Medion Akoya E14410: Aldi notebook with LTE in the test

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Medion Akoya E14410 (MD63800): Aldi notebook in the test © COMPUTER BILD

Currently available at Aldi for 419 euros: the Medion Akoya E14410 (MD63800) notebook.

The Medion Akoya E14410 is smaller and lighter than a 15-inch notebook – good if you want to take the device with you on the go or if there is little space on your desk. The equipment is scarce – not unusual for the 400 euro class: For example, 4 gigabytes of RAM and an SSD with 128 gigabytes must be enough. Nothing for power users, but it is enough for Office and for surfing the net. A real specialty is the built-in LTE modem, with which mobile internet is also possible. Aldi packs a suitable SIM card free of charge.

Per

  • Built-in mobile internet
  • SIM card with 10 euro credit
  • Network socket available
  • The display doesn’t reflect

Cons

  • Little SSD storage
  • Somewhat pale color
  • Not for games

Test rating from the editors

3.3

satisfying

GThere are many inexpensive laptops in the price range around 400 euros – models with built-in mobile Internet such as the Medion Akoya E14410 are much rarer. The test by COMPUTER BILD reveals what the 14-inch notebook, which is currently available from Aldi for 419 euros, can do.

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Medion Akoya E14410 in the test: 14 instead of 15 inches

The Aldi notebook is a bit smaller than a standard model because the built-in display has one Screen diagonal of 14 inches instead of the usual 15.6 inches. That makes the device a bit more compact (dimensions 34.5×23.7×2.6 centimeters) and (slightly) lighter: The Medion Akoya E14410 brings 1.63 kilograms on the scales. The built-in display only rarely scored in terms of image quality: it works quite quickly when creating images and is also evenly illuminated, but it only delivered mediocre results in terms of contrast (medium contrast ratio 240: 1) and color reproduction (pale). Nothing for photo and video editors, for office programs or for surfing the Internet but it is enough. The low resolution of 1366×768 pixels not so much.

Medion Akoya E14410 with LTE and Aldi-Talk credit card © COMPUTER BILD

On the right side, next to the memory card reader, there is a SIM card slot for mobile internet. Aldi packs a suitable card for free.

Scarce equipment

Typically 400 euro class: Medion has saved on the equipment. The Akoya E14410 has an SSD in compact M.2 format, but data is exchanged with the processor via a slower SATA and not a fast PCI-Express connection. In addition, the storage space is scarce: the SSD is effective 119 gigabytes Volume, as memory (RAM) must 4 gigabytes pass. Both can also be exchanged for larger memory modules, unfortunately adding components does not work because the Aldi notebook only has one slot each for RAM and SSD. The built-in processor comes from Intel’s 10th generation (Ice Lake) and is an energy-saving model that consumes a maximum of 15 watts. The power of the Core i3-1005G1 Sufficient for Office & Co., but not for performance-hungry software for photo or video editing. In addition, the scarce memory slows down here.

Medion Akoya E14410 with network socket © COMPUTER BILD

It has become rare in notebooks: the ports on the left also include a network socket.

Quiet, not silent

The economical Core 3 processor keeps the power consumption in check, so the Medion Akoya E14410 manages despite the slightly smaller battery (37 watt hours) at least four hours. Clearly there is room for improvement, however: It takes a smooth three hours before the battery is full again. The fans of the Aldi notebook always run with them: In normal operation they are with 2.3 sone can be heard in a quiet environment, but under full load (3.4 sone) barely louder.

Built-in WiFi and LTE

Test results

processor

Intel Core i3-1005G1

Graphics chip

Intel UHD Graphics 920

Display

14 inches (1366 x 768 pixels)

Dimensions

34.5 x 23.7 x 2.6 cm

How fast is the notebook?

Tempo with Office / Tempo in video editing

slightly low (48.6%) / low (25.1%)

Game speed (1920×1080 pixels / 3840×2160 pixels)

too choppy (5 FPS) / not playable

SSD speed

slow (33.1%)

How good is the picture quality?

Color fidelity / deviations in grayscale / white rendering (color temperature)

low (90.5%) / high (5.2%) / unnatural (9106 Kelvin)

Maximum brightness / black level / medium contrast ratio

low (234 cd / m²) / very low (0.90 cd / m²) / too low (240: 1)

Image quality (visual test on the display)

low (pale colors)

Color space coverage: Standard (sRGB) / Extended (DCI-P3)

too little (62.5%) / too little (46.2%)

Switching time of the pixels (average / maximum)

short (15.1 ms) / short (28.3 ms)

Max. Brightness deviations across the screen

low (9.10%)

Degree of gloss of the screen surface / screen frame

low / very low

How well can it be used on the go?

Battery life / charging time

short (4:00 hours) / long (3:00 hours)

Operating noise when working / maximum

quiet (2.3 sone) / somewhat loud (3.4 sone)

Temperature rise on the back of the device after 30 minutes of full load

low (15.7 ° C)

Weight with battery / power supply unit with cable

low (1.63 kg) / very low (0.30 kg)

Is there everything you need?

RAM (built-in / expandable to a maximum)

very little (4 GB (1x 4 GB) / 32 GB (1x 32 GB), complete replacement necessary)

Data storage (size / type / model)

119 GB / SSD (M.2-SATA) / Neo Forza

connections

1x microphone, 1x headphone (combo socket), HDMI, 1x network (1000 Mbit) / 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 type A, 1x USB 2.0

WLAN / Bluetooth / cellular network

Wifi 5 (ac) / Version 5 / SIM card

Webcam / microphone / memory card reader

available / available / available (MicroSDXC)

How easy is it to use?

Quality and operation of the keyboard / keyboard lighting / standard assignment / navigation keys standard size

somewhat rough keys, quite good pressure point / no / yes / yes

Biometric access barriers

unavailable

Size of the touchpad / quality and operation of the touchpad

large / rough surface, uneven click

Quality and operation of the touchscreen

unavailable

Medion Akoya E14410 in the test: conclusion

The Medion Akoya E14410 is smaller and lighter than a 15-inch notebook – good if you want to take the device with you on the go or if there is little space on your desk. The equipment is tight – not unusual for the 400 euro class: For example, 4 gigabytes of RAM and an SSD with 128 gigabytes must be enough. Nothing for power users, but it is enough for Office and for surfing the net. A real specialty is the built-in LTE modem, with which mobile internet is also possible. Aldi packs a suitable SIM card free of charge. Test grade: 3.3 (satisfactory).

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