Medion will launch the 14-inch entry-level notebook for the Akoya E4272 on September 26th. The price is 349 euros proclaimed. However, the specifications are extremely familiar, because in May 2018 there was a very similar delivery – at that time for 299 euros.
Old well-known hardware continues to be used
As in the Medion Akoya E4254 from May 2018, the new model uses a Pentium Silver N5000 based on Gemini Lake. It offers four cores without hyperthreading at a base clock of 1.1 GHz and a maximum single-core turbo of 2.7 GHz. The HD 605 integrated graphics feature 18 EUs at a maximum of 750 MHz. The TDP is 6 watts.
By the end of the day, the processor will only have 4 GB of DDR4 RAM and 64 GB of flash memory at the end of 2019, and once again more Windows 10 in S mode, which can only run applications from the Microsoft Store. From the S-mode can charge up Windows 10 Home to be changed, but not back.
Which type of Flash it is, Medion does not reveal. At least the hard disk space can be extended via a M.2 slot (2280) with SATA protocol. After all, the built-in WLAN module has been renewed, the Intel Wireless AC 9462 not only brings the latest Wi-Fi standard, but also Bluetooth 5.0. On the battery, in turn, no changes were made, this year it is a 2-cell type with 41 watt-hour capacity.
The case is new
The housing is a different than almost 1.5 years ago now primarily made of aluminum, only the screen edged with plastic. The predecessor could be opened up to 180 degrees, now there is a complete convertible with 360-degree hinges – however, the total weight increases from 1.31 to 1.66 kilograms. The 14-inch IPS screen with touch functionality still resolves with Full HD.
The case features a card reader for microSD memory cards, a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C (USB 3.0) port with DisplayPort Alterante mode, and one USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C (USB 3.0) and one USB 2.0 Type A audio card -Kombi connection and the power plug complete the picture.
From 26th September Aldi Süd will sell the notebook, but there is no information about a sale at Aldi Nord. As with all Medion products sold through Aldi, the Akoya E4272 comes with a three-year limited warranty.