Amazon Prime Day gaming laptop deals will soon be upon us, so if you’re on the hunt for a competitively priced machine for all your gaming needs, or want something high-end with a decent discount to it, then you should be in luck. While Amazon may not be most well-known for its prowess in providing discounted laptops, we’ve generally seen that Prime Day has garnered some very aggressive deals over the 48-hour sales period.
From what we’ve observed in the past, the Prime Day gaming laptop deals appear to cater more towards the mid-range and higher-end machines over budget options. If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that the premium models are usually the laptops enjoying the heartiest discounts from the world’s largest online retailer. That isn’t to say that budget builds are entirely ignored, as there is still representation for rigs on the opposite end of the power spectrum, however, the deepest discounts appear to be reserved for the powerhouses – at least from what we’ve seen.
We currently don’t know exactly when Prime Day will be kicking off beyond a vague ‘July’ time-frame, but we’re willing to bet that it’s likely to come late in the month judging by past trends. With that said, whether you’re in the market for the best gaming laptop or something a little more modest, we’re going to see strong savings either way at the world’s largest online retailer sooner rather than later. Should you be interested in more hardware sales, we’re also keeping a watchful eye on the Prime Day laptop deals and Prime Day PC deals, too.
When will Prime Day gaming laptop deals start?
No official date has been set by the world’s largest online retailer just yet beyond a vague July time-frame, as Amazon usually keeps things under wraps and rather short notice. Generally, though, we’re expecting Prime Day to take place in the middle of the month, as this is typically when the sales event has kicked off in prior years. As Prime Day always occurs at the start of the week, we wouldn’t be surprised to see things begin on the 11th or 18th.
Do I need a Prime Membership to access Prime Day gaming laptop deals?
In order to make the most of the Prime Day gaming laptop deals, you’ll need to have an Amazon Prime membership. Fortunately, there’s a free trial available in both the US and UK for you to give the service a try risk-free ahead of the event. Through it, you’ll have access to not only next-day delivery but also the company’s coveted video service.
What’s important to state, though, is that many other retailers will be vying for some attention of their own, as we generally see storefronts such as Dell, Walmart, and Best Buy (US) as well as Currys, Laptops Direct, Box and Argos (UK) getting in on the gaming laptop deals action.
What will Amazon Prime Day gaming laptop deals look like in 2022?
We’re expecting the Prime Day gaming laptop deals this year to offer up more savings on Ampere-based hardware than we saw last year. The RTX 30 series is nearing its second year on the market, with machines running the latest generation of Nvidia video cards sure to be cheaper than what was on offer previously. In stark contrast, it’s unlikely that many RTX 20-series units will be up for sale, as Turing is close to four years old now.
With the introduction of RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti laptops earlier in the year, it’s possible that we will see high-end rigs discounted. Equally, we’re anticipating that RTX 3050 and RTX 3060 gaming laptops could experience some of their deepest savings since the winter sales events, too.
The one thing we noticed over the previous Prime Day was that gaming laptops were flying off the virtual shelves, as the more competitive offers were being claimed quickly. This wasn’t just the case for Amazon itself, especially factoring in Lightning Deals, but also with Dell, who had aggressive rates on its line of gaming laptops, too, with limited availability.
What happened during last year’s Prime Day gaming laptop deals?
Last year’s Prime Day gaming laptop deals were largely defined by extensive offers on mid-range machines starting from around the $1,000+ mark. Amazon itself had some competitive offers on the likes of the Razer Blade, as well as Asus Zephyrus models. However, retailers such as Best Buy and Newegg held just as competitive offers, if not more so, on a wide range of both budget and enthusiast-level machines, too.