5 best laptops on sale for Amazon Prime Day 2020

5 best laptops on sale for Amazon Prime Day 2020
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Prime Day is a fantastic opportunity to save hundreds on a new laptop for your or someone in your home. With more and more of the world relying on virtual communication, you'll enjoy the faster speed, clearer pictures and videos, and up-to-date tech with one of these machines. Keep reading to see if it's time for you to take the plunge on a new portable PC.

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Acer Chromebook 714 CB714-1WT-3447, 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U, 14" Full HD Touchscreen, 8GB DDR4, 64GB eMMC, 802.11AC Wifi, Bluetooth, Aluminum Chassis

Fast performance, smooth connection (handy for all those Zooms we're all doing), and plenty of storage make this budget-friendly Chromebook a wonderful option for those in search of a new laptop with a limited budget. The already reasonable machines are even cheaper today, so save $90 now while Prime Day is in full swing.

"I’m in love my new Chromebook! I’ll never buy anything else again," one enthusiastic buyer reports of the purchase. "It does everything I need. Perfect for Zoom meetings, watching Netflix... my daughter plays Roblox on it and can video chat her friends via messenger kids, and I can use it to write resumes. The touch screen is a major bonus. I like that it’s optional. You can use the cursor or your finger, whatever’s closer!"


MSI GE75 Raider 10SGS-287 17.3" 300Hz 3ms Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7-10875H RTX2080 Super 32GB 1TB NVMe SSD Win10 VR Ready, Black

In the market for a computer built for gaming? This MSI model is currently marked down more than $150 and features a 17.3 inch display, Intel Core i7-10875H 2.3 - 5.1GHz, giant speakers and subwoofers with a 720p webcam, and runs on Windows 10. And just look at that keyboard!


Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14" Convertible Laptop, FHD (1920 x 1080) Touch Display, Intel Core i5-1035G1 Processor, 8GB DDR4 OnBoard RAM, 128GB SSD, Intel UHD Graphics, Win 10, 81X1004RUS, Graphite Grey

A 14-inch convertible laptop with dual touch screen and keyboard capabilities for less than $750? Sign us up.

"We're months into using this laptop and have had zero issues and system is still running flawless!" says one buyer who claims they are "very pleased" with the operating system and clear, sharp screen. Many other users praise the its versatility and speed, as well as its sleek and attractive look.


ASUS ZenBook 13 Ultra-Slim Laptop 13.3” Full HD NanoEdge Bezel Display, Intel Core i5-1035G1 Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD, NumberPad, Windows 10 Home, Lilac Mist, UX325JA-AB51

Save a whopping hundred bucks on this affordable 10th generation ASUS laptop featuring a 13.3 inch wide-view Full HD 4-way NanoEdge bezel display, lighting fast storage and memory, built-in IR camera for facial recognition sign in with Windows Hello, and more. Despite the updates and improvements, it's still thin, light, and incredibly compact, thus standing up to its transcendent namesake.


Acer Spin 5 Convertible Laptop, 13.5" 2K 2256 x 1504 IPS Touch, 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7, 16GB LPDDR4X, 512GB NVMe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Backlit KB, FPR, Rechargeable Active Stylus, SP513-54N-74V2

We've already mentioned the pros of new model Acer PCs above, and with this higher-end version, you're saving $200 off the original price for Prime Day.

In one review that claims this is the perfect model for college students who prioritize taking notes and need a solid machine, the buyer reports:

"This laptop surprised me in just how premium it felt. It was much thinner than any other laptop I've ever owned, yet it felt sturdier and more secure. Probably because it is made of metal, as opposed to a cheap plastic."

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