Amazon's Prime Early Access sale is officially underway. And, naturally, we're seeing a lot of laptop deals available, with many offering up to 50% in savings.
Laptops are among the biggest sellers during massive sale events such as Prime Day and Black Friday, so it isn't surprising that we're seeing a lot of them now – with Amazon's second Prime sale event also being called Prime Day 2. You'll see a lot of bargains, not just on cheap models but also premium bestsellers.
For instance, we are seeing the 2020 M1 MacBook Air at only $799, knocking $200 off its price. Gaming laptop deals are available as well, with the highly popular Asus TUF F17 getting a 19% discount so that it's now at a more affordable $750. In the UK, many Acer, Asus, and MSI models are also dropping in price. The MSI Summit E16 Flip is now just £969 while the MSI Raider GE66 is £400 off at £1,599.
We've gathered the best Prime Early Access laptop deals below for your convenience, updating it as we find better deals pop up on Amazon. However, if you can't find any below that appeal to you, it's also worth checking our best laptops and best gaming laptop guides as those also have the best (read: cheapest) prices available.
US Prime Day laptop deals quick links
- Apple: lowest prices yet on the Air M1 and Air M2
- Chromebooks: superb cheap laptops from just $79 today
- Gaming laptops: starting at just $589, plus higher-end options
- HP: up to 35% off budget and mid-range Windows laptops
- High-end gaming: up to 25% off Alienware, MSI, and Razer
- Mid-range laptops: excellent options from Acer, Asus, and Lenovo
UK Prime Day laptop deals quick links
- Browse all laptop deals: up to 50% off on laptops
- Gaming laptops: lots of savings on Asus, Acer, MSI and Razer
- Chromebooks: great deals on Lenovo, Asus and Acer Chromebooks
- Productivity laptops: deep discounts on popular models
US Prime Day Early Access laptop deals
HP Chromebook 14, 4GB RAM, 64GB:
$289.99 $169.99 at Amazon
Save $80: This Chromebook is great for students. While the specs aren't incredible - the 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage is quite low, because it runs Chrome OS, it's not that much of an issue, and will still out perform many Windows laptops at this price - especially when it comes to battery life.
Lenovo IdeaPad 1i (2022):
$449.99 $329.99 at Amazon
Save $120 - It's a lower-powered machine than many of the laptops on sale right now, but if you just want to browse the web and maybe watch some Netflix, the IdeaPad 1i is perfectly sufficient. At $330, it's great value for a 14-inch Windows laptop.
Lenovo IdeaPad 3i (2022):
$649.99 $499.99 at Amazon
Save $150 - At less than 20mm thick, the IdeaPad 3i is an incredibly thin and light Windows laptop designed with productivity in mind. The screen's wide viewing angles and the webcam privacy shutter are just two of the features Lenovo has included to make this a top-notch business laptop.
Asus VivoBook S14 S433, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 512GB:
$729.99 $589.99 at Amazon
Save $140: This gorgeous thin and light laptop proves you don't have to spend a fortune to get a stylish device. Not only does it look great, but with an 11th gen Intel processor and 8GB of RAM, this will run Windows 11 with ease.
Acer Nitro 5, Intel Core i7, RTX 3050 Ti, 8GB RAM, 512GB:
$929.99 $749.99 at Amazon
Save $180: This is a great gaming laptop for the price, offering you an Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti GPU that can handle games at medium settings at 1080p. Older games will run even better, and the fast 144Hz screen ensures they will feel fluid in action.
LG Gram 2-in-1 (2022):
$1,299.99 $899.99 at Amazon
Save $400 - A seriously good deal on a seriously good hybrid laptop. The 2022 model of the Gram 2-in-1 is ultra-lightweight and packed to the gills with the latest components and features, making it a formidable choice of on-the-go laptop for busy professionals. The WUXGA touchscreen is absolutely gorgeous, too.
MacBook Air (M1, 2020), 8GB RAM, 256GB:
$1,198 $998 at Amazon
Save $200: The MacBook Air with M1 chip remains one of the best laptops ever made, offering excellent performance and battery life in a thin and light design. This deal knocks $200 off, plus you get AppleCare+ which protects the laptop with an extended warranty.
UK Prime Day Early Access laptop deals
Asus Chromebook C204MA:
£149.99 £99 at Amazon
Save £50 - This Asus Chromebook, which boasts Google Assistant, 12 hours of battery life, and a Celeron N4020 chip, drops below £100 with this Prime Early Access deal. It's a great choice for students who don't need a lot of power to do their homework.
Acer Chromebook 311 C722:
£199.99 £129 at Amazon
Save £70 - Students need a laptop that's affordable but reliable, and the Acer Chromebook 311 has proven to be such a device. That's while touting a military-grade build and a compact, lightweight design. With Prime Early Access, it's also cheaper than ever with a £70 discount.
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Chromebook:
£379.99 £360 at Amazon
Save £190 - If a more powerful Chromebook is what you need, consider this one from Lenovo, which boasts Intel Pentium 7505, Intel UHD Graphics, and 128GB SSD. Typically over £350, it's dropped well below £200, offering you plenty in savings.
Lenovo IdeaPad 5i, Intel Core i5, Intel Iris Xe, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD:
£599.99 £399.99 at Amazon
Save £200 - Fitted with an Intel Core i5 chip, Intel Iris Xe graphics, and 8GB of memory, the Lenovo IdeaPad 5i is great for budget-minded users who need just a little more power in their laptop. And, the 15-inch screen here should provide plenty of real estate for productivity.
Acer Aspire 5, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB SSD:
£699 £549 at Amazon
Save £150 - Acer's Aspire line are among the best affordable consumer laptops on the market. And this Aspire 5 model with an 11th-gen Intel Core chip, 8GB RAM and 1TB SSD storage is even more affordable. Knocking £150 off its price, it's an even better proposition for budget users who need something powerful.
MSI Katana GF66, Intel Core i7, RTX 3050, 8GB, 512GB SSD:
£1,099 £699 at Amazon
Save £300 - The Katana certainly lives up to its name, a fast gaming laptop that comes equipped with Nvidia RTX 30 series architecture and ergonomic design. This model with RTX 3050 GPU is maybe the cheapest gaming laptop you'll find today in the UK.
Asus ZenBook Duo 14, Intel Core i5, 16GB RAM, 512GB:
£999.99 £799.99 at Amazon
Save £200 - The way the Asus ZenBook Duo 14 is design, with its nifty ScreenPad Plus secondary display, that it would be way out of your budget. And, it might be, if it wasn't for this 20% off Prime exclusive deal that puts its price well under £1,000.
MSI Summit E16 Flip, Intel i7, Iris Xe, 16GB, 512GB SSD:
£1,299 £969 at Amazon
Save £300 - The MSI Summit is a 2-in-1 laptop that comes with the MSI pen and the nifty 360-degree hinge, doubling as a tablet for people looking to take their laptop on the go or turn it into a tablet for creative work. With a Core i7 CPU and 16GB RAM, it's also a fantastic performer.
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