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Tesco Partners With German Medion on £600 Bluray Power PC

German PC manufacturer Medion has enlisted Tesco as another high profile supermarket retailer as it releases the first £600 Blu Ray PC in the UK.

Medion, who provides computers to discount supermarkets Aldi and Lidl, is selling the Akoya PC36888 - a chubby home entertainment PC - with a Blu-ray drive which costs around £500 alone.

The rest of the computer's specification is not that bad: It runs with an Intel Quad core processor, 3GB memory, 1TB hard disk drive and a Geforce 9300GS graphic card.

If that was not enough, Medion managed to throw in a Hybrid TV Tuner, a card reader and Windows Vista Home Premium plus a combination of trialware and other Microsoft applications.

The PC will be available for sale at Tesco Direct Online, Tesco extra and Tesco Homeplus stores across the country.

Mind you though, you might swap the PC for a Blu-ray Enabled laptop at PC World (The Dell 1525) and still get some change left.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.