Amazon Prime Day laptop deals 2023: all the best discounts available today

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We're now in the second day of Amazon's Prime Day laptop deals, with the October event coming to an end at midnight. That means time is running out to score yourself a discount in this week's Big Deal Days event, so if you spot a price you like it's well worth jumping in. We're still seeing some excellent prices on the shelves, though, from budget Chromebooks to top of the range machines. We've scoured Amazon and all its competing retailers to bring you our top picks. 

This is a particularly well timed round of Prime Day laptop deals. We usually see laptops refreshing every year, so by the time we get close to the holidays retailers are looking to offload even some of the year's biggest releases. That's excellent news whether you're after a budget everyday web browsing machine or something a little more robust. 

We've been tracking all these offers for years now, so we know a good deal when we spot one. Not only that, though, but with multiple retailers launching competing sales to make the most of this pre-Black Friday rush you can find Prime Day laptop deals all over the place. We're comparing all the biggest stores to find you the best prices this week. 

Today's best Prime Day laptop deals in the US

Asus Vivobook 11.6-inch laptop | $249.99 $189.95 at Amazon
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Asus Vivobook 11.6-inch laptop | $249.99 $189.95 at Amazon
Save $60 - This is a bargain buy, but it's only got 4GB RAM and a 64GB wad of storage. Throw in an Intel Celeron N4000 processor and you've got an excellent everyday browsing device, but it won't handle much more than that.

Buy it if: 

✅ You want to spend as little as possible
✅ You're buying a laptop for web browsing
✅ You don't multi-task often 

Don't buy it if: 

❌ You're buying a laptop for everyday work

Price Check: Walmart: OOS | Best Buy: OOS

Acer Aspire 5 15.6-inch laptop | $379.99 $299.99 at Amazon
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Acer Aspire 5 15.6-inch laptop | $379.99 $299.99 at Amazon
Save $80 - This Acer Aspire 5 is looking particularly good for anyone after a little more than an everyday web browser. The 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD will keep lighter work tasks zipping along - as will the 11th generation Intel i3 processor.

Specs: Intel i3-1115G4 | 8GB RAM | 128GB SSD

Buy it if: 

✅ You're after a solid everyday laptop
✅ You don't want unnecessary extra features
✅ You want a full-sized display

Don't buy it if: 

❌ You use more demanding programs 

Price Check: Walmart: $475 | Best Buy: OOS

HP 14-inch laptop | $498.88 $361.10 at Walmart
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HP 14-inch laptop | $498.88 $361.10 at Walmart
Save $137 - Not only is this a record low price on the Ryzen 3 HP 14-inch laptop, but it's a stunning rate for a machine with a 1TB SSD and 16GB RAM to play with. That's perfect for the multi-taskers who want to keep everything on one laptop. 

Specs: AMD Ryzen 3 3250U | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD 

Buy it if: 

✅ You want as much storage as possible under $400
✅ You multi-task with lighter programs
✅ You don't need a larger display 

Don't buy it if: 

❌ You prefer a larger display

Price Check: Amazon: $369 | Best Buy: OOS

HP 15.6-inch laptop | $699 $469.99 at Amazon
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HP 15.6-inch laptop | $699 $469.99 at Amazon
Save $230 - HP's Amazon storefront is selling this stacked 15.6-inch laptop for just $469.99 right now. Considering there's 32GB RAM and a 1TB SSD in there that's a solid offer, though note that 11th generation i3 processor will hold these components back compared to their performance in other machines. 

Specs: Intel i3-1115G4 | 32GB RAM | 1TB SSD

Buy it if: 

You regularly multi-task...
... but not between more demanding programs
You need plenty of storage space

Don't buy it if: 

❌ You need more processing power rather than RAM
❌ You don't need too much storage

Price Check: Walmart: $498.99 | Best Buy: OOS

Dell XPS 13 13.4-inch laptop | $799 $599 at Dell
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Dell XPS 13 13.4-inch laptop | $799 $599 at Dell
Save $200 - We're scooting over to Dell next for a fantastic price on the previous generation Dell XPS 13. This is an entry level spec, but the luxury ultrabook rarely reaches these kinds of prices. 

Specs: Intel i5-1230U | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD

Buy it if: 

✅ You regularly travel with your laptop
✅ Battery life is a priority
✅ You value design over raw power

Don't buy it if: 

❌ You want the best components for your cash
❌ You don't need a super portable machine

Price Check: Amazon: OOS | Best Buy: OOS

Apple MacBook Pro (2022) 13-inch laptop | $1,299 $1,049.99 at Amazon
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Apple MacBook Pro (2022) 13-inch laptop | $1,299 $1,049.99 at Amazon
Save $250 - You'll first see a $1,239 sales price on the 2022 MacBook Pro at Amazon, but an additional coupon brings that cost all the way to $1,049.99. Once you're there, you're getting a record low price on the M2 device. 

Specs: Apple M2 | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD

Buy it if: 

✅ You prioritize portability and ease of use
✅ You're already in the Apple ecosystem
✅ You're upgrading from an Intel MacBook 

Don't buy it if: 

❌ You need more storage and RAM for your money
❌ You prefer Windows

Price Check: Best Buy: $1,299 | Walmart: $1,239

Today's best Prime Day laptop deals in the UK

Lenovo IdeaPad 3i 15.6-inch laptop | £379 £279 at Currys
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Lenovo IdeaPad 3i 15.6-inch laptop | £379 £279 at Currys
Save £100 - We're heading over to Currys' competing sales for this Lenovo IdeaPad 3i. You'll find a £100 discount here, whereas Amazon is currently only down to £289.99. That's a solid rate for a 128GB SSD device. 

Specs: Intel i3-1115G4 | 4GB RAM | 128GB SSD

Buy it if: 

✅ You want a cheap laptop for school work
✅ You still want a full-sized screen
✅ You don't multi-task between heavier programs 

Don't buy it if: 

❌ You use more demanding software

Price Check: Very: £279 | Amazon: £289.99 

Asus Vivobook 16 16-inch laptop | £649.99 £499.99 at Amazon
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Asus Vivobook 16 16-inch laptop | £649.99 £499.99 at Amazon
Save £150 - If you're after a larger screen, this 16-inch Asus Vivobook is looking particularly hot right now. You're not only getting a solid Ryzen 5 processor, but 16GB RAM and 512GB of SSD storage to support it as well. 

Specs: AMD Ryzen 5 5600H | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD

Buy it if: 

✅ You want all-round performance
✅ You regularly multi-task on one screen
✅ You want an immersive content experience

Don't buy it if: 

❌ You don't need that screen fidelity
❌ You usually plug into an external monitor

Price Check: Ebuyer: OOS | Box: OOS

Asus Zenbook Duo 14 14-inch laptop | £1,499 £799 at Currys
Save £700 -

Asus Zenbook Duo 14 14-inch laptop | £1,499 £799 at Currys
Save £700 - If you're after a productivity wizard, we'd recommend you check out this £799 sales price on the dual-screened Asus Zenbook. Yep, we're back at Currys for this one, considering we aren't seeing any major savings over at Amazon. 

Specs: Intel i7-1165G7 | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD

Buy it if: 

✅ You're after a productivity dream machine
✅ You'll make use of that second screen
✅ You don't mind the trackpad layout 

Don't buy it if: 

❌ You won't use the extra touchscreen 

Price Check: Amazon: £1,235

FAQ

When will October Prime Day laptop deals end?

This is the final day of Amazon's October Prime Day laptop deals, so members only have until midnight to make the most of this official sale. That said, we've got Black Friday laptop deals coming up so it shouldn't be too long before we see similar savings on the shelves. 

Do you need a Prime membership for Prime Day laptop deals?

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but yes - to take advantage of official Prime Day laptop deals, you will need an Amazon Prime membership. However, it's not too big an inconvenience, and you can often find free trials available in the lead up to the sale as well. Alongside original shows via Amazon Prime Video, it gets you access to free books and next-day delivery for many orders.

It's also worth noting that we tend to see some of the more competitive mid-range models available at other stores. That means it's well worth keeping your net wide this year, as retailers like Dell, Best Buy, and Walmart in the US often have some stunning discounts as well. In the UK, we'd keep a close eye on Currys, Argos, and Laptops Direct. 

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Free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime
If you time it right, you can nab a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime ahead of time and sail through this year's Prime Day laptop deals for free. You'll need a membership to take full advantage of the sales, so be sure to claim within range of the official event.

Which laptop should you buy on Amazon Prime Day?

You can easily score hundreds of dollars in discounts on some of the most powerful laptops on the market during Prime Day, but that money is going to be wasted if you simply won't use them. The best Prime Day laptop deals are the ones that offer you the highest value when it comes to specs, features, and form factor. That's why we're helping you work out exactly which laptops you should be concentrating on this summer. 

We've broken this guide down by use-case, running through the specs and features you should be on the lookout for if you're after a budget, everyday machine, a student laptop, a content creation tool, or something that will make your Steam library sing. You'll find the recommended spec lists for each of these uses, and the prices we would expect to find them at, just below.

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Which laptop should you buy on Prime Day?
Row 0 - Cell 0 ProcessorRAMStorageExtrasPrime Day price
Light web browsing and streamingAMD A4 / AMD A6 / Intel Celeron N40204GB32GB - 128GBNA$100 - $300 / £100 - £300
Student laptop / workIntel Core i3 / i5 / Ryzen 58GB256GB SSD - 512GB SSD14-inch or 15.6-inch display$300 - $500 / £300 - £500
Content creationIntel Core i5 / i7 / Ryzen 5 / Ryzen 78GB - 16GB512GB SSDPotential for a dedicated GPU$500 - $800 / £500 - £800
GamingIntel Core i5 / i7 / Ryzen 5 / Ryzen 716GB - 32GB512GB SSD - 1TB SSDRTX 30-Series GPU$800 - $1,500 / £800 - £1,500

What to expect from budget Prime Day laptop deals

If you're just on the lookout for a simple web-browsing / note taking machine, you'll be shopping in the budget section this Prime Day. You won't be breaking past $400 / £400 here, though you'll likely be moving away from Intel's Core processors and AMD's Ryzen series, and could be picking up smaller hard drives rather than 256GB SSDs. Still, if you don't need the power those components can offer, there's no point in buying them. 

The Acer Chromebook Spin 311 pops up time and time again during Prime Day laptop deals, usually dropping that $300 / £300 MSRP down to around $200 / £300. We often see this model featured in flash sales as well, which means you could be breaking past that $200 / £200 budget, hitting prices like $179 / £179. Of course, this is a super budget Chromebook, but it does offer a 2-in-1 design for additional functionality. 

The 11-inch HP Stream is another dirt cheap option, but we'd actually recommend eyeing up the 14-inch model instead. Price differences between these machines are usually negligible, at around $40 - $50 / £40 - £50, and that's money well spent to avoid the cramped layout of a smaller device. The latest iteration hasn't seen its base $249 MSRP drop in the US so far, however we're still optimistic. Previous generations have fallen pretty quickly, and the UK £329 RRP on older models has given way to £179 - £200 costs in the past as well. 

Moving away from Amazon, though, we'd always keep a close eye on the Dell Inspiron 15 3000. This budget machine is usually the brand's flagship for headline-grabbing super cheap Prime Day laptop deals, working to break attention away from Amazon itself. You'll often find an Intel processor with 4GB or 8GB RAM and a 128GB SSD for around $250 / £250 but they do sell quickly. 

Watchlist:

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Acer Chromebook Spin 311 (Intel N4020 / 32GB storage)

MSRP: $299.99 / £299.99

Expected Price: $179 / £179

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HP Stream 14-inch (Intel N4120 / 64GB SSD)

MSRP: $249.99 / £249.99

Expected Price: $199 / £179

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Dell Inspiron 15 3000 (Intel 12th Gen i3 / 256GB SSD)

MSRP: $329 / £349

Expected Price: $249 / £249

View at Dell

What to expect from mid-range Prime Day laptop deals

The Acer Aspire 5 and HP Pavilion 14 are two of our top recommendations any time someone asks for a solid laptop that doesn't break the bank. No time is this more true than during sales events like Prime Day laptop deals. The mid-range is generally classed at between $400 - $800 / £400 - £800, though the lower boundary of that range does blur slightly with entry level depending on the machine and configuration you're choosing. The Acer Aspire 5 and HP Pavilion are both already cheap machines just nudging this boundary, offering solid mid-range specs (16GB RAM and 512GB SSDs) for around $400-$500 / £400-£500, so further savings are a bonus. 

However, we'd also recommend keeping an eye on the Asus Vivobook 15. This seems to be an Amazon favorite, regularly appearing during Prime Day laptop deals with some of the best value on offer. List prices put a 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD configuration at around $700-$800 at the time of writing, but we regularly see these specs at around $500 / £500 during sales events. 

The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 is also another regular during larger discounts. These are simple laptops that pack mid-range Ryzen 5 / i5 processors, 8GB RAM, and 256GB / 512GB SSDs into a price point that can sometimes near $350 / £350. These rigs are sold by the boat load whenever Prime Day laptop deals roll around, so expect some excellent value for money if you're not too invested in a premium chassis. 

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Acer Aspire 5 (AMD Ryzen 5 / 512GB SSD)

MSRP: $699.99 / £599.99

Expected Price: $499.99 / £499.99

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HP Pavilion 14 (Intel 12th Gen i5 / 512GB SSD)

MSRP: $609 / £599

Expected Price: $449 / £399

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Asus Vivobook 15 (Ryzen 5 / 512GB SSD)

MSRP: $569.99 / £649.99

Expected Price: $489.99 / £449.99

View at Amazon

What to expect from high-end Prime Day laptop deals

High-end machines generally start at around $800 / £800 and continue well past $2,000 / £2,000 in some cases. The justification for these costs can come from two places; powerful components and luxury designs. Machines like the MacBook and HP Spectre x360 may not pack the biggest SSDs or copious amounts of RAM, but they certainly feel luxurious and offer chassis features that others simply can't. Meanwhile laptops like the Dell XPS 13 cram high-end components into impossibly tiny shells for additional value on top. 

We'd recommend keeping a look out for four high-end machines in particular this year; the 2020 M1 MacBook Air, 2021 MacBook Pro 14-inch, Dell XPS 13, and the HP Spectre x360. 

At three years old, the M1 MacBook Air is ready for some serious discounts, and with the M2 processor well established on the shelves, sales prices could start to seriously slip soon. We've seen costs hovering at around $950 / £880 over the last few months, but we could see a return of that record low $749 sales price from June. 

If you're after something a little more recent in this year's Prime Day laptop deals, the 2022 MacBook Pro could be one to watch. The cheapest model starts out at $1,299 / £1,349, with prices dropping to $1,099 / £1,165 in the past. We haven't seen stock on this 256GB configuration for some time, though, so if discounts do appear again, you'll need to be quick. 

Those looking to go all out with a 2-in-1 convertible machine should be taking note of the 2022 HP Spectre x360. It's been spotted at record lows of around $1,300 in the past, despite its starting at a whopping $1,669.99. With discounts continuing to roll through the last few months, we're hopeful for a return to form here. 

Of course, Prime Day gaming laptop deals and Prime Day PC deals will also slot into this high-end category, so if you're planning on firing up Steam any time soon we'd recommend you head over to our full guide on what to expect from MSI, Razer, Asus and more. 

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M1 MacBook Air 

MSRP: $999 / £999

Expected Price: $799 / £799

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2022 MacBook Pro 

MSRP: $1,299 / £1,349 

Expected Price: $1,099 / £1,165

View at Amazon

Should you buy a Chromebook on Prime Day?

Chromebooks sit in the cheaper ranges of Prime Day laptop deals for the most part (some Google own options can still run you up the price scale). They're excellent devices and certainly shouldn't be counted out if you're after an everyday browsing / streaming device. However, we'd recommend being careful if you're looking to go cheaper by picking up these cloud-run devices. There's no Windows operating system here - everything is run through a Google Chrome system instead. If you're after a student laptop this Prime Day, you'll need to work out how important Windows applications are to your studies. Similarly, we wouldn't recommend anyone on the hunt for a work machine limit themselves in this way. 

However, that streamlined experience does make for excellent battery life and low prices, so as an everyday workhorse these machines can really sing. 


Of course, an Amazon Prime day wouldn't be complete with lots of Prime Day TV deals and Prime Day gaming PC deals. If you're after something more portable, though, we'd recommend checking out Prime Day iPad deals

Tabitha Baker
Managing Editor - Hardware

Managing Editor of Hardware at GamesRadar+, I originally landed in hardware at our sister site TechRadar before moving over to GamesRadar. In between, I've written for Tom’s Guide, Wireframe, The Indie Game Website and That Video Game Blog, covering everything from the PS5 launch to the Apple Pencil. Now, i'm focused on Nintendo Switch, gaming laptops (and the keyboards and mice that come with them), and tracking everything that suggests VR is about to take over our lives.