Budget supermarket Aldi is selling a Medion gaming PC that costs just under $2000. It will be on sale next Wednesday, but is it worth buying? The Medion brand isn't exactly known for high quality and the price seems awfully good when other gaming PCs can cost much more than $2000. Let's look at the specs and find out.
On paper, the Medion gaming PC's specs are solid. It sports a quad-core Intel i7-6700 processor and uses a Nvida GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card with a meaty 16GB of DDR4 RAM and a 2TB hard disk drive (HDD) as well as a 256GB M.2 solid state drive (SSD).
Here's the full specs:
|Medion Gaming PC|
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
|Dimensions||18.5cm x 38cm x 43cm|
|Storage||2TB (2000GB) hard disk drive and 256GB M.2 solid-state drive. Also has a DVD/CD reader and burner. Hot swap mobile rack (can change SATA hard disk drive during operation)|
|Processor||Intel i7-6700 processor: 3.40GHz, up to 4.00GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology and 8MB Intel Smart Cache|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 with 8192MB GDDR5 graphics memory|
|Memory||16GB DDR4 RAM|
|Connectivity||Fast wireless LAN IEEE 802.11ac standard technology with integrated Bluetooth 4.0 function||Ports||Front:Multi card reader: 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x microphone and 1 x headphone Back: 2 x USB 2.0, 4 x USB 3.0, 1 x LAN (RJ-45), 1 x HDMI®, 1 x DVI-D, 3 x display port, 1 x front line out, 1 x mic in/centre/subwoofer line out and 1 x line in/rear line out|
|Extras and Software||USB keyboard and optical USB mouse Free trial version of Office 365 Imaging and video editing software|
From what we can see here, the Medion Gaming PC has more than enough guts to play modern games in 1080p high-definition without any problem. You might not be able to max out the graphics in a game, but it's pretty impressive for a pre-built machine that costs less than $2000.
We can't speak for the reliability of the hardware since we haven't physically tested it. The good news is, the Medion Gaming PC has a 60-day satisfaction guarantee so if you get one and hate it, you can always return it.
I am in the market for a new gaming PC so I may well snap one of these boxes up. Will keep you all posted on how it performs if I do buy one!