When and What is Prime Day October?
It’s not long now until the shopping behemoth that is Amazon Prime Day is upon us once again. Starting this Tuesday, October 11th, and lasting 48 hours until the end of Wednesday, October 12th, this is one of the biggest sales events in the calendar year, and a great time to find savings on popular items that you’ve had your eye on. For Amazon, Prime Day is the biggest sales event of the year, even eclipsing the sales from the Black Friday Juggernaut.
With Prime Day launching soon, what do you need to know beforehand? To begin with, you need to be a Prime Member to make the most of the Prime Day deals, although you can still shop on Prime Day without an active membership, you will miss out on some of the exclusive deals. To get an Amazon Prime Membership, you must sign up for either a free trial (if you don’t already have a Prime Membership) or pay a monthly subscription fee of £7.99 or £79 annually.
Prime Day originally came about in 2015 as an event to mark the 20th anniversary of Amazon and has ballooned in size over the years, also giving Amazon a mid-year sales event outside of Black Friday and the Holiday season.
More than October Prime Day
Don't forget, it's not just about Amazon October Prime Day! Competitors of Amazon will all be taking the opportunity to jump on this faux holiday sales extravaganza and promote their sales. Companies like Dell, Lenovo, Overclockers, CCL, and Ebuyer have their own sales events that coincide with Prime Day.
We will be researching great deals and bargains to help you save a few pounds (or a few hundred) on PC hardware and peripherals. So If you're looking for a new or second monitor, or those old gaming headphones are looking a little worse for wear then hopefully we've got you covered.
This page will be updated continuously during the Amazon October Prime Day sales event, so if any new deals pop up they will be listed here. Be sure to check back for any updates.
Make Sure You’re a Prime Member
To make the most of the Prime Day deals, you have to have an Amazon Prime Membership and you can go about this in two ways:
1. Sign up for a free 30-day trial of Prime
As long as you're not already a member of Amazon Prime you can try out Prime free for 30-days, but you do have to remember to cancel if you don't want to be charged a reoccurring subscription fee after that period.
2. Monthly/Annual Subscription
Currently, a monthly subscription is £7.99 and an annual subscription is £79 for the year. You do get other perks with membership like Prime Video and Prime Music and of course delivery perks.
Best Amazon Prime Day October Gaming Laptop deals
Dell G15 Gaming Laptop (New 2022 Model): was £899, now £799 at Dell
With graphics powered by an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 and an AMD Ryzen 5 6600H CPU, this laptop comes with a 15.6-inch 1920x1080 resolution screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz. To keep the price low, compromises have been made on the size of the SSD (512GB) and RAM (8GB).
MSI Katana RTX 3060 Gaming Laptop: was £1,199, now £899 at Amazon
This MSI Katana model contains an Intel Core i7-11800H processor and an Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU. This gaming laptop also comes with a 15-inch FHD 144Hz screen with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB NVMe SSD.
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15.6-inch gaming laptop: was £849, now £749 at Amazon
Lenovo manages to squeeze some gaming components into this Ideapad and create a budget version of the Legion series of laptops. With an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD inside, this laptop is more than capable of playing the latest games.
Razer Blade 15: was £1699, now £989 at Amazon
Desktop performance in a laptop chassis is what many gamers and creators demand and the Razer Blade 15 is a viable solution. With an Intel Core i7-11800H, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD and an Nvidia RTX 3060 you have plenty of power to game and work.
Best Amazon Prime Day October Monitor deals
Samsung U32J590UQR 32 inch 4K Monitor 60Hz: was £339, now £209 at Amazon
If productivity is more your thing, then this 32 inch 4K Samsung monitor will tick all of the boxes. At its lowest price ever, this monitor features 2 x HDMI and a single DisplayPort connection. The stand is detachable and the monitor can be affixed to a VESA compatible arm. The monitor can game, just make sure to lock the FPS to 60 and you can write code, tackle spreadsheets and frag demons.
Dell S2721DGF 27-inch 144 Hz Monitor: was £378, now £285 at Dell
Available on sale right now, the S2721DGFA is one of our favourite monitors and sports a 2560 x 1440 resolution. Operating at a speedy 165Hz refresh rate in FreeSync or G-Sync, this well-built display returns a contrast ratio over 3700 and covers 120 percent of the sRGB gamut.
Samsung Odyssey G7 27-Inch Curved 240Hz Gaming Monitor: was £549, now £419 at Amazon
This rather large 32-inch curved gaming monitor from Samsung has a QHD 2560 x 1440p resolution on its QLED panel, with an impressive 240Hz refresh rate. You will need a powerful graphics card to max out the FPS on this monitor.
Samsung 34 Inch Ultrawide WQHD: was £349.99, now £249.00 at Amazon
This ultrawide 3440 x 1440p display features a 34 inch viewable area and a contrast ratio of 3000:1. With two HDMI ports and DisplayPort you can connect multiple devices and switch between the inputs. Or if you wish you can use picture-in-picture to overlay both inputs at once. A 75Hz refresh rate means that this isn't a true gaming monitor, but if you lock your games to 60, you are good to go.
Philips 241E1SC - 24 Inch FHD Curved Monitor: was £159.99, now £105.99 at Amazon
This solid 1080p curved monitor isn't for gamers, but if you are kitting out your work from home office, or need an additional monitor then this is a cheap solution from a big name in displays. 1080p at 75Hz, and a low blue light mode makes this screen easy on the eye and the wallet.
Best Amazon Prime Day October CPU deals
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D: was £449, now £428 at Amazon
The fastest CPU for gaming - the Ryzen 7 5800X3D has a few pounds knocked off of its retail price at the moment if you're looking to save some money on this high-end CPU. With 8 cores and boost clocks of up to 4.5GHz, combined with a massive 96MB of L3 cache, this CPU powers high frame rates in gaming applications.
Intel Core i5-12400F CPU: was £203, now £189 at Amazon
This mid-tier powerhouse CPU has six P-cores that support hyper-threading and operates at a 2.5GHz base clock with the ability to boost to 4.4GHz. Check out our review of the Intel Core i5-12400F for more information, and see why it's our favourite CPU.
Best Amazon Prime Day October SSD Deals
Western Digital Black SN850 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD: was £153, now £118 at Amazon
The WD Black SN850 Gen 4 SSD has speeds up to 7000 MB/s read and 5300 MB/s write. This 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD is a great compact storage solution with all the durability you know and love from Western Digital storage products.
Seagate FireCuda 530 NVMe M.2 1TB SSD (+Heatsink): was £229, now £130 at Amazon
The FireCuda 530 from Seagate is a superfast Gen4 SSD. with read speeds of up to 7,300MB/s, this drive is fantastic for gaming. This particular model also comes in a fitted heatsink for extra cooling and is compatible with Sony's PlayStation 5 console for extra storage.
Ugreen M.2 NVMe Enclosure: was £25.99, now £18.89 at Amazon
Whether you are repurposing a spare NVMe SSD or migrating your installation, an external NVMe enclosure is a must have. This enclosure from Ugreen offers Thunderbolt 10GBps transfer speeds and USB C connectivity. The tool less design provides easy access to swap your drives.
USB C Laptop Docking Station 10 in 1: was £59.99, now £39.00 at Amazon
As laptops get thinner, ports become scarce. USB-C has become the dominant port for power and data. This 10 in 1 adapter provides a single HDMI 4k30 port, three USB 3.0, USB-C, VGA, Gigabit Ethernet, SD card reader, audio output and 100W PD.
Best Amazon Prime Day October GPU Deals
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge OC LHR: was £609, now £529 at Ebuyer
This Zotac RTX 3070 has a boost clock of 1755MHz, and 8GB of GDDR6 memory with a 256-bit bus running at speeds of 14Gbps.
Gigabyte Radeon RX 6800 XT Gaming OC: was £818, now £699 at Overclockers
This powerful GPU comes with a core clock of 2045 MHz, that's able to boost to 2285 MHz thanks to its 4608 stream processors. It also supports 16GB of GDDR6 memory, so this card has more than enough VRAM for all of the latest games, and some future-proofing.
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 TI Gaming X Trio 12GB: was £1,652, now £984 at Box.co.uk
The now last generation RTX 30 series cards are slowly coming down in price and this card from MSI sees over £600 taken off the RRP. Clocked at 1770 MHz and with 12GBof GDDR6X, the 3080 Ti is a great card for 4K gaming.
Best Amazon Prime Day October Gaming PC deals
Best Amazon Prime Day October Keyboards, Mice, and Headset deals
HyperX Cloud II Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset: was £74, now £69 at Amazon
A comfortable gaming headset is a must, no matter your chosen gaming platform and this headset from HyperX offers a comfortable ergonomic design with fantastic 7.1 virtual surround sound, impressive bass, and large 53mm drivers, with a removable mic. These headphones have great sound for such a low Prime Day price.
JBL Quantum One Gaming Headset: was £229, now £129 at Amazon
The Quantum One is JBL's foray into the gaming headset sphere and they are going in guns blazing with a unique look and massive amounts of RGB. JBL has added plenty of tech to these cans, in the form of their QuantumSPHERE 360 head tracking technology which they hope will improve the way you receive in-game audio cues from sounds like footsteps and bullets. Spec-wise the speakers are 50mm neodymium drivers, with an impedance of 32 Ohms, a frequency response of 20 Hz - 40 kHz, and large leather-covered memory foam ear cushions.
We reviewed the JBL Quantum One and gave it 3.5 stars, mainly because they were pretty expensive, but at this deal price, the headset is a lot more attractive.
Logitech G432 Wired Gaming Headset: was £69, now £28 at Amazon
Logitech's G432 comes with big 50mm drivers and soft leatherette ear cushions., a flip-up-to-mute microphone boom arm and subdued Logitech colouring. Compatible with almost all devices, this gaming headset is great value at only £25.
Razer Seiren Mini Microphone - Black: was £59, now £39 at Curry's
The Razer Seiren Mini is an ultra-compact microphone that does the job but doesn't take up too much room on your desk. This cardioid mic has a frequency response of 20 - 20,000 Hz and a built-in shock mount to avoid unintentional vibration pickup. Connecting via USB, this microphone is compatible with PC, Mac, and various consoles.
HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless Gaming Mouse: was £74, now £69 at Curry's
Ultra-light and wire-free, the Pulsfire Haste from HyperX is an attractive-looking mouse for use in FPS gaming. With a long battery life of 100 hours and a 16K DPI sensor - this mouse should serve you well in the most hectic of gaming situations.
Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse: was £99.99, now £36.99 at Amazon
Logitech's range of MX Master mice offer comfort and functionality. This isn't a sales blurb, we've been using one for over a year after a decade of trackballs. Connecting via Bluetooth or Logitech's own USB receiver, and with compatibility for Windows macOS and Linux this is a great mouse for gaming and work.
Best Amazon Prime Day October 3D Printers
Creality Ender-3 S1 3D Printer: was £409, now £329 at Box
The Creality Ender 3 S1 is a step up from the base Ender 3. Featuring a hassle-free bed leveling process thanks to the included CR Touch sensor which checks 16 points on the build plate. The kit comes mostly assembled, and you can be printing with an hour. The direct drive Creality Sprite extruder is easily mounted to the gantry, and can be removed for use with an optional laser engraving kit. This package comes with 5Kg of Black Sunlu PLA filament, giving you a great saving and enough filament for your first batch of prints.
Elegoo Mars 2 Pro 3D Printer: was £250, now £189 at Box
The Mars 2 Pro, released in May of 2021 uses a 2K Mono LCD panel with a touchscreen interface. Users have a build volume of 5.1in x 3.1in x 6.3in to work with.
OVERTURE PLA Filament: was £21.99, now £17.59 at Amazon
Overture PLA filament comes in a range of colors and finishes (matte / silk) and this 1KG reel will keep you printing for a while. The silk PLA is a mix of PLA and TPU, with the latter offering a shine to your prints.