While Medion is not a very familiar name in the US or even the UK it certainly makes its presence felt with the Erazer series. This Germany based company is known for their mid-ranged budget laptops. Today we would review Erazer P6681 (30022998), a moderately powerful gaming cum multimedia notebook.
- CPU – Intel Core i7 Dual-Core (7th Gen), 2.7 GHz
- GPU – 4 GB DDR5, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
- Memory – 8 GB
- Screen – 15.6-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080)
- Storage – 1 TB SATA HDD
- OS – Windows 10 Home edition
- Performance – It houses an Intel Core i7 processor with 8 gigs of RAM and 1 TB of HDD. Although the quad-core processors from the HQ series are much suited for the demanding tasks like gaming it’s overall pretty powerful to handle light stuff as well as needy jobs like multitasking.
- GPU – For the graphical needs it uses the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPU (with 4 GB of VRAM). It’s a good choice for those who want a laptop for casual gaming as well as some light graphical use like CAD work or video editing. It can run almost all of the recent titles like Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, GTA V and Far Cry Primal in the Medium settings (or High somehow; but the experience would not be good by any means). Lighter titles may even be made ran in Ultra settings in 1080p resolution.
- Price – As stated earlier Medion is a popular name among those who are on a tight budget. While not the cheapest at £850, it’s definitely one of the cheaper alternatives housing a GTX 1050 (especially the relatively superior 4 GB variance).
- Portability – If you’re one of those who likes to pack their laptop in their bag pretty often then Erazer P6681 can be a great choice for you. Weighing at 2.3 kg, it’s pretty lightweight for a gaming notebook.
- Battery backup – The actual size or the capacity of the included battery is not documented even on the specs sheet. The backup though is not anything near impressive at 4 hours under normal workloads such as net surfing or movie playing. And as it’s not a full-fledged gaming notebook, it has to perform better in this section.
- Slow hard drive – Medion did cut some corners from this laptop to provide it at such a competitive price. One of the major drawbacks of this laptop is the ultra slow 5400 rpm hard disk which would eventually become a pain in your neck.
- No backlighting – Another important thing to notice is that the keyboard is not backlit. That’s really a big pitfall for a gaming laptop as it can prove to be a deal breaker for many.
One aspect where it stays ahead of many is the price. So the equation is pretty simple- if you’d like to own a laptop that is powerful enough to handle your day-to-day chores as well as some moderate gaming then Medion Erazer P6681 can be a great deal for you.