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    Aldi laptop

    They've got this in on Thursday for £450. I'm getting one to replace the EduGeek Thinkpad whose 1024x768 display is really beginning to annoy me!

    ALDI - Thursday Special Buys 22nd January 2009

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    I wouldnt pay £450 for that, I would expect more for that price.

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    It's Medion. Wouldn't touch it with a bargepole.

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    I take a nice big dump over Medion stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanT View Post
    I wouldnt pay £450 for that, I would expect more for that price.
    Show me something that beats that spec for that cost please including VAT.

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    Hi

    My last laptop was a medion and lasted for years and the only thing that broke was the hard drive and that's not surprising as I dropped it. But I will admit the after sales is poor and it took them 4 months to answer a e-mail querry.

    Richard

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    I just brought my mother a laptop from Dell and used the customize options and added some bits in and just came in under £449, it had 4GB RAM, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1Ghz, 320GB HDD, Built in web cam, DVD-RW....cant remember the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanT View Post
    I just brought my mother a laptop from Dell and used the customize options and added some bits in and just came in under £449, it had 4GB RAM, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1Ghz, 320GB HDD, Built in web cam, DVD-RW....cant remember the rest.
    I'd like to see that, could buy a lot of them for staff ...

    Did it have the same features as the Medion, i.e. HDMI Out, eSATA, Gigabit LAN, etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    Show me something that beats that spec for that cost please including VAT.
    Dell, HP, Toshiba... Ive recently recommended 3 laptops to staff and all 3 were better spec and cheaper/the same price.

    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    I'd like to see that, could buy a lot of them for staff ...

    Did it have the same features as the Medion, i.e. HDMI Out, eSATA, Gigabit LAN, etc?
    Yes


    Go on the Dell site. Dont know if its on the educational side of the site as i tend not to go on it due to them bumping up the price of things (or cutting features) only to give you a "discount" when you order.
    Last edited by j17sparky; 19th January 2009 at 01:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    I'd like to see that, could buy a lot of them for staff ...

    Did it have the same features as the Medion, i.e. HDMI Out, eSATA, Gigabit LAN, etc?
    Yup, gig lan, HDMI port on side, card reader, bluetooth, Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit and too top it off a PINK top top!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    Dell, HP, Toshiba... Ive recently recommended 3 laptops to staff and all 3 were better spec and cheaper



    Yes
    Any specific part codes or so? I'm just looking around and not coming up with much...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    It's Medion. Wouldn't touch it with a bargepole.
    Was going to say the same thing - worse than Sophos. My God, is that possible ???!!!

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    I got a Medion similar for around £600 a few months ago, build quality was generally quite good but the fan was constantly on and louder than my desktop so I took it back!

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    Looks good, and I need a new laptop as well, hmmmmm decisions decisions!



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