MSI and Gigabyte gaming laptops are on sale for Amazon Prime Day

The first Amazon Prime Day deals appear later today, and right before that, we have six deals at midnight, two of which are for high-end gaming laptops.

MSI and Gigabyte laptops are up to 23% off today until the end of July 11, when Amazon Prime Day concludes. So there’s just a little time to save on these items.

What’s meaningful about this deal is that MSI i7 GTX 1060 Stealth Gaming is 23% off of a normally expensive gaming laptop. It’s just $1,149 today.

The same goes for the 10% off the Gigabyte i7 gaming laptops that now $1,799 ahead of Amazon Prime Day. There are three total configurations on sale.

MSI i7 GTX 1060 Stealth Gaming price and specs

MSI i7 GTX 1060 is dubbed a ‘steal gaming’ laptop due to its premium specs in a fairly portable design.

It has a 15.6-inch Full HD screen and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX1060 6G GDDR5 graphics card that’s VR-ready.

The GTX 1060 is paired with a quad-core Intel core i7-6700HQ with a clockspeed of 2.6GHz to 3.5Ghz, and it has 16GB DDR4 2400MHz (with two 8GB sticks) and 1TB of internal storage.

      

Hungry for deals? Here’s what Flipkart and Snapdeal have to offer on Amazon Prime Day

Amazon has kicked off with its Prime Day in 12 countries including India on Monday. It is expected that the Prime Day will feature heavy discounts across categories along with some irresistible deals for the consumers. We, Indian shoppers, are known for a lot of patience when it comes to online shopping, figuring out the best deals on products and today, they are raining down like cats and dogs. Amazon Prime Day will start at 6 PM on Monday, July 10 where only Prime Members can partake in the sale.

Other e-Commerce players in the country, such as Flipkart and Snapdeal are not unfamiliar with Amazon’s play and hence have also launched different deals and discounts to attract shoppers. Let’s have a look as to what rival e-tailers are offering to consumers on Amazon Prime Day.

Flipkart

Flipkart is hosting Vivo’s Campus Carnival from July 10th to 12th where they are offering some heavy discounts on Vivo smartphones. The newly launched Vivo V5S has received a Rs 1,000 flat off along with an extra Rs 2,000 off on exchange.

On Other Vivo smartphones such as the V5 Plus IPL Limited Edition smartphone and the Vivo V5, users will get an additional Rs 3,000 discount over regular exchange prices. Mid-range and low-range Vivo smartphones which include the Y66, V5Plus, Y55S and Y53 are also available at an extra exchange discount of Rs 1,500.

Samsung Galaxy OnMax will also go on sale starting July 10 at 11:59 PM IST on Flipkart where Standard Chartered bank users are eligible to get a flat Rs 2,000 off on the purchase.

Lenovo smartphones on Flipkart have also received a price cut and are available at up to Rs 3,500 discounted rates. The Lenovo smartphones under these deals include the K5 Note, K6 Power, Vibe K5 Plus, Lenovo P2 along with the ANT VR headset.

Apart from this, Flipkart is providing discounts on some budget smartphones, Televisions among others as a part of their Deals of the day.

Snapdeal

Snapdeal is hosting a Grand Unbox Sale from July 9th to 11th where they have listed some exciting deals and discounts in lieu of Amazon Prime Day.

Snapdeal is offering up to 60 percent off on bestselling electronics with an additional 10 percent discount for Induslnd and HSBC Bank Credit/Debit Card holders. Some deals include discounts of up to 31 percent on Lenovo laptops, 36 percent off on WD My Passport External HDD and Skullcandy Riff earphones, 70 percent off on Gaming keyboards among others.

      

Amazon Prime Day 2017: What’s new on Prime Video?

Amazon is hosting Prime Day in India from Monday where the e-commerce giant is expected to unveil some amazing deals for its users starting 6 PM IST. But as a prelude to the Prime Day, Amazon has already launched new video content on Prime Video between July 5 and July 9. Along with this, Amazon Prime Video will also start streaming the first Amazon India Original series on Prime Day.

Inside Edge is a 10 episode Amazon Original web series which stars Vivek Oberoi, Richa Chadda, Angad Bedi among others and revolves around the world of T20 cricket, the men and women who control the game from behind and their desire to rule it. The series has been created by Karan Anshuman and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Media & Entertainment.

The first episode of Inside Edge has already started streaming on Amazon Prime Video and the rest of them are expected to stream starting midnight, July 10.

Before kicking off the Prime Day deals, Amazon expanded its video content catalogue by adding 6 new titles to Prime Video. The new titles include Star Trek Beyond which premiered on July 5, Sully on July 8, Deepwater Horizon on July 6 and a Stand-up comedy special, Haq Se Single by Zakir Khan on July 9.

Amazon Prime Day is only accessible by Prime membership holders. Non-Prime members can subscribe to Prime membership by signing-up for Rs 499 that will make them eligible for Prime Day and all exclusive deals for up to one year.

      

Download of the day – Grow

Grow is a lovely indie platform game with a gameplay mechanic reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland.

The game’s protagonist is a crow wearing a rather natty knitted sweater, who must venture across a wintry landscape to safety. He faces various challenges along the way, which can be overcome by eating either mushrooms to apples.

Mushrooms make him grow, making high ledges and hills accessible, while apples make him shrink small enough to pass through tiny hidden doorways. Scoffing multiple apples or mushrooms magnifies the effect.

It’s worth downloading for the charming artwork alone, so give it a try.

Download here: Grow

Download of the Day is our pick of the best free software around – whether it’s useful, fun, or just plain silly. If you have any recommendations, please send them to downloads@techradar.com.

      

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is $30 off right now on Amazon Prime Day Eve

There’s been a significant Amazon Kindle Paperwhite price drop today, just hours before the Amazon Prime Day deals kick off for a 30-hour stretch.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is $30 off today only, which means you’re paying $79.99 for the most popular Amazon e-reader, as opposed to the usual $109.99.

Bear in mind that this is a Certified Refurbished Kindle Paperwhite e-reader, according to Amazon, which means it’s likely an open box scenario in which someone bought it and returned it within 30 days, not wanting it.

This is the best-selling Kindle, but you won’t be able to see today’s deal unless you’re a Prime member in the US or Prime Student subscriber.

More Amazon Prime Day news to come

Amazon Prime Day is now shaping up to be a massive sales day for the online retailer, on the scale of its Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.

Almost every Amazon device seems to be on sale, including Amazon Echo, and we expect the company to be hawking more of its goods.

Amazon Prime Day is technically tomorrow, starting at 6PM ET / 9PM PT, dipping into July 10. The official ‘Prime Day’ date is all day on July 11.

With deep discounts like this one for the Kindle Paperwhite 3rd Generation, we expect to see more refurbished items with price drops percentages in the double digits.

It’s a good sign. We’ll have more early deals, leaks and a rundown of the discounts at the link below.

      

Download of the day – Ryse: Son of Rome

GameSessions is a service that lets you try PC games free before deciding whether to buy them. Today, it launched GameSessions Giveaways – a new service that gives away games to download, play and keep for free.

The first freebie is third-person action adventure title Ryse: Son of Rome. The game is available to download for 30 days, and will be activated once you’ve played for about five minutes.

Are you not entertained?

Ryse follows the story of young Roman legionary Marius Titus, seeking refuge in the haunted, misty isles of Britannia after witnessing the slaughter of his family by barbarian marauders.

Once you’ve battled through the single-player campaign, Gladiator mode lets you team up with a friend to fights off waves of enemies and traps in the Colosseum. Are you ready to do your duty for Rome?

Download here: Ryse: Son of Rome

Download of the Day is our pick of the best free software around – whether it’s useful, fun, or just plain silly. If you have any recommendations, please send them to downloads@techradar.com.

      

Chromebooks are testing a touchscreen-friendly redesign

With more Chromebooks sporting touchscreens and even stylus support, like Samsung’s latest Chromebook Pro, it’s not surprising to see a touch-friendly launcher arrive for Chrome OS.

Note that this refreshed launcher is still in the experimental playing-around-with-it stage at this point and only present in the Canary channel (which is the test bed for new Chrome OS features).

As the YouTube video below shows, the launcher nestles at the bottom of the screen, showing just a small collection of suggested apps and a search bar. Users can swipe up to reveal the full bank of app icons. You also get the ability to trigger a voice search with a simple tap of the finger.

A touch early

Some of the commenting developers aren’t too impressed with the aesthetics of the launcher as it stands, but it’s still very early days – plus bear in mind that it will doubtless be pretty rough around the edges and glitch-filled, given that the feature is just making its debut in Canary.

Still, even if you’ve no intention of using it yet, it’s very definitely an interesting insight into the direction Google is heading here, and owners of touchscreen Chromebooks can only hope that progress down this particular avenue turns out to be swift.

Of course, Google is also busy implementing support for Android apps across Chromebooks, and all of the Chrome OS-toting laptops that launch this year will have this facility built in right out of the box.

Google has to keep its Chromebooks more competitive now that Microsoft has unleashed Windows 10 S, which aims to be a big hit in the education market – the cheap-and-cheerful territory where Google dominates.

Via: Engadget

      

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