With Amazon Prime Day 2022 around the corner, now is a great time to start considering a laptop upgrade. There’ll be plenty of notebooks on offer that cater to a wide variety of tastes, and in anticipation of Prime Day running from July 12-13, several stores have already begun offering early deals. From heavy-duty gaming machines to modest working devices that are designed to be portable offices, we’ve rounded up some deals below for you to look at.
As mentioned, we expect plenty more laptop deals to be available during Prime Day 2022. In particular, we’d recommend looking at Amazon, Best Buy, and Newegg during Prime Day for laptop discounts. All three retailers are particularly great when it comes to gaming laptops. Prime Day also offers a great opportunity to get a laptop for productivity ahead of the 2022 school year. And if you’re in the market for a MacBook, you can expect some deals on Apple’s pricey laptops, too. However, we don’t expect massive discounts on MacBooks. In fact, the current lineup of Apple deals might be the best we’ll see this month.
It’s not just laptops that are already seeing great discounts ahead of Prime Day. Amazon has kicked off early Prime Day deals on a bunch of budget-minded 4K TVs. And if you’re shopping for games, check out our roundups of the best early Prime Day deals for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox.
Asus L210 laptop
The Asus L210 is meant for basic web functionality and light productivity. At just over two pounds and fitted with an 11.6-inch display, the L210 is designed with portability in mind. The 12-hour battery life further exemplifies the on-the-go lifestyle. Best suited for students or maybe as just a first laptop to tinker with, you can get this laptop for just over $150. It even comes with a year of Office 365. So, in reality, you’re paying less than 100 bucks for the laptop if you need Office 365 anyway.
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro
The Samsung Galaxy Book Pro is a versatile workhorse with some impressive technology inside of it and an extreme form factor. Sleek and lightweight, it also manages to pack in an AMOLED screen that makes it brilliant for outdoors work, next-gen Wi-Fi capability, an Intel Evo-verified processor, and functionality with the rest of Samsung’s Galaxy range of devices. The most impressive feature though? A long-lasting battery that can run for up to 20 hours and then quickly recharge itself.
2021 Lenovo Legion 5 Gaming Laptop
If you don’t mind running a GTX 1650, consider taking a closer look at the 2021 Lenovo Legion 5. Not only does it have a gigantic 17.3-inch FHD display, but it comes with a staggering 64GB RAM and 2TB SSD. It’s also a minimalistic rig, with an all-black chassis that belies its impressive gaming chops.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603 Gaming Laptop
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus is one of the best ways to pick up an RTX GPU without dropping $2,000. This model is currently discounted by $300 to just $1,550–and it brings a lot of value to the table, including a 16-inch display with a 165Hz refresh rate, 1TB SSD, RTX 3060, and a fingerprint reader for ease of access. It’s all wrapped up in a sleek package that’s only 0.78 inches thick, making it an ultra-portable companion.
Dell G15 Gaming Laptop
The Dell G15 boasts one of the sleekest designs in the sub-$1,000 range. The two-tone color palette offers a grey chassis with a black hinge and interior frame, along with a few red accents. It’s an eye-catching layout, and one that’s backed by some serious hardware. An RTX 3050 Ti, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and 15.6-inch FHD display give you everything needed to jump into today’s most popular games.
Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop
If you can look past its aggressive red and black styling, the Acer Nitro 5 is one of our favorite cheap gaming laptops. This model comes with an RTX 3050, Intel Core i5, and a 15.6-inch display with a 144Hz refresh rate. You’ll probably need to pick up an external drive, however, as the Nitro 5 only comes with a 256GB SSD.
MSI GS66 Stealth
It’s still expensive, but the MSI GS66 Stealth is currently discounted by nearly $500. Its eye-watering price tag is backed up by some serious power, including an RTX 3080, 1TB SSD, Intel Core i7, and 16GB RAM. When you’re not hooked up to an external monitor, you can also game on its 15.6-inch display that offers a 240Hz refresh rate.