Amazon Prime Day is now live which means it’s also the perfect time to catch gaming deals outside of the holidays. For two straight days, Amazon Prime members get to enjoy discounts and the thrill of the hunt for gaming gear plus a whole lot more. The sale is exclusive to Amazon, but if you checked our guides in previous years, some retailers also try to match the low prices with a sale of their own.
Of course, you can’t expect the latest or upcoming hardware to drop prices during the Prime Day gaming Deals 2020 sale. Nvidia’s RTX 30 series cards are still out of stock mostly, and the upcoming next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X aren’t listed. What this sale event opens is the opportunity to upgrade other stuff like expanding your SSD storage, or buying that peripheral or backlog title you’ve always wanted at a lower cost.
We’ve sifted through the hundreds of thousands of deals Amazon Prime Day has to offer, and these are our top picks:
Up to 30% Off Gaming Monitors
First up is our favorite, the gaming monitor section which opens up the chance to own a high-end variant with lightning-fast performance and impressive visuals. Big-screen models are popular this year, with in-demand models like the Alienware AW3420DW going below $1000. You can also catch color-accurate variants like the BenQ EX2780Q which is suitable for both gaming and design for almost half the price.
Up to 50% Off Razer PC Gaming Gear
Razer gaming peripherals usually embody excellent design and gaming performance, so they aren’t exactly cheap. We highly recommend checking this section out since you can grab some of their RGB mechanical keyboards like the Razer Huntsman Opto-Mechanical keyboard for as low as $79.99. You can also save a hundred bucks on a popular headset like the Razer Nari Ultimate Overwatch Lucio Edition which usually retails for $229.99.
LG 4K TV Deals
LG’s 4K TVs are very popular in the gaming space for their excellent picture quality and their recent push to dominate the market by incorporating specific features in their high-end lineup. Their OLED TVs like the LG OLED55CXPUA are highly-sought after for features like HDMI 2.1 and G-Sync compatibility. You can catch 55-inch models and save $400 during Amazon Prime Day, but remember the savings also scale with the size of the TV you are getting.
Up to 30% on Alexa-Powered Samsung 4K TVs
Samsung’s 4K HDR QLED TVs are your best bets if you want crisp colors and images without OLED’s burn-in issue. The brand is also well-known for low-input lag models with fantastic contrast, so they are great for both gaming and entertainment. You enjoy a few hundred off models like the Samsung Q90T 4K flagship or save a thousand or two and be ahead in TV tech with the latest 8K variants like the Samsung Q900T.
Up to 30% Off PC Components
Amazon Prime Day is, as mentioned, the perfect time to boost your PC’s specs with an SSD upgrade or a motherboard upgrade to accommodate a more powerful multicore CPU. You can find deals on X570 boards like the Gigabyte X570 AORUS Elite which makes your system ready for the upcoming Zen 3 chip line up from AMD. You can even catch a 1TB SATA SSD like the Crucial BX500 for $80 bucks so you can accommodate and install more of your Steam library or store your backup in a drive that isn’t prone to mechanical issues.
Up to 30% Off on Laptops and Desktops
You can also go with the pre-built or mobile route by enjoying more or less a $500 discount on high-end laptops like the Asus ROG Zephyrus S15 or the Razer Blade 15 Advanced 2020 models. Productivity and Designer variants like the Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX581 have smaller discounts, but its still savings that you can put in the bank after your upgrade.
Another particularly exciting section of the Amazon Prime Day sale we always check out is the headphone-specific bracket. The sale event makes it the perfect time to go wireless or upgrade your cans to an audiophile-grade pair like the Shure AONIC 50. Gaming variants like the HyperX Cloud Flight can be had for lower prices as well, so there is an offer for everyone.
Editor’s Note: There are thousands of deals that you can explore until the Amazon Prime Day 2020 event expires. Amazon’s exclusive products such as its Alexa-enabled line up are also up for grabs, plus more for your home, office, and school.
However, take note that not all deals will last as long as the duration of Prime Day since there are limits in claiming them. The hot items usually expire fast, so be agile in getting your targets while enjoying the benefits of Amazon Prime membership this year. Happy hunting!
-About the Author:
Paolo is a gaming veteran since the golden days of Doom and Warcraft and has been building gaming systems for family, friends, and colleagues since his junior high years. High-performance monitors are one of his fixations and he believes that it’s every citizen’s right to enjoy one. He has gone through several pieces of hardware in pursuit of every bit of performance gain, much to the dismay of his wallet. He now works with Monitornerds to scrutinize the latest gear to create reviews that accentuate the seldom explained aspects of a PC monitor.