Medion’s Aldi Notebook: Desktop Alternative with Impressive Features, Available December 7

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Medion's Aldi Notebook: Desktop Alternative with Impressive Features, Available December 7

Medion is back at it again, just in time for Christmas, with a new notebook release through Aldi. The Medion S17413, sporting a 17-inch display, aims to be a viable alternative to your desktop. What’s catching everyone’s eye? The price tag. Aldi plans to sell this notebook for 600 Euros starting December 7 via their online store.

Under the hood, it’s powered by an Alder Lake U CPU from Intel, specifically the Intel Core i5-1235U. Packing two P-cores and eight E-cores with a 15-watt TDP, it’s geared to handle everyday office tasks quite well. While its integrated graphics can handle less demanding games, don’t expect top-notch performance for the latest titles.

The hitch? It comes with a standard 8GB DDR4 RAM, but the good news is you can beef up the memory with additional SO-DIMM modules. Plus, the 512GB M.2 SSD is swappable, giving you some upgrade flexibility.

The notebook rocks a spacious 17.3-inch IPS display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. But that also means it’s a bit bulkier, measuring 39.9 x 26.6 x 2 cm and weighing in at 2.6 kg.

The 42-watt-hour battery won’t keep you unplugged for too long, reinforcing its role as a substitute for a proper desktop setup. However, you can hook up an extra monitor via the built-in HDMI port.

In the connectivity department, you’ve got three USB-A ports—two supporting USB 3.2 Gen 1 speed and one for USB 2.0. Medion also throws in another USB-C port that can handle monitors using DP in Alternate Mode. On the right side, there’s a 3.5mm audio jack and an SD card reader. And it’s all powered by a Wi-Fi 6 module following the 802.11ax standard.

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