You need a good laptop deal so you can get back into the swing of things. I’ve collected some of my favourite laptop deals for the month of January 2020. There are few things to mention first in terms of exactly what I looked for before compiling my shortlist. I need a machine that can effortlessly run the following at minimum. Most of my daily tasks take place on a website or my web hosting control panel. From what I know, this is probably what the average laptop user needs:

  • Windows 10 Operating System
  • Microsoft Office 360 Applications such as Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Evernote
  • Photoshop
  • Opera Browsing for 90% of my browsing needs.
  • Chrome (Only for my background music)
  • Firefox (For nerdy things that most of you won’t care about)

I also need the hardware basics such as USB ports, WiFi, HDMI port, and good battery life of course. My laptop also needs to stay calm when I open multiple applications or browser windows. I’ve ordered my selection by brand and model so you can further hunt for the best available deal.

 

An i7 Laptop Under R10k – Lenovo Ideapad 130 i7-8550 15.6

A really well-specced machine that seems capable of doing a little more than the basics. It has an i7 processor and 1TB of hard drive space. I could do with a smaller SSD hard drive though. That will give me far more speed. I will also definitely increase the RAM so I can Photoshop without hassles.

Other features include:

  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home
  • Graphics: Intel Integrated
  • Memory: DDR4 : 4 GB
  • Audio: 2 x 1.5W Speakers with Dolby Audio
  • Battery: Up to 6 Hours
  • WLAN/LAN/Bluetooth
  • Display: 15.6″ HD (1366 x 768) Anti-Glare

Takealot currently has stock of this machine (15 January 2020)

 

 

A Cool little home-use laptop under R4k – Asus X540BA AMD Notebook

No chance of Photoshopping here but I like it because of the price. It also comes with a 3-year warranty which is really good at this price level. The students in your house could whack out assignments with ease on this one.

  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Graphics: Integrated AMD Radeon S3 graphics
  • Display: 15.6-inch HD display
  • AMD A4-9125 processor 2.3GHz
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 500GB

This is available at Incredible Connection.

 

No modification needed on the Lenovo Yoga C740 Notebook

Turn on and work. You won’t have wait for the machine to boot up before you can use it. Tap the power button and its ready to fly almost instantly. This is largely due to the sweet little SSD hard drive which will make your applications run like a dream. The display is amazing! You do pay the price for these nice features, but I think it’s worth every cent at R21 999.

  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home
  • Display: 14-inch FHD IPS 300nits display
  • Memory: 8GB RAM and 1TB Solid state Drive
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel UHD Graphics

Available from Incredible Connection.