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
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 Deals
Even 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.
Last Year’s Prime Day PC and Laptop Deals
Last 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.