Medion launches a handful of sober and cheap laptops for students


Nathan Le Gohlisse

Hardware Specialist

August 09, 2023 at 2:30 p.m.


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© Medion

Medion is launching a handful of new laptops this week. Equipped with old Intel Tiger Lake chips, the latter seek above all to find a good quality/price ratio to equip students.

Without wanting to talk about the things that annoy, the start of the new school year will arrive in a few weeks, and with it, the need to equip yourself for lessons. The German manufacturer Medion, which has a sense of timing, is therefore launching a flotilla of 6 new laptops seeking to target students on a tight budget.

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© Medion

Efficient and inexpensive machines?

No flashy marketing with these new products (they are content with a simple reference as a name), and no too expensive components either. With these new laptops, Medion favors the reliability of an already proven design and opts for 11th generation Intel “Tiger Lake” processors (launched in 2021).

These chips, which are certainly no longer very fresh, allow Medion to bring prices down while maintaining a level of performance that is still very acceptable (even if the Core i5 and i7 will remain to be preferred in our opinion ).

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No frills, but the necessary

Alongside these chips, 4 to 16 GB of LPDDR4X and 128 to 512 GB of M.2 SSD depending on the configuration chosen. Enough to allow a fluid experience in office automation and multimedia. On the screen side, there are finally Full HD IPS panels (1920 by 1080 pixels) in 16:9 format, and this, throughout this new range… with diagonals ranging from 14 to 16 inches depending on the model. Connectivity, on the other hand, is limited to Wi-Fi 5, but is this really a problem for the intended use? We will let you judge that.

As for the price, the basic model starts at 249 euros in France (with a 14-inch Full HD panel, an Intel Celeron N4120 CPU, 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of SSD), while the most interesting is displayed at 699 euros (this time we go to a 15.6-inch panel still Full HD, a Core i7-1165G7, 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of SSD).

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Some models (not all) are already marketed in France, especially on Amazon… but obviously in limited quantities.

Source : Medion press release


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