Aldi laptop: Medion Akoya P7818 (MD99160)

Thick chunks
The new aldi notebook weighs stately 2.9 kilos more than four times as much as a current 9.6-inch ipad with retina display. For this, the screen measures a whopping 17.3 inches (44 centimeters). So the medion akoya MD 99160 is indeed rather poorly suited to working in the café or on the train, but a practical substitute for a desktop PC.

Well-known case with quirks

the new akoya is inserted in the same case the medion used even for the akoya P7816 (MD99075). And the processing can be remains to be desired. The plastic is quite soft, therefore, the display lid without physical effort can is pressed with a finger. Anyway, the cover is not very stable; he bends significantly in opening and closing. Good: The display is almost completely coated. However it presented photos and videos in the test in slightly pale colours.

Medion akoya P7818 (MD99160)

10 product images aldi-notebook in detail speed: Slower than its predecessor
same optics, other technology: The MD99160 costs 100 euros less than previous MD99075 according to the components are the poorer performance. Smaller processor: Rather than a snappy core i5 only a core i3 is used. He be eight-gigabyte memory to the page. So does the medion office and in proper tempo in the sum it is internet tasks but not a high achiever.

Weaker graphics chip

For image reproduction is still a second graphics processor onboard in the core i3. Manufacturer NVIDIA calls him GT 730 M. It is so a chip of the new 700 series? Error NVIDIA has not presented them. The GT is nothing more than an updated GT 640 model 730 M. The graphics performance, but enough for many games. Who actionkracher how far cry 3 play liquid wants, must detail reproduction and aliasing lower then running backpacker brody quickly through the archipelago. The test criteria, see the article COMPUTER determined image the game tempo.

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931 gigabytes, the drive offers enough space for photos, videos and games. Super: Running out of memory, can be at the bottom with just a few hand movements a second plate or a fast SSD retrofitted. For USB sticks and external hard disks, the akoya on the left has two fast USB 3.0 ports.

Strong battery, TV with
large screen means short battery life so many think. The akoya held out but quite long in the test when working with three hours and 42 minutes. While the video plays, he made flabby after around four hours. Too bad: The noise of the DVD drive interferes with the movie enjoyment in quieter surroundings. Nice extra: Thanks to the enclosed DVB-T receiver and remote control, the notebook replaces a small TV set. Also reads and describes the built-in DVD burner all common silver discs.

Connections and software
2 x USB 2.0 and 3.0, 1 analog audio input and output, 1 x VGA, 1 x HDMI, 1 x network (1 GB). Programs: Windows 8 64 bit, ashampoo photo optimizer 4.1, commander 10.1 and burning studio 11, cyberlink media espresso 6.5, power DVD 10, 8 power2Go and power recover 5.7, photo director 3, kaspersky internet security 2013 (60-days version).

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Conclusion: Medion akoya P7818 (MD99160)

The akoya MD99160 is a versatile 17-inch notebook with decent technique. Fast wi-fi, bluetooth, large hard drive and a second graphics chip are not standard in the price range to 600 euros. Annoying that manufacturer medion on the lid has not improved.

Test conclusion: What you should know

The akoya MD99160 is a versatile 17-inch notebook with decent technique. Fast wi-fi, bluetooth, large hard drive and a second graphics chip are not standard in the price range to 600 euros. Annoying that manufacturer medion on the lid has not improved. Order this product at amazon pro high pace of work spieletauglich anti-reflective display space good battery life contra processing hard test note of 2.26 editorial good users rating now evaluate.