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  redmorris11 15:45 24 Jul 06
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Any comments on the new Aldi computer

  Diodorus Siculus 15:54 24 Jul 06

click here

Looks ok on the face of it - all depends on the price. For about £500 I think it would be a good deal.

But:

Omboard graphics OR AGP - so no PCI-E option.

Both RAM slots in use so to upgrade RAM will mean losing one or other of what's there.

I'd like to know what motherboard is in it and what upgrade options there are.

For the average user who wants a PC for home it is good; for anyone with a little curiosity forupgrading and experementation, then it has its limits.

  Diodorus Siculus 15:57 24 Jul 06

ALDI informiert: Angebote bei ALDI, ALDI Produkte, ALDI Öffnungszeiten
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Seems it's €600 in Germany

  dontmeshwithme 17:12 24 Jul 06

I am sure this is going to get a load of irrate comments but does anyone else feel uncomfortable buying a computer from a grocery shop? Perhaps it's just me but for your average family I don't think they can offer the kind of aftersales service that most (non-techincal) users require and mainly they are unsuitable for the more advanced/techinical user as they have downsides such as those highlighted by Diodorus Siculus. I mean I wouldn't go to PC world for a bag of apples!

  Diodorus Siculus 17:31 24 Jul 06

dontmeshwithme - I agree with what you say to a point.

However, Medion provide very good after sales service when it is required. These PCs are generally built to a good quality and have few problems.

There are some dedicated support forums for Medion products which help in a large number of cases.

  jamescrocket 17:42 24 Jul 06

Aldi may sell cheap food & goods, but pc's?
You get what you pay for buying cheap, if you want a good deal try click here

  Stuartli 19:57 24 Jul 06

Both Aldi and Lidl sell excellent computer and television related products.

Medion, Aldi's main supplier of computer systems and peripherals, is a specialist German-based distributor and rebadges products from specialist manufacturers to sell under its own name in many parts of Europe and the States.

Lidl sells Targa systems, a well established German system manufacturer.

  rodriguez 20:43 24 Jul 06

German products are known for their quality however many people think that supermarkets aren't the best place to buy electrical goods - I mean you wouldn't go to Currys or Comet for a tin of beans. But even though DVD players and Freeview boxes from Sainsburys or Asda are a bit on the crap side, the Germans make better quality stuff and Medion are known for making good laptops, PVR's and LCD screens so it should be OK.

  jamescrocket 20:50 24 Jul 06

As someone who provides IT support for a lot of these "great" buys from Aldi & Lidl you pay for what you get!

On board graphics & sound and poorly built pc's.
People then complain like hell because their pc that has probably under £150 worth of parts that they bought for £500+ has gone wrong.

You want crap, well buy it then, but when it goes wrong it could be me that smiles & fix's for you!!

  Diodorus Siculus 21:23 24 Jul 06

jamescrocket

How many Medion's have you provided IT support for?

And out of these, how many faults are caused by poor hardware and how many by user incompetence?

  sean-278262 23:14 24 Jul 06

£150 - I wanna see a list of your suppliers of IT parts if thats how much you think the system would be worth. Even buying direct you cant get anywhere near that.

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