View Full Version : Medion Computers
12-26-03, 08:22 AM
Can anyone provide some information on their experiences with Medion computers? I found a fairly good deal from them, but I've never heard of them before, and I can't find any reviews online. Edited by: SmarterCynic at: 12/26/03 8:27 am
12-26-03, 03:00 PM
Is the deal too good to be true?
If you ever find a decent deal from a computer brand you don't really know, it's probably just an independent start-up company that builds clones. Basically like building a system from scratch yourself but having someone else put it together for you.
If the deal is too good to be true then it could very easily be a scam that'll get switched around somewhere during the process. Otherwise the good deals will probably be rather common, since the company has no label and little overhead. Just watch out on shipping charges from the little guys.
Medion isn't small; I think they're sold only in Europe though.
I've no personal experience with Medion, though they were indirectly in graphics card news due to their contracting of MSI to build 300,000 ATi graphics cards (MSI is a large manufacturer, and previously they had been exclusively nVidia with regards to graphics).
They're not a small company. They sell a lot of computers here. I've never bought one but the systems seem ok and I haven't heard any specific complaints against the machines from the people I know have bought one - but it's the usual deal of not being able to get exactly what you want since they're prebuilt deals. Their high end machines almost look good enough that I'd consider one. They tend to be fairly focused on media, media bays, writers of all kind and so forth.
12-28-03, 11:27 AM
Not a thing on Resellerratings.com.
12-29-03, 02:37 AM
The big boss at my last job had one. Got it quite cheap at Sam's Club or something. We (the IT guys) had the task of getting it out in our standardized environment. It had all sorts of multimedia crap built-in. 100 different memory card readers, 10 different drives, and more IEEE numbers than you can shake a stick at. Ok, I may be exaggerating a bit, but that should give you an idea. It really did seem to have just about everything stuck in there that they could find. Finding drivers for it (even with WinXP) was a bit of a pain, but we eventually found them all and got them to work.
In short, they seem about like every other prebuilt computer out there. Fine as long as you use them exactly the way they were made. The one I dealt with seemed to be a fairly standardized PC, but it had a bunch of integrated stuff and custom bays for all the "multimedia" stuff they threw in. -------------------------
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12-31-03, 07:51 AM
In October of last year my rig crapped out on me, Decided to check prebuilt machines to see what I could get price wise comparible to a custom machine. Searched around, but really couldn't find a thing I was looking for (flat panels were the rage, and I wanted one!!) I couple weeks later I was walking around Costco and I happened to look at the computers there. Notice this little brand I had never seen before. Checking stats it looked pretty good, it was the only machine there that came with 512 ram (albeit in 2 256 sticks and no more slots) had a nice video card, without sharing memory, nice sized hard drive, and came with a larger then the 15 inch norm, at the time flat, panel monitor.
I decided to check out the Medion, have changed it a bit, upgraded ram, 2 1gig sticks atm, added some hard drive's and sound but generally its the comp I use today. and its still fairly speedy at 2.67 P4.
Have never had a problem with any drivers, in fact the 110gig HDD it came with had 3 partitions, storage/backups/restore...
the os is on storage, all the system drivers and prog backups on backups, and a restore program on restore. Not sure how that worked never had to use it and finally repartitioned and put OS on smaller drive and got rid of the third partition.
Atm working on building a nice custom rig, but I would recommend Medion any time. Even after this one is done will keep it around. Can never have to many computers. Pril
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