Medion isn't the best-known PC badge outside of Europe, but it does have an occasional eye for sleek design. We'd say the Lenovo-backed company's new Akoya P2004 offers that kind of style UK crowd. The all-in-one fits a 23.6-inch, 1080p display into a minimalist design that's oddly charming for what's ultimately a budget machine. No one would call the P2004 feature-loaded when it's carrying a dual-core 3.2GHz Core i3, 4GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive and a DVD burner, but the price is right at a frugal £500 ($770). The catch? If you like what's on offer, you're going to have to swing by ASDA, which has the UK exclusive. Still, we wouldn't object too much to picking up a fairly tasteful Windows 8 PC alongside the groceries.
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Compact, sleek and intuitive, MEDION® announces its new 'all-in-one' HD PC
The stylish and versatile MEDION® AKOYA® P2004 offers outstanding value
Swindon, 11 April 2013 – MEDION, a leading German consumer electronics vendor, today launches the MEDION AKOYA P2004 – a high performance 'all-in-one' PC. Featuring a stunning 23.6" full HD display for clear and crisp visuals, the sleek, yet simple design of the MEDION AKOYA P2004 is large enough for users to comfortably enjoy PC use, but compact enough to save ample space in the home. This fully integrated system offers the latest Windows 8 software, 1TB hard drive and 4GB RAM to ensure efficent home computing whether users are working on a document, surfing the web or managing their photos. Providing outstanding value for money, the MEDION AKOYA P2004 is avaialble now from ASDA for just £499.99.
Offering all-in-one convenience, the MEDION AKOYA P2004 looks good in any room in the home. The large HD display ensures that images, photos or videos look impressive, and LED backlight technology provides outstanding colour and clarity. Integrated stereo speakers allow for great sound when listening to music and a WLAN card, integrated webcam and microphone are also included for easy communication with friends and family over the web.
A large 1TB hard disk means a generous amount of photographs, films, and music can be stored easily. Important files can also be written to CD or DVD as the MEDION AKOYA P2004 boasts a handy integrated multi-standard DVD / CD burner. Transfer of data to external devices is speedy and simple thanks to two USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports, and if users want to view files on a memory card, the integrated multi-card reader makes this a breeze.
All access points, including the headphone and HDMI ports are within easy reach so there is no searching around under the desk or behind large PC towers. Set up is simple – just plug in the mains power cord and the wireless mouse and keyboard means no unsighty or tangeled cables.
The MEDION AKOYA P2004 is available from ASDA for just £499.99 and includes a 24-month warranty.
Technical details and specifications for the MEDION AKOYA P2004:
* Model MEDION AKOYA P2004
* CPU 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i3-3220 Processor
* Panel 23,6" screen with Full HD 1080p and LED backlight technology - non touch
* Graphic Intel® HD graphics 2500 (on board)
* Chipset Intel® H61 Express Chipset
* Memory 4096 MB DDR3 RAM
* HDD 1000 GB HDD - SATA
* Webcam 1,0 MP Webcam incl. Microphone
* Optical Drive Multiformat DVD/CD Burner with DVD-RAM and dual layer support1
* Sound 6 Channel Audio
* Wireless LAN Wireless LAN 802.11 n Standard included
* Connectivity Rear: 2x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, 1x HDMI In, 1x HDMI out, 1x Mic in, 1x Line out, 1x LAN in. Side: 2x USB 2.0, 1x Mic in, 1x Headphone, 7-in-1 Multi-card reader3
* Keyboard/Mice Wireless Keyboard and optical Mouse
* Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 64 Bit
* Office Software Office 365 Home Premium (one-month free trial version) - Buy Microsoft Office to activate the full range of functions in Office software.
* Application Software 1 CBL W8 DVD Combo (DT-A) Software Pack
* Anti-Virus Software Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 (90 Day Trial)
* Warranty/Service 24 Months Warranty