Medion is quite a popular name in the Australian market for offering mid-range laptops at a relatively cheap price. Today we are gonna check out a 15-inch multimedia notebook from them, Medion AKOYA P6677 (30023184).
- CPU – Intel Core i5 Dual-Core (7th Gen), 2.5 GHz
- GPU – NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
- Memory – 4 GB DDR3
- Screen – 15.6-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080)
- Storage – 1 TB SATA
- OS – Windows 10 Home edition
- Performance – It packs enough firepower for getting your everyday web surfing and movie watching jobs done as well as surviving light and casual gaming sessions. While the 7th generation Intel Core i5 processor is somewhat slower than the latest 8 generation equivalent (or even from the previous generation i7) it’s nonetheless powerful enough for getting your job done. The included 4 GB RAM and 1 TB storage though is not really the best in its class.
- Keyboard – The keys felt pretty nice while typing. The keys are well sized and fairly well spaced. The keys have a perfect amount of travel and pressure for a comfortable experience. In short, the keyboard is excellent. And most importantly it includes a separate numeric keypad which is a pretty important aspect of a good keyboard.
- GPU – The included NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GPU is a good choice for the casual gamers. While it isn’t as powerful as the NVIDIA’s latest 10 series graphics units by any means it certainly is capable enough to take on some of the slightly older titles in Low preset.
- Battery – The 44 Wh battery is not really enough for a full-fledged 15-inch general purpose laptop. Under normal load, it could hardly stay awake for more than 6 hours. That’s hopelessly low for an everyday laptop as it failed to cross the minimum category average of 7 to 8 hours.
- Touchpad – While the keyboard was good the touchpad turned out to be equally lacklustre. It was unable to record some of the gestures correctly and is not really up to the mark for a £550 laptop. The left and right physical touchpad buttons require a fair amount of pressure and are way too noisy. So you shouldn’t really think about taking it in a silent zone like a library.
- Hardware – The specification seems somewhat low. For example, it comes with only 4 gigs of DDR3 low powered RAM. For its price, I would say it should at the very least include 8 gigs of RAM. I mean, it’s not a darn Chromebook, is it?? And if that wasn’t enough it comes with a prehistoric 5400 rpm HDD. I mean, who uses those these days anyway??
Medion AKOYA P6677 seems it is not really up to the mark. Would I recommend it? Not really. On top of everything, Medion seems to be ill-famous for their terrible after-sale service and customer care facility. So looking at all the aspects I would say that you can get better laptops at this price point.