Reviews & hands-on

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    Medion Akoya X PC pictures and hands-on

    By 3 September 2011

    Desktop PCs are dull right? Sure, they serve a purpose but with all the svelte looking notebooks, netbooks, ultrabooks, incredibooks* and tablets on the market – the plain old desktop, although useful and capable of much more power than its portable...

  • Laptops 4 out of 5

    Medion Erazer X6813 review

    By 25 July 2011

    In the shiny world of expensive MacBooks and lightning-quick Alienware laptops we frequently pay through the nose for power. Getting that all-out speed however doesn’t necessarily require a nasty dent in your bank balance. There are plenty of laptops...

  • Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    Medion Erazer X6811 review

    By 22 December 2010

    Let's start with the obvious – this is a spec-heavy gaming laptop that packs the sort of hardware that you just wouldn't expect from a sub-£1,000, 15.6-inch laptop. It's powered by an Intel Core i5-460M processor and boasts the super powerful Nvidia...

  • Cameras 4 out of 5

    Medion Life S47000 pocket camcorder review

    By 9 November 2009

    The pocket camcorder market has enjoyed successes over the past year, more recently taking the step up to high definition and offering better overall quality and performance than many mobile phones would offer. Medion have now joined the race with the...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Medion Akoya P4314 desktop PC review

    By 28 May 2009

    Medion have a habit of coming along and selling PCs with a on limited availability through the likes of Aldi. The P4314 is typical of such an offering, giving you compelling hardware specs at a price that is pretty reasonable, in this case £479. So what...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Medion Akoya E2005 D desktop PC review

    By 29 April 2009

    We've been watching the evolution of small format PCs over the last year or so, taking the same basic hardware and packaging it in a different way. The netbook puts down roots and becomes the nettop, which is what we have here: a mini desktop PC. The...

  • Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Medion Akoya P8610 notebook review

    By 12 December 2008

    Coming with an 18.4-inch screen, the resultant footprint is large, measuring 44cm wide, and 30cm deep, which is to be expected in this type of machine. In terms of design, however, there is little in terms of flair. Mostly a combination of matt and gloss...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Medion Akoya P7300D desktop PC review

    By 20 November 2008

    There was a time that everyone had a desktop PC - it was the mainstay of your computing world, until notebooks started to become more portable, more powerful and more affordable. In the meantime, desktop PCs have continued to get cheaper and more powerful,...

  • Laptops 4 out of 5

    Medion Akoya E1210 notebook review

    By 15 September 2008

    Back in July we spotted a Medion Akoya E1210 languishing in an Aldi showcase and snapped a few shots for you. Now that the Akoya E1201 has become available in the UK, we bring you the lowdown in full. But can the E1210 offering anything that any of the...

  • Laptops 4 out of 5

    Medion Akoya S5610 notebook review

    By 10 September 2008

    Where did you buy your last PC? Was it an IT equipment specialist or somewhere like PC World? It’s likely that the next one you buy will come from a supermarket when you're doing the weekly shop. Increasingly supermarkets are the place to find the best...

  • Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Medion MD96480 laptop review

    By 8 January 2008

    Medion is renowned for launching cheap gear sold via supermarkets that offers plenty, but can this laptop offering match previous models from the company as well as standing up to the competition? We take a closer look. So what do you get in the box?...

  • Online 4.5 out of 5

    Medion MD8828 desktop PC review

    By 29 November 2007

    If you're still undecided about which format to go for when it comes to watching your movies on high-def then Medion has just made the job a little harder with the launch of a media-focused PC complete with the LG Super Multi Blue combi drive. But is...

  • Online 3 out of 5

    Medion RIM 1000 UMPC review

    By 9 July 2007

    The UMPC (Ultra Mobile PC) market is still in its formative stages, so manufacturers are still experimenting with size and format. The initial designs opted for no keyboard and Microsoft’s TouchPack software that allows you to type directly on to the...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Medion GoPal PNA465/4210 Navigation System with TMC review

    By 26 April 2007

    TomTom might have just announced its 4.3-inch widescreen satnav device last week, but it's not the first manufacturer to offer a widescreen approach. Medion has The GoPal PNA460, so should you save yourself over £70 with this offering, or have too many...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Medion GoPal PNA515 GPS receiver review

    By 2 November 2006

    It might not be the sexiest name on the planet, but at a penny under £300, the Medion GoPal PNA515 certainly throws all the punches. The GPS receiver, which features a 3.5-inch screen and a selection of quick buttons down the right hand side is, like...