FNB recently started offering the Lenovo Ideatab A3000 to its customers for R99 per month. This forms part of the bank’s extensive digital device range.
The R99 per month financing option makes it affordable for South Africans who previously would not have been able to purchase a tablet outright.
It does, however, raise the question as to whether it is a good deal. The big question is how much extra you will pay if you select one of FNB’s 24 month deals, over purchasing the device cash.
MyBroadband looked at some of the tablets on offer and compared the overall value offered by different retailers to establish how the purchase options compare:
|Tablet prices: FNB versus cash|
|Company||Device||Basic cost||Total cost|
|Kalahari||Lenovo Ideapad A3000||R1,799 cash||R1,799|
|FNB||Lenovo Ideapad A3000||R99 per month, 24 month contract||R2,376|
|FNB||Apple iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular 16GB||R339 per month, 24 month contract||R8,136|
|iStore||Apple iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular 16GB||R8,499 cash||R8,499|
|Kalahari||Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1”||R5,929 cash||R5,929|
|FNB||Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1”||R259 per month, 24 month contract||R6,216|