Aldi Süd not only includes a new entry-level PC from Medion, but also a fitness tracker from Xiaomi. Unlike a few weeks ago, this is not the Mi Band 3, but the newer Mi Band 4. Pleasing: It is only a few euros more expensive.
Xiaomi Mi Band 4 – Now it’s getting sporty
This fitness tracker was introduced almost a year ago and informs you on a 0.95 inch AMOLED touchscreen (120 x 240 pixels) about the time, date and your steps taken. But the Mi Band 4 can do even more.
For example, an optical heart rate monitor is integrated on the back. And of course you can also track your sporting activities with the bracelet. Six training modes can be selected: treadmill, training, running outdoors, cycling, walking and swimming. Also on board: a function for sleep analysis.
You can pair the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 with Android smartphones (at least Android 4.4) and iPhones (at least iOS 9.0). The fitness tracker is equipped with Bluetooth 5.0. According to Xiaomi, the battery life is up to 20 days.
Aldi will offer the Mi Band 4 from the end of May at a price of 24.99 euros and promises savings of almost 50 percent compared to the manufacturer’s recommended retail price. From June 4th you can also buy it from Aldi Nord.
The truth is that you can already buy the Mi Band 4 online at this price. However, only in connection with additional shipping costs and of course you save that with a purchase in the nearest Aldi Süd branch.
Multimedia PC at Aldi Süd – Medion Akoya E32006
Perhaps the most important message in advance: The new everyday PC based on Windows 10 Home, which Aldi Süd will offer in the sales halls from May 28, will only cost 399 euros. On the one hand, this low price is gratifying. On the other hand, you have to expect cuts in performance. Because you can’t expect high-end performance.
An AMD Ryzen 3 3200G processor with Radeon Vega 8 graphics is integrated as the central processing unit. This CPU with four cores (maximum 4 GHz clock frequency) will not let you down so quickly, especially for daily office work with office or for image processing. And games in Full HD quality, which are not graphically demanding, still work properly. More than that, the computer only has a meager 8 GB of RAM (DDR4). With 256 GB SSD storage, you certainly can’t complain at the price called by Aldi. In case of doubt, personal data can still be saved on an external hard drive.
Another restriction: Bluetooth is only available in the already quite dusty version 4.2. The built-in WLAN chip (Intel Wireless-AC3165) supports networks with 2.4 and 5 GHz, however, up to the WLAN ac standard (WiFi 5). So you have to do without WiFi 6 on this computer. However, a fast LAN connection can be used for this. Other connections: 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x microphone, 1 x headphones on the front. And on the back, among other things, 2 x USB 2.0, 4 x USB 3.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x display port and 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C.
The bottom line is the realization that Aldi offers a really good PC for normal users for 399 euros. Especially if you look at the offers of the competition. We could not find a comparable PC there for less than 400 euros. Above all, the fact that Windows is preinstalled as the operating system cannot be taken for granted in this price range. For a (more expensive) alternative, however, all those who want to experience a top-class gaming experience should look around. The performance of the new Medion Akoya E32006 cannot keep up here.