Amazon Prime Day 2022 has entered its second and final day and we’ve rounded up the best cut-price items in the yearly shopping holiday on both sides of the Atlantic. Two of the big ticket items this year are gaming laptops and pre-built desktop PCs, and it’s these that we’ll be covering on this page.
For gaming laptops, we’ll be looking for models that offer enough performance to take advantage of their screens – there’s not much point having a 4K laptop with only enough grunt to run at 1080p. For desktops, it’s all about choosing a balanced system that will scale well into the future, ideally with a current-gen graphics card with image upscaling (DLSS/FSR 2.0) and hardware-accelerated RT capabilities.
By the way, if you want to kit out your new laptop or desktop with some peripherals – or upgrade an existing machine with new components – do check out our round-up of the best Prime Day PC deals. We also have a selection of the best 4K TV Prime Day deals that we’ve spotted thus far.
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Best Prime Day gaming laptop deals
For gaming laptops, we recommend at least a GTX 1650 graphics card and a recent Core i5 or Ryzen 5 processor for an entry-level machine, backed with at least 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. At higher price points, expect laptops with higher refresh rate screens, more powerful RTX 30-series or RX 6000-series graphics cards and higher complements of RAM and storage. In general, there’s a trade-off between portability and power, with thicker designs allowing for higher sustained performance than slim-and-light options.
Here are the best gaming laptop deals we’ve found so far – with more to come!
Best Prime Day pre-built gaming PC deals
Pre-built gaming desktop PCs require some vetting, as it’s common for many vendors to skimp on harder-to-spot specifications like motherboards, RAM speeds, power supply certifications or processor overclocking. Ideally, we’ll see a modern platform that allows for one of the latest Intel or AMD processors and fast graphics cards, backed with a reasonable amount of RAM and storage. Thankfully, both RAM and storage are easy to upgrade down the line, so the CPU and GPU are the most critical components to check.
Here are the best deals we’ve found for pre-built gaming desktop PCs so far this Prime Day.
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Discover more of the best Prime Day deals
- Best Prime Day gaming deals Find all the best gaming offers for PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch plus PC accessories and 4K TVs.
- Best PS5 Prime Day deals 2022 Find out whether the PlayStation 5 will be in stock on Prime Day plus all the best offers on PS5 games, controllers and accessories.
- Best Xbox Prime Day deals 2022 Find out if there will be any Xbox Series X or Series S bundles this Prime Day plus all the top offers on Xbox Series X and Xbox One games, controllers and accessories.
- Best PC gaming Prime Day deals Discover discounted PC components, monitors and peripherals.
- Best Nintendo Switch Prime Day deals 2022 Find cheap Nintendo Switch bundles, discounts on Switch games, Joy-Cons, SD cards and accessories.
- Best PS4 Prime Day deals 2022 Grab a bargain on cheap PS4 games and PlayStation 4 accessories.
- Best SD card Prime Day deals 2022 Upgrade your storage by bagging a Prime Day deal on a micro SD card.
- Best Logitech Prime Day deals 2022 Whether you’re after a gaming mouse, keyboard or headset, here we’re covering all the best Prime Day Logitech deals.
- Looking for some killer board game deals too? Check our our round-up of the best Prime Day board game deals over at our sister site, Dicebreaker.