A guide to where to buy the best laptops in Uganda, Kampala, Entebbe, Jinja, Mbarara,Mukono and more. How to check and see if they are genuine, the price comparison and other factors to consider.
With the rise in use of technology, most Ugandans are shifting away from the traditional desktops to laptops. When you move around Kampala road, you will see many shops offering discounts on laptops and displaying credible brands such as Dell, Toshiba, HP, Asus, Lenovo, Apple, Samsung, Acer,Life and Sony.
When deciding on which laptop to buy, compare the price, check its processor to ensure that it will run the applications that you want for doing some serious work or relaxing with that latest video game. Its all about the price, the size and the advanced features. Here are some areas to consider.
The Inch Size
Depending on how often you move with your laptop, you might need a size that fits into your bag for ladies. A laptop from 12.5 to 14 inch of screen should be ok. But if you are poised to use heavy graphics in an office setting, you need something bigger than that. Also consider the resolution of 1920 X 1080 screen.
You have heard that indian say something like core this and core that.. If you are spending over 1.2 million as the cost of your laptop, you need to aim at Core i5 CPU. The Core i3 is relatively cheaper, 1,000,000/= should be okay.
We reccomend between 3GB to 8 GB ram. This should be okay for most users in Kampala and other areas.
With the power issues in Uganda especially during the rainy season, it’s important to consider the battery life of most of the laptops. Some second hand laptops on sale in Uganda have less than 4 hours. Please consider the battery life of 8 hours or more. It is very important for you to check on that feature.
5.Windows or MAC
Which ever operating system you decide on, a MAC attracts a lot of uncalled for expenditure. MAC applications are expensive and so is their price in Uganda. Most sofware applications sold on Kampala Road are Windows based.
It is important to consider storage, anything above 256GB for SSD is very ideal. The 512 model is good but expensive. With the rise in usage of storage web based applications, our music,videosand photos are much more safer. If you play lots of games, you might need over 500GB
POPULAR LAPTOP BRANDS IN UGANDA & PRICE
Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Laptop – Intel Core i3-4005U, 15.6 Inch, 500GB, 4GB, DOS, Black:Price 1,300,000/= Uganda shillings.
Dell Inspiron 15 3543 Laptop – Intel Core i5, 15.6 Inch, 1TB, 8GB, 2GB VGA, Win 8.1, Silver: Price 2,500,000/= Uganda shillings.
HP 15 Laptop Intel Celeron 1,000,000/= Uganda shillings
HP Pavilion 15-R Core i7 2,000,000/= UGX
Lenovo G5070 Laptop i7 2.3million UGX
Apple MacBook Pro With Retina Display 4.2million UGX
ZED i-Life Celeron – 14″, 500GB HDD with 32GB SSD, 3GB RAM 800,000/= UGX
Lenovo Lenovo 110 Notebook – 15.6″ , Core i3, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD – Black
HP HP Probook 450 G4 – DSC 2GB i5-7200U 450/ 15.6 FHD AG SVA HD/ 8GB 1D DDR4 / 1TB 5400:price: 2.7million UGX
Lenovo Lenovo 320 – Celeron processor, 14″, 2GB RAM, 500GB HDD: 1.2 Million UGX
ASUS Asus X550C i3 – 15.6″, 4GB RAM, 500HDD CORE i3 : 1.6 Million UGX
Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display 15-inch Laptop: 11 Million UGX
Lenovo Lenovo Ideapad 320 Celeron – 14″ – 2GB Ram, 500GB HHD,: 1 Million UGX
Dell Dell Latitude E6320 – 13.3″ – Core i7 2640M – Windows 10 Pro 64-bit – 4 GB RAM – 320 GB HDD Series: 2 Million UGX
iLife Zed Air H2 Celeron – 14″ 3GB RAM, 32GB SSD, 500GB Sata HHD, 2GB Graphic, Windows 10 1 Million UGX
HP HP Probook 450 G4 – DSC 2GB i5-7200U 450/ 15.6 FHD AG SVA HD/ 8GB 1D DDR4 / 1TB 5400 – 2.8 Million UGX
Dell Dell Latitude e5570 – 15.6″, i5, 6th Generation, 500GB HDD, 8GB RAM
HP 15″ HP EliteBook 840 Series Intel i5 Laptop – 8GB RAM 500GB HDD
Dell Dell Inspiron 3000 series (3567) – Core i3, 4GB, 500 HDD
Apple 13 inch MacBook Pro Retina Display 8GB RAM, 256GB HD
Lenovo LENOVO Dual Core 110 Windows 8.1, 500GB HDD, 2GB RAM
HP HP B5015 -6th generation, i5 processor, 15.6″, , 8GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB HDD,
Dell 15.6″ Dell 3000 Series Laptop Core i3 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD
TOP COMPANIES SELLING LAPTOPS IN UGANDA
- Computer Point Uganda Ltd
- Elite Digital Solutions Uganda Ltd
- Kazinga Channel Office World
- Mercury Computers Ltd Uganda
- MTA Computers Ltd
- MFI Office Solutions Ltd
- Mitsumi Computer Garage Ltd
- PC World Uganda
- Real Systems Uganda Ltd
- jumia online