Having a basic understanding of the different laptop brands that are available in South Sudan and the characteristic that sets each brand apart is very important when choosing your first or next laptop brand.
With desktop computers becoming less popular, people have resorted to buying laptops since they are more portable and affordable.
Still, though, only a handful of South Sudanese have owned a desktop in their lives.
How to choose the best laptop brand
Before you start debating on which laptop brand is the best, below are some factors you need to consider when buying a laptop from a specific brand.
- Build Quality and Durability
A laptop’s build quality can determine how long the laptop will last without getting spoilt. To know this, you have to test whether the laptop hinges, keyboard decks, loose ports, and trackpads are durable and fully functional.
You can also examine how the laptop will perform in extreme temperatures
- Laptop battery
When buying a laptop, you need to consider the quality of the battery. It wouldn’t be a nice experience owning a laptop that won’t turn on unless it’s connected to power.
Cheaper laptops often come with low-quality batteries that deplete quickly and have a short-life span characterized by swelling and can cause a fire in extreme cases.
Therefore, you need to always opt for trusted brands that provide quality laptop batteries.
- The performance of the laptop
Some laptop brands tend to get slower in performance as compared to other brands over time because of the issue of bloatware and thermal management.
You, therefore, need to consider buying laptops from brands like ASUS, Apple, and MSI if you want to get rid of bloatware and thermal management issues in the long run.
- Laptop Design
A laptop design acts as a marketing factor because it appeals to the user. Depending on the user preference, Laptop design is a subjective factor.
Some users are generally interested in stylish and fancy designs whereas business professionals could be looking for sleek and minimalistic laptops.
You need to always choose laptop designs that can meet your needs and expectations
- Support and Warranty
It’s important that you buy a laptop from brands that offer post-purchase services and also have service locations near your location so that in case of any issue, you can get proper customer support.
Good brands often provide extended warranty and replacement policies.
- User Reviews
This is the 21st Century and companies still do rely on customer feedback. If you’re looking for an honest opinion about the quality and performance of a laptop, you need to read the customer reviews section to have a better understanding of the brand.
There is no one who can be more honest about a brand than an existing user.
Popular Laptop Brands in South Sudan
Here is a list of the top laptop brands in South Sudan:
1. HP Laptops (Hewlett-Packard)
This is the most popular laptop brand in South Sudan. Everyone that has an idea about computers and laptops in South Sudan knows HP. HP laptops are manufactured by an American multinational information technology company headquartered in Alto, California known as Hewlett-Packard.
HP laptops are common among students and early entry professionals in South Sudan.
The best thing about HP laptops is their durability, excellence in performance, budget-friendly pricing, and availability of accessories (parts).
Some of the best HP laptops include: pavilion, envy, omen, and elite book
Lenovo laptop is the next popular laptop brand in South Sudan. Lenovo laptops are manufactured by a Chinese-American multinational technology company known as Lenovo Group Limited with headquarters in Hong Kong and Beijing.
Lenovo laptops are generally great for business professionals and office work since they are lighter and have longer battery life.
This makes it a great choice for everyone including students, business people, developers and gamers in South Sudan.
Some of the best Lenovo laptops include: Lenovo Yoga, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and Lenovo IdeaPad
When I first learned about computers, Dell was the first laptop brand I became familiar with.
Dell is an American multinational technology company that develops, sells, repairs, and supports computers and related products and services.
South Sudanese prefer Dell laptops because they are reliable, made of high-quality materials, and have long battery life.
Dell laptop brand is an honest choice for students, business people, bloggers, and entrepreneurs in South Sudan
Some of the best Dell laptops include: Dell XPS 13-9350, Dell XPS 15 9500, Dell Inspiron 15 3543, and Dell XPS
The Acer laptop brand is the best for day-to-day tasks.
Acer laptops are manufactured by a Taiwanese multinational hardware and electronics corporation known as Acer Inc. They specialize in advanced electronics technology and have their headquarters in Xizhi, New Taipei City.
Acer laptops are common in the South Sudan market because they are generally cheap, long-lasting, and don’t make a lot of noise.
Some of the best Acer laptops include: Acer Aspire, Acer Chromebook, Acer Swift 3, and nitro 5
Asus laptops are manufactured by a Taiwanese multinational computer and phone hardware and electronics company known as ASUSTek Computer Inc. headquartered in Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan
They are well known for the manufacture of the best motherboards for custom-built PCs worldwide hence making ASUS laptops more affordable when compared to other laptop brands.
They are on our list of top laptop brands in South Sudan because their laptops offer users customizable options.
Some of the best Asus laptops include: ZenBook, vivobook, ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo UX581 and ASUS VivoBook 15 X513
6. Apple laptop brand in South Sudan
When you think of Apple products, there are always two things that come to mind: high quality and luxury. Since Apple is definitely one of the luxury brands when it comes to laptops, smartphones, computers, and tablets, their products are always expensive.
It has found itself in the South Sudan market because of the luxurious nature of South Sudanese. South Sudanese like to be associated with luxury.
Apple laptops are best known for good customer support, high build quality, user-friendliness, design power, and quality display.
Any South Sudanese who has dreamt of owning a laptop has at least thought of owning a laptop from Apple brand whether MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, doesn’t really matter as long as it’s Apple.
Nevertheless, there are many refurbished MacBook laptops in South Sudan markets today making Apple laptops more affordable.
Some of the best Apple laptops include Apple MacBook Air, Apple MacBook Pro, Apple MacBook Air (13”, M1, 2020), and MacBook.
I don’t know when I last saw Toshiba laptops but they are pretty common in South Sudan.
Toshiba laptops are manufactured by Toshiba International Corporation (TIC) and are best known for their innovative technology, superior quality, and unmatched reliability.
Some of the best Toshiba laptops include: Toshiba Tecra, Toshiba Dynabook Satellite Pro, and Toshiba Chromebook
If you want to buy a laptop in South Sudan, you need to consider your budget together with your tastes and preference. Every laptop has its own strengths and weaknesses.
Other laptop brands in South Sudan include: Razer, Microsoft Surface, MSI, Sony, and Samsung
Do you have a favorite laptop brand? Let me know in the comment section below!