Medion has launched the Akoya E3211 - a 13in laptop with a CULV processor to ensure a lengthy battery life.

Medion says the Intel Pentium SU2700 CULV (consumer ultra low voltage) processor will add as much as four hours usage to the netbook.

The 13in widescreen laptop also features a 320GB hard disk drive, 4GB GB of memory and a DVD-RW drive. Intel GMA 4500M graphics, wireless connectivity, a 1.3Mp webcam and Windows Vista Home Premium complete the hardware list. Customers buying the £499 Akoya E3211 will also receive a voucher allowing them to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade once it launches. 

Priced at £499, the Medion Akoya E3211 is available now from Medion.

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