Medion Akoya E15408 in the test: New 15-inch notebook from Aldi

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Medion Akoya E15408 (MD 63690): Test © COMPUTER BILD

Medion Akoya E15408 (MD 63690) in the test: The new Aldi notebook has a 15-inch display, and Intel’s Ice Lake CPU serves as the drive.

If you are looking for a new and above all affordable notebook for the home office, you can’t go wrong with the Medion Akoya E15408, which costs 499 euros: Sure, it’s not a high-end notebook, but it works quickly, is well equipped and is nice and light for a 15-inch machine. It’s a shame that it doesn’t have much SSD storage. After all, a second SSD can easily be retrofitted.

Per

  • Acceptable pace of work
  • Works nice and quiet
  • Slot for a second M.2 SSD
  • Low weight (1,764 grams)

Cons

  • Somewhat poor color accuracy
  • Battery life expandable

Test rating from the editors

3.0

satisfying

W.hen it is a new notebook, almost every second customer in Germany opts for a 15-inch model. Exactly such a device is available with the Medion Akoya E15408 from January 4th at Aldi Nord and from January 8th at Aldi Sd. The price tag is a moderate 499 euros. Is the Aldi notebook a really good offer? COMPUTER BILD had the Medion Akoya E15408 in the equipment variant MD 63690 in the test.

Medion Akoya E15408: aluminum-plastic mix

Medion Akoya E15408 (MD 63690): Test © COMPUTER BILD

The display edge of the Medion Akoya E15408 is beautifully narrow but still just thick enough that the manufacturer could accommodate a webcam on top.

Full HD display

The 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 keyboard

Also 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 Processor

And what’s under the hood of the new Aldi notebook?


Strong home office notebook

The 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.

Test results
processor

Intel Core i5-1035G4

Graphics chip

Intel Iris Plus Graphics 940

Display 15.6 inches (1920×1080 pixels)
Dimensions

36 x 23.9 x 2.3 centimeters

Weight

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 /

Contrast /

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

connections

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

Radio links

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

Short of breath battery

Expandable: The battery only lasted four hours without a socket while working, which is at most sufficient. Not outstanding, but significantly better: The video playback, on the other hand, lasted almost five hours.



Medion Akoya E15408 in the test: conclusion

If you are looking for a new and above all affordable notebook for the home office, you can’t go wrong with the Medion Akoya E15408, which costs 499 euros: Sure, it’s not a high-end notebook, but it works quickly, is well equipped and is nice and light for a 15-inch machine. It’s a shame that it doesn’t have much SSD storage. After all, a second SSD can easily be retrofitted.

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