Great value-for-money laptops and tablets during Prime Day

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It's always worth waiting for a sale before buying a new laptop. This may not always be possible-if your current machine falls in some steps or has an unfortunate fate, you will most likely have to bite the bullet and pay for the purchase of a new notebook immediately. But for those who have been considering upgrading or adding new laptops to their arsenal, Amazon Prime Membership Day is a good time to buy. This year’s member-only shopping event brought many discounts on high-end laptops and tablets, as well as steep discounts on already affordable machines. We screened deals from Amazon and other retailers to find the best deals to help you make decisions more easily. Here are the best laptop deals we found for Prime Day 2021.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 - $485

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Samsung's Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ tablets are down to $485 and $655, respectively. These are Samsung's answers to Apple's iPad Pros and they are formidable competitors that Android lovers will appreciate. We gave the Tab S7 a score of 80 for its beautiful build, vibrant 120Hz display, S Pen compatibility and long battery life.

Buy Galaxy Tab S7 at Amazon - $485 Buy Galaxy Tab S7+ at Amazon - $655

MacBook Air M1 - $900

Great value-for-money laptops and tablets during Prime Day

The MacBook Air M1 laptop is down to $900 thanks to an automatically applied coupon that knocks $50 off its $950 sale price. If you're looking to upgrade your notebook, this is one of the best options out there right now. The Air M1 earned a score of 94 from us for its incredibly fast performance, excellent keyboard and trackpad, good battery life and lack of fan noise.

Buy MacBook Air M1 at Amazon - $900

MacBook Pro M1 - $1,100

Great value-for-money laptops and tablets during Prime Day

The powerful MacBook Pro M1 has fallen to $1,100 at Amazon. We gave this laptop a score of 84 for its impressive performance, powerful GPU, long battery life and gorgeous display.

Buy MacBook Pro M1 at Amazon - 1,100

iPad Air - $520

Great value-for-money laptops and tablets during Prime Day

The latest iPad Air has been discounted to $520. Apple released this model late last year and it makes the Air more like the iPad Pros in all the ways that matter. We gave it a score of 90 for its updated design and new colors, fast performance and WiFi speeds and healthy battery life.

Buy iPad Air at Amazon - $520

10.2-inch iPad - $299

Great value-for-money laptops and tablets during Prime Day

The 10.2-inch iPad is on sale for $299 right now. It's the most affordable of Apple's tablets and we like its improved performance, familiar design and support for the first-generation Apple Pencil.

Buy 10.2-inch iPad at Amazon - $299

ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo - $1,999

Great value-for-money laptops and tablets during Prime Day

ASUS' unique ZenBook Pro Duo is $300 off for Prime Day, bringing it down to a record low of $1,999. This model has a 10th-gen Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and 1TB SSD, plus GeForce RTX 2060 graphics. We gave the dual-screen laptop a score of 82 when it first game out for its powerful hardware and excellent keyboard.

Buy ZenBook Pro Duo at Amazon - $1,999

Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook - $310

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Lenovo's Flex 5 Chromebook is our current favorite Chrome OS device and now it's on sale for $310 — that's $120 off and the best price we've seen. This model has a 13-inch 1080p display, a 10th-gen Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Given the laptop's specs, this is a great sale on a Chromebook that will be powerful enough to meet most people's daily needs.

Buy Flex 5 Chromebook at Amazon - $310

Galaxy Chromebook 2 - $449

Great value-for-money laptops and tablets during Prime Day

Samsung's Galaxy Chromebook 2 is on sale for $449 at Best Buy, or $599 for the upgraded, Core i3 model. While not an all-time low, it's still a good sale on a much improved Chromebook. We gave this version a score of 82 for its impressive screen, good keyboard, loud speakers and solid performance.

Buy Galaxy Chromebook 2 at Best Buy - $449

ASUS Chromebook Flip C433 - $390

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The premium ASUS Chromebook Flip C433 is down to $390 for Prime Day, or $90 off its usual price. You're getting a convertible design here with a Core m3 processor, 8GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. We appreciate the notebook's sleek design as well as its 14-inch, 1080p NanoEdge touchscreen.

Buy Chromebook Flip C433 at Amazon - $390

Acer Chromebook Spin 311 - $225

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The compact Acer Chromebook Spin 311 is on sale for $225, a new record low for the machine. You're getting an Intel Celeron N4020 processor, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage along with a convertible design that has two USB-C ports, two USB-A ports and a microSD card slot.

Buy Chromebook Spin 311 at Amazon - $225

HP Chromebook 11 - $190

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The HP Chromebook 11 is down to $190 for Prime Day, or $70 off its normal price and a return to its all-time low. This notebook has a MediaTek MT8183 processor, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage — certainly not the most powerful Chromebook you could get, but strong enough to support on-the-go activities or the limited needs of your child.

Buy HP Chromebook 11 at Amazon - $190

ASUS Chromebook CX1100CNA - $200

Great value-for-money laptops and tablets during Prime Day ASUS

ASUS' 11-inch Chromebook CX1100CNA has dropped to $200, which is a record-low price for the relatively new laptop. It has an Intel Celeron N3350 processor, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage plus a spill-resistant keyboard, two USB-C ports and a 12-hour battery life.

Buy Chromebook CX1100CNA at Amazon - $200

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Razer Blade 15 - $950

The Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop is only $950 for Prime Day — that's $550 off its normal price and the lowest we've seen it. This is the 2020 model as well and it's not a weak machine: it has a six-core Core i7-10750H processor, NVIDIA GTX 1660 TI graphics, 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. You're also getting a 15.6-inch FHD display that supports 120Hz refresh rates.

Buy Razer Blade 15 at Amazon - $950

ASUS ZenBook 13 - $630

The ASUS ZenBook 13 laptop is down to $620, which is more than $100 off its usual price. Not only does this notebook have a slim and attractive design, but it also has a 10th-gen Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. We also like the spacious trackpad that doubles as a number pad thanks to some strategically placed backlights.

Buy ASUS ZenBook 13 at Amazon - $630

Acer Aspire 5 - $300

One of our favorite cheap Windows laptops, the Acer Aspire 5, is even more affordable for Prime Day at $300. That's $100 off its normal price and a great deal on a machine with a Ryzen 3 3350U processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. This model also supports WiFi 6 and has Alexa built in.

Buy Acer Aspire 5 at Amazon - $300

Acer Chromebook Spin 713 - $429

The Acer Chromebook Spin 713 is down to $429 at Best Buy, and that's 4200 off its normal price. Although a new model just came out, this deal shouldn't be overlooked. We like this machine for its Core i5 processor (something hard to find on a Chromebook at this sale price), the 2256 x 1504 display with a 3:2 aspect ratio and its 12GB SSD.

Buy Chromebook Spin 713 at Best Buy - $429

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