drive..simple, The addition of 4gb ram and ssd makes this little machine fly.
Not a gaming machine but a very useable netbook or laptop.
Cheers
Pako

I bought one of these last week, thinking it was a real bargain. However, I have decided to return it because even after 3 or 4 days of almost constant updating (very slow even on a good broadband connection), the machine - when it eventually boots up and you log in - starts with a blank white screen necessitating prodding around with the Windows key to get back to the start screen. If you prefer the desktop screen (as I do), the machine apparently randomly reverts to the new touch screen, and the same thing happens when you are in Explorer. I wanted to download the Bing bar, because (and this is a bit sad) I like the different screen picture every day; but for some reason, it was impossible to download anything from Microsoft in Explorer. It wasn't possible to download the Chrome browser either, because the computer wanted admin permissions to download and as I was the only user and named administrator in the security settings it was all rather difficult to see what was going wrong. Mind you, you could always listen to the incessant thrashing of the hard disk....

That aside, for someone who manages to get a machine which doesn't exhibit too many software glitches, and who has reserves of patience to set it up properly, this is a genuine bargain - good screen, excellent build quality and MS Office bundled in. The advice given by Pakomen above to upgrade the RAM is good, although even with only 2GB of RAM installed, it should perform most simple tasks perfectly well.

lfstone

I bought one of these last week, thinking it was a real bargain. … I bought one of these last week, thinking it was a real bargain. However, I have decided to return it because even after 3 or 4 days of almost constant updating (very slow even on a good broadband connection), the machine - when it eventually boots up and you log in - starts with a blank white screen necessitating prodding around with the Windows key to get back to the start screen. If you prefer the desktop screen (as I do), the machine apparently randomly reverts to the new touch screen, and the same thing happens when you are in Explorer. I wanted to download the Bing bar, because (and this is a bit sad) I like the different screen picture every day; but for some reason, it was impossible to download anything from Microsoft in Explorer. It wasn't possible to download the Chrome browser either, because the computer wanted admin permissions to download and as I was the only user and named administrator in the security settings it was all rather difficult to see what was going wrong. Mind you, you could always listen to the incessant thrashing of the hard disk....That aside, for someone who manages to get a machine which doesn't exhibit too many software glitches, and who has reserves of patience to set it up properly, this is a genuine bargain - good screen, excellent build quality and MS Office bundled in. The advice given by Pakomen above to upgrade the RAM is good, although even with only 2GB of RAM installed, it should perform most simple tasks perfectly well.



Totally agree. Bought a couple and they are going back. There are brutally slow. And I mean slow. Took 10 mins to update to open store.

Unusable. A 5 year old laptop is quicker and quieter.

To be honest all the problems people have mentioned sound like they could be easily fixed with a hard drive format and fresh OS install. Though if you don't know how to do that then its probably not worth the money.

Think I might get one and use it for web design on the go.

eltigro

Totally agree. Bought a couple and they are going back. There are … Totally agree. Bought a couple and they are going back. There are brutally slow. And I mean slow. Took 10 mins to update to open store. Unusable. A 5 year old laptop is quicker and quieter.



As said above, hubby removed the anti virus and it's v quick. When he switches on it's a matter of a few seconds before booting up fully - have you removed that?

Still got one sealed in the box, still wondering what to do, keep or return.....

On using the machine out of the box it was painfully slow, one of the reasons was that it was updating windows for ages, i think
I ran mine for nearly 2 days and the hard drive was still chattering away, Not sure of Microsofts server was slow or what.
Anyway i upgraded the ram , put in an ssd. it now boots to login screen in about 4 seconds and to the Win 8 start screen in about 1 second after password entered..A lot faster than an old laptop. I think it is well worth the money if you are willing to put a bit of effort into uograding and getting rid of antivirus and bloatware.
cheers
Pako

My local store was selling them still at £200 sadly, I'll wait to see if they come back into stock on Direct.

That Toshiba chromebook is tempting at £200...

Anyone managed to update to win 8.1,
mine sticks at 63% , switch off and restart reverts to win 8
cheers
Pako

pakomen

Anyone managed to update to win 8.1,mine sticks at 63% , switch off and … Anyone managed to update to win 8.1,mine sticks at 63% , switch off and restart reverts to win 8cheersPako



Yep hubby has done his. Apparantly it took a good 5/6 hours. But he left it alone and all is well, although it took an age!

Thanks Melmorc,
Got it upgraded ok I removed anti virus and it didn't stall at abou 83% this time.
Cheers
Pakomen

I think there is something a bit odd about these. The first one I had took ages to boot out the box and I couldnt even navigate to the control panel to start to remove the bloatware, it just hung on a white screen. I eventually gave up once I'd noticed the number 6 key was hanging off the keyboard and I couldnt push it down.

I decided to give another one a go and it arrived yesterday. It booted out the box a lot lot quicker (a few mins) and it only took me an hour to remove the ashampoo and AV software, it is currently updating windows to 8.1 and seems to be performing ok.

I'm wondering whether some of them suffer from software glitching/failure as well as being full of crappy software. Certainly the 2nd one I got was totally different from the 1st.

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