Similar thread here - State of the PC & Laptop business in Kenya
I have bought a single laptop in Kenya. This was around 2015.
The thing had a 3rd generation processor (from 2012) and cost around 45k. There was nothing better at a decent price at the time.
I recently bought a new one late last year for around $1500 before taxes and shipping
It has a 17inch screen and an Intel i7-7700HQ paired with a GTX 1070. The thing is a beast.
Shipping insurance and freight costs totalled around 15k (8k + 6k)
US taxes were around 13k. This is almost unavoidable.
Oh, did I mention the GPU upgrade was free ($250 upgrade) and also got an extra $50 off the price of the laptop?
It has some sort of international warranty but I’ve not had to use it yet.
It took almost a month to get here although that was to be expected since I bought it during the holiday season.
It is not perfect (some slight light bleeding on the top left corner) but nothing too serious.
Never buying a laptop in Kenya again. Those things are outdated and overpriced.
I have noticed Amazon is shipping more and more stuff to Kenya. They handle all the shipping and taxes for you too and even refund you if their estimated tax was higher than the actual taxes paid. If it was more, they cover the difference.
They are currently working on their own international shipping service which should lower their costs dramatically.
New laptops have a 0% import duty.
Buying from Amazon might be easily accessible in a few years time.
And on that note, does anyone need an old HP touchsmart laptop?
15 inch touchscreen, i3-3110m, 6gb RAM, 500gb HDD.
It is still working but it has a crack somewhere. Just open it carefully and you should be fine.