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Amazon Prime Day 2019: the best tech deals

Amazon Prime Day 2019: the best tech deals
Amazon Prime Day 2019: the best tech deals

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Only the best deals on Verge-approved gadgets get the Good Deals stamp of approval, so if you’re looking for a deal on your next gadget or gift from major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more, this is the place to be.

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If you’re reading this, then Amazon Prime Day 2019 is underway. Prices have fallen for countless products, including tech, and you’ll be able to shop the deals for 48 hours, until 2:59AM ET / 11:59PM PT on Tuesday, July 16th.

First things first: to get in on the deals, you need to be an Amazon Prime subscriber. You can get started with a free 30-day trial to the service, then either let it auto-renew, or cancel it once the trial comes to an end.

Following the cadence set in years past, Amazon will be rolling out new Spotlight deals and Lightning deals throughout Prime Day(s). So, while some of the savings will last throughout the two-day period, others will come and go in a matter of hours — or less.

Below, you’ll find nothing but the best deals on Android phones, 4K televisions, tablets, smart displays, gaming tech, PC components, speakers, headphones, and much more. We’ll be monitoring sales, updating this page with new additions, and striking out inactive ones along the way.


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Unlocked phones

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  • Google Pixel 3A XL is $479.99, its usual price, but comes with a $100 Amazon gift card with purchase. Google’s Pixel 3A is a great value, since it uses the same great camera from the Pixel 3 for a fraction of the price. If you aren’t waiting on the Google Pixel 4 to release later this year, and aren’t in need of a phone with a serious amount of power, the 3A XL should suit you well.
  • LG G8 ThinQ is $499.99 (usually $849.99)
  • Moto G7 is $199.99 (usually $299.99)
  • Razer Phone 2 is $399.99 (usually $649.99)
  • Nokia 7.1 is $299 (usually $349). This phone runs the latest Android 9 Pie software (and is ensured timely software and security updates until late 2020, as part of Google’s Android One initiative). They work only on GSM carriers (AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket, Metro by T-Mobile), and if you’re on one of those carriers, this is a good value, so long as you aren’t expecting flagship-like speeds and stellar camera performance.


  • iPad (latest generation, Wi-Fi, 128GB storage) is $299 (usually $329). Apple’s sixth generation iPad is an excellent tablet if you’re looking for an iPad that won’t cost you north of $500. Dieter Bohn called this the “best tablet under $500” in 2018, and while it’s now up against more competition since the new iPad Air and iPad mini released, this is still a fantastic value. This is also the lowest price we’ve seen for the 128GB model by $30.
  • iPad Pro 10.5 (previous generation, Wi-Fi & LTE, 256GB storage) is $629 (usually $929)
  • iPad Pro 10.5 (previous generation, Wi-Fi & LTE, 512GB storage) is $699 (usually $1,129)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A (8-inches, 16GB storage) is $119 (usually $178)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A (10.1-inches, 16GB storage) is $159.99 (usually $279.99)
  • Amazon Kindle e-reader is $59.99 (usually $89.99)

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  • Amazon Kindle Paperwhite with 32GB storage is $109.99 (usually $159.99). If you’re in the market for a new e-reader, make it this one. Chaim Gartenberg spent time with almost every e-reader on the market, but this one stood out as the best in terms of features with its waterproofing, a very clear, crisp 300ppi display, and backlighting. It also features much more internal storage than the traditional 8GB model, which you can fill with Audible audiobooks.
  • Amazon Fire 7 tablet will be $29.99 (usually $49.99)
  • Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet will be $49.99 (usually $79.99)
  • Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet will be $99.99 (usually $149.99)


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Accessories / Portable Storage


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Laptops / Desktops

  • Asus ROG Zephyrus S laptop (144Hz 1080p 15.6-inch display, 8th Gen Intel Core i7, GTX 1070, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) is $1,249.99 (usually $1,390.85). We generally don’t recommend that you buy a laptop with outdated processors or graphics cards, but this gaming laptop (shown above) is a fantastic value. The inclusion of a 144Hz refresh rate display makes up for slightly older parts, though this machine should be plenty fast for most of today’s popular games.
  • Acer Predator Helios 300 (144Hz 1080p display, 9th Gen Intel Core i7, GTX 1660 Ti, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD) is $999.99 (usually $1,199)
  • Razer Blade 15 laptop (60Hz 1080p 15.6-inch display, 8th Gen Intel Core i7, GTX 1060 Max-Q, 16GB RAM, 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD) is $1,099.99 (usually $1,599.99)
  • MSI GS75 laptop (144Hz 1080p 17.3-inch display, 8th Gen Intel Core i7, RTX 2080 Max-Q, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD) is $2,399 (usually $2,999, starts at 11AM ET)
  • HP Envy 13 laptop (4K display, 8th Gen Intel Core i7, GeForce MX250 graphics, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) is $999 (usually $1,349)
  • CyberPowerPC desktop (Ryzen 7 2700, RTX 2070, 16GB RAM, 240GB SSD + 2TB HDD) is $1,099.99 (usually $1,379.99)

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  • iBUYPOWER desktop (9th Gen Intel Core i7, RTX 2070, 16GB RAM, 240GB SSD + 1TB HDD) is $1,199 (usually $1,649). It’s tough, but possible, to build a superb gaming PC for $1,000. If you don’t want to deal with piecing things together yourself, this iBUYPOWER desktop is a good value, with the latest generation Intel Core i7, and a moderately powerful RTX 2070 graphics card.
  • CyberPowerPC desktop (9th Gen Intel Core i9, 16GB RAM, RTX 2070, 1TB SSD) is $1,499.99 (usually $1,849, starts today at 11AM ET)
  • Acer Chromebook R11 is $199.99 (usually $299.99)
  • Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 is $379.99 (usually $549.99)
  • Asus Chromebook Flip is $399.99 (usually $485.98)
  • HP Chromebook 14 is $179.99 (usually $229.99)

PC components

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