Medion 11.6 Laptop - Aldi £199

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Found 13th Oct 2017
aldi.co.uk/med…600

Listed previously at original price of £249.... reduced in stores at £199... Would this be a good buy for my 11 year old for school work - not gaming?
Would be a Christmas present so wanted to make sure before we bought it as Christmas is a way off and doubt we could return if not happy...
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Definitely not gaming!!!

The Atom range is for ultra portable lightweight devices, and the 4GB RAM, 64GB Flash storage on this is a lot roomier than most of these next generation netbooks - if you're looking at this class of device, I'd say it's an excellent example.
Of course, while 64GB is large for a built-in flash storage, it's small by the standards of hard disk or even SSD, though it can take a memory card.
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Thank you, so is that a you can do better for the money and wait??
A used laptop of similar price would probably run rings around it, but wouldn't be as light, so it's horses for courses.
With no hard disk, it's pretty shockproof even when running, though similar resistance could be achieved by a laptop equipped with SSD,


Actually, it's somewhat comparable to amazon.co.uk/Len…top at £279 - the £199 model of that drops to 2GB RAM and 32GB storage, though the Lenovo has a slightly more powerful CPU, detachable instead of foldable tablet conversion, and a 10" versus an 11" screen


A strong example in its class (plus the Medion 3 year warranty), but will not having an optical drive be an issue - you can hook up a USB one, but that's extra baggage
Edited by: "matth9999" 15th Oct 2017
matth999911 h, 5 m ago

A used laptop of similar price would probably run rings around it, but …A used laptop of similar price would probably run rings around it, but wouldn't be as light, so it's horses for courses.With no hard disk, it's pretty shockproof even when running, though similar resistance could be achieved by a laptop equipped with SSD,Actually, it's somewhat comparable to https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lenovo-MIIX-310-10ICR-Convertible-Tablet/dp/B06X9LD98B/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1508026990&sr=8-1&keywords=lenovo+miix+310+10.1+inch+atom+4gb+64gb+2+in+1+laptop at £279 - the £199 model of that drops to 2GB RAM and 32GB storage, though the Lenovo has a slightly more powerful CPU, detachable instead of foldable tablet conversion, and a 10" versus an 11" screenA strong example in its class (plus the Medion 3 year warranty), but will not having an optical drive be an issue - you can hook up a USB one, but that's extra baggage


wow, a used laptop is cheaper than a new one? what a revelation!

that laptop you linked has similar internals, slightly newer but roughly the same performance, with a 768p screen ('optional full HD - i.e. not full HD') and costs £80 more

the medion will be fine for basic applications and a USB optical drive is cheap, small and light but what common uses are there for disc storage these days?
cakeswithus14th Oct

Thank you, so is that a you can do better for the money and wait??


i'd buy it for £199 if its available - will be fine for light work (browsing, word etc) but definately no gaming
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