Tips on Buying a Cheap Laptop in Kenya

Buying a cheap laptop in Kenya can be a little bit tricky especially if you’re not that tech-savvy. Although this may be true, most of the laptops sold on the Kenyan market are either refurbished or brand new second hand.

And by saying refurb I mean some parts have been replaced/removed. And in addition to parts being removed, the machines look clean as new ones.

So, now that you’ve decided that you need a laptop, it’s time to shop. But in the meantime, what type of laptop are you looking for, exactly? Let’s find out, shall we?

One more thing, remember, a laptop is an investment and you will ultimately get what you pay for.

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Buying a Cheap Laptop in Kenya: What to look out for?

Before we begin on things to look out for. First things first, and before we get into the nitty-gritty details of laptops. What do you need the laptop for? As a matter of fact, laptops are usually classified according to the jobs they made for.

To know your category, lemme ask this question: Are you…

  1. A Gamer?
  2. Student?
  3. A power user?
  4. An artist?
  5. Or just an average user?

See? All laptops aren’t the same. They are unique just like the users who require different laptops with different features.

Laptop Brands Available in the Kenyan Market.

The following laptop brands from top manufacturers are available in the Kenyan market.

  1. Lenovo Laptop.
  2. HP.
  3. Dell Laptop.
  4. Asus.
  5. Ace.
  6. Toshiba.
  7. Apple MacBook.

Related: 5 Best Flexible laptops to buy in 2020.

Tips on Buying a Cheap Laptop in Kenya.

Okay, let’s get started. Let’s just say, you need a laptop just for use at home for internet and small Microsoft office work. But you want to know if the laptop you’re about to purchase is worth your money. That is,  you don’t want to end up with a slow laptop.

  1. Check for screen size and resolution for the purpose of your eyes. As for the screen size, well, this depends on whatever you want to use the laptop for.
  2. Processor(Speed) – Just Google the reviews about it.
  3. Memory size – RAM is important for cheap laptops. A good memory size starting from 4GB and above is fine.
  4. Hard Disk –  This depends on how much space you need.
  5. Lastly, Microsoft Office and Adobe Reader – Most laptops come preinstalled with this software, However, you may ask your seller to install some for you at a fee or free!

That’s it on buying a cheap laptop in Kenya. I hope you find this post insightful. Let us hear your laptop buying experiences in the comment section below.

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Raf'ael is an influencer on matters Kenya and digital. Living in Nairobi Kenya, he likes coffee when it is cold.

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