- Fast work pace in the office
- Matt screen
- Works quietly
- Memory and RAM expandable
- Mouse and keyboard included
- Full HD screen only
- Not for gamers
Medion Akoya E27401 as an old friend
Full HD screen onlyThis has no effect on the resolution. The E27401 shows content in Full HD, so with 1920×1080? just like the smaller edition. A little more would have done the complete package well. Full HD is no longer enough for a crisp picture in terms of size. Here the low price was probably the mainspring. On the other hand, the color reproduction is still okay, the contrasts are even nice and high. But the display can really shine because it doesn’t shine. Finally a matt surface without annoying reflections. OK then!
Inside everything the sameThere are also many parallels inside. The Core i3-1005G1 from Intel’s tenth processor generation is used on both sides. Only two cores are available for the entry-level chip. They still work fast in the office. If you want to edit videos with the Akoya E27401, you should plan for some waiting time. The PC is out of the question for gamers. On the one hand, the processor is too slow for this, and on the other hand, there is no dedicated graphics card, only the onboard UHD Graphics 620 solution. The current games cannot be considered. Instead, games run as a better slide show with a maximum of six frames per second on the built-in screen.
Memory and RAM okayData ends up on the 238 gigabyte SSD storage. If necessary, a second SSD can be retrofitted. Medion also shows accepting qualities when it comes to RAM. 8 gigabytes are in it, a maximum of 64 gigabytes are possible. The built-in RAM bar can then no longer be used. A shame: There is no slot for memory cards. An external hard drive can help. The Medion has enough sockets for them. Users will find two USB 3.2 and 2.0 ports and one HDMI, LAN and headset socket on the housing.
Mouse and keyboard are includedSo that you can get started right away in the home office, the manufacturer puts a mouse and a keyboard in the box. Both work wirelessly. That is not a matter of course. With other manufacturers, the accessories, if they are supplied at all, usually hang on the line. However, you have to get used to the layout: The keyboard comes without a central block and with a long Enter key. The mouse is very quiet when clicking, but its flat design makes it uncomfortable to hold. As a bonus, the input devices are okay.
Medion Akoya E27401 in the test: conclusionThe Medion Akoya E27401 is a solid complete package, even a keyboard and mouse are included, but neither leave a great impression. The only weak point: the resolution. It should have been a little higher, but then the price of the All-in-One PC from Aldi would be significantly higher.
Medion Akoya E27401: test results
- Office / video editing speed: fast (67.9 percent) / somewhat slow (49.5 percent)
- Speed for games with 1920×1080 pixels (DX 11/12): not playable (6/2 frames per second)
- Color fidelity / brightness distribution: slightly low (95 percent) / low (6.8 percent)
- Image quality (visual test on the display): very high (minimally pale colors)
- Noises (office / video / full load / games): very quiet (1.3 / 0.3 / 1.7 / 1.2 sone)
- Keyboard / mouse: little, layout takes getting used to / uncomfortably flat, but quiet when clicking
- Touchscreen: not available