We are still a few days away from Amazon's annual Prime Day sales event, which kicks off Monday and runs for 36 hours. However, if you're itching for a deal ahead of the big the event and happen to be in the market for a laptop, good news—Amazon has partnered with Acer to bundle a free Echo Dot with the purchase of an Alexa-enabled Nitro, Spin, or Aspire laptop.
There are half a dozen laptops to choose from. As an added bonus, each one is currently marked down $50 from their respective MSRPs, so you are saving a chunk of change right off the bat and getting an Echo Dot. On top of all that, each system comes with four months of Amazon Music at a discounted rate of $0.99—after that the price goes up to $7.99 per month.
Here are the specific models:
- Acer Aspire 15.6-inch (Core i5-8250U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, GeForce MX150)—$599.99
- Acer Spin 5 14-inch (Core i5-8250U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD—$699.99
- Acer Spin 5 13.3-inch (Core i5-8250U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)—$799.99
- Acer Spin 5 13.3-inch (Core i7-8550U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)—$899.99
- Acer Spin 5 15.6-inch (Core i5-8250U, 8GB RAM, 256GB + 1TB HDD, GeForce GTX 1050—$999.99
- Acer Spin 5 15.6-inch (Core i7-8550U, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, GeForce GTX 1050—$999.99
All of the above laptops have Amazon's Alexa voice assistant built into them. In case you're wondering, the number of Alexa skills now tops 30,000, and it's become more capable all the time. In addition to pinging Alexa for updates on the weather and news, and to play music, you can summon Alexa to order products from Amazon, or have a pizza delivered to your home, among other things.
We also like that these are all modern laptops that Amazon and Acer have partnered on, as each one is outfitted with an 8th generation Intel Core processor. All but one of them also sport a 256GB SSD for fast access to your data.
All of these deals are available now with free two-day shipping for Prime members.