Laptops and Notebooks For Sale Online 

Shop Scanner offers laptops and notebooks for sale that are the ideal combination of mobility and performing well. No matter where your life takes you – whether it’s to conquer difficult jobs at home, remain productive when travelling, or thrive at college – our laptops are compact yet powerful enough to join you. Explore a selection of stylish and functional notebooks that are perfect for both work and play. 

Numerous personal computer laptops are 2-in-1 models, which are hybrid computers capable of switching between tablet and standard clamshell modes, as well as intermediate ones like tent and stand. There are typically two distinct designs for 2-in-1 computers: convertibles, which include hinges that fold back 360 degrees to change modes, and detachables, whose screens completely separate from the keyboard. 

Since convertibles are primarily laptops and detachables provide a better tablet experience, it’s clear that most touchscreen laptops excel at one thing rather than another. In most cases, a conventional clamshell laptop will offer better value for your money if you do not intend to utilise your notebook as a slate.

laptops and notebooks for sale online

Understanding Laptop Specifications

With such a wide range of laptops and notebooks for sale, understanding the specifications is important before purchasing. 


The CPU, or “brains” of your computer, greatly affects performance, yet even the cheapest model may be sufficient. 

  • Apple M1, M2, and M3: Apple’s unique silicon, the ARM-based M1, M2, and M3 chips outperform the competition in raw performance and durability. Choose Pro or Max if you need additional power for content creation or programming.
  • Intel 14th Gen CPUs: Intel’s 14th Gen Meteor Lake processors are being introduced in laptops. If you want a Windows laptop, Intel Core Ultra CPUs with AI may be worth the wait.
  • Previous-generation Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake processors power most new laptops. Intel improved their products from the high-end HX series to the balanced P-series and thin-and-light U-Series.
  • AMD Ryzen 7000: AMD’s Ryzen 7000 CPUs are only coming out, but the firm claims a 78% jump to top-end CPU performance. If it retains its outstanding battery life, that will be enticing.
  • AMD Ryzen 5000 and 6000: AMD’s earlier generations were a huge leap and remain affordable on cheap laptops. Ryzen 5000 and 6000 CPUs are as good as Intel 11th and 12th gen. Ryzen notebooks offer exceptional performance and endurance and are cheaper than Intel ones.
  • The Intel Core i9 processor outperforms all other mobile chips. Core i9 CPUs, only found on luxury laptops, workstations, and gaming rigs, are only worth it if you use the most demanding programmes and apps. Commonly have 14 cores.
  • Intel Core i7: More powerful than Core i5, models with H use 10–14 cores for faster gaming and productivity. Power and performance are lower in Core i7 P and U series CPUs. Look for Intel’s latest CPUs with a 12 in the model number.
  • If you want a mainstream laptop with the best price-performance ratio, get one with an Intel Core i5 CPU. U versions are the most prevalent and have reduced power and performance to conserve battery life, whereas P models use more wattage but are more efficient than the H-Series. 
  • A level below Core i5, Intel Core i3 offers similar performance and affordability. Core i5 if you can.
  • For large mobile workstations, Intel Xeon CPUs are pricey and powerful. A Xeon is useful for professional engineering, 3D modelling, and video editing, but it has poor battery life and is a heavy laptop. 
  • Intel Pentium / Celeron: These CPUs are the slowest yet can handle web browsing and light document editing. Better to pay more for a Core i3 or i5. 


If you’re not playing PC games, generating 3D objects, or editing high-res video, an integrated graphics chip (one that shares system memory) like Intel’s Iris Xe will work. However, you need an Nvidia or AMD discrete graphics processor.

Like CPUs, graphics processors have high- and low-end versions. Low-end gaming or workstation systems currently feature Nvidia GTX RTX A1000 or 3050 Ti GPUs, mid-range models have 4050 or 4050 Ti, and high-end machines have 4070 or higher. Nvidia lists its low-to-high-end graphics chips.


More pixels fit more content on-screen and make it crisper. Unfortunately, some budget laptops still feature 1366 x 768 displays, but if you have the money for it, buy a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) panel. Premium laptops offer 2560 x 1600, 3200 x 1800, or 3840 x 2160 (4K) screens, which are brilliant but drain battery life. Display quality goes beyond resolution. Check out reviews to see if the laptop you’re thinking about has a good IPS panel’s colour and brightness. Consider an OLED or miniLED display for the finest picture quality, but read reviews carefully since there may be battery trade-offs. 

Laptops for sale

Touch Screen

Unlike a 2-in-1, a standard clamshell laptop won’t benefit from a touch screen and will have 1–2 hours poorer battery life. Touch screens are standard on 2-in-1s. 


Buy a 4G LTE or 5G laptop for mobile use. You’ll need a data subscription to access the internet without a router. Wi-Fi 7 laptops include the latest connectivity possibilities. Wi-Fi 6e is still better and more prevalent. Remember that you need a Wi-Fi 6e or 7 router to get the performance boost. A laptop with Bluetooth 5.3, is the latest standard that improves Bluetooth connectivity with mouse and headphones.

Laptops and Notebooks for Sale: How to Choose

Operating System

Find out which operating system (OS) suits your needs before you start shopping for laptops. You can narrow down your hardware requirements by considering the applications you’ll be using and the operating systems it is compatible with.

  • Windows: This veteran OS works. The greatest option for Microsoft Office, Access, and Outlook. More Windows laptops are available than any other OS.
  • macOS: Apple’s macOS is easier to use than Windows, but it’s tied to its hardware. You can only buy MacBooks. Apple utilises its own chips and Macbooks are distinct.
  • Chrome OS: If you can do most laptop tasks in a browser, choose Chrome OS. If you’re on a budget, Chromebooks—the cheapest and weakest laptops—are worth considering. Google released Chromebook Plus, a major update. The “Plus” means speedier CPUs, memory, storage, and video cameras. Unfortunately, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office won’t run.

Laptops and notebooks for sale online
Budget-Based Planning

A decent laptop can be bought for a few thousand Rand, but if you can spend more, you’ll get a superior build, performance, and display. Here’s what each price range offers.

  • Chromebooks and low-end Windows systems with limited storage and slower processors, like the HP Stream 11 and Lenovo Chromebook Duet, are the cheapest notebooks. Limit these to secondary computers or give them to minors.
  • Budget: A notebook with an Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU, 4–8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD is excellent. To reach that pricing, trade-offs are likely. Outliers include the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook and Samsung Galaxy Book.
  • Standard: This is where you’ll start to see more high-end styles, like metal finishes. As prices rise, manufacturers add features like higher-resolution displays and SSDs. Apple MacBook Air M1 and Asus ZenBook 13 UM3402 are usually at this price point.
  • Premium: Notebooks in this price category are more powerful or portable. Expect higher-resolution screens, faster computers, and possibly separate graphics. Lightweight, long-lasting ultraportables like the MacBook Air M2 and Asus Zenbook S13 OLED (2023) cost more.

Your Taste

After narrowing down the field to a few models, read reviews to see how the hinge holds up, how the keyboard feels, how the trackpad works, and even how hot the bottom gets. Reading reviews helps because specs won’t tell you whether a hinge is poorly built, or the lid scratches easily.

Don’t overlook your quirks—technical perfection isn’t everything. If you want a certain look, buy it. Some people dislike plastic shells. Some wouldn’t use anything but black plastic. Design matters for aesthetics and function. Disliking your laptop is no fun.

Battery Life Matters

Battery life isn’t an issue if you’re purchasing a big, cumbersome laptop or gaming equipment that will only be used at a desk next to an electrical outlet. Using the laptop on your lap at home or work requires at least seven hours of power, with 9+ hours being optimum. Use your own judgment to estimate a notebook’s battery life. Read independent third-party reviews.

Why Buy a Laptop or Notebook From Us?

With a big selection of laptops and notebooks for sale, Shop Scanner will meet your needs. We meet the demands of all our customers by stocking a wide variety of high-quality brands and models. Our intuitive design, safe payment methods, and lightning-fast delivery will provide you with unrivalled ease. Make an informed decision every time with the help of thorough product reviews and thorough customer support. Shop Scanner offers the ideal way to enhance your computer experience, whether you’re looking for power for productivity or portability for on-the-go jobs. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Need how much RAM? For general computer use and internet browsing, we recommend 8GB of RAM, 16GB for spreadsheets and office programmes, and 32GB for gamers and multimedia artists. Use this guideline to determine your RAM needs based on computer usage.

We still rank the Apple MacBook Air M2 as the finest laptop of 2024. It meets our criteria for reliable everyday performance, long battery life, and a design that works for most users, making it a good pick for most people.

For multimedia, high-end gaming, Adobe Creative Suite, and scientific work, Core i7 processors are perfect.

The operating system, entertainment, and backups take up 250GB. 500GB for fun and work. 1TB for business, games, and photos. Professional picture editing and gaming on 2TB.

If you like our range of Laptops and Notebooks, you might also be interested in our selection of Monitors