The best Prime Day laptop deals for 2020: The best sales you can still shop

The last day of Amazon Prime Day deals has finished, but the bargains haven’t completely dried up just yet. If you’ve been waiting for the big fall sales to find a cheap MacBook Air or a discounted Microsoft Surface laptop, you can still make your move despite the sale having officially come to an end.

To give you a shortcut, we’ve already gathered all of the best laptop deals that are still live right now on everything from cheap Chromebooks to beefy gaming laptops and compiled them here. In fact, despite the curtain lowering on Prime Day, one of our absolute favorite laptops is still on sale. You can nab the Dell XPS 13 for just $730 — that’s $120 off its usual $850 price tag. Don’t hang around, though, as we don’t know how long the deal will last.

Today’s best Prime Day laptop deals

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Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 (14-Inch, Intel i5, 8GB Memory, 512GB SSD)

$630 $880
Don't overlook the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 because of its plain appearance: Under the hood, this 14-inch ultrabook is all modern, and it has everything you could want for work and general use.
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Acer TravelMate P6 14-inch Laptop (Intel i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$821 $1,150
A thin and light laptop that packs in super-fast Thunderbolt 3 and high-grade security? That's what you get with this device, and it's a great option for working on the go while keeping things safe.
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Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage)

$950 $999
It's discounted sure, but you're still getting great performance with its four-core Intel Core i7processor and 256GB of storage.
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Dell XPS 15 4K Laptop (512GB SSD, 16GB RAM)

$1,550 $1,850
Dell's 15-inch XPS laptops take everything up a notch, and this computer is no exception. The dedicated Nvidia 1650 GPU will be a great boost for games, and content looks superb on its 4K display.
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New Dell Inspiron 14 7400 (11th Gen Core i7 CPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD)

$1,099 $1,110
Grab a new Dell laptop packing one of the newest 11th gen Core i7 CPUs and save. Select Windows 10 Home on the product screen to take another $49 off.
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Samsung Chromebook 4 (11-Inch, Celeron N4000, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage)

$199 $230
Don't let that small frame fool you: This Chromebook still packs a lot of great features for an on-the-go student. Features such as fast Gigabit Wi-Fi connectivity, Google Assistant, and ChromeOS.
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Microsoft Surface Laptop (1st Gen)

$700 $999
An affordable introduction to this line of laptops: The first-gen Surface offers a decent 4GB of RAM, a keyboard with a soft, fabric surface, and a lengthy battery life suitable for work and play.
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Lenovo Chromebook S330 (Mediatek CPU, 4GB RAM, 32GB SSD)

$199 $299
Lenovo as a brand needs no introduction, and along with its great (but often pricey) ThinkPad laptops, it offers some very solid -- and super affordable -- Chromebooks like the S330.
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New Dell Inspiron (11th Gen Core i5-1135G7 CPU)

$686 $700
Intel's new 11th gen Core processors are here, and you can already score a modest deal on a new Dell Inspiron that's packing one of these latest CPUs. It's not a screaming deal, but it's a good price.
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Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 2-in-1 Laptop

$540 $600
The Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 is geared for productivity with the full Google experience. With a powerful battery, fast processor, and 2-in-1 design, it is also perfect for presentations.
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Samsung Galaxy 4K 2-in-1 Chromebook (Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$946 $1,000
For a high-end Chromebook boasting PC-like specs, this 13-inch Samsung Galaxy 2-in-1 laptop has it all including a Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, and a stunning 4K touchscreen.
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Apple MacBook Pro (16-Inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage)

$2,449 $2,799
Apple's best laptop is a real powerhouse machine. With its all-new cooling system, high-powered components, and brilliant Magic Keyboard, it's the perfect MacBook for serious Apple fans.
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Asus VivoBook 15 Laptop (Core i7, 8GB Memory, 256GB SSD)

$520 $700
With one of Intel's more powerful i7 processors, this Asus VivoBook 15 delivers considerably more power than most budget laptops sporting Core i3 or i5 CPUs.
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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2015, Renewed)

Need a bit more storage and RAM? You can still get an Apple MacBook Pro at a budget price and you'll still get 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM.
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Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 2-in-1 Laptop (12.2", 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC)

$519 $550
Chromebook Plus is a laptop and tablet in one. Digital artists will love tablet mode as it's easier to sketch using the built-in pen. And with 64GB memory, space won't be a problem.
Save 42% off list price with code at checkout: WKST42
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Dell Precision 5750 Mobile Workstation

$2,139 $3,067
A new, ultra-premium Precision mobile workstation featuring Dell Optimizer for Precision: Dell's most intelligent mobile workstations with AI based optimization.
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Acer Aspire 3 (15.6-inch, 10th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$399 $449
The Acer Aspire 3 is one of the best values in the world of Windows PCs, but despite this budget workhorse's low price, it's great up-to-date hardware means you won't have to replace it any time soon.
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MOTILE 14-inch Performance Laptop, FHD, AMD Ryzen 3

$359 $599
Get the best of both worlds for gaming and productivity with this 14-inch laptop from MOTILE. Immerse your self in games with THX Spatial Audio and get back to work with an AMD Ryzen 3 processor.
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13.3-inch Apple MacBook Air (Renewed)

$542 $675
If you don't mind using a pre-owned Apple product then you can snag this Apple MacBook Air for a steal and it should work and look like new.
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Kano PC 11.6" Touch-Screen Laptop & Tablet (4GB Memory - 64GB Storage)

$230 $300
The Kano 2-in-1 tablet/laptop hybrid is one of the cheapest Windows PCs you can buy right now, and would be the perfect first machine for a young techie.
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Dell XPS 13 Touch Laptop (128GB SSD, 4GB RAM)

$730 $850
If you are in the market for a laptop that will last you years without breaking the bank, try this gem. It's plenty fast for everyday work, is built superbly well, and looks great too.
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Surface Book 3 (13.5-inch Touch-Screen 2-in-1 Laptop)

$1,508 $1,600
With this 2-in-1, you really can have it all. You'll get all the speed and power that comes with a 10th-generation Intel Core i5 processor with the portability of a tablet.
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MacBook Pro (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD Storage)

$1,888 $1,999
Need a ton of storage in a portable package? Look at this 13-inch MacBook Pro: You'll get all the space you need with a 1TB SSD and a solid workhorse of a quad-core, eighth-gen, Core i5 processor.
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Lenovo Legion 5 Gaming Laptop (Ryzen 7 CPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, GTX 1660 Ti)

With an understated design, gorgeous 15.6-inch 1080p IPS display, buttery 144Hz refresh rate, and great specs for running the latest games, the Lenovo Legion 5 is perfect for both work and play.
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Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14-inch Laptop (INtel i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$460 $680
Lenovo laptops are known to be some of the best around. Grab yourself a bargain with the IdeaPad 5, with its modern specs and classy finish. It's a great option that doesn't break the bank.
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Razer Blade 15 Gaming Laptop 2020 (Core i7, RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, 16GB RAM)

$2,400 $2,600
Gamers can find themselves completely at home with the Razer Blade 15 Advanced Gaming Laptop. You're in store for vivid visuals, fast graphics, and great performance in a thin and compact package.
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Razer Blade 15 Gaming Laptop 2019

$1,509 $1,600
Looking for style alongside performance? The Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop has that and then some with its colorful and customizable backlit keyboard and a ninth-gen Intel Core i7 processor.
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New Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch display, Core i9 CPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage)

$2,449 $2,799
If your work has an emphasis on graphics (like game developing or film-making) then you can't go wrong with this 16-inch MacBook Pro. It features AMD Radeon Pro 5500M graphics for quicker rendering.

How to shop for a new laptop in 2020

Prime Day Laptop Deals

The best laptops aren’t small purchases, and considering that we use our computers almost every day for work, shopping, learning, entertainment, and staying in touch with friends and loved ones, you certainly want to find one that meets your needs (although Amazon’s generous return policy helps to ensure you don’t get stuck with a laptop that’s a bad fit). When you’re shopping through the post-Prime Day laptop deals, don’t get too excited and jump on the first one you see that catches your eye and meets your budget; do some research before pulling the trigger to narrow down the field a bit and dial-in the specific features and specs you’re looking for.

Laptops dominate the modern PC market, and in 2020, you’ve got quite a few more designs to choose from than you did even five years ago. Along with traditional laptops, you’ll also see featherweight ultrabooks, 2-in-1 convertibles, gaming laptops, MacBooks, and Chromebooks among the many types of laptops out there today. On top of that variety, there are a bunch of different specifications and features to consider — CPUs, RAM, storage space, display sizes and resolutions, graphics processors — all of these are important considerations when determining what sort of laptop suits your needs best.

For most people, a standard laptop may be enough to meet your requirements, but you’ll still want to make sure you get one that has relatively recent hardware: We recommend 9th- and 10th-gen Intel Core or AMD Ryzen CPUs, along with at least 8GB of RAM and preferably a solid-state drive (as opposed to a traditional hard drive). For things like gaming and video editing, you’ll also want to look for Prime Day laptop deals on PCs featuring discrete graphics cards like the newer Nvidia GTX 16- and 30-series (the older 10-series GeForce GPUs are a little long in the tooth in 2020, although the 20-series GPUs still hold up relatively well).

If you want something a little more bleeding-edge, then you may want to consider a 2-in-1 laptop or even a traditional design that implements a touchscreen. This gives you a little more versatility than a standard laptop, and a 2-in-1 convertible with a fold-flat touch display (especially one that includes its own stylus so you don’t have to purchase one separately) is an especially good choice for artists and graphic designers.

It’s important to set your budget and figure out what sort of laptop you want (maybe even pick out a few specific models you really like) before the sale so that you won’t miss out on that perfect bargain by hesitating too long. Even if the product page shows that you have plenty of time left, these Prime Day laptop deals usually sell out well before that time limit — but be sure to do some quick price comparisons with other websites to make sure it’s actually a good discount. If its an official Prime Day deal offered by Amazon and not a third-party seller, however, you can usually be certain that it’s a worthwhile pick.

Are any Prime Day laptop deals too good to be true?

All sorts of brands saw discounts during Prime Day, and there are a few things you should keep in mind before buying. Always do your research prior to the event so you know what you’re looking for and don’t feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of post-Prime Day laptop deals. Also, always buy your new laptop from a brand you know and stay away from any off-brand products popping up in your feed. Check laptop reviews and ratings if it’s a brand you’ve never heard of before, especially when it comes to laptop accessories. Always trust your gut: If a deal looks suspicious, stay far away from it.

Should I shop on Prime Day or wait until Black Friday?

Popular laptops like Chromebooks are always in demand and run out of stock really quickly, especially during sales like Amazon Prime Day. Because Prime Day and Black Friday are only a month apart from each other this year, there’s a strong chance that most of your top choices won’t get a restock in time. We also don’t predict these products seeing a bigger discount on Black Friday or Cyber Monday compared to all the deals we have seen on Amazon Prime Day. So if you’re on the lookout for a new and affordable laptop, these post-Prime Day laptop deals are probably your best bet.

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