The Medion Akoya E17201 (MD62371EN) is a low-cost laptop with a comfortable 17-inch format, ready for High Definition thanks to its Full HD anti-glare screen, USB-C connectivity as well as a reactivity reinforced by its fast 256 GB SSD storage. This slim laptop with a stylish silver design running Windows 11 is suitable for office use thanks to its entry-level Intel Gemini Lake Refresh ultra-low power Pentium Silver processor and 8GB of RAM.
Performance, battery life of the Medion Akoya E17201 (MD62371FR)
The Medion Akoya E17201 (MD62371FR) is a relatively thin and light 17-inch laptop for everyday use.
It delivers modest performance with its good amount of 8GB of RAM, which is very useful for multitasking, and its entry-level Intel Pentium Quad Core Silver N5030 low-power Gemini Lake Refresh processor.
The latter is the limiting factor of this configuration, showing itself to be sluggish under software that is a bit greedy in terms of processor resources, which causes slowdowns.
In concrete terms, this laptop is suitable for everyday use, such as office work and surfing the Internet. It also allows you to watch photos and videos thanks to the Intel UHD 605 graphics directly housed in the Pentium.
The SSD storage significantly increases the fluidity and reactivity compared to a simple hard disk.
It must be said that an SSD is much faster and offers other advantages, such as reduced energy consumption, silent operation and greater robustness.
In practice, thanks to the SSD, you get much faster startup and shutdown times than with a hard disk, as well as application launches.
It is a 256 GB SSD that is proposed here, a capacity that is less than half of the standard hard disk and capable of hosting light and/or few files/software.
Of course, if 256 GB is not enough, you can rely on an external storage unit such as a USB-C/USB 3.0 device to enjoy fast transfers.
As for the autonomy, bet on about 6 hours of battery operation in light use for this mobile computer whose transport is facilitated by the contained weight and the thinness. However, this PC is not the most easily transportable by nature because of its large size, which is nevertheless comfortable for a mainly sedentary use (eg: at home).
Specifications of the Medion Akoya E17201 (MD62371EN)
|Screen(s)||17.3” Full HD LED (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Pentium Silver Quad Core N5030 Gemini Lake Refresh (1.1 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 6W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz (20 GB)|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 605 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||256 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.1 + 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI, SD/SDHC/SDXC card reader|
|Network||Wi-Fi 5ac (Intel Wireless-AC 9462), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Audio system||2 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / Battery||6 hours / 3-cell Li-Polymer|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.2 Kg / 399 x 266 x 18.4|
The Medion Akoya E17201 (MD62371FR) versus the competition
The Medion Akoya E17201 (MD62371FR) is currently on special offer at Cdiscount and offers an interesting configuration/price ratio for its category where it is one of the cheapest to offer such a powerful processor with such a large capacity SSD, such a large amount of RAM, a Full HD screen but also USB-C connectivity.
If this laptop doesn’t fully meet your needs, we invite you to consult our cheap laptop guide, where you will find other similar laptops that can be good alternatives to the Medion Akoya E17201 (MD62371EN).
Medion Akoya E17201 (MD62371EN) chassis, connectors, screen
With its slim Titan Grey design and low weight, it has a simple and elegant appearance.
This laptop has a good connectivity that has nothing to envy to many (much) more expensive models with its USB-C, its HDMI video output practical to easily connect it to a TV or a monitor for example, its Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 5. 0 modules for wireless connections and remote communications, its audio port and its 3 USBs, 2 of which are USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0), guaranteeing transfers that are up to 10 times faster than with USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are plugged in.
Fans of High Definition content such as videos will be delighted that the screen adopts a Full HD definition higher than the standard 1600×900 at this price level, coupled with a 16/9 format. Thanks to its anti-reflection treatment, the screen is also more readable than a glossy slab in bright environments (eg: outdoor).