From June 30, Aldi will be offering two gaming PCs for EUR 799 and EUR 1,899, each with a 12th generation Intel CPU paired with an Nvidia GeForce graphics card. We’ll tell you why we think the prices are excessive and name alternatives.
From June 30, Aldi will be offering the Recon E10 for 799 euros and the Engineer X20 for 1,899 euros.
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The increasing availability of PC hardware is also noticeable at Aldi. The discounter is offering various gaming systems for the third time in June. Specifically, the core gaming PC system Recon E10 for 799 euros and the high-end gaming PC Engineer X20 for 1,899 euros can be ordered from June 30 at 7 a.m. A 12th generation Core i processor works in both computers in combination with an Nvidia GeForce graphics card. We took a closer look at the offers and make alternative purchase recommendations.
Medion Core Gaming PC system Recon E10 for 799 euros
Don’t expect a lot of gaming performance from the Recon E10. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 has been on the market for over three years and was rather weak even when it was released. The GPU is quite sufficient for less demanding titles such as CS:GO, LoL or Fortnite, but you can only expect low to medium game settings in Full HD for current AAA games. On the other hand, the use of the Core i5-12400 (to the test report) is commendable.
Unfortunately, not much more information is known about the system, so there is no information about the mainboard, the CPU cooler or the power supply unit, which is why it is difficult to assess whether the PC can be easily upgraded. The individual component price of the system should be around 760 euros, which means that the price of 799 euros for the Recon E10 is okay. However, with our $800 gaming PC configuration, you would get more than twice the gaming performance for less. If you are looking for a ready-made PC, we can recommend the HP Pavilion Gaming TG01-2205ng with Ryzen 5 5600G, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD and GTX 1660 Super
Core gaming PC system Recon E10 for 799 euros at Aldi
Medion high-end gaming PC Engineer X20 for 1,899 euros
Assessment: Aldi already had the Engineer X20 on offer from June 13 with a slightly modified version. At that time there was a more powerful processor, the Core i7-12700K, twice as much RAM and a well-equipped Z690 mainboard. There were only small cuts in the storage, so instead of a 2 TB PCIe SSD, a combination of a 1 TB HDD and a 1 TB SSD was used. Despite the better components, the price was only 1,799 euros instead of the 1,899 euros advertised now. Accordingly, we only have one thing to say: hands off! The individual component price of the PC is only around 1,580 euros, which is why you would get away with building it yourself significantly cheaper. DIY hobbyists get significantly more gaming performance with our configuration for around 1,660 euros, since we already use an RTX 3080 in this price segment. An alternative ready-made PC would be the HP Omen 25L Desktop
which uses a Ryzen 7 5800X with 32 GB RAM instead of the i7.