Medion Akoya E2212T: Aldi Notebook for $299 in the Test

Test conclusion: what you should know

299 euros are really not much for a notebook/Tablet combo. But customers have to scale down their claims something. Because the Medion Akoya E2212T is a neat convertible with a reasonable screen and a sufficient pace of work, however, weak points are the missing USB 3.0 jacks, the small amount of memory and the SSD storage tight 58,23 gigabytes. The Aldi notebook but impressed with a long battery life. On top of that there are the package Office 365 for one year free. Per ordinary picture quality very long battery life small, lightweight design screen removable Office 365 for 1 year free counter some slow pace of work no USB 3.0 ports of scarce SSD memory obsolete Wi-Fi n standard test grade the editorial 2.96 satisfying who constantly shuttling between Tablet and notebook classic desktop PC comes ever ponder: all these devices are really necessary? Is not a practical notebook/Tablet combo? In this so-called convertibles, the display can be remove in order to use the device as a tablet. If then Aldi from 28 January offers as a part of Windows 10 for just 299 euros, the question quickly arises: is a good buy?

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Aldi 2016 launches with a bang: for only $299 there are there Medion Akoya E2212T notebook/Tablet combination. Is it a real bargain? Medion Akoya E2212T: Aldi notebook in the test

Handy screen

Notebook/tablet station wagon in this price range are rare and more lean. So also the Akoya E2212T: Web pages, movies and Office documents with only 1366 x 768 pixels the 11.6-inch screen (29.5 cm) shows a full-HD screen is not in there in this price class. Anyway, the image quality in the Visual test was high, at best the little pale colors interfere. Because there are no complicated locking mechanism, the display can be easily released from the keyboard. It holds securely in the docked state there is no danger that the screen inadvertently solves.

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As Tablet right hard

Customers who use the screen with no keyboard, keep a pretty heavy with 775 grams Windows-10 tablet in her hand. In comparison, Sony’s Tablet Xperia Z4 is just a little less with 10.1 inch, weighs only 393 grams. Who lasts longer the display with one hand, feeling the weight significantly. On the other hand the keyboard and the screen with the entire technology together result in a fairly lightweight notebook: 1.587 Gramm.

Weak drive

No power plant is nuclear Z3735, the Intel has unveiled two years ago. The quad-core processor cycles with maximum 1.33 gigahertz, he is entitled to the page a not exactly lush with 2 gigabyte memory. Don’t expect top performance from this combination were open, many documents and Web pages in the test broke the pace noticeably. Enough for an Office machine performance but completely out of first in this price range right.

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Long battery life

Measurement of battery life, the Akoya hit better than some more expensive competitor: with Internet and Office work, it held out whopping seven and a half hours, video playback, it was six hours and 47 minutes. These are very good values. Also good: Instead of a lame drive has the Medion a fast SSD (type: emmchynix HCG8e) on board. However, she has little memory 58,23 gigabytes. Who want to connect an external hard drive for the expansion of the storage, must content itself with lame USB 2.0 Sockets. Data transmission is performed accordingly with the 35 megabytes per second via USB 3.0 port works there three times as fast. After all: Thanks to built-in card reader is the memory via microsd expand.

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