Amazon Prime Day 2019—PC gaming deals

Amazon Prime Day 2019 - PC gaming deals
Amazon Prime Day 2019 - PC gaming deals

The Amazon Prime Day PC deals are coming. To be as precise as possible, they're coming in July, when Amazon hosts its yearly sales event—Prime Day—to bring us all big savings on PC games, PC components, laptops and all manner of gaming goodies to help us through the summer. Prime Day 2019 will be a great opportunity to slot a new SSD into your rig, pick up a fancy new monitor, or even save a chunk of cash off the price of a sweet new laptop or gaming PC. The Prime Day sales run across the whole site, we see them change throughout the sale period, and they run across regular deals and Lightning Deals, so you really need to keep an eye on them.

What should you expect from the Amazon Prime Day PC gaming deals in 2019? Given the way prices have been going, you'll likely be able to save big on a new SSD for your PC, or an older GPU. The 10-series Nvidia cards are slowly dropping in price and phasing out, so Amazon will be looking to clear stock. And, speaking of which, if you're planning to buy a new gaming laptop, you'll be able to grab one with an older chipset for an absolute steal. Laptops with 1060, 1070, and 1080 max-Q GPUs will be going cheap, as Amazon makes way for newer 20-series machines. There will also be PC games galore, loads of other components, and big savings on PC peripherals like mice and keyboards. But hang on a second... when is it? Glad you asked.

When is Amazon Prime Day 2019?

While Amazon is yet to reveal an official date for Prime Day 2019, we expect it to be the second week of July, on Monday July 15 until midnight Pacific on Tuesday July 16. In 2018, Prime Day took place on 16-17 July, so we'd expect the same to happen again (start on the 3rd Monday of the month, and continue for two days). Last year saw Prime Day's PC deals run for 36 hours, as the sale kicked off at 12noon on the Monday (local time wherever in the world you are) until 12midnight on the Tuesday. Given the success of last year's Prime Day, we wouldn't be surprised to see 2019's event offering 48 hours of savings, or at least starting at 9am on the Monday. Remember, Black Friday lasts a full 2 weeks now, so Amazon will be looking to expand Prime Day as much as possible.

Is Prime Day just Amazon?

No, actually. While Amazon Prime Day is the name of the event itself, most other online retailers like to take advantage of the fact people are looking to spend money on tech. That's why you see retailers like NewEgg, Walmart, BestBuy and loads more having their own sales—all great news if you're looking to buy something PC related, as you just get a bunch more sites to choose from. We'll be keeping an eye on all online retailers with sales around Prime Day, and calling out the best PC gaming deals wherever we find them.

And while Prime Day is likely to be a 36-48 hour sale, some other retailers are likely to offer savings all week, and maybe even beforehand, so you'll have loads of opportunities to pick up a bargain.

What Amazon PC gaming deals are available right now?

While we don't currently have masses of PC gaming deals on Amazon, there are a few worth looking at right now. Obviously, during Amazon Prime Day 2019, we'll see 100s of deals on the site, so you'll have more choice. What's below represents deals we'd recommend looking at right now, because they may only be matched (not bettered) during Prime Day 2019.

MSI GS65 Stealth 15.6" gaming laptop | $1574 (save $225)
A nice saving on a laptop with a 1060 GPU, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD and a quick 8750-H CPU. The Stealth Thin is light, durable, and one of the best laptops you can buy.View Deal

Acer Predator XB321HK - 32" 4K gaming monitor | $849 (save $250)
This is an exceptional price for a 4K monitor. It's an IPS panel, has a 4ms response time, and comes with G-sync enabled.View Deal

Corsair K95 RGB Platinum gaming keyboard | $129 (save $70)
A fantastic price on our top gaming keyboard. This one is currently 20% off the list price, making it a great value buy. View Deal

Best gaming keyboards | Best gaming mouse | Best gaming monitor
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Best Amazon Prime Day PC gaming deals (from last year)

What were the hottest Amazon Prime Day PC deals from last year? Check out our historical prices below. None of these are still active, but they should give you an idea of what will be discounted in 2019, and by how much. Hopefully, we'll have an even better crop of deals this year...

US deals

UK deals

How to get in on Amazon Prime Day deals

To take advantage of Prime Day you have to be a Prime member. But if you're not, you can still take advantage of the deals by signing up for a free 30-day trial. You won't need to pay the $100/year fee and you'll still get the deals. On some deals though, the discount you get will pay for the Prime membership itself, so you might want to take a wait-and-see approach.

Prime gives you free delivery on all Amazon goods while you hold the membership, and you get access to Prime Video, which is nice. It isn't Netflix nice, but it's just fine. Black Sails is on there, which is badass.

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