Welcome to day 2 of this delicious live blog. ‘s computing team helped thousands of people buy a new laptop yesterday, and I’m leading the effort 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 over 72 hours?
We covered this on our main Prime Day deals blog, but it’s so weird I thought I should come here too.
Plus, it’s the only deal that’s launched on a laptop today, so I thought it was probably worth sharing – although I realize the Surface Pro X comes with a Qualcomm chipset.
Please note that this does not come with the signature keyboard, so you will need to buy it separately (and dropped to £104 in Prime Day sales) – but this laptop/tablet is designed to charge a smartphone-like battery, and we found it manages around 9 hours in testing.
If you’ve got some cash to spend this Amazon Prime Day, take a look at this. Samsung launched the Galaxy Book2 Pro just a few months ago, and it’s already discounted $300 for the cheapest price ever.
As I noted in my review, this Windows 11 laptop offers top-notch performance in a super-thin package, thanks to the 12th Gen Intel i7 ‘Alder Lake’ CPU and 16GB of RAM. The screen is also a big plus; a tiny bezel and bright AMOLED panel make the colors incredibly vibrant. If you have a Samsung Galaxy phone (or any other Galaxy product), you can take advantage of the ‘Galaxy Ecosystem’ features to sync your devices with ease.
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 MacBook Air right now, if you’re in the market for a good-value laptop from Apple. The M1 chip is a real powerhouse, making macOS run smoothly and overcoming demanding workloads.
There are a few models available so the exact discounts will vary, but you can save up to £104 here – and if you take advantage of Very’s buy it now pay later scheme, you can get an extra 10% cash back as soon as you’ve paid, increasing your savings.
MSI makes a lot of great laptops with some solid deals at the moment, but we want to highlight this Prestige 14, on sale on UK Prime Day today. It is an ideal all-in-one laptop for students or professionals thanks to its RTX graphics card and 512 GB of storage.
This is the laptop to buy if you want to do it all: office work, content creation, project design, web browsing, gaming, and more. As an added bonus, Windows 11 and Microsoft Office 365 come with MSI Prestige 14, so you can start working or having fun right away.
The Asus VivoBook S14 lives up to its name, with a 1080p display that delivers stunningly vivid color reproduction and deep, crisp blacks. 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 notebook with a long battery life and solid all-round performance thanks to its Intel Core i5 processor, the VivoBook S14 is an easy recommendation. This is actually a Windows 10 laptop if you’re not ready to move to Microsoft’s latest OS yet, but you can get 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 dollars dropped in price. But you get what you pay for, and the Acer Predator Triton 500 Special Edition is a scaled-down version of Acer’s already mighty Triton 500 that doesn’t sacrifice a drop of power.
So we have the latest 14-core Intel Core i9 processor, a super-powerful RTX 3080 Ti graphics card and 32GB of RAM that deliver top-notch gaming performance on the 1600p display. This is an extreme laptop for gamers and content creators who don’t want to skimp on expense for the best hardware money can buy.
From stupidly expensive to stupidly cheap, the Asus VivoBook Go 12 is just $170 for Amazon Prime Day – an $80 discount, the cheapest this little laptop has ever sold.
Sure, it’s a far cry from laptops from powerful creators, but if all you need is a compact laptop for answering emails and making video calls, the VivoBook Go 12 can handle it. Considering what the price of a budget Chromebook is right now, this is the perfect choice for anyone who wants a cheap laptop but doesn’t want to learn a new operating system. Windows users rejoice!
The Lenovo Legion Slim 7 (or ‘S7’) is a stellar gaming laptop with a pleasantly compact and robust chassis, as we noted in our review last month. It’s a brilliant counter-argument to the failings of the typical gaming laptop; easily portable with decent battery life, but without sacrificing performance.
An RTX 3060 and Ryzen 7 5800H processor means the Legion S7 is well equipped for 1080p gaming, and games look great on its vibrant 15.6-inch display. It also has a generally crisp aesthetic, with a machined metal exterior and one of the brightest RGB keyboards we’ve ever seen on a laptop.
If you’re looking to get a lightweight laptop for work or school this Prime Day, take a look at Acer’s Chromebook 315. This is a simple 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 ChromeOS’ cloud-oriented design means that won’t be a problem for the average user. Save your stuff to Google Drive and you’re done. All you need is an internet connection.