#BacktoSchool #BacktoBusiness computers

It is #BacktoSchool and #BacktoBusiness time! Hope you had a great holiday season and is ready for all that school, university or business life throws at you.

This time of the year – we have found – is when people rush around looking for a computer to crunch the anticipated information avalanches and new challenges.

And then there’s the budget! With a long academic and business year ahead every cent has to be counted twice; spend wisely and you have to spend only once.

Credit available

Talking of budget, please keep in mind that any of these offers are available on mobicred revolving credit (mobicred conditions apply).

#BacktoSchool computer

We highly recommend the refurbished HP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF desktop computer for crunching the numbers you’ll find in your new school or university year.

It features the Intel Core i5-3470 CPU, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Windows 7/10 Pro and comes with a 6 months warranty. It also comes with a GoFreeTech wireless keyboard and mouse combo PLUS a 23.8-inch AOC 24E1H Full HD monitor that carries a long 4-year warranty. All for only R4 999 (or R465 per month on mobicred).

HP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF with 21.5-inch monitor

This computer, with the same features and wireless keyboard and mouse, is also available with a 21.5-inch AOC 22E1H monitor (instead of the 23.8-inch monitor) for R4 499.

HP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF with 18.5-inch monitor

If that is still a bit tight on your budget you can have the same computer with a 18.5-inch AOC E970SWN monitor at only R3 799.


The above mentioned HP Compaq computer systems are ideal for office use as well. The Intel Core i5 CPU is powerful enough to process large amounts of data.

Choosing a screen size depends on a number of things: what type of work is being processed, how many monitors are used per workstation, how much desk space is available?

Those who work with spreadsheets or do engineering or graphic design would most likely prefer to use a very large monitor on which the work can be split on the screen or use 2 monitors.

If you prefer to use 2 monitors, we offer the mentioned HP Compaq computer with 2 x 21.5-inch AOC 22E1H monitor for R6 199.

Dual-monitor efficiency

There are lots of research done on the efficiency of using two or more monitor, the most oft quoted is the research done by the University of Utah.

Quoting from business.com

It takes about 1.5 seconds to move your mouse and click to switch between documents. After double clicking, the average delay time for the next document to open is 0.5 seconds, totally in about 2 seconds. If you need five numbers from each source document for your report, a second monitor would save you 66 seconds each time you compile your weekly report.

And putting it into financial value –

According to the University of Utah, a second monitor can save each employee 2.5 hours each day if they use it for all of their tasks. If you have 30 employees, a second monitor saves you 75 hours a day, 375 hours a week, 1650 hours a month, and 18,825 hours a year. Even if you’re paying these employees a minimum wage of $7.25, which you’re most likely not, you’re still saving at least $136,481.25 a year.

Buy now!

Remember, if you don’t want tomorrow to be same as today you, if you want a better tomorrow, you will have to act today.

Essential IT Solutions has (limited) stock today, ready and waiting for you.

Date: 23 Jan 2020