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Medion Akoya P2002 review - budget all-in-one PC offers solid performance

£450 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Medion

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

The Medion Akoya P2002 is a cheap all-in-one PC offering decent performance and good value. Here's our Medion Akoya P2002 review.

Medion Akoya P2002

At only £450 the Medion costs well under half the price of most other all-in-one PCs. Fortunately, you don't have to put up with only half the performance or half the quality as the Akoya P2002 is a surprisingly solid piece of kit which really doesn't look half bad.

Behind the 23in, 1920 x 1080-pixel screen lies a 3.3GHz Intel Core i3-3220 dual-core processor backed by 4GB of memory and a 1TB hard drive. This is a relatively small amount of RAM nowadays and obviously at this price you won't be getting a solid-state drive either, yet the Akoya P2002 achieved a creditable 3298 points in PCMark 7, proving it can keep up with pricier PCs.

Graphics performance is, however, rather less impressive, relying on the Intel HD Graphics 2500 built into the CPU. Don't bother this PC with any ideas of running action games.

Medion Akoya P2002: connectivity and multimedia

A pair of USB 3.0 ports is included, along with a total of four USB 2.0. You also get a built-in Freeview TV tuner. HDMI in and out ports allow for hooking up an external monitor and perhaps a Blu-ray player if the built-in DVD drive just isn't aitch-dee enough for you. See: more reviews of all-in-one PCs.

Most of the ports are placed inconveniently on the underside, but a pair of USB 2.0 connections, audio, and a card reader are placed more conveniently at the sides. The power switch is sited at the back of the screen right underneath the display controls. This results in accidentally shutting down the PC when you really just want to switch inputs.

Perhaps the most obvious omission on this system is the lack of a touchscreen. Windows 8 can be easier to fathom using one, but it certainly isn't a necessity and getting rid of touch support is a sensible way to keep costs down. Another way of keeping to budget is to use a less-than-great display panel, which is what Medion seems to have done here. Colour reproduction is noticeably worse than the competition, and viewing angles limited. See also Group test: what's the best all-in-one PC?

Medion Akoya P2002 Expert Verdict »

3.3GHz Intel Core i3-3220 (2 cores/ 4 threads)
4GB DDR3
1TB SATA HDD
Medion G24, Intel H61 chipset
2x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0
23.6in (1920x1080) TN display
Tilt
Integrated Intel HD graphics 2500
on-board HD audio
Stereo speakers
802.11n, gigabit ethernet
1 x Antenna connection (DVB-T), 1 x LAN (RJ-45)
wireless keyboard and optical mouse
DVD combo drive
Windows 8
10.3kg
580x196x430-460mm
1-year return-to-base
  • Build Quality: We give this item 8 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 8 of 10 for value for money
  • Performance: We give this item 5 of 10 for performance
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

This is a basic, no-frills all-in-one with adequate performance, no Blu-ray drive and no touch screen. However, at this low price, it represents excellent value for money and even comes with a built-in Freeview tuner.

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