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Medion Erazer X6813 - Screen, Specs and Performance

Ardjuna Seghers

By Ardjuna Seghers



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The Erazer X6813’s screen ensures you’ll get a lot of enjoyment out of movies and games – as long as you sit at the right angle, that is. With 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (Full HD) stuffed into its relatively small 15.6in area, everything looks incredibly sharp, and it gives you plenty of desktop area to play around in (though you may have to zoom in more frequently). However, unlike the same resolution crammed into a 13in display - as is offered on the Sony VAIO Z for example - here it’s generally very usable and actually makes sense.

Other good points include even backlighting with no distracting bleed, and excellent black differentiation, ensuring you’ll see all the detail in dark games and movies. We also didn’t notice any unpleasant artefacts to ruin the party. Unfortunately, mediocre viewing angles, plus a lack of colour vividness not ameliorated by the screen’s glossy coating, hold it back from being an overall winner. We do hope that matt displays make their way into more gaming machines as they currently seem to be doing in the consumer market (like on the Samsung Series 7). Still, with price once more in mind, this Medion’s screen falls firmly into the ‘good enough’ category.

Obviously, the graphics card is the single most important element of any gaming machine, and especially important on a laptop - where it’s difficult, if not impossible, to upgrade. However, let’s first check out the supporting cast, which in the case of the Erazer X6813 MD97762 is rather impressive.

Medion’s CPU of choice is an Intel ‘Sandy Bridge’ Core i7-2630QM. This quad-core processor is pretty much the default choice in 80 percent of gaming laptops, and with a maximum Turbo Frequency of 2.9GHz (1.7GHz default) and up to eight virtual cores, it will give plenty of performance for even the most intense workloads. It’s certainly adequate for any game out there.

It’s backed by a generous 8GB of RAM, again more than sufficient for gaming. Storage consists of a fast 7,200rpm, 750GB HDD, and though we would have loved to have seen an SSD in here, that isn’t a realistic expectation at the X6813 MD97762’s sub-£900 price point (you do get one in the £999 Erazer X6813 MD97833, though you only get half the RAM). Also, since the laptop has a 2.5in bay free in the review config, you can always add a cheap SSD yourself, with fast 64GB ones going for under £80 these days.

On the software front, meanwhile, the 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium is accompanied by a few interesting extras, with CyberLink’s PowerRecover being a standout. This allows for full backups and factory restoration, so getting a fresh, clean install will only take a few clicks.


October 5, 2011, 11:02 pm

This is an oem MSI GT683


October 6, 2011, 4:18 pm

What I'd love to see is a review of the Medion Erazer X6815 model. £699 for i7 2630 with 4Gb RAM, 640 hard drive and nvidia 555M.


October 6, 2011, 7:31 pm

We were actually most interested in getting in the £750 X6813 (MD97831), because trust me, the GTX 460M SIGNIFICANTLY outperforms a GT 555M. Well worth the £50 extra. Unfortunately the sample available was for the higher spec.


October 7, 2011, 5:36 pm

Thanks for that response. I wasn't aware of that model... hmmm and only an extra £50? I could probably slide that by the wife...


October 10, 2011, 6:50 pm

You're welcome.
That model really is the gaming-laptop bargain of the year :)


October 21, 2011, 3:31 pm

MD97762 is not on Medion website!


October 22, 2011, 4:54 pm

I'm a bit confused by their X6817 model. i7-2670QM processor, GTX560M, SSD + HDD, 8GB etc *BUT* they've ditched the bluray and full HD screen for a DVD drive and a 1366x768 screen. WTF? Why, Medion, why? Only answer is to make it even more specialised for gaming I guess, but it will assume an external monitor I think. Even 1400 or 1600 would have been welcome.


October 25, 2011, 1:30 am

Just a quick update - I've confirmed with Medion that there is no model with full HD and GTX560M, and they wouldn't be drawn on imminent additions. Woe is me.


October 25, 2011, 1:32 am

Oh and I might have to just bite the bullet and go to Novatech for a similar chassis with non-glossy full HD.


November 2, 2011, 6:56 pm

How can you give a recommendation for a product that does not exist?
Just as Medion have remove the MD97762, should you not amend your review?


March 21, 2012, 2:43 pm

Please proof read the article. This does not have a GTX640M gfx chip and is very misleading = not good.

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