MEDION® AKOYA® S2218 Notebook 11.6 £99.99@ALDI [Intel® Atom® Z3735F processor and Intel® HD graphics+Full HD display and a resolution of 1920 x 1080+32GB flash memory and 2GB memory]
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MEDION® AKOYA® S2218 Notebook 11.6 £99.99@ALDI [Intel® Atom® Z3735F processor and Intel® HD graphics+Full HD display and a resolution of 1920 x 1080+32GB flash memory and 2GB memory]

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Found 27th Dec 2016
A MEDION® AKOYA® S2218 Notebook 11.6", with HD display and audio, plus an integrated webcam and microphone. It's completely wireless - ideal for students to use in lectures or study at home.

Features

Intel® Atom® Z3735F processor and Intel® HD graphics (1.33 GHz up to 1.83 GHz, 2MB Cache)

29.5cm/11.6" Full HD display and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels

2x USB ports, 1 x HDMI out

Memory card reader

High-definition audio with 2 loudspeakers, Dolby® AudioTM certified

Wireless LAN with integrated Bluetooth® 4.0 function

Fast Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n-standard technology and integrated HD webcam and microphone

Windows 10 pre-installed

Free trials of Office 365 and McAfee LiveSafe

Battery Life: Up to 7 hours
- Boogie83e

52 Comments

can the ram be upgraded ?

KiNG

can the ram be upgraded ?



​No as the cpu has a max support of 2gb

I have a kindle fire 10" 5th generation which I detest . Would this be a like for like kinda replacement? It's just used for browsing and the occasional document ?

Does anyone knw what the touchpad is like on this,can it do one finger scroll? Don't like the 2 finger function.

emodan

​No as the cpu has a max support of 2gb



emodan

​No as the cpu has a max support of 2gb




On paper sure Intel say 2gb, in reality yes it has been provided with models sporting 4gb ram.

But no, there's no ability to upgrade ram in this device anyway.

Don't matter how good it is, All the time it's called Atom, It's gonna struggle.

The 3735 is pretty bad, I had one in a 7inch tablet and it struggled even then

CPU benchmark 908

pretty crappy

rvcshart

On paper sure Intel say 2gb, in reality yes it has been provided with … On paper sure Intel say 2gb, in reality yes it has been provided with models sporting 4gb ram.But no, there's no ability to upgrade ram in this device anyway.



Think that's the Z3745 or similar. The Z3735F is restricted to 2GB and the Z3735G to 1GB. But regardless, like you say, the RAM is almost always soldered on these thin and light netbooks.

That screen is brilliant for a £100 machine.

For £100 quid it's a bargain! Don't expect it to last for that price though. We bought a similar one years ago and it was perfect for basic stuff like web browsing etc

Its a bargain but id give it a pass since its not using the latest cherry trail cpu.

plewis00

Think that's the Z3745 or similar. The Z3735F is restricted to 2GB and … Think that's the Z3745 or similar. The Z3735F is restricted to 2GB and the Z3735G to 1GB. But regardless, like you say, the RAM is almost always soldered on these thin and light netbooks.That screen is brilliant for a £100 machine.



Supposed to be yes, but there really are some running with 4gb.

m.cclonline.com/pro…12/

Likely the same trick they did with the cherry 8300 etc, causes serious speed issues. Likely to get better performance with 2gb tbh.

Wipe Win10 and install Linux and it will be a decent machine for a couple of years, that 32GB of storage is the real issue, not even enough to do the last big Win10 update, as plenty of cheap and cheerful netbook owners discovered.

Surely this would be great with a lightweight Linux distro on it. Can it accommodate a 2.5" SATA hard drive?

Gentle_Giant

Wipe Win10 and install Linux and it will be a decent machine for a couple … Wipe Win10 and install Linux and it will be a decent machine for a couple of years, that 32GB of storage is the real issue, not even enough to do the last big Win10 update, as plenty of cheap and cheerful netbook owners discovered.



Snap(ish) 8-)

3guesses

Snap(ish) 8-)



Great minds think alike.

This looks a similar spec (identical other than larger screen size) to the Lenovo Miix 3 I got a year or so back. I'm using it for work when travelling, runs Office fine, runs Autocad Trueview slowly but OK. Does everything I need of it.
MicroSD card slot so you store as much as you need. HDMI out so you can connect to a large screen or projector. Bluetooth for a mouse.
For £99 this looks like a real bargain - might get a backup!

Bargain. FHD IPS Panel. CPU/RAM/Storage fine for Web, Email, Light Office duties. It's not a gaming laptop, or for video editing, or heavy spreadsheet/database activities, but for most users it is a better laptop than anything under £250. 36 Month Warranty
Edited by: "bytemaster" 27th Dec 2016

This is not even worth the £99! For much less get a 2nd hand Thinkpad X61.

gorgo2015

This is not even worth the £99! For much less get a 2nd hand Thinkpad X61.



Display, size, weight, battery life, warranty. I think you are wrong.

gorgo2015

This is not even worth the £99! For much less get a 2nd hand Thinkpad X61.



Does that have a 1080p screen?

3guesses

Surely this would be great with a lightweight Linux distro on it. Can it … Surely this would be great with a lightweight Linux distro on it. Can it accommodate a 2.5" SATA hard drive?



To answer my own question, I just found this from last August:

"Given that the Z3735F platform doesn’t support SATA or socketed RAM there’s little chance of any upgrading or hacking."

8-(

3guesses

To answer my own question, I just found this from last August:"Given that … To answer my own question, I just found this from last August:"Given that the Z3735F platform doesn’t support SATA or socketed RAM there’s little chance of any upgrading or hacking."8-(



You can forget Linux too, Atom's don't support it all that well, read around about Linux on Atoms before you buy it.

Would this be good to get for my mum? It would literally only be used to watch YouTube videos and maybe a little web browsing.

Sami24

Would this be good to get for my mum? It would literally only be used to … Would this be good to get for my mum? It would literally only be used to watch YouTube videos and maybe a little web browsing.


Does she have good eyesight? It's a good screen but a small screen.

zaheer2003

You can forget Linux too, Atom's don't support it all that well, read … You can forget Linux too, Atom's don't support it all that well, read around about Linux on Atoms before you buy it.



I was gonna say something like this, Not that I new about it, But only the other day for some reason I dug out my old Atom powered Hannspree Netbook that was used like twice and is still as good as brand new, Had a 2GB stick from an old laptop that I stuck in it for a boost, Stuck on lite version of Linux, Still runs like a dog.
Shame really, It's as good as new, But it's good for nothing, May as well take out the 250B sata Hard Drive and dump it.

Looks very good value - even if the processor is a little slow. I owned a Windows tablet with similar specs for a while - was fine for general browsing, YouTube etc but struggled with anything more demanding.
Edited by: "captainbeaky" 28th Dec 2016

1080p on something so laggy is not a good thing.

Bought my daughter one for Christmas, fine for YouTube, web browsing and ms office.

Screen is nice, battery is good.

Bargain

For those so inclined, the Z3735F works a treat as a Steam In-Home Streaming client.

3guesses

Snap(ish) 8-)



Get a portable HDD - Simple as that! And anyway, this is pretty much something you'd either give to a child as a toy for browsing to Cbeebies or a student for word documents which would likely only take up between 400k - 1.2mb. From the sounds of things, you want to install Crysis 3 on there and try tweaking it like youtubes LowSpecGamer - Sorry, not going to happen

babylon

I was gonna say something like this, Not that I new about it, But only … I was gonna say something like this, Not that I new about it, But only the other day for some reason I dug out my old Atom powered Hannspree Netbook that was used like twice and is still as good as brand new, Had a 2GB stick from an old laptop that I stuck in it for a boost, Stuck on lite version of Linux, Still runs like a dog. Shame really, It's as good as new, But it's good for nothing, May as well take out the 250B sata Hard Drive and dump it.



Which Linux distro was that?

alexanderthenotsogreat

Get a portable HDD - Simple as that! And anyway, this is pretty much … Get a portable HDD - Simple as that! And anyway, this is pretty much something you'd either give to a child as a toy for browsing to Cbeebies or a student for word documents which would likely only take up between 400k - 1.2mb. From the sounds of things, you want to install Crysis 3 on there and try tweaking it like youtubes LowSpecGamer - Sorry, not going to happen



I think you have me confused with someone else - these days I don't have time to play computer games 8-(

Very bad device.. processor is several years old and too slow to do anything much at all. Combined with the measly 2GB of ram it'll start to struggle as soon as you try to open several tabs at once, or use multiple desktops etc - basically can't do anything other than simple word processing and very basic browsing. As soon as you try to edit a publication with many pictures or a large spreadsheet it will become unusable. Cold because the experience this device provides isn't fit for anyone


Edited by: "Guinea" 28th Dec 2016

For £10 more probably better off with a Linx 1010. Basically identical specs but with the added benefit of being a tablet with keyboard attachment instead of a notebook. Only downside is the lower resolution screen.

currys.co.uk/gbu…tml?istCompanyId=bec25c7e-cbcd-460d-81d5-a25372d2e3d7&istItemId=atpqplwaw&istBid=tztx&srcid=198&cmpid=ppc~gg~1013+%28PLA%29+TABLETS+-+Adaptive~1013+%28PLA%29+Tablets+-+adaptive+ad+group~Exact&mctag=gg_goog_7904&kwid=GOOGLE&s_kwcid=DS!700000001428950!102355031779!!!g!!PRODUCT+GROUP&device=m&ds_kids=92700015832921427&PLA=1&gclid=Cj0KEQiA4o3DBRCJsZqh8vWqt_8BEiQA2Fw0ecP0o2IpsdW2Q6--RdGldduxQHWTO7CqsxemGnqumVkaAhEa8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CNLk0bH9ltECFRGp7Qod6WYHog

ZeroAbbadon2

For £10 more probably better off with a Linx 1010. Basically identical … For £10 more probably better off with a Linx 1010. Basically identical specs but with the added benefit of being a tablet with keyboard attachment instead of a notebook. Only downside is the lower resolution screen.http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/linx-1010b-10-1-tablet-keyboard-32-gb-black-10143641-pdt.html?istCompanyId=bec25c7e-cbcd-460d-81d5-a25372d2e3d7&istItemId=atpqplwaw&istBid=tztx&srcid=198&cmpid=ppc~gg~1013+%28PLA%29+TABLETS+-+Adaptive~1013+%28PLA%29+Tablets+-+adaptive+ad+group~Exact&mctag=gg_goog_7904&kwid=GOOGLE&s_kwcid=DS!700000001428950!102355031779!!!g!!PRODUCT+GROUP&device=m&ds_kids=92700015832921427&PLA=1&gclid=Cj0KEQiA4o3DBRCJsZqh8vWqt_8BEiQA2Fw0ecP0o2IpsdW2Q6--RdGldduxQHWTO7CqsxemGnqumVkaAhEa8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CNLk0bH9ltECFRGp7Qod6WYHog



Pretty big downside, especially when the Medion's screen gets some very good reviews.

ordered one for my 6 years old daughter, thanks

Possible to run tails.boum.org/ on it?

exexpat

Possible to run https://tails.boum.org/ on it?


Buy a lappy 2nd hand for that.

Absolutely not worth it. It's a good price for what it is, but what it is isn't worth buying for any price. Save up more and buy a better laptop. Get a Chromebook if you really need a cheap laptop.
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