Get over it
That's a fair cop mate. They also have a 17" for £799 which is even better if you can handle that size. Lenovo, my Son's is a Lenovo via Argos and only for the fact he is paying a fiver or so a month to them to keep it on the road, he would be without. He is on his 3rd one now and Lord only knows how many repairs. The replacements have been for mainboards - overheating and burning themselves out? But that is Argos' own Insurance covering it, not Lenovo, who washed their hands of it after the first year, regardless of repairs and hassle / time without etc. AND Lenovo / Acer Group only give 1 year Warranty, after which the real cost of ownership can be much greater, compared to Medion's 3 years. Each to their own I suppose. I just thought this was decent deal for the money, but obviously it isn't if Laptops Direct are beating OC's by £20, but to be fair, I would prefer to buy from Oc's for the extra £20 any day of the week. At the price we are talking, everyone is building down to a budget, so it's a matter of getting as much as you can quality and warranty-wise for your money, including from whom you'll purchase it, so a balancing act. If you want the very very cheapest, then just go for a refurb, you'll save £'s too, but it isn't apples with apples?
Lenovo rubbish? The Legion series has great reviews. Also comes with a far superior 4600H CPU. Great cooling design which will allow for better GPU boost AND it has a 120Hz screen. Not only that, it took 20 seconds of looking on Google to find this Medion laptop for £779 https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/medion-p15609-core-i5-9300h-8gb-512gb-ssd-15.6-inch-geforce-gtx-1650-window-30028131/version.asp Bad deal all around
Sweet, sweet irony. (cheeky)
Wow! Even the 10 Series Intel is only about 5% faster than the i5 9300H? And it's an 8 threaded CPU? Without going seriously higher up the ladder in budget, you aren't going to get a lot better than this for a laptop CPU. Hynix, I am sure are one of the largest producers of RAM in the World, if not THE largest? Apple use them, IBM, numerous, too many to mention, but 100% NOT a 'cheap brand oem's use'.. The spec of the machine is respectable, considering the price. The GPU is only a 1650, but look at the pricepoint. I am not saying this is the best laptop in the world, but it is a decent spec for the price. Unacceptable is a bit strong. It would be nice to get a 1660 or a 2060, but not at this price and the underlying spec of the laptop is quite decent with well specified, quality parts, even the screen. You cannot compare this to Lenovo and Acer rubbish, as they DO have thrash components by comparison. What in particular is wrong with the build, please? The Dell G3 as OP states can be had for same price, or less with coupon, so that's fair enough, but I believe the screen on this is better according to reviews, but otherwise I didn't see it as a terrible deal? If the Dell can be had for £720 or so, then you could trade the screen for the £80, but there's not much else about for the money really? Anyway, my opinion doesn't count for much, I'm using a MSI with the worst screen ever made. I have learned my lesson well when it comes to laptops. Get the basics right, Screen, CPU, RAM, HDD, none of which MSI sports!! New AMD's will be great, but it's a gaming style laptop, so the underlying weakest component at this level of money will be the GPU surely?