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Hurry! There are only a few hours left of Amazon October Prime Day. The Prime Big Deal Days ends at midnight tonight - so you don't have much time to pick up the best Prime Day PC deals. To help you find the top buys before the big day is over, we're capturing some great deals surfacing as manufacturers scramble to push stock to grab the all important best seller or overall pick labels.
We've got PCs starting from less than $120 with Windows 11 Pro (and 512GB SSD) and our best buy is one that costs just under $300 (it's the fastest PC for the price). So you can get some great offers a top-notch bit of kit at a significantly discounted price.
We’ve also explained what you should look for when you’re searching for a new desktop PC. That’s particularly important given the complexity of these bits of tech. If you need more information about the best rigs you can buy, be sure to head to our best desktop PCs in 2023 guide and read our verdicts.
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Editor's Picks: The absolute best deals
Momentplus Windows 11 PC: Was $139.99 Now $111.99 at Amazon
Checked 11:20 BST, 10/10/23 Sold at the same price as the Aerofara, the Momentplus has a more powerful CPU but offers Windows 11 Home (rather than Pro) and has half the system storage. It also has a microSD card and can drive two 4K monitors.
Beelink SER5 Mini PC: Was
359, Now $239
Checked 11:13 BST, 10/10/23 This mini PC is a bit pricier than some of the others here, but with good reason – that AMD Ryzen 5 5500U processor is more powerful than the Intel chips in cheaper SFF systems and it combines ample everyday pace with low-power operation, so you’ll save money on your electricity bill.
Trikey Ryzen 7 5800H Mini PC: Now $275.20
Checked 15:00 BST, 10/11/23 Like many others on this list, it comes with 16GB of memory, Windows 11 Pro and a 500GB SSD. However, Trikey is the only one to offer a powerful Ryzen 7 5800H, a 16-thread monster CPU with a very high base speed and an even higher turbo speed. Despite its size you can add another SSD as well.
Aerofara Windows 11 Pro PC:
Was $149.99 Now $119.99 at Amazon
Checked 11:00 BST, 10/10/23 A stunning piece of technology that's available at a rock bottom price. I've never seen so much technology crammed into something so cheap. Core i3-performance, 8GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and much more. Windows 11 Pro is the icing on the cake. I reviewed it and gave it 4.5/5 last year.
Beelink Mini S12 Pro Mini PC: Was
$189, Now $151.20
Checked 11:00 BST, 10/10/23 Mini PCs are popular because they’re quiet, compact and consume less electricity than their full-size counterparts. It’s one of the cheapest ways to get your hands on an affordable Intel 12th Gen processor and a spectacularly good one (the N100) as it comes with 16GB of RAM and a 500GB SSD.
US retailer Links
- Amazon : Affordable new and refurbished desktop PC deals from under $80
- Walmart : Cheap mini and desktop computer offers
- Best Buy : Low price budget personal computer bargains
- Newegg : Prime-day busting PC promotions
- Lenovo: Desktop PC sale from the world’s largest computer maker
- Dell : All-in-one and home PC from the #1 US PC vendor
- HP : Save up to 67% on discounted desktop PC deals
Prime Day Desktop PC deals 2023
Apple Mac Mini M2 2023: Now $797.94 at Amazon
Checked 11:05 BST, 10/10/23 There's a puny $1.06 saving on that one but I'll take it! It's useful particularly if you have Amazon vouchers around. The system itself is hewn from stunning aluminum, and the formidable M2 processor has lashings of creative power – perfect of content creation in tight spaces.
Empowered Continuum: Was $1099.99 Now $949.99 at Amazon
Checked 11:07 BST, 10/10/23 Scoring more than 41,000 marks on Passmark, this is the fastest PC you can buy right now under $1000 during early Amazon Prime Day sales. It sports an Intel i9-12900K CPU, 32GB DDR4 and a 512GB SSD. Add in Windows 11 Pro, a 2TB HDD and a liquid cooler and you end up with a pretty powerful workstation.
Skytech Gaming Nebula: Was $999.99 Now $849.99 at Amazon
Checked 11:07 BST, 10/10/23 This is the cheapest PC with a Nvidia Geforce RTX 4060 GPU that we've found. There are other at the same price point but this one pips them because it has a faster Intel Core i5 13400F CPU, the rest of the configuration is not too shabby as well: 16GB RAM, a 1TB NVMe SSD and a Windows 11 Home.
Beelink Mini S12 Mini PC: Was
$199, Now $139
Checked 11:09 BST, 10/10/23 Mini PCs are popular because they’re quiet, compact and consume less electricity than their full-size counterparts. This N95-powered PC is the cheapest of its category and comes with Windows 11 Pro as well as 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. Buy it while you can!
Dell XPS 8950 desktop PC: Was
1260, Now $1,170
Checked 11:11 BST, 10/10/23 Dell has a hard-won reputation for building high-quality desktops, and this XPS 8950 desktop has liquid cooling, an elegant design and premium support – so it’s a reliable option for subdued, slick working. The Core i7 processor delivers huge multi-tasking and number-crunching power, and the $90 discount makes for a decent saving.
Kamrui AMR5 Mini PC: Was
529, Now $389.99
Checked 11:15 BST, 10/10/23 Kamrui’s affordable, compact gaming PC delivers bold, RGB LED-led looks in a tiny space and the Radeon Vega 7 graphics chip can handle esports games like Counter Strike, Fortnite and League of Legends. It’s a perfect entry-level gaming PC, and you can save $80 with the Prime Day sale.
UXX AK1 Plus Mini PC: $89.98 @ Amazon
Checked 11:15 BST, 10/10/23 This is an absolutely stunning beast of a deal. For the price of a Windows 10 Pro license, you get a full PC (with Windows 10 Pro) with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. Yes, it runs on an old Intel Celeron N3350 but you can update the storage to make it run faster. It's tiny so you can fit it almost anywhere.
Kamrui AK1 Plus Mini PC: Was
250, Now $129.94
Checked 11:15 BST, 10/10/23 The discount on this PC is huge, and the Intel Celeron processor and 8GB of memory provide enough power to handle browser-based tasks and Office applications. As well as being an affordable everyday PC, the Kamrui rig is has Wi-Fi and it’s tiny, so it’s ideal for smaller rooms where space isn’t easily available.2
Amazon Prime Day Desktop PC deals: what to expect
There will inevitably be lots of desktop PC discounts available on Prime Day, but there are some nuances that any buyer needs to bear in mind before emptying their wallet.
While deals are plentiful, expect to see more deals for PCs with last year’s components – think systems with AMD Ryzen 3000 or Intel 12th Gen processors, or gaming systems with Nvidia GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards.
That’s no surprise when companies can still charge full price for systems with current-generation parts.
If you find yourself staring at discounted PCs on Prime Day 2023, don’t be disheartened. Those components may have been released last year, but they’re still extremely fast, and often there’s not much difference in speed between this year’s chip and last year’s releases.
Indeed, if you want a PC to handle office tasks, everyday computing or mainstream gaming and esports, then there is virtually no downside to buying a PC with last year’s kit – and you’ll save some money while you’re doing it.
Based on our current research, one brilliant example of this is the CyberPower Gamer Xtreme VR. For $1,170 you can get your hands on a Core i7-12700F processor, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card with 12GB of memory and a 1TB SSD, and that’s the kind of spec that’ll play virtually any current game while handling all of your multi-tasking and content creation workloads.
If you upgraded that spec to the i7-13700F and RTX 4060 you’d be looking at nearer $1,500, so there’s a big saving to be made.
We’re also impressed by the Kamrui AK1 Plus, which is available for $150 with a 40% discount over its original price. This is one of those occasions where it’s worth taking a gamble on a smaller manufacturer, because you’ll get a huge discount on a PC that’s ideal for everyday, basic computing.
If you’re buying on Prime Day, though, there are always some rules to bear in mind to keep yourself safe. Watch out for fake reviews, shop around to see if the same product is available with a bigger discount elsewhere, and check to see if you can get any credits or free extras with your product of choice.
Amazon Prime Day Desktop PC deals: FAQs
Is it still Prime Day?
Yes, Prime Day is still happening - but not for much longer. Amazon's Big Deal Days ends on October 11th at 11:59pm. But until then, you can still find some excellent discounts on PCs.
When does Prime Big Deals Day end?
Amazon Prime Day October 2023 ends at midnight on October 11th - at that point, expect prices to rises to their usual selling point. However, that means you still have a few hours left to grab an awesome Prime Day PC deal.
Will I need an Amazon Prime subscription to get Prime Day desktop PC deals?
As the name suggests, you will need to be an Amazon Prime member to take advantage of those tasty Prime Day Desktop PC deals. But don’t fret if you don’t want to spend more money – if you’ve not been a Prime member in the last year, you can sign up for a free thirty-day trial of Amazon Prime.
How do I become an Amazon Prime member?
You need to be an Amazon Prime member in order to get access to Prime Day deals, which costs $14.99 per month or $139 for a year. It used to be $12.99 per month or $119 per year but there was a price hike last year.
However, new subscribers can take advantage of the 30-day Amazon Prime free trial to buy the deals. You can only use this if you've never been a member before, so it won't be available if you've used it already or if you've signed up for Amazon Prime in the past.
While on the free trial, you get all the other membership benefits including free shipping, access to Prime Video and much more. Do read our Amazon Prime review for full coverage of what you get as part of a membership. That can help you decide if you want to cancel Amazon Prime once your free trial has ended to avoid being charged the monthly fee.
Which desktop PCs will be discounted on Prime Day?
Desktop PCs are popular – but they’re always fighting laptops for relevance. When those two factors collide, it means big discounts. That’s good news for buyers, and we expect PCs from brands like Dell, Lenovo, Acer, Asus, Microsoft and HP and well-known, US and UK expert builders like CyberPowerPC, OriginPC, Medion and Digital Storm to be available with relatively modest discounts on Prime Day 2023. We also anticipate bigger discounts from smaller companies that combat weak brand recognition with bigger price drops.
When is Prime Day 2024?
There's no official word from Amazon on when we can expect Prime Day 2024. But based on our deal-hunting experience, we're likely to see next year's shopping event fall in mid-July. In 2023, the site's summer shopping season ran between July 11th - 12th. Expect similar timings for Prime Day 2024.
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