Medion Mini E1217
SpecificationsNotebook: Medion Mini E1217
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.1 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 400 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Medion Mini E1217
Source: PC Advisor
In a sea of me-too netbooks, the Medion E1217 can stand a little proud with its higher-than-usual build quality. At £300 it’s not cheap, though, when other well-made models can be found for around £50 less. And many if those will include superior six-cell batteries that can double your lifetime away from the mains.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Medion updates its netbook range with Windows 7 and a bigger hard drive. On its own merits, the Akoya E1217 is a likeable, if unexceptional, netbook. With the latest crop of netbooks vastly outperforming it, however, it looks a little outdated compared to rivals, such as the Asus Eee PC 1201N, but its lower price and great usability mean it certainly still has plenty to offer.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 50%
Source: MuyComputer ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: 01Net FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
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).
Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.
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.
Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles weigh as much.
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.
65%: 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.