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Best laptop and computer deals during Amazon Prime Day 2023

Best laptop and computer deals during Amazon Prime Day 2023

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From beastly gaming laptops to convertibles, we’ve dug through the deals and pulled out the very best Prime Day has to offer.

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The new MacBook Air is fast
Apple’s M1 MacBook Air certainly isn’t new, but for $749.99, it still has plenty to offer.
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Amazon Prime Day may be almost done, but you can still save on a bunch of gadgets spanning a range of categories. If you’re in the market for a good laptop deal, though, this is where you’ll find them all.

Despite it being the waning hours of Prime Day, a bunch of different laptops of all shapes and sizes are still on sale at Amazon, from Apple devices and Windows PCs to even gaming laptops. But not all deals are created equal (and there are some truly bad ones out there), so we’ve picked out the best bargains right here.

Take a look, and if you need some extra help, be sure to also check out our guide to the best laptops.

Best Prime Day deals on Windows laptops

The Surface Laptop 5 half open on a gridded table with post-it notes in the background.
$871

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 is a thin, lightweight laptop with a 3:2 display and a number of color options. All models have 12th Gen Intel processors.

  • The Surface Laptop 5 is one of the best laptops for most people, especially if you’re looking for something thin and light that’s painless to carry around. You can currently get it for as low as $899; Best Buy has marked the Core i5 / 8GB / 256GB model down 10 percent from its original price of $999.99.
  • The Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro is going for as low as $999 at Best Buy. That’s the AMOLED / Core i7 / 16GB / 512GB model, down from an original price of $1,349.99. Plenty of others are on sale over on Amazon as well.
  • If you’ve always wanted one of those fancy-looking laptops with two screens, today’s your lucky day. Asus’ Zenbook Pro Duo 15 is on sale for $1,299.99 ($1000 off). That’s quite an affordable price for what’s generally considered to be a luxury form factor. Just so we’re clear, I take no responsibility for frustrations with the tiny touchpad you may have if you buy this device.

Best MacBook Prime Day Deals

The MacBook Air is the most impressive laptop I’ve used in years
$750

The MacBook Air is Apple’s entry-level laptop, which comes outfitted with the company’s M1 chip in one of three different colors (silver, space gray, and gold).

In general, newly released MacBooks do not see incredible discounts compared to other laptops on Prime Day. But we do sometimes see solid discounts on older MacBook models, which can be a great option for shoppers seeking something fast and affordable.

  • The 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 is discounted all over the place at Best Buy. For example, you can get the 256GB / 8GB model for $1,099, down from $1,299. Neat!
  • The MacBook Air with M1 has a few discounted models at Best Buy. The 8GB / 256GB model is $749.99, 25 percent down from its original price of $999.99. Bear in mind: this laptop is three years old now, so it’s not the one to buy if you want the latest and greatest hardware (and it’s certainly not one to buy at full price). Still, compared to other devices you can get for $749.99, this will afford you very solid build quality and remarkable speed.
The MacBook Pro 16 (2023) on a pink table. The screen displays a blue and yellow desktop pattern.
$2849

The 16-inch MacBook Pro from early 2023 starts with the M2 Pro 12-core CPU and 19-core GPU, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD storage. It can also be configured with more cores and a higher-end M2 Max processor.

  • The 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max remains a great choice for professionals in video, animation, and other creative fields who want to save a few bucks over the more recent M2 Pro models. Quite a few models are on sale at Best Buy, including the M1 Pro / 16GB / 512GB configuration, which is $1,998.99 (down from a $2,499 MSRP).

Best Prime Day deals on convertibles

The Surface Pro 9 in laptop mode.
$1000

The convertible Surface Pro 9 offers a sharp screen with a speedy 120Hz refresh rate and a stylus garage.

  • There aren’t really a ton of good convertible laptops these days, which is a shame for folks who like to flippy flip. But there is this one. The Surface Pro 9, our favorite detachable Windows laptop, is down to $858.00 on Amazon from its original price of $1,099.99.

Budget picks

The HP Pavilion Plus half open, seen from the back on a wooden table.

HP Pavilion Plus 14

$95032% off
$650

HP’s Pavilion Plus 14 laptop has a 90Hz, 2.8K OLED screen. It’s also very thin and light and has an excellent webcam with AI features.

  • The 14-inch HP 14 (AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage) is down to $426 from $569.99.
  • The HP Pavilion Plus 14 (13th Generation Intel Core i7-1355U, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD), one of our favorite budget laptops, is down to $1,099.99 from $1,299.99.
  • A few different configurations of the Acer Aspire 5 are on sale today. This 16GB/512GB one is for $549.99, down from $636.66.
  • The Acer Swift X is down to $629.99 from its usual price of $920. Considering that it contains a discrete Nvidia GPU (and it’s an RTX 3050 Ti, not one of those MX ones for babies), this is a solid option for amateur creators or gamers who are shopping on a tight budget. Note that this deal is limited to one per customer, in case you were thinking of trying anything nefarious.

Gaming laptop Prime Day deals

The Republic of Gamers nameplate on the lid of the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14

$159925% off
$1199

The ROG Zephyrus G14 is an astonishingly good gaming laptop for its size. Its AMD Ryzen 9 processor and 40-series GeForce RTX GPU can push powerful, smooth graphics performance in games with its QHD display while also being surprisingly efficient for other tasks.

  • The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14, our favorite gaming laptop on the market today, has a whole bunch of models on sale. This one, with 16GB of memory and 1TB of storage, is $1,199.99, down from $1,899.99. If you, like me, have been really wanting to buy one of these things but keep putting it off, this discount may be the kick in the pants you need. You know what, I’ll be right back.
  • The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3, one of the most affordable gaming laptops out there, is $599.99, down from $899.99.
  • The HP Victus 15, our favorite budget gaming laptop, is down to $679.99 from $899.99 at Best Buy.
  • Go ahead and grab a Razer Blade 15 for $1,922.99 (originally $2,999.99) if that’s your thing. You have my permission.
  • If you’d prefer something a little smaller, you might instead consider the Razer Blade 14. Note that this is last year’s Ryzen 6000 model, not the spiffy new one that just came out, but that certainly makes its price easier to stomach. This one is $2,299.99, 34 percent down from its $3,499.99 list price.

Update July 12th, 10:13PM ET: Vetted existing deals and added a new deal for the latest MacBook Pro 16.