Medion Akoya P66089 in the test: Inexpensive Aldi PC with a player’s heart


The Medion Akoya P6608 is well equipped, fast, quiet and economical ?? the price of just under 680 euros is okay. It’s a shame that the power connection is missing for retrofitting a more powerful graphics card and that the power supply only has 250 watts. But with the exception of the missing card reader, the equipment is complete, the discounter even includes a simple but decent keyboard and mouse set in the package. Most customers should get over the fact that only the Cyberlink Power Recovery 5.7 backup software is included in addition to Windows 10 Home.

Per

  • Fast work pace
  • Also suitable for simple games with reduced detail reproduction
  • Works very quietly and economically even under full load
  • Compact design
  • Fast WLAN-ax

Cons

  • Moderate upgrade options
  • Memory card reader missing

KClassic desktops are critically endangered? Versatile notebooks have long outstripped them. Such computers have tangible advantages: PCs in the respective comparable price range generally work much more jagged than laptops. In addition, they can be equipped with new, stronger components even after years. Does that also apply to the Medion Akoya P6608, which will be available from Aldi Nord from August 27, 2020 for just under 680 euros?

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Medion Akoya P66089 in the test: nice and compact

The new Aldi PC is certainly not a mainframe. On the contrary: with dimensions of around 36x17x36 centimeters, it is nice and compact and can therefore also be placed on the desk if necessary. As is usual with many PCs, the Medion also has two USB sockets on the front for easy connection of USB sticks and external SSDs, and there is also a headphone connection and a micro socket for gaming headsets.


Change of scenery: The front of the Aldi PC can be fitted with individual motifs behind the removable Plexiglas panel.

No run-of-the-mill front

Unique: the front of the device has a removable Plexiglas panel. Motifs can be placed behind it, like the one included in the picture above. But it can also be self-designed pictures. These can be made, for example, by Medion’s partner Caseable for 20 euros, a voucher for 5 euros is included in the package.

Comet Lake S CPU, GTX 1650

But these are externals. Much more important is what is in the new Aldi PC Medion Akoya P66089.

Medion Akoya P66089: Test of the Aldi PC © COMPUTER BILD

The Intel CPU Core i5-10400 is under a fan (1). It is allowed to have calculated data in an 8 gigabyte working memory (2) outsource. The M.2 SSD (3) effectively provides 477 gigabytes of memory, the graphics card (4) is equipped with Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1650 chip.

Gaming PC without any claim

Power supply with only 250 watts

A shame: The Medion cannot easily be transformed into a real gaming PC. Why? The power supply has only 250 watts of power, there are no power connections for the additional power supply of more powerful graphics cards. So in addition to a more powerful graphics card such as a GeForce RTX 2060 (from 300 euros), customers also have to swap the power supply for a model with more power and suitable connections (500 watt power supplies are available from 60 euros).
Medion Akoya P66089: Test of the Aldi PC © COMPUTER BILD

The power supply offers 250 watts of power. This is not enough for upgrading more powerful graphics cards, and the necessary connections are also missing.

Manageable upgrade options

Quiet and economical representative

On the other hand, the Medion works pleasantly quietly in the factory condition: In normal operation, its fans are hardly audible at all, but under full load? however, they do not torment its users with miserably loud rotation noises. In addition, the Medion works really economically: On average, the Aldi PC approved just under 42 watts? a good value.

Test results
processor

Intel Core i5-10400

Graphics chip

Zotac GeForce GTX 1650

random access memory

8 gigabytes DDR4

SSD

477 GB PCIe-SSD M.2 Phison E12-512-PHISON-SSD-B27-BB1

hard disk

unavailable

Tempo with Office / Tempo in video editing

very fast (80.7%) / fast (64.3%)

Games with 1920 x 1080 pixels (DX 11/12))

still okay (83/31 frames per second)

Noises (office / video / full load / games)

very quiet (0.3 / 0.3 / 1.5 / 1.5 sone)

Power consumption: normal / maximum /

in the mix per year (electricity costs)

41.6 watts / 185.5 watts /
98.03 kWh (25.23 euros)

connections

4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type A, 2 x USB 2.0, 2 x audio input, 1 x audio output, 1 x HDMI, 2 x DP, 1 x network

Radio links

WLAN-ac (2.4 and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.0

Using the keyboard / using the mouse

somewhat uncomfortable (functional, somewhat short stroke, spongy keystroke) / comfortable (simple standard version, somewhat light)

Medion Akoya P66089 in the test: conclusion

The Medion Akoya P6608 is well equipped, fast, quiet and economical ?? the price of just under 680 euros is okay. It’s a shame that the power connection is missing for retrofitting a more powerful graphics card and that the power supply only has 250 watts. But with the exception of the missing card reader, the equipment is complete, the discounter even includes a simple but decent keyboard and mouse set in the package. Most customers should get over the fact that only the Cyberlink Power Recovery 5.7 backup software is included in addition to Windows 10 Home.


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