MEDION® AKOYA® E4028 D (MD7332) Intel® Core™ i3-530 processor, Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, DVD Re-Writer, Memory Card Reader RRP £429 now £255.95 delivered
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MEDION® AKOYA® E4028 D (MD7332) Intel® Core™ i3-530 processor, Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, DVD Re-Writer, Memory Card Reader RRP £429 now £255.95 delivered

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Found 4th Feb 2012
This is my first post so please go easy on me
I'am after a budget PC and this one caught my eye, decent specs also a solid £180 in savings if RRP is real..

Possible cashback Quidco 4% and TCB 4.04% this is around a tenner if honoured.

Technical details

CPU: Intel® Core™ i3-530 processor
Operating system: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 32-bit (OEM Version)
Clock Frequency: 2.93 GHz
Memory size: 4 GB
Memory Type: DDR3 1333 MHz
Hard disk capacity: 320 GB
Intel® HD Graphics on board - 1 x HDMI, 1 x D-Sub VGA
DVD Re-Writer - Max: 16x DVD+R9 (DL), 12x DVD-R9 (DL), 22x DVD+R, 8x DVD+RW, 22x DVD-R, 6x DVD-RW, 48x CD-R, 32x CD-RW, 5x DVD-RAM
8 Channel Audio
Integrated Memory Card Reader
IEEE 1394 FireWire


Connections

Front:
2 x USB 2.0
1 x Headphone
1 x Microphone
Rear:
6 x USB 2.0
2 x PS/2
1 x LAN (RJ45)
1 x FireWire
1 x HDMI
1 x D-Sub VGA
Audio:
1 x Line In
1 x Center/Subwoofer Line Out
1 x Front Line Out
1 x Side Surround Out
1 x Rear Surround Out
1 x Optical SPDIF Out
Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mbit/s


Software (OEM Versions)

Operating system: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 32-bit (OEM Version)
Windows® Live Essentials
Cyberlink Power2Go
Microsoft® Works 9.0
Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007 Trial Edition
BullGuard Internet Security Pack - (Incl. 90 day-update (free registration necessary) from the internet. After 90 days you have to purchase a license if you want to receive ongoing updates)

In the box

MEDION® Akoya® E4028 D
PS/2 keyboard
Optical USB mouse
Power Cord

Other information

Dimensions: 180 x 360 x 395 mm (WxHxD)
Warranty: 12 month warranty
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87 Comments
Thanks for posting SundayDriver, direct link here
might get quidco on this as well?.

Spec ok for that price.

Ok? Need a cheap laptop but haven't got a clue what's what.

mickwedgbrow

might get quidco on this as well?.Spec ok for that price.


Anyone know what motherboard is in these?

Great spec for the price, will make a good Media centre PC.

collectorcol

Ok? Need a cheap laptop but haven't got a clue what's what.



What do you want to use it for? What's your expected price range?
Now £350
Voted cold - then realised the £429 was a RRP and not the current price.

edited

wombat6025

Voted cold - then realised the £429 was a RRP and not the current price.



Makkand

Now £350



Wrong. The price is still £255.95. Follow the direct link Bigflump gave in post no.1.

it is still £249 before delivery check ollieh1 link

Makkand

Now £350





mickwedgbrow

might get quidco on this as well?.Spec ok for that price.




Also 4.04% TCB
Is this any good ??? For the money. Obviously
louisekernow

Is this any good ??? For the money. Obviously



I hope it is... just purchased
not bad
Not sure I'd bother when there's the zoostorm stuff. I do like Medion though, so if I could give 1/2 heat I would...

Intel Pentium Dual Core Sandybridge G630 2.7GHz
8GB RAM
1TB HDD
DVD Writer
Intel HD

No operating system, but that isn't too difficult if you are happy with Linux or can get hold of a student/educational licence for Windows.

ebuyer.com/337…051
Why have they put 32-bit Windows on it. arggggggggggh
dan394

Why have they put 32-bit Windows on it. arggggggggggh



Because it has onboard graphics, 3.2 ish GB addressed by Windows 7 x86 and the rest hogged by the graphics card most likely :-)

Clarification: Available memory vs. Installed memory on Windows 7: support.microsoft.com/kb/…610
Edited by: "martinallen" 4th Feb 2012
This looks good, but i would love to know the mobo that is inside
ps is it 2nd gen core i3?
nope,1st
Why is OP banned LOL?
I've had 2 medion machines from lidl both of which didnt last very long, the second one lasted 2 weeks! I hope the build quality has got better since then
will this take a sandybridge processor at a later date?
Edited by: "jpor" 4th Feb 2012
Don't be fooled , just because it says it's i3 does not make it a good PC, in this case , it's a low end i3 . If you want good value for money either build your own PC or wait for a good zoostorm offer.
jpor

will rhis take a sandybridge processor at a later date?



Very unlikely since they would fit a budget motherboard (I've been on the phone to Medion to find out the motherboard manufacturer with no luck... )

Basically the 1st gen i3 is based on the Nehalem architecture, so the motherboard is set up to serve that architecture. Sandybridge is a different architecture. It isn't impossible to upgrade this machine to Sandybridge, but you'd need a new motherboard... do yourself a favour and buy the zoostorm in my earlier response to this deal :-)
I work for a place that refurbishes computers and sells them, had a higher number than average of medion akoya i3 towers fail with motherboard problems.
Also , Windows 7 32 bit won't be able to register 4GB RAM, it registers around 2gb-3gb only.
martinallen

Very unlikely since they would fit a budget motherboard (I've been on the … Very unlikely since they would fit a budget motherboard (I've been on the phone to Medion to find out the motherboard manufacturer with no luck... )Basically the 1st gen i3 is based on the Nehalem architecture, so the motherboard is set up to serve that architecture. Sandybridge is a different architecture. It isn't impossible to upgrade this machine to Sandybridge, but you'd need a new motherboard... do yourself a favour and buy the zoostorm in my earlier response to this deal :-)



Not just unlikely, actually not possible since this uses socket LGA1156 and Sandybridge based CPUs use FCLGA1155. So it's not about chipset it's about the socket difference.


Edited by: "fishmaster" 4th Feb 2012
Really 32bits windows 7 with 4gb of ram?

Am I missing something or is this really being sold with more ram than it can use, surely you need the 64bit to make use of all 4gb? Hope its a typo or something as otherwise looks quite good.
derek1165

I've had 2 medion machines from lidl both of which didnt last very long, … I've had 2 medion machines from lidl both of which didnt last very long, the second one lasted 2 weeks! I hope the build quality has got better since then



From my experience these towers are utter crap, as I previously mentioned the failure rate on these is higher than what I'd expect.
zxcvbnm

Really 32bits windows 7 with 4gb of ram?Am I missing something or is this … Really 32bits windows 7 with 4gb of ram?Am I missing something or is this really being sold with more ram than it can use, surely you need the 64bit to make use of all 4gb? Hope its a typo or something as otherwise looks quite good.



The amount of ram is a huge selling point for retailers to utilise the ignorance that customers have, so yes this probably does have 32bit Windows 7, I can't say I've noticed because most of the time I've dealt with this machine it doesn't work!

Anyway here's a review of the relative CPU performance >

anandtech.com/sho…1/2
Edited by: "fishmaster" 4th Feb 2012
fishmaster

Not just unlikely, actually not possible since this uses socket LGA1156 … Not just unlikely, actually not possible since this uses socket LGA1156 and Sandybridge based CPUs use FCLGA1155.



Of course you are correct, but since Medion wont tell me the manufacturer of their motherboard, I was assuming they'd come up with the worlds first LGA55 and LGA56 compatible motherboard :-) they share the same 'holes' do they not ;-)
martinallen

Of course you are correct, but since Medion wont tell me the manufacturer … Of course you are correct, but since Medion wont tell me the manufacturer of their motherboard, I was assuming they'd come up with the worlds first LGA55 and LGA56 compatible motherboard :-) they share the same 'holes' do they not ;-)



Good try but >

"Processors of LGA 1155 and LGA 1156 sockets are not compatible with each other since they have different socket notches."

en.wikipedia.org/wik…155

It's all depends of how lucky you are I guess... I remember buying a Packard Bell iExtreme quadcore like 3 years ago, it was a quite powerful machine. Paid over £600 for it reduced and exactly 2 or 3 days after my warranty expired the motherboard just... died.

fishmaster

From my experience these towers are utter crap, as I previously mentioned … From my experience these towers are utter crap, as I previously mentioned the failure rate on these is higher than what I'd expect.


I really don't understand how unlucky some people have been with Medion. I have had 3 and not one component has ever broken and the build quality is always superb which is not surprising as they are German. They always use good quality custom MSI motherboards which MSI build for Medion.
Fit one of the graphics cards mentioned elsewhere, (if there's a pcie slot, there should be) then you''ll have a good system, good for normally use, you''ll even be able to run Outlook (:-) ) A 32bit system can address about 3.5 gigabytes of memory which is fine. 32bit windows 7 is fine.
Don't know about the reliability of the system.
If you are into 3d modelling or editing massive video files or the ultimate gaming machine look elsewhere.
martinallen

Because it has onboard graphics, 3.2 ish GB addressed by Windows 7 x86 … Because it has onboard graphics, 3.2 ish GB addressed by Windows 7 x86 and the rest hogged by the graphics card most likely :-)

Unfortunately the graphics "RAM" has to be part of the addressable memory space, so you lose 1/2 or 1 GB. And if you ever stick in more RAM, you have to reinstall Windows. It is just a bad decision.

Apart from that it is a really good deal. The i3 is a plucky little CPU, and I should work quite well as a general purpose PC. Lack of USB3/eSATA is a bit of an issue, but at this price you have to compromise.
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