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I've been waiting to get my hands on a new pc this, to me, seems like an awesome deal for the money. my first attempt at posting with pic so hopefully this has worked!
Use Voucher code XX7K37 at checkout for £13off i think code valid till 5/10
Feature packed multimedia PC with Intel® CoreTM 2 Quad Processor Q6600, genuine Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium, 1000GB hard disk, 3GB RAM and Blu-Ray player.

Features:
3GB DDR2-SDRAM
1000 GB Hard Disk
7200rpm, interface Serial ATA
Blu-Ray Reader/DVD-ReWriter
Max: 4x DVD+R9 (DL), 4x DVD-R9 (DL), 16x DVD+R, 16x DVD-R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 40x CD-R, 24x CD-RW, 5x DVD-RAM
NVIDIA® GeForce® 9300GS
PCI-Express Graphics card with 256MB, DVI-I, 1 x D-Sub VGA and 1 x TV Out
Integrated Memory Card Reader
reads from and writes to all standard memory cards**
DVB-T/Analogue TV tuner card***
Network controller Gigabit 10/100/1000 Mbit/s
IEEE 1394 FireWire
8 Channel Audio
PS/2 keyboard and mouse
Remote control

Connections:
Front Ports:
2x USB 2.0
1x headphone
1x microphone
1x IEEE 1394 FireWire
1x Audio in
1x Composite in
1x S-Video in
Rear Ports:
4x USB 2.0
2x PS/2
1x LAN (RJ45)
1x FireWire

Audio:
1x Line in
1x Mic in
1x Front Line Out
1x Centre/Subwoofer Line Out
1x Back Surround Out
1x Side Surround Out

Software:
Windows Vista® Home Premium*
preinstalled and on Recovery DVD
Microsoft® Works 9*
preinstalled and on Recovery DVD
Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007 Trial Edition*
60 days test version, an internet connection is required for activation. After 60 days you have to purchase a license if you want to continue using the product
Nero Burning ROM 8 Essentials*
Nero Recode 2 Essentials
BullGuard Internet Security Pack
incl. 90 day update (free registration necessary) from the internet. After 90 days you have to purchase a license if you want to receive ongoing updates

Warranty:
12 months

* OEM version

** Memory cards are not included!

*** Requires a DVB-T or other digital service in your area
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[Moderator]#1
Voucher for £5 off...its not much but better in your pocket than thiers
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/241847/5-off-20-spend-on-tesco-direct-is-b/
#2
Looks good for the money for people who are not heavy gamers. :thumbsup:
#3
rehydrated
Looks good for the money for people who are not heavy gamers. :thumbsup:


Or Don't know how to build pc's themselves.
#4
danmc
Or Don't know how to build pc's themselves.

please show me how to build this for under £486 with an o/s. There is a credit crunch and every penny counts.
ps gimme as much info as poss re; sourcing components. I can build a system with my eyes closed and both hands tied behind my back.
#5
bargain surfer
please show me how to build this for under £486 with an o/s. There is a credit crunch and every penny counts.
ps gimme as much info as poss re; sourcing components. I can build a system with my eyes closed and both hands tied behind my back.


Give scan a call, GPU is £25, CPU is £122, RAM is about £50.

Should be able to build this under £400 quid if you miss out things that you do not need. Blu ray is about £70.
#6
rash
Give scan a call, GPU is £25, CPU is £122, RAM is about £50.

Should be able to build this under £400 quid if you miss out things that you do not need. Blu ray is about £70.


tried scan for above system built by me using ONLY the cheapest components with 2GB RAM instead of 3 cost came to £578 before adding Keyboard and Mouse +tv tuner remote + network card. What a pointless excercise probably easier and cheaper to buy the system and drop in a better gpu methinks :?
#7
Bluray with no HDMI ?
#8
I bought one 2 weeks ago it went back after a day.

Cut down to the extreme, Poor Graphics, Also no Optical or Coax Spdif Audio output so useless as a media centre PC

You would be better off with


http://homepage.ntlworld.com/flashyphotos/MD8396.jpg

Should be a few left in your local Aldi

Much better graphics card (512mb with DVI - HDMI and even Component HD Video Out), and HD with Dual Digital Audio (Optical and Coax Spdif in and out)

And the brand new 45nm Dual core CPU lower power and a great performance increase benchmarkers are putting it near the quadcore.

Plus a Full 3 Year Warranty in the price. Also the external SATA bay on top is great for adding plug and play Esata hard drives
#9
Medion's support is quite shocking. Their top of the line laptop lasted my GF's brother around 3 months before dying, which is a shame as the spec is very good, but build quality is pretty bad.

Good deal, but really can't recommend the brand I'm afraid :(
banned#10
nah just buy the quad from tesco and stick in a 8800gt all for £350 works a treat to!:thumbsup:
#11
rash
Give scan a call, GPU is £25, CPU is £122, RAM is about £50.

Should be able to build this under £400 quid if you miss out things that you do not need. Blu ray is about £70.


What is it with you people? If you miss things out, then it isn't a true comparison. By the same token, if people are buying this and it has a lot of things they don't need, then it isn't a good deal for THEM. But the fact is, as Chuckles was unable to prove in another post with the other Aldi Medion detailed in this thread, you CANNOT build a true like for like equivalent specced machine for less money, and for people looking for the functionaility and contemporary looks that this provides, it IS a good deal.
#12
Ive had 2 medion systems in the last 6 years. My medion laptop has served me well for over 3 years, without putting a foot wrong.

If that system had an HDMI and either SPDIF or Optical out, id buy it,

The other one listed at Aldi is good too, but no Bluray drive. If you want a decent Bluray player, buy a PS3.
#13
danmc
Or Don't know how to build pc's themselves.


Why bother. You couldn't build that spec for much cheaper. Not worth the hassle.
banned#14
djdave01
Ive had 2 medion systems in the last 6 years. My medion laptop has served me well for over 3 years, without putting a foot wrong.

If that system had an HDMI and either SPDIF or Optical out, id buy it,

The other one listed at Aldi is good too, but no Bluray drive. If you want a decent Bluray player, buy a PS3.


definately right about the blueray player!
#15
djdave01

If that system had an HDMI and either SPDIF or Optical out, id buy it,


I agree that the lack of these audio options is its weakness.
#16
yep - i agree too: its a shame as I have tried twice to build a decent PC with my bluray burner and each time go back to the PS3 - somewhere I cannot get the quality to look quite as sharp as a standalone (1080p/24). That said, this is a great deal if you wanted an all in one:
#17
Chuck U
What is it with you people? If you miss things out, then it isn't a true comparison. By the same token, if people are buying this and it has a lot of things they don't need, then it isn't a good deal for THEM. But the fact is, as Chuckles was unable to prove in another post with the other Aldi Medion detailed in this thread, you CANNOT build a true like for like equivalent specced machine for less money, and for people looking for the functionaility and contemporary looks that this provides, it IS a good deal.


What the hell is wrrong with you???? bargain surfer wanted to build a similar spec PC but cheaper so it stands to reason that he should miss things out that he does not need.

I'm not comparing the two, I'm just giving a suggestion.

BTW medio build quality is ****, Generally buying the components seperate would cost more. My brother got a medio a while back and the motherboard was seriously faulty.
#18
bargain surfer
tried scan for above system built by me using ONLY the cheapest components with 2GB RAM instead of 3 cost came to £578 before adding Keyboard and Mouse +tv tuner remote + network card. What a pointless excercise probably easier and cheaper to buy the system and drop in a better gpu methinks :?


Just over £500 but adds HDMI, S/PDIF out and plays HD-DVD too. The gfx card is ATI but if a similar spec as the 9300GS is OEM only. Also corners may be cut if you wish to bring the price down (like take out the gfx as the onboard is just as capable and has HDMI or switch out a tuner card for a DVB-T only one for £18). Not to distract from the Medion though, it is a good price.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3035/2911998722_d3eae3ae28_o.png
#19
rash
What the hell is wrrong with you???? bargain surfer wanted to build a similar spec PC but cheaper so it stands to reason that he should miss things out that he does not need.
I'm not comparing the two, I'm just giving a suggestion.
BTW medio build quality is ****, Generally buying the components seperate would cost more. My brother got a medio a while back and the motherboard was seriously faulty.


We'll let bargain surfer be the judge, but I think he challenged you to buiild the same spec for cheaper. He then said that he couldn't build from Scan using only the cheapest components he could find. He wasn't saying build me a cheaper PC and miss out stuff. So it doesn't stand to reason at all.
And your suggestion is not helpful to most people. It's like saying fix your car yourself when Kwikfit have a deal on exhausts.
#20
I think this is an odd system. With a low-budget graphics card it's clearly not aimed at gamers but £486 without a monitor, keyboard and mouse is very expensive for your average user. Most people would probably be better off spending £500 at Dell and getting a monitor thrown in for the price.

Who is this machine aimed at? Video and graphics editors?

For the Joe Average out there a quad-core and 1TB HD space probably isn't needed. This system seems very niche as a lot of people looking to spend this much on a PC will probably have the ability to build themselves or have the the knowledge to create their own spec on a custom-build site. The chances of someone requiring exactly what this PC offers (no more, no less) seems pretty slim so trying to exactly match the spec seems a bit pointless.
1 Like #21
PoisonJam
For the Joe Average out there a quad-core and 1TB HD space probably isn't needed. This system seems very niche as a lot of people looking to spend this much on a PC will probably have the ability to build themselves or have the the knowledge to create their own spec on a custom-build site. Someone requiring exactly what this PC offers (no more, no less) seems pretty slim so trying to exactly match the spec seems a bit pointless.


I tend to agree with this, there are elements of over (or under depending on its use) kill. I'm just building a Vista media PC for alot less and should be perfectly capable as much as this one:

Case Aopen H360C White £37.02 SVP
CPU Intel e5200 Retail £53.15 Scan
CPU Fan Included with CPU £0.00 Scan
Mboard Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H £43.12 Scan
Graphics Nvidia 7100 HDMI - integrated £0.00 Scan
Hard DiskHitachi Deskstar 7K500 500gb £41.00 Scan
RAM Dane Electric 2gb £19.96 Scan
Tuner Geniatech T718V DVB-T USB £16.28 ebay (verimage)
Remote Included with tuner £0.00 ebay (verimage)
Keyboard Keysonic 2.4ghz Wireless £27.46 ebuyer
Blu Ray LG GGC-H20L Blu Ray / HD-DVD £66.73 ebuyer

Total: £304.72 delivered (Scan use free AV Forums delivery, ebuyer use Super Saver delivery). Add £60 if you have no OS. Hope that's of some use to someone!
#22
gunark;3115349
I tend to agree with this, there are elements of over (or under depending on its use) kill. I'm just building a Vista media PC for alot less and should be perfectly capable as much as this one:

Case Aopen H360C White £37.02 SVP
CPU Intel e5200 Retail £53.15 Scan
CPU Fan Included with CPU £0.00 Scan
Mboard Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H £43.12 Scan
Graphics Nvidia 7100 HDMI - integrated £0.00 Scan
Hard DiskHitachi Deskstar 7K500 500gb £41.00 Scan
RAM Dane Electric 2gb £19.96 Scan
Tuner Geniatech T718V DVB-T USB £16.28 ebay (verimage)
Remote Included with tuner £0.00 ebay (verimage)
Keyboard Keysonic 2.4ghz Wireless £27.46 ebuyer
Blu Ray LG GGC-H20L Blu Ray / HD-DVD £66.73 ebuyer

Total: £304.72 delivered (Scan use free AV Forums delivery, ebuyer use Super Saver delivery). Add £60 if you have no OS. Hope that's of some use to someone!


Is that a 250W PSU with that case? :? A little on the stingy side in this day and age should you ever want to upgrade the graphics card or go for a Quad. Should run your current system with no problems though.

The RAM I've never heard of. Have a look at what I posted here. PNY are much better known and you could have 4GB for £16 extra if you really wanted. I'd also go for a Samsung drive over the Hitachi, even if it means spending a little more. Samsung are very quiet and fast. You didn't ask for my opinion but there it is anyway :whistling::p
#23
PoisonJam
Is that a 250W PSU with that case? :? A little on the stingy side in this day and age should you ever want to upgrade the graphics card or go for a Quad. Should run your current system with no problems though.

The RAM I've never heard of. Have a look at what I posted here. PNY are much better known and you could have 4GB for £16 extra if you really wanted. I'd also go for a Samsung drive over the Hitachi, even if it means spending a little more. Samsung are very quiet and fast. You didn't ask for my opinion but there it is anyway :whistling::p


250w is fine, there's no big draws on it, the chip is quite efficient and the gfx are inbuilt to the mobo too. The only fans are on the PSU, the CPU cooler and the case, the rest is passive. I buiIt a HTPC with this ebuyer Extra Value Sonata 220w before (here and had no issues whatsover and it was dead quiet. I may do the samsung, I just found the cheapest initially really. If I upgrade I'll upgrade the PSU too but to be honest this is a build it and leave it machine, build for a task which it'll do well. Oh and I agree on the RAM but the board has 2 slots so I've gone for a 2gb stick, leaving one free if I need more (and Dane Electric are fine basic ram, I have some in my Macbook for about a year without issue).

Cheers though for your suggestions!
1 Like #24
ordered it! Cos its pretty obvious this cannot be self built for lesr also;
1) would want to save at least £125 vs pre built
2) will be adding 8800gt @ £35
3) not my headache to faultfind if something goes wrong
4)cr@? Customer support is better than none 5) time wasted building can be spent more productively i.e. In bed
#25
gunark;3115449
250w is fine, there's no big draws on it, the chip is quite efficient and the gfx are inbuilt to the mobo too.


Completely agree. My Core2Duo system only uses around 120W peak load. Marketing and these enthusiast sites drive people to buy more powerful PSUs than they need. I was just warning in case you have any plans for upgrading and you weren't ware (which obviously you are). Applying the rule that even the very best PSUs are only around 80% efficient this will put out around ~200W maximum in optimal conditions.

I run completely fanless myself (including the PSU) and have my 500GB Samsung suspended by elastic :thumbsup:

No problem for the advice, you never know if you're going to insult someone's intelligence on such things :giggle:
#26
bargain surfer
5) time wasted building can be spent more productively i.e. In bed


Best justification to buy pre-built I have ever seen posted. Brilliant! :thumbsup:
#27
PoisonJam
I think this is an odd system. With a low-budget graphics card it's clearly not aimed at gamers but £486 without a monitor, keyboard and mouse is very expensive for your average user. Most people would probably be better off spending £500 at Dell and getting a monitor thrown in for the price.

Who is this machine aimed at? Video and graphics editors?

For the Joe Average out there a quad-core and 1TB HD space probably isn't needed. This system seems very niche as a lot of people looking to spend this much on a PC will probably have the ability to build themselves or have the the knowledge to create their own spec on a custom-build site. The chances of someone requiring exactly what this PC offers (no more, no less) seems pretty slim so trying to exactly match the spec seems a bit pointless.


I wholly agree with that, pointless having all the stuff when it isn't gonna get much usage.
#28
I just bought a new machine in a spec to my needs but decided to leave off the blu-ray drive, wish i hadn't now. I'll have to wait for a bargain to pop up and get one in there!
I did pay less than this though and the spec is the same or better for most components and I got a samsung 20" widescreen monitor chucked in, wireless etc...
I think if you know what you want and you approach a PC building company you can get an awesome bargain at the moment. I work in IT and will also be using mine for VMWare (ESX server) to do a bit of personal learning as well as normal stuff. I could have built it myself but nowhere near the price i paid so I'm quite happy.

I have voted HOT on this one cos if you want a new base unit this is a good price, shame it hasnt got a monitor though...
#29
Alot of you are forgetting that this comes with a vista licence too, all these people saying the can build it cheaper add the price of a vista licence and I doubt you can, hot!!
#30
As for the audio and video it does have 5.1 out put and a DVI connection so you can do 5.1sound(on an analouge setup) and HDMI(via a DVI > HDMI connector)
#31
jonohanson
Alot of you are forgetting that this comes with a vista licence too, all these people saying the can build it cheaper add the price of a vista licence and I doubt you can, hot!!


Mine does include Vista Home Premium OEM, see screengrab.
#32
gunark
Mine does include Vista Home Premium OEM, see screengrab.


Ok I have seen that now, but tbh if you are going to use it as a media center i'd upgrade the graphics as it might struggle on 720p/1080p if you have anything running at the same time.
#33
jonohanson
Ok I have seen that now, but tbh if you are going to use it as a media center i'd upgrade the graphics as it might struggle on 720p/1080p if you have anything running at the same time.


Um, depends really. For .mkv files at 720p and 1080p it'll be fine, I had a A64 4000x2 system that did them fine. It also did HD-DVD fine with the 360 drive attached so I'm assuming Blu Rays that share the same VC1 codec should be good. The chip on my new one will be better too so it should be fine. I may wait for the Nvidia 9300/9400 motherboards to come out in a week or two, they'll add hardware VC1 decoding, placing less strain on the CPU. The manufactuers expect them to be around £60 too, not a bad price. Every little helps I believe!
1 Like #34
Look, I'm a system builder and computer reseller of 12 years, and even though I could effectively beat this price in terms of components, I cannot build this like for like AND include the Vista Licence if bought separately as there is no Microsoft software supplement for the operating system etc (large retailers/resellers get large Microsoft discounts as an incentive) . Yes, it's a bargain in terms of hardware, so as a paying customer you have to decide on whether the support will truly be good enough. Voted hot.
#35
PoisonJam
Completely agree. My Core2Duo system only uses around 120W peak load. Marketing and these enthusiast sites drive people to buy more powerful PSUs than they need. I was just warning in case you have any plans for upgrading and you weren't ware (which obviously you are). Applying the rule that even the very best PSUs are only around 80% efficient this will put out around ~200W maximum in optimal conditions.


The very best PSUs are closer to 90% efficient these days.

PSUs are generally rated after the conversion so an 80% efficient 250W PSU will provide 250W to the computer and draw around 312W from the wall.
#36
bargain surfer
ordered it! Cos its pretty obvious this cannot be self built for lesr also;
1) would want to save at least £125 vs pre built
2) will be adding 8800gt @ £35
3) not my headache to faultfind if something goes wrong
4)cr@? Customer support is better than none 5) time wasted building can be spent more productively i.e. In bed


Where do you get a 8800gt for £35?
#37
EndlessWaves;3116566
The very best PSUs are closer to 90% efficient these days.

PSUs are generally rated after the conversion so an 80% efficient 250W PSU will provide 250W to the computer and draw around 312W from the wall.


Not sure SPCR would agree with the efficiency element ;) Some touch on close to 90% in their absolutely optimal output level but most don't. And those are the very best PSUs SPCR review.

You're right about some PSUs being rated after conversion too, but I'd only expect that from the biggest and best brands. This Aopen looks a bit on the old side so I'm not too sure it will meet the criteria.
#38
paulace;3116131
Look, I'm a system builder and computer reseller of 12 years, and even though I could effectively beat this price in terms of components, I cannot build this like for like AND include the Vista Licence


Dell can. And they let you customise any system before checkout (plus Quidco still?). I'm not pitching building yourself against this, I'm saying this is a very limited system where most people will be over-paying for features they don't need vs other retail bought systems..

Use someone like Dell and get exactly what you want and offer great monitor prices, too, should you need one.
1 Like #39
RFC
nah just buy the quad from tesco and stick in a 8800gt all for £350 works a treat to!:thumbsup:


Good idea, prices are dropping silly from Ebuyer for 8800's, but will the PSU already in this machine be enough to power the 8800?

Good deal, heat added.
banned#40
simonsimple
Good idea, prices are dropping silly from Ebuyer for 8800's, but will the PSU already in this machine be enough to power the 8800?

Good deal, heat added.


well its working in mine!;-)

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