Laptop prices in South Africa – Takealot is the clear winner

With the closure of Dion Wired, many South Africans will be curious as to where to buy their next laptop from.

There are a number of physical and online retailers in South Africa who sell laptops, with large online retailers typically allowing you to browse an impressive selection of devices without visiting multiple stores.

They may have gaps in their stock, however, forcing you to look at more specialised retailers like Wootware or iStore South Africa.

Laptop price comparison

To see how popular local stores stack up in terms of price, MyBroadband compared the prices of five laptops available at prominent physical and online retailers.

A number of retailers stocked slightly different configurations from those used in the comparison, making it more difficult to determine which stores offered the best deal.

These configuration changes were noted in the comparison.

What we found was that Incredible Connection and Takealot often offered the best deals on the laptops we compared.

Evetech – an online retailer catering specifically for PC gamers and hardware buyers – often had the most expensive prices for the devices we compared.

It is important to note that these rankings are dependent on laptop brand, stock levels, and a variety of other factors.

While the comparison below provides a rough outline of laptop prices at different retailers in South Africa, it is always best to check multiple stores and catalogues to find the best deal possible.

The prices of five laptop models across physical and online retailers, at the time of writing, are shown below.

Laptop Prices in South Africa
ASUS ZenBook 14 UX434 (Intel Core i7 10th Gen, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD)
Takealot R17,999
Makro R18,999
Incredible Connection (8th-Gen, 16GB RAM) R19,999
Evetech (16GB RAM) R23,999
Apple 15-inch Macbook Pro with Touch Bar (Core i9, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)
iStore South Africa R44,999
Takealot R49,899
Incredible Connection R49,999
Dell XPS 13 7390 (Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
Takealot R29,369
Incredible Connection (512GB SSD) R29,999
Evetech R30,999
Wootware (512GB SSD) R31,771
ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 (Ryzen 7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)
Takealot R18,999
Incredible Connection R19,999
Evetech R20,599
Dell Inspiron 3581 (Core i3, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD)
Wootware R5,949
Takealot R5,999
Incredible Connection R6,999
Evetech R6,999
Dell Inspiron 3580 (Core i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD)
Dion Wired (Now Closed) R8,999
Game R8,999
Makro (Core i7) R9,999
Kloppers (Core i7) R13,699

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