Aldi’s Medion brand brings a hybrid tablet to supermarkets

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Aldi’s Medion brand doesn’t come out with releases as often as other computer brands, but if you’re in the market for a new tablet computer, you might be able to grab it with your groceries.

The next time you’re in line for fruit, veggies, yoghurt, and dog food, you might find yourself drawn to something more of the technological variety, with Aldi putting a new tablet computer on its shelves.

Called the Akoya P2212T, it’s an 11.6 inch hybrid tablet computer that echoes the design we first saw from the Asus Transformer, which stores most of the technology in the screen section and allows you to disconnect the screen from the keyboard and use it independently.

Quite a few manufacturers have attempted to evolve this design, including Samsung, Acer, and Toshiba, and now it seems Aldi’s own computing brand is attempting to do the same.

Beyond the basics of the design, you’ll find an Intel Celeron processor clocked at 1.86GHz, 4GB RAM, 64GB flash storage alongside a 500GB hard drive, one USB 3.0, one USB 2.0, microSD, microHDMI, and even support for 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0.

Most of the technology sits underneath the 11.6 inch screen, which incorporates touch and is also Full HD, with Windows 8.1 preinstalled on the computer, while the 500GB drive is inside the keyboard section.

Aldi’s Medion brand has in the past relied on MSI computers for some of the computers sold under this name, but this time, we’re not sure that’s the company being used. That said, we’re checking with Aldi to see who — if anyone — is responsible for this build.

Pricing for the 11.6 inch Akoya comes in at $599, pricing it against the Asus Transform T100 we checked out last year, but availability is something that could be hard to track. Aldi doesn’t generally keep a strong stock of technological items, and a spokesperson for the company told GadgetGuy “stock is limited and numbers vary across stores.”