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Review: Medion Akoya S3409 Ultrabook

by Tarinder Sandhu on 16 November 2016, 13:45

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Conclusion

...the Medion Akoya S3409 makes sense to both the student and business traveller.

You can now see what Intel was hoping to achieve with the release of the ultrabook specifications a few years ago. Thin, light and well-built machines that put portability and long battery life ahead of all-out power, my personal choice of mobile computing would be an ultrabook or, more recently, a Surface Pro/Book.

Medion takes on the challenge of the value-centric ultrabook by releasing a set of designs under the Akoya S-class banner that feature the latest Intel technology and mate it with a decent display, solid battery life and modern inputs.

The final result is another viable entrant into the space. We'd prefer a different trackpad and less flex in the keyboard section, but for the price, the Medion Akoya S3409 makes sense to both the well-heeled student and business traveller.

Priced at around £649 as reviewed, a few tweaks would take this ultrabook from good to great.

The Good
 
The Bad
Doesn't break the bank
Bright, even screen
Comfortable backlit keyboard
 
Has Bloatware
Trackpad not good
Large bezel



Medion Akoya S3409 Core i5

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so..not really worth it, even if its “just” 700£
The trackpad looks like it's pulling a sad face with the rads on the top corners. Which is what I'd be feeling every time I used this.

If I had a £700 budget for an ultrabook I'd be looking at the Mi Air 13"

http://www.gearbest.com/laptops/pp_421980.html
£750 gets you a much better machine, imo: http://shop.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/yoga/700-series/yoga-710-14/ (i have the i7 version at £880)
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The trackpad looks like it's pulling a sad face with the rads on the top corners. Which is what I'd be feeling every time I used this.

If I had a £700 budget for an ultrabook I'd be looking at the Mi Air 13"

http://www.gearbest.com/laptops/pp_421980.html
assuming you don't get caught with import tax/vat etc and can live with the non UK keyboard layout (not everyone is a touch typist :))