Aldi Is Selling A $1999 Gaming PC: Is It Actually Any Good?

How good is Aldi's new gaming PC?Image: Medion

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
Weight 9kg
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!

[Aldi]


Comments

    With an i7, GTX 1070, 16GB of RAM and a SSD it doesn't have any bottlenecks I can see. Will def run BF1 on Ultra at 60fps easy, probably 144fps locked, could probs do 1440p/60 as well. I have a slightly worse pc (1070, the ever brilliant i5 2500k and otherwise the same) and I do BF1 on Ultra at 1080p/60 with no problems at all.

    Display and Battery life mentioned in the article is from the new apple macbook pro specs.

    Display Improved Retina display with 500 nit brightness, higher contrast ratio and 25% more colours than sRGB
    Battery life Up to 10 hours

    Is this a Laptop with the wrong image? Or Have you maybe attached the wrong specs?

      That's taken from the new MacBook Pro annoucement this morning... @spandaslui

        Yeah. Sorry folks, that was my bad. Had the template out already so I used it. Àll fixed now!

      Had the wrong specs in earlier. All fixed now! Sorry about the mistake! :)

    I have similar specs in my PC and it can handle 1440p ultra at 60FPS in almost every game, so definitely better than 1080p performance!

    No mention of the Mobo?
    I'd say you can probably buy all the parts and put it together yourself for less. I'd never buy a pre-built box like this.

    Its actually got very good value for money and would only be saving a few dollars building it yourself

    What are you guys, high? This is not a $2,000 PC. Here's a comparable part list I put together in 2 minutes: [link removed]

    Is the hardware good? Yes
    Is it worth $2k? Hello no, You could build a computer with better hardware for that price.

    Totally! I built my computer for 1300 last month and the only big difference is the i7 . I have an i5 6600k. When I saw the price of 2000...i thought at least a 1080....nah this is a joke.

    Please do not! This is not a great deal. The case is nice, but you can get the same PC at microcenter for less. For $2000 you could get a PC with a GTX 1080, better than the 1070.

    as people have said for $2k you could probably build this thing with a 1080 and then it will be killer. But yeah guys you gotta remember this isn't targeted at most of us because we would just build our own. But for people who aren't familiar with PC hardware ,etc this is perfect. Compare it to similar products of a branded company: Alienware, MSI, Razor, etc. this one isn't ripping you off as much as in you aren't paying for the brand and remember the company making these has to actually make a profit, when you build your own you buy close to wholesale from MSY or similar.

    I bought one on the basis that the specs looked good. Before buying I received three online quotes using the Aldi specs and got three quotes back: 1. $1999 same as Aldi but there was an item missing from their quote. 2. $2200, and 3. $2500.
    So, I believe I got a good deal.
    Now I have it this is the result:
    - Overall impression good
    - Problem, system won't recognise the hard drive when I hot swap, but will if I reboot. Checked BIOS settings - they seem fine.
    - Problem, checked documentation but very very minimalistic, rang support and got a call centre in Bombay with a chap who had absolutely no idea what I was talking about. So I sent an email off and awaiting to see what happens.
    Keep you posted

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