South Africa’s hottest tech deals and sales of the week (1 – 5 April)

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Shopping for technology is an even bigger nightmare than clothes. But unlike clothing, finding the correct stick of RAM isn’t a question of it being too big or small, but just too damn expensive.

In a weekly series, Gearburn trawls the South African online shopping space to find the best deals, from DDR4 for your rig to cans for your ears.

Be sure to bookmark this page and check back in throughout the week, as we update this article regularly with new deals as they’re made available.

Still valid from last week:

Mecer K3G3R 31.5 2560×1440 desktop monitor – R6999 (Wootware)

This curved monitor sports a 144Hz 4ms refresh rate, a 16:9 aspect ratio, and AMD FreeSync support. It features one DisplayPort, one HDMI and one DVI. It comes with a two year warranty.

Palit GeForce GTX 1660 Ti StormX graphics card – Now R4749 (Wootware)

This card features 6GB of GDDR6 graphics memory, a base GPU clock of 1500MHz which boosts up to 1815MHz. It features one DisplayPort v1.4, one HDMI 2.0b, and one dual-link DVI ports. It also has a two year warranty.

Kwese Play Roku media player – R799 (Raru)

This media player is a customised Roku streaming box with streaming service support that includes Netflix, YouTube, Kwese, and Red Bull TV. The box supports 1080p output as well as 5GHz WiFi.

Transcend 300S 128GB microSD card – RR278 (Raru)

This Class 10 UHS-I microSD card features a write speed of 45MB/s and a read speed of 95MB/s.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 CPU – R3449 (Wootware)

This six-core CPU is clocked at 3.4GHz and turbos to 3.9GHz. It fits AMD’s Socket AM4 motherboards. The chip is built on the 12nm Zen+ architecture, features 12 processing threads, and supports RAM up to DDR4 2933MHz. It comes with a CPU cooler and a three year warranty.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X CPU – R6999 (Wootware)

This 12 core desktop processor has 24 processing threads, 64 PCIe Gen 3 lanes, 32MB of L3 cache, 6MB of L2 cache, and an unlocked multiplier. It has a base clock speed of 3.5GHz, but will turbo to 4.0GHz. It comes with a three year warranty.

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 Bluetooth speaker – R3249 (Takealot)

This portable wireless speaker features eight hours of play time, support for Bluetooth 4.2 with A2DP 1.3 and AVRCP 1.6, a power rating of 50W RMS, and a frequency response of 50Hz to 20KHz.

KSTAR Powercom 600VA UPS – R465 (Takealot)

This UPS features auto voltage regulation, a capacity of 600VA or 360W, a transfer time of 10ms and a recharge time between six to eight hours. It also features a South African three-pin plug at its rear.

Red Dead Redemption 2 for PS4 or Xbox One – R699 (Raru)

In 1899 America, prepare to hunt outlaw gangs, hunt wild animals, and decide between loyalty or survival. *Note: This is the standard disc edition.

Palit Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 NE62060T18J9-1062A GamingPro OC graphics card – R5999 (Wootware)

This card features support for the PCIe 3.0 x16 interface, with a base clock of 1365MHz that boosts to 1830MHz. It has 1920 CUDA cores, 6GB of GDDR6 RAM, and an effective memory clock of 14Gbps. It features a single DisplayPort 1.4 connector, one HDMI 2.0b connector, and one dual-link DVI-D connector. It requires a 500W power supply, with an eight-pin connector. It has a two year warranty.

Adata PT100 power bank – R193 (Raru)

This power bank features a 10 000mAh capacity, with one USB-A output at 1A, and another USB-A output at 2.1A. There’s also an LED power indicator, as well as an auto on-off system.

Added 1 April:

(Expired) RCT 2000VA UPS – R1599 (Takealot)

This UPS features support for 1200W, auto voltage regulation, transfer time of up to 10ms, and two rear kettle plug connectors.

(Expired) Fender Monterrey Bluetooth speaker – R3699 (OneDayOnly)

This wireless speaker features a power output of 120W with a quad-driver system, 3.5mm jack, and RCA connectors. It alsoo features a mic with echo cancellation.

Added 2 April:

Apple TV 4K 32GB media player – R2899 (Takealot)

The Apple TV features Apple’s A10X Fusion chipset, support for 4K video playback, HDMI 2.0a3 output, and Bluetooth 5.0. It also comes with a Lightning to USB cable and Siri remote. It has a one year limited warranty.

KSTAR Powercom 2000VA UPS – R1199 (Takealot)

This UPS features support for 1200W, two 9Ah 12V batteries, a transfer time of 10ms max, and a South African three-prong plug socket at the rear.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) – R4999 (Takealot)

The Galaxy A7 2018 edition features an eight-core processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, microSD card support, and support for 4G LTE networks. It also has three rear cameras at 24MP, 5MP and 8MP respectively.

Romoss Sense 15 15 000mAh power bank – R349 (OneDayOnly)

This powerbank features a capacity of 15 000mAh, two output ports, and a self-charging time of 9.5 hours.

Feature image: Samsung

Andy Walker, former editor


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