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Best Prime Day 2021 laptop deals: macOS, Chrome OS, and Windows PC

Best Prime Day Laptop Deals 2021
Best Prime Day Laptop Deals 2021 (Image credit: Laptop Mag)

This month's Prime Day laptop deals will kick off the summer with steep discounts on today's best notebook PCs. Expect a smorgasbord of Prime Day deals on laptops from Amazon and competing retailers. 

If you're on a budget, the best Prime Day laptop deals can save you tons on a new personal computer. We expect to see massive discounts on our favorite laptops like the Dell XPS 13 and the MacBook Pro. Not to be outdone, Best Buy, Walmart, Target will offer alternative Prime Day laptop deals. 

Amazon's two-day Prime Day sale starts June 21 with offers of fantastic laptop deals. Be sure to bookmark our Amazon Prime Day 2021 deals hub for the best Prime Day discounts.

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If you're not a Prime member, be sure to sign up for an Amazon free 30-day trial here to shop Prime Day 2021 deals. We recommend you wait until Amazon officially announces Prime Day 2021's date before you start your free trial. That way, you can shop deals during Prime Day using your trial membership.View Deal

Prime Day laptop deals — MacBooks

If the price had you feeling timid about picking up an Apple laptop, you'll want to take advantage of this month's Prime Day laptop deals. 

From the start of the year, Amazon has led the charge in terms of Apple deals with solid discounts on MacBooks. We've seen markdowns ranging from $100 to $400 off the latest MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. Expect this year's Prime Day MacBook deals offer more of the same or better. 

Currently, Amazon is slashing $50 off the base model MacBook Air M1 with 256GB SSD. Although it's one of the best prices we've seen for this configuration, it hit an all-time low price of $899 — a deal we expect to return on Prime Day. 

Prime Day laptop deals — Chromebooks

The best Prime Day Chromebook deals we expect will slash dollars of various configuration Chrome OS laptops. Due to the budget laptop category dominance of Chromebooks, ChromeOS systems over $500 are seeing greater discounts. 

In one Prime Day preview, Amazon has the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 4K laptop sale for $687. Usually, this Chromebook fetches $1,000, so that's $318 off its normal price. It's the lowest price we've ever seen for this Chromebook and one of the best pre-Prime Day laptop deals we've seen so far. It packs a stunning 4K (3840 x 2160) OLED touchscreen display and ships with a stylus. Its razor-thin, stunning red aluminum design houses a 1.6-GHz i5-10210U quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD. 

Outside of Amazon, retailers like Best Buy, Target and Walmart also offer alternative Prime Day Chromebook deals. For example, Walmart's "Deals for Days" savings event runs from Father's Day, June 20 through June 23. As part of the sale, bargain shoppers can pick up the 2021 HP Chromebook 11 for just $159 ($60 off). It packs an 11.6-inch HD display, 2.0-GHz MediaTek - MT8183 dual-core CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. This is all you need for everyday basic tasks like creating docs, emails, web browsing and streaming content. 

Prime Day laptop deals — Windows PCs

Expect Prime Day laptop deals to offer huge discounts on Windows PCs from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo. It will be a great time to snag our top pick best overall laptop, the Dell XPS 13 for less. 

Expect discounts on various mainstream notebooks from budget to high-end. We''re likely to see a plethora of Prime Day gaming laptop deals on machines from MSI, Asus, and more. 

One Prime Day laptop deal we want to see will take dollars off the AMD Ryzen edition 13-inch Microsoft Surface Laptop 4. The lowest price we've seen for this newly released laptop so far is $972 ($28 off). We would like to see a discount of $50 to $75 on this Editor's Choice notebook PC during Prime Day. 

Naturally, the previous-gen Surface Laptop 3 is expected to be among the best Prime Day laptop deals. It's one of our favorite MacBook Air alternatives and one of the best Windows laptops to buy. For a limited time, the base model Surface Laptop 3 is on sale for $799 ($200 off) at Best Buy. This undercuts Amazon's current price by $100 — we expect Amazon to mirror or beat this deal during Prime Day. The laptop in this deal packs a 13.3-inch (2256 x 1504) display, 1.2-GHz Core i5-1035G7 quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD.

Amazon Prime Day 2021 runs from June 21 to June 22 with offers of fantastic laptop deals. Be sure to bookmark our Amazon Prime Day 2021 deals hub for the best Prime Day discounts.

If you can't afford to wait for Prime Day, here are the best Prime Day-worthy laptop deals you can get right now.

Prime Day laptop deals right now

Apple MacBook Air M1: was $999 now $950 @ Amazon
Amazon continues to take $50 off the base model MacBook Air M1 with 256GB SSD. It's one of the best prices we've seen for this configuration and one of the best MacBook deals you can get right now. Previously, it hit an all-time low price of $899 — a deal we expect to return on Prime Day. View Deal

Apple MacBook Pro 13" M1: was $1,299 now $1,199 @ Amazon
If you can't afford to wait for Prime Day, you can save $100 on the MacBook Pro M1. Besides Apple's M1 8-core CPU, it packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD. It scored a rare 4.5 out of 5-star rating from us, making it one of the top laptops out there. If you require more storage, the MacBook Pro M1 with 512GB SSD is on sale for $1,349 ($150 off). View Deal

Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2020: was $1,999 now $1,749 @ Amazon
In what appears to be a Prime Day preview, the previous-gen MacBook Pro is now $200 off at Amazon. This power-user-friendly laptop has a 13-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, a 2.0-GHz Core i5 quad-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. Now an all-time low price, the Intel-charged MacBook Pro is still one of the best laptops to buy. View Deal

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook: was $1,000 now $687 @ Amazon
Now $313 off, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is at its lowest price yet. This laptop features a 4K (3840 x 2160) OLED display and razor-thin, stunning red aluminum design. It houses a 1.6-GHz i5-10210U quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and a built-in S Pen. View Deal

Lenovo Yoga 6: was $850 now $680 @ Lenovo
This laptop deal takes $170 off the Lenovo Yoga 6 via coupon, "2021GRADS". The Yoga 6 converts into four modes and has a 13.3-inch (1920 x 1080) touch screen, 2.3-GHz Ryzen 5 4500U 6-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Integrated Radeon graphics, and a 512GB SSD. It's the perfect laptop for seamless streaming, editing, and light gaming. View Deal

Lenovo Yoga 9i 14" 2-in-1 Laptop: was $1,559 now $1,409 @ Amazon
For a limited time, save $151 on this power-driven Lenovo Yoga 9i. This configuration includes a 14-inch 1080p touchscreen, 2.4-GHz Intel Core i7-1185G7 quad-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, Intel Iris Xe graphics, and 1TB SSD.
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3: was $1,000 now $800 @ Best Buy
Currently, the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 is $200 off at Best Buy which could be a preview of its upcoming Prime Day alternative deals. Slim and stylish, this Editor's Choice Windows 10 machine features a 13.5-inch (2256 x 1504) touch screen, 1.2-GHz Core i5-1035G7 quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB SSD. View Deal

Dell XPS 13 Laptop: was $900 now $800 @ Dell
For a limited time, save $100 on the excellent Dell XPS 13. This laptop features a 13.3-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 2.4-GHz Core i5-1135G7 quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Iris Xe graphics, and 256GB SSD.View Deal