The Medion Akoya Mini is basically the same computer as the MSI Wind. That is to say, it’s got the same size, look, and specs, and was probably built by the same OEM for both Medion and MSI. But while the Medion Akoya Mini is set to drop in Germany and Austria next week, It might be a bit longer before you can find the MSI Wind in Germany.l

While MSI has promised US customers June 27th release date for the Wind notebook, a German shopper says he asked when the computer would be available in his country, and was told September. Now, obviously if Medion can sell the Akoya Mini, that means the actual computer manufacturer could put together a few units for MSI. But as speculates, it’s possible that Medion got a limited exclusivity deal for a while… at least in Germany.

As for whether the MSI Wind will actually be available in the US tomorrow, I wish I knew. The release date has already been pushed back once, and I have yet to see a single retailer accepting pre-orders.

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4 replies on “Medion Akoya Mini launches in Europe this week, MSI Wind in September?”

  1. the logo you see is indeed Aldi, or at least the Austrian version of Aldi, selling the medion at tha same time as in Germany.

    1. Thanks. Man, I was in Austria a couple weeks ago. I would have bought this if they had had them, and I had been aware of them! Bummer. 🙂


  2. is it just me, or does the logo at the bottom look like an Aldi logo?

    Although I’m not planning on getting a Wind, it would be nice to see them out there so it forces other major players (ASUS, Dell) to get a move on. I want my eee 901!

    Main thing stopping me from getting a Wind: placement of the FN key. They put it in the corner, where the Ctrl key normally is. Drives me INSANE.

    1. I thought the same thing when I first saw the logo! Aldi! But it’s slightly different. Makes me wonder if they are related or something, or if it’s a rip-off.

      Now, will this be in Poland this summer? That’s my question! 🙂

      Oh, and to the placement of the fn key–super! It’s in the same place as the fn key on my Powerbook. 😉 Actually, I now switch back and forth between it and an ancient Dell, and I’m starting to get confused. I suppose that, if and when I get the Wind (or this one), I’ll give the Dell to my daughters. 🙂


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