Medion (Who Sells Cheap PCs at Aldi) Introduces Honeycomb Tablet and Gingerbread Smartphone


The people at Medion – a little-known company who sells what I would call second-rate products – have introduced two new devices at IFA Berlin. First up is an Android tablet. It’s actually in line with most Android tablets these days, specs wise, and also shares similar pricing.

For about 400 pounds, you’re walking away with a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 32GB of internal storage, HDMI, USB, quad-band 3G radios and more. I’d probably get a tablet from a more proven OEM at that price, but it isn’t a bad device on paper.

There’s also the Gingerbread-equipped phone. It will have a 4.3 inch display and will also have quad-band GSM radios so that anyone in the world can use it (granted they’re in the coverage map of a GSM carrier). It also has a 5 megapixel camera but  no other specs have been revealed. I’m guessing many of you will pass. Don’t blame you, honestly. [PocketLint]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Tegra 2? No thanks.
    Trash can’t even decode h.246

    1. Agreed. This is why I’ve held out from buying an Android tablet. The Toshiba AT200 looks far more promising with it’s OMAP processor.

  2. That’s a ZTE Skate, that is.

    1. Was just about to say the same thing. Orange UK sell it as the Orange Monte Carlo. I wonder if Medion are just selling a rebadged ZTE Skate. Maybe the same for the tablet but I don’t recognise the tablet.

  3. medion actually make really good computers, it’s just that, because they sell them mainly in aldi and other supermarkets, people automatically assume they are rubbish showing their own closed little minds in the process.

    1. I have to agree with you on that. Had a Medion PC in the past and when I had a problem with the hdd it was picked up and returned in a week.

      1. You guys are kidding yourselves if you think they are “really good computers”. They are cheap computers, that is all. Maybe if you wanted to give one to your parents or grandparents, and you know nothing about PC’s then yes you could get one, I guess. Not saying it would be a good buy. Don’t blame me if when windows 8 comes out and you want to upgrade, but find there are no drivers for your audio card or wifi card, you then find out the cards are one off parts with no future driver support, then you realise why they are cheap ;-)


          1. More like the the products which has quality parts is the best. Never said anything about high price. Saying that a $1 wine is the best wine there is, and everyone who thinks otherwise have little minds is wrong, I was just saying that there are products out there that are better, that are faster, that will last longer, that are better value for money, and if you look hard enough, are cheaper.

          2. Well I’ve never had any problems finding the drivers. Sure, it’s not on medion’s site but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Maybe it’s my experience building pc’s and being a programmer though that I know where to look?

          3. Would have thought if you built your own pc’s and you are a programmer, you definitely would not have bought a medion lol.

  4. I hope these devices come to US Aldi stores (though I kinda doubt the phone will due to the carrier situation over here).

  5. Yeah I am really holding out for a tablet with either the snapdragon, omap, or exoyns SOC

    1. the jetstream has a snapdragon, but I doubt you would want to spend $700 on a tablet + data fees.

  6. Buying any tablet now seems silly with Ice Cream sandwich quickly approaching. Even if you dont want/need ICS, at least wait until all the “old” honeycomb tablets get knocked down in price because of the new release.

  7. IT’S COMING,….




  8. I just got a $ 830 iPad2 for only $ 104.38 and my mom got a $ 1500 HDTV for only $ 252.93, they are both coming with FedEx tomorrow. I would be an idiot to ever pay full retail prices at places like Walmart or Bestbuy. I sold a 38″ HDTV to my boss for $ 600 that I only paid $ 79.22 for. I use http://alturl.com/3n2ch

  9. second-rate products? what crap you talk

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