Amazon has finally pulled back the curtain on Prime Day 2020. Prime Day is a two-day event taking place October 13-14. That’s three months past its usual spot smack dab in the middle of the summer, but if the deals are sweet, I’ll allow it. If you’re in the market for a new desktop or laptop, whether PC or Mac, you’ll likely find a number of excellent deals come Prime Day 2020. Additionally, you’ll see major discounts on computer accessories, including mice, keyboards, monitors, headsets, and gaming chairs.It’s also important to note that Amazon won’t be alone in its offerings during the two-day event. Some retailers, like Walmart and Target, have already announced competing sales events that overlap with Prime Day. You can expect other retailers, like Dell, Best Buy, and more to follow Amazon’s lead and offer competing sales of their own, with discounts on PCs, laptops, and accessories. After all, they don’t want all of your spending dollars to go to Amazon.And if you’re interested in sale items other than PCs and accessories, check out our full article on Amazon Prime Day 2020. Here’s what you can expect to find deal-wise on computers during Prime Day 2020.You Must Be a Prime Member to Get the Sale Prices
- Start a Free Trial (if you’ve never used the free trial)
- Get Prime for One Year – $119
- Get Prime for One Month – $12.99
The key thing to know about Prime Day is that you’ll need a Prime membership to take advantage of the deals. Thankfully, you have a number of options for how to subscribe. For starters, if you’ve never used a free trial, you can get one for a month at no cost. The free trial lets you participate in Prime Day even if you end up canceling later without paying a dime. Otherwise, you can get a one-month membership for $12.99 or a one-subscription for $119.In addition to getting to participate in the Prime Day deal madness, Prime members get free one- or two-day shipping on most products, plus access to Prime Videos, Prime Music, and a host of other features.Early Prime Day DealsEven though the sale hasn’t started yet, Amazon has already started seeding the ground with a handful of deals. Here’s what’s available now.Sony 77-Inch MASTER Series BRAVIA OLED 4K Ultra HD Smart TV 55″ Toshiba TF-55A810U21 4K UHD TV – Fire TV Edition Deal ends October 12.43″ Insignia NS-43DF710NA21 Smart 4K UHD – Fire TV Edition (2020) Deal ends October 12.32″ Toshiba TF-32A710U21 Smart HD TV – Fire TV Edition Deal ends October 12.Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle Blink Mini – Indoor Security Camera Certified Refurbished Ring Video Doorbell Pro Certified Refurbished Echo Plus Certified Refurbished Ring Alarm 5 Piece Kit Certified Refurbished Ring Video Doorbell Elite Certified Refurbished Kindle Certified Refurbished Ring Spotlight Cam Certified Refurbished Echo Show (2nd Gen)
Last Year’s Prime Day PC and Laptop DealsLast year during Prime Day, a number of appealing PCs, gaming PCs, and gaming laptops went on sale for appealing prices. On the desktop PC front, we saw big discounts on pre-built CYBERPOWERPC towers. On the laptop side of the equation, we saw big savings on the Acer Predator Helios 300 ($500 off) and MSI GS75 Stealth ($600 off). Many MacBook Pro models were also discounted somewhere in the $200 range.Beyond that, Respawn gaming chairs got big temporary price cuts, bringing the 110 model down to the $100 range, which is about 50% off. There were also plenty of discounts on other accessories, like external hard drives, HyperX Cloud II gaming headsets, Razer gaming mice, as well as Netgear modems and routers.
Chris Reed is IGN’s shopping and commerce editor. You can follow him on Twitter @_chrislreed.Was this article informative?Read More