Is this Medion laptop reliable?

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  1. validuser

    validuser Notebook Enthusiast

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    This is the laptop I'm interested in.

    The specs seem pretty awesome for the price. I've never heard of the company though. Would you guys recommend this?

    Also, should I wait for laptops with the nvidia 600m cards to come out? or just get this now? I'm in no hurry if the performance difference is actually good enough.

    Thanks for the help guys!
     
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    no
    ive had many problems with medion
     
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    Ah crap. The specs did seem really good. What problems exactly?
     
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    the stuff just breaks real quick, seems like they use cheap hardware. not very reliable.
    But thats just me, maybe somebody else has good feelings about it. But from 10 people i know that own, or have owned a medion, about 8 people had problems with it (broken graphics card, then motherboard. Harddrive problems, slow inresponsive, not very strong build breaks quickly etc).

    also i suggest you wait a bit longer for the 600m cards.
     
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    Some people have issues with Medion laptops, others don't. Same story for every brand. But, because Medion is a newer, younger brand, they have less resources they can use and put toward testing and quality assurance. Then again, if anything goes wrong, you have your warranty. Specs are good, and to wait for the next gen, means you'll have to pay more money for not so much increased performance. The present series of AMD card are really good combo of price, performance and temp control.
    If I were to buy this laptop, I'd be worried it would die few months after the warranty expired. However, since you(we) are in the UK/EU, there is a thing,or two about customer protection. So, even though the warranty is expired, there is the expected life of a product (I think it is around 3 years for laptops), so should something happen to the laptop, you could insist on them repairing it for free. :)
     
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    I didn't have any issues or crashes with my Medion for the last 8 months, it's been a faithful lad and I can just advise you to go for it. One thing to bear in mind is that Medion has juste re-branded MSI barebones so they are actually a quite a good build and best price/performance ratio for me :)

    Your mentioned setup looks very attractive, I would def go for it !
     
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    I think its 1 year as it is sold in UK ,although I heard you have to send it to Germany if you have problems . I would consider it ? and I am considering it ,but soon could be some good choices with new lighter laptops/longer battery life - depends on the price though .
     
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    Hmmm I wonder why it looks like a MSI 16F2/Power Pro 11:36. Actually I don't, it's the same chassis. If you like, get it from a different dealer that uses the same case?
     
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    Unfortunately there's no dealer yet selling the MSI 16F2/Power Pro11:36 in UK other than Medion. There are MYSN/NEXOC who do have them though in Germany.
     
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    a lot of these high spec models have been sold at sainsburys for the last year or two. a few people on here have asked for advise but never come back to tell us how the machine actually is. thats what you get with forums :)
    if they had been having problems then i bet they would be back here like a shot.
    to be honest though if you can aford that price i would take a look at the clevo's sold bt pcspecialist.
     
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