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Fast Aldi PC with Blu-ray/HD DVD drive

Fast Aldi PC with Blu-ray/HD DVD drive

Next Wednesday, what will probably be the last Aldi PC this year will be on the shelves of the branches. In order to inspire customers again before Christmas, Aldi has equipped the 899 euro PC with some new components, including a high-quality Blu-ray/HD DVD drive.

As the basis of the “Medion Akoya MD 8828” is one of the currently best-selling processors, the Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 with 2.66 GHz and 4 MB L2 cache. In addition, 2 GB of DDR2-667 RAM from Samsung takes its reserved space on the MSI board with G33 chipset. This integrated graphics chip 'G33' is not used, however, a GeForce 8600 GS with 256 MB memory with HDMI including HDCP support , the slimmed-down version of a GeForce 8600 in this system is probably once again represents the weakest component. One of the most pleasant things about the new PC is the 500 GB hard drive (SATA II, 8 MB cache, 7,200 rpm) and the multi-format burner from LG, which can play back but not write HD-DVD - and Blu-ray media allowed. This drive, apparently the 'LG-GGC-H20L' worth around 290 euros , upgrades the PC that otherwise runs under standard configuration.

The basic equipment is Rounded off once more by a TV card for DVB-S and DVB-T with remote control, a WLAN module that transmits according to the new standard 802.11n (theoretically maximum 600 Mbit/s) is also integrated . In addition to various connection options from HDMI via USB to FireWire 800, the scope of delivery includes a wireless mouse and keyboard.

As always, the software collection is extensive. In addition to the Windows Vista operating system in the Home Premium Edition, there are various tools, starting with Nero Essentials 4, which contains the current Nero Burning ROM Express 8, and also Nero Vision Express. Also inThe scope of delivery will include Ulead PhotoImpact 12 SE, Medion Home Cinema Suite, PowerDVD 7 Ultra, PowerDirector 6 SE, PowerProducer 4, MediaShow, Microsoft Works 9.0, Microsoft Office 2007 (demo) and Bullguard Pack Internet Security.

While Aldi Germany will probably only present the offer at the weekend, our neighboring countries in Belgium and France confirm the corresponding offer, which should probably be attracting customers with the combo drive before Christmas. The offer is of course not the first choice for the player; this would have preferred a more powerful model instead of the slimmed-down GeForce 8600 GS. From November 28, the offer can be examined in the relevant branches. As usual, the 'Medion Akoya MD 8828' comes with a three-year guarantee for 899 euros

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