Essential IT Solutions

ALT Key Code Shortcuts and How To Make Symbols With Keyboard

It is easy to make a letter with an acute, tilde or umlaut accent using the ALT key shortcuts on your keyboard. Here is a list of the most used international ALT code accents.

Remember to keep the ALT key down while you type the number.

There are quite a few of them so it is best to bookmark this page (CTRL D) or copy and paste the shortcuts.  Read more…

13/08/2013

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.

Read more…18/01/2021

Remote computer technical support

Worried about COVID when leaving home or the office? You don’t have to leave your office or home to get computer technical support on your computer or laptop. Essential IT Solutions provides remote computer support through either the AnyDesk or TeamViewer platforms.

Both are highly secure; your personal data or sensitive business data will not be exposed; these platforms allow only you to share the sections on your computer which you want to allow access to.

Read more…15/01/2021

Happy, Happy New Year 2021

Happy, happy New Year!
We wish you all the best,
Great work to reach your fondest goals,
And when you’re done, sweet rest.

We hope for your fulfillment,
Contentment, peace and more,
A brighter, better new year than
You’ve ever had before.

All of us at Essential IT Solutions wish you a happy, happy new year.

Read more…31/12/2020

Festive Season Deals 2020

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Lots of fun for everyone… 🙂

When you start hearing Jingle Bells over the radio and in the shopping malls it just brings on a smile, doesn’t it? Although the song has no original connection to Christmas, which is not mentioned in the lyrics, it certainly announces that very special time of the year when the world seem to be a little bit more at peace and there is an air of excitement in the neighbourhood.

This year, because of COVID-19 restrictions, you won’t be allowed to jump onto Father Xmas’s lap to whisper to him which new gaming gear items or CPU or graphics card you wish to have. But we’ll gladly step in for him and have your dream Xmas gift delivered to your door.

Read more…11/12/2020

Black Friday Sale 2020

Black Friday Sale 2020. It’s a BIG one! Loads of bargains and lots to choose from. Point your browser now to Black Friday Sale.

Check the Gaming Gear items that are on sale: gaming keyboards, gaming mouse, gaming keyboard-and-mouse combos and big gaming mouse pads. And to go with that, also see the PC speakers on specials.

Yes, let’s make some beautiful noise. Rocka and Volkano Bluetooth speakers are the Black Friday Sale list too. These are well-built products that also make ideal gifts.

Read more…20/11/2020

Now on sale at Essential IT Solutions

Time is running like a high-speed train toward the end of the year. And what a year 2020 has been thus far! Never a dull moment!

The Corona virus lockdown had a huge impact on our wallets. In our store, we’ve noticed the increased interested in refurbished and demo computers and laptops – nothing wrong with that; most are as good as new and are covered by warranty – and bargain hunting on components and peripherals.

We’re doing our best to source PC and laptop demo models and while we may be struggling to keep up with demand, the latest offers will always appear first on our Facebook and Twitter timelines and in our newsletter (sign up here) and then added to our online Promotions page.

Read more…16/10/2020

Keeping my internet connection on the boil with 12V

My house has more than its fair share of inverters and 100 a/h batteries lurking around but using such devices to keep my fibre connection (ONT fibre box and modem) operating during Eskom shutdowns was something of an overkill, especially as the internet equipment lives in the kitchen.

So, I bought an 850va UPS device to keep the internet alive but aside from the fact that such equipment is not meant to run for long periods, it turned out that this machine could not quite manage to stay alive (phone system was also connected) for the usual 2 hour blackout which meant a loss of connectivity.

Read more…22/09/2020

Essential IT refurb laptops Spring deals

A question we get asked often is “Hey, when are you getting in more of those refurb laptop bargains?”

We have them now! Point your browser to the Refurbished Laptops category to get one while stocks last.

Just in – as you can see on the below leaflet – are Asus F54 series, HP 15 series and Dell Inspiron and Dell Latitude laptops, with processors ranging from i3 up to i7, plus some powered by AMD APUs.

Read more…08/09/2020

Computer plus screen power promotion

What is better than a good computer? Answer: a good computer plus a big screen!

The bigger the screen, the more likely your work efficiency will increase.

A bigger screen is ideal for when working on spreadsheets, especially when you need more than one spreadsheet open at a time and particularly if you deal with lots of columns in each of those spreadsheets.

Almost needless to mention, a bigger computer screen also is ideal for editing videos or photo collages.

But since all work and no play makes for a dull day, obviously a bigger screen is so better for watching videos and, of course, playing games.

Read more…24/08/2020

Refurbished laptops and desktops in stock now

A new batch of as-good-as-new refurbished and demo laptops and desktops – all with warranties – are now in stock.

They are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Thus, to grab one of these bargains, point your browser now to the Promotions category.

All the laptops and desktops feature excellent specifications at a price that is up to half of the original cost. And, as mentioned, they all carry a warranty.

You also have the option to take it on monthly credit through mobicred. We also except RCS payments. Or, split it on your card.

Read more…27/07/2020

Acer, Asus, HP, Lenovo demo and refurb laptops on sale

Acer, Asus, HP and Lenovo demo and refurb laptops are now on sale at Essential IT Solutions. Also available are Toshiba Satellite Pro R50 laptops and a selection of Dell and HP desktop computers.

These demo and refurb laptops and computers offer huge discounts over the new items; some are less than half the price of the new unit yet the demo or refurb might only be a few months old. These are real bargains.

All the laptops and computers are as good as new and covered by a six months warranty. Some computers are still covered under vendor warranty until 2022.

Read more…09/07/2020

We are open – Save BIG with Refurbished Laptops and Desktops

The coronavirus lockdown period is very frustrating for some and not too bad for others. In the latter, particularly for those who can work from home.

Or if one still got paid a salary while having to stay at home and, at the same time, could spend the entire lockdown period on online games and chat. Well, that is not too bad, is it?

Even so, we humans are herd animals. After a few weeks of isolation we start to miss our family, friends and colleagues. Don’t you want to get back to work or back to study?

Read more…26/05/2020

Open for business – deliveries available

Essential IT Solutions is OPEN for business during Lockdown Level 4 and we are able to arrange delivery on all essential items.

We are taking utmost care to adhere to the COVID-19 restrictions and request that you do the same when visiting the store: please wear a mask and keep social distancing.

We have a permit to arrange delivery and ensure that items are disinfected and sealed well.

If you need more information on which products are for sale during this time, do not hesitate to call on 021 853 4790 or whatsapp 081 395 8776.

01/05/2020

Coronavirus 21-day lockdown

Notice: Coronavirus 21-day lockdown 27 March until 30 April.

The Essential IT Solutions store is closed. Our online shop is operational but please note that we will not be able to deliver any products until after 30 April.

Remote Desktop support available

If you need technical support for your computer or laptop during the Coronavirus lockdown period, please call or whatsapp 081 395 8776 or book directly. Learn more on the Technical Support page.

We use AnyDesk and other trusted remote desktop support software to – with your permission – log into your computer or laptop to fix technical problems, network issues or clear viruses. The technician does not visit your premises; you will safe at your place while the technician will work from his place. You will be able to follow all the steps on your screen.

Read more…27/03/2020

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