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11 Best Laptops For A Smooth Video Editing Experience

Smooth edits with no boundaries!

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If your work requires handling Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro and editing videos on-the-go, you’re most likely considering a laptop dedicated to this field. As such laptops are also on the pricier range, it’s important to make it a worthwhile investment.

Here, we’ve done half the work in selecting the right match for your lifestyle and budget.

Best laptop for graphic design and editing videos and photos
1. Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro
Best laptop for video editing and music production
Updated on 16th April 2019

Edit full HD videos as well as produce music with Apple’s latest powerhouse. The MacBook Pro 15 has a 2.6GHz 8th-gen i7 processor and Radeon Pro 560X GPU to overcome the heavy processing requirements of video and music software. 

MacBook Pro's 2880×1800 Retina display also demonstrates one of the highest colour accuracy and colour gamut reproduction in the laptop market

2. MSI GS65 Stealth 9SF
Best higher-end laptop for video editing and gaming
Updated on 12th August 2020
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Push yourself to a whole new peak with the ultra-thin MSI GS65 Stealth. This laptop is powered by the revolutionary Nvidia RTX 2080 and a 6-core 8th-gen i7, ideal for vigorous editors and gamers. Its 144Hz IPS display and MSI True Color Technology also promises close to 100% sRGB for crisp, smooth visuals for any cinematic occasion. 

3. HP ZBook Studio G5
Best laptop for video editing and graphic design
Updated on 16th April 2019

Work like a powerhouse anywhere with this quad-core workstation Ultrabook. That’s all thanks to the HP ZBook Studio G5’s Xeon processors, NVIDIA Quadro GPU and dual HP Z Turbo Drives to feed your resource-heavy software. 

This laptop also passes several military-standard tests for durability in environment, dust, movement, and drops. It’s as if you’re holding power in your hands. 

4. Microsoft Surface Book 2 15-inch
Best laptop for video editing and animation
Updated on 16th April 2019

Using a 2-in-1 hybrid has never been better with the Surface Book 2. Its elegant design showcases a 4K 3240 x 2160 display. Not to mention, it utilises an efficient 1.9 GHz i7-8650U processor and GTX 1060 GPU in terms of processing and graphics power. 

Video editing and animating will never stop impressing you even on Surface Book in tablet mode when you bring the Surface Stylus along with you.

5. Dell XPS 15
Best laptop for 4K video and GoPro editing
Updated on 17th February 2020

Edit stunning 4K videos with the Dell XPS 15. Its 4K UHD InfinityEdge display excites with its 100% Adobe RGB colour space for the best 4K video reproduction possible. 

Add a 8th-gen i7-8750H processor and GTX 1050ti into the mix and you’ll find editing 4K videos taken even with a GoPro has never been smoother. Best of all? Amazing battery life for all-day edits.

6. Razer Blade Stealth (2019)
Best laptop for heavy and full HD video editing
Updated on 18th January 2020

Editing FHD videos will be a breeze on the Razer Blade 15 RTX. It’s currently the ‘World’s Smallest 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop’ due to its ultra-portability. 

And what’s in this rig to make it a powerhouse? A 6-core 8th-gen i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060. Its sleek FHD display also awes viewers with 100% sRGB support and wide colour gamut. 

7. Asus ROG Scar GL704GM
Best laptop for video editing at home
Updated on 12th August 2020

Maybe you just need a very powerful laptop? Enter the Asus ROG Scar with a sizeable 17.3-inch FHD display for a better, more comfortable view while editing. Like its size, the laptop’s formidable performance is factored by the 2.2GHz 8th -gen i7 i7-8750H processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB memory. Even desktop users would envy this one. 

Best Mac laptop for video editing and graphic design students
8. Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2017)
Best lightweight laptop - with long battery life
Updated on 16th January 2020

The MacBook Pro series from 2017 is ideal for those with a budget and preference for a feather-light laptop. This 13-inch Retina display laptop weights 1.37kg but comes with substantially editing prowess thanks to its 7th-gen i5 processor and ultra-fast SSD. While it lacks a notable GPU, the Iris Plus Graphic 640 performs nevertheless.

9. Lenovo ThinkPad E470
Best laptop for video editing and programming
Updated on 28th June 2019

We love multitaskers, and the Lenovo ThinkPad E470 is as such as it is suitable for video editors and programmers alike. Its 14-inch anti-glare FHD display along with the legendary ergonomic and spill-resistant ThinkPad keyboard is perfect for long working hours. In terms of its processor and graphics, this powerful light laptop runs on a 2.7GHz 7th-gen i7-7500U and Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU. 

10. Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15.6-inch
Best quad-core laptop - suitable for YouTube editing
Updated on 12th August 2020

Xiaomi’s rendition of the MacBook Pro proves to be an equally attractive deal once you know it better. Whilst lacking the stellar performances of its peers, it manages to comfortable edit HD videos for YouTube. After all, it is equipped with the latest quad-core 8th-gen i7-8550U processor, 256GB SSD, and Nvidia GeForce MX150 with 2GB memory. 

11. Acer Aspire E15 (E5-476G-5319)
Best cheap laptop for video editing under SGD1,000
Updated on 16th April 2019

This budget-friendly Acer Aspire E15 laptop works on videos without breaking too much sweat. It runs on the 8th-gen i5-8250U processor and MX150 GPU which are ideal for casual video edits. 

Colours on the 14-inch FHD display are also made more vibrant with its Acer ExaColor technology. Additionally, you can expect a battery life of over 10 hours! 

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