Video editors don’t need to be tied to their desktops anymore with our list of the top 10 best laptops for video editing. The newest laptops boast comparable graphics, fast processing speeds, and large memories. Top of the line high definition screens and multi-range sound systems allow optimal playback of video files. Laptops with quad and six-core processors and dual-fan cooling systems are able to render graphics smoothly without overheating. Some gaming laptops manage to put all of this power into computers that are as thin and light as high-end notebooks. For video editors on a budget, some of the more affordable gaming computers are the perfect creative solution. Below are 10 of the best laptops for video editing.
1. 17.3-Inch Lenovo Legion Y740 Gaming Laptop
Quality video editing requires high-performance computer processing and an optimal visual experience. The 17.3-inch Lenovo Legion Y740 Gaming Laptop provides both. The Intel Core i7-8750H Processor has six cores giving it unprecedented laptop processing speed. 1920 by 1080-pixel high definition screen is a perfect match for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphic processor, allowing clean, crisp, detailed images. The NVIDIA G-SYNC technology and Dolby Vision high-dynamic-range provide premium fidelity.
2. Dell XPS 15 9570
The Dell XPS 15 9570 features the 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H Processor. The 16GB double data rate fourth-generation synchronous dynamic random-access memory (DDR4) ensures higher speed and efficiency with increased transfer rates and decreased voltage. The 2666MHz memory operates at 1.2 times the speed of 2133MHz, which allows you to get to your content quicker. Less lag means less frustration as you edit those high definition video files. The UltraSharp 4K Ultra HD display (3840 x 2160) projects details without the need to zoom in.
3. ASUS ROG Zephyrus M Ultra Slim Gaming Laptop
ASUS ROG Zephyrus M Ultra Slim Gaming Laptop is one of the most affordable laptops for video editing. This laptop features the 8th Generation 6 Core Intel Core i7 8750H with tournament-grade 144Hz refresh rates and a 3ms response time. Your favorite video editing software will run smoothly while displaying flawless video playback. The 16GB of DDR4 2666MHz RAM allows powerful multitasking. The ROG-exclusive Active Aerodynamic System and 12V fans help this laptop run 20 percent cooler than conventional laptop cooling systems.
4. Gigabyte AERO 15 Classic-SA-F74ADW
If processing speed is important to you, this laptop packs a punch with the Intel Core i7-9750h (2.6Ghz-4.5GHz). You can put the processing speed to excellent use playing videos on the LG 144Hz full high definition IPS Anti-Glare display LCD with X-Rite Pantone color calibration certification. The NVIDIA GeForce coprocessor ensures crisp, clear video graphics. Although the screen is a full 15.6 inches the standard 14-inch by 9.8-inch laptop dimension makes it easier to transport than wider screen laptops. At 4.49 pounds, this high-powered laptop is lighter than some notebooks. This AERO is the perfect combination of power and portability.
5. Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series Gaming Edition 7567
This computer is one of the least expensive gaming computers on the market, making it an affordable option for video editing. The 7th-generation Intel Quad-Core i5-7300HQ 2.50 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.50 GHz provides rapid processing while the 8GB DDR4 2400MHz memory, 1TB 5400 rpm hybrid hard drive (with 8GB Cache) will maximize multi-tasking. Your eyes will thank you for the 15.6-inch anti-glare display as you pore over hours of digital footage.
6. ROG G703GI Desktop Replacement Gaming Laptop
The amazing ROG G703GI provides the quality of a desktop with the portability of a laptop. Enjoy higher quality video and audio with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics displayed on a 17.3-inch 144Hz high refresh-rate display, two 2W tweeters for high frequencies, and three woofers for remarkable bass. This amazing audio-video experience is powered by an 8th-Gen Intel Core i7-8750H Processor (up to 3. 9 GHz) and 16 GB DDR4 with memory speed up to 2666 MHz. With features like these, the ROG G703GI is a portable movie theater.
7. Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop
The Acer Predator Helios 300 is an affordable gaming laptop that is ready to grow with you. Although this computer already comes with 16GB DDR4 2666MHz DRAM Memory and 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD, it also has an extra empty accessible slot for 2.5-inch hard drive or SSD. This reasonably priced laptop remains competitive with its 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H 6-Core Processor (up to 4.1GHz) and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics.
8. Alienware M15 Thin and Light 15-inch Gaming Laptop
If you are looking for the ultimate in power and portability the Alienware M15 is the thinnest and lightest gaming laptop on the market, measuring 0.7 in thick and weighing 4.78lbs. Even with these minimal dimensions, the Alienware M15 can still keep up with standard gaming laptops. This computer features 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q design, and 16GB (2x8GB) of 2666Mhz DDR4 memory. The portable power does not stop there. The 1550 802.11ac 2×2 WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0 allow on the go internet access without lagging, perfect for transferring those huge video files.
9. OMEN 15t NVIDIA RTX Red Legend Gaming Laptop
The OMEN by HP 15 Laptop features desktop-class graphics performance and easy upgradability. This laptop features 6GB GDDR6 VRAM NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-P Gaming Graphics Card with Ray Tracing powered by an 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H 6-Core Processor (up to 4.1GHz). The 15.6″ 144Hz Refresh Rate IPS Full HD (1920 x 1080) display provides optimal video playback while the Thunderbolt 3 Port, HDMI 2.0 Port, and Mini Display Port allow for interactive flexibility.
10. Razer Blade Pro 17 Gaming Laptop 2019
For the optimal in customization, check out the Razer Blade Pro 17. This thin, lightweight laptop is Thunderbolt 3 enabled and compatible with Razer Core external GPU enclosures for additional graphics power. It offers Customizable RGB individual key lighting that features 16.8 million colors with dozens of preset profiles. The Razer Blade Pro 17 supports SSD and dual-channel memory upgradeability. The 9th Gen Intel Core i7 6-Core processor is perfect for editing a short film or rendering graphics, and transferring large files is easy with the uhs-iii SD card reader.
The tops laptops for video editing boast a wide range of high-end features. With so many choices, it’s easy to find one in your price range. Upgradeable options allow these powerhouse laptops to grow with you. Stop slaving over your desktop and get out into the world with a desktop-grade gaming laptop.
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By BCR Staff