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Medion has a history of surprising us with gamer oriented machines at excellent value for money. Recently purchased by Lenovo, the company is back with the E6221, a 15.6-inch notebook with, among other things, a matte panel and an Intel Core i3 processor, all still at a very attractive price. Has Medion delivered another little surprise? Out the box, the E6221E is nice to look at, with glossy plastics. It makes a good first impression. Things aren’t quite as good once you get your hands on it however. Its shell, the contours of the panel and its hood quickly get covered in finger marks. The shell also tends to sink in too much when you press on it. Medion should perhaps have given a bit more attention to the finish. The keyboard and its number pad are more comfortable to use than they look. In spite of being a bit soft, word processing proves quiet. The keys are of a good size, with the exception of the arrow keys, which are slightly reduced in size – the price you pay for having a dedicated number pad. The touchpad includes multitouch features (zoom and two-fingered scrolling). While it looks a bit small in comparison to the chassis, moving the cursor around is precise and rapid – thanks to the 720p panel (see inset).
Medion laptops offer strong value for money with impressive specifications for their asking price. The Akoya E6221 is no exception and an excellent choice for cash-strapped students in need of lots of power. This is one of the cheapest laptops we've seen to feature Intel's latest Sandy Bridge technology. Our Core i3 2310M model with 4GB of memory handled even complex design suites without slowing, and there's even a more powerful Core i5 version available for a little more cash. The Akoya doesn't have dedicated graphics, opting for more basic integrated Intel HD 3000 graphics instead. This means the processor handles image rendering, but thankfully it does a great job, providing enough power to edit your home movies, watch HD video and fill your spare time with some light gaming. BenchmarksBattery life: 286MobileMark 2007: 2333DMark 2003: 10,012Vibrant screen A matt finish to the 15.6-inch screen prevents annoying reflections from blinding you when you're working outside or in bright environments – this is further helped by the battery, which keeps you going for almost five hours between charges.