Medion Akoya E4060 D (MD8369) PC
If you are after something a bit different, then you should try a PC called Medion Akoya E4060 D (MD8369). It isn’t yet available in shops, but it will be in a couple of days. Until then, we will tell you all you need to know about it in the next review.
An affordable desktop PC
Like you already know from previous ratings we have already done, we are going to first announce the specifications of the Medion Akoya E4060 D (MD8369). Which look something like this: 4GB of RAM, a 3.2GHz AMD Fusion processor, an AMD Radeon HD 7560D GPU, Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) operating system and 1 TB 7200rpm SATA hard drive.
Medion is know for not changing the appearance of its products. The MD8369 fully shows this decision of theirs. The design in this case means simplicty, but stylishness at the same time.
When we checked to see how much power this product consumed, it was revealed to be 43W when idle. When we worked hard with the MD8369 consumed about 84W. The power supply here is 350W.
Connectivity is offered via the following options: one VGA, 3 USB 3.0 port, headphone and microphone ports, one HDMI, 5 USB 2.0 port, one optical audio, 2 PS/2 ports, one Gigabit Ethernet and analogue surround sound audio ports. What is sorely missed is a DVI port. But there’s one single-band 802.11n Wi-Fi module to make you feel better about it.
We didn’t have high hopes for the mouse and keyboard that are featured on this model. The buttons should have had better feedback.
Impressive transfer rate
Another con we have to talk about is the processor’s quality. While it is one with a good reputation, it couldn’t, during our tests, perform as advertised by the manufacturer. And that is a complete shame.
Then we looked at the hard drive. The latter offered splendid performance. The transfer rate we were delivered was 47 megabytes per second, which is awesome. If you are a serious gamer, keep it simple. This device cannot handle complex versions, unfortunately. But then again, this is not a gaming machine after all.
Another pro we have to mention is the GPU. Its performance was, overall, really great. Our 3DMark06 produced a score of 6912. Which translates into awesome quality. Exactly what we were after before we started our testing session.
Seen in perspective, the Akoya E4060 D (MD8369) PC is capable of delivering a lot of pros and cons all at once when it comes to performance. We noticed that simple gaming worked well and didn’t overheat the system. Also, multitasking such as editing pics, looking for something on the Internet, writing this review in Word and so on did not produce issues. But still, we would have preferred to see better speed while doing all of the above.
The Medion Akoya E4060 D (MD8369) PC is a product that can frustrate many of you. It has moments when it shines and others when it misses completely. But one thing is certain: it does not cost a lot of money. So if you want something affordable and are not too concerned with performance, try this device. If not, then you will surely look for something with superior GPU and CPU. These two are its biggest drawbacks. Moreover, this is no memory-generous product. So bear these in mind if we piques your interest with this model.