Medion Erazer P6661 (Core i5-6200U, GTX 950M, 1TB HDD) £499.97 with £20 Which? discount/£519.97 at Laptops Direct
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Medion Erazer P6661 (Core i5-6200U, GTX 950M, 1TB HDD) £499.97 with £20 Which? discount/£519.97 at Laptops Direct

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Found 11th Jan
This discount is available to those on a £1 month's Which? trial, but not current members. [Thanks to Mottman for the correction.] (Link is here and on the checkout page.) Took me all of 3 mins to sign up, and hey, maybe it'll even be useful! The page is a bit sparse on specs, but it has an FHD 15.6-inch IPS screen as well. Please see the Argos page here for some Q&A with people from the Medion team.

I know, I know, no SSD, only DDR3, but hey, it's under £500! Looks to be retailing anywhere from £580 to £650 and upwards elsewhere. Used Laptops Direct in the past and had no problems.

Have a look here for a comprehensive test (if it translates for you). Hope you find this deal useful

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Wow, that's an excellent price.

CPU is OK, its FHD but no SSD. So the question is - for the computer geeks - is the Nvidia GTX 950M any good?

Musicrab

CPU is OK, its FHD but no SSD. So the question is - for the computer … CPU is OK, its FHD but no SSD. So the question is - for the computer geeks - is the Nvidia GTX 950M any good?



Very much in the realm of 'OK' I would say. I think you'll be looking at medium settings at 30fps for most games. I mean, it's £500. It's not going to blow the roof off, but at the same time nothing will be outright unplayable.
Edited by: "BigOrkWaaagh" 11th Jan

Musicrab

CPU is OK, its FHD but no SSD. So the question is - for the computer … CPU is OK, its FHD but no SSD. So the question is - for the computer geeks - is the Nvidia GTX 950M any good?



CPU is not a killer, it's ultra low voltage range. 950M is good for less demanding games.

I'd be happy using it for day to day use.
I always think the words "gaming" and "laptop" should not be used in the same sentence.:p

xdaminis

I'd be happy using it for day to day use.I always think the words … I'd be happy using it for day to day use.I always think the words "gaming" and "laptop" should not be used in the same sentence.:p



What about this "cheap" ACER:

https://www.cnet.com/products/acer-predator-21x/preview/
https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/predator-21x-series


Edited by: "nw104hh" 11th Jan

Optical drive looks standard so first thing I'd do is buy an SSD (cheapest/smallest would do for me) and a SATA caddy to replace optical drive (**check depth of optical drive first; could be 9.5mm or 12.7mm**)

Then put Windows 10 on the SSD (either clean install it or image the existing C: drive) swap drives and put the original drive in caddy.

nw104hh

What about this "cheap" … What about this "cheap" ACER:https://www.cnet.com/products/acer-predator-21x/preview/https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/predator-21x-series:)



If anyone purchased this, they have more money than sense.oO

Musicrab

CPU is OK, its FHD but no SSD. So the question is - for the computer … CPU is OK, its FHD but no SSD. So the question is - for the computer geeks - is the Nvidia GTX 950M any good?



http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-950M.138026.0.html

TL;DR yes and no, if the game is demanding, no, if it is CS:GO, Overwatch a MOBA, you might be ok.

Any laptop that gives you a 950m for less than £500 must be good. Heat added.

xdaminis

If anyone purchased this, they have more money than sense.oO



You're talking nonsense there mate. If you look at the benchmarks gtx950m can run battlefield 1 or overwatch at 30fps with ultra settings on 1080p! Not everyone has £300 for top of the range gpu or £1000+ on a decent gaming laptop. I would rather buy this then not have anything or attempted to play games with integrated graphics.

ActionHank

You're talking nonsense there mate. If you look at the benchmarks … You're talking nonsense there mate. If you look at the benchmarks gtx950m can run battlefield 1 or overwatch at 30fps with ultra settings on 1080p! Not everyone has £300 for top of the range gpu or £1000+ on a decent gaming laptop. I would rather buy this then not have anything or attempted to play games with integrated graphics.



Totally agree. I'm quite happily playing GTA V at 1080p on my 850m laptop.

xdaminis

I'd be happy using it for day to day use.I always think the words … I'd be happy using it for day to day use.I always think the words "gaming" and "laptop" should not be used in the same sentence.:p


Then you haven't been keeping up with the latest laptops have you. I can play all last gen games maxed out and many current gen games too. Only GTA V and Rise of Tomb Raider I have to use a couple of settings as high rather than ultra

Saying that though I was pretty happy with my 750m (admittedly it was GDDR5). It played all the Batman games, Mortal Kombat games and the like with nice graphics and a decent frame rate.

Edited by: "Enet" 11th Jan

nw104hh

What about this "cheap" … What about this "cheap" ACER:https://www.cnet.com/products/acer-predator-21x/preview/https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/predator-21x-series:)


That's not a laptop. That's a horse.

7th gen intel cpu 1050 and 1050 ti laptops and no ssd don't waste your cash not a deal just left over stock
Cold for me

puddles9999

7th gen intel cpu 1050 and 1050 ti laptops and no ssd don't waste your … 7th gen intel cpu 1050 and 1050 ti laptops and no ssd don't waste your cash not a deal just left over stockCold for me



Yeah, 1050 Ti is technically deffo the way to go but the cheapest one I can find in the UK right now is £999.64 and that's on pre-order. I'm guessing in about six months time they might be around the £750 - £800 mark but won't have dropped as low as £500 (and probably never will).

So if you want to do a bit of gaming RIGHT NOW and only have five hundred notes to play with then this is a good deal. Do you understand now?

puddles9999

7th gen intel cpu 1050 and 1050 ti laptops and no ssd don't waste your … 7th gen intel cpu 1050 and 1050 ti laptops and no ssd don't waste your cash not a deal just left over stockCold for me


All current 1050/1050ti laptops are £800++ with some reaching into the low thousands. In fact some laptops that used to have 1060s have been given 1050s and the prices hasn't changed so I'd say the 1050s aren't the best deal ATM. Although I will wait for them to drop due to needing Kaby Lake for HEVC 10bit


Edited by: "iamiguel" 11th Jan

I bought one and paid for next day delivery so thanks for pointing this out. Looks a good deal to me.

I have a PS4 for gaming. This is just going to be for editing photos and playing my more classic stuff like command and conquer and SimCity.

It's decent enough for the money even if you ignore the gaming aspect. Big question is quality which Medion aren't exactly known for. This being a higher end range could help.
For gaming it won't be much good for latest AAA titles but for older games will do fine.

Here I am waiting for Medion Erazer X7847 17.3 Inch 1TB HDD 128GB SSD GTX 1060 6GB to become available again :-(
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Musicrab

is the Nvidia GTX 950M any good?



Depends what you're using it for. AAA gaming? Absolutely not! Indie games and older stuff? Probably fine.

That being said you shouldn't be getting a laptop for gaming unless you have massively deep pockets any way. Just build a mITX gaming rig if you want a small (console-sized) gaming machine.
Edited by: "ollie87" 12th Jan

ActionHank

You're talking nonsense there mate. If you look at the benchmarks … You're talking nonsense there mate. If you look at the benchmarks gtx950m can run battlefield 1 or overwatch at 30fps with ultra settings on 1080p! Not everyone has £300 for top of the range gpu or £1000+ on a decent gaming laptop. I would rather buy this then not have anything or attempted to play games with integrated graphics.



I may be wrong but i think he was referring to the $9K laptop which was referenced, not the OP...

ollie87

Depends what you're using it for. AAA gaming? Absolutely not! Indie games … Depends what you're using it for. AAA gaming? Absolutely not! Indie games and older stuff? Probably fine.That being said you shouldn't be getting a laptop for gaming unless you have massively deep pockets any way. Just build a mITX gaming rig if you want a small (console-sized) gaming machine.


Finally someone has understood my comment.

This is great value for money. If you want to play some games on a laptop then you are going to have to find another £300 or more to get something noticeably better.

For those moaning about an SSD I would note that a review I have found mentions a fast M2 SSD, I would be very surprised if that didn't mean there is a slot for one in this. Double check if essential to you, but should be very easy to add a reasonable priced 240GB one as your boot drive and then have the benefit of 1TB storage too.

xdaminis

Finally someone has understood my comment.



You might need to think about how you get your points across.

sibeer

This is great value for money. If you want to play some games on a laptop … This is great value for money. If you want to play some games on a laptop then you are going to have to find another £300 or more to get something noticeably better.For those moaning about an SSD I would note that a review I have found mentions a fast M2 SSD, I would be very surprised if that didn't mean there is a slot for one in this. Double check if essential to you, but should be very easy to add a reasonable priced 240GB one as your boot drive and then have the benefit of 1TB storage too.


Looking at the exact same product on the Argos website, there's a question answered by median staff directly on this subject. The staff state there's a spare bay next to the hdd ready for an ssd if required.

My laptop is 10 minutes away from being delivered. Tracking it on the DPD website.

xdaminis

I'd be happy using it for day to day use.I always think the words … I'd be happy using it for day to day use.I always think the words "gaming" and "laptop" should not be used in the same sentence.:p



The latest mobile 10 series (1050m, 1060m, 1070m) are only about 5% slower than the desktop versions.

Pebbleheed

My laptop is 10 minutes away from being delivered. Tracking it on the DPD … My laptop is 10 minutes away from being delivered. Tracking it on the DPD website.



Enjoy hour new laptop. In recent years I've bought three Medion laptops. I got a P6620 from Aldi for me (it had an old Nvidia GT 220 & I played loads of games on it). I bought a touch screen one for my daughter and I recently got a small 14" 1080p one for the wife. All of them have been good reliable machines.

Joe90_guy

Enjoy hour new laptop. In recent years I've bought three Medion laptops. … Enjoy hour new laptop. In recent years I've bought three Medion laptops. I got a P6620 from Aldi for me (it had an old Nvidia GT 220 & I played loads of games on it). I bought a touch screen one for my daughter and I recently got a small 14" 1080p one for the wife. All of them have been good reliable machines.


Thanks.

I've got it booted up and that piece of garbage McAfee removed through the uninstall procedure in the control panel. I cannot understand why companies insist on ruining good machines with that junk.

It's running slightly slow at the moment. Probably some bloatware somewhere. I'm getting a bit of lag when running apps or typing. I'll have a play and see what I can remember from my Windows days. I'm moving back over from Mac so here's hoping I can sort it.

Pebbleheed

Thanks.I've got it booted up and that piece of garbage McAfee removed … Thanks.I've got it booted up and that piece of garbage McAfee removed through the uninstall procedure in the control panel. I cannot understand why companies insist on ruining good machines with that junk.It's running slightly slow at the moment. Probably some bloatware somewhere. I'm getting a bit of lag when running apps or typing. I'll have a play and see what I can remember from my Windows days. I'm moving back over from Mac so here's hoping I can sort it.


Windows 10 has so much cr*p running in the background.
Go to settings and change Update options, then have fun changing the Privacy settings.
Download CCleaner and run it.
Run Disk Clean-up from Windows 10.
Finally - Defragment.

Do all updates before doing the above.

Edited by: "xdaminis" 12th Jan

nw104hh

What about this "cheap" … What about this "cheap" ACER:https://www.cnet.com/products/acer-predator-21x/preview/https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/predator-21x-series:)


What a great idea as it could be used for some light weights/fitness training if you run out of battery....

xdaminis

I'd be happy using it for day to day use.I always think the words … I'd be happy using it for day to day use.I always think the words "gaming" and "laptop" should not be used in the same sentence.:p



My MSI GS60 begs to differ will play anything I through at it for hours on end and it's nearing it's 2nd birthday now.

ActionHank

You're talking nonsense there mate. If you look at the benchmarks … You're talking nonsense there mate. If you look at the benchmarks gtx950m can run battlefield 1 or overwatch at 30fps with ultra settings on 1080p! Not everyone has £300 for top of the range gpu or £1000+ on a decent gaming laptop. I would rather buy this then not have anything or attempted to play games with integrated graphics.



​you do know hes replying to the $9000 laptop? not this deal

iamiguel

All current 1050/1050ti laptops are £800++ with some reaching into the … All current 1050/1050ti laptops are £800++ with some reaching into the low thousands. In fact some laptops that used to have 1060s have been given 1050s and the prices hasn't changed so I'd say the 1050s aren't the best deal ATM. Although I will wait for them to drop due to needing Kaby Lake for HEVC 10bit



​not true, releasing this month is is the acer vs 15 for around £650...

https://www.cnet.com/uk/products/acer-aspire-vx-15/preview/

why do you think this price has dropped

LiamSmith78

​not true, releasing this month is is the acer vs 15 for around £ … ​not true, releasing this month is is the acer vs 15 for around £650...https://www.cnet.com/uk/products/acer-aspire-vx-15/preview/why do you think this price has dropped


Because you didn't add in VAT...
$850 = £650. Add 20% for VAT and it's £780 which (if you add shipping, etc) isn't far off what he said

Pebbleheed

Looking at the exact same product on the Argos website, there's a … Looking at the exact same product on the Argos website, there's a question answered by median staff directly on this subject. The staff state there's a spare bay next to the hdd ready for an ssd if required.



There may even be both the M2 slot AND a spare HDD bay as the instructions list an additional HDD bay. Open it up and have a look :-)

Would this be OK for my daughter who needs to replace her old and ailing Macbook Pro? She doesn't want to go down the Apple route and needs a decent laptop for web browsing, file mangement, word processing etc and playing the odd game or two; mainly Sims (she has a Playstation for more serious gaming). Having a DVD drive is an essential for her and her budget is max £600.

Mottmania

Would this be OK for my daughter who needs to replace her old and ailing … Would this be OK for my daughter who needs to replace her old and ailing Macbook Pro? She doesn't want to go down the Apple route and needs a decent laptop for web browsing, file mangement, word processing etc and playing the odd game or two; mainly Sims (she has a Playstation for more serious gaming). Having a DVD drive is an essential for her and her budget is max £600.


That's the EXACT situation I got mine for. I have a PS4 for serious gaming but this is good for my favourite oldies like command and conquer etc. although it seems to play some of the modern games too from what I've seen so far.

Remove McAfee when you get it and I'm sure she will love it. I do.

Thanks Pebbleheed

Pebbleheed

That's the EXACT situation I got mine for. I have a PS4 for serious … That's the EXACT situation I got mine for. I have a PS4 for serious gaming but this is good for my favourite oldies like command and conquer etc. although it seems to play some of the modern games too from what I've seen so far.Remove McAfee when you get it and I'm sure she will love it. I do.


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