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The best Amazon Prime Day deals for designers

We round up the cheapest kit for artists and creatives.

Amazon Prime Day 2018 has started! Deals are rolling out across the world, with Amazon promising over a million in total. The event will run all the way through until midnight tonight (Tuesday 17 July) although some lightning deals expire before then, and some of the best deals are selling out super-quickly (in short – if you spot a deal you like the look of, it's best to buy it then and there!). 

We're bringing you all the best Amazon Prime Day 2018 deals for designers, artists and creatives right here on this page. And we’ll also list all the best discounts at any other retailers who decide to get it on the deals madness too. Use the jump links on the right to bag yourself a bargain.

Amazon Prime Day 2018 – Quick links

Laptops & tablets: US / UK
TVs, smartphones & cameras: US / UK
Entertainment & wearables: US / UK
Accessories: US / UK
Creative software: US / UK
Pencils: UK

Prefer to browse Amazon yourself? Here’s where you need to go:

Amazon Prime Day is the retail giant’s summer version of Black Friday. It's for Prime subscribers only – but fear not.

If you don't want to sign up for membership, you can still take advantage of the Amazon Prime Day deals by signing up for a free 30-day trial. The good news is that you can cancel the trial at any time before the end of the 30-day period, so you're not tied in.

Get a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime: US | UK | Canada | Australia | India

Amazon Prime Day US deals

Laptops & tablets – US

Acer Aspire E 15: $329.99 (was $379.99)
Save 15%
- As mid-range laptops go this is hard to beat; it has an 8th-generation i3 processor, 6GB RAM and 1TB hard drive plus an 8X DVD-RW drive. Best of all? The LED-backlit 15.6-inch full HD display, and up to 13.5 hours of battery life.
Save $50 now on an Acer Aspire E 15
DEAL EXPIRES: 11:59pm 17th July 2018

ASUS VivoBook S laptop
The ASUS VivoBook S has a 14” full HD WideView display, and a nice slim design (it’s just 0.7” wide). Right now you can get one with $100, taking it down to $699. 

Google Pixelbook – 25% off
Select Chromebooks have had their prices cut in a big way for this Prime event. This Google Pixelbook is now 25% cheaper, taking it from $999 to just under $750. It’s the first laptop to come with the Google Assistant built-in, and sports a 7th gen Intel Core i5 processor.

Acer Chromebook R 11 Convertible (11.6”) – 33%
Another Chromebook with a mega-discount is the Acer R 11 Convertible (11.6”). This HD touch chromebook offers 4GB of memory and up to 10 hours of battery life. Right now it’s on sale with $33 off, taking it from $289.99 to $199.99. 

Samsung Galaxy S3 tablet – 27% off
With great customer reviews and impressive specs, this 32GB 9.7” S3 Galaxy tablet from Samsung is worth a look this Amazon Prime Day. Usually selling for just under $400, shoppers can pick one up right now with 27% off. This tablet promises ‘cinematic vividness’ and comes with Samsung’s S Pen for precise, pressure-sensitive interaction.

Acer Chromebook 14 – Save nearly 20%
Another amazing deal from Walmart this Prime Day is this Acer Chromebook 14. Usually it will set you back just under $300, but Walmart has knocked $50 off. This budget Chromebook offers a decent-sized screen, great build quality and brilliant battery life.

Acer Aspire 1, 14" Full HD: $159.99 (was $205.80)
Save 22% - Designed to be portable, friendly with great performance, this little 14-incher from Acer packs an HD screen, front-facing camera and 4GB RAM. Only 32GB storage, but for this price you won't mind this minor inconvenience.
Save $45.81 now on an Acer Aspire 1, 14" Full HD

TVs, smartphones & cameras – US

Vizio M-Series smart TV – Save $1200
Now $1298 (usually $2498): Walmart has got in on the Amazon Prime Day action by offering some top-notch deals itself. This excellent smart Vizio theatre display offers excellent picture quality at an affordable price. Right now you can save a whopping $1200. 

Entertainment & wearables – US

Amazon Fire TV Stick – Save 50%
A Fire TV Stick with Alexa voice remote will usually set you back around $40. As you might expect, Amazon has slashed its price for this year's Prime Day event, taking it to a super-cheap $20. 

Samsung Gear VR, plus controller – Save $40
Explore VR with this Samsung Gear headset and controller, which promises to transport you to amazing new worlds. Normally this bundle will set you back $129.99, but right now it’s on sale for
under $90. 

Bose noise-cancelling headphones – 58% off
If you’re after some headphones that will shut out the hustle and bustle of the studio and let you focus on being creative, this pair from Bose is worth a look. They offer significant noise reduction, powerful sound, and a lightweight style you can wear all day long. The list price is around $300, but this Prime Day you can pick up a pair for just $125.

Garmin vívofit 4 activity tracker – Save 25%
Grab a Garmin vívofit 4 (black, large) for 25% off as part of Amazon’s Prime Day deals. This activity tracker promises over a full year of battery life and a vibrant color display. You can also get up to 30% off other Garmin wearables – take a look at all the deals here.

Sony WH-CH700N wireless headphones – 51% off
These wireless, over-ear headphones from Sony promise up to 35 hours of listening time, and offer wireless BlueTooth streaming. Usually they’ll set you back around $200, but today you can snap up a pair for under $100.

Accessories – US

Dremel Digilab 3D20 3D printer – Save 58%
Aimed at ‘hobbyists and tinkerers’, this 3D printer from Dremel Digilab promises countless hours of high-quality printing. The usual price is just under $1000, but there’s a mega-discount to be had today: right now you can snap one up for just $419. 

Acer G276HL zero frame monitor – save 32%
This 27" monitor from Acer scores an average of four stars from over 6000 customer reviews, making it one of Amazon's Choice products. Right now you can save almost a third on the price, taking it down from around $170 to $114.99. 

Samsung U28E590D 28" monitor – Save 21%
This 28" monitor from Samsung offers ultra-HD picture quality and 4ms response time. It also includes picture-in-picture technology, in case you can to use it for multitasking. 

Creative software – US

Adobe Creative Cloud (Photography plan) – Save 20%
This Amazon Prime Day, Prime members can save 20% on a subscription to Adobe CC’s Photography plan. Check out our review for a full rundown of what’s included in the Creative Cloud and to see what we thought of it.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 – 30% off
Snap up this popular photo editing software with a massive 50% off this Amazon Prime Day. Normally, you’ll need to shell out $99.99 for this PC download, but right now you can grab a copy for under $69.99. 

Dropbox Plus: 1TB of storage – Save 20%
As creatives, you’ll be used to the issues that come with transferring big files around. This Amazon Prime Day deal is here to solve your problems: right now you can unlock 1TB of storage (rather than the usual 2GB) for a bargain price. Usually, this will cost you $99, but today it’s only $79. 

Amazon Prime Day UK deals

Laptops & tablets – UK

Huawei Mediapad M5 8” tablet (Grey) – 31% off
The grey version of this popular Huawei tablet has been knocked down from £310 to £215 this Amazon Prime Day. It offers top specs including an octa-core processor and 4GB of RAM, and runs on Android 8.0.

Microsoft Surface Pro 12.3-Inch Laptop – save 34%
Right now you can save a massive £380 on a Microsoft Surface Pro 12.3-Inch with Platinum Type Cover (Silver). We gave it four stars in our review, citing the price as one of its few drawbacks – so this is definitely worth a look. This laptop comes with Intel i5-7300U, 8GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro.

ASUS FX504 gaming laptop: £549.99 at Amazon
This is one of the best cheap gaming laptop deals we've seen for a while. Gaming laptops tend to make great machine for creatives, and this one comes sporting a full HD 15.6-inch display, 8GB of RAM, Intel i5 processor and a 1TB hard drive. You're also getting the GTX 1050 graphics card too for great gaming performance.

Creative software – UK

Adobe Creative Cloud (Photography plan) – Save £30
This Amazon Prime Day, Prime members can get £30 off a one-year subscription to Adobe CC’s Photography plan (check out our Adobe CC review). This plan includes 20GB of storage and gives you access to Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC.

TVs, smartphones & cameras – UK

Samsung Galaxy S8 – Save 32%
Although it's over a year old now, the Galaxy S8 is still an awesome flagship phone. Right now it's down from £507.97 now £439.99 at Amazon, and for that price you don't only get the phone – there's also a 64GB microSD card chucked in.

Sony DSCRX100M4 premium 4K camera – Save 50%
The Sony DSCRX100M4 advanced digital compact camera comes with an electronic viewfinder and 180-degree tiltable LCD screen, and enables you to shoot 4K movie, and up to 40 x slow motion. It’s Wi-Fi-enabled too. Pick up the black model with over £500 off (taking it down to just under £500) this Prime Day. 

Canon EOS 2000D DSLR Camera and lens – Save 32%
The Canon EOS 2000D DSLR Camera and EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens (black) are ideal for those taking their first steps into interchangeable-lens photography. While their specs are fairly rudimentary by modern DSLR standards, they provide the cheapest entry point into Canon's ecosystem of lenses and accessories. They usually retail at just under £470, but this Amazon Prime Day you can pick one up for £319.

Sony Bravia KDL32WE613BU (32-Inch) smart TV – Save 25%
This Sony Bravia HD-ready, HDR smart TV has been knocked down from £370 to £279 this Prime Day, saving you £91. X-Reality PRO refines the on-screen pixels for increased image clarity, and a slim design keeps things streamlined.

Wileyfox Swift 2X SIM-free smartphone – Save 19%
The Wileyfox Swift 2X comes with 3GB RAM, a 5.2" full high-definition display, and it runs on Android Oreo 8.1. You can save 19% on the Midnight model, which is a good discount on this popular (and already purse-friendly) phone.

Accessories – UK

LG 25UM58 25 inch Ultrawide IPS Monitor: £124.99 (was £158.56, RRP £175.99)
Save 29% - Need more width? Get your widescreen on with this epic ultrawide monitor; its 21:9 screen packs a 2560x1080 resolution, so you can enjoy all the screen real estate you need without having to get a second monitor. It also features a Black Stabiliser as well as a Reader Mode that reduces blue light that reduces eyestrain if you're reading for long periods. Save £51 now on an LG 25UM58 25 inch Ultrawide IPS Monitor
DEAL EXPIRES: 11:59pm (BST) 17 July 2018

LG 29WK500 29-Inch Ultrawide IPS Monitor: £199.99 (was £246.99, RRP £249.99)
Save 20% - What, the LG 25UM58 isn't wide enough for you? We can help with that; here's its bigger sibling, featuring the same 21:9 aspect ratio in a 29-inch package. It also boasts 99% sRGB spectrum coverage, so it's perfect for designers, photographers or anyone who needs accurate colour reproduction. Save £50 now on an LG 29WK500 29-Inch Ultrawide IPS Monitor
DEAL EXPIRES: 11:59pm (BST) 17 July 2018

Logitech MX Anywhere 2 AMZ wireless mouse – save 60%
This wireless bluetooth mouse works on both Windows and Mac, and you can pick up the black version for just over half price in this awesome Amazon Prime Day deal. It’s part of a promotion that sees plenty of Logitech accessories being slashed by more than half price, taking it from £70 to under £30.

SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC memory card – Save 35%
Boost your storage space with a SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC memory card (up to 95 MB/s, Class 10, U3, V30-64GB) for a bargain price. This memory card is engineered to capture 4K UHD video and sequential burst mode photography, and it comes with a lifetime warranty. This Amazon Prime Day it’s on sale for just £20.99 (usually £32).

Acer R271bmid 27-inch FHD Monitor: £124.99 (was £159.97, RRP £189.99)
Save 34% - For crisp, true-to-life colours in full HD resolution you can't go wrong with this Acer offering. It comes in an ultra-thin enclosure that's only 6.6mm thick – less than most smartphones – with a ZeroFrame design so you'll barely notice the bezel; it also features Acer VisionCare technology to reduce eye strain and give you a more comfortable viewing experience. Save £65 now on an Acer R271bmid 27-inch FHD Monitor
DEAL EXPIRES: 11:59pm (BST) 17 July 2018

Entertainment & wearables – UK

Oculus Rift and Touch Controllers Bundle – Save £50
If you’re thinking of exploring VR, this Oculus Rift and touch controllers bundle is on sale this Prime Day. Amazon is only shaving 13% off, but that does amount to £50. So if you were toying with the idea of buying one anyway, now’s the time.

Huawei Band 2 Pro fitness wristband – Save 38%
This Huawei Band 2 Pro activity tracker comes with built-in GPS, can be used for up to 21 days on one charge, and is one of the most popular fitness bands around. The black version usually retails at £65.99 but today you can get one for just under £50.

Huawei Watch 2 classic smartwatch – Save 42%
Pick up this titanium grey smartwatch from Huawei with a whopping £152 off this Amazon Prime day – it’s on sale for £207. This smartwatch gets an average of 4.3 stars (via 607 customer reviews) on Amazon, so if you’re thinking of swapping to a smarter timepiece, this might be the deal for you.

Jabra Move wireless headphones – Save 56%
If you’re in the market for some on-ear headphones, you could do much worse than this bluetooth set from Jabra. Usually retailing at nearly £80, Amazon has knocked the price of the black pair down by over half to take the price to just £34.99. Our sister site TechRadar gave these headphones four and a half stars.

Amazon Music Unlimited - 4 months for 99p
Amazon Music Unlimited streaming is usually £9.99 a month, or £7.99 a month for Amazon Prime members – so this is a huge Amazon Prime Day deal. A competitor to Spotify,it has 40 million songs you can listen to anywhere and anytime via the app. A you'd expect, you can use your Alexa smart speakers like the Echo Dot or Echo Show to request tunes too. 
DEAL EXPIRES: 31st July 2018

Amazon Echo Dot: £29.99 (was £49.99)
Save £20 - To celebrate Prime Day, Amazon's own products have seen big drops in price. If you've been hanging on to see how low the Echo Dot will go, it's probably worth taking the plunge and buying one now.

Pencils and pens – UK

Sharpie coloured markers (24 pack): Save 67%
This multipack of permanent markers from Sharpie has been knocked down from £18.99 to just £6.29 – a saving of over two thirds. This is a limited-time offer, so snap them up while you still can.

Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Tip, Black, Box of 12: £6.52 (was £12.72)
Save 49% - Add to your Sharpie collection and make permanent marks to your hearts content with this deal – where you can save almost half on a box of 12 Sharpie black markers.
Save 49% on Sharpie permanent markers
DEAL EXPIRES: 11:59pm 17th July 2018

Derwent Procolour colouring pencils (set of 72) – Save 49%
This complete set of professional quality colouring pencils from Derwent has been knocked down by 49% to just under £70. The Procolour range gets consistently good reviews from Amazon customers, so this could be just the thing to bring your pencil drawings to life. 

Faber-Castell Polychromos coloured pencils – Save 45%
Faber-Castell has some awesome deals this Prime Day, with around 30% off many of its trad art kit (check out the full range of offers here). This set of 120 coloured pencils would usually set you back nearly £145, but right now you can pick it up for a much more reasonable price of just under £80.

Faber-Castell Pitt pastel pencils – Save 57%
Pastel pencils offer the softness of a chalk pastel with a little more precision. Amazon is offering this set of 24 with 57% off as part of its Prime Day promotion, saving you nearly £27. It’s one of many deals on traditional kit you can take advantage of right now. 

Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils – Save 59%
Watercolour pencils are water-soluble colouring pencils. Simply colour as you would normally, and then add water for a painted effect. Get started with this tin of 24 colours from Faber-Castell’s Albrecht Durer range, which is on sale for 59% off this Prime Day, taking them down to under £20 – bargain. 

What is Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day is the retail giant’s summer version of Black Friday, the difference being that the event is for Prime subscribers only. If you’re not a subscriber though, fear not: you can still take advantage of Amazon Prime Day 2018 by signing up for a free 30-day trial. You’re able to cancel the trial at any time before the end of the 30-day period, so you can easily opt out after Amazon Prime Day has finished, if you so wish.

Prime Day first launched in 2015, when Amazon offered a day of sales to mark two decades of ecommerce domination. It was an immediate success, and has quickly become one of the best shopping days of the year. In 2017 it was bigger and better than ever – and this year the event is already looking set to eclipse anything that’s gone before.

At 36 hours, this year's event will be the longest Prime Day the retailer has run so far – and the biggest, with Australia, Singapore and more countries all joining the party this year. Wondering if you can benefit from the best Amazon Prime deals? Read the full list of countries taking part in Amazon Prime Day 2018 on the official announcement from Amazon.

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