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AMD Ryzen 5

Introducing the new AMD Ryzen 5 CPU’s, which will launch on April 11, 2017. AMD said that it will ship the Ryzen 5 processors on April 11, the same day it will begin accepting its first orders for the chip.

Here are the four members of the Ryzen 5 family:

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08/04/2017

Feb Fab Specials

January was interesting and challenging. The year started off with great cricket – the Proteas on a winning streak against Sri Lanka in the ODI series. There were interesting moments in politics: De Lille left the DA, Gordan vs Zupta saga, ANC infighting. The best news, however, is that a good spell of rain brought some relive to the Western Cape drought.

Thanks for the memories January, hello February. It’s still summer. Fewer working days. Valentine’s Day. February is a fabulous month. A good time to throw out the old and bring in the new.

We’re talking computers, of course. If you’ve been thinking about getting a new gadgets and computer for a while, right now is a good time. We have a few suggestions – Read more…

31/01/2017

Gadgets and gaming goodies now on sale

Children are back at school, you’re back at work, there are new things to learn and new targets set. But, as the saying goes, “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”

We have gadgets and gaming goodies that should keep you entertained for as long as you like. The A88X Crossblade Ranger and A10-7700K make a good combination. The 1 terabyte Western Digital gives you ample storage space for only R799. And there’s more. But let’s start with a full HD car dash cam for a mere R499. Read more…

23/01/2017

Kids Q50 GPS Tracking Watch

Your biggest investment, your greatest joy and sometimes your greatest worry: your kids!

Wouldn’t it be nice to know that they have arrived at school safely? In fact, wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly where they are every minute of the day?

Introducing the Q50 GPS Tracking Smart Watch for children. It features accurate real-time tracking, SOS button, Geo-fencing to set up a safe movement area for your child and a take-off alarm which will notify you if the watch is removed.

The notification features are available because of the built-in smartphone technology, meaning the watch can also make calls to pre-set numbers and receive phone calls from any number. Of course, it also tells the time and, furthermore, it is cute. Read more…

18/01/2017

Fresh New Year’s Deals On Graphics Cards

As the title says: Fresh New Year’s Deals On Graphics Cards!

On offer are the Asus GeForce GT 610 1GB GDDR3, Asus AMD Radeon HD 5450 2GB, Asus AMD Radeon R7 240 2GB, Asus NVidia GeForce GT 730 2GB and the MSI Radeon RX 460 2GB DDR5.

These graphics cards have all been marked down to the max. Prices are as reflected on the images below; simply click the pic and you’ll be taken directly to the product online page. Read more…

05/01/2017

InWin Open Frame and Mid Tower Gaming Chassis

InWin has been making waves with their open frame gaming cases. The open design provides ultimate cooling while the effect from the case fans and component LED lights makes a spectacular sight. These are impressive-looking designs.

In not all just show either; the open frames are solid. The D-Frame model is made with steel tubing that is entirely crafted and bent by human hands. “TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding is used to reinforced stability, and unique electrode position, which creates an ultra-smooth finish.” Read more…

05/01/2017

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

From all of us at Essential IT Solutions, here’s wishing you a very happy and prosperous 2017!

Please note that our store will be closed on New Year’s Day but we’ll be trading on 2 January 2017 from 09h00 – 12h45. From 3 January the normal trading hours are:

Monday to Friday 09h00 – 17h45
Saturdays: 9h00 – 12h45
Sundays: Closed
Public Holidays: 09h00 – 12h45

Our online shop is 24/7/366 (2016 is a Leap Year!).

31/12/2016

Gift ideas for Christmas 2016

‘Tis the season to be jolly and to bring joy. Giving gifts is as much fun as receiving gifts.

What to give? Well, we have a few suggestions –

Let’s start with mobile phone accessories. Consider a power bank, Wave cover, phone pouch, screen guard, mobile phone mounting kit for mountain bikes or – everyone’s favourite – a selfie stick. Read more…

18/12/2016

More storage space on and through your phone

The computer that guided the Apollo 11 to the moon had a read-only storage capacity of 32 kilobytes and a memory of only 2 kilobytes. In 1984, the Commodore 64 computer had, as its name reflected, a memory capacity of 64 kilobytes. The first hard drive that Apple produced had a storage capacity of 5 megabyte. Today, your phone is not only many times faster than any of those but it also has much more storage capacity.

Even so, while mobile phones are getting smarter and faster their storage capacity has limitations, simply due to the compactness of the design. And you still need lots and lots more space for pictures and music and videos, don’t you? Here’s how you can have it – Read more…

08/12/2016

Great savings on HP Laptops and Office packages

The G5 models are the latest release in the popular HP 250 series laptops. To quote the official HP site, “the HP 250 G5 boasts a new look business chassis” and “if you are looking for a budget laptop computer with enough performance for your small business, look at the new HP 250 G5.”

Prices start from only R4 899 for the HP 250 G5 Intel Celeron N3060. The HP 250 G5 i5 6200U with 4GB 2133MHz DDR4 RAM is available at only R9 399. And then there also are the i3 and i5 DDR3 models. Read more…

01/12/2016

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