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Aldi PC £399.99 Medion Akoya base unit PC AMD Athlon II X4 640 Quad-Core 4GB ram 1TB HHD USB3 @ Aldi

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Aldi are selling a Medion Akoya P5315 D computer this sunday for £400.
There is a full page ad in issue 338 of Computer active. They gave it a "buy it now" 5 star rating.

Details:
AMD Athlon II X4 640 quad-core processor (3.0 GHz)
4GB DDR3 SDRAM Samsung
Windows 7
1TB hard drive
USB3
Multi format DVD/CD burner
Fast wireless LAN2 IEEE 802.11
Gigabit Lan 10/100/1000 MBit/s
No MONITOR
Corded keyboard & mouse
Office 2010 starter, Cyberlink suite & Corel draw essentials
4 USB ports rear 2 front
"The graphics card has DVI, VGA & HDMI"

I know a few people here hate Medion, but I have a 12 year old desk PC made by Medion I got from Toys R Us under my desk, & it still works.

As yet this is not on the Aldi website, I think they normally sell an external UBS3 hard drive at the same time.
I can't list details like price or size of the external hard drive till it appears on the website but this PC as a moulded fitting on the top of the case to hold the external hard drive.

For the spec I think this is a good deal. I'm sure someone will say you could self-build a better PC, but I don't have the time or experience to do that.

EDIT
its now on the website. More details about the PC at
http://aldi.medion.com/md8351/uk/?refPage=aldi

The external hard drive that fits into the top of the PC case is a 500 GB 2.5'' USB3 for £54.99

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    pat-w
    http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo256/pat-w/AldiPC01.jpg


    http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo256/pat-w/AldiPC02.jpg


    Edited By: pat-w on Feb 01, 2011 22:50
    no1john
    Nice find have some heat
    adamguest1985
    http://nid1.de/10/ has more info.
    seems an okay base unit, but nothing amazing. heated.
    Snookums
    Sounds OK.Would this be able to play a game like Crysis on decent settings?
    gooddeals9
    as a guy who builds pcs and works in IT, id say this is actually a decent deal. you'd probably struggle to build a better pc for the same costs especially with a legit windows 7. heat added.

    and to the guy asking about crysis, id guess you could play crysis on medium settings with decent fps on this pc
    Lupeto
    Strange...can't find any info on that graphics card ANYWHERE on the interweb!

    The above review says the system is OK for "playing recent games at fairly-high detail levels". Make of that what you will...
    Snookums
    Nice one.Cheers for that.Tempted between this and some of the good laptop deals around at the mo'.
    pat-w
    Kind of off topic, but how difficult would it be to add a second disc drive?
    I've only ever swapped out a disc drive never added one.
    I would like to buy this PC & add a blu-ray drive like this one but I've never done it before.
    Would opening the case void the warranty?

    Edited By: pat-w on Feb 01, 2011 23:20
    Chuckles1001
    This is a good deal, i done a quick look and built more of less the same PC for £2 less (only looked in 1 place for all the parts thou)

    pat-w
    Kind of off topic, but how difficult would it be to add a second disc drive?I've only ever swapped out a disc drive never added one.I would like to buy this PC & add a blu-ray drive like this one but I've never done it before.Would opening the case void the warranty?


    Very Easy, I am not sure about there warrenty's but normally you are find upgraded without voiding any warrenty's give them a ring. Also It is very easy to add another drive
    mrblubo
    ___pat-w___
    You can buy external one easly conected,
    internal - should be easy to swap them...looks even as there is enough space to add another one ;)


    Edited By: mrblubo on Feb 01, 2011 23:57
    pat-w
    Chuckles1001
    Very Easy, I am not sure about there warrenty's but normally you are find upgraded without voiding any warrenty's give them a ring. Also It is very easy to add another drive


    mrblubo
    ___pat-w___
    You can buy external one easly conected,
    internal - should be easy to swap them...looks even as there is enough space to add another one ;)


    Thanks both
    :)


    Edited By: pat-w on Feb 01, 2011 23:59
    zadz
    could it play the latest games? Metro 2033, Grand Theft Auto IV etc? need a PC for games, thanks..
    polly69
    gooddeals9
    as a guy who builds pcs and works in IT, id say this is actually a decent deal. you'd probably struggle to build a better pc for the same costs especially with a legit windows 7. heat added.

    and to the guy asking about crysis, id guess you could play crysis on medium settings with decent fps on this pc


    As another guy that works in I.T i'd say its a bad deal, its the cheapest of the cheap AMD CPU's its not even a Phenom CPU. 4gb of ddr3 will cost you £35 and that's corsair 1600mhz and no doubt this is cheap generic 1333mhz ram a 1tb HDD is £35 and that's for a super fast Samsung F4 the graphics card in this is a joke and all its really capable of is 1080p movie playing and will definitely not play Crysis on medium setting at all, it will struggle on low settings and the copy of Windows7 home is not that expensive you could build a way better PC for £400 with no trouble.

    As someone who builds PC's all the time from the very low budget ones right up to monster best of everything PC's costing well over a grand i can tell you this is a bad deal. I would buy a new Intel Sandybridge i3 CPU and use the onboard graphics that are probably as good as this low end card a motherboard to suit for £67 and use the parts mentioned above plus a DVD Rw for £12 a Coolermaster case £28 and with funds permitting a Corsair 450watt PSU. Job done a way better rig that's fully upgradable using the best parts for around the same price as this.

    Cold Cold
    polly69
    zadz
    could it play the latest games? Metro 2033, Grand Theft Auto IV etc? need a PC for games, thanks..


    Are you joking this is a multimedia card that's very low end there is even a Laptop edition AMD6450M card thats for entry level laptops and any new game would need to be run at lowest settings possible and it would be a question if then you could get a decent enough frame rate to play it but with all details turned off you wouldn't want to anyway.

    Edited By: polly69 on Feb 02, 2011 01:16
    tinker15
    Question for the IT experts.....if you were to build one yourself without the need to purchase the monitor and keyboard what would you recommend within a budget of £300/£400 including Windows 7. We could take the DVD drive from our current PC & anything else that could be re used (its about 6 years old) thats still in date.
    We had been waiting for the Scan i3 deal to come back or a good deal from Aldi but I am not convinced this one is for us.
    Thanks!


    Edited By: tinker15 on Feb 02, 2011 06:44
    Lupeto
    polly69
    As someone who builds PC's all the time.....I would buy a new Intel Sandybridge i3 CPU...


    So...you'd buy a CPU that isn't at retail yet, and a motherboard chipset that is in the process of being recalled?

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/31/intel-finds-sandy-bridge-chipset-design-flaw-shipments-stopped/


    Edited By: Lupeto on Feb 02, 2011 08:16
    Gitfinger
    polly69
    As another guy that works in I.T i'd say its a bad deal, its the cheapest of the cheap AMD CPU's its not even a Phenom CPU. 4gb of ddr3 will cost you £35 and that's corsair 1600mhz and no doubt this is cheap generic 1333mhz ram

    Cold Cold


    Is Samsung RAM cheap and generic?
    nilrem
    pat-w
    Kind of off topic, but how difficult would it be to add a second disc drive?
    I've only ever swapped out a disc drive never added one.
    Would opening the case void the warranty?

    If you have swapped a drive you will find adding another simple, open the case plug in a power lead and sata data lead (you may need to buy one of these they cost about £1.50) close the case and switch on, you may need to go into disk management to Initialize the drive but other than that you are done!
    nilrem
    This is a good deal, there is always the one or two people who regularly pop up and say "I could build a better one for less" but personally I don't see how once you factor in the cost of W7 etc and in any case a lot of people just don't want the hassle of messing around and have the problems of guarantee issues if any of the components are duff just to save a few quid when they can go and buy this off the shelf with a full 3yr guarantee!
    jaydeeuk1
    tinker15
    Question for the IT experts.....if you were to build one yourself without the need to purchase the monitor and keyboard what would you recommend within a budget of £300/£400 including Windows 7. We could take the DVD drive from our current PC & anything else that could be re used (its about 6 years old) thats still in date.
    We had been waiting for the Scan i3 deal to come back or a good deal from Aldi but I am not convinced this one is for us.
    Thanks!



    You intend to do any gaming?

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