Medion Akoya S6445 is a budget laptop that helps you accomplish more in less time. The Akoya series has earned fame for its usability and is manufactured by a Lenovo owned German company, Medion. So, one could expect that Akoya laptops would feature the good qualities that we have seen in Lenovo laptops. The Akoya series offer budget-friendly laptops that assist you in compiling data, editing pictures and other daily tasks.
As an entry-level laptop, the Akoya S6445 has incredibly powerful hardware on it. This budget laptop features a Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD drive along with a 15.6-inch wide NanoEdge display. These are powerful features that you only get in high-end mid-range laptops. And that is exactly why we decided to review its performance and functionality.
The model we tested to evaluate performance was the Akoya S6445 – 30025959. We reviewed its design, display, keyboard functionality and evaluated its performance under different circumstances. Here’s a detailed review of the strengths and weaknesses of Medion Akoya S6445.
Processor: Intel Quad-Core i5-8265U (8th Gen.) / 1.6GHz Max. Turbo Speed 3.9GHz
Storage: 512GB SSD
Display: 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Resolution
Graphics: Intel UHD 620 Integrated
Battery: Up to 4.5 hours Weight: around 3.92lbs (1.78kg)
Operating System: Windows 10 Home
The hardware appears to be worth the price when one looks at its specs sheet. But can it handle tough tasks and live up to expectations? Or it is just another average laptop that boasts powerful components but delivers less. That’s something that you are going to find out at the end of this review article.
Medion Akoya S6445 – 30025959 is a modest example of German quality and design. It is made of super-light aluminium material that offers it a thin, ultra-portable look. Medion has equipped it with a lightweight chassis that weighs around 3.92lbs (1.78kg). We found the Akoya S6445 to be extremely friendly for commuters and its eye-catching design makes it a handy laptop.
Akoya S6445 comes with a 15.6-inch wide FHD NanoEdge Display with a 1080p screen resolution. Medion has equipped it with the Intel UHD 620 GPU that makes sure you get rich visuals. You will get a bright screen with vivid colours whether you are streaming Netflix or editing an image. Plus, 15.6-inch widescreen means you can open and work on multiple files with ease.
Medion Akoya S6445 comes with a full-sized keyboard that has appropriate key travel. It is an island-style keyboard that offers help you type more without putting pressure on your fingers. The keys have nice tactile depth and deliver a pleasant click impression when you press them. The numeric keyboard is an additional feature which accountants and students will find very useful.
The Akoya S6445 has enough ports to connect you with the peripherals. It houses two Type-A USB (3.2 Gen. 2) ports, a traditional USB 2.0 port, an HDMI and a 3.5mm audio/mic jack. In addition to these, there is a Type-C USB (3.2 Gen. 2) port to facilitates fast data transfer.
However, the device does not have a Thunderbolt 3 port on it. Although its good to have such a port, we find this selection of ports satisfactory at this price.
The Akoya S6445 – 30025959 is equipped with an 8th generation core i5 CPU with a base clock speed of 1.6GHz. This is a quad-core processor that can deliver a maximum turbo speed of 3.9GHz and runs on the Windows 10 Home OS. Moreover, there is an 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD drive attached to it.
This is a decent combination of components that can offer powerful performance on demand. You can run office programs, compile and work on data files and use it for entertainment. The Akoya S6445 can withstand tough tasks and handle your everyday workload. We tested its performance by running a dozen Chrome tabs and find no delays.
Medion Akoya S6445 is good for multitasking but if you are an avid gamer, this is not the laptop for you. However, you can enjoy modern games with low settings and at low resolution. We find its webcam to be good for video calling, while the built-in ‘Dolby Audio’ speakers are a real treat
The laptop features a 42.6 Wh, 3-cell battery that the manufacturer claim can offer up to 4.5 hours of battery life. This is a below-average battery, not only for such a high-end laptop but also considering its competitors. However, the rapid charging technology makes up for this, while DDR4 memory also saved energy by consuming lower voltage.
Medion Akoya S6445 – 30025959 surprises you with its hardware selection at such a low price. This is a powerful computing device with the latest tech that can handle tough office tasks. There are a few better options available in the laptop market with such specs and features. The Akoya S6445 is a good pick if you are willing to gulp a below-average battery.