MEDION ERAZER X7849 - 17.3" Screen - i7 6700HQ CPU - 16gb DD4 Ram - 480gb SSD - GTX 1070 8gb @ medion - £1,299.99
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MEDION ERAZER X7849 - 17.3" Screen - i7 6700HQ CPU - 16gb DD4 Ram - 480gb SSD - GTX 1070 8gb @ medion - £1,299.99

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Edited by:"BirchieBirch"Found 9th Oct
Great price for a GTX 1070 laptop. No HDD but a decent sized SSD

Should have the grunt to play maxed-out AAA games for a good couple of years

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Now this is a better laptop than that other crap earlier, for not THAT much more.

This laptop based on Clevo barebones. Recommend installing modified bios. One of the most customisable laptops available. Search notebook review forum Clevo section.
Edited by: "Bigspin" 9th Oct

"Should have the grunt to play maxed-out AAA games for a good couple of years"... Trust me it won't. I have a similar spec desktop PC without the HQ processor and the underclocked GPU and it struggles with some games already when maxed out... And that's just at 1080p.

Good price, voted hot but I would probably want to wait for the next generation of GPU before dropping over a grand on a laptop.
Edited by: "parasitemol" 9th Oct

Original Poster

parasitemol3 m ago

"Should have the grunt to play maxed-out AAA games for a good couple of …"Should have the grunt to play maxed-out AAA games for a good couple of years"... Trust me it won't. I have a similar spec desktop PC without the HQ processor and the underclocked GPU and it struggles with some games already when maxed out... And that's just at 1080p.Good price, voted hot but I would probably want to wait for the next generation of GPU before dropping over a grand on a laptop.


Hence why i wrote "should" instead of "will"

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parasitemol5 m ago

"Should have the grunt to play maxed-out AAA games for a good couple of …"Should have the grunt to play maxed-out AAA games for a good couple of years"... Trust me it won't. I have a similar spec desktop PC without the HQ processor and the underclocked GPU and it struggles with some games already when maxed out... And that's just at 1080p.Good price, voted hot but I would probably want to wait for the next generation of GPU before dropping over a grand on a laptop.


Out of interest, what games struggle?

BirchieBirch14 m ago

Out of interest, what games struggle?

Quake Champions, Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta, Mass Effect Andromeda, Dark Souls 3 and even Overwatch have to have the settings dropped from max/ultra or tweaked to get steady frame rates at all times.

There are a few others I can't think of off the top of my head too these are just the ones where I've thought "wtf"... Especially battlefront and overwatch as they run smooth AF (albeit on lower settings but on much inferior hardware) on my PS4.

It could be optimisation though because games like Prey, Mad Max, Lords of the Fallen, DOOM, The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind, the latest Deus Ex etc run at 60fps+++ maxed out at 1080p.
Edited by: "parasitemol" 9th Oct

parasitemol2 m ago

Quake Champions, Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta, Mass Effect Andromeda, Dark …Quake Champions, Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta, Mass Effect Andromeda, Dark Souls 3 and even Overwatch have to have the settings dropped from max/ultra or tweaked to get steady frame rates at all times.There are a few others I can't think of off the top of my head too these are just the ones where I've thought "wtf"... Especially battlefront and overwatch as they run smooth AF (albeit on lower settings but on much inferior hardware) on my PS4.It could be optimisation though because games like Prey, Mad Max, Lords of the Fallen, DOOM, The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind andits more run at 60fps+++ maxed out at 1080p.


Well, this simply isn't true.

My 2600K and 980 Ti spare build runs 1080p, battlefront beta 2 at 120-200fps at all times ultra. Overwatch np either, not played the others.

ritchiedrama2 m ago

Well, this simply isn't true. My 2600K and 980 Ti spare build runs 1080p, …Well, this simply isn't true. My 2600K and 980 Ti spare build runs 1080p, battlefront beta 2 at 120-200fps at all times ultra. Overwatch np either, not played the others.

Why would I lie?

parasitemol16 m ago

Quake Champions, Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta, Mass Effect Andromeda, Dark …Quake Champions, Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta, Mass Effect Andromeda, Dark Souls 3 and even Overwatch have to have the settings dropped from max/ultra or tweaked to get steady frame rates at all times.There are a few others I can't think of off the top of my head too these are just the ones where I've thought "wtf"... Especially battlefront and overwatch as they run smooth AF (albeit on lower settings but on much inferior hardware) on my PS4.It could be optimisation though because games like Prey, Mad Max, Lords of the Fallen, DOOM, The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind, the latest Deus Ex etc run at 60fps+++ maxed out at 1080p.


I doubt it's about lying, just more, you are doing something wrong, lol.

Is it made out of plastic?

ritchiedrama25 m ago

Well, this simply isn't true. My 2600K and 980 Ti spare build runs 1080p, …Well, this simply isn't true. My 2600K and 980 Ti spare build runs 1080p, battlefront beta 2 at 120-200fps at all times ultra. Overwatch np either, not played the others.



Out of interest...what overclock on the 2600k?

cornh0l1056 m ago

Out of interest...what overclock on the 2600k?


I can run it at 5ghz stable, but gets a bit toasty so I just dropped it to 4.7 for now as I don't use it often only my mates do when they come over.

parasitemol8 h, 31 m ago

Quake Champions, Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta, Mass Effect Andromeda, Dark …Quake Champions, Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta, Mass Effect Andromeda, Dark Souls 3 and even Overwatch have to have the settings dropped from max/ultra or tweaked to get steady frame rates at all times.There are a few others I can't think of off the top of my head too these are just the ones where I've thought "wtf"... Especially battlefront and overwatch as they run smooth AF (albeit on lower settings but on much inferior hardware) on my PS4.It could be optimisation though because games like Prey, Mad Max, Lords of the Fallen, DOOM, The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind, the latest Deus Ex etc run at 60fps+++ maxed out at 1080p.


Something must be terribly wrong as that isn't right.

Check out this video here for example -


Steve is getting at 1080p Ultra settings:

Overwatch - 1% minimum of 201 FPS and an average of 252 FPS
Quake Champions - 1% minimum of 162 FPS and an average of 223 FPS
Mass Effect Andromeda - 1% minimum of 70 FPS and an average of 85 FPS

Might be your CPU or RAM bottlenecking the graphics card, what are your total specs?

As for the above deal - Hot from me but my one complaint would be the screen, 1080p/60 seems underspeced for a PC of this power, It would have been nice to see a higher frequency or resolution.
Edited by: "Gormond" 10th Oct

Gormond11 m ago

Something must be terribly wrong as that isn't right.Check out this video …Something must be terribly wrong as that isn't right.Check out this video here for example - [Video] Steve is getting at 1080p Ultra settings:Overwatch - 1% minimum of 201 FPS and an average of 252 FPSQuake Champions - 1% minimum of 162 FPS and an average of 223 FPSMass Effect Andromeda - 1% minimum of 70 FPS and an average of 85 FPSMight be your CPU or RAM bottlenecking the graphics card, what are your total specs?As for the above deal - Hot from me but my one complaint would be the screen, 1080p/60 seems underspeced for a PC of this power, It would have been nice to see a higher frequency or resolution.

It's the Lenovo Y700.

Lenovo IdeaCentre Y700-34ISH Core I5-6400 8GB 1TB GeForce GTX 1070. But I've put an additional 8gb (matching pair DDR4-2133) in it.

I've had it less than 6 months. I thought it may have been something to do with the launchers as Steam games run fine.

I'm also considering getting SSD in the next few weeks and doing a fresh install as I thought it may be HDD bottlenecking it.. But waiting until I finish Andromeda first

Original Poster

parasitemol10 h, 21 m ago

Quake Champions, Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta, Mass Effect Andromeda, Dark …Quake Champions, Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta, Mass Effect Andromeda, Dark Souls 3 and even Overwatch have to have the settings dropped from max/ultra or tweaked to get steady frame rates at all times.There are a few others I can't think of off the top of my head too these are just the ones where I've thought "wtf"... Especially battlefront and overwatch as they run smooth AF (albeit on lower settings but on much inferior hardware) on my PS4.It could be optimisation though because games like Prey, Mad Max, Lords of the Fallen, DOOM, The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind, the latest Deus Ex etc run at 60fps+++ maxed out at 1080p.


Sounds like an optimisation issue imho - especially with Overwatch. Frostbite is generally pretty efficient as game engines go, so Battlefront 2 should be flying on a 1070. Then again it is a beta build so might not be running as smoothly as it could.

Also, the fact you have Deus Ex running @ 60fps+ shows just how powerful the 1070 is. It's an absolute monster of a game to run on full settings!

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Bigspin10 h, 42 m ago

This laptop based on Clevo barebones. Recommend installing modified bios. …This laptop based on Clevo barebones. Recommend installing modified bios. One of the most customisable laptops available. Search notebook review forum Clevo section.


Do you happen to know what type of screen is used in this one? I've heard it's a (decent) TN

Original Poster

ezzer7210 h, 2 m ago

Is it made out of plastic?


Yes, I think it is. Good quality though, apparently.

BirchieBirch7 m ago

Yes, I think it is. Good quality though, apparently.

Can vouch for the quality of the build. I'd assume it's going to be the same as their Erazer X7847 that I had briefly. Very well built and the screen while not brilliant wasn't terrible either.

BirchieBirch24 m ago

Sounds like an optimisation issue imho - especially with Overwatch. …Sounds like an optimisation issue imho - especially with Overwatch. Frostbite is generally pretty efficient as game engines go, so Battlefront 2 should be flying on a 1070. Then again it is a beta build so might not be running as smoothly as it could. Also, the fact you have Deus Ex running @ 60fps+ shows just how powerful the 1070 is. It's an absolute monster of a game to run on full settings!

Possibly. As soon as I've finished Mass Effect I'm going to do a format as I've not done once since buying pre built. That may sort things out. Like I said earlier I will prob throw an SSD in the mix too as the hdd may very well be a bottleneck for some of these.

I do think you're right about battlefront though, it flew on my ps4 but ran like it was in molasses on the PC. Weird.

BirchieBirch1 h, 31 m ago

Do you happen to know what type of screen is used in this one? I've heard …Do you happen to know what type of screen is used in this one? I've heard it's a (decent) TN

This model comes with ips panel according to description

This should be really hot. Not sure why it isn't.
Amazing price for the spec.

Destard14th Oct

This should be really hot. Not sure why it isn't.Amazing price for the …This should be really hot. Not sure why it isn't.Amazing price for the spec.

Probably the make. They are owned by lenovo now and are trying to bring there reputation back but if you search the name on the net it's full of older horror stories about them.
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