Medion Akoya E4253-30024991
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Reviews for the Medion Akoya E4253-30024991
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 73% features: 57% display: 100% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 100%
Model: Medion has been an electronics brand which has smoothly sailed through the arduous passage of time and somehow maintained its seemingly unwavering spot for being among one of the few available choices in the marketing industry – albeit the figure does not exactly rival top tier brands of the world – when decision-making in purchasing a laptop is weighed on a scaled expenditure. While retaining a keen eye for variety, the Medion Akoya E4253 comes off as inexpensive and presents itself as a rather attractive option for those satisfied with just having a decent and undemanding laptop in their possession. The Medion Akoya E4253 has a screen size of 14 inch. This is considered rather large among the three categories of display size used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks, as well as convertibles. It has an aspect ratio of 16:9, which is not entirely bad, as well as a standard screen resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The display screen is matted and not glossy even the slightest, which is something very much appreciated due to potential reflection of light sources coming from the background of a brightly lit environment.
The Medion Akoya E4253 is operated by processing units hailing from the Gemini Lake platform, namely, the Intel Pentium Silver N5000 with integrated Intel UHD Graphics 605. The Intel Pentium Silver N5000 is a quad-core processor, which can be primarily found in a vast range of affordable, inexpensive laptop models. The Intel Pentium Silver N5000 is slightly revised and performs inherently better than older processors up to a clocked speed of 200 MHz. However, as attractive as the name sounds, it’s not exactly up to par with processors that can be found in recent releases since the origin of the Intel Pentium Silver N5000 dates way back to the 2017. It is a processor merely adequate enough to sustain regular workload and casual web browsing. The Intel UHD Graphics 605, which apparently comes as a pair alongside the Intel Pentium Silver N5000, shows very little promise when it comes to performance. This graphics unit is barely sufficient for modern Triple A (AAA) games and the lack of dedicated graphics memory only worsens matters at hand. The lack of a dedicated graphics memory creates a compulsory dependency to access the main memory via processor, which can extend loading times and dampens the duration needed to boot up all the programs that are installed in the Medion Akoya E4253. Users will experience evident burden and misery when attempting to run modern games on the Medion Akoya E4253 even at the lowest possible in-game configurations. Needless to say, this laptop model is better suited for less demanding tasks.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Intel UHD Graphics 605: Integrated low-end graphics adapter with DirectX 12 support, which can be found in some ULV SoCs from the Gemini Lake series. Compared to the HD Graphics 505, the 605 offers improved display outputs.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
N5000: Low power quad-core SoC from the Gemini Lake series for inexpensive notebooks. Runs with clocks between 1.1-2.7 GHz and integrates a DirectX 12 capable graphics adapter.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this 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. In 2011, Medion has been acquired by the laptop manufacturer Lenovo.
83%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.