Stock watch roundup


We take a look at the latest products released this quarter.


Brand: HP
RRP: On request
Distributors: Axizworkgroup, 011 237 7000; Drive Control Corporation, 011 201 8927; Pinnacle, 011 265 3000; Tarsus Technologies, 011 531 1000
Date of availability: Available now

•    Intel Core i7-6700K processor (8M Cache, up to 4.2 GHz)
•    Intel HD Graphics 530 (integrated) – upgradeable with a variety of Professional Series graphics cards
•    HP 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-2133 nECC RAM (supporting up to 64GB non-ECC, DDR4 2133 MT/s)
•    HP Z Turbo Drive G2 256GB SSD
•    Windows 10 Pro 64


•    Integrated M.2 slot for expansion cards and connectors, freeing up a PCIe slot to use for HP Z Turbo Drives or other devices, such as Thunderbolt
•    Next generation Intel processors
•    NVIDIA or AMD graphics, memory, and two optional ultra-fast HP Z Turbo Drives
•    Up to 64 GB DDR4 ECC memory
•    Choice of Windows 7, Windows 10 or Linux operating systems

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ProSafe XS716E
Ethernet switch
Brand: Netgear
RRP: R29 999 (excluding VAT)
Distributors: Duxbury Networking, Luned Lira, 011 351 9800
Date of availability: Available now


•    16-port 10-Gigabit Ethernet web-managed
•    Virtual LAN support
•    Internet traffic prioritisation through Netgear’s QoS feature
•    Internet Group Management Protocol network traffic snooping
•    Port trunking/link aggregation
•    Rate limiting
•    Traffic monitoring


•    Twice as many ports, in the same form factor, as Netgear’s XS708 8-port version
•    Designed to optimise network performance
•    Complements 10-Gigabit solutions for improved network capacity and speed
•    Ideal for smaller workgroups requiring high bandwidth for sharing, collaborating, editing and publishing high-density content such as video or animation.

My Book My Book
My Book
Category: Desktop storage
Brand: WD
RRP: R1 699
Distributors: Drive Control Corporation, Robyn du Preez, 011 201 8927; Pinnacle, Sune Blom, 011 265 3000
Date of availability: Available now

•    Password protection with hardware encryption
•    Automatic backup with included WD Backup software
•    Up to 8TB capacity
•    USB 3.0 port; USB 2.0 compatible
•    Two year limited warranty

•    Equipped with WD Backup software and Apple Time Machine compatibility to ensure files don’t get lost. Set it to run automatically and back up important files
•    Works well with Acronis True Image WD Edition software to schedule complete system backups
•    The drive’s built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption with WD Security software helps keep content private and safe
•    WD Security can be set to automatically unlock the drive on a host computer, saving time having to key in a password every time

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TASKalfa 2552ci
Multifunction printer

Brand: Kyocera
RRP: On request
Distributor: Kyocera Document Solutions, Brandon Zabielski, 011 595 2652
Date of availability: Available now


•    Up to 25 pages per minute A4 in black and white, and colour
•    Comprehensive finishing (stapling, punching) options including a space-saving inner finisher and booklet finisher
•    Standard print resolution of 1 200 x 1 200 dpi, 2 bit depth (equivalent to 4 800 × 1 200 dpi)
•    Selectable one-path duplex- and two reversing document processors
•    Paper handling from A6 up to SRA3 and beyond for up to 7 150 sheets
•    Comprehensive support for all state-of-the-art mobile communications
•    Up to 300gsm paper weight supported in all trays


•    Kyocera’s new range of multifunction printers have been awarded a Buyer’s Lab (BLI) Pick of Summer 2016 for: Outstanding achievement for innovation for the waste toner bottle design of the IRIS series

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Officejet Pro 7740WF

Multifunction printer
RRP: R3 599
Distributors: AxizWorkgroup, Anne-Marie Warren, 011 237 7401; Drive Control Corporation, Caron de Fortier, 011 201 8927; Tarsus Technologies, Magda Snyders, 011 531 1000
Date of availability: Available now


•    Print, copy, scan and fax
•    Fits A3 and A4 paper
•    Automatic two-sided printing
•    35-page automatic document feeder
•    6.75cm touchscreen
•    Paper input capacity of up to 500 sheets


•    Automatic two-sided printing allows for fast print speeds, with an auto document feeder
•    Tap and swipe the smartphone-style colour touchscreen for timesaving shortcuts
•    Help protect information and access to confidential print jobs with HP JetAdvantage Private Print

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