Essential IT Solutions

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.


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.

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

FREE Delivery in Helderberg Area

Please note: Limited delivery during the Coronavirus lockdown period. Please call before paying for your order.

Orders of value of R250 or more can be delivered FREE in the Helderberg area; the fee for local delivery of items costing less than R250 is only R30.

For other areas, we ship nationwide door-to-door or Postnet-to-Postnet. See today’s Specials.


Watch out for these email and mobile messaging spam and phishing scams

Almost 300 billion emails are sent per day to the world’s 4 billion email users. The shocking part is that about 55% of those emails are spam and phishing messages.

Spam is unsolicited email or massaging texts; messages that you did not sign up for and do not want in your inbox. They often also contain phishing and malware that could steal your personal data, attempt to steal your logins and passwords and, in the case of ransomware, lock access to your own computer.

Phishing is when someone uses fake emails or texts that lures you to click on a link to get you to share valuable personal information such as logins, passwords or account numbers. Typically, a phishing email will request you to click on a link to update or verify your personal or account information.

Read more…18/03/2020

Need to save on your next computer or laptop purchase?

Need to save lots of money on your computer or laptop purchase? The easiest way is to get a refurbished computer or laptop.

For instance, take a look at one of our best deals, the HP 290 G2 MT desktop PC for only R6 699. You get 8th Generation Intel performance at a lower price than when buying new. 

It features the Intel Core i3-8100 3.60GHz CPU with integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630, 4GB DDR4 RAM, 500GB HDD, USB 3.0 ports, HDMI and VGA port, Serial port, SD Card Reader and is licensed with Windows 10 Pro.

Read more…28/02/2020

Coronavirus causes delayed deliveries and price increases

“Global trade, with its heavy emphasis on Chinese manufacturing, has been rocked these past weeks by a reduced Chinese labor force and business closures caused by the coronavirus.”

There is reduced air freight and thus courier capacity, global mail slowdown and a delay in shipping as countries around the world had put stringent measures in place at harbours and airports.

While there is still a fair amount of stock available on computer-related items in South Africa, the effects of the Coronavirus on product availability in South Africa are creeping in. Unfortunately, there also is a negative impact on product pricing.

Read more…18/02/2020

Valentine’s Day computer-related gift ideas

Are you a computer keyboard? Because you’re my type.

Is your name WiFi? Because I feel a connection.

I may think in binary, but you’re the only 1.

Your beauty rivals the graphics of Call of Duty.

Happy Valentine’s Day for 14th February! It is meant to be a happy day for partners. Start it with a smile. And if you are looking for computer-related Valentine’s Day gift ideas, you’ve come to the right place.

Read more…12/02/2020

Win a Crucial 480GB SSD or 500GB M.2 SSD easily

A Solid State Drive (SSD) is on everyone’s wish list for the simple reason that it is VERY FAST, uses less CPU power than a standard disc driven hard drive, uses less electricity and is super silent.

Now you can win a Crucial BX500 2.5″ 480GB SSD or a Crucial MX500 M.2 2280DS 500GB SSD (valued at R1 499) simply by spending R250 or more at Essential IT Solutions in-store or online.

Our shop address: 89 George Street, Strand, 7140, South Africa. We are open until 17h00 every weekday and until 12h45 on Saturdays. See more About us and/or whatsapp now on 081 395 8776.

Read more…28/01/2020

AMD Ryzen Gaming Computers

We’re back to school, back to university and/or back to work. But on weekends we’re Back to Gaming!

You work hard so you play hard. Actually, that’s so obvious it hardly needs mentioning.

An AMD gaming computer is what you need right now. Actually, that is also so obvious but nice to mention 🙂

Essential IT Solutions has two AMD gaming computers on offer: an AMD Ryzen 5 and an AMD Ryzen 7 rig.

Read more…24/01/2020

#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.

Read more…23/01/2020

Wishing you all of the very best for 2020

We saw some great computer related launches in 2019 – particularly from AMD – and 2020 promises to deliver ever more.

Expect even faster AMD processors and graphics cards, the new Intel Ice Lake processor range for desktops (the Ice lake laptop CPUs were launched late last year), faster storage technology (for SSD and other memory devices), super-sharp 4K and 8K screens, a host of new innovations in smart home connectivity and wellness products and, perhaps, the introduction of 5G technology.

Essential IT Solutions will be offering all the latest technology but, as always, you will still find incredible bargains on demo and refurbished computers and laptops.

2020 is going to be an exciting year and we wish you all the very best of it.

Read more…02/01/2020

Year-End Savings

Here at Essential IT Solutions we ring out the old year with a Year-End Savings sale.

Speed it up! With a Solid State Drive.

A Solid State Drive reads and writes data 5.5x faster than a normal hard drive. That’s a huge performance increase for a relatively small investment.

Come grab yourself one of the last-in-stock internal SSDs that is now on sale. Choose between the Adata 3D Ultimate 120GB SSD, Apacer AS350 Panther 120GB SSD, Crucial BX500 240GB SSD or the Seagate ZA500CM10002 Barracuda 500GB SSD.

Read more…30/12/2019

Festive Season Sale – great gifts at very good prices

It is Christmas time! Time to be jolly. Time to share the joy of the season!

What is the best gift to put under the Christmas tree? Is it for a friend or a family member? We have a lot of ideas (see below for more great gift ideas) but let’s start with something that almost everyone always needs. A memory card for a mobile phone or a flash drive. You can never have enough of any of those.

With prices starting from as low as R54 for an 8GB card, expanding a mobile phone storage capacity with a flash memory card has never been more affordable.

Read more…18/12/2019

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