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Best Prime Day laptop deals 2021: gaming, work, and cheap laptop sale is live

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Every year, the Prime Day laptop deals are a highlight of the sales event. Given the breadth of the market, there is an absolute truckload of discounts in terms of sheer quantity, and there are usually some real quality deals that shine through. We've been looking through the latest offers since the sale launched to bring you such deal highlights. If you're on your mobile, make sure you click here to refresh this page to ensure you're seeing the most up-to-date version.

Whether you're looking for something light and easy for work and home use, a machine with a little more power and capability or flexibility, or need a new gaming laptop that will put your old model to shame with power and performance and the latest components - there's something for everyone. Amazon and its rivals are all really going for it this year.

We've already found work laptops, gaming laptops, and cheap Chromebooks too. Laptops of all kinds have been increasingly popular over the last 18 months so there's furious competition between retailers for your money. Traditionally, picks around the $300-$400/£350-£450 mark have provided some really nice work laptops on past Prime Days, and Chromebooks are attempting to muscle into Windows' territory, even more, this time around.

We're expecting even more discounts on everything from Macbooks to Razer powerhouses. With new graphics cards upon us, retailers will probably want to shift old stock of 1650 or 20-series GPU laptops. Fingers crossed the 30-series cards make their way into some discounted laptops too.

For more discounts on some of the very finest machines out there, be sure to visit our guide to the best gaming laptops. Creative types might want to check out dedicated recommendations for the best drawing tablets from our friends over at Creative Bloq too.

Prime Day laptop deals - USA

HP Stream 14 (2021) | $499 $407 at Amazon
It's unlikely to set the world ablaze with the specs under the surface, but if all you're looking for is a competent work machine for yourself or your children, then the newest model of HP Stream suffices. It's the number of ports on this device that help it stand out from other entry-level notebooks, including a full HDMI 1.4 port on the side, something not often seen on computers at this price point. Features: Intel Celeron N4000, Integrated Intel graphics, 4GB RAM, 64GB HDD, 14-inch 720p HD screen.View Deal

HP 17.3-inch (2020) | $899 $671 at Amazon
Save $227: Who says that all enterprise computers need to be small? HP has decided to go against the grain with its 2020 line of business computers. Look past its size, and its lesser-seen inclusions like the DVD drive that help distinguish this machine from similarly priced offerings. Also worth noting; the fast charging support, HP claim this laptop can reach 50% in just 45 minutes. Features: AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, Integrated AMD Radeon Vega 8 graphics, 12GB RAM, 512GB HDD, 17.3-inch 720p HD screen View Deal

Acer Chromebook Spin 311 | $499 $225 at Amazon
Sometimes it can be a challenge for people whether or not they would like a tablet or a laptop for their daily needs. Enter Acer, with its Spin 311 Chromebook that states it can do both. It's ideal for users with an extensive library of Android apps and games that also want to benefit from a traditional laptop’s practicality - full QWERTY keyboard and easy viewing angles included. Features: Intel Celeron N4020, Intel Integrated Graphics, 4GB RAM, 32GB HDD, 11.6-inch Full HD screen
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Lenovo Chromebook S330 | $239 $159 at Walmart
Looking for something at the cheaper end of the scale? This Chromebook is a great place to start. Although it won't be winning any awards in terms of raw power, it's great as a general use and light work laptop. Plus, it's under $200. That's a win in our book. Features: Mediatek MT8173C CPU, 8GB RAM, 32GB eMMC SSD, 14-inch HD screen
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Samsung Galaxy Chromebook | $1,000 $700 at Amazon
With an i5 processor, a super-speedy 256GB SSD, and a greatly reduced price as part of the Prime Day laptop deals, this is an offer worth paying attention to. Besides being great for work and light home use, that UHD AMOLED screen is a real draw. Features: Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 13.3-inch UHD AMOLED screen.
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Samsung Galaxy Book Pro | $1,100 $930 at Amazon
Samsung may not be the first company that comes to mind for laptops, but Galaxy Book Pro offer demonstrates why it should. Packing a gorgeous AMOLED screen to go with an 11th-gen i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD, this is one of the better Prime Day laptop deals for productivity and work tasks. Features: Intel i5 11th-gen CPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 15.6-inch AMOLED screen.
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Apple MacBook Air 2020 | $1,000 $949 at Amazon
MacBooks are hard to get hold of at a discount, so being able to save even $50 in the early Prime Day laptop deals is an opportunity to take notice of. This particular offer gets you the Air 2020 edition in Silver. Features: Apple M1 Chip CPU, up to an 8-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 13-inch Retina screen.
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Gigabyte AERO 15 | $2,200 $1,765 at Amazon
This handy offer is actually cheaper now than it was in last year's Prime Day laptop deals, and it's a worthy investment for a creator, graphic designer, and gamer. If you straddle these areas of hobby and interest, then the AERO laptop with its 4K screen and 2060 graphics card are well placed to serve you. Features: Intel Core i7-9750H CPU, RTX 2060 GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, 15.6-inch 4K UHD OLED screen.
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Dell XPS 15 | $2,000 $1,549 at Dell
If you don’t mind making a small investment, then the newest iteration of the XPS 15 is hard to beat. Look beyond its impressive looks, and you will find that it has enough grunt under the hood to steamroll through all manner of CPU-intensive tasks - as well as a beefy GPU to handle light gaming sessions in 1080p with ease.
Features: Intel Core i7-10750H CPU, GTX 1650 Ti GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 15.6-inch FHD screen
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Prime Day laptop deals - gaming

Acer Predator Triton 500 (RTX 2070 Super) | $1,599 at Amazon US
Showing that 20-series machines can hold their own still, this Acer gaming laptop is a seriously good offering at this price. If you want a highly capable gaming machine and can't quite stretch to the 30-series machines yet, then this is one of the best deals going.
Features: Intel i7-10750H CPU, RTX 2070 Super GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 15.6-inch Full HD display
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Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 (RTX 2070 Super) | $2,200 $1,734 at Amazon
It may not be built for 4K gaming, but the Scar 15 has all the muscle needed to make short work of the most demanding titles in 1080p. It's the display that makes this machine worth another look. The 240Hz refresh rate capabilities will mean that reaching high FPS in your favorite shooters and competitive titles should be a breeze. Features: Intel Core i7-10875H, RTX 2070 Super GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 15.6-inch Full HD screen.View Deal

Lenovo Ideapad L340 (GTX 1650) | $969 $785 at Amazon
This laptop from Lenovo demonstrates that high-quality gaming is very much achievable without spending in excess of a grand. Indeed, with very few concessions, the L340 is equal parts comfortable, and quietly capable of holding its own at 1080p; this is thanks in part to the GTX 1650 GPU. It impresses additionally with its stealthy aesthetics, perfect for those who prefer a subtle machine to game with and take to the office. Features: Intel i5-9300H, GTX 1650, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 15.6-inch Full HD screen.  
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2020 Razer Blade 15 Base Model (RTX 2070 Max-Q) | $2,300 $1,699 at Amazon
Stepping into the next generation of gaming may be costly, but a decent discount can definitely go a long way into taking the sting out. While gaming in native 4K in this form factor, may not be all there just yet, the power of the Blade should not be underestimated - especially the stellar RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU, which can blitz through the most demanding games, and the 10th gen 6-core i7 has yet to be dethroned. Features: Intel Core i7-107550H 6-Core, RTX 2070 Max-Q, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 15.6-inch 4K OLED screen.
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Dell G15 (GTX 1650) | $930 $749 at Dell
Want a relatively budget-friendly gaming laptop? It doesn't get much better than this. With $150 off the asking price, this GTX 1650-powered option is great if you're not too fussed about having max settings. The processor isn't going to bowl you over, but it'll still do very nicely indeed. Features: Intel Core i5-10200H CPU, GTX 1650 GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB NVMe SSD, 15.6-inch Full HD 120Hz screen.
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Dell G3 15 (GTX 1650 Ti) | $98960 $829 at Dell
This version of the Dell G3 15 is a good choice thanks to its respectable 1650 Ti graphics card, and it's on sale. In fact, you're saving over $100 overall. Not bad at all, particularly because it's also got a 256GB NVMe SSD for faster loading and a good i7-10750H processor. Features: Intel Core i7-10750H CPU, GTX 1650 Ti GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB NVMe SSD, 15.6-inch Full HD 120Hz screen.
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2020 Razer Blade 15 Base (GTX 1660 Ti) | $1,600 $1,370 at Amazon
The Razer Blade range offers something to suit most budgets, and this particular model is a great place to start. With a 144Hz display to go with a solid i7 processor and a 1660Ti graphics card, it's a good deal on a good laptop. Features: Intel Core i7-10750H CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 15.6-inch FHD 1080p 144Hz display.
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Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 (RTX 2060) | $1,550 $1,250 at Best Buy
4K gaming in this form factor still carries a high price tag, but this saving from Best Buy does a lot to ease the wound. With such a strong set of specs, if you're after a very capable 4K gaming laptop, that will max out everything in Full HD without breaking a sweat this is a great option. Features: Intel Core i7-107550H, RTX 2060, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 15.6-inch 4K LED screen. (If you're after more graphical grunt, via an extra $300, you can pick up a similar spec M15 that includes the hotly elusive RTX 3060 instead).
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MSI Stealth 15M (RTX 2060 Max-Q) | $1,550 $1,200 at Best Buy
Save $350: Not too fussed about a 4K display? There are bigger savings with the equally powerful Stealth 15M, featuring the buffer Max-Q version of the RTX 2060, which means that the card runs a little quieter while boosting slightly better results on the whole. Features: Intel Core i7-1185G7, RTX 2060 Max-Q, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 15.6-inch Full HD screen.
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Prime Day laptop deals - UK

Asus Vivobook | £249.99 £200 at Amazon
Just need something affordable for some light work tasks? 4GB of RAM won't allow for too much multitasking (go easy on those Chrome tabs) and 64GB isn't much for downloads. But if you just need basic doc editing, email, web browsing, Spotify and a decent HD screen you won't find much better at this price at all. Features: Intel Celeron, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, 14-inch Full HD screen.
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Lenovo IdeaPad | £199.99 £180 at Amazon
Ok, so we have actually found one even cheaper than the above with a very similar set of internal spec. However, this is a smaller 11.6-inch model. Generally, we can find ones this size a bit too cramped for regular use, whereas a 14-inch model feels just right. If you really next that extra portability for being on the move, then this could work. Features: Intel Celeron, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, 14-inch Full HD screen.
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Acer Swift 1 | £399 £350 at Amazon
Prime Day laptop deals are great for machines like this. It'll handle all the basics with ease, but with a little bit of extra performance and style. 4GB is a little light for you multitaskers out there, but getting a speedy 128GB SSD instead of a regular mechanical hard drive is a steal at this price. Features: Intel Pentium, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 14-inch Full HD display.
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ASUS ZenBook S13 UX393 | £1,500 £1,000 at Amazon
Save £500: Make no mistake, the 4K touchscreen is the star of the show, but the trackpad is sure to turn a few heads, with what ASUS is calling its NumberPad 2.0. Looks aside, and the heart of this machine is pure power all the way. It’s packed with ports too, accommodating a full-sized HDMI, three USB-C ports - one with Thunderbolt 3 - and a microSD card reader to stay fully connected at all times. Features: Intel i7-1065G7, Intel Integrated Graphics, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 13.9-inch 4K touchscreen.
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Microsoft Surface Pro 7 | £899 £649 at Amazon
This machine is part-laptop, part-tablet, and all excellent. It offers good flexibility and productivity, powered by a 10th-gen Intel processor and 8GB of RAM. Basically, it'll have the guts to do all your home and work tasks. A great discount here, too. Features: Intel Quad Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 12.3-inch touchscreen.
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 | £999 £810 at Amazon
This touchscreen laptop has all the makings of a great home and work machine. There's a new 10th-generation Intel processor, 8GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD, and an ultra-thin design housing a 13.5" screen. With more than £100 off today, it's great value. Features: Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 13-inch touchscreen.
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Asus ZenBook Flip | £800 £650 at Amazon
Typically - when it comes to these kinds of 2-in-1 devices - there is a power struggle between being powerful but pricey or cost-effective but lacking in specs. This isn't the case with the ZenBook. It makes use of an Intel Core i5 and 8GB RAM for blitz-quick performance for the Full HD touchscreen functionality without slowing things down whichever way you orient things.View Deal

Asus ZenBook 4K with ScreenPad | £1,400 £950 at Amazon
It's that touchpad that has us entranced at first glance. Think of it as Asus' take on Apple's TouchBar for the sake of argument. It's essentially a smaller touch-enabled display that works with certain software that's handy for creative types wanting a little more flexibility. We can't lie, it does look pretty cool, and - combined with the 4K display - it's certainly got the looks on its side.View Deal

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 4K | £1,100 £900 at Amazon
Let's not mince words here; it's the big and bright Ultra HD screen that's at the center-piece of this Yoga laptop, but the paper-thin build, 11-hour battery life, and facial recognition don't hurt its appeal either. If you're in the market for something lightweight and proficiently powerful - this could be it. Features: Intel Core i7-1065G7, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD View Deal

Samsung Galaxy Book S | £999 £699 at Amazon
Samsung's laptops are great machines. This is a 13.3-inch model that is powered by 8GB of RAM, an Intel i5 processor, and weighs less than one kilogram. Crazy light. The Earthy Gold colour is discounted too, though not to the same extent. Features: Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 512GB storage, 13-inch full HD LCD Touch screen.
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Samsung Galaxy Book Ion | £1,299 £649 at Amazon
Save £650: If the price has ever put you off one of these stylish-looking ultrabooks, well - that may not be much of an obstacle any longer. At an astounding 50% off, this one impressive machine that's made doubly so if you're an existing Galaxy smartphone user with a suite of exclusive functionality via USB-C connection. It's also got a QLED display, so whatever you do on it will look really nice.

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Prime Day laptop deals  - gaming

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition (GTX 1660 Ti) | £799.99 at Amazon UK
A truly historic low price for this machine - or any Razer laptop - as it falls under the 900-pound mark. This will have you gaming and working with ease no matter what you throw at it. A must but for anyone looking for a cheap gaming laptop deal this Prime Day. Features: Intel i7-10750H CPU, GTX 1660 Ti GPU, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 15.6" Full HD display
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MSI 6P66 Leopard (RTX 3070) | £1,700 £1,250 at Amazon
If you were waiting on the RTX 30-series becoming more readily available, firstly - congratulations, we wish we did - and your gamble has paid off. The Leopard features a full-power RTX 3070 in it; with that card, you'll be maxing out all the latest games for many years to come; this may very well be your best shot at getting one of these elusive cards. For the money, it's hard to beat, in all honesty. Features: Intel i7-10870H CPU, RTX 3070 GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD, 15.6-inch Full HD display
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Acer PH315-53 Helios 300 (GTX 1660 Ti) | £1200 £999 at Very  
If performance at 1080p is your preference above all else, then the Helios 300 could be for you. The focus with this machine is all about speed, and that includes frames. That's right, it's a 144Hz display fuelled by some respectable specs, so you can be sure to keep your edge in the latest competitive titles. Features: Intel i7-10750H, GTX 1660 Ti, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 15.6 Full HD screen.
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ASUS TUF FX506LI (GTX 1650 Ti) | £800 £775 at Amazon
This Another good deal ahead of Prime Day, this one - you're getting a solid mid-range 1650 Ti graphics card to go with a reliable processor and a super-quick NVMe SSD. Features: Intel Core i5-10300H CPU, GTX 1650 Ti GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, 15.6-inch Full HD 144Hz screen.
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HP Pavilion 15 (GTX 1650 Ti) | £800 £635 at Amazon
This is a pretty good deal for a budget Prime Day offering - a lean mean gaming machine with a 1650 Ti graphics card, a brand-new 10th-generation Intel processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. Not bad for a proven HP machine. Features: Intel Core i5-10300H CPU, GTX 1650 Ti GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 15.6-inch Full HD screen.
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MSI GF63 Thin | £799 £685 at Amazon
This is a great cheap gaming laptop deal for Prime Day. MSI are makers of quality gaming powerhouses and this one is particularly great for those looking to sneak into the entry-level, well, level of portable gaming machines. The 1650 graphics card might be the baby of pretty much Nvidia's entire range now, but it can still provide great gaming experiences. Features: Intel i5-10300H, GTX 1650 GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 15.6" 1080p screen.View Deal

ASUS ROG Strix G512QM | £1,600 £1,299 at Amazon
If you've been holding out for an Nvidia 30-series laptop - and one that doesn't break the bank - then this ASUS machine could be the one for you. With a solid discount of £300, this 3060-powered beast is an extremely attractive proposition. Features: Ryzen 7-5800H, RTX 3060 GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 15.6" 1080p 300Hz screen.View Deal

New Dell G3 15 (GTX 1650) | £789 £614 at Dell
If you're hunting down a budget-friendly gaming laptop, it's hard to do much better than this - the G3 15 packs a GTX 1650 graphics card for mid-range settings, a 256GB NVMe SSD for faster loading, and a respectable i5-10300H processor. Lovely stuff. Features: Intel Core i5-10300H CPU, GTX 1650 GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB NVMe SSD, 15.6-inch Full HD 120Hz screen.
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Lenovo Legion 5 | £1000 £895 at Amazon
In a gaming landscape full of hardware dominated by RGB-lighting and angular designs, now and again it’s refreshing to see something a little more reserved. At the same time, while it looks the part, aesthetics would be meaningless if it couldn’t perform. Not to worry in the 5’s case; boasting advanced cooling options and quick-charging functionality, you can be confident to game for hours without things getting hot. Features: Intel i5-10300H, GTX 1660 GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 15.6-inch Full HD screen.
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Prime Day laptop deals - do I need membership?

Prime Day laptop deals

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but yes - to take advantage of Prime Day laptop deals on June 21 and 22, you will need an Amazon Prime membership. However, it's not too big an inconvenience. Alongside original shows via Amazon Prime Video, it gets you access to free books and next-day delivery for many orders.

For those already with Prime memberships, there could be a few discounts or deals to extend your subscription. Don't forget that memberships stack, so your new sub just gets added to what you have already.

For the deals we're highlighting from other retailers though, you don't need to be a 'member' and there will be some great deals as Amazon's competitors try to cash in on the summer sales buzz.

Prime Day 2021 - what else is on sale?

Away from laptops, Prime Day will have you covered for price cuts on a whole host of tech. It's a great time to look for deals on the best gaming monitors, for example. You'll also be able to pick up excellent deals on PC components and parts, so if you're building your own rig, Prime Day is a great time to snag some new stuff like one of the best graphics cards or even a gaming laptop deal (or cheap gaming PC, for that matter).

Of course, an Amazon Prime day wouldn't be complete with lots of Prime Day TV deals and Prime Day board game deals. Check out the best discounts via our guides.