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We list some of the latest products to hit the shores of South Africa.  

Dell Vostro 3558

Category: Laptop

Brand: Dell

RRP: R7 600 inclusive of VAT

Distributor: Drive Control Corporation, 011 201 8927

Date of availability: Available now 


* 4th and 5th generation Intel processors with up to Core i5

* 15.6” anti-glare HD screen

* Built-in NVIDIA discrete graphics with 2GB dedicated graphics memory on selected models

* 16GB high speed RAM  


* Measures less than 2.5cm thick, with a 15.6-inch anti-glare screen, with HD resolution that offers improved clarity and reduced reflections, ideal for working in a variety of different lighting conditions

* Connectivity is taken care of with multiple options, including three USB ports, a media card reader, a built-in optical drive and even a VGA output to connect to legacy peripherals

* Uninterrupted multi-tasking performance allowing users to take advantage of built-in NVIDIA discrete graphics, with up to 2GB of dedicated graphics memory

* A built-in HD webcam and Waves MaxxAudio audio enhancing software ensure crystal clear video conferencing, with reduced background noise, a clear picture and boosted audio clarity

L- series

Category: Printer

Brand: Epson

RRP: R3 000 – R5 000

Distributor: Epson, Belinda Wilson, 011 465 9621

Date of availability: Available now  


* Micro Piezo technology

* Epson genuine ink

* ENERGY STAR-qualified

* Magenta, Yellow, Cyan, Black – four coloured

* 1.200 dpi x 2.400 dpi (Horizontal x Vertical)  


* Print up to 12 000 pages in black and 6 500 pages in colour

* The range includes models with 1200dpi scanning functionality (L365), copying, faxing and Wi-Fi capabilities

* Large LCD screen and SD card slot for easy PC-free printing

* Includes two extra black ink bottles increasing their combined black print output to 12 000 pages

* Offers print speeds of up to 9.2ppm   


Arlo battery-powered smart home security video camera

Category: Security Cameras

Brand: Netgear

RRP: R7 576.37 (ex VAT) – three-camera bundle

Distributor: Duxbury Networking, Luned Lira, 011 351 9800

Date of availability: Available now


* High-definition, 720/1080 progressive display format

* Built-in night vision

* Motion-alert functions via SMS and email

* Infrared cut-off filters incorporated (to minimise false alarms)



* Capable of rapid, flexible installation, without the need for wiring

* Suitable for indoor and outdoor applications, being able to withstand severe weather and temperature conditions

* Comes with free apps to facilitate remote monitoring on smartphone, tablet or computer and the storage of images and data in the cloud

* Up to 15 cameras – each with a 110-degree field of view – can be connected to the cloud and up to four can be monitored live at any time


Mini Media Converters

Category: Hardware

Brand: Netshield

RRP: Available on request

Distributor: Netshield South Africa, Nadia Hill,

Date of availability: Available now


* Products include the Netshield Mini 10/100/1000BaseTX (MiniMC-GBE), as well as the Netshield Mini 10/100BaseTX (MiniMC-FE series) to Fibre Ethernet Bridge Media Converters

* Both versions come coupled with Link Fault Pass-through (LFP), a reliable external power supply, including a fitted standard South African three-pin plug for table top or rack mountable applications

* The entire range complies with IEE802.3z/ab Gigabit Ethernet, Ethernet industry standards


* The Netshield compact-sized MiniMC-GBE series full duplex media converters offer seamless integration and convert two types of media for network connectivity, auto-negotiating 10/100/1000Base-Tx to 1000Base-Fx and connect these two types of segments to operate smoothly

* The Netshield compact-sized MiniMC-FE series integrates seamlessly into your network and converts two types of media for network connectivity. This range auto-negotiates 10/100Base-Tx to 100Base-Fx, ensuring smooth connection between these environments. Similarly, it also supports multi- and single-mode fibre optic and extends the network from 100m up to 100km

* The featured Link Fault Pass-through (LFP) mode, which both versions are equipped with, offers Automatic Link Restoration as a standard to indicate remote failure of connectivity, highlighting exactly where a fault is with a simple flashing light, without the need to bring down the whole network to isolate it

* The units can also both be used in either a table top or rack-mount installation

* Mini Media Converters are perfect for companies that do not want to rip out and replace parts of their network, but want to expand it

* The units have the option of a selectable small form-factor pluggable (SFP) slot that can be used for either a single or multi-mode 1GBE fibre SFP module

* These ultra-compact units can be rack mounted in a MNMC-Chassis-18 that can house up to 18 units of the MiniMC-GBE series mini-media converters.

Projector PJWX4141Ni

Category: Projector

Brand: Ricoh

RRP: Available on request

Distributor: Ricoh South Africa, 011 723 5000

Date of availability: Available now


* 48-80-inch projection size

* 3 300 lumens brightness

* 1 280 x 800 WXGA resolution

* 3D ready

* Wired and wireless connectivity

* Interactivity built-in


* Compact, lightweight design that is perfect for off-site presentations and impromptu collaboration in open-plan offices and small meeting rooms

* Allows you to add notes and drawings to projected images, so there is no need for calibration or additional purchases

* Provides ability to link the projector to Ricoh interactive whiteboards and projectors in different sites, which aids remote learning and decision-making in dispersed teams

* Can be placed 11.7cm from the screen and still display vivid images up to 80 inches big and can also be wall-mounted

* Eliminates table clutter, lamp glare and on-screen shadows

* Economical alternative to flat panel displays in shop windows and on the shop floor and more eye-catching than printed posters

* Eco mode cuts lamp intensity and power consumption by one third, from 312W to 208W, and extends lamp life from 3 500 hours to 5 000 hours

Black WD5001FZWX/ WD6001FZWX

Category: Hard drive  

Brand: WD

RRP: WD Black 5TB drive: R3 999; WD Black 6TB drive: R4 699

Distributor: Pinnacle Africa, COREX and Sahara Computers; Kalvin Subbadu, 083 277 7634,

Date of availability: Available now


* WD Black line of performance hard drives is available with up to 6TB of capacity

* The drive measures 3.5-inch

* Features 7 200 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) spin speed

* 128MB cache

* Dual stage actuator technology

* SATA six gigabits per second interface


* WD Black performance storage is designed to enhance your PC experience across heavier computing tasks, whether you are a digital artist, video editor, photographer, or gamer

* Available with up to 128MB of DRAM cache on higher capacity models

* Features an integrated dual processor to deliver ultimate performance in a maximum-capacity drive

* The WD Black 6TB is up to 29% faster than the previous WD Black 4TB version in maximum data rate throughput and 10% faster in PCMark Vantage

* Come with a five-year limited warranty

My Cloud Mirror

Category: Personal cloud storage device

Brand: WD

RRP: 4TB version – R4 799; 6TB version – R5 499; 8TB version – R6 599

Distributor: Pinnacle Africa, Drive Control Corporation and Sahara Computers, Anamika Budree, 082 403 8090,

Date of availability: Available now


* Available in 4TB, 6TB and 8TB capacity

* Features two-bay personal cloud storage (Gen 2)

* Allows automatic PC and Mac computer backup

* Offers camera-roll backup (photo and video backup for smartphones and tablets)

* Includes file sync (sync software to keep content up-to-date across all your computers)

* Time Machine compatible


* Centralised, whole-home storage, which creates a common place for friends and family to share photos

Mobile and remote Web access

* Automatically duplicates content onto the second drive (RAID 1)

* Includes the new features announced for My Cloud OS 3 (an intuitive user interface, a rich content sharing experience, along with back-up and sync capabilities, while retaining privacy and control) An improved processor and 512MB RAM for faster file transfers and application support  

Workcentre 6655 multifunction printer

Category: Multifunction printer

Brand: Xerox

RRP: Contact Ernest Leong, 011 928 9170,

Date of availability: Available now


* Standard functions: Copy, Email, Fax, Print, Scan

* Print speed: colour: up to 36 ppm, black: up to 36 ppm

* Duty cycle: Up to 100 000 images/month

* Maximum print resolution: 2400 x 600 dpi


* Built around the Xerox ConnectKey Controller, it optimises office efficiency by automating everything from routine tasks to more complex workflows

* With ConnectKey, Xerox is the first company to offer McAfee whitelisting technology for multifunction printers, helping businesses stay ahead of data breaches and other security threats, ensuring that only authorised users have access to the device

* Users can easily print documents from their desktop, mobile device, Web URL, USB memory device or cloud

* The device also features customisable solutions, and the Xerox Extensible Interface Platform allows for the creation of applications, without the need for additional IT support

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