One of the most eagerly anticipated days in the shopping calendar is almost here - Amazon Prime Day.
Monday and Tuesday June 21 and 22, shoppers who have signed up to Amazon’s fast delivery service Prime will get access to exclusive deals across a wide range of products, from beauty and homeware to tech.
Prime Day deals are coded in blue so you’ll be able to quickly spot these deals, and there will also be lightning deals for extra savings during the day. You’ll be able to grab a bargain on everything from technology, clothing and every day essentials. Don’t forget to log in early to see the best deals as stock may be limited and some products may sell out quickly, but also remember to keep checking throughout the day as new deals will be added.
You can also save £10 on Prime Day when you spend £10 with small businesses, so you’ll feel good about supporting independent businesses but you’ll also have more money in the bank.
Of course, the biggest price drops will happen on the day itself - June 21, but there are already some excellent deals to be found.
Amazon Prime Day laptop deals: quick links
If you’re after a list of relevant pages to bookmark ahead of Amazon Prime Day, below are the pertinent Amazon Prime links for each brand:
Acer: discounts on Swift and Aspire laptops from £225
Asus: excellent, mid-range laptops from £199
Apple: discounts on Macbooks, from £286
Dell: sales on XPS, Inspiron and gaming laptops, from £229
Chromebooks: deals on chromebooks from £169
HP: cheap Chromebooks and premium laptops from £225
Lenovo: laptops from £199.99
Do I need to be an Amazon Prime member to get the deals?
The Amazon Prime discounts are only available to those with Amazon Prime memberships, so if you want to take advantage of the deals that will be on offer, you’ll need to become a Prime member.
You can enjoy 30 days free of Amazon Prime - after that point, you can either cancel your subscription, or sign up for:
- Prime Video: offers access to all that Amazon Prime Video, but not any of the other perks of Amazon Prime, and costs £5.99 per month
- Amazon Prime: gives you full access to everything that Amazon Prime has to offer, including Prime Video, premium delivery, photo storage and music streaming. Costs £7.99 per month
- Prime annual: has all the perks of Amazon Prime, but charges you annually instead of monthly. Touted by Amazon as the “best value” deal, it costs £79 per year
- Prime Student: students can enjoy a six month trial of Amazon Prime for free, and thereafter is half price, at £3.99 per month
Discounts already available
New Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) - Space Grey (Latest Model) £1,319.97 (was £1,499)
This MacBook provides the longest ever battery life seen in Apple Mac products, a total of 20 hours.
It’s perfect for people who like to have multiple programs and apps on the go at once, but may have previously struggled to find a machine which could keep up with the demands of this.
It’s the M1 chip technology in this model gives you all the power to get all your work done.
2020 Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) £899 (was £999)
If you are happy to have slightly older laptop then this model of the Apple Macbook - which is only around a year old - is perfect for you. It’s available in silver, space grey and gold; all for the same price with a fantastic £100 saving.
This is still one of Apple’s thinnest and lightest Macbooks and still boasts a super powerful M1 chip, CPU speeds up to 3.5 times faster and a battery lasting up for 18 hours.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 Ultra-Thin 13” Touchscreen Laptop (Platinum) - Intel 10th Gen Quad Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 10 Home, 2019 Edition £820.60 (was £999)
The Surface laptop 3 has a stylish design, premium finish and sharp display.
Amazon is discounting a number of configurations, so you can customise this with your preferred amount of memory or a faster processor and still enjoy a discount.
This is the cheapest option which uses the Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory and 128GB of storage. It provides all-day power on the go, with up to 11.5 hours of battery life, plus standby time when you are away from the screen.
ASUS ZenBook S13 UX393 13.9 Inch Full HD 500nits Touchscreen Laptop (Intel i7-1065G7, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB PCIe SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10), Black £999.99 (was £1,499.99)
This deal already offers you a fantastic saving of £500.
This ultra-thin laptop boasts 4K Ultra-HD Touchscreen with 3:2 aspect ratio and has an all-metal magnesium alloy unibody for maximum strength and lightness.
It weighs just 1.35KG and is 15.7mm thin, and also offers up to 14 hours of battery life so you can work all day, uninterrupted, without having to worry about finding a charge point.
Which laptop should I buy?
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