[Updated on July 13 at 08:20 AM ET with latest deals and price checks]
IMPORTANT: Amazon Prime Day officially ended on July 13 at 2:59 AM ET (or July 12 at 11:59 PM PT,) but some discounts are still active.
Gamers are usually spoiled for choice with laptops during Amazon Prime Day 2023. However, a hefty discount doesn't necessarily qualify everything a place among the best gaming laptops. They're a fantastic way to enjoy AAA gaming on the go, thanks to a massive range of mobile-focused CPUs from Intel and AMD alongside laptop variants of the most popular GPUs, but the jargon can get a little complex, making them all sound like the best thing since sliced bread.
Thankfully, we test gaming laptops as part of our weekly routine at Windows Central, and we know which ones are worth your hard-earned cash. There's also the matter of artificial discounts around big sale events, so we weeded out the fakers from the genuine bargains.
The best Prime Day deals
- Up to 58% off Samsung SSDs, memory cards, and more.
- Up to 58% off drives and memory from Seagate, Crucial, and more.
- Up to 50% off Logitech productivity and Logitech G gaming.
- Up to 50% off LG monitors, laptops, and earbuds.
- Up to 48% off PC components from AMD, Corsair, and more.
Today's best Prime Day gaming laptop deals
Legion Pro 7i Gen 8: was
$2,299.99 now $1,999.99 at Lenovo
One of the best deals is curiously absent from Amazon itself. Still, the 8th generation refresh of Lenovo's Legion Pro 7i can be found via its official US store and higher spec alternatives on B&H Photo. Featuring a high-end i9-Intel 13th Gen Core i9-13900HX CPU and RTX 4070 combo for just under $2,000, the bright 16" panel is rated at 500 nits with HDR support, displaying up to 240Hz refresh rates at 2560 x 1600 resolutions. Lenovo even throws in a 3-month subscription to PC Game Pass for fast access to a massive library of games.
Higher spec: B&H Photo (RTX 4080) $2,199
✅Best features: 240Hz refresh rate with a capable GPU to back it up.
Gigabyte G5: was
$1,099 now $899 at Newegg
144Hz is a sweet spot for gaming, and the Gigabyte G5 includes a 15.6" panel ready to keep the framerates as close to it as possible, thanks to its RTX 4060 GPU. The 12th Gen i5-12500H CPU pairs with a slim 8GB of DDR4 RAM, but for under $900, it's a solid deal for a mid-range laptop.
✅Best features: Up to 144Hz refresh rates and a 40-series RTX GPU.
MSI Katana 15: was
$1,499 now $1,159 at Newegg
Going heavy on the RGB as usual, the MSI Katana has plenty of flair packed into a 15-inch gaming laptop to back up the 12th Gen Core i7-12650H CPU and 16GB of DDR5 RAM. Totally capable of running modern games on the go, thanks to the RTX 4070 handling graphics and a 1TB SSD to store gigantic installations. Hefty specs for a bargain price.
✅Best features: 1TB SSD and an RTX 4070 GPU for installing and playing the latest AAA games.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14: was
$1,149 now $950 at Best Buy
This makes for a great entry-level gaming laptop due to its lower price point and lower-to-mid-level gaming abilities. It sports a 512GB SSD with an AMD Ryzen 7 CPU working in conjunction with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650. The casing is a bit bulkier than usual for a modern laptop, but it works well with a respectable 120Hz refresh rate.
✅Best features: 120Hz refresh rate, excellent performance, long battery life
Razer Blade 17: was
$3,199 now $1,999 at Amazon (- $1,200)
With its 12th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070Ti GPU the Razer Blade 17 is a powerful gaming laptop that can run more demanding games with ease. The fan system keeps the laptop plenty cool without getting very loud and the sleek design of the casing looks good in any setting. Right now, deals available at Amazon and Best Buy are making it much less expensive than usual.
Price Check: Best Buy $1,999
✅Best features: Strong performance, 1TB SSD
This powerful gaming laptop runs on a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 paired with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. Its high-end specs continue with a 15.6-inch 240Hz display and 32GB of RAM. This Razer Blade 15 was one of the best gaming laptops available just a year ago, and now it's 20% off.
Price check: Best Buy $2,499.99 (360Hz display) | B&H $2,499.99 (360Hz display)
✅Best features: Superb portable gaming performance.
Acer - Chromebook 516 GE Cloud Gaming Chromebook: was
$649 now $499 at Best Buy
Considering that this is indeed a Chromebook, it's got very good processing power and storage. It features an Intel Core i5-1240P along with an Intel Iris Xe graphics card and offers 256GB SSD storage. The 16-inch screen offers 1600p resolution with a 120Hz refresh rate to handle smooth cloud gaming.
Price Check: Amazon $679
✅Best features: 120Hz screen, powerful processing for a Chromebook
Acer Predator Helios 300: was
$2,099.99 now $1,299.99 at Best Buy
One of the best deals on a gaming laptop is away from Amazon with this huge discount on an Acer Predator. It might be 12th Gen Intel and an RTX 3070 Ti but it's still supremely powerful, has a glorious 240Hz QHD display, Thunderbolt 4, DDR5 and an insanely low price.
Price check: Walmart $1,552
✅Best features: 240Hz refresh rates for ultra-smooth framerates.
ASUS ROG Flow X13: was
$1,599.99 now $849.99 at Best Buy
How does getting your hands on one of the most powerful 13-inch laptops ever made for under $1,000 sound? That's exactly what you're getting here with an 8-core Ryzen 9, RTX 3050 Ti, 120 Hz display, and a 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD to store your games on. Deals like this don't come around all that often!
Price check: Newegg $1,230
✅Best features: Compact frame with an ultra-bright panel rated at 500 nits.
Prime Day 2023: Dates and important information
Amazon Prime Day has almost always happened in July, rescheduled to October 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and closer to summer in June 2021. The specific days vary, and 2023 sees Tuesday and Wednesday chosen for the 48-hour sales bonanza.
Discounts don't necessarily wait for the official start date on Amazon, so some deals are already live across the store, but Prime Day officially closes at midnight on the last day in your region. Not just anyone can take advantage of the savings, though, so make sure you're ready.
When did Amazon Prime Day happen?
This year, Prime Day ran between 00.01 on July 11 and 23.59 on July 12 for '48 hours of great savings across all categories on everything they need for summer and beyond,' detailed in an official Amazon press release.
Could anyone take advantage of Prime Day?
To have qualified for Prime Day savings, you needed an active Amazon Prime subscription. You could either pay $14.99 a month or $139 annually, although if you were signing up for the first time, you'd be eligible for a 30-day Amazon Prime free trial which could be used during Prime Day and cancelled afterward.
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