Here are the Digital Foundry highlights from Amazon’s Spring Sale, Day 2

Amazon’s Spring Sale continues, bringing with it an incredible number of deals on PC hardware, TVs, monitors and peripherals – plus extra discounts on used items offered via Amazon’s Warehouse Deals. That’s right up our alley, so we’ve combed through the sales to find you the best deals on tech that’s actually worth buying. Here are the highlights thus far.

It’s Day 2! We’ve removed the expired deals and added new ones, so take a fresh look!

Before we get into specific products, it’s worth giving Amazon’s Warehouse Deals a mention. The firm is offering an extra 20 per cent off on select used and open box items, which translates into pretty meaty reductions on big-ticket products like monitors, TVs and gaming peripherals.

For example, we found a SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless headset for £157 (new: £248), a Logitech G703 wireless mouse for £36 (new: £54) and an Xbox One Elite controller for £70 (new £110). Remember, you’ll need to select used items and get to the checkout page before the extra 20 per cent off is shown. Expect items to come and go throughout the sale, so check regularly to see new arrivals and move quickly if what you’re after comes up.

PC components – Amazon Spring Sale Deals

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Graphics card deals are rare, but we managed to find the GTX 1070 8GB at a very good price: just £230 for the Zotac Mini GTX 1070. That makes it significantly cheaper than the RTX 2060 at £300, while offering a similar level of graphical horsepower and more RAM (as you can see in our RTX 2060 vs GTX 1070 analysis).

We also found a good deal on Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro RAM, 16GB for £116. This is a 2x 8GB kit rated at 3200MHz – relatively fast for DDR4 RAM, and suitable for both Intel and AMD systems. As the name suggests, this RAM comes with RGB lighting along the top to really make your build pop. If you prefer non-RGB memory, you can get 16GB of Corsair Vengeance LPX at 3000MHz for £80 at CCL.

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Our most popular find so far is the Samsung 860 Evo 1TB SSD at £103. That’s about £30 cheaper than usual, and £15 cheaper than the best ever deal price we’ve seen on this item. The 2TB model is also on sale for £204, £60 cheaper than it’s ever been. Samsung Evo SSDs are known for their performance, and this is one of the fastest SATA SSDs available – even though it pales in comparison to more advanced (and more expensive) NVMe drives. If you want to upgrade your gaming PC or laptop with a ton of extra storage, this is a great opportunity to do just that.

If you prefer Crucial, the ever-popular MX500 SATA SSD is also available at a deal price. Amazon is asking just £54 for a 500GB drive and £103 for a 1TB drive.

4K TVs and gaming monitors – Amazon Spring Sale Deals

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The Amazon Spring Sale also includes some 4K TVs, including one of the best budget options for 4K HDR gaming. The LG UK6200 is available at more than 40 per cent off, with the 43-inch model at £279, the 49-inch unit at £319 and the 55-inch set at £399. It doesn’t come much cheaper than this for a 2018 4K HDR TV, so move on this while you can.

One of our picks for the best gaming monitor overall is the Acer Predator XB271HU, and it’s on sale today at £200 off. This 27-inch monitor really offers the best of both worlds, with a higher resolution (2560 x 1440) and higher refresh rate (165Hz) than your standard 1080p 60Hz gaming monitor. It also uses an IPS panel, providing excellent colour reproduction and wide viewing angles, while still providing extremely low input lag of 5ms, even with G-Sync enabled.

If you’d prefer a 4K gaming monitor, one of the best is also on sale today. The Acer Predator XB271HK has been reduced by £200, dropping it to £550. For that, you get a gorgeous 4K IPS screen with full G-Sync support, which helps smooth out frame-rates below 60fps without tearing. We named this as one of the best PC gaming monitors, and £200 off is a heck of a deal.

There are tons more gaming and office monitors on sale here. Here are some more highlights:

PC gaming peripherals – Amazon Spring Sale Deals

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What about peripherals? There are plenty of good options, so here are some quick highlights.

Best of the rest – Amazon Spring Sale Deals

There are some good deals on smaller items as well. One particularly tiny item is the SanDisk Ultra 128GB Micro SD card, which has dropped from £34 to £14; the previous best deal price we’ve seen was £17.

We will keep this page up to date as we discover more deals, so check back to see the latest additions. We’ll also be tweeting a few of the better deals on Twitter @digitalfoundry, so follow us there if you haven’t already.

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