Medion Erazer X6805 review

Bulky design leads to curious-looking device

Great Value

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Here is how the Medion Erazer X6805 fared in our suite of benchmark tests:

3DMark Sky Diver: 22,352; Fire Strike: 11,764; Time Spy: 3,732
Cinebench CPU: 830; Graphics: 97.25 fps
Geekbench 4 Single-Core: 4,599; Multi-Core: 14,978
PCMark 8 Home: 3,385
PCMark 8 Battery Life: 2 hours and 42 minutes
Battery Life (TechRadar movie test): 3 hours and 27 minutes
Middle Earth: Shadow of War: 105 fps; (1080p, Low): 57 fps (1080p, Ultra)
Total War: Warhammer II: 101 fps; (1080p, Low); 57 fps (1080p, Ultra) 

All this brings us nicely to the performance. And if we’re honest, it’s pretty good, as expected those 1080p game tests function solidly. 

CineBench scores into the high 800s, which is what we’d expect from a lower spec quad core processor, and single core performance punches in at an impressive 169, which is equivalent to a first gen Ryzen processor, or a Skylake Core i7. So, not too shabby then.

On top of that, you also net some super zippy PCIe SSD action for your OS, and an additional 1TB hard drive for all the games that loading-time isn’t a concern. Definitely bear that last point in mind, because it’s a 5400RPM drive, meaning it is slowww.

Gaming-wise, you can see from our tests that the Medion Erazer X6805 has enough power to almost reach 60 frames per second on Middle Earth: Shadow of War 1080p at ultra settings. This is impressive, as the game remains a graphically-intensive showcase.

Battery life

As you can see from our benchmarks, battery tests did well. Well, as well as you'd expect from a gaming laptop with powerful battery-guzzling components.

So, on our TechRadar battery life test, where we run a looped 1080p video at 50% brightness, the Medion Erazer X6805 lasted three hours and 27 minutes. So, enough for most films.

On the PCMark 8 battery test, which emulates day-to-day tasks such as web browsing, word processing and video calls, the Medion Erazer X6805 lastest a less impressive two hours and 42 minutes.

If we’re honest, the battery life doesn't matter that much, as the majority of the time you’re going to be plugging this little beauty in to get the most out of those long gaming sessions.


We went into this thinking that on the whole the Medion Erazer X6805 was a little underwhelming. That ugly chassis, the finger print attracting aluminium, the love it or loathe it keyboard, and the janky buttons didn’t really set us up with a good impression. 

But we’re spoilt with multi-thousand pound laptops and ultrabooks on a day-by-day basis. If you step away from all of that, and take a long hard look at the price and the competition available right now in the UK from Medion’s more mainstream competitors, the Erazer really is a fine machine.

OK, so it’s a got a few foibles, but on the whole it’s really hard to argue with the performance you get for the money. 

The value you’re getting here is impeccable. This is a well-rounded machine. If you think about it in terms of cars it might not be a Ferrari, but it's more like that little Nissan GT that costs 1/10th the price and beats it to the finish line. That’s exactly what this is: excellent value. If 1080p is your resolution of choice, and £900 is your budget, you can’t go wrong with this.