medion 350 woolworths

  at_derby 15:35 15 Nov 2005

Hi everyone, thinking of getting a laptop, just seen this at wollies
click here
what do you think? anybody got one? what are the specs like?
tried searching the net but cant seem to get any info, but at £499 from £999 it seems a good deal any thoughts?

Technical Specifications
Intel Celeron M 350 Mobile 1.3 GHz
256MB DDR II 533MHz RAM, expandable to 2048MB
15.4" TFT Widescreen Display, 1280x800 resolution
40GB HDD 5400RPM
Read Speed: 8xDVD-ROM, 24xCD-ROM
Write Speed: 24xCD-R, 4xCD-RW, 10xhigh Speed CD-RW, 8xDVD-R, 2xDVD-R DL, 4xDVD-RW, 8xDVD+R, 2.4xDVD+R DL, 4xDVD+RW
Graphics Media Accelerator 900, 128MB shared memory
S-Video TV out
56 K V90 modem
54Mbit/s inbuilt wireless networking
16bit stereo sound
2hr 15min battery life
VGA monitor out port
3 USB 2.0 ports
1 1394 IEEE Firewire port
Ethernet LAN port

any info on this product/company greatly received!!!!

  Diodorus Siculus 17:30 15 Nov 2005

Medion produce some good machines - this has been posted before and people seemed happy with it.

It is fine for office work, internet and so forth but not for games. I seem to remember someone saying that DVD viewing was adequate.

For the price, a good machine.

  Diodorus Siculus 17:33 15 Nov 2005

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Two related threads

  Wilham 17:45 15 Nov 2005

at-derby: Two importand specs are missing for a laptop... type of battery, and weight of machine.

Also note a 15.4in widescreen has a smaller area than a traditional 3:4 aspect.

My Medion desktop was good value but I found embedded AOL irritating to remove.

  Stuartli 20:02 15 Nov 2005

I keep pointing out that Medion is not a manufacturer - it rebadges a wide range of specialist manufacturers' products under its own name and uses its distribution arrangements with outlets such as Aldi to sell them.

A vast number of computer related products are, in fact, rebadged and sold under well known brand names - very few companies can manufacturer everything they sell.

  sattman 20:55 15 Nov 2005

I don’t know if you have been able to actually handle it or look at it, I have and came away with the feeling that it would not have made me part with £1000 which is what it is said to have retailed at.

I think you must put the sale price out of your consideration and look at what you are actually getting for the money.

Compare it with what else is around at this price

Presently their are some very good £500 lap tops offers around such as Dell or Acer to name but two.

  wjrt 21:50 15 Nov 2005

dont know how long it will last
look here

click here

in search box type N11602a
when that model appears go down and change warranty fro 3 years to one year then continue and when you go to checkout 15% is deducted making it £498.** you get a centrino processor and double the memory of the medion

  at_derby 22:30 15 Nov 2005

cheers wjrt,
ive just had a look at the dell info,
which card would you recomend?

Intel® Media Accelerator 900 Graphics Up to 128MB shared system memory or
ATI Mobility™ Radeon® X300 64MB HyperMemory or the
and what processor would i need for which?

seriously thinking about the dell now

  pavvi 23:14 15 Nov 2005

on what you are gonna use the machine for. Shared memory is fine for office programmes but if you want to use it for programmes that are more graphic power hungry then you will need a dedicated graphics card

  wjrt 12:22 16 Nov 2005

dell upgrades apparently not financially viable so if you dont need games support for graphics then dont change the basic spec. the integrated intel 900 is pci-e and directx9 capable whatever that means

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