Notice: Coronavirus 21-day lockdown 27 March until 16 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 17 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.
Before we can log into your computer, you will need to send us the unique code that is generated by the support software; much like a bank OTP verification code. This code only allows the technician to access to your operating system and files, NOT to any of your online services (Facebook, Twitter, bank, etc.).
This service costs R200 per hour (usually more than enough time) or R840 for 3 hours, payable through EFT. You are welcome to call or whatsapp from early morning to early evening: 081 395 8776.27/03/2020
Please note: No delivery during the Coronavirus 21-day lockdown 27 March until 16 April.
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.19/03/2020
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 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
“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
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
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
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
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
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.
2020 is going to be an exciting year and we wish you all the very best of it.Read more…02/01/2020
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
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
The BLACK FRIDAY SALE 2019 is now on!
Get huge discounts on laptops, computers, hardware, gaming gear, flash drives and more! See all at Black Friday Sale.
Enjoy big mark downs on computer products from famous brand names such as Crucial, Dell, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Biostar and Sandisk.
A wide variety of gaming gear from the high-tech Shenzhen-based Xtrike-Me is also on sale. Here you’ll find attractive, well-priced gaming keyboards, gaming mouse, gaming mouse pads and headsets.Read more…27/11/2019
Get incredible savings now on SSDs, RAM, CPUs, motherboards, laptops and gaming PCs while stocks last.
Kid you not! These saving are incredible, with selected items marked down by thousands of Rands.
Save more than a thousand Rand on selected HP and Lenovo laptops. Save almost three thousand Rand on graphic cards. Save thousands of Rands on selected desktop computers.
It’s easy: for safe online shopping and speedy home delivery, point your browser now to the Essential IT Solutions Specials.Read more…23/10/2019