Review: Medion Akoya P6640 (MD99220)

Display

Instead the Medion Akoya P6640 (MD99220) shows only 1366 x 768 pixel chic full-HD display, the screen is completely coated. So it is perfect for working with texts and tables photos or videos are more fun on a full HD monitor. The Akoya shows very contrasty images, colors remain but pale.

Processor

The Akoya tasks that properly require the core i3 processor cuts a good figure: it worked really fast faster than the most Ultrabooks HD videos. Because the relatively high clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz and eight gigabytes of memory make noticeable. The most Ultrabooks bring it only to 1.8 gigahertz. Even at full load, the fan with maximum 0.8 sone remains pleasing soft.

Medion Akoya P6640 (MD99220)

The Aldi laptop in detail

respectable pace of play

Players are happy about the additional graphic chip NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M. He calculated in DirectX 9 mode 38 frames per second, that’s enough also for graphically complex games such as Crysis. Very demanding games like heaven or in the power-hungry DirectX 11 mode is something the breath out faster than a graphics chip, which is in the processor, but always is he. The test criteria, see the article determined image the game tempo.

Large disk

931 GB gives the hard disk space. The SSDs in many Ultrabooks are significantly smaller, but also much faster. This is about at the start, for which needs the Akoya 45 seconds. Other conventional notebooks make it not faster, Ultrabooks, however, already.

Battery and equipment

Prepare a presentation on the train or watch a movie? Also on longer car rides no problem: on battery power the MD99220 lasts about three and a half hours Ultrabooks are still ongoing. After two hours, the battery is recharged. The Akoya has all the important ports around separate jacks for headphones and microphone, as well as two USB 3.0 ports in addition to two normal USB ports.

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Design and Operation

Wins a beauty award that is not focused on well equipped with anti-glare screen to two and a half kilograms heavy Medion. The shaky power Jack is annoying: the plug of the power supply slides very easily out. The keyboard is slightly bent through mind at fast typing. The missing touch screen keeps clean the screen, you use Windows 8 but this cumbersome.

Conclusion: Medion Akoya P6640 (MD99220)

Little surprise: the Aldi laptop will cost 459 euros much less than the most Ultrabooks and is better for it in the overall score provides the combination of extensive facilities and decent pace. Another advantage over the most Ultrabooks: the additional graphics chip makes it suitable for game.

Pro anti-glare display Spieletauglich large hard drive long battery life quiet contra no SSD memory rickety keyboard mark of the editorial 2.48 good alternative: ASUS VivoBook S200E

The similarly expensive ASUS VivoBook S200E two numbers with its 11.6 inch screen is smaller, but offers a touch screen, perfectly with Windows 8. It is durable, lightweight, and achieved a decent pace.

 

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