This list has the cheapest and best laptops you can buy in Kenya.
They cost less than Kshs 25,000 or around it. Most people find it hard making the right choice when it comes to buying a laptop. Ram, Processor, storage and design, they just don’t know what to prioritize.
We have made it easier for you and generated a list of laptops that you can find and buy for cheap in Nairobi, Nakuru or any other town in Kenya.
The good thing is that they are quality and not second hand.
The Asus X540SA-SCL0205N is one of the best cheapest laptops in Kenya. It comes with a 15.6 display. This is the most convenient size for watching movies, and also doing some work. For the price, I consider the 1376 x 768 HD screen to be a “thank you” feature in the device.
Also read: HP Probook 450 review and HP 15 AY Full features.
Performance wise, the laptop suits various people with various needs. You can do very light gaming on this machine, but don’t expect it to perform like those laptops that cost Kshs 80,000 or more. The Intel Celeron is 5th generation, this means it is more power efficient. So when the lights go off, you will use the laptop for more than 2 hours before it switches off.
The 2GB ram is adequate for watching movies, browsing the internet, and using Microsoft Office suits such as Excel, Word and Powerpoint. The good thing, is that you can be able to upgrade the RAM up to 16GB at a later date if you will find the need.
Other very important features include:
- Bluetooth support for transferring data in case you don’t have a USB cable.
- Presence of a HDMI port for watching movies on a larger screen.
- DVD drive for watching movies
- USB type 3.0 way which is faster than 2.0
- The laptop also has a camera, so you can do video conferencing over the internet.
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2Lenovo Ideapad 110-151BR
This is another 15.6-inch laptop in this list. The lap Lenovo Idea pad 110-151BR comes with an Intel Celeron processor.
The performance of this Lenovo laptop is similar to that of the Asus we have mention in the previous number. But just like mentioned previously, it is not suitable for heavy applications and AAA games.
The screen is 16:9 widescreen format at 1366 x 768 resolution, this is one of the best screens you will find at this price point.
- Intel Celeron 1.6Ghz
- 2GB ram
- 1 USB type 3.0 port
- Headphone jack
- HDMI port
- Stereo speakers
- 500GB internal storage
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3Dell Inspiron 11 3162
The Dell Inspiron 11 3162 is totally made for those who work with Microsoft Office Suites most of the time. Document editing and productions is the sole and only purpose of this device.
It has a 32 GB SSD. Now the difference between and SSD and a HDD is like day and night. SSD are supper fast at transferring data. In this case the operating system will boot up very fast. And the other good thing is that it comes with windows 10 preinstalled.
The machine can be used for gaming but the installed memory won’t be enough, however games that are only 100MBs can be installed comfortably on this machine.
The screen is only 11.6 inches, which is quite appropriate for the ladies who are sensitive about weight. You see, you should not carry something that will tire you after only a short distance of walking.
To add to all the advantages, the laptop will last a whopping 9 hours on battery from full charge. No more worrying about long blackouts cause by monkeys.
Other key features
- Intel HD Graphics
- LED backlit display
- Intel Celeron 1.6Ghz
- HDMI port
- 1 USB type 3.0
- Bluetooth 4.0
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4ASUS X540S 15.6″ Intel Celeron – 500GB HDD – 4GB RAM
There in another cheap Asus laptop in Kenya on this list. I decided to include this on the list, though it is a little bit more expensive than 25,000. Getting the extra a thousand won’t be a problem especially for this good machine.
With 4GB of ram, the Asus X540S performance is the best on this list. Coupled with the Intel Celeron Processor, the ram will ensure that multi-tasking and playing light games is as smooth as possible.
WARNING: there are two versions of the laptop, a 4GB and a 2GB ram one. For some reason, the 2GB one is more expensive yet the laptops are exactly the same. I strongly recommend buying the 4GB one, unless you have your reasons.
5Lenovo Ideapad 300 15″ Intel Celeron 500GB HDD – 2GB RAM
This laptop under 25,000 in Kenya also has the Intel Processor. It has 2GB of ram with no operating system installed. However, it is compatible with windows 10. It has all the other standard computer specifications. In fact, the specs is almost similar to all other laptops on this list.
The battery of this computer can last for more than 4 hours on a full charge.
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6Lenovo B51-30 15.6″ Intel Celeron 500GB HDD 2GB RAM
The laptop comes with 2GB of ram and an Intel Celeron Processor. With the price just above 25,000, I would say that this is a fair deal. 500GB of internal storage will ensure that all your files are accommodated.
The laptop is appropriate for students and those who will mostly be working with Microsoft Office Software Suites. Proper gaming will not be possible on this laptop since it does not have a dedicated graphics card and a powerful processor.
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7HP Chromebook – 11.6″ HD Touchscreen – Intel Celeron N3060 – 4GB RAM – 16GB SSD
You should take note that this laptop does NOT support windows operating system, it is a Chromebook. It uses Googles operating system.
If you will be using the laptop mostly for browsing and writing and editing documents, then this might be just right for you. Also, don’t expect to have may movies on this since it has only 16GB of internal storage. The good thing is that the storage is SSD which makes it very fast. The amount of RAM available also ensures that your work and browsing is not interrupted by a slow machine. At a price point below 25,000 the Chromebook is a value for money.
The screen size is 11.6 inches, this is appropriate for ladies. It is also touch enabled.
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8HP Chromebook 14 inch – Intel Celeron N2840 – 2GB RAM – 16GB SSD – Chrome OS
If I were to choose, I would take the Chromebook above this one. The only advantage this one has over the other is that it has a larger screen which is 14 inches. With 2GB of ram only, the performance may be wanting, but some people will take this over the other chromebook because of the snow white color.
All these laptops are good choices. Other than the difference in RAM, all the other features are almost similar. When buying a laptop under 25,000, you should consider the design you like the most. In this case, the ASUS laptops are designed and look better than their counterparts. Followed closely by Dell then the others.
Even though all these laptops are cheap, they are also new and not refurbished.