[Updated on July 12 at 5:45 PM ET with latest deals and price checks]
IMPORTANT: Amazon Prime Day ends on July 13 at 2:59 AM ET (or July 12 at 11:59 PM PT.)
It's the last day of Amazon Prime Day 2023, which means a lot of great deals on Windows laptops are only going to be available for a short time more. With new deals coming online every hour, we're doing our best to round up the best laptop deals we've found across Amazon and competing retailers for you to take advantage of before it's too late.
The category is stacked full of the best Windows laptops and popular brands offering hundreds of variants with confusing naming schemes and component combinations. Trying to make sense of the listings can be an overwhelming experience, especially since not everything displaying a discount will be a genuine bargain, so Windows Central is here to help.
Laptops designed for Windows 11 are our specialty, with an ever-growing number of reviews subjecting the latest releases to detailed scrutiny and in-depth testing. You can trust our opinion regarding notebooks, 2-in-1 laptops, and everything in between. We'll only be listing the deals worth your time and breaking down why each laptop is highlighted beyond a tempting percentage reduction.
All the products in this roundup are fantastic, as tested by us here at Windows Central. Even if it's a last-gen device, that means there's even more savings to be had. We're only recommending the best here.
Today's best Prime Day laptop deals
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro: was
$1,449 now $1,129 at Amazon
Samsung's flagship Book3 Pro line of laptops are nothing to scoff at this year. We've got 13th-Gen Intel P series processors powering things under the hood, paired with 16GB RAM, a gorgeous 14-inch 3K AMOLED display, with a great 120Hz refresh rate.
Price check: Best Buy $1,249.99
✅Pros: Amazing AMOLED display, powerful specs, 120Hz refresh rate
❌Cons: No Windows Hello face unlock, middling battery life
Surface Laptop 5: was
$999 now $879 at Amazon
The Surface Laptop 5 is a minor upgrade over its predecessor, but that doesn't mean it isn't a great laptop. It's the same as before, but with an updated typing feel, newer 12th-Gen Intel chips under the hood, and a slight improvement in battery life. Everything you could ask for.
Price check: Microsoft Store $899
✅Pros: Excellent keyboard and trackpad, Windows Hello, Alcantara keyboard, good battery life
❌Cons: Design is somewhat dated
Acer Swift X: was
$912 now $629 at Amazon
This invite-only deal isn't one to miss, so sign up ASAP to get a chance at a massive discount on a laptop that can suit a variety of needs. The RTX 3050 Ti ensures that you can take your favorite games on the go, while Wi-Fi 6 support ensures you're connected when you need to be for work.
Price check: Walmart $938 | Best Buy $949
✅Pros: Great display, dedicated graphics, strong battery life
❌Cons: Upper half of trackpad is stiff, lots of preloaded bloatware
HP Pavilion 15-eg0025nr: was
$945 now $736 at Amazon
HP offers an affordable option for compact productivity with its Pavilion 15 featuring an 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD for storage. Despite the previous-gen processor, you still get Windows 11 Pro built in, and modern Wi-Fi 6 support for rapid wireless networking.
Price check: Walmart $834.99
✅Pros: Affordable, large trackpad and keyboard, 15-inch display
❌Cons: Battery life could be better
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Acer Aspire 5 15.6-inch: was $
379.99 now $299 at Amazon
Acer's affordable Aspire 5 laptop not only has excellent user ratings but also comes with a solid rap sheet of specs, including a 15.6" full HD IPS display (the good kind), 8GB of RAM, 128GB storage (maybe upgrade that later), is powered by an Intel 11th Gen i3-1115G4 CPU. It has Windows in S Mode, but you can VERY easily remove that "limitation."
Price Check: Newegg $418
✅Best Features: Getting Wi-Fi 6, a full HD IPS display, and NVMe SSD all for $300 is quite the steal, tbh.
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
✅Pros: 120Hz screen, powerful processing for a Chromebook
❌Cons: No Thunderbolt 4 ports
ASUS Vivobook 16 Laptop: was
$549 now $449 at Amazon
Looking for a big screen laptop on a tight budget? You can't go wrong with this ASUS laptop, with a large 16-inch 1080p display with an aspect ratio of 16:10. It comes with a 12th-Gen Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, and 512GB SSD too.
Price check: Best Buy $749
✅Pros: Affordable, big display, Intel 12th-Gen processor, 16:10 aspect ratio
❌Cons: Middling battery life
Surface Laptop Go 2: was
$699 now $499 at Amazon
This laptop is perfect for on-the-go working with a 12.5-inch touchscreen display, 11th-Gen Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, and 128GB storage. Whether you're a student, teacher, office worker, or something in-between, Microsoft's budget-friendly laptop line is simply excellent. And for just $499, it'd be a waste not to buy one.
Price check: Microsoft $499 | Best Buy $499
✅Pros: Affordable, small (but not cramped), 11th Gen Intel CPU, solid 720P webcam, good display and build quality
❌Cons: No keyboard backlighting and the battery life is just 'ok'
Lenovo IdeaPad 3: was
$299 now $239 at Amazon
If you're on a really tight budget, Lenovo sells this excellent IdeaPad 3 with a 14-inch screen and an Intel Core i3, 8GB RAM, and 128GB storage. While by no means a powerhouse, this laptop will be good enough for average productivity based workflows like checking email, web browsing, and working in Microsoft Office.
Price check: Best Buy $629
✅Pros: Very affordable, nice 14-inch screen size, full-size keyboard and trackpad
❌Cons: Not very powerful, only good for basic tasks
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ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15: was
$2,799 now $2,079 at Amazon
What's better than a laptop with one display? A laptop with two displays, of course! The ZenBook Pro Duo 15 has a glorious 15-inch OLED main display and a 14-inch matte display just above the keyboard deck. Together, they make for an incredibly immersive and spacious workspace. Plus, it has an Intel 12th-Gen Core i9-12900H, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 for great gaming performance.
Price check: ASUS $2,799
✅Pros: Two touchscreen displays, OLED panel, powerful H-series processor
❌Cons: Battery life is ok
MSI Creator M16: was
$1,599 now $1,199 at Amazon
WIf you're looking for raw power, the MSI Creatore M16 is for you. This thing is a total mobile workstation, complete with Intel 13th-Gen Core i8 processor, RTX 4060 graphics, 32GB RAM, and 1TB NVMe SSD storage for apps and documents. This is a real beast of a PC, and will be able to crush through most tasks with ease.
Price check: B&H Photo $1,799
✅Pros: 180 degree hinge, QHD+ 16-inch display, 16:10 aspect ratio
❌Cons: Quite big and heavy, middling battery life
Surface Laptop Studio: was
$3,099 now $1,990 at Amazon
This laptop is the one Microsoft makes for creative professionals and gamers. The model on sale as an 11th-Gen Intel Core i7, 32GB RAM, and 1TB of SSD storage for games, apps, and documents. It features a unique 2-in-1 design that allows the screen to be pulled forward and laid flat across the keyboard deck.
It's a tie between Amazon and the Microsoft Store here, with both entry-level models coming in at the exact same price.
Price check: Microsoft $2,499
✅Pros: Most powerful Surface, 120Hz 14-inch touch screen, unique form factor design, haptic touchpad
❌Cons: Older 11th-gen CPU
Dell XPS 15 9520: was
$2,199 now $1,899 at Amazon
Even with it being last year's model, this 15-inch Dell XPS laptop with Intel's 12th-Gen Core i7-12700H is still a beast and is now more affordable than ever. This deal includes 64GB RAM and a large 2TB PCIe SSD for all your apps and documents. It's also got an NVIDIA RTX 3050, which is great for video and photo editing, and even light gaming.
Price check: Best Buy $1,801
✅Pros: Edge-to-edge display, massive trackpad, carbon fibre keyboard deck, powerful specs
❌Cons: Limited ports, middling webcam
Razer Blade 15: was
$3,700 now $2,499 at Amazon
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 (360Hz display) | B&H $2,499 (360Hz display)
✅Pros: Excellent for gamers, high-refresh rate display, lots of RAM
❌Cons: Battery life could be better
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
✅Pros: Strong performance, 1TB SSD
❌Cons: Shorter battery life, USB-C charging is only 54W
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.
✅Pros: 120Hz refresh rate, excellent performance, long battery life
❌Cons: Bulky casing
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ASUS Zenbook 14 Flip OLED: was
$1,399 now $999.99 at Amazon
If you're on the market for a 2-in-1 laptop with a great display, portable size, and a good amount of power under the hood, this ZenBook 14 Flip with a 4K(!) OLED panel is not one to miss. With OLED, colors simply pop, and a 4K resolution at this screen size means you won't be able to see any pixels from a normal viewing distance.
Price check: Walmart $1,256.99
✅Pros: Premium design, excellent 4K OLED panel, hidden number pad
❌Cons: Average battery life
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1: was
$1,899 now $1,482 at Amazon
This is HP's top-of-the-line 2022 laptop with a 360-degree hinge that transforms it into an excellent 2-in-1. It has a massive 16-inch display with a 3K resolution, an Intel Core i7-12700H 16GB RAM, and 1TB SSD. It features a gorgeous design, thin bezels, Thunderbolt 4, and a best-in-class keyboard and trackpad.
Price check: Best Buy $1,352.99
✅Pros: 2-in-1 form factor, excellent design, large 16-inch 3K touch screen display
❌Cons: Hard to use as a tablet
ASUS VivoBook Flip 14: was
$569 now $449 at Amazon
This 14-inch 2-in-1 laptop features the excellent AMD Ryzen 5 5500U processor, which is more than capable at handling most tasks, including those that involve Office, Teams, Slack, web browsing, and email. We've also got 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD for all your apps and documents.
Price check: Best Buy $692
✅Pros: Portable size, good processor, touch screen display, 360-degree hinge
❌Cons: No pen accessories
Prime Day 2023: Dates and important information
Traditionally held in July, Amazon Prime Day had to shift to October 2020 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in June 2021, it returned closer to summer. In 2023, this 48-hour sales extravaganza will be spread over Tuesday and Wednesday, offering enticing discounts.
It's worth noting that discounts often appear even before the official start date on Amazon, although Prime Day formally concludes at midnight on the final day in your region. To fully capitalize on the savings, ensure you're prepared, as not everyone can take advantage of these exclusive offers.
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.
Which laptop is right for me?
That's a loaded question. Ultimately, it comes down to what you need to do on a laptop. If you need it for office and productivity related tasks such as working in Microsoft Office or Google Docs, joining meetings in Google Meet, Zoom, or Microsoft Teams, and messaging colleagues in Slack, you'll find most laptops over $700 will fit the bill nicely. I'd recommend a laptop with an Intel Core i5 and 8GB or 16GB RAM.
If you find yourself partaking in more heavy tasks, such as creative work in video and photo editing software like Photoshop and Premiere Pro, or playing video games downloaded from Steam, you'll likely want to aim for a laptop with an Intel Core i7 and 16GB RAM at minimum just to give you headroom and future proofing.
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