Medion Erazer Guardian X10: Review of the Aldi notebook

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Aldi notebook Medion Erazer Guardian X10 (MD63715) in the test © Medion

Aldi Notebook Medion Erazer Guardian X10 (MD63715) in the test: The keyboard can be illuminated. Good for gaming in dark rooms. Also great: It also has a separate number pad.

The new Aldi notebook Medion Erazer Guardian X10 (MD63715) worked pretty quickly in the test, the equipment is good, the battery life is okay for a gaming notebook. Sure, 1,699 euros is a lot of money, but not too high: at the time of the test, comparably equipped models were around 150 euros more expensive according to the price comparison website idealo.de.

Per

  • Very high pace of work
  • Very fast game speed
  • 144 Hertz display with good image quality
  • SSD with lots of storage (953 GB)
  • WLAN-ax
  • Decent battery life (max. 5:06 hours)

Cons

  • Very loud under full load (8.4 sone)
  • Somewhat high heat development

Editor’s test grade

2.2

Well

D.he new Aldi notebook Medion Erazer Guardian X10 (from November 12, 2020 at Aldi Nord) looks really chic and should make gamer hearts beat faster. What’s in it? How fast does it work? And does it have enough breath? The test provides answers!

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It’s not a big chunk: Instead of the 17-inch format popular with gamers, the Guardian comes in a more compact case. Its 15.6-inch screen shows websites, games and films in full HD with 1920×1080 pixels on its almost 40 centimeter screen diagonal. The color fidelity was at a high level in the test (98 percent), contrast (701: 1) and brightness (309 candelas per square meter) are okay. Really good: The refresh rate of 144 Hertz prevents streaks and ghosting in fast action scenes and also ensures that inputs are implemented with as little delay as possible, for example when gamers pull the trigger in a shooter.

Intel Core i7-10750H

Aldi notebook Medion Erazer Guardian X10 (MD63715) in the test © COMPUTER BILD

A second SSD can be easily retrofitted thanks to the free M.2 slot (red frame).

Nvidia Geforce RTX 2070

Lots of power – even for 4K games

As a pure work machine, the Aldi notebook with this technology was downright oversized in the test – it did office tasks as well as photo and video editing in the test in no time at all. And it didn’t show any weaknesses when it came to gaming either: even graphically demanding titles such as “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey” were shown in Full HD at 170 frames per second without any stuttering. Should it be a bit sharper? No problem! Players are welcome to connect a 4K monitor – the Medion also showed games finely drawn with 3840×2160 pixels in the test, without stuttering (60 frames per second).
Test results
processor

Intel Core i7-10750U

Graphics chip

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070

Display

15.6 inches (1920×1080 pixels)

Dimensions

35.9 x 25.6 x 2.7 centimeters

Weight

2,206 grams, power adapter: 673 grams

Tempo with Office / Tempo in video editing

very fast (84.4 percent) / very fast (72.4 percent)

Game speed: 1366×768 pixels / 1920×1080 pixels / 4K on external monitor

very fast (207/170/70 frames per second)

Color fidelity / brightness distribution (deviation)

very high (98.0 percent) / somewhat high (9.1 percent)

Image quality (visual test on the display)

very high (slight backlight bleeding at the bottom)

Battery life (work / video) / charging time

somewhat short (5:06 / 4:48 hours) / long (4:33 hours)

Noises (office / video / full load / games)

a little loud (3.4 / 0.3 / 8.5 / 8.4 sone)

RAM (built-in / expandable to a maximum)

32/64 GB

Storage (size, type)

953 GB (M.2 SSD with PCI Express 3.0 connector)

connections

1x audio input, 1x audio output, 1x HDMI, 1x DP (via adapter), 1x network (1000 Mbit), 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 type C, 3x USB 3.2 Gen 1 type A

Radio links

WLAN-ax (2.4 and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.0

Operation of the keyboard / touchpad

comfortable (partly compact layout, little travel, pleasant pressure point / comfortable (yields a little, pleasant surface)

Operation of the touch screen unavailable

A lot of breath

Surprising: The Guardian did not go too far when it came to energy consumption! In the test, one battery charge was enough for around five hours. This is not a brilliant achievement for normal office notebooks, but a very respectable value for gaming machines. Not so nice, but also typical for gaming hardware: The fans had their hands full to supply the processor and graphics chip with fresh air – which led to an annoyingly high noise level (up to 8.4 sone). Fortunately, most gamers wear a headset when they play.



Medion Erazer Guardian X10: test conclusion

The new Aldi notebook Medion Erazer Guardian X10 (MD63715) worked pretty quickly in the test, the equipment is good, the battery life is okay for a gaming notebook. Sure, 1,699 euros is a lot of money, but not too high: at the time of the test, comparably equipped models were around 150 euros more expensive according to the price comparison website idealo.de.

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