Medion X7811 / MD97327 DE
Average of 6 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Medion X7811 / MD97327 DE
Quality vs. Performance. With the Akoya X7811, Medion has a real value for money bargain for 999 euro that can crow with a swift Radeon HD 5870. We've found out for you, if this offer is too good to be true...
Source: Digital Versus Archive.org version
Medion has launched the Akoya Extreme X7811 (MD 97589), a 17-inch with high-end components: core i7 CPU, powerful ATI graphics card and SSD. The Akoya Extreme X7811 looks sober and imposing. Medion is obviously not counting on design to attract potential buyers. The Akoya Extreme X7811 (MD 97589) gives performance of the first order. This will delight gamers and those requiring video encoding capacities or photo retouching.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: SFT - 3/11
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 93%
Source: SFT - 6/10
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 89%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 93% display: 74% mobility: 55% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 77% emissions: 73%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 70%
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870:
High-end DirectX 11 graphics card based on a desktop HD5770. Models with GDDR5 are ideal but there may be a bottleneck due to the 128 Bit memory bus.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
720QM: The Core i7-720QM is the slowes Core i7 Quad Core in 2009 and clocks between 1.6 and 2.8 GHz (due to the Turbo Mode). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 720QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This range for display formats was and is a rarity. It is larger than the general standard of 15 inches, but not yet in the range of large workstations. One usually has higher screen resolutions available, but portability suffers from that.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
A laptop with this weight is comparatively heavy and less designed for mobility than for use at the desk. Therefore, the devices tend to shine less with battery life than with a large screen and higher performance.
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.
83.83%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.