SpecificationsNotebook: Medion E1311
Processor: AMD Mobile Sempron 210U
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress X1270
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 430 euro
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Medion E1311
Source: PC Advisor
Medion's new E1311 netbook rises above the crowd with its 11.6in higher resolution screen and AMD processors. This is a most promising package offered by Medion, distinguished by a slightly larger screen of higher resolution than most netbooks. And with its AMD processor and ATI graphics processor, its performance was just ahead of the Intel chips we usually see in netbooks. Unfortunately power consumption was also higher; so despite the reasonably sized battery pack, it could only run for around three hours off the mains. But the biggest letdown was the mirror-like screen finish, which meant constantly fighting with reflections just to see the desktop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 60%
Source: PC Welt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 58% price: 70% performance: 100% features: 98% mobility: 23% ergonomy: 35%
Source: Les Numeriques FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 70% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 60%
ATI Radeon Xpress X1270: Built in RS690T chipset and is based on an X700 graphics core (with less pipelines). It features no dedicated graphics memory but Vista Aero support.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
AMD Mobile Sempron: 2800+ to 3000+ mobile Athlon 64 with reduced level 2 Cache; The rating is not comparable with Athlon 64 Rating. A 3000+ Athlon 64 is faster than a 3000+ Sempron. There is no 64 bit support.
Especially: Sempron 2100+, socket S1, 9 Watt TDP, 1 GHz
210U: For embedded systems intenden single core processor. Due to a very small level 2 cache, the performance is limited and only a bit above Atom 1.8 GHz processors.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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.
62.67%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.