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Medion Akoya E15412 Review : Are 699 Euros Well Spent For The Aldi Notebook? | Tech Reviews

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Medion Akoya E15412 Review : Are 699 Euros Well Spent For The Aldi Notebook? | Tech Reviews

 

 

“Perfect Standard”? Are you kidding me? Are you serious when you say that! Aldi’s Medion Akoya E15412 notebook is a classic 15-inch notebook, but it has a powerful Core i7 motor from Intel. However, that alone does not make a good notebook, as the test shows!
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The mediocre display and the short-lived battery prevented a good final score. It’s a shame because the Akoya E15412 is a decent office notebook with a good keyboard/touchpad combo and lots of power. If you don’t edit photos and videos and are looking for a replacement for a desktop PC, you won’t go wrong with the device, which costs 699 euros.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Very high work pace
  • Works pleasantly quiet
  • Good keyboard-touchpad combo
  • Second M.2 SSD can be retrofitted
Cons
  • Display with pale color reproduction
  • Short battery life
  • Memory soldered
Almost every second notebook sold today is a 15-inch laptop – so this size remains by far the most popular. The discounter Aldi will be putting exactly such a copy in its online shop and in the Aldi Süd branches from September 29, 2022. Cost: 699 euros. Is the Medion Akoya E15412 a good deal? This test clarifies that.

Medion Akoya E15412 Review : With number pad

The Medion Akoya E15412 hits the golden mean in terms of size: The 15-incher is not as puny as a 13-inch laptop , with which users can only get through everyday work with little comfort. But also not as clumsy as a 17-inch notebook that you don’t want to lug around to the office every day. The separate number block is positive. This is by no means standard for 15-inch notebooks, but it is important for Excel workers who have to juggle columns of numbers in tables.

Good tip!

The keyboard could offer a slightly more precise and harder stroke. Nevertheless, texts could be typed comfortably in the test. The distance between the keys is large enough so that users do not accidentally press two keys at the same time. Great: the keyboard can be illuminated if desired, ideal for use in darker rooms. The touchpad is also pleasing, it implements inputs quickly and precisely. The only drawback: Mouse clicks are not possible at the edges.
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We like the large touchpad – it implements inputs quickly and precisely. However, mouse clicks on the edges are not possible.

Pale color rendering

However, the display was not completely convincing in the test. Why? It showed photos and videos with faded and distorted colors. The maximum brightness is damn low at 273 candelas per square meter. On sunny days, users should look for a shady spot when working outdoors.
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The Medion Akoya E15412 (MD64090) shows content on the 15.6-inch screen in Full HD with 1920×1080 pixels, but with pale colors.

Core i7-1165G7: Strong drive

On the other hand, users do not have to worry about long waiting times: the Medion proved to be really fast in the speed tests! The Core i7-1165G7 processor serves as the engine . It’s not the latest model (market launch: end of 2020), but it’s still a powerful CPU. And the quad-core can store data in a comparatively generous 16 gigabytes of RAM. Windows 11, programs and data are stored on an M.2 SSD with a PCI Express 3.0 connection and effectively 477 gigabytes of memory. Is that not enough? No problem! Another SSD can be easily and quickly retrofitted thanks to the maintenance hatch.
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There is a maintenance hatch on the underside of the Medion Akoya E15412 (MD64090). A second M.2 SSD can be retrofitted here.

Nice and quiet, but little breath

The notebook works pleasantly quietly – whether for simple office tasks (1.6 sone) or under full load (1.7 sone). In return, the processor and display suck heavily on the battery. It was not possible to work four hours with the Medion without a socket. For comparison: six hours of battery life is not uncommon today, good laptops manage almost ten. And the battery is usually fully recharged in less than two hours – the Medion needs more than three hours for this.
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On the right side of the Medion Akoya E15412 (MD64090) is the switch with which the webcam can be locked, a USB 2.0 socket and a headset connection.
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The Medion Akoya E15412 (MD64090) has the connection for the power supply, an HDMI socket, a USB-C connection and a memory card reader for microSDs on the left side.

Few connections

On top of that, the Medion doesn’t exactly offer a lavish variety of connections: Monitors can be connected via HDMI, mice via USB 2.0 socket, external SSDs via USB-C and headsets to the audio connection. That was it.

Medion Akoya E15412 Review : Conclusion

The mediocre display and the short-lived battery prevented a good final score. It’s a shame because the Akoya E15412 is a decent office notebook with a good keyboard/touchpad combo and lots of power. If you don’t edit photos and videos and are looking for a replacement for a desktop PC, you won’t go wrong with the device, which costs 699 euros.

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