ERAZER X6603 15.6" i5-7300HQ GTX 1050Ti 8GB 1TB 128GB SSD Gaming Laptop £699.99 @ Argos
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ERAZER X6603 15.6" i5-7300HQ GTX 1050Ti 8GB 1TB 128GB SSD Gaming Laptop £699.99 @ Argos

£699.99Argos Deals
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Found 8th Feb
Hey,

I've been looking for a 1050 Ti Gaming laptop for a while now for my bro who was looking for a gaming laptop. This is the cheapest which I've found on the market for a 1050 Ti so thought I'd share.

It was £719 but now £699

Specs below:
The MEDION ERAZER X6603 is the perfect all round companion. Using the powerful Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor you can watch any film, or play any game on the superb NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti graphics. Never lose a file again with the 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD and 1TB HDD.

Intel core i5-7300hq.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050ti.

CPU, Memory and Operating System:

  • Intel Core i5 7300hq quad core processor.
  • 2.5GHz processor speed.
  • 8GB RAM.
  • 1TB HDD storage.
  • Microsoft Windows 10.
Display features:

  • 15.6 inch screen.
  • High definition display.
  • Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Graphics:

  • NVIDIA GTX 10 seriesGTX 1050ti graphics card.
  • Dedicated graphics card.
Interfaces and connectivity:

  • SD media card reader.
  • Secure Digital (SD), .
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports.
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports.
  • 1 Ethernet port.
  • 1 HDMI port.
  • Wi-Fi enabled.
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HamzaOfBirmingham8th Feb

20 quid off? Coldd


was 899 before that - this is a saving on a saving
sorry if thats too difficult for you
"Never lose a file again with the 8GB RAM"
Whut..
Doesnt come with a floppy drive... cold
Bought one of these a couple of weeks ago from Argos (albeit the version with USB-Type C & the 4GB 1050Ti) for £720.

Although it comes in a Medion box it's actually a rebranded Lenovo Y520. Here's a review (and yes, it is an IPS screen)...

notebookcheck.net/Len…tml

After several months of going backwards & forwards on this, I concluded that I didn't actually need or want a 1060 GPU and that a 1050Ti was more than sufficient for what I wanted. A 1060 laptop undeniably costs more (typically around £180 more) & draws more power that has to be dissipated. A 1060 will be undeniably better for a 4K display but at 1080p, is there really a discernable difference on most games? (I'm never going to play Witcher 3!) Once you're above 40fps with everything at max (which is the case with the 1050Ti), I can't honestly see much benefit. If VR is your thing, then yes the 1060 will be better but the 1050Ti is now officially VR compliant. At some stage, when prices have dropped, I'll probably get a VR mixed reality headset and have a dabble but that's all I'll do. At the end of the day, these computers are just for 'playing games' and there has to be some kind of limit on how much you splash out for what is just a pastime.
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20 quid off? Coldd
Good price for a 1050ti lappy.

Heat
HamzaOfBirmingham8th Feb

20 quid off? Coldd


was 899 before that - this is a saving on a saving
sorry if thats too difficult for you
Great deal with the TI and SSD. Heat!
Damn it. Out of stock for 200 miles around me
Doesnt come with a floppy drive... cold
Kinda irrelevant but i thought medion was aldi's own brand?
Got last one at lakeside - just got to find a way to get there before Saturday ......
Dealio989th Feb

Kinda irrelevant but i thought medion was aldi's own brand?


Lenovo i believe
crazygoldfish37 m ago

Damn it. Out of stock for 200 miles around me


Theres like maybe one in stock in the entire country...
Holding out for a 1060 at this ballpark. A 1050ti is still miles behind unfortunately
Edited by: "Murtin" 9th Feb
Bought one of these a couple of weeks ago from Argos (albeit the version with USB-Type C & the 4GB 1050Ti) for £720.

Although it comes in a Medion box it's actually a rebranded Lenovo Y520. Here's a review (and yes, it is an IPS screen)...

notebookcheck.net/Len…tml

After several months of going backwards & forwards on this, I concluded that I didn't actually need or want a 1060 GPU and that a 1050Ti was more than sufficient for what I wanted. A 1060 laptop undeniably costs more (typically around £180 more) & draws more power that has to be dissipated. A 1060 will be undeniably better for a 4K display but at 1080p, is there really a discernable difference on most games? (I'm never going to play Witcher 3!) Once you're above 40fps with everything at max (which is the case with the 1050Ti), I can't honestly see much benefit. If VR is your thing, then yes the 1060 will be better but the 1050Ti is now officially VR compliant. At some stage, when prices have dropped, I'll probably get a VR mixed reality headset and have a dabble but that's all I'll do. At the end of the day, these computers are just for 'playing games' and there has to be some kind of limit on how much you splash out for what is just a pastime.
"Never lose a file again with the 8GB RAM"
Whut..
Great specs. Decent price point.

I am OK with slightly lower specs than this so holding out for something at the £600 price point though.
myotherusernameisclean15 m ago

Great specs. Decent price point.I am OK with slightly lower specs than …Great specs. Decent price point.I am OK with slightly lower specs than this so holding out for something at the £600 price point though.

That's the price point I was hoping for but I concluded it's unlikely to happen. Laptops with AMD Raven Ridge are now with us & will likely be available at £600. However the GPU will never do serious 1080p gaming & I was put off by reports of driver compatibility issues. Kaby Lake-G might also eventually get to £600 but from what I've read, it's more of a 1050 than a 1050Ti (and Intel driver support is worse than AMD's!).

Then there's the 'what's going to be happening in 12 months time?' factor. No-one knows but right now, you have to entertain the possibility that the UK will crash out of the EU without any sort of 'deal'. At which point the £ will go into freefall and anything electronic will ramp up in price. I wanted to get my next laptop sorted before the Brexit apocalypse hit & I would advise anyone to do the same.
bobbler7 h, 16 m ago

Theres like maybe one in stock in the entire country...


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Murtin2 h, 42 m ago

Holding out for a 1060 at this ballpark. A 1050ti is still miles behind …Holding out for a 1060 at this ballpark. A 1050ti is still miles behind unfortunately


You'll be waiting a long time for that tbh (if ever). £799 was the cheapest a 1060 got down to last year (not including price glitches). If you see one at that price, you should consider buying it.
This is a good price for this machine. Same Spec/Same Machine seems to be at least £100 more elsewhere.The jump to a 1060 is going to be at least £200 more than this.
In fact an Asus Rog 1060 machine is currently Hot at 899.99 and has a gen older CPU - so if you want to bump from the 1050ti to 1060 with rest of specs similar you are looking at £200 extra.

The 1050ti performs around the same level as the 970m from the last generation. This will be able to handle games at Mid/High level details quite easily especially at 1080 as the screen on this is.
Joe90_guy1 h, 11 m ago

That's the price point I was hoping for but I concluded it's unlikely to …That's the price point I was hoping for but I concluded it's unlikely to happen. Laptops with AMD Raven Ridge are now with us & will likely be available at £600. However the GPU will never do serious 1080p gaming & I was put off by reports of driver compatibility issues. Kaby Lake-G might also eventually get to £600 but from what I've read, it's more of a 1050 than a 1050Ti (and Intel driver support is worse than AMD's!).Then there's the 'what's going to be happening in 12 months time?' factor. No-one knows but right now, you have to entertain the possibility that the UK will crash out of the EU without any sort of 'deal'. At which point the £ will go into freefall and anything electronic will ramp up in price. I wanted to get my next laptop sorted before the Brexit apocalypse hit & I would advise anyone to do the same.


100% agree. A poor Brexit deal (which is more likely than not) will see prices go through the roof. We'll be lucky to get 1050 levels of performance for under a grand. Buy one and buy one quick.
BirchieBirch18 m ago

You'll be waiting a long time for that tbh (if ever). £799 was the …You'll be waiting a long time for that tbh (if ever). £799 was the cheapest a 1060 got down to last year (not including price glitches). If you see one at that price, you should consider buying it.


You're maybe right. Might be better to wait for Volta and either pick up a newer spec or 1060 at a lower price.
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Murtin30 m ago

You're maybe right. Might be better to wait for Volta and either pick up a …You're maybe right. Might be better to wait for Volta and either pick up a newer spec or 1060 at a lower price.


Maybe, but consider 1060 laptops arrived close to £1400 when they came out a couple of years ago. Volta will be just as expensive, possibly more, if there's a big performance leap. Factor in the possible Brexit effect and you could be looking at £1800/1900 for the volta equivalent 1060 when they arrive.

As for buying a lower priced 1060 when Volta arrives - possibly, it depends on whether manufacturers drop support for the hardware or not. Some still put 950/60's in laptops so it is a possibility, but they are few and far between. Again though, Brexit will determine the price.

All things considered, if you see a well specced 1060 for less than a grand between now and Brexit, I'd probably jump on it because things are about to get crazy!
Looks good, heat added but the snobby side of me wants the Razer Blade 14
Hits all the marks for sub £700. Hot.
out of stock
I've had my Erazer for almost a year and it's brilliant.
If someone wants to pick up one from Manchester Hulme I have a reservation number
Send me a message
I reserved two
So I will get one and it may help someone if they are keen to buy this
I think you can’t get a better deal than this if you pay only a few games like me
Same - I have one for lakeside pick up - cannot make it
I would appreciate some help if someone is kind enough
I just want to play csgo at around 100fps
Will this be overkill?
I wouldn’t play anything else
Could I get some cheaper laptop or is this the minimum?
Kind regards
Joe90_guy9th Feb

Bought one of these a couple of weeks ago from Argos (albeit the version …Bought one of these a couple of weeks ago from Argos (albeit the version with USB-Type C & the 4GB 1050Ti) for £720.Although it comes in a Medion box it's actually a rebranded Lenovo Y520. Here's a review (and yes, it is an IPS screen)...https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-Legion-Y520-15IKBN-7300HQ-GTX-1050-Ti-FHD-Laptop-Review.256682.0.htmlAfter several months of going backwards & forwards on this, I concluded that I didn't actually need or want a 1060 GPU and that a 1050Ti was more than sufficient for what I wanted. A 1060 laptop undeniably costs more (typically around £180 more) & draws more power that has to be dissipated. A 1060 will be undeniably better for a 4K display but at 1080p, is there really a discernable difference on most games? (I'm never going to play Witcher 3!) Once you're above 40fps with everything at max (which is the case with the 1050Ti), I can't honestly see much benefit. If VR is your thing, then yes the 1060 will be better but the 1050Ti is now officially VR compliant. At some stage, when prices have dropped, I'll probably get a VR mixed reality headset and have a dabble but that's all I'll do. At the end of the day, these computers are just for 'playing games' and there has to be some kind of limit on how much you splash out for what is just a pastime.


How is the 1050Ti now VR ready? Is there a driver update for it?
Not exactly sure but I'm sure I read a few months back that Oculus or Vive had dropped the minimum requirements for VR from 1060 min to 1050Ti min.

There are a couple of vids on YouTube of people successfully running common VR games with mere 1050Ti equipped laptops.
I bought one of these laptops anyone know how to upgrade the memory on this laptop ?no bays on the bottom just the whole back cover screwed down ?
simie197421 h, 16 m ago

I bought one of these laptops anyone know how to upgrade the memory on …I bought one of these laptops anyone know how to upgrade the memory on this laptop ?no bays on the bottom just the whole back cover screwed down ?


simie197411th Feb

I bought one of these laptops anyone know how to upgrade the memory on …I bought one of these laptops anyone know how to upgrade the memory on this laptop ?no bays on the bottom just the whole back cover screwed down ?


How are finding the screen? I have read negative reviews about brightness and colour
Would really appreciate some insight
Thanks
docma18 h, 42 m ago

How are finding the screen? I have read negative reviews about brightness …How are finding the screen? I have read negative reviews about brightness and colour Would really appreciate some insight Thanks


My old laptop (an Asus N551) had a truly excellent 350 nit 1080p IPS screen and I bought my X6603 sort of thinking that the screen would be something of a downgrade. I was wrong...

The IPS screen is just lovely. I loaded up Assassin's Creed Origins for the first time yesterday and it looks absolutely gorgeous!

TBH, the brightness thing isn't as big a deal as some folks like to make out. If I had the Asus on maximum brightness, it would make my eyes hurt, so I'd end up turning the brightness down as a matter of course. Likewise with colours, yes okay, the colours might not be 100% optically accurate versus a standardised colour chart but orange is still orange and yellow looks, well...yellow! I don't look at the X6603 and get any sense of colours looking 'washed out' or there being any 'tinge' to blue or green.

One last thing. Some of the folks that recently managed to pick up the £570 mis-priced Dell Inspiron 15 commented on how disappointed they were with the screen (despite it being IPS). When I fired up the X6603 for the first time, I didn't instantly feel a sense of let down which is probably a good sign. First impressions count for a lot when it comes to visuals.

Hope this helps...
Edited by: "Joe90_guy" 14th Feb
Joe90_guy48 m ago

My old laptop (an Asus N551) had a truly excellent 350 nit 1080p IPS …My old laptop (an Asus N551) had a truly excellent 350 nit 1080p IPS screen and I bought my X6603 sort of thinking that the screen would be something of a downgrade. I was wrong... The IPS screen is just lovely. I loaded up Assassin's Creed Origins for the first time yesterday and it looks absolutely gorgeous! TBH, the brightness thing isn't as big a deal as some folks like to make out. If I had the Asus on maximum brightness, it would make my eyes hurt, so I'd end up turning the brightness down as a matter of course. Likewise with colours, yes okay, the colours might not be 100% optically accurate versus a standardised colour chart but orange is still orange and yellow looks, well...yellow! I don't look at the X6603 and get any sense of colours looking 'washed out' or their being any 'tinge' to blue or green.One last thing. Some of the folks that recently managed to pick up the £570 mis-priced Dell Inspiron 15 commented on how disappointed they were with the screen (despite it being IPS). When I fired up the X6603 for the first time, I didn't instantly feel a sense of let down which is probably a good sign. First impressions count for a lot when it comes to visuals.Hope this helps...


Thanks a lot for all the effort to help me out
Cheers I will pick it up today
docma36 m ago

Thanks a lot for all the effort to help me outCheers I will pick it up …Thanks a lot for all the effort to help me outCheers I will pick it up today


I honestly don't think you'll be disappointed! Compared to the other four laptops I've owned, this thing boots up incredibly quickly thanks to the M2 SSD. Although it wasn't all on my wish list, I really like the whitish blue, backlit keyboard and have it on all the time now. Gaming at 1080p just flies along! I did think long and hard about going for a 1060 GPU but I concluded that a 1050Ti would be 'good enough' and I think I was right. And the absolute best thing is that you're getting this brilliant machine at a bargain basement price!

PS - also remember you get a two year warranty with Medion which is not to be sniffed at!
It's not quite the same machine, but there's a detailed review of the X6603 here...

notebookcheck.com/Tes…tml

It's in German but just get Google to translate it for you.

Another review that might be more representative is here...

notebookcheck.net/Len…tml

The X6603 is basically a rebrand of the Lenovo Y520 (Medion is now owned by Lenovo).

If you read these reviews in detail, you'll find our machines stack up well vs the competition.
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