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Prime Day laptop deals live blog: get the best laptops for less

The Amazon Early Access Sale has ended, but you can still find good laptop deals.

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We've now seen the end of the Amazon Early Access Sale, the surprising second 'Prime Day' this year. And we've been here to help you track down the best Amazon laptop deals among the mayhem.

The sale event may have ended, but there are still some good deals to be had, no matter if you need a professional powerhouse for all your work and play, or merely a simple, affordable laptop for everyday home or school tasks.

Not sure what laptop you need? We've got all the guides for you. Need one for photo editing or visual work? Check out the best laptops for photo-editing. Want a portable gaming monster? Check out our list of the best laptops for gaming. Need a budget-friendly Chromebook? We've got the best Chromebooks too.

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MacBook Air (M1, 2020)

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Hi, this is Erlingur, Creative Bloq’s Tech Reviews Editor. I’ll be with you today, hunting down and sharing the best Prime Day laptop deals with you all. Let’s start with a doozy for our US friends: the MacBook Air (M1, 2020) is going for $799, with $200 off (opens in new tab) today and tomorrow. That’s the lowest price we’ve ever recorded for this model! While it’s not the latest MacBook Air, it’s still a highly capable machine, and at this price you can actually get an Apple laptop at a similar price to an equivalent-spec PC laptop, and that doesn’t happen often…

And UK folks, we’ve got something coming up for you too…

A man sitting in front of an open Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio on a low table

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If you're in the UK, we've got good news for you too. One of our favourite recent laptops, the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio, is on offer right now. The 32GB Intel Core i7 with 1TB SSD storage is now only £1,989, or a whopping £490 off (opens in new tab). That's obviously the best price we've seen for this high-spec laptop, which as our recent review detailed can handle demanding visual work and gaming with ease. 

Of course, not everyone needs the full beans (or will struggle to pay two grand for a laptop), but the base spec, the Intel Core i5, 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD storage model, is also a great laptop. And yes, that is also on offer, with 21% off, down to £1,139 from £1,449 (opens in new tab)

Three LG gram laptops on a white and grey background

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If you like LG and live in the UK, you'll like this one. LG is running a Prime Day sale on its line of LG gram laptops, and for us, the headline item is the 14-inch Intel Evo Core i5 with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD storage, which is a full third off today, down to £799 from £1,199 (opens in new tab). That gives you a top laptop with excellent battery life for a mid-spec price, which is a pretty decent deal, I have to say.

It's ultralight, has Windows Hello login, lots and lots of ports (those are rare nowadays, you know) and a 1920 x 1200 screen in that nice movie-friendly 16:10 aspect ratio.

An HP Chromebook laptop on a white background

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For the budget-conscious among you, or just those looking for a no-frills laptop for home or school, we've spotted quite a few nice Chromebook deals already. My first US pick from those would be the HP Chromebook 14-inch, now only $209.99 (was $289.99) (opens in new tab). That's a genuinely good deal on a quality brand in HP. It's not quite as low as it was during Prime Day in July, but still a really decent deal.

It runs on ChromeOS and relies on cloud storage, so obviously won't have a large hard drive or help you edit a blockbuster movie, but it does everything you need from an everyday laptop. And $209.99 is honestly like, what, five coffees? 

Low stock alert though! There's only 2 left in stock on Amazon, so move fast if you want one (or two).

Three people in an office, one eating, one talking and one working on an HP laptop

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Speaking of HP and blockbusters, here's an HP laptop appearing in 2010's The A-Team. 

A silver Lenovo Chromebook on a white background

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I'm not gonna leave my UK friends out of a good Chromebook deal! Some of my best friends are in the UK (I'm also in the UK, so that makes sense). 

The Lenovo Chromebook S345 is now only £159.99 at Amazon, down 41 (forty-one) per cent from £269.99 (opens in new tab). That's the best price we've ever recorded for this laptop, which like all good Chromebooks, does everything you need (if you don't need too much). It's got good battery life, a Full HD screen and weighs only 1.48kg, so won't crush your legs as you work on the sofa. That's always a plus, right?

Most powerful laptops: MacBook Pro 13-inch (M2, 2022)

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Here's a big'un. 

On Amazon UK, you can now get the 2022 MacBook Pro with the M2 chip for £1,196.47, down from £1,349 (opens in new tab)! That's the lowest-ever price we've seen for this MacBook Pro, which is one the most powerful laptops (opens in new tab) you can buy right now.

This price applies to the 13-inch, 256GB storage model, and weirdly only the silver model. The space grey comes in at a slightly higher £1,225, while the 512GB version is also discounted, now £1,399 (down 10% from £1,549) (opens in new tab). You don't get discounts very often on Apple products, so if you're in the market for a MacBook that can do everything and then some, I'd gently suggest you get moving.

A blonde student in the middle of a crowded classroom sitting behind a distinctive orange Apple iBook

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And here's the mighty Apple iBook enjoying its 15 minutes of fame in 2001's Legally Blonde. Rest in power, iBook. It was real.

An ASUS TUF Gaming F17 laptop on a white background

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Good Prime Day news for US-based gamers! The ASUS TUF Gaming F17 laptop is now only $699.99, down from $899.99 (opens in new tab). That is the best-ever price we've recorded for this model, which comes with an Intel Core i5-11400H processor, the powerful GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card, 8GB DDR4 RAM, and 512GB SSD storage. The Intel Core i7 version is also discounted (now $949.99, was $1,099.99), but this is one of the best US gaming laptop deals we've spotted so far this Prime Early Access sale.

An Acer Nitro 5 close-up

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If you really really really want that i7-11800H processor and the slightly more powerful GeForce RTX 3050 Ti but don't want to pay a grand for it, you do have options, and this one might be the best I've spotted so far. The Acer Nitro 5 is now at a best-ever price of $749.99 (opens in new tab), down $180 from $929.99. 

It looks really cool too with that red-on-black colour scheme, which doesn't hurt...

Asus Zenbook 15

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Feeling stressed? This awesome deal on an ASUS Zenbook (see what we did there?) Pro DUO is here to lift your mood. With a gorgeous OLED 15-inch screen, and touch display, the 14-inch version of this laptop features on a couple of our best laptop guides (including the best laptops for graphic design). 

It is currently at its lowest price ever, reduced from $2,299.99 to $1,999.99 (opens in new tab). We recommend you GO GO GO.

A photo of a Chromebook on a wooden table with its screen on

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SOUND THE CHROMEBOOK DEAL KLAXON!

The Acer Chromebook 311 11.6-inch Chromebook is a stupefying 35% off. right. now. in one of the more enticing Prime Day laptop deals we've seen today. It's small, it's light, it's convenient, it's an Acer, and it's only £129.99 now, down from £199.99 (opens in new tab)

Do you need more convincing? One of its selling points is that it's been "tested and certified to meet US Military MIL-STD 810H standards for resistance to drops, knocks, moisture, dust and more." What does the 'more' in there stand for? Does it briefly serve as a boat? I, for one, am intrigued.

An Acer laptop on a desk in front of military personnel in the film Thirteen Lives.

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It's a little harder to find Acers in Hollywood, but here's one from a briefing scene in this year's cave-rescue drama Thirteen Lives. Maybe that's what they were referring to with the 'military-grade toughness' on the Acer below? We will never know.

MSI Creator Z16

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My American friends, I bring tidings of gladness and wonder this Prime Early Access Tuesday, for the MSI Creator Z16 is now discounted to the tune of five hundred dollars! Yep, that's $500 off (opens in new tab) one of the greatest creative laptops on the market, perfect for filmmakers, photographers and graphic designers. 

You can now get the MSI Creator Z16 with an Intel Core i9-11900H processor (very fast), the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card (extremely fast), 32GB RAM (really rather rapid), and 2TB NVME SSD storage (very roomy), for only $2,499 (opens in new tab). I say only, because it used to be $2,999. 

It's close to the best-ever price we've recorded for this laptop too, so if you need a professional powerhouse, here's a phrase you can borrow from the Brits: GET YER SKATES ON.

A silver Lenovo half-closed on a white background

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Working on a budget but still want your laptop to look good and do all sorts of things good too? I've found this very fetching Lenovo IdeaPad 5i now being offered at its best-ever price for one of our top Prime Day laptop deals of the day. 

With 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD storage backing up a large 15-inch screen, this Lenovo is now only £399, down £200 from £599 (opens in new tab). That's an SSD storage and mid-level specs for a budget laptop price tag. Yes please. 

It won't be a gaming monster (only comes with integrated graphics), but it does come with two USB-A slots, a USB-C port, HDMI to link a second screen without a dock, and even an SD card slot, so could well come in handy for entry-level photographers.

A photograph of the Razer Blade 17 (2022) on a wooden desk

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Another big gaming Prime Day laptop deal alert! 

The Razer Blade 17 Pro is over $668 off in the States, now only $1,581.69, down 30% from $2,299.99 (opens in new tab). This offer applies to the Full HD 360Hz version with the RTX 3060 graphics card, and is by far the best price we've ever seen for the Razer Blade 17 Pro. 

Like many high-spec gaming laptops, this machine (16GB RAM, Chroma RGB, 512GB SSD storage) is a great tool for a range of professional uses from graphic design, heavy-duty photography work and video-editing to programming. Plus, you won't need a big desktop rig for unwinding with a game in the evening. 

Ludacris and Michelle Rodriguez sitting at a table with a Razer laptop on it.

If a Razer is good enough for Ludacris, it's good enough for you. (Image credit: Universal)
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Good news for UK Razer fans. The Blade 17 is also hitting its best-ever price during this Prime Early Access laptop sale, down from £2,399 to only £1,609 (opens in new tab)! That's several hundred quid lower than we've ever recorded it. This Razer comes with the RTX 3060 graphics card, 16GB RAM and a 1TB SSD storage backing up a Full HD 17-inch screen, so you'll be able to do some serious visual work on this machine (as well as play every game with the settings whacked up to max), so go get it now!

We've updated the top Prime Early Access Sale laptop deals in the quick links above, but you should be able to find just about anything you're looking for with our recommended Prime Day laptop deals, be it a cheap but reliable Chromebook, a mid-spec computer for a budget price, a high-spec one for a mid-spec price or an outrageous powerhouse for a not-so-outrageous price! Out top US deal remains the MacBook Air (M1, 2020) for $799, down $200 from $999 (opens in new tab), and our top UK deal is the versatile and very excellent Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio, now £1,989 (down £490 from £2,479) (opens in new tab). Check out the links above for a quick look at our best deals, and find even more in the blog below! 

Huawei Matebook 14

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We wish we had a bell to ring when we find a product has dropped to its lowest price, but you'll have to settle for an exclamation mark. ! . The Huawei MateBook has fallen, no, plummeted to a very low price indeed. You can now get the Huawei Matebook 14 2021 for only £599.99 in the UK (opens in new tab). Previously, we've seen this model drop to £649.99 on Amazon, but this is significantly more than that. 

With ultra-slim bezels, and a delightfully slim build, not to mention 100% sRGB colour gamut and max. 300 nits brightness, and 11 hours of battery life, this is a top device at a rock-bottom price.

Surface Laptop Studio

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For anyone in the UK who wants to go to bed tonight with the satisfaction that they just bagged a great Prime Day laptop deal, here's a recap of our deals of the day. 

The biggest UK Prime Day laptop deal has been on the Microsoft Surface Laptop studio. Several configurations have now sold out at the sale price, but there's still stock on the super high-spec Intel Core i7 32GB RAM Surface Laptop Studio – reduced from £2,479 to £1,889.55 (opens in new tab) That's a saving of £589.45 on one mightily powerful laptop.

If you're looking for something more portable, Amazon also has savings on the hybrid tablet-format Microsoft Surface Pro 8 – now from £999 £799 (opens in new tab).

And for a great deal on a more traditional everyday laptop, there's £300 off the 14in LG Gram Laptop – now just £799 (opens in new tab). This model offers great battery life and face login.

Surface Pro 8 Prime Day deal

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Those big Microsoft Surface savings are available in the US too. There's up to $300 off the Surface Pro 8 – now from $869 (opens in new tab) and a massive $575 off a high-spec 32GB memory, 1TB SSD Surface Laptop Studio – now $2,124.99 (opens in new tab)

MSI laptop deal

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There are a bunch of good Prime Day laptop deals on gaming laptops too. There's $180 off the 15-inch Acer Nitro 5 with Intel Core i7 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti L (opens in new tab), reduced from $929.99 to just $749.99. Or you can get ASUS's great value TUF Gaming F15 for just $589.99 – a saving of $60. (opens in new tab)

For beefier specs, there's the MSI Pulse GL66 with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 and 16GB RAM reduced by $249 to $1,249.99 (opens in new tab).

A person using the Apple Incase MacBook hardshell case, one of the best MacBook Air cases

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Morning! If you're in the US, firstly, what are you doing up so early, if not to grab one of the last few MacBook Air laptops remaining on offer?! We regret to inform you that the last models without AppleCare+ configured have sold out, but there's still deals to be had on models with AppleCare+ included. This golden deal where you can get the M1 2020 version of the MacBook Air with AppleCare+ for only $998 (was $1,199) (opens in new tab) is moving fast now as the previous offer has sold out. So if you were going to grab a MacBook Air with your early-morning coffee, you can still get one with AppleCare+ included for less than just the laptop at full price.

A Microsoft Surface laptop Studio with its display resting at an angle on a white background

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Good news, US readers. The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio is also on offer in the US-side Amazon Early Access Sale. One of the best Prime Day laptop deals in the UK yesterday, you can get the Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD specced Surface Laptop Studio for a cool $1,589.39 (opens in new tab), down 24% from $2,099.99. It's a fantastic machine for professional creatives, with a 14.4-inch touchscreen in that design-friendly 3:2 aspect ratio, and at the best price we've ever seen it, you should get going now if you want one. 

Gary Oldman in a military uniform sitting behind a desk with an ASUS laptop on it.

Gary Oldman co-starring alongside an ASUS laptop in 2018's Hunter Killer.  (Image credit: Lionsgate)

UK creatives, I have good news! The creative force known as the ASUS ZenBook Duo 14-inch laptop is £400 off in the Amazon Early Access sale. It was $1,599, is now £1,199 (opens in new tab) (that's 25% off for you stat nerds out there), and for that you get a 14in Full HD touchscreen with 400 nits of brightness and 100% sRGB coverage, a 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. Plus that really cool ScreenPad between the keyboard and the screen. Gary Oldman (pictured above) not included though. Aw.

A Razer Blade 15 laptop on a white backdrop

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Razer really is going all out in the Prime Early Access sale. We've seen multiple big discounts from this famous maker of fast and flashy gaming laptops already, but this one may be the most dramatic one we've spotted so far. The Razer Blade 15 base model is now only £989 in the UK, down from £1,699 (opens in new tab). We have consulted our statisticians who have confirmed this constitutes a £710 discount, or 42%. That's the lowest price we've ever recorded for this laptop, by a huge amount, so we can wholeheartedly recommend this offer as one of the very best of all the Prime Day laptop deals we've seen so far.

Also, with an NVIDIA RTX 3060 graphics card, an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM and a 512 GB SSD storage, this base model is anything but basic.

An HP Stream 11 laptop on a white background

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Low price! Low stock!

The HP Stream 11 is currently $40 off on Amazon US, now only $209.99 (was $249.99) (opens in new tab). It's not quite the lowest price we've ever seen on this compact, simple but reliable laptop (very suitable for student and home use), but it's close enough to let you know about it! 

HP boasts that it has a long battery life of over 13 hours, and from our tests of other HP laptops, you can count on it at least getting very close to that in real life. Plus, it comes with Microsoft 365, which certainly sweetens the deal for students on the hunt for a budget laptop that won't give up on you midway through the school year. 

There's only 10 of these left, so move fast!

A Samsung Galaxy Book 2 laptop on a white background

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Samsung doesn't just make phones, y'know. They also make laptops, and they're very decent too! This Samsung Galaxy Book 2 is now only $719.99 (was $1,099.99) (opens in new tab) on Amazon US, and in it you get an AMOLED screen, 256GB SSD storage and 8GB RAM, all running on a 12th-gen Intel Evo Core i5 processor. It's $80 lower than we've ever seen it going for before, so this is definitely a good Prime Day laptop deal if you're in the market for a slick, light and high-performing computer for (almost) everything you need. 

The October Amazon Early Access Sale has finished, so we'll be wrapping up this blog this morning. We hope we were able to help you find the best Prime Day laptop deal you wanted, but if you're a little late to the party, don't fret, as there are still offers on several of the laptops we spotted (check out the quick links above), and of course we'll continue to keep an eye out for good offers on computers we can genuinely recommend to our discerning readers. 

If you're planning on nabbing a MacBook at some point before or during Black Friday this year, check out our Black Friday MacBook hub (opens in new tab), and if you're more of a Microsoft person, we'll be tracking all the latest Microsoft Surface Pro Black Friday deals too (opens in new tab). And don't forget our centre for finding the cheapest laptop this Black Friday (opens in new tab) either!

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