Essential IT Solutions

Save with refurbished computers and laptops

You can save hundreds – even thousands – of Rand when purchasing a refurbished computer or laptop.

Our refurbished computers and laptops carry a no-nonsense 6-months warranty for your peace of mind.

Compared to the price of a similar new item, a refurbished item gives exactly the same features and benefits at a huge discount, giving you an incredible deal. Spend the saving on upgrades of your choice, spend it on another item that you had your eye on, or simply enjoy the saving.

Read more…15/05/2019

Exciting new deals

Head over to the Essential IT Solutions SPECIALS page and you’ll see exciting new deals on graphics cards, laptops, monitors and keyboard-and-mouse gaming combos.

These new deal offers are on new and refurbished items, all covered with either a manufacturer or supplier warranty. Here you’ll find just the bargain you’ve been waiting for.

Read more…29/04/2019

Sapphire RX580 Nitro+ 8GB GDDR5 graphics card

Sapphire RX580 Nitro+ 8GB GDDR5 graphics card

Polaris 20 XTX graphics processor, 2304 cores, 144 TMUS, 32 ROPS, 8GB DDR5 memory type, 256GB/s bandwidth, 14nm process size, 5700 million transistors.

Here’s more: 45.15 GPixel/s pixel rate, 203.4 GTexel/s texture rate, 6.502 TFLOPS FP32 float performance, incredible VR, 1411MHz boost clock, 2 x DisplayPort, 2 x HDMI, 1 x DVI-D.

Read more…25/04/2019

Most laptops vulnerable to attack via peripheral devices, say researchers

Many modern laptops and an increasing number of desktop computers are much more vulnerable to hacking through common plug-in devices than previously thought, according to new research.

The research, presented at the Network and Distributed Systems Security Symposium in San Diego, USA, shows that attackers can compromise an unattended machine in a matter of seconds through devices such as chargers and docking stations.

Vulnerabilities were found in computers with Thunderbolt ports running Windows, macOS, Linux and FreeBSD. Many modern laptops and an increasing number of desktops are susceptible.

Read more…23/03/2019

Month of Love Sale

Don’t you just love it when the computer gadget you had your eye on goes on sale?

February being the month of love we spread some on selected items. Save between R800 and R1000 on laptops, HP Pro computers, gaming keyboards and other items.

This also is a good time to invest in an Uninterrupted Power Supply to ensure you can save your data during load shedding.

Read more…16/02/2019

Full steam ahead – Let’s talk Privacy and Security

It’s full steam ahead! Computers are getting even faster, software is getting even more clever and video games are getting even more challenging.

AMD is launching new Ryzen CPUs and new GPUs, with Intel expected to follow suit. LG and Samsung are launching awesome new monitors made for gaming. A host of new smartphones and cameras have been announced.

The one thing they have in common is the drive toward interconnectivity. They talk to each other. Fewer wires, more wireless.

Read more…07/01/2019

Happy New Year 2019

From all of us at Essential IT Solutions here’s wishing you and yours an absolutely fabulous 2019.

In the words of the ABBA song “Happy new year” –

Happy New Year
Happy New Year
May we all have a vision now and then
Of a world where every neighbor is a friend
Happy New Year
Happy New Year

Read more…01/01/2019

Christmas gifts and gadgets

Christmas 2018 is upon us! We trust that under your Christmas tree you’ll find the gift you were hoping for.

Still shopping for Christmas gifts and gadgets? Head down to Essential IT Solutions on 89 George Street, Strand, Cape Town for some very special specials.

You can also order on our online shop and collect.

Read more…23/12/2018

Essential IT Solutions Festive Specials

The best time of the year! Great weather, good food, lots of end-year parties, holiday, Christmas and, of course, festive specials.

But before you start shopping for family and friends how about shopping for yourself first? After all, this year had some great new game releases and you deserve having your computer beefed up a bit.

At Essential IT Solutions you’ll find gaming motherboards, graphics cards, CPUs, chassis, big Full HD monitors and hard drives (SATA and SSD) as part of our Festive Specials promotion. Go on, treat yourself 🙂

Read more…11/12/2018

Black Friday Specials

Black Friday 23 November 2018. Massive sale! Big, big discounts! Get in early: point your browser to Essential IT Solutions Black Friday Specials.

What’s on sale? Too many to mention here! There are price drops on solid state hard drives, gaming cases, gaming mouse and keyboards, processors, graphics cards, motherboards, ink cartridges, and more.

All discounted items are marked with the BLACK FRIDAY label. Simply add them to cart and follow the easy and secure checkout steps; you’ll have your bargains delivered to your door within 2 to 3 working days.

Or, better still, if you’re in the Somerset West area, drop in at Essential IT Solutions, 89 George Street, Strand, 7140 and get your bargain buy on the spot. Read more…


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