Looking for a cheap desktop with good specifications? Head to your nearest Aldi store this Thursday (October 1) and pick up the Medion Akoya E7330 D sold for only $799.

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The E7330 D comes with an Intel Core 2 Quad processor (2.5Ghz), 4GB of RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce GT220 (1024MB) graphics card, a 640GB drive, and an abundance of ports.

Up front, users can find two USB ports, a microphone and headphone jack, an e-SATA port, as well as a CF, MS/SD/MMC, and SM/XD reader. The back of the unit hosts PS/2 ports for the mouse and keyboard, four USB ports, Firewire, Ethernet port, line-in, front line-out, back surround line-out, side surround line-out, centre/subwoofer line-out, as well as an HDMI, DVI-I, and S-Video out.

Located on top of the case is an HDD bay designed for Medion’s HDDrive 2 Go Ultraspeed hard drive. This drive will be available starting on October 1 for $129 (see more information here), which is good as it can act as a secondary drive to store additional data.


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The unit comes pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 2, but can be upgraded to Windows 7 for free via redemption. Also pre-installed are the following: Microsoft Works 9.0, Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Edition (60-day trial), Windows Live Essentials, Corel Suite (Home Office, Draw Essentials 4, Painter Essentials 4), Cyberlink Power2Go 4, and BullGuard Internet Security Pack (90-day trial).

The E7330 D can be hooked up to any home or office network using the Ethernet port or built-in Wi-Fi (802.11n). The desktop can be connected to a monitor via VGA or DVI port or to a HD TV via HDMI. Users can also experience surround sound by plugging their 5.1 speakers on the audio ports.

During our test, we ran a couple of programs to test its multi-tasking ability. We were able to check various websites without experiencing slowdowns despite the unit rendering videos and playing music.

The E7330 D recorded a score of 15560 in 3DMark03, 5921 in 3DMark06, and 7000 in PCMark05.

The Medion Akoya E7330 D is available starting this Thursday, October 1, 2009, for $799.

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