If you’ve been waiting to buy a new laptop, Prime Day is a great time to save a few bucks. Day two of the sale is live now, and we’ve tracked down top discounts on machines from Apple, Acer, HP, and more. Don’t wait: Prime Day ends at 11:59 p.m. PT tonight.
The Best Amazon Prime Day Laptop Deals
When you’re looking to buy a new laptop, there are a few things to consider. Most new machines start with 8GB to 16GB of RAM and at least a 256GB hard drive (SSD is generally preferred for a device that’s going to be bounced around a lot, but there are plenty of adequate HDD models out there). Gamers will want a display with a good refresh rate (165Hz or higher), and a built-in Nvidia GeForce graphics card is a nice perk (even if GPU prices have dropped).
Take a look at our Prime Day 2022 deals page for more discounts; our best laptop deals roundup also has a wide range of top laptop discount picks from major retailers, including Dell and Walmart. (Dell is also having a “Black Friday in July” sale right now.)
If you are not a Prime member yet, Amazon offers a 30-day free trial for new users.
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3080
If you’re on the hunt for a discounted Razer Blade gaming laptop, look no further than this model, which offers a robust AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-core processor and a powerful GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card that can handle most AAA titles with ease. Other notable features include a CNC aluminum chassis, 14-inch QHD 2,560-by-1,440 165Hz display, a 1TB SSD, HDMI 2.1 output (up to [email protected]), and vapor chamber cooling to dissipate all the heat this powerhouse produces during intense gaming sessions. We gave a similar model with a less powerful RTX 3070 graphics card our Editors’ Choice award, so just imagine how this one stacks up.
Gigabyte A5 K1 Ryzen 7 RTX 3060, X1 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
Gaming on a budget? Whichever Gigabyte A5 series laptop you decide to get, you won’t be disappointed. The first A5 K1 model features the eight-core AMD Ryzen 7 5000 series processor, a 6GB GDDR6 GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card, 16GB of DDR4 RAM memory, and a 1TB solid state drive. Its 1080p IPS-panel display offers up to 240Hz support for smooth fluid movement on select games. The Ryzen 7 configuration should be capable of running most current-generation AAA titles like Fortnite, Call of Duty: Vanguard, and God of War easily.
If you want something faster and have the budget for it, we would recommend the A5 X1 model with the quick AMD Ryzen 9 8-core processor with an 8GB GDDR6 GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card. The Ryzen 9 model should perform well with higher-resolution textures and should be capable of running most current-generation AAA titles.
Recommended by Our Editors
M1 Apple MacBook Pro
The 2021 Apple MacBook Pro 16-Inch is a finely engineered, high-octane workstation that will thrill content creators. We tested it with the M1 Max, which should really be reserved for creative pros with specialized needs. This configuration runs an M1 Pro chip with 10‑core CPU and 16‑core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD.
For up-to-the-minute stand-out deals on our favorite products, check out PCMag’s Prime Day live blog, and our mega-post of all the very best deals curated by our product experts.
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