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Medion Akoya E1221

Specifications

Medion Akoya E1221Notebook: Medion Akoya E1221
Processor: Intel Atom N450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 350 euro
Average Score: 75.4% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 72%, features: 84%, display: 83% mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Medion Akoya E1221

70% Medion Akoya E1222 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Medion Akoya E1222 netbook is comfortable to use, offers good features and is very well priced. It's useful for everyday tasks such as web browsing, creating documents and watching videos. However, it does get very warm, which can make it uncomfortable to use on your lap for long periods of time.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

80% Neues von den Netbook-Pionieren
Source: Mobile News - 4/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
82% Das kleine Schwarze
Source: Computerbild - 19/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 72% features: 84% display: 83% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 95%
85% Medion Akoya E1221 10,1 Zoll
Source: Com! - 8/10 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 60%
60% Medion Akoya E1221
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150: Integrated (shared memory) graphics card in the intel Atom N4xx CPUs. Minimally faster than an old GMA 950 and therefore not suited for 3D games or HD videos (only MPEG2 acceleration).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


N450:

Intel Atom CPU for Netbooks with integrated memory controller and GMA 3150 GPU. The performance of the system should be only minimally faster than the previous Atom N280 / GMA 950 combination.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


10.1": The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.5 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Medion: Medion AG is a German consumer electronics company. It operates in Europe, the United States, and the Asia-Pacific region. The main products are computers, TVs, refrigerators, toasters, and fitness equipment. The manufacturer of laptops Medion mainly is active in the German market, but to smaller extent also in Western Europe. Market shares and amount of reviews are low. Above all, supermarkets like Aldi sell their laptops.

Medion reviews


75.4%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-05- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)