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    Medion laptop - any good?

    After searching for laptops using Centrino 2, I came across this one. It looks like it has good specs and a good price, the only thing that's making me dubious is the fact it's Medion. Is it the same as with everything else - it's cheaper because it doesn't have a name like Sony or Samsung? Or will it in fact use worse hardware and be more likely to develop problems?

    It doesn't have the actual specifications, so I know it's hard to say, but generally is Medion just as good as other computers at the same level, just without the brand name?

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    Re: Medion laptop - any good?

    Medion are a very large European (german) co. typically sold in the Uk by Aldi/Lidl.
    A lot of their PC s are based on MSI mobos etc..

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    Re: Medion laptop - any good?

    Thanks for the info, though seems as if it's not going to be worth it, the graphics are a bit lacking for what she wants. Doesn't seem like any of the new Centrino 2s fit her specification and all she wants is a 15.4inch, over C2D 2ghz or over, HDMI port and decent Nvidia card!

    Oh well, we'll keep searching.

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    Re: Medion laptop - any good?

    Medion *spits* my gf went against my advice and bought one. Broke after a a few months, and another 6 months to get it replaced by which time they decided not to replace it and offered her £80..

    Once we have threatened legal action they gave her the full refund but what a **** company!

    I still think the dell studio 15 meets those needs best.
    http://www.dmxdimension.com/dell-uk/...rison-coupons/

    Not centrino 2 and ATi cards but you do get HDMI (audio and video I believe) and great bangs for bucks. Unless her budget is much higher I doubt you will do better.

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    Re: Medion laptop - any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by htid View Post
    t and decent Nvidia card!
    just remember that nVidia are having a lot of mobile failures atm.

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    Re: Medion laptop - any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by BUFF View Post
    just remember that nVidia are having a lot of mobile failures atm.
    Really? I hadn't heard that, although admittedly I don't keep up to date with anything to do with laptops. I guess it doesn't really matter if it's ATI, she just wants to be able to play Sims 3 when it comes out, which I assume will require a decent graphics card.
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    Re: Medion laptop - any good?

    I would go for a DELL possibly in the Vostro range if you are looking for value for money. Keep your eye on the DELL UK website over the next month or two for Centrino 2 versions.

    Dell are pretty good in my humble opinion, my dad has had his Latitude for 3 years and only had the keyboard replaced under the 3 year warranty 3 months ago and its still going strong.
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    Re: Medion laptop - any good?

    If you purchase a Medion Pc From Tchibo
    the German High St. Retailer
    there is a 3 Year Money back guarantee if found to be faulty,
    as far as I am aware the shop itself gives this refund not the manufacturer.

    Always purchase with your Visa Card,
    never cash or cheque
    as if a dispute arises your powers are limited.

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