Is this laptop a good buy?

    I am looking for a laptop for my DD, and came across this one:

    Medion T5250 17" Widescreen Wireless Laptop
    * FEATURES: - Intel® Merom® Dual Core Processor T5250 - 17" Widescreen XGA (1280 x 800 px.) Anti-glare screen - 160 GB hard disk - 2048 MB DDR II RAM memory - DVD Writer (incl. CD-RW + DVD ROM) DVD±R/±RW/±R DL/-RAM - Wireless LAN 802.11 n(AW-ne766) - 10/100 Mbit Fast Ethernet LAN Port - 56k V.90 Modem - 90-watt AC adaptor - High definition audio with 2 loudspeakers - Integrated webcam - NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS (VRAM 512MB)
    * INTERFACE: - 1 x Express Card/54, - 4 x USB 2.0 - 1 x VGA out - 1 x LAN (RJ45) - 1 x modem (RJ11) - 1 x microphone in - 1 x line out
    * SOFTWARE: - Microsoft® VistaTM Home Premium (recovery version and DVD-ROM)* - Microsoft® Works® 8.5 (OEM version) - Nero Burning ROM 6 (OEM version) additionally with Nero Recode 2

    For £352.49

    That seems reasonable to me - it seems to have a decent graphics card, I realise its a big screen, but she doesn't plan to be taking it everywhere with her, she mainly wants it for web surfing and homework stuff, although she plays some online games.

    I could go for a refurb for half the price at bigpockets, but I want something reasonably 'future-proof', but there are so many to choose from! Any better suggestions?

    I did speak to her about the elonex one/eee pc but she didn't fancy them.


    It's the Medion name that lets it down. Personally I would not buy it.…ws/

    I understand the part about the Medion brand but for the specs mentioned and the fact that its a 17" screensize then I'd say it wasnt too bad at all, although my preference would be to go for a Dell make, whether it be new or refurbished they're a pretty good solid build quality and reliable.


    Original Poster

    OK, that doesn't make for good reading! Thanks for the heads up!
    Post a comment
      Top Discussions
      1. I want to talk about the WEATHER no politics no religion19047153
      2. 75% off Sky TV for existing customers. Only works when you call the specifi…17866383
      3. The HUKD Student Discount code sharing thread (most codes on Unidays are si…7201355
      4. U.S. bombers fly off North Korea's coast in show of force1828

      See more discussions