MEDION ERAZER X7843 17.3 INCH 1920x1080 LAPTOP, GTX 980M, 6700HQ, 16GB ram, 128GB SSD. £749.99 @ Medion
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MEDION ERAZER X7843 17.3 INCH 1920x1080 LAPTOP, GTX 980M, 6700HQ, 16GB ram, 128GB SSD. £749.99 @ Medion

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Found 22nd Jun 2017
I was researching this brand after seeing a couple of people selling this brand of laptop on ebay. While doing so, I came across a pretty good deal on their website.
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heat!
I'd say that looks reasonably capable for gaming at its price point. You wouldn't be playing AAAs at ultra, obviously, and 128GB doesn't exactly allow much space to install games.

edit: there's a 1TB HDD as well.


Edited by: "sfsorrow" 22nd Jun 2017
Monster spec, but Medion doesn't fill me with confidence...
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thelagmonster

Monster spec, but Medion doesn't fill me with confidence...


I just discovered that its owned by lenovo if that helps.
would this run a HTC Vive?
sfsorrow

I'd say that looks reasonably capable for gaming at its price point. You … I'd say that looks reasonably capable for gaming at its price point. You wouldn't be playing AAAs at ultra, obviously, and 128GB doesn't exactly allow much space to install games.edit: there's a 1TB HDD as well.



Some no but plenty of games are capable of ultra

notebookcheck.net/NVI…tml
do they take accept pay pal?
So tempted but I know nothing about Medion! Shame it's not 256gb Ssd
Hardawan

do they take accept pay pal?



I'm not sure pal.
addyb

Some no but plenty of games are capable of ultra … Some no but plenty of games are capable of ultra https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-980M.126692.0.html



I retract my statement, that is extremely impressive.
these people are great. for£50 more you get the 256gb ssd. On my down side is the plastic feels really cheap around the screen
RickPC

So tempted but I know nothing about Medion! Shame it's not 256gb Ssd



As someone mentioned, £50 extra for 256 SSD, and as also mentioned, it's part of Lenovo group. So now you can buy.
Edited by: "ezzer72" 22nd Jun 2017
There's always some build quality trade offs to get the price as low as this. Many mid range gaming laptops also have a kind of cheapness feel to them. Basically for the spec you won't get much better price wise...if at all. 980m is still a mighty fine gpu which will pretty much handle the majority of games you throw at it @high/ultra settings albeit some at 30fps etc.
Edited by: "addyb" 22nd Jun 2017
Medion have great customer service in my experience
RickPC11 m ago

So tempted but I know nothing about Medion! Shame it's not 256gb Ssd



Don't need a large SSD because its got a large HDD. The OS itself is fine on the 128GB SSD.
Musicrab

Don't need a large SSD because its got a large HDD. The OS itself is … Don't need a large SSD because its got a large HDD. The OS itself is fine on the 128GB SSD.



So you wouldn't bother with 256 ssd for £50 more?
Hardawan

do they take accept pay pal?



Yes.
Depends if you want to keep the cost down. I'd personally just keep the 128 myself.
my other question is this good for video editing in 4k?
great spec for the price. i'd be worried about the build quality
RickPC

So tempted but I know nothing about Medion! Shame it's not 256gb Ssd



ezzer72

As someone mentioned, £50 extra for 256 SSD, and as also mentioned, it's … As someone mentioned, £50 extra for 256 SSD, and as also mentioned, it's part of Lenovo group. So now you can buy.



He's right Rick, this is an excellent deal. Admittedly I haven't kept an eye on laptop prices this last year, but from what I can see it's fantastic spec for the price, and decent make. Heavy though! 3.5kg.
I promised my Son a new gaming laptop if he done well in his exams.
Is there anything better than this for the money?
haritori

NO point, the 28GB will handle the OS perfectly fine leaving around … NO point, the 28GB will handle the OS perfectly fine leaving around 100GB to play about with for regularly used software. and the 1TB would be fine for your games library



Whether there's a point surely depends. If the point is to play GTA V, The Witcher and Just Cause 3 whenever you please, the £50 is a no brainier.

(nb To be fair you were asked whether it was worth it for you and responded, so I'll go away now. To play GTA!)
Edited by: "Stimpington" 22nd Jun 2017
Hardawan11 m ago

my other question is this good for video editing in 4k?


Not really. Not a 4k screen for a start, unless you want to plug in external in which case you'd get a desktop. Also probably not the most accurate colour wise, in fact I'd hazard a guess that it's pretty crap. Small SSD, I wouldn't want to video edit 4k on a slow 5400 rpm mechanical hard drive. The 980 is overkill for video editing, it's a gaming GPU, the CPU does most of the grunt work still.

I'm sure there's something more suitable out there for around the same money. Does it have to be a big bulky laptop? I'd have a think about building a mini itx based ryzen rig.

RickPC

So tempted but I know nothing about Medion! Shame it's not 256gb Ssd

ezzer72

As someone mentioned, £50 extra for 256 SSD, and as also mentioned, it's … As someone mentioned, £50 extra for 256 SSD, and as also mentioned, it's part of Lenovo group. So now you can buy.



Yeah I'm gonna think about this haha £750 is a lot of money
Blinking heck that is very nice setup for the price! Heat
RickPC

So tempted but I know nothing about Medion! Shame it's not 256gb Ssd

ezzer72

As someone mentioned, £50 extra for 256 SSD, and as also mentioned, it's … As someone mentioned, £50 extra for 256 SSD, and as also mentioned, it's part of Lenovo group. So now you can buy.



​yes, this is one meaty laptop, just about portable.
Edited by: "Suthsy" 22nd Jun 2017
Excellent spec for the price; definitely qualifies as a gaming laptop.

Don't forget cashback too; 3.03% from TCB.
ezzer72

it's part of Lenovo group. So now you can buy.



Dont be so sure, I have a recent Medion laptop and it is utter utter s**te I have never had such a poor laptop before, and it wasn't budget end. Big spec for the money but I really regret buying it.
haritori

There is a 1TB drive as well.



Yeah I didn't make myself clear before editing (while you replied)- big games that perform better with SSDs.
Man I wish i had money
Edited by: "Stimpington" 22nd Jun 2017
n217970

Dont be so sure, I have a recent Medion laptop and it is utter utter … Dont be so sure, I have a recent Medion laptop and it is utter utter s**te I have never had such a poor laptop before, and it wasn't budget end. Big spec for the money but I really regret buying it.



Which model dude, what were the probs?
so I have a medion that I bought almost 4 years ago use still everyday

hotukdeals.com/dea…065

yeah the lid is plastic like and it's a bit heavy but battery life is still great and after putting a 256 ssd in it I still can't justify an upgrade. admittedly I'm not using it for gaming. I have no cracks or damage to the case. still in good shape. all the keys still have the letters.

mine was shipped direct from Germany and have had no issues at all with it.

I would recommend it!
addyb

Review … Review herehttps://www.notebookcheck.net/Medion-Erazer-X7843-MD99997.177537.0.html



No, that's the review of this model with very low average score: 63.5%...

notebookcheck.net/Med…tml
would rather have a 1060
Stimpington

Which model dude, what were the probs?



Dont know model number off the top of my head and tbh I really cba to go and find the thing, have not used it in 3 months and no idea where I have left it. But it is, I think 2 years old, an I5 chip with 8gb ram and a gtx 8somethingm

The most frustrating issue is the mousepad driver. It seems the particular pad is specific to medion and the windows 10 driver just doesnt work. The pad randomly freezes for 10 seconds every 4 or 5 minutes. I know my way around windows a bit and have tried EVERYTHING to fix it but it just will not go away.

The built quality is very poor, the keyboard is not nice to use amd the whole thing feels flimsey. I had a lenovo of similar spec from work at the time and it was a very nice laptop. It was actually why I bought the medion for home but the quality between them was worlds apart.

Edit - its probably more like 3 or 4 years old time flys!
Edited by: "n217970" 22nd Jun 2017
Very nice spec for the money.
I notice someone above mentioned theirs shipped from Germany.
If you look at the pictures of the keyboard, they show a QWERTZ keyboard and not a QWERTY one...
nw104hh

No, that's the review of this model with very low average score: … No, that's the review of this model with very low average score: 63.5%...https://www.notebookcheck.net/Medion-Erazer-X7843-MD9957.155311.0.html



Ahh I see. Cheers. It's not for me this laptop anyway. It will be next year before I return to pc gaming. I just want to clear some of my console exclusives backlog and then I'll sell them on towards a laptop. Will see what offers are about then.
G/F had a medion years back (4-5?) Quality of build was absolutely terrible!!!
Edited by: "silver145" 22nd Jun 2017
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