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Medion Releases £490 Akoya P4340D Media PC

Budget supermarket chain Aldi has partnered with German manufacturer Medion to launch a £490 great looking media tower PC aptly named the Akoya P4340 D.

The desktop PC is built using an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, the E7400, that is clocked at 2.8GHz and comes with 3MB L2 cache. A Quad Core CPU might have been preferred but it seems that Medion had to cut corners somewhere.

It also features 4GB of DDR2 memory, a 1TB hard disk drive, built in 802.11n Wireless connectivity, a Nvidia Geforce GT140 graphics card with 512MB memory and a HDMI interface, a DVD writer (no Blu-ray here) and 8-channel HD audio.

Amongst the accessories bundled in, you will get a Wireless keyboard, a rechargeable optical wireless USB mouse, 8 USB ports, 2 Firewire ports and a media card reader.

There's also the Medion's Data port 2 which is essentially an eSATA dock located at the top of the PC which allows you to connect external HDD easily. Aldi will also be selling a 1TB external hard disk drive for £80.

The P4340D comes with Windows Vista Home edition (32 and 64 bit versions), Corel Draw Essentials 3, Nero Essentials, Microsoft Works 9 and a host of other Trial applications.

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Our Comments

It is very difficult to recommend the Akoya P4340D as it stands. This Dell Studio Mini may have less memory and half the hard disk space but comes with a Quad Core CPU, costs less and has a 21.5-inch LCD display. And Ebuyer (opens in new tab) has a cracking deal with a GTS250 CPU, a Quad Core Processor and Windows Vista Ultimate Premium for an additional £10.

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Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.