Though July typically marks Amazon’s Prime Day sales, this year things are looking different. Instead of Prime Day, which is likely to happen in October, Amazon has kicked off its Summer Sale with deals all across the site, including laptops, phones, kitchen, headphones and audio, TV and more.
The sale runs until 12 July and many offers are Deals of the Day, which means you’ll have to be quick.
Amazon’s discount arrives just in time for anyone looking for back to school deals on laptops and monitors, with offers from major brands including Microsoft, Acer, Asus and HP. As for software, don’t miss the Microsoft 365 offer which ends today.
Microsoft 365 and Office 2019 – Deal of the Day
Highlights from Microsoft include £27 off Microsoft 365 Family for 12 months. The discount reduces the price from from £79.99 to £52.99.
Previously called Office 365, the subscription includes access to essentials like Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook along with 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage space for up to 6 users on Mac or PC. Updates are included on an on-going basis over the 12-month period.
If you prefer a one-off purchase of the software, you can pick up Microsoft Office 2019 Home & Student, which is now £107.99, £12 cheaper than buying directly from Microsoft.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 – a bust!
Don’t fall for Amazon’s Surface Laptop discount though!
The 13.5in Surface Laptop 2 with 16GB RAM and 1TB storage cuts off £799, reducing the total to £2,199.99 – but this price is still unbelievably high, especially given this is an older model. If you want to splurge, you’re better off with the newer 13in Surface Laptop 3 with 16GB RAM and 256GB storage for £1,529, which is £20 cheaper than the Microsoft Store.
Asus & HP laptop deals + Adobe discount
Asus laptop deals
There’s £70 off 14in Asus VivoBook X412DA with 8GB RAM and 512GB storage. The offer includes £15 off the Adobe Photography Plan. Keep in mind Adobe has its own offer right now with 40% off its All Apps plan.
You can also get £150 off and the Adobe Photography discount on the 13.3in Asus Zenbook with 8GB RAM, 512GB storage, which includes a carry sleeve and USB-A to LAN dongle – a bundle that’s ideal for students.
For 16GB RAM and greater processing power, get £100 off the 14in Asus ZenBook UM431DA. There isn’t an Adobe offer with this deal though.
HP laptop deals
Gaming laptops from HP are on offer too with £150 off the 15in HP Pavilion Power with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, which drops the price to £599.99 from £749.99. The offer also includes £15 off the Adobe Photography Plan.
Gaming monitor deals: Acer & HP
You can save on Acer gaming monitors too with £100 off the 34in ultra-wide Acer Nitro XV340CKP which offers a 144Hz refresh rate, and £400 off the 27in Acer Predator UHD monitor with a 120Hz refresh rate.
The 25in HP Omen X, which boasts a 240Hz refresh rate, also gets £100 off, reducing the price to £449 from £549.99.
We’ve separately rounded up the best gaming monitors if you want to see which devices own the market.
Head to Amazon’s Summer Sale, where you’ll also find excellent discounts on Xiaomi, Realme and Oppo phones.