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Smartwatches festive season sale

Jingle bells, red-nosed reindeer, magic dust, extra pudding and all the other niceties to remind us of the reason for the season. Including the much anticipated Xmas specials, of course.

We have gadgets galore, gaming gear and many other items that are ideal to stuff the stockings with. Whether it is for your partner, your kids or a friend – or for yourself – you’ll find it on the Essential IT Solutions online shop. Read more…


Cyber Monday at Essential IT Solutions

Point your browser right now for the best Cyber Monday specials at Essential IT Solutions. There are deep discounts on gaming hardware, gaming gear and other computer items and smart devices.

This sale will get your heart racing so it’s perhaps best to start with the H30 smart wrist band that features a heart rate monitor. It also has a calories calculator, pedometer, run record, sleep monitor, Bluetooth, call alert and OLED touch screen. It’s yours today for only R499. Read more…


Black Friday Super Deals

Essential IT Solutions Black Friday deals

The BIG Black Friday Super Deals sale is packed with massive discounts. Point your browser to the Black Friday sales page – you’ll find the prices slashed on motherboards, gaming chassis, game controllers, SSD, Ryzen gaming computers, laptops and quad copters.

The Black Friday price on an 8GB Sandisk flash drive is only R69; the 16GB flash drive is only R79. Save R110 on the 550W CMI PC power supply – the price is down to only R489.

Need a new ADSL router? Today is the day to get one. The Black Friday price on the TP-Link TD-W9861N has been slashed by R200 down to only R399. The Black Friday price on the TP-Link TL-WR940N Advanced Wireless N Router is only R439! Read more…


Flash Sale November – Free GT08 smartwatch

Flash Sale! Buy the refurbished Asus S400C or Dell Latitude E5430 i5 laptop at a discounted price AND receive a GT08 smartwatch FREE.

The Asus and Dell laptops have been marked down by hundreds of Rands! Both feature i5 CPUs, 4GB RAM, Windows 10 and come with a 6-months warranty. Add the Android-based GT08 smartwatch, to the value of R599, and you’ve got yourself big bargains. Read more…


Essential SFF, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Desktop PC

Essential SFF Intel J3455M, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD Desktop PC

The first thing we ask customers who inquire about a computer is, “What do you want to use it for?” And then we suggest the best solution for the task at hand.

Business owners would often request the latest, greatest hardware – perhaps because it has been suggested or they saw it in an ad – but when we point out further important issues such as energy use, capacitor design and spike protection, the practical technical value comes to the fore. Read more…


Great savings on Dell and Asus refurbished laptops

Asus S400C 14-inch refurbished

When that new, fully-loaded i7 laptop is just a bit beyond the budget, don’t despair because the heavily discounted price of a refurbished i7 laptop will pop it right back into reach.

Look at the specs: i7 CPU, 2GB Radeon R5 GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB Solid State Drive, 15.6″ HD LED screen.

Price? Only R7 999! That’s a massive saving of up to R5 000. And along with that saving comes Windows 10 Pro and a solid 6-months warranty. Read more…


AMD Ryzen vs Intel Coffee Lake

The AMD Ryzen range has taken the world by storm – in some markets even overtaking Intel sales for the first time in a decade – spurred on by reviewer praise and benchmark results.

In particular, the Ryzen Threadripper CPUs have become the darling of the moment, with the monster 16-core Threadripper 1950X being crowned as the world’s fastest desktop processor. Read more…


Socket AM4 motherboards ready for Ryzen

MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium AMD Ryzen Socket AM4 ATX

By now you would have done the comparisons, read the reviews, checked the specs, and crunched the numbers. If you’ve finally decided that AMD Ryzen is the way forward for you, please allow us to suggest the appropriate AM4 motherboard.

If TL;DR is your favourite quote, quickly give us 60 beautiful blue notes and we’ll immediate send you the MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium mobo. Done. Read more…


HP Z8 – world’s most powerful workstation

HP Z8 workstation

HP Z8: Dual Intel Xeon CPUs with up to 56 processing cores, 24 x RAM slots take up to 3 terabytes of RAM, 3 x Nvidia Quadro P6000 graphics cards, dual 1GbE Ports, 9 x PCIe slots, 10 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C ports, and up to 48 terabytes of storage.

Built for simulation, 3D analysis, and 8K video editing and playback on the fly, you can open a complete project in separate tabs while editing at full speed. And, yes, the Z8 is VR Ready. Read more…


Sparkfox Madcatz FightPad Pro gamepad for PlayStation

Sparkfox, the game peripheral producer, was established in 2010 by a group of professional gamers. They thought that six action buttons on a gamepad are great, but sometimes a fast gamer needs a couple more and built two more buttons plus a utility switch into their Madcatz Streetfighter FightPad Pro.

With the utility switch you can create different configurations of trigger and shoulder button functionality. This frees you to focus on character control with your left hand, and easily access all eight action buttons with your right. Read more…


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