The best laptop deals of Amazon Prime Day 2020 – last-minute savings on MacBook Air, Lenovo, Razer, and more
Summary List Placement Table of Contents: Masthead StickyAmazon Prime Day 2020 is winding down, but there's still time to snag a last-minute deal on a new laptop before the sale ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on October 14. Throughout the sale, we have seen major deals, like $200 off the Google Pixelbook Go and a whopping $600 off the Razer Blade gaming laptop. If you are looking for a Mac, you can snap up a MacBook Air for $150 less than usual right now — check out that deal below. Although Mac discounts may be smaller than those for Windows laptops and Chromebooks, Macs rarely see sizable discounts, so any savings is significant. Be sure to follow our coverage of last-minute Prime Day tech deals and Apple deals. If you don't have a Prime subscription yet, you can sign up below and get a 30-day free trial to shop Amazon Prime Day deals.
The best Apple MacBook Prime Day 2020 deals The new 2020 MacBook Air gets a $150 discount for Prime Day 2020. Just note that the full discount is applied at checkout. The newest MacBook Air has a new Intel processor, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, and the improved Magic Keyboard that's more reliable than Apple's problematic "butterfly" keyboard from the past.
The best Windows laptop deals for Prime Day 2020 The laptop market is largely dominated by devices running on Windows 10, the latest desktop and laptop operating system from Microsoft. Below, there are a few Windows laptop deals that are truly exceptional.
The best gaming laptop deals for Prime Day 2020 Since both Microsoft and Sony are launching new game consoles this shopping season, gaming laptop makers are trying to compete with those devices with appealing deals to draw potential customers away. Here are the gaming laptop deals that are worth your time:
The best Chromebook deals for Prime Day 2020 The most reliably affordable laptops are Chromebooks running on Google's Chrome OS, which is based around its Chrome web browser and online tools, such as Gmail and Google Docs. They even include the Google Play Store and are compatible with most Android apps. Here are the truly good Chromebook deals we've found so far, some of which aren't even on Amazon:
How to shop for a laptop There are many things to consider when buying a new laptop, since there are so many different kinds designed for different use cases. So, first, you should determine what it is you need from the laptop, whether that be web browsing, word processing, digital design, PC gaming, or any of the other myriad uses for a laptop. Second, you should determine your price point, as that will ultimately dictate what you're able to afford. Some combinations of laptop type and price point don't really add up, such as an "affordable" gaming laptop – the cheapest gaming laptop we've seen was about $700. While all things are relative, $700 isn't objectively "cheap" no matter how you slice it. Finally, determine your must-have features. Should your laptop have an excellent webcam, or lots of graphics processing power, or the most comfortable keyboard possible? Narrowing down your most essential needs will help narrow your list of potential laptops. Protip: make sure to double-check the laptop maker's suggested price with the deal price – pay close attention to the hardware specifications – and also affirm your choices with editorial reviews rather than user reviews on Amazon or other retailers. They're often cooked by the retailer or product maker to drive sales. As a team of product experts who review and write about the best tech you can buy for a living, we humbly recommend that you search for a Business Insider review or guide for any product you're looking at to see if we've had the chance to test it out personally. Here are the absolute best laptops we recommend in every category:
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When is Amazon Prime Day 2020? Amazon Prime Day 2020 started on October 13 and will last through October 14. The sale ends at 11:59 p.m. PT. We'll be hunting for laptop deals on both days of the event, so come back often for the laptop sales you're searching for. Regardless, to enjoy these discounts, you will need an Amazon Prime subscription. A Prime subscription is available for $13 a month or $120 a year. Amazon Prime subscribers get access to a lot of perks, including free two-day shipping on many products, access to Amazon's Prime video streaming service, and a lot more. Those who haven't yet subscribed can give the service a test drive with a free 30-day trial. If you haven't signed up before, you'll have to at least activate your free trial in order to take advantage of the deals on offer.Join the conversation about this story »
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Summary List Placement Amazon Prime Day 2020 final stretch of deals ends in just a few...Summary List Placement Amazon Prime Day 2020 final stretch of deals ends in just a few hours. The two-day sale ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. PT, but there are still tons of great discounts to be found. Eager buyers can find last-minute deals on products from all categories, including tech, Amazon devices, vacuums, kitchen appliances, and more. Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more great deals and buying advice. Amazon Prime Day 2020 is winding down, but there are still several last-minute discounts. The annual two-day sale launched on October 13, and since then shoppers have been able to snag a ton of deals across all product categories. From Amazon's Kindle and Apple's AirPods, to Crest Whitestrips and a Cosori air fryer, there have been plenty of worthwhile items on sale. Best of all, many of these popular discounts are still available. Below, we've rounded up all the best last-minute deals you can take advantage of right now. We'll be updating this page up until the end of Prime Day, so be sure to check back for more discounts before they're gone. Best last-minute Amazon Prime Day 2020 deals Best last-minute Prime Day tech deals Best last-minute Prime Day deals on Apple devices Best last-minute Prime Day kitchen deals Best last-minute Prime Day vacuum deals What is Amazon Prime Day? Prime Day is Amazon's annual shopping event with tons of deals on products across all categories, including tech, beauty, home and kitchen, smart home, and more. Prime Day 2020 began on October 13 and will run through October 14. During the event, many items drop to all-time low prices, with some products even selling for less than you'd see on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Prime Day deals are only available to Amazon Prime subscribers. The service costs $13 a month, or $120 if you pay annually. Prime members receive several perks and benefits, including free two-day shipping on many items, Prime Video streaming access, and more. New members can take advantage of a 30-day free trial. When does Prime Day end? Amazon Prime Day 2020 ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on October 14 for shoppers on the West Coast. On the East Coast, Prime Day will come to a close at 2:59 a.m. ET on October 15.Join the conversation about this story »
LIVE: The best gaming deals still available tonight for Amazon Prime Day 2020 — big savings on Nintendo Switch games, PC gaming accessories, and more
Summary List Placement It's your last chance to save big on the hundreds of gaming deals...Summary List Placement It's your last chance to save big on the hundreds of gaming deals on day two of Amazon Prime Day 2020, which ends tonight on October 14 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Whether you're looking for discounts on controllers, games, and accessories, or looking for a monitor, mouse, or keyboard to upgrade your gaming PC, Prime Day offers some of the best prices you'll find for gaming this year. This year, we saw tons of bargains on games and accessories for the year's most popular gaming console, the Nintendo Switch. Prime Day 2020 is happening less than a month before the launch of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles, so don't expect many PlayStation 4 and Xbox One deals. Popular PC gaming companies like Razer, Logitech, and SteelSeries also drop their products to all-time low prices during Prime Day, so we'll be on the lookout for more lightning deals during the last few hours of Prime Day. Unfortunately, Prime Day doesn't have too many sales on individual games outside of the Nintendo Switch, but Best Buy is offering a sale on dozens of PlayStation and Xbox titles during Prime Day as a part of its competing "Pre-Black Friday" sale. Walmart is also price matching Amazon for certain Switch sales during Prime Day, if you're not a Prime member already. Live Amazon Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals Amazon has discounted several popular Nintendo Switch games by 33% for Prime Day, including "Nintendo Pokemon Shield," "Nintendo Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze," and "Nintendo Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Kollection." Live Amazon Prime Day PC gaming deals PC Gaming continues to become more accessible with cheaper parts and accessories, and Prime Day brings deep discounts from top brands like Razer and Gigabyte. There are already some excellent gaming mice and mechanical keyboards on sale. On top of those below, we've seen deals for other gaming laptops, like $600 off the Razer Blade 15 advanced gaming laptop and $370 off the Gigabyte AERO 15 laptop. Live Amazon Prime Day PlayStation 4 deals With the PlayStation 5 about a month away from release, we expected the buzz for deals on anything PlayStation 4-related to be relatively quiet. Though that certainly is the case this year, one game in particular, "The Last of Us Part II," is on sale for just $39.88 (some $20 cheaper than its standard price). When it released back in July, we called it a "masterpiece" and a "once in a generation game." It's that good. Live Amazon Prime Day gaming headset deals The rise of online gaming has made a headset an invaluable tool for communicating with your team and hearing potential enemies while you play. Even consoles like the PlayStation and Nintendo Switch now support surround sound headsets to help gamers stay locked in and focused. Features on gaming headsets can vary widely given the range of sound options and choices for wireless and amplified headsets, but Prime Day offers a solid selection for sale. Live Amazon Prime gaming monitor deals Monitors have been in relatively short supply due to the increased number of people working from home, but Prime Day 2020 has deals on some of the most popular models for gamers. High refresh rate monitors are increasingly popular among PC gamers who crave faster response time for competitive games, and the upcoming PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles have been upgraded to reach higher refresh rates too. How to shop for the best gaming deals during Prime Day 2020 With the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S|X due out shortly, it's not a great time to go shopping for a new video game console. Instead, it could be a good time to upgrade to a surround sound headset, premium controller, or a high refresh rate monitor to get ready for the next generation of gaming hardware. If you're satisfied with your current gaming setup, you can check out one of our game buying guides for PlayStation or Nintendo Switch to decide which game you want to pick up next. Also, remember that while Amazon lists thousands of gaming products, many of the most popular Prime Day sales are also available at competitors like Best Buy and Walmart. Be sure to compare prices and make sure you're not settling for a worse version of an everyday product (like a controller) just because it's on Amazon. With the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S|X due out shortly, it's not a great time to go shopping for a new video game console. Instead, it could be a good time to upgrade to a surround sound headset, premium controller, or a high refresh rate monitor to get ready for the next generation of gaming hardware. If you're satisfied with your current gaming setup, you can check out one of our game buying guides for PlayStation or Nintendo Switch to decide which game you want to pick up next. Also, remember that while Amazon lists thousands of gaming products, many of the most popular Prime Day sales are also available at competitors like Best Buy and Walmart. Be sure to compare prices and make sure you're not settling for a worse version of an everyday product (like a controller) just because it's on Amazon.Join the conversation about this story »