Medion has added an Intel Centrino 2-powered laptop to its line-up of Akoya models. The Akoya S5610 is a £599 1,080p high-definition model.

The Medion Akoya S5610 is a slimline, lightweight laptop with a 15.4in widescreen display. While laptops of this size are fairly standard, the standout feature is the Intel Centrino 2 processor which is bang up to date. The highly anticipated processor promises increased processing power along with longer battery life. Medion says the Akoya S5610 should be able to last 10 hours between charges if the extended battery pack is being used.

Measuring 365x265x22mm, the Akoya S5610 weighs just 2.7kg and is clad in a dark grey metallic chassis. This is complemented by cool blue backlighting to create a sleek, contemporary finish that is a noticeable departure from other Medion laptops.

Running Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, the laptop has 3GB RAM and a 320GB hard drive. If they wish, customers can substitute the standard configuration's DVD optical drive for a second 320GB hard disk drive.

An integrated 1.3Mp webcam, a 4-in-1 memory card reader, two USB ports and a HDMI port capable of handling 1,080p high definition output also feature on the S5610.

The Akoya S5610 has a biometric fingerprint reader, which will suit the more security conscious users, ensuring the machine remains secure. The laptop also boasts wireless and Ethernet connectivity and an 'Eco' button that reduces power consumption.

Bundled with a software package that include Nero Essentials with Nero Burning ROM 8 Essentials and Nero Recode 2 as well as BullGuard Internet Security Suite with 90 days of online updates, the S5610 is available from Sainsbury's stores or http://www.medionshop.co.uk and priced at £599.99.

Medion Akoya S5610 Intel Centrino 2 laptop

Medion Akoya S5610 Intel Centrino 2 laptop