Average of 6 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the Medion E3211
Limited performance, but great mobility from this capable CULV laptop. The Medion Akoya E3211 is a CULV laptop, or Consumer Ultra Low Voltage for the uninitiated. While it can't compete performance wise with many of the other laptops around this price, it is by far the most portable and will appeal to anyone who needs to work when regularly out and about. While the Medion Akoya E3211 can't compete power-wise, it is by far the most portable and ideally suited to those who need a portable partner to accompany them on the road.
Review Type Unknown, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 01/23/2010
Source: PC Advisor
Netbooks have their uses, but sometimes an extra inch or two of screen can make all the difference. And with the help of more efficient components, such as an Intel ultra-low voltage (ULV) processor, we're now seeing decent battery life from such compact designs. The Medion Akoya E3211 is a simple budget design that should appeal to anyone looking for something a little lighter and more portable than a full-size 15in laptop, but with more potential than an underpowered netbook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
Source: PC Pro
The Atom's quest to take over the world through netbooks has been largely unthreatened this year, as most rivals have yet to provide a similarly powered alternative at a low enough price. The closest competition comes from the growing band of low-cost ultraportables using Intel's ultra-low-voltage (ULV) processors. Its low price makes it a tempting portable, but it's not a large enough leap over a netbook to totally convince.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2009
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 100% performance: 60% features: 80%
Source: IT Reviews
Medion is best known for its range of low-cost computers, and at £499 its new Akoya E3211 laptop certainly fits into that category. With its low-powered specification and plain design, the Akoya E3211 does little to set pulses racing. And in terms of processing power, it's only a smidgen faster than most Atom-powered netbooks. That said, the 13.3-inch screen and large keyboard make it far more usable than a netbook, and if you're not planning on doing much more than word processing and web browsing it's reasonable value at £499.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/06/2009
Rating: price: 70% performance: 70%
Source: Trusted Reviews
The Medion Akoya E3211 is a bit of a Jekyll & Hyde product. On light side it's cheap, well-featured, has decent battery life and offers an optical drive where competitors have none; on the dark it looks and feels like its price, has a poor keyboard and performance is lacklustre. If you've been looking at similar products but don't want to sacrifice a disc spinner, it's worth a punt, but we'd recommend waiting to see what else comes along.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: Digital Versus
'Unusual' is the first word that springs to mind when you consider the Medion Akoya E3211. It's an ultra-portable computer which uses Intel's CULV technology, usually found in the thinnest, lightest laptops that are currently making waves. However, despite including a DVD drive, it isn't yet a rival for the smallest laptops. However, a matte screen also helps it stand out from the crowd. An entry-level ultra-portable laptop, the Medion Akoya E3211 has some good ideas, including a matte screen that's increasingly a rarity. We would have preferred Medion to take the low-energy concept further, because the rather limited performances aren't really compensated for by good battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Chip.de - 4/10
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: c't - 1/10
Comparison, , Long, Date: 01/01/2010
Rating: performance: 55% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 90%
Source: Les Numeriques FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 30% display: 60% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 60%
Source: Cowcotland FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/11/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80% emissions: 80%
CommentIntel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M: The graphics core of the Intel GL40 and GS40 chipset features a slower clocked GMA 4500MHD (400 versus 533 MHz). Because of the slower core speed, full Blu-Ray Logo support is not given and the gaming performance is a bit worse. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Celeron M: It is a Pentium M with halved level 2 Cache and limited on FSB 400. The characteristic of this processor is the speed, which is hardly slower than an equivalent Pentium M. However it can change the speed not dynamically like the Pentium M and therefore needs without load more current.
It is also available as Low Voltage Version with very small current consumption.
723: Slow clcoked single core processor based on the Penryn core but lacking Speedstep. » 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 very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 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. Medion reviews
64.5%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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