High-value PCs and components at great prices
Prime Day is almost here, and as usual, expect a huge selection of computers and computer gear at a discount. After experiencing major microchip shortages for two years, the industry was finally able to lower prices for high-growth electronics. While prices may never return to pre-shortage levels, we expect to see some great deals on incredible PCs and hardware.
When does Prime Day 2022 start?
Amazon hasn’t announced an exact date, but rumors suggest that it will happen around the second week of July. It usually doesn’t fall on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, which makes us consider July 13-16 and 20-23 as the most likely date ranges.
How to get the best Prime Day deals?
Sign up for Amazon Prime
Here’s what to do if you want to get the best deals on vacation. You do not need to be a longtime subscriber, nor do you need to continue to subscribe after receiving your offer. But you need to sign up for Amazon Prime during the event to take advantage of the sale.
Ask, “Alexa, what’s my deal?” offers some great discounts that you can only find when shopping through voice assistants.
Turn on transaction notifications
If you have one of the latest generation Amazon Echo or Echo Show smart speakers or displays, you can enable the “Recommend Deals” setting to get notified of an upcoming sale. This feature scans your shopping cart, wish list, and saved items and reports back when the item you’ve tagged is about to go on sale.
Best mini PC deals on Prime Day
There was a time when even simple computers used primarily for word processing took up an entire case. These powerful, space-saving and affordable mini PCs are proof that the times are over.
Apple Mac Mini M1
While it doesn’t go on sale right now, it is rumored to be replaced by an upgraded model as early as October. In the meantime, look for retailers to drop the price of the unit. This powerful, user-friendly mini PC is around mid-July. Sold by Amazon
As efficient as they get, this full-featured PC comes in two versions, both under $300. It has plenty of RAM, storage, and processing power for a smooth Windows experience with little to no hiccups or lags. Sold by Amazon
It’s packed with a surprisingly powerful central processor for something so small, and it can even play some relatively resource-intensive games thanks to Intel’s advanced integrated graphics processor. You can upgrade its dual-channel RAM up to 32 gigabytes, and it supports up to three simultaneous video outputs. Sold by Amazon
Best Prime Day desktop deals
Surprisingly, buying a desktop gaming PC can be more economical than buying and assembling the parts yourself.
Asus ROG Desktop
It’s powerful enough to play many of today’s best games right out of the box, with an impressively fast AMD Ryzen processor and plenty of storage. Although its graphics card is from the previous generation, it is still relatively powerful and has plenty of room to upgrade if you need more firepower. Sold by Amazon
SkyTech Blaze II
This moderately priced option is perfect if you want to start gaming now, but still want to keep an eye on the GPU market for a good price on a high-end card. Its GTX 1660 graphics card will keep playing until you find the right upgrade. Sold by Amazon
HP Pavilion TG01
As long as you’re not playing at the highest graphics resolutions and settings, this is one of the best discounted gaming PCs out there. It has plenty of connectivity options, including Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 4.2, and plenty of USB ports. Sold by Amazon
Prime Day’s Best Laptop Deals
Retailers often use Prime Day to unload older versions of great laptops. These premium options are either already heavily discounted or are expected to have a big sale in July.
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro
Not only is it packed with premium components, it also boasts a rare AMOLED display that delivers clearer images and more accurate colors than nearly all of the competition. There are several configurations to choose from, and all are Intel Evo certified for a quick, streamlined experience. Sold by Amazon
Apple MacBook Air M1
A few years ago, you wouldn’t have expected Apple to release a high-performance, high-powered laptop at a reasonable price, but that’s exactly what the MacBook Air is. Since Apple announced the next MacBook Air M2, you can plan on getting a good Prime Day discount on this refined, lightweight laptop. Sold by Amazon
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
While the Surface Pro 8 exists, it has few significant advantages and tends to be much more expensive. Its predecessor, the Surface Pro 7, is by far the most refined and powerful Windows tablet money can buy. Sold by Amazon
Lenovo IdeaPad 3
With this software, you’ll spend as little as possible while still getting a smooth, unobtrusive Windows experience. It’s the perfect example of the kind of accessible, high-value deals you’re likely to find on Official Day. Sold by Amazon
Acer Aspire 5
It’s not on sale at the moment, but the Acer Aspire series is often discounted during the Amazon holiday shopping. This 15-inch model has all the hardware needed for most work and education tasks, and comes pre-installed with Windows 11. Sold by Amazon
The best PC hardware deals of Prime Day
If you’re busy building the gaming PC of your dreams, you can’t miss these impressive deals.
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Processor
A year ago, 30% off the most recommended desktop CPU seemed like a fever dream. Today, this gaming-grade CPU is a better value than ever and the perfect hub for a PC that can stay productive for years. Sold by Amazon
Intel Core i7-12700K . Processor
If you’re using Team Blue (Intel) rather than Team Red (AMD), you’ll appreciate this powerful yet efficient CPU. As the second tier of Intel’s 12th generation Core family, it’s one of the first to use a novel combination of 12 specialized and performance-driven high-efficiency cores. Sold by Amazon
Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 3080 Master
While $1,000 for a graphics card isn’t cheap, it’s significantly cheaper than this time last year, especially for this high-end card perfect for 4K gaming. Sold by Amazon
Zotac GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge OC
The 3070 offers the best price-to-performance proposition as far as gaming enthusiasts are concerned. By most people’s definition, it’s not affordable, but it’s closer to the 3070 manufacturer’s suggested retail price than ever before. Sold by Amazon
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