Medion Launches Akoya P6618 Notebook

Anyone for a recession-friendly laptop?

Having suffered Ardjuna raving about the Medion Akoya S5610 notebook for the last few months, it seems only fair to give the newly announced P6618 a mention. Sticking to the same mantra of decent price versus performance the P6618 might not look spectacular, but it promises decent value for money – hardly a bad thing in the current economy.


For £599.99 and available, as usual for Medion, via Aldi the P6618 offers a 16in screen with a 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution powered by a 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, backed up by 4GB of DDR2 RAM and a 500GB hard drive. Graphics grunt is provided by an nVidia GeForce 9600GS, which also supplies an HDMI output.


Draft-N wireless, Ethernet, a trio of USB ports and an ExpressCard should cater for most connectivity needs. Vista Home Premium 32-bit is installed by default, but Medion supplies a 64-bit disc with the system should that be desired. A small touch, for sure, but a potentially useful one.


A potential rival to the similarly specced, similarly priced Samsung R522? I’ll let you decide.

Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links. Tell us what you think – email the Editor