Medion Akoya P6635 review

  • £549.99
  • $699

A budget 15-inch laptop with plenty of grunt

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3DMark06 - 9124
Cinebench 10 - 14,667
Battery Eater - 150 minutes

The screen, while bright enough, is probably the Akoya's biggest weakness. Not only are both horizontal and vertical viewing angles restricted, but high definition video content can look blocky and jagged, instead of smooth and detailed like they should.

The keyboard, on the other hand, is a joy to type on, while the trackpad is fairly responsive with single finger tracking, although does get a bit temperamental when you try and use multitouch gestures.

The touch sensitive shortcut keys at the top of the keyboard work, although only if you press them in just the right way. Given the full QWERTY keyboard, it's surprising that Medion even bothered including these buttons, although they are nice to have as an alternative.

As the benchmarks attest, this is far from the fastest 15-incher available on the market, although it would be interesting to see how the Akoya performs with an extra 4GB of RAM in there. It would be well worth budgeting that extra memory into the price if you're considering grabbing one of these laptops.

Battery life came in at 150 running Battery Eater, which was far less than you would expect from a laptop of this bulk. Then again, with portability far from a strong point, you'll probably always have it near a power point anyway.

Tech Specs

Product TypeNotebook
Hard Drive Capacity750 GB
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ManufacturerNVIDIA, Intel
Graphics Controller ModelGeForce GT 630M, HD 4000
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeDVD-Writer
Graphics Memory AccessibilityDedicated, Shared
HDMIYes
WebcamYes
Backlight TechnologyLED
Product FamilyAKOYA
Processor Modeli3-3110M
Operating SystemWindows 8
Brand NameMedion
Processor Speed2.40 GHz
Processor TypeCore i3
Screen Size39.6 cm (15.6")
Number of Cells6-cell
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Standard Memory8 GB
Weight (Approximate)2.80 kg
Cache3 MB
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
64-bit ProcessingYes
Chipset ManufacturerIntel
Chipset ModelHM76 Express
Number of Total Memory Slots2
Optical Media SupportedDVD-RAM/±R/±RW
Dual-Layer Media SupportedYes
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 4.0
Ethernet TechnologyGigabit Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports4
Screen ModeHD
ManufacturerMEDION International
Product ModelMD98231
Product NameAKOYA MD98231 Notebook
Pointing Device TypeTouchPad
Product LineAKOYA
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberMD98231
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.medion.com
Marketing InformationThe MEDION® AKOYA® P6635 is your powerful mobile partner. The Intel® Core™ i3-3110M processor and the NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 630M graphics are the basis for fabulous multimedia fun. You can enjoy your films in brilliant HD quality on the non-reflective 39.6 cm/15.6" widescreen LED backlight display. The Dolby Home Theater® v4-certified speakers open the way to a unique sound experience. Windows 8 is installed as the operating system - it is faster, more reliable and simplifies your daily tasks.
Battery ChemistryLithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Package Contents
  • AKOYA MD98231 Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Warranty Card
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety Handbook
  • Windows 8 Recovery DVD
  • MEDION Application and Support Disc
Limited Warranty1 Year