Medion’s Erazer X6815 is a powerful and impressive all-round laptop with more than enough punch for your pound, thanks to the inclusion of Intel’s sophisticated second-generation Core i 7 processor.
Gamers are the intended audience, which is obvious from the included GeForce GT S55M graphics card. Despite the powerful components, Medion has kept the price down to £699, and at this price it’s an absolute steal.
Unfortunately there are some build concessions. For a 15.6-inch laptop, the ERAZER is quite the chubbster. At 2.7Kg and with a 37mm chassis, its heavy compared to other models of the same size, although it’s still compact enough to carry around without breaking your back in the process.
The glossy black design means it looks cool, but is a magnet for our fingerprints and dust. The glossy design stretches over the touchpad too, which sits with a slight indentation beneath the keyboard so your fingers can find it easily.
Sadly, the pad and keyboard have a cheap unreceptive clack and the individual keys are so loose in the Chiclet array that we managed to get a couple caught underneath the casing. While typing is easy because the keys are isolated, we don’t hold out much hope for longevity before they break.