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Medion Akoya P7615 review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £719
inc VAT

A decent desktop replacement let down by some minor usability issues and an uninspiring design.


17.3 in 1,600×900 display, 3.3kg, 2.26GHz Intel Core i5-430M, 4.00GB RAM, 500GB disk, Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit

The keyboard is a reasonable size, although the number pad feels squeezed in. Most of the keys are full size, but they are closely grouped which led to the occasional typo. There’s a small amount of flex in the keyboard tray and there’s a lot of unused space around it that could have been used to make it larger.

The touchpad was responsive during normal use, but the multi-touch gestures were frustrating. It’s too easy to accidentally activate them, even with one finger. The buttons are another source of frustration as they’re oddly small and there’s a large gap between them.

Medion Akoya P7615

The large 17.3in display is a good size for a desktop replacement laptop. The 1,600×900 screen resolution is large enough to comfortably display two documents side-by-side, even if it can’t show Full HD video pixel for pixel. Image quality was reasonable, with accurate colour reproduction and decent contrast. Viewing angles are quite limited, but there’s plenty of tilt. In addition to the usually stereo speakers, there’s a small ‘subwoofer’ next to the battery compartment. Sound quality was better than average but volume was low, even at the highest setting.

The Akoya has decent performance and impressive battery life for such a large laptop, but the keyboard and annoying touchpad hamper usability. Although connectivity is very good, the similarly priced Dell XPS 17 looks classier and is a pleasure to use.

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Basic Specifications

ProcessorIntel Core i5-430M
Processor clock speed2.26GHz
Memory slots2
Memory slots free0
Maximum memory8GB
SoundRealtek High Definition Audio
Pointing devicetouchpad


Viewable size17.3 in
Native resolution1,600×900
Graphics ProcessorNvidia GeForce 330M
Graphics/video portsHDMI, DisplayPort
Graphics Memory1,024MB


Total storage capacity500GB
Optical drive typeDVD+/-RW +/-DL

Ports and Expansion

USB ports4
Wired network ports1x 10/100/1000
Wireless networking support802.11b/g/n
PC Card slots1x ExpressCard/54
Supported memory cardsSD, SDHC, Memory Stick Pro, MMC
Other portseSATA (shared with USB socket), minijack audio output/S/PDIF (shared), minijack audio input, minijack microphone input


Carrying caseNo
Operating systemWindows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
Operating system restore optionburn own restore disc
Software includedMicrosoft Office 2010 starter edition, CyberLink Media Suite
Optional extrasnone

Buying Information

Warrantytwo years RTB

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