Let’s face it, editing video clips or footage using a laptop requires sufficient horsepower to ensure your workflow is as smooth as possible. That being said, we have round up a list of recommended laptops made suitable for video editing and even other multimedia-related tasks based on your respective needs and budgets.

1. Dell XPS 13 (9360)

Best 13-inch laptop for video editing

Price from RM3,980.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM3,980.00 shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM4,699.00

Is a 15-inch laptop too large or bulky for you? You might want to settle for a 13-inch alternative, which is neither too big or too small for most users. Among them is the Dell XPS 13, which comes with an 8th generation Intel i7 processor as well as an 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD.

The specs above are decent enough for graphics-intensive tasks such as video editing, while users can benefit from its bezel-less, wide-angle 13.3” Full HD InfinityEdge display. Its battery life is equally long-lasting, capable of sustaining up to 12 hours of use.

Also, good news for those who frequently travel around with their laptop in a backpack as the slim chassis of the XPS 13 only weighs around 1.2 kg.

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2. Dell XPS 15 (9575)

Best laptop for video editing and Photoshop

Price from RM8,039.60

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM8,039.60 shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM8,599.00

The Dell XPS 15 covers everything you need for supporting video editing and graphic designing software. It has the 8th generation Intel I7 processor with a 16GB of RAM, which should be adequate even for lag-free user experience when, say, running Adobe Photoshop.

Other highlights include a 512GB solid-state drive and a 15.6” Full HD InfinityEdge display that gives you a bezel-less, full-screen experience. The screen itself comes with an IPS technology, offering you a good viewing angle while it has a sufficient display brightness up to 400 nits.

3. Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576G-58RV

Best laptop for basic video editing

Price from RM2,659.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM2,659.00

For such a price range, this mid-range Acer Aspire E15 is adequate enough for multitasking purposes such as video editing, gaming and/or watching online movies. Highlights include an Intel I5 processor, a 4G RAM (extendable up to 16GB), 1TB HDD and a decent Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphic card.

The screen display is no slouch either. Aspire E15 packs a 15.6” Full HD resolution with Acer’s very own ComfyView technology that helps to reduce eye strain as well as glaring issues. Moreover, the laptop’s battery life is just as excellent, capable of lasting up to 10 hours of continuous usage.

4. HP Pavilion 15

Best budget laptop for video editing

Price from RM2,499.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM2,499.00 shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM2,550.00

A laptop tends to be a costly investment, particularly if you are using it mainly for heavy-duty tasks such as video editing and creative design. Fortunately, there are a few laptops available below the common price range which will be able to handle medium graphics-intensive works such as this one by HP Pavilion 15.

It packs a 15.6-inch Full HD display with Intel i5 processor as well as onboard storage of 1TB HDD and a 4GB RAM. Otherwise, you can also choose to expand up to 16GB RAM for a smoother video-editing experience.

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5. Dell Alienware M15

Best laptop for video editing and gaming

Price from RM7,736.60

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM7,736.60

This workhorse of a 15.6” Dell Alienware M15 laptop is well-equipped for heavy-duty multitasking purposes. It packs a speedy Intel Core i7 processor, a 16GB RAM (expandable up to 32GB) and ample onboard storage of 256GB SSD + 1TB hybrid drive. Whichever specs you go for, they are powerful enough for editing high-resolution videos and even gaming.

Not to mention, it comes with a performance-driven Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6, which is powerful enough for 1080p video editing and gaming. Other highlights include a Full HD IPS display with a maximum refresh rate of 144Hz. That’s a combination that benefits gamers for a more fluid and smoother gaming experience.

6. Microsoft Surface Book 2 15"

Best laptop for video and photo editing

Price from RM8,899.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM8,899.00

This sleek-looking Microsoft Surface Book 2 has everything you need to make your editing tasks as smooth as possible. It sports an 8th generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor as well as Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 chipset along with 16GB RAM and a 256 GB SSD for a total performance boost.

Then, there’s the battery life which can last from 10 to 12 hours of continuous usage. You can even detach the 15-inch screen off the keyboard and use it as a tablet. The accompanied Surface Pen comes in handy as well, allowing you to make full use of the touchscreen display for more intuitive work experience.

7. HP ZBook x2 G4

Best laptop for 4K video editing

Price from RM10,836.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM10,836.00

Sure, this HP ZBook x2 might cost you a fortune. But for what it’s worth, you can expect a lot from this powerful workhorse of a laptop. It boasts a vivid-looking 14-inch 4K touchscreen display along with Intel i7 core processor, a 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD.

The display has an anti-glare effect as well, allowing you to perform your tasks even under sunlight or bright conditions. Moreover, the laptop is also detachable, giving you the freedom to use it as a full-sized tablet. Finally, its built-in dual fan cooling system enables to keep the laptop cool under pressure upon long hours of usage.

8. Acer Predator Helios 500

Best laptop for video editing and graphic design

Price from RM12,379.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM12,379.00

Heavy multimedia tasks involving video editing and graphic design tend to consume a lot of power and memory. With Acer Predator Helios 500, you don’t have to worry about lagging issues since it comes equipped with a lightning-fast Intel i9 processor. Moreover, there’s also 32GB RAM and a combination of 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD for ample file storage.

The inclusion of Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card helps to boost your overall laptop performance. Whereas, the Full HD IPS display has a maximum 144Hz refresh rate to give you an excellent colour reproduction which is particularly beneficial for creative professionals.

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