Get ready for Prime Day 2024: Amazon has just revealed the dates in July

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Amazon Prime Day 2024 is just a few short weeks away, and we now know the exact dates to mark your calendars! 

Prime Day is one of the biggest tech sales of the year and a great opportunity to get new devices and gear at the lowest prices possible. We've already been watching closely for early deals, but now we know exactly when the main event will be. 

Whether you're shopping for one of the best gaming laptops, a sweet new pair of headphones, a new Kindle, or anything in between, you won't want to miss out on the biggest sale of the summer! 

Here's a sneak preview of Prime Day 2024, including the official dates Amazon revealed on Tuesday. We've also included recommendations for great deals.

Amazon Prime Day 2024 official dates

Amazon has run a big Prime Day sale every year since 2015. It's always been in mid-July, except for the delayed 2020 Prime Day sale. Luckily, this year's sale will be right on schedule. 

Prime Day 2024 will be Tuesday, July 16 and Wednesday, July 17

Those dates line up perfectly with Amazon's history of Prime Day dates: 

  • Prime Day 2015: July 15
  • Prime Day 2016: July 12
  • Prime Day 2017: July 11 and 12
  • Prime Day 2018: July 17 and 18
  • Prime Day 2019: July 15 and 16
  • Prime Day 2020: October 13 and 14
  • Prime Day 2021: July 21 and 22
  • Prime Day 2022: July 12 and 13
  • Prime Day 2023: July 11 and 12

While July 16 and 17, 2024, are the official Prime Days, we can expect great deals throughout the week. The best deals will be on the 16th and 17th, though. While the event is called Prime Day, it actually takes place over two days, a tradition Amazon started back in 2017. 

Remember, some deals will be exclusively for Amazon Prime members, so make sure you have an active Prime membership or start one in the next few weeks to save as much as possible on new tech. 

If you don't want to miss out on the best deals of Prime Day 2024, you're in luck. We'll be covering the top deals the week of, and leading up to, July 16, but there are also some early deals you can take advantage of and some top deals to keep an eye out for. 

Latest news and early deals

Prime Day gaming laptop deals

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Prime Day is one of the best times of year to buy a new gaming laptop. Amazon's biggest annual sale frequently includes great deals on gaming laptops from top brands like ASUS, Dell, HP, Razer, and Alienware. 

There will likely be many gaming laptops on sale during Prime Day, though, so it's a good idea to bookmark a few of your top choices beforehand. You can start by looking at our guide to the best gaming laptops, which the Laptop Mag team has ranked after thorough lab testing. 

If you're too excited to get your hands on a new gaming laptop to wait for Prime Day 2024, you can also check out some pre-Prime Day discounts from Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg, and more in our early Prime Day gaming laptop deals guide or check out these top pre-Prime Day deals: 

Prime Day headphone deals

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A comfy, crisp new pair of headphones perfectly complements a new gaming laptop, tablet, or Mac. Luckily, headphones are one of the top categories for shopping during Prime Day. You can expect to find some of the best-sounding headphones on sale from brands like Sennheiser, Bose, Sony, Beats, Apple, and SteelSeries. 

If you don't want to wait, we've spotted some pre-Prime Day deals on top headphones already. 

Prime Day Kindle deals

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Amazon started out as an online marketplace for books, so the Kindle e-reader is a piece of tech that goes right back to the company's roots. Reading on a Kindle is a fantastic experience, from the paper-like e-ink display to the stellar battery life and lightweight. 

If you want to add a Kindle e-reader to your library or upgrade your current Kindle, there's no better time than Prime Day! Each year Amazon's biggest annual sale includes some sharp discounts on its e-reader line-up. So, this is one of the best categories to watch out for when it comes to Prime Day deals. 

Amazon is saving its best Kindle deals for Prime Day 2024, but you can take a look at some of last year's top Kindle deals for a sneak peek at the discounts to expect this year. 

Prime Day Apple Watch deals

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It's no secret that Apple gear can be pricey, but you don't need to pay full price if you wait for Prime Day 2024. One of the top Apple products to shop this Prime Day is the Apple Watch. We're expecting some great Prime Day deals across Apple's product line-up, and some early sales are already live. 

For example, right now, you can pick up a new Apple Watch for as low as $189: 

Prime Day 2024: What's next?

Now that we know the official dates for Prime Day 2024, we know when to expect the best deals on everything from laptops to e-readers and smartwatches. If you're thinking about buying any new tech soon, you might want to wait until July 16 and 17 to score some Prime Day deals and potentially save hundreds of dollars. 

The Laptop Mag team will be monitoring all the latest news and deals for Amazon Prime Day 2024. So, make sure you stay tuned so you don't miss any of this year's biggest discounts and Prime Day finds. 

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Stevie Bonifield
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Stevie Bonifield is a freelance tech journalist specializing in keyboards, peripherals, gaming gear, and mobile tech. Outside of writing, Stevie loves indie games, photography, and building way too many custom keyboards