HELP, Medion vs HP

  nicollec 02:06 10 Mar 2008

Hey, I bought on impulse today the Medion MD96630 from ALDI, but after hearing reviews that it's not all it makes out to be I thought I'd come to the experts ;)

This is my ALDI one:

Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
High performance - Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
processor T2330
(1.6 GHz, 1MB L2 Cache, FSB 533 MHz)
The more the better -Massive 3 GB working memory
Stupendous graphics performance -
NVidia® GeForce® 9300M G
Integrated webcam with microphone
Gigantic hard drive capacity - 160 GB SATA hard drive

I went on ebuyer and found this laptop for a similar price

click here

being the, the HP one


AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60
Level 2 cache 512 KB + 512 KB,
Up to 1600 MHz system bus running at AC/DC mode 35 Watt

2048 MB (2 x 1024 MB)
Supports up to 4 GB DDR2 memory
Drives and Storage

160 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive 5400 rpm up to 9 GB partition for system recovery
Lightscribe Super Multi DVD Writer (+/-R +/-RW) with Double Layer support
Create silkscreen-quality disc labels direct from your PC with
LightScribe: Just burn, flip, burn.
5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards,
MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture
Graphics and Display

Display 17" WXGA+ High Definition BrightView Widescreen
Resolution: 1440 x 900
Video NVIDIA GeForce 7150M
Up to 559 MB Total Available Graphics Memory

Communication High speed 56K modem
Ethernet 10/100BT integrated network interface
802.11b/g WLAN
Input and output devices

One ExpressCard/54 slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)
Sound 3D Sound Blaster Pro compatible sound 16 bit integrated
Altec Lansing speakers
Keyboard Full size desktop keyboard (with separate numeric keypad layout)
Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical Scroll Up/Down pad, volume control, mute buttons, 2 Quick Launch Buttons
Ports 4 USB 2.0, 1 VGA port, 1 RJ11 modem connector, 1 RJ45 ethernet connector, S-video TV out, 2 headphones-out, 1 mic-in, 1 IEEE 1394, remote control infrared port (remote optional), cable docking connector

90 W AC Power Adapter
8-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery

Microsoft Works and Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
60-Day Trial Version
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0
Windows Mail
Adobe Reader 8.0
Windows Media Player
Windows Photo Gallery
DVD Play
Windows Movie Maker, Windows DVD Maker
Cyberlink DVD Suite
Windows Media centre, QuickPlay for Windows
HP Total Care Advisor
Support and Recovery

Service & support Recovery partition (including possibility to recover system, applications and drivers separately)
Optional re-allocation of recovery partition
Recovery CD/DVD creation tool
Symantec Norton Internet Security 2008 (60 days live update)
Notebook Help & Support

Weight Out of package: 3.55 kg (7.8 lbs)
Packed: 5.10 kg
Dimensions Out of package: 28.50 cm (L) x 39.60 cm (W) x 3.16 cm (min) H /
4.18 cm (max) H
Packed: 480 x 170 x 350 mm

1 year, pick-up and return, parts and labour
A +2 years warranty extension is available - HP Care Pack U4819E or
U4821E (including Accidental Damage Protection) Express service
UE601E (D+2 Turn around Time)
Operating system Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
Special Features

Mobile entertainment HP QuickPlay media player software and its dedicated menu controls,
music and DVD buttons
HP Pavilion WebCam with Integrated Microphone
HP Mobile Remote Control

which would you say is the better product?

I'd really, really appriciate your feedback :)
Thank you x

  FatboySlim71 08:39 10 Mar 2008

"which would you say is the better product?"

It all depends on what your uses are.

Personally I would say the HP is the better, based on what the HP has on it/with it, the HP has 4 GB DDR2 memory (whereas the Aldi one doesn't mention what memory type it has apart from that it has 3GB, the Vista 32 Bit will only show at maximum 4GB, minus any graphics card memory, for example, if you have a 512MB graphics card, then Vista would show that you have 3.5GB, this is what happens on my PC which has 4GB of ram and a 512MB graphics card)

Also th HP one seems to have a lot more with it, and also seems to have a better warranty (1 year, pick-up and return, parts and labour
A +2 years warranty extension is available - HP Care Pack U4819E or
U4821E (including Accidental Damage Protection) Express service
UE601E (D+2 Turn around Time)

I'm not sure of which will have the more power fuller processor, but someone on here will probably help you on this.

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