From June 2, Aldi will offer two well-equipped gaming laptops with Medion Erazer Defender P15 and Beast X25 with RTX 3060 and 3080 respectively for 1299 and 2499 euros. But are gaming laptops worth their money?
Aldi gaming laptops: Erazer Defender P15 for 1299 euros and Beast X25 for 2499 euros.
On June 2, 2022 from 7:00 AM, Aldi will present three gaming PCs as well as two gaming laptops. For €1299 you can get the Medion Erazer Defender P15 (MD64035) with RTX 3060 and AMD Ryzen 7 5800H at the Aldi Nord & Süd joint online store. Offer #2 costs almost twice that price, Medion Erazer Beast X25 (MD63965) with RTX 3080 and AMD Ryzen 9 5900H for €2,499. We’ll let you know if these are good deals and alternatives to names. Spoiler: The laptop is the real Aldi bargain!
Medion Erazer Defender P15: Specifications and Review
The Medion uses an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor as its CPU, which is slightly slower when gaming at 1080p than the Core i7-11800H, which is also used in its price range. But the Ryzen 7 5800H is more energy efficient, resulting in a longer battery life. The processor is powered by 16GB DDR4 RAM with 3200MHz, which is quite enough for gaming.
As for the graphics card, Medion is based on the RTX 3070, whose total graphics power (TGP) can reach 130W. You should be able to play most games at the highest graphics settings in Full HD without any issues. Performance-hungry titles that require more than 6GB of video memory are an exception – you’ll have to downsize here.
The 17.3-inch IPS screen has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at 144Hz. And your data will find its place on a 1 TB PCIe SSD hard drive – next to Windows 11 that’s pre-installed in the Home Edition. The device is relatively light at 2.4 kilograms of equipment, but this is at the expense of battery life, which Medion specs with 3 hours of video playback.
Aldi notebook for 1299 euros: Medion Erazor Defender P15 (MD64035)
In general, this is a very balanced composition. You should be able to play most games at the highest graphics settings at Full HD resolution without any issues. Performance-hungry titles that require more than 6GB of video memory are an exception – you’ll have to downsize here.
At €1289, the symmetrically equipped device is a little cheaper
Available at Mindfactory. Although you save 10 euros and get a branded laptop, Aldi offers a three-year warranty from the manufacturer for the Defender P15.
Medion Erazer Beast X25 (MD63965): Specifications and Review
Aldi notebook for 2,499 euros: Medion Erazor Beast X25
Medion is based on the AMD Ryzen 7 5900H CPU, which is AMD’s second fastest stable mobile CPU with eight CPU cores and clock rates of up to 4.6GHz. The processor is backed by 64GB of DDR4 RAM with 3200MHz, which is a bit excessive in gaming. But as the saying goes: a lot helps a lot! With the graphics card, the Medion is fully functional and installs the RTX 3080, whose power consumption can reach 165 watts.
The 17.3-inch IPS screen has a resolution of 1440 pixels (WQHD) at 165Hz. Your data will be located on a 2TB PCIe SSD next to Windows 11 pre-installed in Home Edition. Weighing 2.3 kg, the device is relatively light, but this is at the expense of battery life, which Medion specifies with 3 hours of video playback.
Bottom line, apart from the 64GB RAM capacity, the laptop is reasonably configured. You should be able to play all games at the highest graphics settings in WQHD without any issues – ray tracing included. The price is very cheap, comparable laptops like that
With just 32GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD, but with a slightly faster GPU (1710MHz), it costs nearly €1,000 more.
If nothing, the Medion Erazer Beast X25 (MD63965) is a real Aldi bargain