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I list here a couple of items from several that will be available from the 17th. Not showing on website just yet. TC.
The new ALDI-PC MEDION Titanium MD8386 with Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 640 and HT Technology
£ 749.99 (inc.VAT )
High performance 3.2GHz-2MB L2 Cache-800 MHz FSB
64 bit Technology
XL-HARD DISC CAPACITY
Enormous 320 GB
Hard disc capacity
ATI RADEON X740 XL
DVB-T Digital TV TUNER
Analogue stereo TV & FM Radio Tuner Card
WLAN 54 MBit/s
9 in 1 Memory Card Reader
6x USB 2.0 2x front, 4x rear
2x FireWire IEEE 1394, 1x front, 1x rear
8-channel Intel® High Definition Audio
LAN Network Controller
56K V.9x PCI Data/Fax modem
Microsoft Works Suite 2005
Hewlett Packard HP1219 3 in 1 Printer, Scanner, Copier £ 59.99
Comes complete with a USB cable, a black cartridge, a colour cartridge and FaxTools for your PC.
The printer has a black speed of 12 pages per minute with a resolution of 600 x 600dpi and a colour speed of 10 pages per minute with a resolution of 4800 x 1200dpi.
The flat bed scanner has a 36 bit colour depth and an optical resolution of 600 x 2400dpi.
Stand alone copier.
Thanks anyway, TC
I read this spec from their site last night ; I can't understand all the "xl" stuff - - also its worded as though it has 2 TV cards - this can't be right can it ?
For what its worth, though, I bought a 8083 from Aldi last year - - superb machine.
XL Hi-End appears to be a brand name or logo of Elsa Technology Inc as in, for instance, ELSA Gloria-XL High-End 3D Graphics Controller.
For those that have not got the ALDI leaflet
The MD8386 has.
High performance 3.2GHz-2MB l2 Cache-8OO MHz FSB
64 bit Technology to support your future computing needs
Whisper quiet due to AIR XL heat pipe cooler and SpeedStep
Western Digital enormous 320 GB Hard disc capacity 8MB Cache S-ATA 150 Interface super fast 7200 rpm
1024 MB Memory, DDR 400MHz, 64 Bit dual channel memory (one bank free for upgrading)
ATI RADEON X740 XL Graphics Card with new PCl-Express x16 bus architecture 128MB DDR3 Memory at 900MHz 1xDV 1-11xVGA(D-Sub) TV out Connections by SCART, S-Video or Composite
PIONEER 16x DUAL LAYER Multi Format DVD/CD Writer. DVD+R9(DL), DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, CD-R, CD-RW
Aldi Medion machines offer good value.
But support from Medion if you have a problem is very poor in my experience. I'm not alone look at
Unless you can deal with faults yourself I don't recommend buying these offers.
Many people are still waiting for replacement fans - one of the biggest problems with their last release - and that is now 4 months after contacting Medion.
The digital TV software from Cyberlink has never functioned properly. It now appears that support and fixes for this software have ended without the software being made functional on many computers.
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