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Medion Akoya P7300 D Base station £487.00@ Aldi

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8y, 2w agoFound 8 years, 2 weeks ago
Saw this yesterday on another website and if i was in the market for pc and had a spare £500 i would be getting this. This is review of the machine http://m.pocket-lint.co.uk/reviews/review_summary.phtml/3639/4663/medion-akoya-p7300d-desktop-pc.phtml

Here is the spec:
Processor - Intel® Core2 Quad processor Q8200 (2.33GHz, 4 MB cache, FSB 1333MHz).
RAM - 4GB DDR2-RAM, Dual Channel Mode
HDD- 1000GB hard disk (Serial ATA 2, 16 MB cache).
Graphics - NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600GT (512MB GDDR3 RAM with HDMI and DVI output).
ODD - Only specifies DVD-RAM and Dual-Layer support (shame no blu-ray)
Wireless - Wireless LAN 802.11n Draft
TV Tuner- triple-use TV tuner for analogue TV, DVB-T and DVB-S
OS - WIndsors Vista Home premium pre installed, Vista home premium 64bit included on dvd
Accessories included:
* Remote control
* Wireless multimedia keyboard
* Wireless optical scroll mouse

Warranty - 36 months
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#2
Im looking for a PC this seems a good deal, I know these Aldi Medion PC's have been on a few times has anyone got one, is it noisey? Im looking for something quiet, the one i have at the moment sounds like a 747 on take off.........
#3
shauneames
Im looking for a PC this seems a good deal, I know these Aldi Medion PC's have been on a few times has anyone got one, is it noisey? Im looking for something quiet, the one i have at the moment sounds like a 747 on take off.........


Note this does not include a monitor.
#4
I know I've got a pretty decent one already, is there any better deals about for this sort of Spec?
#5
shauneames
I know I've got a pretty decent one already, is there any better deals about for this sort of Spec?


personally i have not seen anything that comes close to this in spec for the price although i have to say that i never really keep a check on desktop machine as i do not have room for one myself so therefore do not need one.

but it has a good processor, good graphics, good amount of ram, good hdd and it comes with both 32bit and 64bit vista so you can actually get to use the full 4gb of ram if you install the 64bit os. To top all off you are getting the 3 year warranty thrown in which i can imagine would cost you at least £150 in most retailers
#6
I think I'll be getting get one just worried about the noise hopefully they'll have one set up in aldi next week! Good find thanks!!!
#7
shauneames
I think I'll be getting get one just worried about the noise hopefully they'll have one set up in aldi next week! Good find thanks!!!


I have a medion laptop and the noise on it is fine, over time as the insides of it have got a bit more clogged with dust it has got louder as it the insides got hotter and the fan had to do more work but i cleaned it out and the machine soon went back down to it orginal quiet self.

I imagine a machine with this sort of spec will produce quite a bit of heat so i would think the fans are pretty meaty on it but that will be the same with any machine you buy with these sorts of spec. I guess if it is too loud for you and you know what you are doing you could always install your own better quality or bigger fans, at the end of the day they cost next to nothing or if you want to be really adventureus you could install a water cooling kit
#8
Good Point not feeling that adventureus to a install watercooling kit but the fan idea is a good one.
#9
3 year warranty is useless, contacted aldi about my medion/tevion 32 lcd tv which had a sound fault 6 months ago and still the tv hasn't been looked at by aldi or tevion/medion.
#10
esq3585
3 year warranty is useless, contacted aldi about my medion/tevion 32 lcd tv which had a sound fault 6 months ago and still the tv hasn't been looked at by aldi or tevion/medion.


Don't know if you have noticed but this is pc and not a tv. I have personally had a medion laptop for a year and a half it has had one problem (pretty much caused by me) and the machine was repaired in a week. I would post a link to another forum (but i do not know if that is breaking some rules) where this machine is being is being discussed and 3 people have commented saying the same as me that if there machine went wrong it was repaired in a week.

I could not possible comment on the warranty on tv side of it all becuase i do not have a tevion tv but the pc/laptop side is fine. So please do not compare the tv warranties to the pc ones.

Also is there any chance the your tevion tv was actually made by siemans as i have read that they make products for tevion and i know for a fact siemans makes tvs for other brands as i have seen it with my own eyes in a siemans factory that is not too far from my house.
#11
curofone
Don't know if you have noticed but this is pc and not a tv. I have personally had a medion laptop for a year and a half it has had one problem (pretty much caused by me) and the machine was repaired in a week. I would post a link to another forum (but i do not know if that is breaking some rules) where this machine is being is being discussed and 3 people have commented saying the same as me that if there machine went wrong it was repaired in a week.

I could not possible comment on the warranty on tv side of it all becuase i do not have a tevion tv but the pc/laptop side is fine. So please do not compare the tv warranties to the pc ones.

Also is there any chance the your tevion tv was actually made by siemans as i have read that they make products for tevion and i know for a fact siemans makes tvs for other brands as i have seen it with my own eyes in a siemans factory that is not too far from my house.



TBH you will find bad reviews and good reviews regarding medion.aldi customer service on tv's and pc's. I was just informing people of the experience I have had with aldi and their 3 year warranty. I thought this site was about giving people information, good or bad on products and leaving it upto them to make an informed decision?
#12
esq3585
TBH you will find bad reviews and good reviews regarding medion.aldi customer service on tv's and pc's. I was just informing people of the experience I have had with aldi and their 3 year warranty. I thought this site was about giving people information, good or bad on products and leaving it upto them to make an informed decision?


I personally know people that have had problems with pc world, dell, sony, acer, toshiba and I am sure if you give me 5 minutes on the internet i can find both good and bad (but mostly bad) of every other company under the sun but do you see me posting these experience in threads to do with these companies.

for you to turn round and say that the medion 3 warranty is useless like you did just comes accross as a very stupid comment and quite frankly not true.

at the end of the day it is an insurance and we all know that it does not matter if it is your home, car or electrical goods insurance compaines do not like to pay unless they have to.

You have had a bad experience with tevion, i had a good experience with medion, the problem with the internet is that people only seem to post their bad reviews becusae at the end of the day if went well then they have nothing to gain from posting it but if you had a bad time then you get to have your little dig back at the company that you felt mistreated you and hopefully lose them some business.
#13
In my case the warranty was useless which was entirely true for me, thus the only stupid thing I did was to rely on the three year warranty. I still buy from Aldi but have lost faith in the 3 year warranty that they offer.

No need for the *just comes across as a very stupid comment* and *little dig back* on your behalf, just trying to help fellow hotukdealers that is all my friend.:roll:
#14
esq3585
In my case the warranty was useless which was entirely true for me, thus the only stupid thing I did was to rely on the three year warranty. I still buy from Aldi but have lost faith in the 3 year warranty that they offer.

No need for the *just comes across as a very stupid comment* and *little dig back* on your behalf, just trying to help fellow hotukdealers that is all my friend.:roll:


What you said was "3 year warranty useless" well that is simply not true, you have no idea if the warranty for this machine is useless and the three year warranty for your tv is not useless at all if the machice is sold with a three year warranty that the company has to stick to the terms of it as long as you also stick to the terms set out by it.

In your case either you or tevion (medion) are not sticking to the terms specified, if it is you then they will understandably not fix the problem, if it is them then you need to take the matter further simple. My advice is if you are sticking to the terms you agreed to by buying the product and they are not and you need to some advice on what to do next, then post something in the consumer forums as you can normally get good advise there.

But do not just turn round and say the 3 year warranty is useless
#15
This looks very good to me, I have been on the look out for a new PC hoping to get one around Xmas, but this is an improved spec over most and £80 to £140 less than Dell/Mesh/PC World and the like have to offer.

Buying a monitor from ebuyer today to go with it (£85 for a 19").

One question though, I won't be able to get to Aldi before lunchtime on Thursday, do these deals seel out on the day or do they normally have enough per store for a few days?
#16
kborom
This looks very good to me, I have been on the look out for a new PC hoping to get one around Xmas, but this is an improved spec over most and £80 to £140 less than Dell/Mesh/PC World and the like have to offer.

Buying a monitor from ebuyer today to go with it (£85 for a 19").

One question though, I won't be able to get to Aldi before lunchtime on Thursday, do these deals seel out on the day or do they normally have enough per store for a few days?


Most aldi stores only noramlly get in very small quantities of these machines normally around 5 so yes these do sell out quickly, To get one you nomrally have to queue up before opening time I know when i get my medion laptop a while back i had queued up from about 7am and i was not the first in the queue. Some time you can get lucky and these machines might last a couple of days but if you dont get lucky it is very unlikely they will extrea stock in.

If you can not make it that early i would suggest calling in a favour with a family member and asking them to queue if possible, if not just hope you get lucky.
#17
curofone
I have a medion laptop and the noise on it is fine, over time as the insides of it have got a bit more clogged with dust it has got louder as it the insides got hotter and the fan had to do more work but i cleaned it out and the machine soon went back down to it orginal quiet self.


I don't think that you can compare laptops and desktops regarding the noise level. A good thermal design on a laptop requires quite some engineering thought. And usually you don't get that with the average barebone ODM model used for the Medion machines. But the times of pentium-4 desktop processors in laptops are thankfully gone.
On desktop machines it is much easier nowadays to produce a low-noise machine. Hardrives are much less noisy compared to some years ago. Plus even the boxed coolers of most processors are not too noisy anymore.

I imagine a machine with this sort of spec will produce quite a bit of heat so i would think the fans are pretty meaty on it but that will be the same with any machine you buy with these sorts of spec. I guess if it is too loud for you and you know what you are doing you could always install your own better quality or bigger fans, at the end of the day they cost next to nothing or if you want to be really adventureus you could install a water cooling kit


The processor Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 has a TDP of 95 Watt, which is a bit more than many Core 2 Duos with 65 Watt. But on the other hand the Q8200 uses the new 45nm Yorkfield core, which uses less energy than the old Kentsfield core. So in idle mode the energy consumption and hence the need for cooling should be moderate. This depends though on efficient regulation of fans by the motherboard.

The german tabloid computer magazine "tested" the Medion Akoya P7300D. They give a noise level of 1.6 sone normal use and 1.7 sone in full power, which is quite reasonable. It is always possible to update a low-noise cooler, such as a cheap low-noise model from Arctic Cooling.

Generally the computer is a decent offer if you really need all the features. For a comparable set from Dell you would pay at least 650. On the other hand, if you know what you really need, you could get a decent computer for much less money. Most programs make no use of Quadcore processors anyway. So far quadcores are mainly useful for processor intensive tasks such as video encoding. For gaming the 3D card is much more important. And for most other tasks even an average dual-core is more than sufficient.
The Aldi computer could be a good base for a media centre with all its processing power, connections and the multi-modal dvb card. But the bulky design is not really suitable for the living room.

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#18
Is this PC better than Tesco's Medion Q6600D for the same price???
#19
creditcrunch
Is this PC better than Tesco's Medion Q6600D for the same price???


It depends on what you are looking for the aldi machine has a better processor according to the benchmark tests, mucht better graphics card, extra 1gb of ram, both 32 and 64 bit version of vista (32 bit operating systems can not address more than 4gb of memory and i think that includes graphics memory too and therefore the way pcs are going you need 64bit soon) , in built wireless (including wireless N) and iit comes with the 3 year warranty

The tesco machine comes witha blu-ray player and that is about the only thing that is better on it, personally i would get the aldi machine and i am sure if you really want blu-ray wait till the jan sales or maybe a bit longer and by one and put in yourself and i am sure it will cost less than £50, can already buy a blu ray player for £67 from amazon.

The aldi machine is much more future proof is you ask me
#20
Sorry for being thick, but would this one be good for gaming? :? I know nothing about computers at all and the hubby wants to be able to play games like the war strategy ones and I'd like to be able to play the new Sims 3 when it comes out in few months.

Any help would be appreciated :thumbsup:
1 Like #21
LoubyLou74
Sorry for being thick, but would this one be good for gaming? :? I know nothing about computers at all and the hubby wants to be able to play games like the war strategy ones and I'd like to be able to play the new Sims 3 when it comes out in few months.

Any help would be appreciated :thumbsup:


This machine would probably be the best gaming machine that you can get at this price point, by the sounds of it you will be playing games that are not the most demanding on the computer hardware and this machine at the moment would be able to cope with the latest high end games to a more than respectable level. It also seems like it is pretty future proof as it comes with a 64bit operating system, a quad core processor, and wireless N.

so quick answer yes it will be fine for what you need and a lot more.
#22
Great thanks for your quick reply! :-D Rep added. This looks like the right machine for me :w00t:

I just hope I can manage to get one :?
#23
Aldi have reduced the VAT on this model so it is now only £487!!:santa:

Just hope I can get one, am going to the store for 9am and am sending the missus off to another store for 9am as well!
#24
kborom
Aldi have reduced the VAT on this model so it is now only £487!!:santa:

Just hope I can get one, am going to the store for 9am and am sending the missus off to another store for 9am as well!


Makes it even better, i have changed the price on the listing to so thx for that.

Oh and if you want one you normally have to get there quite a bit before 9am, when i got my laptop and it was no where near as good a deal as this i got there around 7 or half past and i was not the first in the queue and even if you do get there that early and you are the first in the queue at least you know you are getting one
#25
curofone
It depends on what you are looking for the aldi machine has a better processor according to the benchmark tests, mucht better graphics card, extra 1gb of ram, both 32 and 64 bit version of vista (32 bit operating systems can not address more than 4gb of memory and i think that includes graphics memory too and therefore the way pcs are going you need 64bit soon) , in built wireless (including wireless N) and iit comes with the 3 year warranty

The tesco machine comes witha blu-ray player and that is about the only thing that is better on it, personally i would get the aldi machine and i am sure if you really want blu-ray wait till the jan sales or maybe a bit longer and by one and put in yourself and i am sure it will cost less than £50, can already buy a blu ray player for £67 from amazon.

The aldi machine is much more future proof is you ask me


cheers mate, thanks for that:thumbsup:
#26
According to the Medion website this goes on sale on 27 November whilst Aldi have given the impression that this is a one off deal. It looks like this is not limited to a one day special event at Aldi and therefore I see no reason why people should queue from 7am! Think about it, why would Medion go through the hassle of setting up a dedicated webpage with advert and send test units to Computer Active if it was only a one off.

Even if Aldi run out of stock tomorrow there will be plenty more. If you dont believe me have a look at the advert on the Medion website.

No need to panic folks...stay in bed and get some extra sleep!
1 Like #27
spaceman763
According to the Medion website this goes on sale on 27 November whilst Aldi have given the impression that this is a one off deal. It looks like this is not limited to a one day special event at Aldi and therefore I see no reason why people should queue from 7am! Think about it, why would Medion go through the hassle of setting up a dedicated webpage with advert and send test units to Computer Active if it was only a one off.

Even if Aldi run out of stock tomorrow there will be plenty more. If you dont believe me have a look at the advert on the Medion website.

No need to panic folks...stay in bed and get some extra sleep!


You have obviously never come accross one of these aldi deals before, each aldi store only gets a very limited amount of stock of a computers, normally in single figures and when they run out that is it, some times later in the week they might get another couple in but not often. So yes if you do want one be prepared to queue for it especially when you are getting a spec as good as this for the price.

As for setting up a dedicated web advert well that is hardly hassel considering that these machine are going to be sold all over europe and for each country all you have to do is translate the article .

Seriously do some research on medion pc's at aldi and you will realise what you said ia wrong.
#28
spaceman763
According to the Medion website this goes on sale on 27 November whilst Aldi have given the impression that this is a one off deal. It looks like this is not limited to a one day special event at Aldi and therefore I see no reason why people should queue from 7am! Think about it, why would Medion go through the hassle of setting up a dedicated webpage with advert and send test units to Computer Active if it was only a one off.

Even if Aldi run out of stock tomorrow there will be plenty more. If you dont believe me have a look at the advert on the Medion website.

No need to panic folks...stay in bed and get some extra sleep!


tch tch you shouldn't paste the same message in 2 different threads you know :whistling:
#29
curofone
You have obviously never come accross one of these aldi deals before, each aldi store only gets a very limited amount of stock of a computers, normally in single figures and when they run out that is it, some times later in the week they might get another couple in but not often. So yes if you do want one be prepared to queue for it especially when you are getting a spec as good as this for the price.

As for setting up a dedicated web advert well that is hardly hassel considering that these machine are going to be sold all over europe and for each country all you have to do is translate the article .

Seriously do some research on medion pc's at aldi and you will realise what you said ia wrong.


Lol....you're right I've never come across an Aldi Medion special before. FWIW I was tempted but do not really have the cash as I've just had my car insurance renewal come through the post today:x I was hoping this would be a longer term deal like the Tesco Blu Ray version so I could maybe get one next month.

You're probably right in that there would be a mad rush and these would get sold out in 5 mins. I just thought that if Aldi and Medion were actually making a profit from these and there is demand, why not just produce more and get more profit? Unless of course Aldi have subsidised this PC to get people in their stores.....this would make sense as to why there's limited stock.
#30
spaceman763
Lol....you're right I've never come across an Aldi Medion special before. FWIW I was tempted but do not really have the cash as I've just had my car insurance renewal come through the post today:x I was hoping this would be a longer term deal like the Tesco Blu Ray version so I could maybe get one next month.

You're probably right in that there would be a mad rush and these would get sold out in 5 mins. I just thought that if Aldi and Medion were actually making a profit from these and there is demand, why not just produce more and get more profit? Unless of course Aldi have subsidised this PC to get people in their stores.....this would make sense as to why there's limited stock.


I think at the end of the day aldi do not want surplus stock hanging around their stores and therefore they only bring in the amount that they can sell, I can not imagine that aldi is making a massive profit on these machines and therefore if they do not sell straight away in a couple of weeks or a month there will probably be a better deal on the market and there for have to discount their stock heavily to get it out the door and maybe making a loss on it. Plus at the moment aldi seem to bring in a new medion model on a monthly basis and therefore again they do not want old stock cluttering up their shops.

If you go into your local aldi after a week or a month you might get lucky and there might be one knocking about, i know my aldi has a couple models of laptop and a desktop in at the moment but i am thinking they are quite old ones now.

The aldi website is always a good one to keep an eye on or just sign up to there emails as they do have some bargins when it comes to computers and the are a pretty reliable make, just not that big in this country but it was the the 3 year warranty that got me to buy one.
#31
spaceman763
Lol....you're right I've never come across an Aldi Medion special before. FWIW I was tempted but do not really have the cash as I've just had my car insurance renewal come through the post today:x I was hoping this would be a longer term deal like the Tesco Blu Ray version so I could maybe get one next month.

You're probably right in that there would be a mad rush and these would get sold out in 5 mins. I just thought that if Aldi and Medion were actually making a profit from these and there is demand, why not just produce more and get more profit? Unless of course Aldi have subsidised this PC to get people in their stores.....this would make sense as to why there's limited stock.


Aldi don't need to tempt people into their stores....u not been in one lately? booming!

As for quality, i bought a 40inch lcd hd tv three years ago....still a great tv, although the hdmi dvd player i got broke a couple of months ago:x they picked it up from my house and sent me a full refund......if you are still not happy.....go and get a sony for over a grand to come near this spec:thumbsup:
#32
Bought my pc off Aldi in 2003, very good support- still going on. At that time it was a very good spec, far better than anything Currys could offer at a fraction of the price- with 12 months warrantee, it is still going strong though a little slower than the youth of today. But for the fact this machine [from Aldi] is still doing the business I would be first in the queue- first rate spec, backed up by a first rate retailer, and cheap as chips!!!!
#33
guilbert53
Note this does not include a monitor.


Don't know if anyone has mentioned.....Aldi doing a 22inch widescreen monitor on the same day £126:x....wish i had the cash for both...but bought a few things already this month, xbox 360.....guitar hero world tour.....:whistling: missus would truly flip if i got this boys toy:p
#34
I have a medion MD8800 had it for a few years now (currently using it to type this message)

Anyways it's the same case as this medion pc and can tell ya there's hardly any noise comes from it.
3 years warranty is good i only had to call em once for mine which was the wi-fi card, they sent an engineer out straight away (got to me around 3 hours after i made the call)....

I f i had the money i'd buy this in a heart beat .............

It's a cracking deal voted hot
#35
esq3585
3 year warranty is useless, contacted aldi about my medion/tevion 32 lcd tv which had a sound fault 6 months ago and still the tv hasn't been looked at by aldi or tevion/medion.


I have had two Medion/Aldi laptops and my current desktop (three years old). Great spec and value and three years warranty. Very difficult to beat. Yes, you will get better spec and yes you can get three warranty elsewhere but not anywhere near this price. I used to buy top end PC stuff but now, with a three year warranty, I can throw it away and start again after three years if I need to and still be better off. I've had good response to tech support and warranty issues from Medion.
#36
I'm still using my Medion T8800 which I purchased around 4 years ago and has a similar spec to this (well, accounting for increase in technology that is.)

I had problems with the graphics card and motherboard, as there were some issues with early batches. BUT, it did have a three year on-site warranty and all I had to do is make one call and they arranged for a repair man to visit with replacement parts, within just a few days. Didn't have to p*ss around sending it off and waiting weeks for it!

I really do rate their machines for the prices.

Oh and mine's pretty damn quiet too.
#37
Looking at the components for this pc, does anyone think that the price is at high end?
#38
Am on my second one of these pc's(over a good few years!) and got to say they are great and customer service was required on 1st one and it was brilliant too! absolutely would recomend!
#39
I see that it has a DVB-S input listed on the spec. Could ITV HD be (easily) received on this computer by just plugging in a cable from a Sky dish? :?
#40

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