The best laptops for their price in South Africa

The best laptops for their price in South Africa

This is what it will cost you to buy a top-of-the-range notebook in South Africa.

Choosing the best laptop for your budget is an exercise in weighing trade-offs between weight, battery life, performance, and price.

Sites like NotebookCheck offer rankings of notebooks, and segment them into various classes to group these trade-offs together.

The lists below show the top ultrabooks, sub-notebooks, business notebooks, and multimedia laptops that are readily available in South Africa.

A similar list of the top gaming notebook computers in South Africa is available on MyGaming.


Best ultrabooks

An ultrabook, as specified by Intel in 2011, is a “highly-mobile device with a slim case and decent performance (Core i processors) for almost every display size,” states NotebookCheck.

Here are the best ultrabooks available in SA.

Lenovo ThinkPad T460s

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T460s

Dell Latitude 14 7000 Series E7470

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E7470

Dell XPS 13 9350

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9350

Best sub-notebooks

Sub-notebooks are devices that bridge the gap between the performance of large laptops and smaller mobile devices like tablets.

Two versions of the Dell XPS 13–9350 rank in the best ultrabook and sub-notebook categories.

Dell XPS 13–9350

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Dell XPS 13–9350

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2015) 1.1GHz

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2015) 1.1GHz
Apple MacBook 12

HP Elitebook 820 G2

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820 G2

Best multimedia notebooks

Multimedia notebooks are devices with 14-inch or larger displays that have been designed as all-round laptops by the manufacturer, and come with graphics cards up to the GTX 960M.

Dell XPS 15–9550 i7

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15–9550 i7

Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition

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Acer Aspire

Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch 2015

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Apple MacBook Pro

Best business notebooks

Many of the top ultrabooks also made NotebookCheck’s ranking of the best business notebooks.

Lenovo ThinkPad T460s

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T460s

Dell Latitude 14 7000 Series E7470

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E7470

Acer Travelmate P645

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P645