Best 15in notebooks

We round up the best 15in laptops on the Australian market

Due to their size, plentiful features and low price, 15in laptops still represent the sweet spot in the market. Pricing for a well-featured 15in notebook starts at around $800 and it can go up to around $2000 depending on its specifications. In this round-up, we've gathered some of the best 15in laptops we've seen to date, including the Medion Akoya P6624 (MD98390). While the Medion is not always available (Aldi usually sells them every few months), it's worth keeping it mind for when it does go on sale at Aldi. Almost every Medion model we've seen offers incredible value. We've also included HP's Pavilion dv6, which is a quad-core laptop for $999, as well as Dell's very popular Inspiron 15R, Samsung's glossy R590-JS02AU, MSI's FX600, Lenovo's business-centric Thinkpad T510 and Acer's Aspire Timeline X.

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Medion Akoya P6624 (MD98390)

The Medion Akoya P6624 is a marvellous desktop replacement notebook for anyone who has a sub-$1000 budget. It features plenty of mod cons considering its price, and its good graphics performance makes it a legitimate notebook for a budget gamer. It even comes with a digital TV tuner. Indeed, it's hard to fault a notebook that has so many features in addition to a competitive price; it will be available to purchase from Aldi supermarkets from 28 October.

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  • 21st Oct., 2010
  • Elias Plastiras
  • Medion
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  • Pros:
  • Excellent value for money, USB 3.0 port, HDMI, 640GB hard drive, good graphics performance, good battery life
  • Cons:
  • Has 32-bit Windows 7 installed by default, number pad is squished
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