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The Best Laptops in SA to Buy on a Budget

We check out the best laptops to pick up if you’re on a budget!




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Need to get a laptop for basic browsing and document tasks? Luckily there are a number of extremely affordable options out there to help you out!

Mecer Xpression Mylife Notebook

Price: from R2,599


The Mecer Xpression offers all the essentials needed to get basic tasks done – it has a 14’-inch screen, runs Windows 10 Home, has WiFi/Bluetooth connectivity and 2GB of RAM. Now, it won’t do any strenuous processing tasks or won’t do a great job at running multiple programs simultaneously, but if you just need a basic notebook for browsing the web and writing, this is a solid option.

HP 250 G6 Notebook

Price: from R4, 599

This HP has a pretty impressive list of specs for the price, coming with a 500GB hard drive, an Intel Celeron processor, 4GB of RAM and a 15.6-inch Anti-Glare LED display, and runs Windows 10 Home. With the boost in RAM, it’s definitely a step-up in terms of processing power that can handle more complex tasks.

Mecer Xpression V2 Chromebook

Price: from R2, 590

If ultra-portability is what you need, the V2 Chromebook’s compact design and 11.6-inch HD screen will keep your bag light. It’s got a quad-core 1.8GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and, 32GB of Flash memory – but luckily you get 2 free years of 100GB Google Storage which will go relatively far.

So whether you need something ultra compact, utilitarian and minimal, or a great value-buy that punches a little above its weight, there are three solid budget laptops to check out!

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