Medion unveils cheap, high-spec, gaming PC – the "Erazer".


Medion, known for rebadging expensive PCs and selling them cheap, has just sent us word of its new gaming PC – the Erazer. It’s a reassuringly high-specced machine considering the price, with perhaps only its graphics card letting it down. Let’s have a look in more detail.

The machine is centred around the fantastic Intel Core i7 920 processer, which runs at 2.66GHz with 8MB of cache. That’s paired up with a respectable 9600GT graphics card with 512MB of graphics memory and DirectX10 compatibility. There’s a 1TB hard drive, a whopping 6GB of RAM, a full 10 (10!) USB ports and your average Wi-Fi, optical media drive, memory card reader and a few bits of bundled software.

All that’s available right now for the low low price of £899, though that doesn’t include mouse, keyboard, monitor or mousemat. And we all know how important a mousemat is. I’d have been happier if Medion had swapped out the i7 for a slightly lower-spec, but just as capable, Q6600 processor and upgraded the graphics card instead, to an 8800GTX, perhaps.

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Medion announces compact AKOYA Nettop PC


For anyone wanting a PC with decent specs that’s quiet and small, the Medion AKOYA Nettop PC is worth taking a look at. It won’t break the speed record but is perfectly adequate for general home and Internet usage.

It features the Intel Atom 230 CPU running at 1.6GHz coupled with the Intel 945GC Express chipset and Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950.

It has 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive – both quantities could leave you wanting more in the long run but hopefully this is upgradable…

Medion announces new multimedia PC: Akoya E3300 D


Medion has announced the latest in its like of “value” Akoya desktop PCs. The E3300 D offers a decent enough AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 dual core processor (which apparently runs at 2.7GHz), ATI Radeon HD4350 graphics processor with HDMI output, 640GB eco-friendly hard drive, 4GB of RAM, DVD writer, eight channel surround sound and Windows Vista pre-installed.

Connections include eSATA, multi-format card reader, FireWire, six USBs, DVI-I, VGA and HDMI. There’s also the usual array of trial software pre-loaded to bog down the PC from the word go…

SHINY VIDEO PREVIEW: Medion Akoya P8610 media centre laptop

Here’s the Medion Akoya P8610 which I got a sneaky look at just before Christmas, but only just remembered to post. To recap from our original post, it’s a good, cheap, multimedia laptop, with oodles of features. High specs, too – with a dual core processor, 4GB of RAM, dolby audio system and dedicated graphics. Impressive, and perfect for hooking up to a home cinema setup. Yours for £800.

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