Discounter Aldi will be offering two new gaming PCs in its online shop from July 28 at 7 a.m.: The Recon E10 and the Hunter X10. Both systems rely on an Nvidia GeForce graphics unit together with a 12th generation Core i processor. We give better alternatives.
Two gaming PCs will be available again in the Aldi online shop from July 28 at 7 a.m.: the Core Gaming PC system Recon E10
and the high-end gaming PC Engineer X10
. The hardware components are only slightly modified compared to the two PCs that were already available at the end of June. Both systems have an Nvidia GeForce graphics unit paired with a 12th generation Intel Core i processor and 16 GB of RAM. Unfortunately, the discounter hides a large part of the built-in components, otherwise at least the more expensive offer would be quite attractive from a price point of view. On the other hand, we can only advise against the cheaper Recon E10 and give a better equipped alternative, which is also cheaper.
Medion Core Gaming PC system Recon E10 for 999 euros
Unfortunately, many components of the Recon E10, such as the mainboard, the CPU cooler or the power supply, are unknown, which makes it difficult to assess the actual value of the system. With a probably comparable configuration, we get a single component price of a good 830 euros, which is significantly less than the 999 euros that Aldi charges for the Recon E10. In addition, the GTX 1660 Super is now a thing of the past. The GPU still offers enough performance to be able to play current games in Full HD with high settings smoothly, but it lacks current features such as ray tracing or DLSS, which a similarly fast RTX 3050 (to the test report) would have offered.
Although the choice of the Core i5-12400 (to the test report) that offers a lot of performance for the money is commendable, it is again impossible to assess whether and how easily it will be possible to further upgrade the PC in the future. If you dare to assemble a PC yourself, with our gaming PC configuration for currently around 930 euros you will receive a significantly more balanced configuration with branded components and an RX 6600 XT (to the test report), which on average is 70 percent ahead of the GTX 1660 great. Alternatively, you can also go to the HP Pavilion TP01-2103ng for 879 euros
to grab. With the RTX 3060 (to the test report), this offers an approximately 50 percent faster graphics card paired with an octa-core processor from AMD and 16 GB RAM.
Medion high-end gaming PC Engineer X10 for 1,499 euros
Our biggest gripe with the Engineer X10 is the same as the cheaper Recon E10. 1,499 euros is a lot of money and the potential buyer should be informed without any ifs and buts about what he is getting for his money. Unfortunately, the information on the mainboard, the CPU cooler and the power supply is also missing here, which does not necessarily indicate the use of branded components. If you can overlook that, the price of 1,499 euros is quite reasonable, because the value of the individual components should be around 1,480 euros. But you can also get more gaming performance for the money, as shown by our configuration for around 1,440 euros, in which we rely on an RX 6800 (to the test report). In this case, you only have to accept compromises in terms of ray tracing performance. As an alternative to the HP Omen 25L desktop with Ryzen 5 5600X and RTX 3070, you can buy a ready-made PC for 1,349 euros