...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.
Doesn't break the bank
Bright, even screen
Comfortable backlit keyboard
Trackpad not good
Medion Akoya S3409 Core i5
The Medion Akoya S3409 Core i5 is available to purchase from Medion UK and PC World.
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