We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Laptops Reviews
15,670 Reviews

Medion Akoya P6625 review

£569 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Medion

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

An inexpensive laptop, the Medion Akoya P6625 has no pretensions as a style icon.

An inexpensive laptop, the Medion Akoya P6625 has no pretensions as a style icon.

Please note that Medion UK has sold out of this model with Core i5 processor and 500GB, and is now only selling a similar version with slower Core i3 processor and reduced 320GB hard disk, at a higher price of £579

The Medion Akoya P6625 is solidly built (read: heavy) and a rather basic black design with glossy bits here and there to keep it interesting. It has a full-size keyboard with a numeric keypad and dedicated buttons to activate the wireless networking and switch graphics modes – of which more later.

Inside the Medion Akoya P6625, Medion has managed to deliver a rather good specification. A 2.26GHz Intel Core i5-430M provides ample power and it's the same CPU found in Packard Bell's more expensive EasyNote TX86; yet the Akoya outpaces the TX86 with a score of 106 points in WorldBench 6 compared to the latter's 102-point score.

The Core i5 comes with Intel HD graphics built in, and Medion supplements this with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165 chip. In our tests this delivered excellent 3D performance. With scores of 33.7 frames per second in Stalker: Call of Pripyat (SCoP) and 71fps when running FEAR, the Medion Akoya P6625 is around twice as fast as some similarly priced laptops, making it excellent value for gamers.

It’s also well stocked with ports. Three USB 2.0 sockets are supplemented by eSATA and an ExpressCard slot alongside the now-familiar VGA and HDMI connectors. With the Medion Akoya P6625 you also get the usual built-in webcam plus a multi-touch touchpad.

A big, 500GB hard drive and 4GB of DDR3-1066 memory are provided, while the 56Wh lithium-ion battery powers the Medion Akoya P6625 for just over four and a half hours when running MobileMark 2007. This is far from the longest-running, but it’s considerably longer than Advent’s Sienna 710.

The Medion Akoya P6625's 15.6in matt display avoids the distracting glare you'll get from the glossy screens provided elsewhere although a rather narrow vertical viewing angle is less than ideal.

See also: Group test: what's the best laptop?

NEXT: our expert verdict >>

Medion Akoya P6625 Expert Verdict »
2.26GHz Intel Core i5-430M
15.6in matt LED-backlit, 1366x768
Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
4GB DDR3-1066 RAM
500GB 2.5in 5,400 SATA 3Gb/s HDD
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165/4650 1024MB/Intel HD graphics
HDMI, VGA
Stereo speakers, audio jack, mic, line out, SPDIF
3x USB 2.0, eSATA
DVD±RW DL 8x
802.11b/g/n
gigabit
SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro
webcam, multi-touch pad
56Wh Li-Ion
379x256x29-27mm
2604g
  • Build Quality: We give this item 7 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 9 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

While the Medion Akoya P6625 is clearly a budget product, Medion has actually done a very good job in providing a great, balanced specification. For the money, performance is excellent and gaming results are streets ahead of more expensive competition.

There are currently no price comparisons for this product.
  • Medion Akoya E2005 D review

    Medion Akoya E2005 D

    The Medion Akoya E2005 D is a low-price desktop PC, bigger than your normal nettop, and packing a DVD drive.

  • Packard Bell EasyNote TX86 review

    Packard Bell EasyNote TX86

    The Packard Bell EasyNote TX86 mid-range laptop offers good looks and great value, with ample performance for most users.

  • Medion Akoya P8610 review

    Medion Akoya P8610

    Medion's P8610 brings big-screen Blu-ray action to a desktop replacement laptop

  • Medion Akoya P6624 review

    Medion Akoya P6624

    The Medion P6624 is a well-specified budget 15.6in laptop, with very limited supplies only available from Sainsbury's high-street supermarkets.

  • Toshiba Satellite L650-1DG PSK1EE review

    Toshiba Satellite L650-1DG PSK1EE

    Toshiba's low-cost Satellite L650-1DG PSK1EE is a smart-looking mid-range laptop that offers good performance in our tests, but better value can be found elsewhere.


IDG UK Sites

Windows 10 release date, price, features. The next version of Windows will run on everything:....

IDG UK Sites

An Apple fan's perspective on the Windows 10 launch

IDG UK Sites

Sensor-laden kids' watch with 3G launches in Japan

IDG UK Sites

2014 Retina iMac release date rumours, specs and features: 27in 5K Retina iMac 'launching this mont'......