If you are looking for a high-end laptop, you better be willing to fork out some serious money.
Over the last two years the rand has weakened significantly – from R10.30 per USD to the current ±R14.
South Africa’s weak currency means that anything which is imported, like computer equipment, has become more expensive.
If you are looking for a high-end laptop, for example, you may have to pay thousands more than a couple of years ago.
MyBroadband looked at the most expensive laptops available online from shops like Takealot, Loot, and Evetech. Here are the most expensive laptops we could find.
MSI GT80 2QE TITAN from Evetech – R74,999
The MSI GT80 sports an Intel Core i7-5700HQ CPU, 32GB DDR3 RAM, 2TB SSD and 1TB HDD, an 18.4-inch FHD diaplay, and dual GeForce GTX 980 8GB GPUs in SLI.
Dell Latitude Rugged Extreme 7404 from The NoteBook Company – R73,415
The Dell Latitude features an Intel Core i7-4650U CPU, an HD touch display, 16GB DDR3 RAM, a 512GB SSD, and an Nvidia GeForce GT720M.
Dell Precision M4800 Mobile Workstation Notebook from Takealot – R54,611
The Dell Precision features an Intel Core i7-4910MQ CPU, a 15.6-inch FHD screen, 32GB DDR3 RAM, a 256GB SSD, and an Nvidia Quadro K2100M.
MSI Gaming GT70 Dominator Pro Extreme from Raru – R 51,705
The MSI GT70 features an Intel Core i7 CPU, a 17.3-inch FHD display, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 880M, and a SteelSeries Engine keyboard.
Asus ROG G751JT from Evetech – R42,999
The Asus features an Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor, 32GB DDR3 RAM, 2TB SSD and 1TB HDD, a 17.3-inch FHD display, and GeForce GTX 970M graphics card.
MacBook Pro 15-inch with Retina display from the iStore – R41,999
The Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch with Retina display features a 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB 1600MHz memory, and 512GB PCIe-flash storage.