Amazon Prime Day 2018: tech and gaming deals on laptops, TVs and Echo dot
From gaming computers to smart speakers, the retail giant’s day of sales is a tech lover’s dream
The Amazon Prime Day flash sale is officially under way and there are some big savings to be had on gadgets and tech.
It’s the fourth time the online retail giant has held its mid-year day of discounts, and 2018 is on course to be its biggest year yet. This is because Amazon has added a number of new territories to Prime Day, including Australia, Singapore and Luxembourg.
Only members of the £7.99 per month Amazon Prime service are eligible for the discounts, but there is a way for non-subscribers to grab a bargain.
Amazon offers a free 30-day trial to those who haven’t subscribed in the past. However, you will need to unsubscribe before the period ends, otherwise payment for a full subscription will be taken from your account.
Prime Day runs until 11.59pm (UK time) on 17 July, so here are the some of the best deals for tech lovers:
Amazon Echo products
- 50% off Echo Show, Amazon’s smart speaker with integrated touchscreen display, bringing its price down to £99.
- Up to 50% discount on a bundle pack with the entry-level Echo Dot speaker and Smart Home products.
- £179.99 for a new Kindle Oasis e-reader, down from £229.99.
- £30 off the Amazon Echo smart speaker with Alexa voice assistant, now available for £59.99.
- Over 30% off certified refurbished Echo speakers.
- Discounts on Blink security cameras, including a £150 reduction on the range-topping XT 5x model.
- Nearly 40% off Amazon’s Fire HD8 tablet, which can now be grabbed for £49.99.
Laptop and PC deals
- 50% off the Asus Chromebook C202, now available for £99.99.
- Samsung’s 860 EVO 500GB solid state drive (SSD) has been discounted to £84.99, a saving of 15%.
- As much as 30% off home security products from gadget makers such as Netgear.
- Discounts of up to 25% on laptops powered by Intel processors, including a Lenovo laptop with a 14-inch display and a 15.6-inch Asus gaming laptop.
- Up to 40% off products from computer accessory firm Logitech.
TVs and sound
- Savings of up to 30% can be found on TVs from Sony, Philips and LG. Highlights include a 55-inch Philips with 4K and HDR tech for £490 and a 49-inch Sony Bravia for £379.
- Over 30% off headphones from Beats and Sennheiser. The best deals include Beats Solo 3s for £149.99 and Sennheiser’s HD 4.50 wireless headphones for £89.99.
- 30% off selected projectors, including an Epson EB-S41 SVGA 3300 Lumens Projector for £199.99.
Games and subscriptions
- Some of the latest videos games for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch are on offer for under £30, including Need for Speed Payback and Assassin’s Creed Origins.
- A number of games have been discounted to below £20, such as Star Wars Battlefront II on PS4 and Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition.
- You can get 50% off a 15-month subscription to Sony’s PS Plus service, dropping the price from £69.98 to £34.99.
- Get £10 of Microsoft Store credit when you sign up for a three-month membership of Xbox Live Gold.
- Buy a nine-month subscription to Xbox Live and get a third off.
- 20% discount on Fifa 18 Ultimate Team:12000 Fifa Points.
- Nearly 40% off an Xbox One S with Sea of Thieves, Minecraft, Forza Horizon 3, a vertical stand and a Minecraft-themed controller. Now available for £199.99, down from £319.99.
- £25 off a PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB console, reducing the price to £219.
- Get a PlayStation VR headset with two Move motion controllers for £229.99, which is a saving of almost £90.
- Sony’s more powerful PS4 Pro system is now available for £299.99 - £50 less than the regular retail price.