Medion launches Akoya P8610 18" media centre notebook


Medion, the mid-range laptop producer who sell great machines at surprisingly low prices, yesterday announced the Akoya P8610 at Dolby’s sound laboratories in deepest darkest Soho. It’s a whopping 18.4″ beast of a machine, with Blu-ray drive, and some awesome Dolby sound-enhancing technology. Let’s take a look in more detail.

The aforementioned 18.4″ screen runs at 1,680 x 945 resolution, which the astute among you will recognise as 16:9 aspect ratio. The Dolby audio system will happily output in 5.1 surround, or alternatively you can use the surround virtualisation filter on a stereo signal to make it sound like it’s a surround source, either on a speaker system or on headphones.

Medion GoPal P5430 – feature-packed sat nav with a 5" screen


I love Medion. They always manage to put out technology with really good specs that doesn’t cost the earth. This Sat Nav is rather pricy compared to its competitors. It’s got some nifty features, though, and a whopping 5″ screen, to compensate.

Let’s start with the price. £175. That’s more than double the price of some of the other sat navs on the market, according to a quick Amazon search. So what are you getting for your cash?

Medion brings 1TB of storage to the budget end of the market with its AKOYA P7300D


The MEDION AKOYA P7300D is a bit of a beast. It packs in a 2.33GHz Intel Q8200 Core 2 Quad processor, Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit edition, a more-than-even-Vista-needs 4GB of DDR II SDRAM RAM and a 1TB hard drive.

Those BIG, MACHO NUMBERS are made to look even bigger by the AKOYA’s relatively tiny price of just £499.99. It’ll only be available at budget imported German baked beans shifter Aldi, appropriately enough, where it launches on November 27…

IFA 2008 GALLERY: Medion broke its back lugging all these new PCs over

Medion has announced a pile of new PCs at IFA today, ranging from its AKOYA Nettop PC – a slimline desktop powered by Intel's fashionable Atom – to illuminated monsters like the ERAZER X7303 D Game PC, for gamers who won't even look at something unless its plastered in blue LEDs and has things measured in terabytes.

So here's a look at the whole lot of them. This is my first go at doing an image gallery, by the way. Please be gentle if it's a bit broken.

Click on the pic below to start the Medion range Interactive Tour. All aboard!

MEDION and Novatech launch their first Centrino 2-based notebook PCs


The onslaught of new notebook PCs continues, as both MEDION and Novatech have announced the imminent arrival of machines based on Intel’s new Centrino 2 processor.

First up, the MEDION AKOYA S5610 is a slim, lightweight 15.4-inch notebook featuring a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 processor, 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 graphics, 3GB memory, 320GB hard drive, HDMI port for outputting high definition, HD audio, dual-layer DVD writer, wireless connectivity, 1.3 megapixel camera, and microphone…