- Acceptable pace of work
- Works nice and quiet
- Slot for a second M.2 SSD
- Low weight (1,764 grams)
- Somewhat poor color accuracy
- Battery life expandable
Medion Akoya E15408: aluminum-plastic mix
Full HD displayThe Aldi notebook shows websites, documents, photos and videos in full HD with 1920×1080 pixels on the 15.6 inch display (almost 40 centimeters screen diagonal). Contrast and brightness can be set quite high if necessary, the overall rendering looks okay, even if the Aldi notebook is not so accurate in terms of color rendering and the Medion’s display is very reflective. But the reproduction looks more brilliant than with matte displays.
Backlit keyboardAlso good: In contrast to smaller notebooks, the 15-inch format allows the installation of a keyboard with a separate number pad, ideal for Excel workers. And the keyboard can be illuminated if desired, so that characters and numbers can be easily recognized even in dark rooms. Texts were typed comfortably with the keyboard in the test, the stroke is short, precise but a bit soft. The large touchpad, which transferred inputs accurately and without delay, was also impressive.
Ice Lake ProcessorAnd what’s under the hood of the new Aldi notebook?
- Processor: The heart of Medion is Intel Ice Lake CPU Core i5-1035G4, whose four cores work with a base clock of 1.1 gigahertz.
- Random access memory: The processor can move data to an 8 gigabyte RAM, that’s okay. Deficiency: It cannot be expanded if necessary. Medion has soldered it firmly to the motherboard.
- SSD: An SSD in slim M.2 format is available for programs and data. Too bad: It only offers 238 gigabytes of storage. But: If that’s not enough, you can easily retrofit a second M.2 SSD thanks to the maintenance flap on the bottom (1 terabyte from 130 euros).
Strong home office notebookThe technology used is not a high-end component, but is typical for a mid-range notebook like the Medion. The pace of work was still okay in the test. After pressing the on switch, the Aldi notebook was ready to go in about nine seconds. Then it did the strenuous compilation of a video from several cell phone clips without long waiting times. It is almost oversized for working in the home office with Word, Excel, SAP and Internet applications.
Intel Core i5-1035G4
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 940
|Display||15.6 inches (1920×1080 pixels)|
36 x 23.9 x 2.3 centimeters
1,764 grams, power supply: 382 grams
|Tempo with Office / Tempo in video editing||
somewhat slow (54.2%) / fast (61.1%)
|Game speed (1920×1080 pixels / 3840×2160 pixels)||
jerky (14/6 frames per second)
Accuracy of color representation /
Brightness distribution (deviation) /
Image change (reaction time)
very low (90.7%) /
somewhat low (952: 1) /
low (8.2%) /
somewhat long (15.1 ms)
|Image quality (visual test on the display)||high (slightly pale colors)|
|Battery life (work / video) / charging time||
somewhat short (3:55 / 4:45) / 2:49 hours
|Noises (office / video / full load / games)||
quiet (1.0 sone / 0.6 sone / 1.3 sone / 1.3 sone)
|RAM (built-in / expandable to a maximum)||
8 / not possible
|Storage (size, type)||
238 GB / Phison S11-256G-PHISON-SSD-B27
1x headphone / microphone combo socket, 1x HDMI, 1x DP (via adapter), 1x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C
WLAN-ac (2.4 and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.0
Using the keyboard / of the touchpad
quite good pressure point, pleasant typing feel) /
easy to use, somewhat flexible at the bottom)
|Operation of the touch screen||unavailable|