Medion

  Josquius 13:52 10 Aug 2006
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From the other thread continued here as its onto another topic...

I'm considering a 'medion' laptop from woolworths. It being from woolworths and of a company I've never heard of however doesn't make things look good but...I could be suprised.
Has anyone ever exprienced medion computers before? Are they any good?

  Stuartli 13:56 10 Aug 2006

Medion is a very well known and established German based distributor of a range of products - it doesn't actually manufacture anything but rebadges specialist products from a selection of manufacturers.

Its main UK retail outlet is Aldi but there are some others involved such as Woolworth.

To discover the company's philosophy go to:

click here

and click on the company link.

It sells its products in many parts of Europe and the States.

The Lidl equivalent is Targa.

  packettracer 17:15 10 Aug 2006

Their are good deals to be had out their, so cheaper laptops will still do the business.

What are the specs & price of it?

  Josquius 17:22 10 Aug 2006

£400

Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Intel Centrieno mobile technology
15.4" TFT XGA colour display monitor
16:10 for optimized DVD movie playback
Dual layer DVD-Writer/-Rewriter (DVD+RW/+R-DL/RAM + CD-RW and DVD-ROM)
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900
40 GB hard disk
256 MB DDR II RAM memory
16 bit soundchip & 2 integrated speakers
Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 - Wireless LAN 802.11g/b with up to 54 Mbit/s
10/100 Mbit Fast-Ethernet and 56K V.90 modem
3 x USB 2.0
Main powers supply
Li-lon battery

I would upgrade the RAM obviously (£30 extra). Checking around the graphics seems to be a shared 128 (most others of the type have that or a shared 64....)

  anskyber 17:27 10 Aug 2006

There are many, including my brother in law who think that Medion are very good value for money. Certainly his two machines have been just that and reliable.

If you look at the components some of them appear to be "run out" versions but none the worse for that, unless you want the very latest of everything. Even if you do, the latest of everything is often soon yesterdays goods anyway.

  Josquius 17:27 10 Aug 2006

Oh and err the processor is 1.7ghz

  Cymro. 18:13 10 Aug 2006

I have the very MEDION that you have seen at Woolworths.I have had no problem with it.If something is wrong with it Woolworths will give you your money back if you take it back with the receipt within 4 weeks.There are probably cheaper laptops available elsewhere or on the net, but if Woolworths is convenient for you then go for it.

  Fred the flour grader 22:50 10 Aug 2006

I am thinking of one of these as well, they do look good value for money in my eyes so I might get one soon. I think places like ALdi and Lidl often sell Medion Pc's and stuff. I have bought power tools from them which are branded under the name Parkside but, are in fact really Bosch. If anybody else has bought a Medion machine I would be interestd to hear the feedback as well as Josquius.

Fred.

  Stuartli 23:28 10 Aug 2006

Aldi sells Medio (and Tevion, same company) products; Lidl is Targa, a long establsihed computer system builder.

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