On November 11, Aldi Süd and Aldi Nord will put a new PC on the shelves. The offer reads quite well on paper – but how good is the Medion Erazer Engineer X10 (MD34865) for gamers?

A new Aldi PC is in the starting blocks. The Medion Erazer Engineer X10 (MD34865) will go on sale from November 11th. This is a well-equipped gaming PC for around 1500 euros. But the purchase is only worthwhile in certain cases – and not for everyone.

Intel processor and Nvidia graphics card

At its core, the new “Engineer X10” relies on an Intel Core i7-12700 processor, 16 gigabytes of RAM and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 LHR. There is also an SSD with one terabyte of storage space, a case with a glass side cover and lighting, and a mouse and keyboard. The computer’s performance is therefore in the upper middle class – it should easily be sufficient for conventional games in the coming time, even if a 4K monitor might be too much of a good thing if you always want to turn up the graphics details.

As is typical for Aldi, the computer offers a wide range of connections and all wireless technologies ex works, Windows 11 is preinstalled in the Home Edition and test versions for Office 365, McAfee Livesafe and Xbox Game Pass are included. The computer is offered directly from the manufacturer for 1600 euros.

However, Aldi and Medion are silent on many important components. It is not known what is really behind the “optimized cooling system”, nor are the manufacturers and brands of the RAM, power supply unit, graphics card or fans named.

Incomplete product description, good service

If you put together your own PC from comparable individual parts, you can achieve a similar price, which actually puts the Aldi PC in a good light, but you get more for the same money. That means well-known components, more up-to-date products and cooling as desired – because all-in-one water cooling, which the Medion computer does not offer, is usually worthwhile with current processors.

However, the Aldi PC has advantages in terms of service. Because the PC comes with a three-year manufacturer’s guarantee on the entire system and a pre-installed operating system, which is missing when you buy individual parts. Especially with the guarantee, Medion has a bit ahead of a self-made PC, since separate components are usually only granted a two-year guarantee and this is not handled by the manufacturer but by the respective dealer, which can take a lot of time in an emergency.

All in all, Aldi is targeting the computer at customers who lack the desire and/or the time to assemble and put together an individual computer in small parts. The 1500 euro purchase price includes a kind of service fee that keeps the additional work at bay. However, the Medion Erazer Engineer X10 (MD34865) is not a super special offer, because there is better – or at least more well-known – hardware available for retail sale for the same money.

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