A good desktop computer at a good price

The challenges that COVID lockdowns and loadshedding brought resulted in at least one social synergy: bargain hunting.

We all are looking to save a Rand or two wherever we can, now more so than ever. And one of the ways to save is refurbished desktop computers and laptops because you get what you need at a reduced cost, often up to half of the original price.

This is particularly good news since so many of us now have to work or study from home and might need to either purchase a computer for the first time – perhaps having previously only used the computer at the office – or need to upgrade that old home computer.

HP Tiny series desktop computers
HP Tiny series desktop computers

What are refurbished computers?

What are “refurbished” computers? They are computers – or laptops – that was in use at corporations and was replaced by newer models. This does not mean they are slow. In fact, you’ll notice on the Refurbished Desktops page that these usually are 6th (launched in 2015), 7th (2017) and 8th generation Intel-powered computers with ample processing power and ample RAM for home and office use.

Many of the refurb computers are demo models that still are covered under manufacturers warranty.

Note that all our refurb computes and laptops are loaded with licensed Windows 10 operating system and all carry a warranty. And all are property cleaned with chemicals designed for electronic items.

Refurbished desktop computers

You will likely know the computer requirements for your home and/or office use but if you are not sure, feel free to call or whatsapp or Telegram Essential IT Solutions on 081 395 8776.

As mentioned, these refurb computers have ample processing power, random access memory (RAM) and hard drive space. So often the final purchase decision is based on the budget.

Here are examples of the refurb computer we have in stock at this time of writing. (We almost always do have refurb computers and laptops in stock but due to availability they will vary in brand and specifications, so please bookmark the Refurbished Computers link.)

Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT Series Refurbished Desktop

Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT Series Refurbished Desktop

– Intel Core i3-6100 CPU 3.7Ghz
– 4GB DDR3 RAM
– 500GB Hard Drive
–  DVDRW
– 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet
– HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA USB 3.0, USB 2.0
– Dell Wired Keyboard & Mouse Included
– Windows 10 Professional
– Refurbished
– 6 Months Warranty
– Price: R4 899

LENOVO M93P Series Refurbished Desktop

LENOVO M93P Series Refurbished Desktop

– Intel Core i7-4770 @ 3.4GHZ SOCKET 1150 4th generation Intel
– 8 GB DDR3 1600MHZ RAM
– 500 GIG SATA HDD
– DVDRW SATA
– Windows 10 Professional
– 6 Months Warranty
– Price: R4 999

HP Tiny series refurb desktop computers

If desk space is of concern or if you simply prefer the tiny factor desktop computers, consider the small but powerful HP ProDesk 400 Tiny or the HP EliteDesk 800 Tiny. They’re so small they can almost fit in your hand yet are feature-packed.

HP ProDesk 400 G4 Tiny Refurb Desktop PC

HP ProDesk 400 G4 Tiny Desktop PC

– Intel Core i3-8100T CPU
– 8GB DDR4 RAM
– 28GB M.2 NVMe SSD
– Windows 10 Professional
– Refurbished
– HP Warranty until 12 Sept 2021
– Price: R5 799

HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Tiny Refurb Desktop PC

HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Refurbished Tiny Desktop

– Intel Core i5-8500T 2.10GHz CPU
– 8GB DDR4 RAM
– 500GB HDD
– USB 3.0, USB Type-C
– Display Port
– Intel UHD Graphics 630 Graphics
– Windows 10 Professional
– Refurbished
– HP Warranty until 7 Nov 2022
– Price: R7 699

Add a big monitor

Whether you buy a full size computer or a tiny computer, the bigger your monitor the more efficient your work flow will be, especially if you work on graphics or data sheets.

We have a number of computer monitors on offer but we’d like to bring your attention to the new LG 24MK400H 24″ full HD screen. Note, this is categorized by LG as a 24-inch but the actual display size is 23.5″ or 59.8 cm.

This is a flicker safe, anti-glare, high definition big monitor with 1920 x 1080 resolution display at 75Hz, featuring Dynamic Action Sync and Radeon FreeSync. Colour depth is 16.7 million.

The monitor can be wall mounted and can be tilted.

Connectivity is via HDMI or D-Sub ports and it also has a headphones jack.

Price: R2 099

LG 24MK400H 24" FULL HD (1920X1080) 60HZ 16:9 TN DESKTOP MONITOR

Nationwide shipping

Shopping online with Essential IT Solutions is secure and easy. We ship nationwide. If you’re in the Helderberg area, we’ll deliver free.

Date: 18 Jan 2021