Amazon Prime Day laptop deals 2022: early sales and what to expect on the day
This year’s Amazon Prime Day laptop deals are just around the corner now. In fact, this huge mega-sale is set to take place next week on July 12th through July 13th. There’s not long to wait until we’re inundated with hundreds of excellent options and we’ll have them all neatly lined up with expert recommendations right here on this page.
We’re already in full preparation mode for Amazon Prime Day here at TechRadar and we’ve packed this page full of handy tips to help our readers get ready too. As expected, there are already some great pre-Prime Day laptop deals to check out at Amazon and other retailers too and we’ve rounded them up just below.
We’re expecting big things for this year’s Prime Day laptop deals. Traditionally speaking, it’s the biggest retail event outside of Black Friday for consumer tech and it’s not just Amazon who gets involved. Dell, HP, Best Buy, Walmart, and Currys in the UK are just a few of the big name retailers who offer excellent Prime Day-adjacent deals in July. Because we’re not just about Amazon here at TechRadar, you can expect us to highlight all the best laptop deals from these retailers where appropriate too.
So, we’re quickly closing in on Prime Day now and things are starting to heat up. If you don’t want to miss a single laptop deal we’d recommend bookmarking this page and checking in as we’ll regularly be updating it from now on with our recommended bargains. If you want an idea of what to expect, head on down to the bottom of page, where you’ll find a selection of last year’s best Amazon Prime Day laptop deals.
Pre Amazon Prime Day laptop deals in the US
Pre Amazon Prime Day laptop deals in the UK
Amazon Prime Day laptop deals: FAQs
When will Prime Day laptop deals begin?
Amazon Prime Day takes place on July 12th and 13th this year and that’s when Prime Day laptop deals from the retailer will ‘officially’ be taking place. That said, as with most big sales events, there are often plenty of unofficial sales taking place in the background, both at Amazon and at other retailers.
In the US, for example, we’ve just passed the 4th of July sales for 2022, which had a ton of excellent laptop deals to check out. In the UK, there haven’t been any big sales events but Currys, Box.co.uk, and Laptops Direct have had some great laptop deals in the build up to Prime Day. In short, things are already heating up, even if Prime Day itself is still a few days away yet.
Do you need Amazon Prime for Prime Day laptop deals?
Yep, to shop the ‘official’ Prime Day laptop deals at Amazon you’ll need to be signed up to Amazon Prime. As always, the retailer reserves its choice deals on the day for those who are either signed up. The good news is, however, is that there’s an Amazon Prime free trial that you can sign up to all year round, which will give you full access over Prime Day free of charge.
It’s also worth remembering that, while Prime Day laptop deals will only be taking place at Amazon officially, there will be plenty other retailers looking to get in on the action. Best Buy, Walmart, Dell, HP, and Currys are just a few excellent alternate retailers to check out over Prime Day. Better yet still, most of the Prime Day adjacent laptop deals found at these retailers won’t require any form of membership.
Amazon Prime Day laptop deals: what to expect
Aside from Black Friday or Cyber Monday, Amazon Prime Day is perhaps the biggest online sale event of the year. Interestingly, the event has gotten so large now that you can expect plenty other retailers – not just Amazon – to be price matching or even offering their own laptop deals over the two-day event.
In regards to price cuts, regardless of whether you’re looking for a super basic machine for daily streaming and browsing or a high-end ultrabook, we’re expecting some of the best prices all year to fall over Amazon Prime. As you’d imagine with a category as vast and deep as laptops, there’s not one particular model or type of machine that stands out as being exclusively tied to Prime Day as a good buy.
There are a few exceptions to this, however. Amazon tends to offer the best prices on Apple laptops, so if you’re on the hunt for a MacBook Air or Pro then it’s definitely worth checking in over Prime Day. HP and Dell are also great choices if you’re looking for a Windows laptop in the lower to mid-price brackets. Walmart, Best Buy, and Currys also do great cheaper Windows laptops as well as some of the cheapest Chromebooks you’ll find anywhere.
Last year’s Prime Day laptop deals in the US
Last year’s Prime Day laptop deals in the UK