With many schools adapting to an online-only curriculum and work from home becoming increasingly more common, this year has proven to be quite a time for computers. Now more than ever, having a reliable laptop is a worthwhile investment.
Luckily, this year’s Amazon Prime Day shopping event has followed through with impressive deals on tech essentials to make the adjustment to this new lifestyle a bit smoother. Along with steep markdowns on iPads, laptops are another sale shoppers are scrambling to take advantage of: Like the one on the latest Microsoft Surface Pro 7 laptop, which you can get for $229 off right now.
Best Microsoft Surface Pro and Laptop Deals:
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (10th Generation), $1,170 (orig. $1,399)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, $729.99 (orig. $899)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (10th Generation), $1,133.05 (orig. $1,299)
Dell is jumping into Prime Day with both feet, offering deals on gaming PCs, laptops and monitors. Act quickly, though, as Dell has made these Limited Time Deals on Dell’s website that will expire on October 15 at 8 a.m. ET. Most are discounts in the 20-percent range.
To see everything else on sale right now, check out our round-up of the best Amazon Prime Day 2020 deals.
$1,236 – Alienware m15 R1Remove non-product link (45% off $2,254,99), a whopping $1,018 off the retail price for a 9th-gen Core i7 processor, Nvidia RTX 2070, and 15.6-inch 144Hz display, plus 512GB SSD and 16GB of memory. (If Dell sells out, the same model is $1,949.99 at AmazonRemove non-product link.)
$1,199.99 – Alienware m17 R2Remove non-product link (36% off $1,879 MSRP)
$1,499.99 – Dell XPS13 2-in-1Remove non-product link (23% off $1,949.99). This model is our Editor’s Choice
Amazon Prime Day is live and with it are thousands of deals on thousands of items, prominent among them tech devices across the spectrum Amazon devices to laptops and computers and smart home essentials. The sale, which runs throughWednesday, Oct. 14 (as far as we know right now), offers up massive sales on significant items like TVs and mattresses, as well as noteworthy savings on distinct and lower-priced items like gifts, apparel, simple home electronics and even groceries. Though Amazon started this sale in 2015, it has since grown so much that other retailers offer similarly large-scale sales during Prime Day, meaning you have more ways to save. Some of those sales are running at Shopping reader favorite retailers like Wayfair, Walmart and Target. In our coverage of Prime Day sales at Amazon, we’ll be noting top deals and highlighting comparable savings at other retailers to give you an idea
RazerCon 2020 is a day-long show featuring new looks at games, product reveals, and live heavy metal concerts. Viewers can expect to get new looks at Torchlight III and Empire of Sin, and if you’re a metal fan, you’ll be happy to hear that DragonForce and Sabaton will close out the show with live performances. On top of all that, GameSpot is serving as RazerCon 2020’s official media partner, and so we have a number of products to reveal alongside the event.
Razer is taking steps into some new territory with its very first gaming chair and PC gaming case. The other new products will be more familiar to fans of Razer’s accessories, including a pair of Bluetooth headphones that boast a 50-hour battery life and kitty ears as well as a plug-and-play microphone that will work great for streamers.
The day-long RazerCon 2020 livestream is live now, and you
Buying a new laptop is both an exciting and potentially frustrating experience. Exciting, of course, because a powerful computer that allows you to communicate and work efficiently — and keep yourself entertained — is invaluable.
You may find yourself understandably frustrated, however, as you browse through dozens of different models, configurations, designs and brands. It’s our job to keep up on the latest trends in tech, and we’d be lying if we said we never felt overwhelmed by all of the options ourselves.
But it is our job, and we take it seriously. So for the last few months, we’ve been testing the latest and greatest laptops we could get our hands on, from Apple to Microsoft to Lenovo, and we’ve found some standout machines:
Best overall laptop: Apple MacBook Air
Best touch-screen laptop: Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13