Medion Akoya E23403 in the test: All-in-one PC at Aldi

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Medion Akoya E23403: Simple but chic

The all-in-one PC offered by Aldi looks elegant. The display is beautifully thin, manufacturer Medion has hung it on a slim and stylish base. Too bad: it can only be tilted, but users cannot adjust the height or swivel the screen. Typical for all-in-one PCs: All connections are on the back of the screen. And the Medion has almost all of the important ones (picture below), the testers only missed a USB-C socket.

Solid response, no reflection

The screen has a diagonal of 23.8 inches (almost 61 centimeters). The Medion then shows websites, documents, photos and videos in Full HD with 1920×1080 pixels. The color fidelity is okay at around 94 percent, as is the response time (14 milliseconds). In terms of contrast, the display is really good at 1,088: 1. It’s also nice that it’s anti-reflective. That swallows a bit of the brilliance, but the screen doesn’t annoy with annoying reflections from the surroundings.

Modern processor, slow SSD

So far so good. Looking under the hood, however, the testers quickly noticed where the manufacturer had put the red pencil in order not to break the 500 euro mark.

  • Processor: Not to be taken for granted, the Medion works with a modern Ice Lake processor. The Core i3-1005G1 is only an entry-level model with two cores, but that’s enough for many tasks.
  • Random access memory: The CPU is supported by 8 gigabytes of RAM. That’s okay, but today it can be 16 gigabytes.
  • Graphics chip: There is no separate graphics chip; the UHD Graphics 620 unit housed in the CPU is responsible for displaying images.
  • SSD: The SSD is a model in the space-saving M.2 format (picture above right), but has a slow SATA connector instead of a fast PCI Express connection.

Not a high flyer

Sure, these are not super components. If you want them, you have to dig deeper into your pocket. But the combination of a decent CPU and an acceptably sized working memory ensured a high speed in the test. Office tasks were a piece of cake for the Medion, the testers had to be patient when adding 3D effects to photos on several levels, but that also worked without long waiting times. The Aldi-All-in-One is not suitable for playing current games. The graphics chip in the CPU is far too weak for that.

Test results

Test results Medion Akoya E23403

TEMPO

Tempo with Office /

Video editing speed

fast (69.1%) /

a little slow (51.0%)

Game speed (DX11 games): 1366×768 / 1920×1080 pixels

very jerky (11 frames per second) /

not playable (6 frames per second)

Storage speed

a little slow (64.4%)

Transfer data: from external SSD to PC /

PC on external SSD

341.3 Mbytes per sec. /

320 Mbytes per second (USB 3.1 Type A)

DISPLAY

Accuracy of color representation / contrast / brightness distribution / image structure

somewhat low (94.3%) / high (1088: 1) /

low (8.0%) / somewhat long (14.0 ms)

Anti-reflective coating

still okay

Pixel density (dots per inch)

very low (82.0 dpi at 1920 x 1080 pixels)

Visual test on the built-in display

very high (minimal pale colors)

LOUDNESS / POWER CONSUMPTION

Operating noise: Office / videos / full load / games

0.4 / 0.4 / 1.2 / 0.4 sone

Power consumption: normal / maximum /

Electricity demand per year (costs)

36.2 watts / 57.9 watts /

72.73 KW / h (18.72 euros)

FURNISHING

RAM (built-in / expandable to a maximum)

8 gigabytes / 64 gigabytes

Storage: Type / usable storage space

SSD (M.2 SATA) / 238 gigabytes

Connections / loads switched off devices to USB

1x headset, 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 2 x USB 2.0 / 1x HDMI, 1x network / yes

Free expansion options

WLAN standard / WLAN frequency / Bluetooth

802.11ax / 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz / yes (version 5.0)

Memory card reader / drive / microphone / webcam

no / no / yes / yes

SERVICE

Keyboard quality /

Quality of the mouse

Little stroke, layout with a long Enter key without a central block / flat and angular, but with a silent click

Operation of the touch screen

unavailable

Built-in display: setting options

few (angle of inclination)

Very quiet and extremely economical

Strong for it: Even under full load, the Medion remained nice and quiet in the test, its fans were barely audible and only sustained something. The hardware used also proved to be extremely economical in the test: the Akoya E23403 consumed around 36 watts on average. That’s a hell of a lot. In comparison: a classic desktop computer with a separate screen can use twice as much.

Upgrading is a little bit

Normal desktop PCs can almost always be upgraded for this. With all-in-one PCs, which are mostly equipped with notebook technology, this is often a difficult undertaking. Not so with the Medion: The working memory modules can be exchanged for bars with more memory, and users can also change the M.2 SSD. The best: A 2.5-inch SSD can also be installed.



Test conclusion: Medion Akoya E23403 in

For a slim 484 euros you get a decent all-in-one PC with the Medion Akoya E23403. His work speed is high, the picture quality is okay and the equipment is convincing for such an inexpensive all-in-one PC.

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