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Medion Akoya X7371 D review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £700
inc VAT

The X7371 has raw processor power and a low price, but little else


2.93GHz Intel Core i7-870, 4GB RAM, N/A display, Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit

It’s obvious that Medion has scrimped and saved on every possible bit of the Akoya X7371 D’s hardware to leave enough in the budget for the insanely powerful Intel Core i7-870 processor. The case is the most obvious victim. It looks okay on the surface but inside we found a distressing number of poorly finished metal edges. We didn’t cut ourselves, but got a couple of nasty scrapes. The only good thing is a pair of front-loading 3.5in drive caddies, which allow you to remove or hot-swap two hard disks easily.

Medion Akoya X7371 D

The unbranded power supply also looks cheap, but it’s hard to tell, as there nothing except a part number written on it. It spawns a tangled mass of cables which then feed the Molex-to-SATA adaptors that power most of the X7371’s drives. We were no more impressed with the motherboard – a Medion own-brand affair with just four SATA ports. All of them are occupied but only two are actually in use, and the remaining pair is connected to the SATA disk caddies.

Medion Akoya X7371 D Inside PC

Memory slots are similarly thin on the ground – there are two, each occupied by a 1,333MHz DIMM of DDR3 RAM and able to take up to 3GB apiece. You’ll have to buy a 64-bit version of Windows if you want to upgrade your RAM, though, as the X7371 only comes with Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit.

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Basic Specifications

Rating **
Processor Intel Core i7-870
Processor external bus 133MHz (2.4GHz QPI)
Processor multiplier x22
Processor clock speed 2.93GHz
Processor socket LGA1156
Memory 4
Memory type PC3-10600
Maximum memory 6GB
Motherboard Medion MS-7658
Motherboard chipset Intel P55


USB2 ports (front/rear) 2/6
Firewire ports (front/rear) 0/0
eSATA ports (front/rear) 0/0
Wired network ports 1x 10/100/1000
Wireless networking support 802.11n (via supplied USB adaptor)

Internal Expansion

Case midi tower
PCI-E x1 slots (free) 2 (0)
PCI-E x16 slots (free) 1 (0)
Free Serial ATA ports 0
Free memory slots 0
Free 3.5in drive bays 4

Hard Disk

Hard disk model(s) Seagate ST31000528AS
Interface SATA II
Total storage capacity 1,000GB


Graphics card(s) ATI Radeon HD 5450
Graphics/video ports HDMI, DVI, VGA


Sound Realtek HD Audio
Sound outputs 5.1 line out
Speakers none

Removable Drives

Supported memory cards SDHC, MMC, Memory Stick
Optical drive type(s) DVD+/-RW +/-DL


Screen model N/A
Native resolution N/A
Screen inputs N/A

Other Hardware

Keyboard Medion KB-0837
Mouse Medion MSU0718T


Software included none
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
Operating system restore option Windows disc

Buying Information

Price £700

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