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Best Prime Day PC deals 2021: What to expect

Prime Day 2021 is tomorrow as the Prime Day 2021 dates have been confirmed for June 21 and June 22. And we’re expecting plenty of great Prime Day deals — including some hot Prime Day PC deals — if last year is anything to go by. Whether it’s a new system for your work from home setup, a custom PC build you’re working on, or some upgraded components for your gaming battle station, there are sure to be some juicy bargains to be found both during Prime Day weekend and when the official sales begin tomorrow. Read on as we look at what you can expect from the Prime Day PC deals (including some you can grab right now) and whether or not you should buy a PC on Prime Day.

Today’s best Prime Day PC deals

What Prime Day PC deals to expect

Technology is one of Prime Day’s strongest offerings, so we’re expecting to see pretty good Prime Day PC sales this year, and not just from Amazon. With more people than ever working from home and upgrading their computers, this is a great time to shop and save big. It’s likely that we’ll see a little bit of everything among this year’s Prime Day PC deals. What does that mean? We’re thinking some great gaming towers are likely to be on sale, as well as budget desktops for home office purposes as well as discounts on PC accessories and components.

While we don’t expect to see too many gaming towers involving anything GeForce RTX 30-series-flavored due to continuing shortages (although there may be some, so keep your eyes peeled), it does seem likely that we’ll see the RTX 20-series range included among the gaming towers that will be discounted during the Prime Day PC sales. When it comes to home office PCs, on the other hand, expect systems with solidly dependable Intel Core and Ryzen processors and boosted RAM that allow you to multitask productively.

What Prime Day PC deals we saw last year

Last year, we saw much of what we expect to see this year. That includes things like the ABS Master gaming tower, which paired an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X CPU with an RTX 2060 Super GPU and was discounted by $350. Other sales, including big discounts on home office setups, were also seen from top brands like Lenovo, HP, and Dell, so you could pick up a system to suit almost any need or budget.

Should you buy a PC on Prime Day?

If you need a new PC then the answer is clear — yes! However, if you’re a little unsure if you truly need to upgrade your system then you might be tempted to wait until Black Friday. Honestly, in many cases, the discounts are roughly the same so the main thing you need to decide is whether you can justify the cost right now or if you’re OK with waiting until late November.

Before making a purchase, determine what your budget is and stick with it. It’s tempting during sales season to go over budget, but it’s not usually smart to do so. Read up on our best desktop computers guide so you know what you’re looking for, and don’t be so easily persuaded by small discounts. Some Prime Day PC deals aren’t as sweet as others so check to see if the discount is truly substantial enough to be worth your time and money.

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