Welcome to day 2 of the Amazon Prime Day laptop sales - as you can imagine, it's been pretty busy and laptops have emerged as one of the top categories that people are interested in.
Day 2 is always a weird one with Prime Day - Amazon does unleash some new deals, but at nowhere near the volume of day 1 - in fact, we've only spotted one new laptop deal unveiled today.
That doesn't mean this live blog is useless - far from it. Instead, we're scouting across all the retailers to see who's offering the best deals and also highlighting the discounted products flying off the virtual shelves.
If you're like me, you'll be tempted to buy something on day 2... just need to make sure I get it right.
Our top 5 Prime Day laptop deals in the US
- Asus TUF Gaming F15 Gaming Laptop:
$769$539 at Amazon
- Dell XPS 13:
$1,749$1,359 at Amazon
- HP Pavilion x360:
$779$511 at Amazon
- Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook:
$428$343 at Amazon
- Lenovo IdeaPad 3 11 Chromebook:
$219$135 at Amazon
Our top 5 Prime Day laptop deals in the UK
- Acer Swift 3:
£649£499 at Amazon
- Asus VivoBook 15:
£479£329 at Amazon
- HP Chromebook 14:
£249£149 at Amazon
- Honor MagicBook X14 :
£649£399 at Amazon
- Huawei MateBook 14 :
£949£499 at Amazon
Remember: always go into the sales with a budget and a clear idea of the laptop you're looking to buy. It can be so easy, for instance, to decide to upgrade to an i7 CPU over an i5, even though you definitely don't need the power.
Once you've got an idea of your spend and spec, then sit back and enjoy the calming breeze of deals as we bring you all the info you could need - and it auto updates too!
Welcome to day 2 of this delicious live blog. The computing team on TechRadar admirably helped thousands of people buy a new laptop yesterday, and I'm spearheading the efforts to do the same on the second day of Prime Day.
Yes, I agree. Why is it still called Prime Day when it's now more like 72 hours?
We covered this over on our main Prime Day deals live blog, but it's such a weird one that I thought that it should come in here too.
Also, it's the only deal that's gone live on a laptop today, so I thought it was probably worth sharing - although do spot that Surface Pro X does come with a Qualcomm chipset.
Note that this doesn't come with the Signature Keyboard, so you will need to buy that separately (and it's down to £104 in the Prime Day sales) - but this laptop / tablet is designed to pack smartphone-like battery, and we spotted it manages around 9 hours in testing.
If you've got some cash to sling around this Amazon Prime Day, take a look at this. Samsung only launched the Galaxy Book2 Pro a few months ago, and it's already $300 off for its cheapest price ever.
As I noted in my review, this Windows 11 laptop offers top-tier performance in a super-thin package thanks to its 12th-gen 'Alder Lake' Intel i7 CPU and 16GB of RAM. The display is also a huge plus; a minuscule bezel and bright AMOLED panel make colors amazingly vibrant. If you've got a Samsung Galaxy phone (or any other Galaxy product), you can take advantage of the 'Galaxy Ecosystem' features to smoothy synchronize your devices.
One for our UK readers, now - this isn't a Prime Day deal, but Very.co.uk has a decent discount on the 2020 M1 model of the MacBook Air right now, if you're in the market for a good-value Apple laptop. The M1 chip is a veritable powerhouse, making MacOS run buttery-smooth and blasting through demanding workloads.
There are a few models available so the exact discounts vary, but you can save as much as £104 here - and if you take advantage of Very's buy-now-pay-later scheme you can snag an extra 10% cash back once you've paid it off, increasing your savings.
MSI makes a lot of great laptops with some solid deals right now, but we wanted to highlight this Prestige 14, on sale for UK Prime Day today. It's an ideal multipurpose laptop for students or professionals thanks to its RTX graphics card and 512GB of storage.
This is the laptop to buy if you want to do everything: office work, content creation, project design, web browsing, gaming, the lot. As an added bonus, Windows 11 and Microsoft Office 365 come bundled with the MSI Prestige 14, so you can get started with work or play straight out of the box.
The Asus VivoBook S14 lives up to its name, with a 1080p display that offers impressively vivid color reproduction and deep, sharp blacks. Both the 'Dreamy White' and 'Indie Black' models are available for $560 this Prime Day, officially the cheapest price it's ever sold for.
A thin-and-light laptop with a long battery life and solid all-rounder performance thanks to its Intel Core i5 processor, the VivoBook S14 is an easy recommendation. This one is actually a Windows 10 laptop, if you're not ready to move on to Microsoft's newer OS just yet, but you can grab a free Windows 11 upgrade whenever you want.
Make no mistake - at, $2,550 (down from $3,000) this is still a seriously expensive gaming laptop, even with a few hundred bucks knocked off the price. But you get what you pay for, and the Acer Predator Triton 500 Special Edition is a thinned-down version of Acer's already-mighty Triton 500 that doesn't sacrifice a drop of power.
So we've got the latest Intel Core i9 14-core processor, a super-powerful RTX 3080 Ti graphics card, and 32GB of RAM driving top-notch gaming performance on the 1600p display. This is an extreme laptop for gamers and content creators who want to spare no expense for the best hardware money can buy.
From the stupidly expensive to the stupidly cheap, the Asus VivoBook Go 12 is down to just $170 for Amazon Prime Day - an $80 discount, the cheapest this tiny laptop has ever been sold.
Sure, it's a far cry from powerful creator laptops, but if all you need is a compact laptop for answering emails and making video calls, the VivoBook Go 12 can handle that. Considering it's the price of a budget Chromebook right now, this is the perfect choice for someone who wants a bargain laptop but doesn't want to learn how to use a new operating system. Windows users rejoice!
The Lenovo Legion Slim 7 (or 'S7') is a stellar gaming laptop with a pleasingly compact and robust chassis, as we noted in our review last month. It's a brilliant counterargument to the failures of the typical gaming laptop; easily portable with decent battery life, but without sacrificing performance.
An RTX 3060 and Ryzen 7 5800H processor mean that the Legion S7 is well-equipped for gaming at 1080p, and games look great on its vibrant 15.6-inch display. It also rocks a generally sharp aesthetic, with a machined metal exterior and one of the brightest RGB keyboards we've ever seen on a laptop.
If you want to get yourself a lightweight laptop for work or school this Prime Day, take a look at Acer's Chromebook 315. This is a straightforward little unit, with ChromeOS security features, a 720p webcam, and a comfortable keyboard - all perfect for students or office workers.
The 32GB eMMC storage means you can't store as many apps and files locally, but the cloud-oriented design of ChromeOS means this won't be a problem for the average user. Save your stuff to Google Drive, and you're good to go - all you need is an internet connection.
Gigabyte U4 UD 14-inch:
$516 $499 at Amazon
Save $17 - This mid-range laptop from Gigabyte offers fast storage with a 512GB SSD, followed by 16GB of RAM and two USB 3.2 ports and one USB-C port. Combine this with a Intel Core i5-1155G7 and a great screen, you've got a great deal here for something to do work on.
This is going to be a great choice for those of you who are terrible at having too many open tabs. While many powerful laptops tend to go all-in across all components, this Gigabyte U4 UD is a fantastic everyday device that has a generous amount of memory at a low price, so it won't crash if you overload it.
This is going to be a good choice for students and working professionals thanks to how many applications it can run simultaneously. You're getting an 11th-gen Intel Core i5 processor which is more than enough for tasks outside of gaming and demanding content creation, as well as a 512GB SSD for storage and 16GB of RAM. It's a nice-looking device too, which is pretty rare in affordable laptops.
You're not getting a dedicated GPU, but it does come with Integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics which is plenty good enough for watching Netflix, sketching in digital illustration applications and even some low-demand games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Overall, we think this is a pretty decent price for the specs, and well worth grabbing if you're in need of a new laptop.
LG Gram 15:
$1,600 $1,275 at Amazon
Save 20% - A super-lightweight laptop with a powerful Intel processor, the LG Gram 15 also boasts a bright, colorful display and an excellent battery life. LG designed it with flexibility in mind, so it also packs HDMI video output for connecting to a second screen or projector, a MicroSD card reader for photographers, and two Thunderbolt 4 ports.
The LG Gram 15 is one of our favorite 15-inch laptops thanks to its beautiful display and powerful components. It's a great option for students and working professionals alike, and to sweeten the deal It's now just $1,275 on Amazon. That's a saving of 20%, which is nothing to snub as we start to feel the pinch of a potential economic crisis.
This model is equipped with an i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and half a terabyte of high-speed SSD storage, so it'll handle everyday applications with ease, and weighing in at barely a kilogram, you won't struggle to carry it around if you work remotely or need to walk between classrooms.
Sure, it's not as flashy as a Dell XPS or a MacBook Pro, but if you need to get stuff done and you need some powerful specifications. this is a solid choice that should serve most consumers well for a number of years to come.
Well, that's about as many deals as we have time for today, but there are still plenty of bargain laptops and chromebooks worth buying. Remember, the Amazon Prime day sale doesn't end until midnight, so you still have some time to find yourself a good deal before time runs out.
Check out our full list of the best Amazon Prime Day laptop deals before you get tucked into bed, and happy shopping!
Acer Aspire Vero (15.6-inch, Core i7-1195G7, Iris Xe Graphics, 16GB, 512GB) -
$750 $620 at Amazon
Save $120 - This Acer Aspire Vero model comes with an i7, an excellent CPU that will not only handle any work or school assignments but will also let you play games as well. And the 16GB of RAM is the cherry on top.
Acer Aspire Vero (15.6-inch, Core i5-1155G7, Iris Xe Graphics, 8GB, 256GB) -
$700 $520 at Amazon
Save $180 - If you're willing to downgrade a bit in specs, the i5 that this Acer Aspire Vero model comes with is still quite good. It'll handle your work and school tasks well, but not as well with any games.
Okay okay, I couldn't resist. This is Jess Weatherbed, here to provide you with a few last-minute bargains as the night draws to a close, and this first one is a selfish indulgence.
The Acer Aspire Vero laptop is a unique offering on the market, and if you take a close look at its chassis then you'd soon see why - this laptop's case is made entirely from recycled plastic, which gives it an endearing speckled appearance.
This isn't just great news for our planet, but also for our conscience. Buying new tech can leave some folks feeling a bit guilty about environmental impact, but Acer has worked hard to set the Vero range as a great example of what an eco-friendly laptop can be.
It's no slog either, with a choice of the latest 11th-gen Intel core i5 or i7 processors and plenty of RAM to keep your applications running smoothly. We would recommend the i7 version of the laptop since it gets 16GB of RAM and twice the storage of the i5 model, but either are well priced.