The top 8 laptops you can buy in South Africa right now

Laptops are becoming increasingly powerful every year thanks to the steady release of more power-efficient processor and GPU technologies.

Portable devices with great performance are also becoming cheaper due to the increased availability of solid state drives and the capabilities of modern chips.

While some gaming laptops have retained their large form factors in favour of using the most powerful hardware available, many manufacturers have opted to combine slim, portable chassis with cutting-edge hardware.

New and impressive features found within modern laptops include OLED displays, SLI graphics cards, overclockable processors, and even secondary touch screen displays.

We have listed the top eight laptops you can buy in South Africa, based on reviews from around the web and the availability of local hardware at the time of writing.


Dell XPS 13

Dell XPS 13

Dell XPS 13
Display 13.3-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS LCD
Processor Intel Core i7-8565U
RAM 16GB LPDDR3
Storage 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD
Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620
I/O 2x Thunderbolt 3, 1x USB-C 3.1, SD card reader, 3.5mm audio jack
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1
Dimensions 302 x 192 x 11.6 mm
Price R29,999

HP Spectre x360

HP Spectre x360
Display 13.3-inch 3,840 x 2,160 IPS Touch
Processor Intel Core i7-8565U
RAM 16GB LPDDR4
Storage 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD
Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620
I/O 2x Thunderbolt 3, 1x USB-C 3.1, SD card reader, 3.5mm audio jack
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0
Dimensions 309 x 218 x 14.7mm
Price R34,999

15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch

15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
Display 15.4-inch 2,880 x 1,800 IPS LCD
Processor Intel Core i9 9th-Gen
RAM 16GB DDR4
Storage 512GB SSD
Graphics AMD Radeon Pro 560X 4GB
I/O 4x Thunderbolt 3, 3.5mm audio
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0
Dimensions 349 x 241 x 15.5mm
Price R49,399

Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX502

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S

Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX502
Display 15.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS 244Hz
Processor Intel Core i7-9750H
RAM Up to 32GB DDR4
Storage Up to 1TB NVMe SSD
Graphics Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070
I/O 3x USB 3.1 Type-A, 1x Thunderbolt 3, 1x HDMI 2.0b, Ethernet, 3.5mm audio
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Blueooth 5.0
Dimensions 360 x 252 x 18.9 mm
Price R44,999

Lenovo Yoga C930

Lenovo Yoga Book C930 1

Lenovo Yoga C930
Display 13.9-inch 3,840 x 2,160 IPS Touch
Processor Intel Core i7-8850U
RAM 16GB DDR4
Storage 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
Graphics Inel UHD Graphics 620
I/O 2x USB Type-C, 1x USB 3.1, 3.5mm audio
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0
Dimensions 322 x 227 x 14.5 mm
Price R28,499

ASUS ZenBook 15

ASUS ZenBook 2019 angle

ASUS ZenBook 15
Display 15.6-inch 3,840 x 2,160 IPS LCD
Processor Intel Core i7-8565U
RAM 16GB DDR4
Storage 1TB M.2 NVME SSD
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650
I/O USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, HDMI, SD card reader, 3.5mm audio jack
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0
Dimensions 354 x 220 x 18,9 mm
Price R24,999

Dell XPS 15

Dell XPS 15
Display 15.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS LCD
Processor Intel Core i7-8750H
RAM 8GB LPDDR3
Storage 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
I/O 2x Thunderbolt 3, 1x USB-C 3.1, SD card reader, 3.5mm audio jack
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0
Dimensions 302 x 199 x 11.6 mm
Price R32,999

MSI GS65 Stealth

MSI GS65 Stealth
Display 15.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080 144Hz
Processor Intel Core i7-8750H
RAM 32GB DDR4
Storage 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD
Graphics Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080
I/O 1x Thunderbolt 3, 3x USB-A 3.1, 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x Mini DisplayPort, SD card reader, 3.5mm audio
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0
Dimensions 358 x 248 x 17.9 mm
Price R49,499

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