Aldi Desktop Advice

  chrisbenwalker 21:31 29 Sep 2008

My desktop has just gien up the ghost after 7 years, and need something that can handle basic video conversion, good size HD (500GB) and a good price.

Aldi have this one on this week. A Medion.....are these any good as a manufacturer, and how does this spec look compared to what else is out there?

Thanks in advance for any replies and advice.

  chrisbenwalker 21:32 29 Sep 2008

click here is the PC they are selling!!

  The Kestrel 09:33 30 Sep 2008

My last PC, which I had for 3 to 4 years was a Medion. Like the one you are looking at, it was very good value for money. During that time it ran without any problems. The only reason I bought a new PC was that it badly needed upgrading. I bought my new PC from Cougar Extreme simply because I wanted to choose the components myself rather than buying a package.

  Jambo99 09:33 30 Sep 2008

Spec looks good to me. click here is an alternative at Comet - £20 cheaper and quad core cpu. The graphics is a 8600GS (it doesn't state this on the site).

I'm not saying the Acer is any better, just an alternative available on the high street if you don't want to buy online.

  birdface 10:22 30 Sep 2008

Remember you have no Monitor with it just the keyboard and mouse.Looks quite good for the price.

  jakimo 19:31 30 Sep 2008

Going by previous sales of Medion PCs at Aldi they are usually sold out on day of release.As a family we have bought 3 over the last six years and have been trouble free.

Other places do sell Medion but the spec will vary from the Aldi version,with some being fitted with 2 hard drives (2x250GB) making them very noisy

  chrisbenwalker 20:51 30 Sep 2008

Thanks all for the advice.
The Acer looks good value for money aswell. I may go and have a look at this one.
As for the Medion, this does not state whether it has one or two HD's? I am guessing it has just the one?
Also, are Medions pretty quiet running? The one I have now sounds like a plane taking off, so I want a quiet PC if buying new.

  birdface 21:13 01 Oct 2008

It has one 640gb hard drive and 3 years warranty.

  Belatucadrus 00:49 02 Oct 2008

My current Medion is nearly six years old, it's had a few upgrades, but still runs very reliably and quietly. Only drawback is a lack of PCI slots and case room for expansion.

  Stuartli 09:31 02 Oct 2008

Medion doesn't actually manufacture computers or any other items it sells - it's a German based distributor and re-badges products under its own name from specialist manufacturers (a common practice in the IT world).

However, the products are usually good value for money.

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