Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Video is an Internet video on demand service that is developed, owned, and operated by Amazon. It offers television shows and films for rent or purchase and Prime Video, a selection of Amazon Studios original content and licenced acquisitions included in the Amazon's Prime subscription.Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
CharacteristicsStreaming, Video on Demand
Availability and Pricing
Mobilestarting at US$0
Consolesstarting at US$0
Specs for Minimal levels of performance in Amazon Prime Video
Most software developers publish system requirements, and while they're accurate, they can be difficult to interpret; not everyone's comfortable with the jargon employed and older components are often referred to long after they've left the market.
Here are current specs for pre-built machines capable of handling Amazon Prime Video.
|for Minimal performances|
|Processor (a.k.a. CPU)||
AMD A10-9630P or better
||Alternative CPU Options|
|Video Card (a.k.a. GPU||
||Alternative GPU Options|
|Memory (a.k.a. RAM)||8 GB or better||8 GB|
Sadly, there are also no predefined standards for performance; some developers have very high standards while others can be a bit optimistic so your mileage may vary.
Ready-to-Order All-in-Ones Meeting these Specs Prices range from ∼ US$750 to US$750, accessories included.
The following All-in-Ones meet the minimal system requirements set by Amazon Prime Video's developers. So it should run, but you might experience slowdowns when working with larger, heavier files.
Each product below was checked recently for rebates and availability from retailers located in Canada or which at least makes importing easy.
HP Pavilion All-in-One PC from US$560;
~$750 with accessories
Able to fit in small spaces but capable of handling everyday tasks, this is an excellent computer for public areas like the kitchen or the dorm room.
Bang for the Buck Versatility for the Price Power Storage Portability Autonomy N/A Bang for the Buck Versatility for the Price Power Storage Portability Autonomy N/A Bang for the Buck Versatility for the Price Power Storage Portability Autonomy N/A
performance in Amazon Prime VideoExceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.Processor: AMD A10-9630PGraphics: AMD Radeon R5 GraphicsMemory: 8.00 GBStorage: 2 TBScreen Size: 23.8"Screen Resolution: 1920×1080Dimensions: 70.48 x 17.01 x 70.48 cmWeight: 7.80 kg
detailed info 2019-04-23 12:05:32, EDT as of
Pricing AccuracyProduct prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Best Buy site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
Wonder why you get better systems than requested?
That's because TekAdvisor looks for devices which will at least satisfy the demands for the best price without filtering over-performers. For instance: If 3-stars or even 5-stars systems are available in the same price range as 1-star options, I'm pretty sure you should consider the better-performing options as well.
The results above are the 1 systems offering the best bang-for-the-buck among the cheapest catalogued systems capable of running Amazon Prime Video at the specified level of performance or better.
Narrow down your search
Looking for a specific kind of device?
Were you looking for a laptop instead? You can focus your search on a specific kind of device with the options below:
Looking for a different performance level?
The systems above meet Amazon Prime Video's minimum requirements. It might run a little slow in some areas, and you might need to disable or lower some options for an enjoyable experience.
You can look for something with more oomph by picking another performance level below: