eBay seller, Cheapest Electrical, sells the Medion Akoya MD98148, for £230 including delivery and 230 Nectar points. This laptop looks a lot like an Ultrabook but unfortunately, isn’t one.
The German-based company was purchased by Lenovo and is run as an independent entity, with some very interesting products (like an X-shaped computer).
The device comes with an Intel Pentium 987 processor clocked at 1.5GHz and has 4GB of RAM, 14in 1,366 x 768 pixel display, a 750GB hard disk drive, Dolby Home Theater v4, a DVD writer, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, a card reader, Windows 7 Home premium, three USB ports and a webcam.
Its chassis is made up of aluminium according to the product description which explains why the MD98148 is so light at 1.9Kg while being only 21mm thin.
We suspect that by the end of the year, thin-and-light laptops, whether Ultrabooks or not, will constitute the bulk of notebooks by the end of the year being shipped as customers shy away from traditional brick-like laptops.