Technology Best Prime Day 2021 deals: The best Windows 10 laptop deals
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Amazon's Prime Day is a time when you can snap up bargains on PCs, laptops, and mobile devices ahead of the summer and the holiday season.
Whether you are in the market for a laptop refresh, you need a new PC now you are working remotely and from home, you are looking for a device as a Christmas gift, or you need to pick up a laptop suitable for a student about to head to college, there is always a range of discounted Windows 10 laptops available during the shopping event.
Best laptops of 2021
We spent months testing the latest and greatest laptops we could get our hands on, from Apple to Dell to Microsoft to Lenovo, and we've found the best options for any of your needs.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.
Windows 10 laptop deals will include affordable options that won't empty your wallet, ones with powerful processors and graphics cards able to take the strain of modern gaming, and portable devices that are lightweight enough to be useful on the road.
Below, we have compiled the best deals available over Prime Day to suit a variety of budgets. We will be updating our top picks throughout the event.
For shoppers looking for a hybrid PC with Windows 10 Home over Prime Day, the Lenovo Flex 5 is on sale. This laptop is equipped with a 14-inch Full HD touch display, 360-degree hinge, an AMD Ryzen 5 processor, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD storage, and Radeon graphics. A pen is included with this sales item, available in grey.
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Over at Amazon, you can enjoy a discount of $170 on a Samsung Galaxy Book Pro. This lightweight and sleek device sports a 15.6-inch AMOLED screen, an Intel 11th-gen i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and 512GB SSD storage.
The laptop, available in silver, runs on Windows 10 Home. You can also pick up a discount on the upgraded Intel i7 processor option.
Over Prime Day, while stocks last, you can grab an LG Gram 2-in-1 laptop for a solid discount. This lightweight Windows 10 Home device, also usable as a tablet, comes with a 16-inch IPS touch display, an Intel 11th-gen i5 processor, 16GB RAM, and 512GB SSD storage.
A mid-range laptop available for a discount over Prime Day -- as long as you don't mind a lack of storage -- is the Lenovo IdeaPad, a device complete with a 14-inch Full HD display, Intel Celeron processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD storage, and Intel UHD graphics.
Best Windows 10 laptop 2021: Top notebooks compared
If you're in the market for a Windows 10 laptop, which one should you buy? As ever, that depends on what you want to do with it and how much budget is at your disposal. Here are ZDNet's current top picks for a variety of use cases. Dell XPS 13 Best for knowledge workers © Provided by ZDNet dell-xps-13-late-2020.jpg OS Windows 10 (Home, Pro) | CPU Intel Core i3-1115G4, Core i5-1135G7, Core i7-1165G7, Core i7-1185G7 | GPU Intel UHD Graphics (Core i3), Intel Iris Xe Graphics | RAM 8GB, 16GB, 32GB | Storage 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB | Screen 13.4in.
This laptop runs Windows 10 S.
For a powerful laptop likely to appeal to gamers, the 2020 Razer Blade 15 Base gaming laptop can be picked up with a massive $500 discount.
This Windows 10 Home laptop is equipped with a 15.6-inch Full HD display, an Intel i7 processor, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD storage, and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics.
Another Windows laptop to consider is the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo laptop, a premium device currently available with a price reduction of $300.
Running on Windows 10 Pro, the ZenBook includes a 15.6-inch UHD touch display, a 10th-gen Intel i7 processor, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD storage, and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics.
If you're in the market for a new Windows 10 laptop over the Prime Day sales event, the Acer Swift 5 is a powerful option you should consider.
This laptop runs on Windows 10 Home and is equipped with a 14-inch Full HD touch display, an Intel i7 processor, Intel Iris Xe graphics, 16GB RAM, and 1TB SSD storage.
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Borders might still be closed and business travel is still difficult, but if you are on the hunt for a business-ready laptop that is powerful but still thin and light, you could consider the Acer TravelMate P6.
This laptop operates on Windows 10 Pro and comes with a 14-inch Full HD display, a 10th-gen Intel i5 processor with the vPro platform, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD storage, Intel UHD graphics, and a fingerprint sensor.
More Prime Day 2021 deals
Here are other deals of note during the Prime Day event. We will update as deals change or products sell out.
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