A home computer doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here’s a range of affordable options – all for under R6 000.
Need a computer in your bag or on your desk? A powerful, capable laptop could easily be yours, for less than R6 000, and with an RCS Personal Loan the cash will be in your account within 24 hours. Here’s a look at your options.
DELL INTEL CELERON
This compact, portable notebook is as capable as a bigger desktop computer. It runs on the Windows 10 operating system, and has a speedy N3050 processor with a 2M cache and processing power of up to 2.16 GHz (that’s geekspeak for “It’s fast!”). Add in a DVD drive, three USB ports and an SD card slot, and you have proof of the truth that dynamite comes in small packages.
GET IT: R4 999, DionWired
LENOVO 15.6" IDEAPAD 110 INTEL CORE I3
Windows 10? Check. Kensington MiniSaver lock? Check. 2.30 GHz processor? Check. 4GB RAM? Check. The specs alone make this compact laptop a great buy… but the real deal-maker here is the blend of hardware security, software versatility and processing power dependability. You’re basically getting everything you need, and nothing you don’t.
GET IT: R5 999, Makro
ACER ASPIRE NOTEBOOK ES1 571 3556U
Again, it’s easy to get caught up in (or confused by) all the numbers and letters and specifications. And while those are obviously key to any computer purchase, with this notebook computer it’s less about what you can measure, and more about what you can feel: eye-soothing, reduced-blue-light screen glare, low-stress Windows 10 Home capability, comfortably spaced keys and a quiet typing experience.
GET IT: R5 999, Incredible Connection
HP 15.6" INTEL CELERON NOTEBOOK 15-AY032
Hard drive storage space is an important feature on any computer – and it’s especially important when you’re using a take-anywhere laptop. This HP unit (again powered by Windows 10) has 500GB of hard drive space, which makes it great for business meetings, study notes and – thanks to the 15.6'' HD LED screen and Intel HD 400 graphics card – watching movies or video clips!
GET IT: R5 499, Game
PACKARD BELL EASYNOTE ENTE69AP NOTEBOOK
As an Acer sub-brand, Packard Bell does low-cost, entry-level computers… and it does them well, delivering capable compact notebooks like this one. It’s not hugely fast (though it does try, with its Celeron N3350 CPU), but it’ll comfortably handle your web browsing, word processing and DVD watching. And what more do you really need?
GET IT: R4 999, Hi Online
ASUS INTEL CELERON N3050 NOTEBOOK
Designed for entertainment and productivity, this potent notebook boasts a Type-C USB port, which lets you transfer a 2GB file (like, say, a movie) to a USB drive in less than two seconds. It punches far above its weight, also boasting the superb sound of the SonicMaster audio system.
GET IT: R4 299.90, HiFi Corp
HP SLIMLINE DESKTOP CEL-J3060
In among all those laptops and notebooks, don’t forget the desktop option. For the price of a notebook you’ll get an Intel Celeron J3060 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 500 GB Serial ATA hard drive and an Intel HD 400 graphics card. To decode the tech talk, that all adds up to solid home PC in a slimline casing. You’ll still need to buy the monitor, mouse, keyboard and cables… but your RCS Loan is here to help with that too.
GET IT: R4 999, Incredible Connection
GET AN RCS PERSONAL LOAN, AND POWER YOUR HOME OFFICE!
Need help setting up your home office? With cash loans of up to R150 000, flexible repayment options from 12 to 60 months and fixed monthly instalments, an RCS Personal Loan will give you the boost you need. Apply for your RCS Personal Loan today! Get a decision in seconds and cash in your account within 24 hours.
*Prices were correct at time of publication and are subject to change.