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Old 05-12-2015, 06:16 AM   #1
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Good morning CF! (well, it's morning here )

In my never-ending quest for bargains relating to computers, I stumbled across the online shop for Medion laptops. I've only ever seen these PCs at ALDI/LIDL stores in the UK, and my experience of their general products (MP3 players etc) has been good.

Their laptops seem to be the best spec/price I've seen on the internet so far, so I've bit the bullet and gone for a 339 machine with an Intel i5 4210M, Geforce GT825M GPU, 6GB RAM and a 1TB HDD, and am currently pretty pleased with my find lol

Anyway, I was just wondering, any of you guys come across this brand before? The laptop hasn't arrived yet as I only ordered it on Friday evening, the spec is good but I suspect the build quality will be lacking for that price I'll keep you all posted, and maybe post a bit of a review when it arrives and see how it performs!
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I have some experience with Medion. It's good if you are on a budget. But you get what you pay for. I don't find the build quality to be good at all. But on the other hand price to performance ratio is the most important imho
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That's exactly how I feel as well, as long as the thing doesn't fall apart then it's fine as far as I'm concerned!

It's only a 15.6 inch 1366x768 screen, but that seems quite well matched to the 825M card which I've read seems to struggle at anything above that.
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Didn't think they still existed, haven't heard that name since about 2002 :L
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Oops, never got around to that review... started studying and got way-laid...

Quick summary so far though, it's still working (much to my pleasant surprise), I put a 500GB Samsung EVO 850 SSD in it over the Christmas period, and I upgraded it (fresh install) to Windows 10. From pushing the power button to landing on the desktop page takes ~15 seconds, and I've had no issues with it to speak of!

Thoroughly recommended!
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I've come across a few cases of members here with this brand of laptop and I think I may have dealt with one in the past. Whats the GPU like?
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It's a bit unusual from what I can gather, it's a GeForce 825M and doesn't have much of a mention on Nvidia's site.

From some investigation it's marginally worse than an 840M, and significantly better than an 820M, and it works with standard 800M series drivers...
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So how are you liking it?
Was it worth it?
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I love it, it's absolutely brilliant for what I use it for. The only downside is that the screen is 1366x768, sometimes I wish it was 1600x900 or even 1920x1080, but for 339 really it was an absolute bargain!

I haven't done much gaming on it at all, but I suspect it would play GTA V on low settings, and stuff like FIFA on high. Older games like San Andreas are, as you'd expect, maxed out with a good FPS.

Absolutely worth it
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Good to hear.
I have just gotten a new laptop myself... today actually.
Well, it's not exactly mine. It's from work, but i can do with it as i please and take it home with my every day.
Always glad to get new computer gear.
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