Aldi Nord and Süd are offering several fairly inexpensive computers from May 27, of which the two desktop models aimed at gamers, Medion Erazer X10 and Hunter X20, as well as the gaming notebook Medion Beast X25 are also interesting for demanding work with video.
Medion Erazer X10
In view of the current prices for high-performance graphics cards, the installed high-performance Nvidia graphics cards (GeForce RTX 3070 and RTX 3080) make both offers a very special bargain. These currently cost almost as much as the two computers in total thanks to the cryptomining boom that lasted until recently (and perhaps also because of the general chip shortage). Of course, given the current crash of cryptocurrencies, we can still wait to see if GPU prices (go down) again.
The new models: Medion Erazer X10, Hunter X20 and Medion Beast X25
. The Medion Erazer X10 (MD34515) costs around 1,500 euros is equipped with an 8-core Intel Core i7-11700 processor (2.50 GHz base clock, up to 4.90 GHz turbo clock), 32 GB of RAM, a 1 TB NVMe SSD, and an Nvidia Geforce RTX 3070 with 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM, an HDMI 2.1 port, and three DisplayPorts 1.4. It also features Wi-Fi 6 with integrated Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps), and comes with a wired optical mouse and pre-installed Windows 10.
Medion relies entirely on brand-name components for the Hunter X20 (Aldi Nord: MD34445/ Süd:344451), which is equipped with an 8-core Intel Core i9-11900K processor (3.50 GHz base clock, up to 5.30 GHz Turbo) sitting on an MSI MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE Wi-Fi motherboard and addressing 32 GB Kingston HyperX® Fury RGB DDR4 RAM.
Other components include a Seasonic Focus GX-750 power supply, a 1TB NVMe SSD, a traditional 4TB hard drive, Realtek 7.1-channel high definition audio, and an Alphacool Eisbaer 240 water cooling system with two In Win Saturn-aRGB 120mm fans.
Medion Hunter X20
The highlight is the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 with 10GB of GDDR6X graphics memory, as well as an HDMI 2.1 and three DisplayPorts 1.4a. It also features Wi-Fi 6 with integrated Bluetooth, 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000/2500 Mbit/s) and comes with a wired optical mouse and pre-installed Windows 10. The Hunter X20 costs around 2,800 Euros.
Also of interest to many users could be the 2,800 euro high-end gaming laptop Beast X25 (MD63805), which uses the mobile version of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 presented in January. As a display, it uses a matte 17.3" Full HD display (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) with IPS technology, and a maximum refresh rate of 240 Hz.
Medion Beast X25
Its key features are the 8-core AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX processor (3.30 GHz, up to 4.60 GHz), the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 with 16 GB GDDR6 VRAM, 2 TB PCIe SSD storage and the 64 GB DDR4. Furthermore, it features RGB backlit keyboard with 16.7 million colors, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 with integrated Bluetooth function, and an integrated IR webcam and microphone.
The new models: When will they be available? And how big is the chance to buy one?
If you want to buy a new PC and are dependent on powerful graphics cards for working with video, for example, the new Aldi Medion PCs may seem like a ray of hope on the horizon: finally power graphics cards at an affordable price, but of course there&s a catch: experience shows that such offers sell out within a very short time - the launch date thus resembles a lottery more than a classic sales launch.