Nowadays video editing has become an essential skill for youtubers, filmmakers, and businesses alike, however, not every machine can handle it well. While you won’t need the absolute best equipment for this kind of task, choosing the right equipment may be the different between finishing a project within days or weeks. For this reason, I’ve gone through a number of comparisons, tests and opinions of people in the area to list some of the best available Laptops for video editing, and why they’re so.
There are several reasons why people choose laptops for video editing:
-Portability: Laptops are portable and allow you to work from anywhere, making them ideal for video editors who need to work on the go.
-Space-saving: Laptops are smaller in size compared to desktop computers, making them a great space-saving option for video editors who have limited space.
-All-in-one solution: Many modern laptops come equipped with powerful processors, high-resolution displays, and dedicated graphics cards, making them an all-in-one solution for video editing.
Apple MacBook Pro 16 (with M2 Max)
Despise the sour price, apple’s Macbooks have always been considered some of the best for video editing. They’re supported by the majority of both free and paid softwares and their system(MacOS) is fine-tuned for this task in special, rarely ever crashing, and always delivering a satisfying render performance. The Macbook Pro 16 with the new Apple M2 chip is simply a natural first choice, as that chip is the newest version of Apple’s CPU, bringing a lot of performance improvements to the table(alongside higher battery longevity). The display is a mini-LED Liquid Retina XDR display with 120Hz of refresh rate, bringing the best visual quality x refresh rate found in any laptop.
Razer Blade 16
With the release of the RTX 40 series for mobile, it was impossible to not mention some of the available laptops ones here. The new Razer blade 16 comes with a intel i9-13950HX, 32GB of Ram(DDR5-5600MHz) and a mobile Nvidia RTX 4090, which makes it also a great option for games/streaming. It’s 2TB of storage, split between 2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe™ M.2 SSDs also guarantee the best read and write performance possible(which is great for working with high resolution videos).
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED (2023)
Gigabyte has made a new version of the AERO, and it’s a beast of a machine. Coming with either a 13th gen i9-13900H or i7-13700H (you may pick at the time of purchase), up to 64GB of DDR5 RAM and a Nvidia RTX 4070 Laptop GPU with 8GB. For screen it possesses a Thin Bezel 4K UHD+ 3840×2400 OLED 16:10, HDR with true Black. Put all that together makes this an absolute monstrous machine, even though it comes with Windows 11 Home instead of Pro.
Asus ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED
Coming in 3 different models(UX5100ZM with a i9 12900H, 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM and RTX 3060, UX582ZW with a i7 12700H, 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM + a RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, and finally UX582ZM containing a i9 12900H, 32GB of RAM, LPDDR5, and a RTX 3060), the Asus zenbook pro duo is a bit on the low end on this list, spec wise. On the up side, all 3 versions let u choose Windows 11 Pro as operational system and come with an amazing 15.6-inch, 4k display(3840 x 2160) OLED(as the name suggests) and a ScreenPad above the keyboard that supports Stylus pens. It’s a great machine for content creators, with awesome performance coming at a lower price than the previous suggestions.
MSI Creator Z16P
Packing a 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900H processor, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU with 16GB VRAM, a 16:10 ratio display with QHD+ (2560 x 1600) resolution, and a 165Hz refresh rate touch screen with stylus capabilities, the MSI Creator Z16P is a formidable force in the world of content creation. It can handle Adobe Creative Suite’s most complex tasks and even DaVinci Resolve’s demanding video editing and color grading. Plus, you can also get some gaming in while you’re at it.
At the end of the day, the best laptop for video editing depends on your specific needs and preferences. Whether you’re a professional videographer or a hobbyist editor, I hope this list has helped you find the best laptop for your buck to enhance your editing experience.