MEDION® AKOYA® E4060 D (MD8369) 4GB ram, 1tb hard drive, 3yr warranty £349.99 @ Aldi
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MEDION® AKOYA® E4060 D (MD8369) 4GB ram, 1tb hard drive, 3yr warranty £349.99 @ Aldi

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Found 26th Jul 2012
MEDION® AKOYA® E4060 D (MD8369)

*Don't forget if you buy this you can also get Windows 8 for £14.99*

AMD Quad-Core Accelerated Processor A8-5500 and AMD Radeon HD7560D The perfect combination of the latest processor technology and powerful graphics

Large working memory 4GB DDR3 SDRAM To seamlessly run multiple programs at the same time.

Huge 1 TB hard disk Massive data storage, for example over 200,000 songs or photos (at 4 MB per track/photo).

n-Wifi1 Fast WLAN to connect to a wireless network.

USB 3.02 To transfer data at rapid speed. Up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0.

MEDION® Data Port 3 – Now with USB 3.02! The MEDION® Data Port 3 for the super-speed HDDrive2go. Straightforward connection to the ultra-fast external DDrive2go hard drive directly from your PC – with no messy connection cables.

Comprehensive software packageWith original Windows® 7 Home Premium (OEM versions) and Microsoft® Office 20103 preinstalled.

AMD Quad-Core A8-5500 Accelerated Processor 3.2 GHz, up to 3.7 GHz with AMD Turbo-Core Technology and internal AMD Radeon™ HD7560D DirectX® 11 Graphics
4GB DDR3 SDRAM memory
1TB (1000GB) hard disk
Multiformat DVD/CD Burner4
Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11 n-Standard
USB 3.02
Integrated memory card reader5
Network Controller Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mbit/s.
8 Channel high-definition audio6
USB keyboard and optical USB mouse
Dimensions: 180 x 390 x 390mm (W x H x D)
Weight: approx. 9kg

190 Comments

Original Poster

http://aldi.co.uk/uk/media/offers/01_12_week_31/Product_detail_Wk31T-79(1).jpg

Only 4GB Ram?

Original Poster

GodVilla

Only 4GB Ram?



That's what I thought considering it's got a 1tb hard drive!

Is Aldi moving back to selling PC's and laptops??? I do hope so. Medion are making some cracking kit at the moment but their prices on the Medionshop are too high. Aldi 'special' pricing coupled with the 3 year warranty would definitely tempt me to upgrade.

Could someone please explain how we've got to USB 3.02 already?

Bought similar one from aldi last time.They are quite acceptable. They are a nightmare if you want to partition the disk.Don't think you can use the latest partition software because these will not work.Ended up Uninstalling the operating system and partitioning and reinstalling the OS manually.

Seems a decent deal - according to passmark the processor is equivalent to an i5-2500K and most games should be playable on the HD7560D...

Bought one nearly 3 years ago and the only thing I have had to do in all that time is re-install the OS etc a couple of times to speed things back up.

Have just installed a new Mobo, cpu and Ram and sold the old stuff on ebay for better power usage.

Medion make great systems but quite often in this price range with slightly older parts, mind you at least they have been tested in the real world first.

Aldi customer service has been great with the couple of things I have had break down over the years and even replaced a coffe machine that was more than 2 years old when it died.

Any idea on which mobo they have used in this machine???

Original Poster

Just found the full details here http://aldi.medion.com/md8369/uk/?

Also if you buy it you can get Windows 8 for £14.99

I think I will buy this. Any idea if you can reserve?

From previous experience its first come first served. Im going to buy this as my comp is 10 years old and was also an Aldi special and its never let me down, just outdated now.

Thanks nicster08, would like to add a TV card and maybe an additional sound card to this PC. Would love to know how many spare PCI slots on the motherboard ???

Guys will there be space to install another plate of RAM to make it 8GB? Also how many extra PCI slots are there?

Does anyone know if this has a PCI-E slot for a graphics card?

Banned

it's shiny...therefore it must be good.

PSU?

The AMD quad a8 5500 seems pretty good value, in the top 1/3rd of processors @ 6533 here . I bought this Aldi machine a couple of years ago with the Intel Core2 Quad Q8300 @ 2.50GHz when Win7 came with it for free. This one is almost twice as fast for the same money......tempted!
Edited by: "ajmitchell" 30th Jul 2012

Banned

zisssou

PSU?



I think it's made by Crap Ltd.

It's USB 3.0 - not 3.02. The "2" is a created by a "feature" of copying and pasting from a superscript 2 link to footnote 2:
2.) USB 3.0 connections are backwards compatible. These increased speeds can only be achieved with PC peripheral devices that support USB 3.0

Tempted - my desktop system is old and creaking (Athlon 3500+)

good deal, never had any probs with Medion/Aldi warranties.

Don't let the 3 year warranty give you confidence. I got an i3 version of this a few years ago. Two hours of using it, I got the BSOD and it wouldn't boot. Went back the next day. Never again.

It's important with computers that you get a reliable brand or build them yourself as you don't want things like the hard drive going wrong with your data on.

eh??? Surely that would give you confidence in a 3 year warranty???? and everybody should back up their data regardless of make.


Edited by: "stuartc74" 30th Jul 2012

Medion is a reliable brand and Aldi honour their warranties as far as I'm aware.

I bought an Aldi Medion Net book 3 or 4 years ago and it's still working perfectly having been lugged around about a dozen countries by myself and various family members who borrow it for holidays and travel.

stuartc74

eh??? Surely that would give you confidence in a 3 year warranty????



Well normally a huge warranty like that would suggest the product was reliable and that they had trust in the product. My experience may have been a one off, but I wouldn't want to be taking it back every month for three years...

chasmchasr

Don't let the 3 year warranty give you confidence. I got an i3 version of … Don't let the 3 year warranty give you confidence. I got an i3 version of this a few years ago. Two hours of using it, I got the BSOD and it wouldn't boot. Went back the next day. Never again.It's important with computers that you get a reliable brand or build them yourself as you don't want things like the hard drive going wrong with your data on.




Rubbish, I have 2 Medion Computers, one is 8 years old the other is 6 years old, never anything wrong with either of them.

Do you honestly think that Medion use non standard hard drives?

Pity it doesn't tell you the brand of hard drive/ram and motherboard etc .Looking to build a new system with an Intel Core i3 2120 3.3GHz ,8 gb of corsair ram and samsung 1tb hard drive. The medion works out cheaper but not sure how the AMD cpu compares

Inactive

Rubbish, I have 2 Medion Computers, one is 8 years old the other is 6 … Rubbish, I have 2 Medion Computers, one is 8 years old the other is 6 years old, never anything wrong with either of them.Do you honestly think that Medion use non standard hard drives?



Fair enough then...mine may have been a one off. I never checked inside for any brands on the parts...do you know who makes the HDDs in your machines?

chuzzwuzzer

Pity it doesn't tell you the brand of hard drive/ram and motherboard etc … Pity it doesn't tell you the brand of hard drive/ram and motherboard etc .Looking to build a new system with an Intel Core i3 2120 3.3GHz ,8 gb of corsair ram and samsung 1tb hard drive. The medion works out cheaper but not sure how the AMD cpu compares



cpubenchmark.net/cpu…APU
Edited by: "AugQX" 30th Jul 2012

Not a great deal.
You could build something better for less, cold from me.

Banned

here's the PDF manual for those unfortunate souls who will buy this:

http://download1.medion.com/downloads/anleitungen/bda_20052398.pdf

however it doesn't say much about hardware used.

chasmchasr

Don't let the 3 year warranty give you confidence. I got an i3 version of … Don't let the 3 year warranty give you confidence. I got an i3 version of this a few years ago. Two hours of using it, I got the BSOD and it wouldn't boot. Went back the next day. Never again.It's important with computers that you get a reliable brand or build them yourself as you don't want things like the hard drive going wrong with your data on.


Your experience, whilst unfortunate, does inspire confidence in the warranty - you had an issue; you claimed against the warranty; issue was resolved. Seems reasonable.
Medion does not manufacture hard drives. Maybe an informed person can advise the brand of hard drive Medion used in your fated i3 and you can then avoid that brand in your self build, although it would be more prudent to compare recent failure stats for whatever brand / model you are considering to use as reliability changes by model and manufacturing date (unlike perceived reliability based on personal judgment which can often be clouded by previous bad experience).
This Aldi Medion seems to offer a decent machine for the money.

Even for power users systems like these can be a great buy as an upgrade project. I'm currently using a 2 year old Medion i7 system that over the years got 12GB of RAM, an SSD, better GFX, etc, etc.

monitor1

Bought similar one from aldi last time.They are quite acceptable. They … Bought similar one from aldi last time.They are quite acceptable. They are a nightmare if you want to partition the disk.Don't think you can use the latest partition software because these will not work.Ended up Uninstalling the operating system and partitioning and reinstalling the OS manually.



Couldn't you use the Windows Disk Managment util? In any case it's usually best to get a clean windows re-install without all of the OEM garbage.

Edited by: "HyperlogiK" 30th Jul 2012

chasmchasr

Fair enough then...mine may have been a one off. I never checked inside … Fair enough then...mine may have been a one off. I never checked inside for any brands on the parts...do you know who makes the HDDs in your machines?




Yes, the oldest one has a Seagate, the more recent one has a Western Digital, both functioning 100% from day one.

quezi

Not a great deal.You could build something better for less, cold from me.




Do give us all the benefit of your wisdom, list the items please, don't forget to include the O.S.

kunyk

I think it's made by Crap Ltd.



I was about to ask if this comes with one hah. Doesnt say anything about it anywhere!

I bought a medion laptop for a family member, that failed about 3 weeks after the one year. They didn't want to know. Viking happily swapped it under Sale of Goods Act. Good on Viking, Boo Hiss to Medion. A laptop should last more than a year Medion. The guarantee is irrelevant in law. Wise up to the bad publicity that sort of short-term cost-centric customer service brings.

Inactive

Do give us all the benefit of your wisdom, list the items please, don't … Do give us all the benefit of your wisdom, list the items please, don't forget to include the O.S.



Sorry, didn't see OS included until I clicked through, that makes this a slightly better deal than originally though.

But, for similar money:



Motherboard: MSI H61M-P31-G3 £33

Processor: Intel i3 3.3 Ghz Dual core £90

RAM: 8gb Kingston Ram £26

Hard-drive: Seagate 1TB Barracuda SATA 6Gb/s 64MB 7200RPM Hard Drive £60

Graphics card: HD6850 1GB £80

Case: Casecom MA-1199 mATX £15

PSU: OCZ CoreXtreme 500w £33

DVD Drive: Samsung DVD writer £10

Microsoft Keyboard & mouse £9

= £ 356

I priced the above up around a month ago minus the bottom 2 - prices may have changed up or down slightly.

Double the RAM and a decent mid-range graphics card more than offset the loss of 2 cores. Intel is generally better for gaming also from my experience. Plus the PSU in the above is likely to be better quality. It also gives you the flexibility of saving money on things like keyboard, mouse and DVD drive which many people will already have.

Horses for courses I suppose, I would rather build for the flexibility but could see why some people may prefer this.

quezi

Sorry, didn't see OS included until I clicked through, that makes this a … Sorry, didn't see OS included until I clicked through, that makes this a slightly better deal than originally though.But, for similar money:Motherboard: MSI H61M-P31-G3 £33Processor: Intel i3 3.3 Ghz Dual core £90RAM: 8gb Kingston Ram £26Hard-drive: Seagate 1TB Barracuda SATA 6Gb/s 64MB 7200RPM Hard Drive £60Graphics card: HD6850 1GB £80Case: Casecom MA-1199 mATX £15PSU: OCZ CoreXtreme 500w £33DVD Drive: Samsung DVD writer £10Microsoft Keyboard & mouse £9= £ 356Double the RAM and a decent mid-range graphics card more than offset the loss of 2 cores. Intel is generally better for gaming also from my experience. Plus the PSU in the above is likely to be better quality. It also gives you the flexibility of saving money on things like keyboard, mouse and DVD drive which many people will already have.Horses for courses I suppose, I would rather build for the flexibility but could see why some people may prefer this.


You forgot to include the cost of the the 3 year warranty.

Flipd

You forgot to include the cost of the the 3 year warranty.





I didn't forget it, I just ignored it.

All electrical products sold within the EU are protected for 2 years from purchase.
Further, the UK Sales of Goods Act gives consumers protection for upto 5 years from purchase (even better in Scotland if I remember correctly.
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