Medion Erazer X7853 i7 17In 16GB 256GB GTX1070 Gaming Laptop - £1323.70 @ Argos
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Medion Erazer X7853 i7 17In 16GB 256GB GTX1070 Gaming Laptop - £1323.70 @ Argos

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Found 23rd Aug 2017
So after i missed out on the GTX1060 6gb Medion laptop from Argos a few weeks back i thought i would take a look around for a gtx1070 spec laptop and see what the cheapest was. This seems to be the best i can find atm and seriously considering purchasing

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AL1S0N32 m ago

Do people seriously spend this kind of money on a laptop??!



AL1S0N32 m ago

Do people seriously spend this kind of money on a laptop??!


It's not just a laptop...people spend this on a mac book pro with worse specs everyday.

But no people don't buy laptops at this price manufacturers just like to build stuff up for it to lose them money sat on a shelf.

Why do people spend 50k on a car when a 5k car will get you from A to B too?
Edited by: "zombrex" 23rd Aug 2017
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The specs look good, but I can't comment on the build quality as have never used or owned a medion. Worth a punt if you want a powerful laptop and it's in your budget. Use Argos buy now pay 12 months later as well.
Remember the £10 gift card too
Build quality on these is very good. It has very good cooling too with triple fans. It also has G-Sync which is not mentioned on the Argos site. A very nice machine....
Good customer service from medion to boot. Thanks for posting op.
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mudds2 m ago

Good customer service from medion to boot. Thanks for posting op.


No worries. Going to wait until over weekend to purchase in case Argos drop price or give some % off as a bank holiday deal. If they dont will purchase next week
This looks like a great deal for

  • Intel core i7-7700hq.
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB
  • 16GB RAM.
  • 1TB and 256GB HDD and SSD storage.
The build quality of these machines really are excellent. Only thing I don't like about these laptops is the sound though you tinker it a lot.
Edited by: "Cantona007" 23rd Aug 2017
I type this on a Medion as we speak. Terrific laptop, bought 5 years ago for £700 would have cost me £2,000 for the Alienware equivalent.

Doesn't maybe look as sexy and weighs significantly more (8kgs with the charger). But it's the best laptop I've ever had and would buy another in a heartbeat. Their only undoing is I don't have to because it's still a high spec!
Medion used to be a rebanding, upper budget brand (mostly MSI stuff). But the last few years they've really been nailing it. The quality of these is great, and I've also had good service from them (supplied me with drivers for a 12 year old laptop!).

The only issue with Medion, is getting spare parts (fans etc.). I've also had this issue with ASUS and Acer, so they're not alone. Dell seem to be the only company you can easily get laptop parts from reliably.
Expensive for a rubber
whats the point of a 1070 if the display only 60hz?
Edited by: "hellachloe" 23rd Aug 2017
These are Clevo rebranded laptops. Parts not hard to find. Go to notebookreview.com forum and find Clevo section. Lots of guides and modified bios with unlocked options available.
hellachloe23rd Aug 2017

whats the point of a 1070 if the display only 60hz?

They are 75Hz...
I have a medion erazer from a previous deal. Good bit of kit. Decent build quality. Light. And looks nice. Can't fault them at all.
Do people seriously spend this kind of money on a laptop??!
AL1S0N32 m ago

Do people seriously spend this kind of money on a laptop??!



AL1S0N32 m ago

Do people seriously spend this kind of money on a laptop??!


It's not just a laptop...people spend this on a mac book pro with worse specs everyday.

But no people don't buy laptops at this price manufacturers just like to build stuff up for it to lose them money sat on a shelf.

Why do people spend 50k on a car when a 5k car will get you from A to B too?
Edited by: "zombrex" 23rd Aug 2017
I've been searching on this and I cannot find out for sure if it it DDR3 or DDR4. Or any information about the motherboard on it. Can anyone help please?
This is Clevo P651HS-G model. Very easy to maintain and excellent unlocked bios available. Check below link for review

notebookcheck.net/Sch…tml
nomnomnomnom15 h, 14 m ago

Medion used to be a rebanding, upper budget brand (mostly MSI stuff). But …Medion used to be a rebanding, upper budget brand (mostly MSI stuff). But the last few years they've really been nailing it. The quality of these is great, and I've also had good service from them (supplied me with drivers for a 12 year old laptop!).The only issue with Medion, is getting spare parts (fans etc.). I've also had this issue with ASUS and Acer, so they're not alone. Dell seem to be the only company you can easily get laptop parts from reliably.

Now they rebadge Clevo/Sager notebooks. Clevos are the base unit for most of the bespoke gaming laptop providers. Much as Medion may be owned by Lenovo, these gaming machines have nothing to with Lenovo. Good, albeit a little chunky, gaming laptops.
Just_rob12 h, 36 m ago

I've been searching on this and I cannot find out for sure if it it DDR3 …I've been searching on this and I cannot find out for sure if it it DDR3 or DDR4. Or any information about the motherboard on it. Can anyone help please?

DDR4 sodimm.
Probably worth noting the 5 hour battery life - even if it is obvious X) Great spec for the price though.
Thanks folks!
Just_rob16 h, 22 m ago

I've been searching on this and I cannot find out for sure if it it DDR3 …I've been searching on this and I cannot find out for sure if it it DDR3 or DDR4. Or any information about the motherboard on it. Can anyone help please?

It's DDR4 and there are 4 Dimm slots on this machine. 2 used and 2 free.
andrewborland18224th Aug

Now they rebadge Clevo/Sager notebooks. Clevos are the base unit for most …Now they rebadge Clevo/Sager notebooks. Clevos are the base unit for most of the bespoke gaming laptop providers. Much as Medion may be owned by Lenovo, these gaming machines have nothing to with Lenovo. Good, albeit a little chunky, gaming laptops.


Ah that's cool. Didn't realise they were Clevos.
Apparently if you are getting Frame Rates above the refresh rate of your display, G-sync can actually cause distortion and you should you use Fast Sync instead. Gsync won't help with most of your games with a 1070 driving a 1080p display as it will normally be in excess of the refresh rate even with ultra settings
Is the backlighting on the keyboard changable? Or is it constantly a rainbow?

It's so difficult to find proper reviews in English. Otherwise I'd buy it!
Received mine yesterday. Can confirm that the backlight on the keyboard can be changed or turned off.
ajah1 h, 38 m ago

Received mine yesterday. Can confirm that the backlight on the keyboard …Received mine yesterday. Can confirm that the backlight on the keyboard can be changed or turned off.


Thanks thats good to know! what are your first impressions of the laptop? considering buying one to replace my desktop. build quality & temps good? @ajah
Edited by: "gndr" 26th Aug 2017
First impressions are excellent. Build quality is very good although I must admit it's not as good as the MSI GT73VR which I had owned for a few days previously - however that was over £2k. I've set v-sync on all the games that I have tried so far with excellent results. Hellblade, Rime, Project Cars and FIFA17 all run smoothly and with no stutter etc. I've undervolted the cpu by -0.100 which seems to have lowered temps somewhat which is good as I've seen the cpu go upto 80 degrees after around 30 mins of gaming in Rime with settings maxed out (TXAA). I purchased this due to it being the lowest price that I've seen so far and it certainly represents excellent value for money considering the specs. I'm still configuring it this weekend so let me know if there's anything else you'd like to know.
@ajah How is the cooling system?
Cooling seems fine so far. Temps idle around 40 degrees for both cpu and gpu and usually max at around high 70s (vsync on). I've purchased a laptop cooler to help with airflow into the laptop and this has also helped. It's certainly been an excellent performer so far.
Is this based on a Clevo? If so, which one?

Also, this comes only with a 256gb ssd and no HDD, right? Does anyone know how many HDD and msata bays this has? Thanks
The world’s eight richest billionaires control the same wealth between them as the poorest half of the globe’s population, some people can just drop over a grand on a F$$$$$g laptop while half the world starves.
"1TB and 256GB HDD and SSD storage" would suggest it comes with both
arnold.rimmer6 h, 0 m ago

The world’s eight richest billionaires control the same wealth between t …The world’s eight richest billionaires control the same wealth between them as the poorest half of the globe’s population, some people can just drop over a grand on a F$$$$$g laptop while half the world starves.


Come on, are you really comparing someone buying this laptop to the worlds 8 richest people? Let's be honest, most items on HUK are consumerism at its finest.

Anyway, thanks to the original poster. Absolute bargain for this spec. I've been looking for a laptop with a 1070 for a while so jumped at this.

Worth noting, Quidco are giving you a further 5% cash back from Argos on all laptops but it expires in about 6 hours. Great buy, assuming the laptop ends up being decently built
Edited by: "Pierre2k" 27th Aug 2017
waiting for laptop, thanks!
ajah26th Aug

Cooling seems fine so far. Temps idle around 40 degrees for both cpu and …Cooling seems fine so far. Temps idle around 40 degrees for both cpu and gpu and usually max at around high 70s (vsync on). I've purchased a laptop cooler to help with airflow into the laptop and this has also helped. It's certainly been an excellent performer so far.


Would you recommend it? Any problems so far?
I would definitely recommend this gaming laptop. Excellent overall performance plus very little bloatware pre-installed. I've replaced the 1TB 2.5 second HDD with a Samsung EVO SSD and this was straightforward to install. There's also space for a second m.2 and 7" SSD plus 2 free ram slots. Overall a fantastic laptop.
For the price and spec, there is nothing better, but mine was a bit of a dud unfortunately.

First impressions, it looks decent. Not blow your socks off spectacular build quality, but pretty reasonable. No complaints and better than expected for the price. The rubber wrap on it feels great to touch. The lighting isn't too garish. The keyboard feels really nice, and this is coming from someone who generally really isn't a fan of chiclet keyboards. Boot up times on the SSD are rapid.

Then the negatives started to appear. First, the speakers are incredibly weak at maximum volume for a 17" laptop. Shame and I expect more from Onkyo. I then played a game (Rocket League). Rocket League isn't particularly taxing, especially for the spec in this machine, but the keyboard started to get incredibly hot. Especially in the middle. The fans also got incredibly loud after only about 5mins. I've been a 17" gaming laptop user for over 6 years now, so I don't expect silence, but this was louder than I'm used to.

Due to concerns about heat, I downloaded HWinfo to monitor the machine and see if there were any issues. After one 2 lap race on Forza 6 Apex the CPU was throttling and hitting temperatures of 97 degrees centigrade!! Keep in mind that over time temperatures tend to rise, yet fresh out of the box, this machine is already throttling and in critical temperature levels. Way outside the acceptable range with heat levels that put multiple internal components at risk of failure over time. To be fair, the GPU faired a bit better. It never went higher than 80 degrees. Still on the hot side, but certainly tolerable.

Long story short, the laptop is being returned.

Honestly, I think the machine has potential. If it wasn't for the heat issues I'd have been very happy overall. On that basis, if you remain interested, I'd say it's worth a shot and perhaps you might be luckier than me. I probably just received a dud as I don't imagine those can be the same temperatures for everyone. Just not for me on this occasion. A shame really as it was and is a bargain.

By the way, I can confirm this is a Clevo P670. If you search for that you'll get various impressions, for example, on the Sager equivalent sold in the USA, which is also the same Clevo model.
Anybody else had heating issues like above
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