The Amazon Prime Day sale 2022 has now ended after a successful 2 days of non-stop deals and discounts. This post covers what happened in the Prime Day sale and what laptop deals were on offer.
The Amazon Prime Day went live on Tuesday 12th - Wednesday 13th July 2022. With so many categories and departments to shop from, this year we saw some of the biggest price cuts on top tech products, like TVs, tablets and laptops.
One of our top 5 Amazon Prime Day predictions was on laptops and following the early deals, we saw many models being discounted. For those who needed a new computing device or accessory, the Prime Day sale was the go-to destination to find a quality laptop at the cheapest price possible.
Amazon has some of the best laptop deals all year round and Prime Day 2022 is no exception. Prime Day is the best sales event to shop huge bargains from leading brands, and there are some huge price drops on Windows laptops, Apple products, Chromebooks and 2-in-1 devices.
To help you find the best prices on laptops in the Prime Day 2022 sale, we’ve put together this handy guide that covers all the best deals you can find on laptops this year.
Last minute Prime Day Laptop Deals
ASUS Chromebook CX1100: was £229.99, now £129.99 at Amazon
A popular Chromebook offering this Prime Day is £100 off the Asus Chromebook CX1100. Powered by Chrome OS, this 11.6-inch laptop is quick, has a long lasting battery life and has a nice and simple design.
ASUS Chromebook C523NA: was £449.99, now £279.99 at Amazon
The Asus Chromebook C523NA is powered by an Intel Pentium Processor and has a wide 15.6-inch HD touchscreen display. It’s versatile, looks stylish and has a good amount of storage and ports.
ASUS Chromebook Flip C433TA: was £499.99, now £399.99 at Amazon
Save £100 (20%) on the ASUS Chromebook Flip at Amazon. This touchscreen 2-in-1 laptop easily converts from a laptop to a tablet and back again. It's a brilliant device for both work and play so it's worth treating yourself to this Prime Day.
ASUS VivoBook 15 OLED: was £699.99, now £479.99 at Amazon
The Asus VivoBook 15 has an impressive OLED screen which delivers a truly sumptuous image quality, with excellent pixel to pixel contrast and colour depth. This system's also got a great spec, including an AMD Ryzen 5 processor and Windows 11 operating system.
Lenovo Chromebook S345: was £249.99, now £149 at Amazon
Save £100.99 on the Lenovo Chromebook S345 in this early Prime Day deal. This Chromebook has a 14-inch screen and is a slim everyday laptop with an HD display. It has powerful speakers and Google OS services.
Lenovo IdeaPad 3i: was £429.99, now £299.99 at Amazon
Save £130 on the Lenovo IdeaPad 3i. This thin light laptop has a wide 15.6-inch screen and runs on a powerful Intel processor. Comes with a 1 year subscription to Microsoft Office 365.
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 Desktop PC: was £499.99, now £349.99 at Amazon
If you're looking for a desktop, the Lenovo IdeaCentre has been given a £150 price cut this Prime Day. This all-in-one desktop PC performs smoothly with its AMD Ryzen 3 3250U processor and wide 23.8-inch display.
Acer Chromebook 311: was £229.99, now £159.99 at Amazon
Get 30% off the Acer Chromebook 311 in this Prime Day deal. This powerful Chromebook runs on ChromeOS and comes with an 11.6-inch HD screen with wide viewing angles.
Microsoft Surface Go: was £699, now £502.17 at Amazon
Get 28% off the Microsoft Surface Go. This ultra-thin laptop has a 12.4-inch touchscreen, runs on an Intel 10th Gen Quad Core i5 processor and comes with 8GB RAM. A great everyday laptop with a good discount to take advantage of this Prime Day.
Microsoft Surface Go 2: was £529, now £437.49 at Amazon
The Microsoft Surface Go 2 is a 2-in-1 tablet PC hybrid for those who like to use the same device for both work and play. Comes with a free upgrade to Windows 11, a 2-in-1 keyboard and stand.
What to expect from Prime Day Laptop Deals 2022
Prime Day laptop deals started early on the 21st June but the biggest discounts will start on the day and run until the last few minutes of the 13th July.
Going off of our predictions, we expected to see huge deals on 2-in-1 laptops. Earlier in 2022, the Easter, Memorial Day and Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend sales had some of the biggest laptop discounts on the best 2-in-1 laptops. If you want a laptop that’s versatile and easy to travel with, a 2-in-1 device is a great laptop-tablet hybrid that’s great for both work and play. Popular 2-in-1 laptops include devices from Asus, Microsoft and Lenovo, and we've been seeing some models from these brands in the Prime Day sale.
Similarly, the sales this year have also been stocked full of Chromebooks. The best Chromebooks have had their prices slashed both in the UK and US at leading retailers, including Amazon, Currys, John Lewis, Best Buy, Walmart and Target. Chromebooks or ‘Google laptops’ run on Chrome OS and have an impressive battery life, range of apps and flexibility, ideal for hybrid working and students. We're seeing many discounts on Chromebooks this year including popular models from Acer, Google and HP.
If you’ve got a particular brand in mind, a great way to determine whether it will be included in the sale or not is by checking what was on offer last year. In the Prime Day 2021 sale, the Microsoft Surface Go was on the bestsellers list, alongside the HP Envy x360 and a selection of Asus Chromebooks. Taking this into account, we anticipate a mix of Windows laptops like HP and Dell hitting their lowest ever prices and potentially some Apple laptops might join the party. Apple is notoriously difficult to find discounts on so if you find some this Prime Day, we encourage you to take full advantage of it. We hope to see the MacBook Air or MacBook Pro involved in the sale, and it’s worth noting that if you buy an Apple product, you can get free months subscriptions like Apple Music and Apple TV+.
Other brands to keep an eye out for are Acer, Asus and Huawei. Both Acer and Asus have a wide range of laptop models available, including 2-in-1 and Chromebook devices. This year, we’ve been seeing some big discounts on the Huawei MateBook series so we’re sure there will be even bigger price cuts on Prime Day.
Why is Prime Day the best time to buy a new laptop?
We’ve all been hit by the cost of living crisis which has made buying ‘non-essential’ items almost impossible. Prime Day has some of the biggest price drops and discounts on a wide range of products, so it’s the best time to shop for new items, especially big tech purchases like laptops.
In the past, when something was so heavily discounted, we immediately assumed that there was something wrong with it or it wasn’t good quality. However, the Prime Day sale proves that this is completely false as it offers the cheapest prices on popular laptops and big-name brands. As we mentioned earlier, Apple is always hard to get discounts on but Amazon is one of the few retailers which slashes its prices on Apple products, including AirPods, iPads and MacBooks.
If you’re really trying to pinch the pennies but desperately need a new laptop, we suggest taking a look at the Amazon Warehouse. The Amazon Warehouse is home to pre-owned, refurbished and open-box devices which have been professionally inspected, cleaned and renewed to like-new condition. You can find loads of computers and computing accessories at the Amazon Warehouse at already cheaper prices than the original retail cost but Prime Day is bound to have extra discounts on refurbished laptops for you to take advantage of.
For more Prime Day advice, check out the TV deals to expect on Amazon Prime Day 2022.