Essential IT Solutions

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.


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

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