Best Laptops For Video Editing

Welcome to our guide to the best laptops for video editing. All laptops on this page offer brilliant performance for video editors and prove beyond a doubt that you no longer need a large, bulky desktop PC for your editing work. The best laptops for video editing achieve this brilliant performance by combining powerful components, including high-resolution screens, massive amounts of RAM, and discrete Nvidia/AMD graphics cards, with thin and lightweight designs so you can take them with you.

All laptops on this page have enough power to edit, view, and encode 1080p or 4K video, and they can run the best video editing software, including Adobe’s Premiere Pro, with ease. You’ll notice that many companies specializing in gaming laptops, such as Acer and Razer, also make laptops for creative professionals. These laptops use the same powerful hardware found in high-end gaming devices, but without some of the game-oriented features (and flashy designs).

Most importantly, they include powerful graphics cards that can dramatically reduce the time needed to edit and render video.

Best Laptops For Video Editing

The best laptops for video editing can be very expensive, so in this guide, we’ve also listed some cheaper options that, despite their lower price, still offer excellent video editing performance. And if you’re looking for a hybrid 2-in-1 laptop, check out our best 2-in-1 laptops page.

1. Dell XPS 15

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Dell XPS 15 9500 15.6 inch UHD+ Touchscreen Laptop (Silver) Intel Core...

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$2,199.99

Like the latest Dell XPS 13, the XPS 15 2020 makes one of the best laptops available. That’s mostly thanks to an even more immersive 15.6-inch InfinityEdge display, which throws out the bottom edge of the screen for a stunning 92.9% aspect to body ratio. The new XPS 15 is also enhanced by several smart design adjustments, including larger keyboards and a responsive touchpad more than 60% larger than the previous generation.

Don’t be fooled by its sleek and stylish design either; the XPS 15 2020 is an absolute workhorse. Its 10th Gen Intel’s Core processors can juggle multiple tasks with ease, and it’s optional Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU gives us some serious muscle for graphics and gaming. Factor in a pair of impressively loudspeakers and stable battery life for a 4K laptop, and the new Dell XPS 15 2020 is one of the best 15-inch laptops that you can buy.

2. MSI Creator 17

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Creator 17 by MSI 17 Inch Video Editing Notebook (Intel Core i7,...

Last update was on: February 25, 2021 8:07 am
$2,429.99

The main claim of MSI Creator 17 is that it is the first laptops with a mini LED display, which offers users a display with brilliant colors, lifelike images, and 1000 nits brightness. But that is not all it offers. More importantly for content creators, this laptop has a lot of power under the hood, starting with the 10th generation Intel Core processors and Nvidia RTX graphics cards. And it’s just right for you, whether you’re doing video editing, graphic design, or editing your high-resolution images. Overall, this is currently one of the best laptops for video editing.

3. MacBook Pro 16-inch

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Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage, 2.3GHz Intel Core i9)...

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$2,499.00 $2,799.00

The 16-inch MacBook Pro is your type if you’ve been waiting for Apple to make a good keyboard. The magic keyboard on this top-of-the-line laptop swallows the butterfly mechanism in favor of the scissor switches, and the result is a much more comfortable typing experience. You also get a razor-sharp 16-inch display with slimmer edges, powerful performance from an available Intel Core i9 CPU, and robust AMD Radeon 5300M or 5500M graphics.

You can also get the laptop with up to 64GB of RAM and 8TB of memory if you want to spend more money. The battery life of 11 hours is another advantage of this laptop that does not fall into the runtimes of its competitors. The 16-inch MacBook Pro is expensive, and Apple still doesn’t have full-size USB ports, but overall this is one of the best laptops for video editing.

4. Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition

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Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition Laptop 2020: Intel Core i7-10875H 8-Core, NVIDIA...

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$3,799.99 $4,299.99

This comes from the gaming tech giant Razer. Despite the high price, the features of this laptop are worth its money. The Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition is an updated version of the Blade 15, where the manufacturers have shown their creative finesse by putting everything into an ultra-thin 0.7-inch CNC aluminum chassis. This slim case contains world-class hardware, including an Intel Core i7 hexa-core processor, a 1TB expandable SSD, and 32GB RAM.

The display features a 4K OLED touch display with advanced calibration that provides 100% DCI-P3 space and 1ms response time. Additionally, the integration of NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 graphics enables desktop-level performance. This laptop is not only one of the best laptops for video editing, but also offers an unsurpassed gaming experience.

5. Microsoft Surface Book 3

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Microsoft Surface Book 3 - 15" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core...

Last update was on: February 25, 2021 8:07 am
$2,347.99

The third edition of Microsoft’s Surface Book is of course the best yet, and it is unique among laptops – a full-size portable notebook with a good keyboard and laptop specifications, but at the same time with a screen that can be completely detached and used as a keyboard. It comes on the tablet-laptop hybrid from the opposite direction to the Surface Pro and Apple iPad Pro, in other words, and we think this is an approach that many people will like.

This means that you can equip the Surface Book 3 with full performance – you can put a Core i7 processor from Intel and a GeForce GTX 1650 graphics chipset from Nvidia on this laptop if you need to. As with all the other devices in the Surface series, the workmanship and hardware aesthetics are impressive, and you also have a choice of 13.5-inch or 15-inch screens – depending on how much you want to spend and how portable your portable computer should be. Overall, this is one of the best laptops for video editing.

6. Acer ConceptD 7

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Acer ConceptD 7 Pro CN715-71P-727W Creator Laptop, Intel i7-9750H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX...

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$2,899.99

The impressive Acer ConceptD 7 can handle complex and demanding tasks such as intensive video editing, thanks in large part to Nvidia RTX graphics. Designed specifically for creative professionals, including filmmakers and videographers, it has the sheer power and performance found in gaming laptops. In addition to its outstanding performance, it offers a reasonable choice of ports, a minimalist, solid white design, and the stunning Pantone validated 4K IPS display. It’s still pretty expensive, but no professional tool is cheap. If you’re looking for a Windows-based MacBook alternative for video editing, it’s one of the best laptops for video editing.

7. Asus ProArt StudioBook 15

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ASUS ProArt StudioBook 15 Mobile Workstation Laptop, 15.6” 4K UHD NanoEdge Bezel,...

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Last update was on: February 25, 2021 8:07 am
$1,308.24 $1,999.99

The slim laptop offers outstanding performance thanks to the Core i7 CPU, 32 GB RAM, and RTX 2060 GPU. It also has an impressive 4K panel that rivals the best of them. However, there are some frustrating omissions and worrying drawbacks that need to be considered before purchasing the ProArt StudioBook 15. As a result, the ProArt StudioBook 15 only just misses its chance to be among the best 15-inch laptops.

The StudioBook 15’s 15.6-inch 4K screen is fantastic. The detailed control panel has vivid, accurate colors, and the matte finish prevents reflections from getting in the way when editing photos or videos. The Asus ProArt StudioBook 15 is equipped with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics processor with 6 GB VRAM. The ProArt StudioBook 15 is equipped with an Intel Core i7-9750H CPU and 32 GB RAM. Overall, this is one of the best laptops for video editing.

8. HP Spectre x360

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HP Spectre X360 2020 GEM Cut 13.3" FHD Touch Laptop, Intel i7-1065G7,...

Last update was on: February 25, 2021 8:07 am
$1,379.99

The HP Spectre x360 is back – smaller and more beautiful than ever. This top-of-the-line laptop offers powerful performance combined with a lightning-fast SSD, a vibrant 13.3-inch 4K OLED display, and a comfortable keyboard, all wrapped in the Spectre’s gorgeous, distinctive design. It is by far the best 2-in-1 laptop available today. Its excellent results in our performance benchmarks and file transfer tests show that despite its relatively slim frame, it is a skilled worker.

Damn, it scored even better than the previous iteration in the graphics department. In short, the HP Spectre x360 is in a class of its own. It’s the consumer’s favorite laptop in the hunt for a top-of-the-line laptop that offers portability, serious versatility, and a surprising blow in the performance department. It’s also for people who are looking for an incredibly good-looking and one of the best laptops for video editing that can be converted to tablet and tent mode.

9. Asus ROG Zephyrus G14

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ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 14" VR Ready 120Hz FHD Gaming Laptop,8Core AMD...

Last update was on: February 25, 2021 8:07 am
$1,318.00

Asus strengthens its game when it comes to gaming laptops. Example: the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14, which is powered by AMD’s powerful Ryzen 9-4900HS processor and is a powerful multitasker. But in combination with an Nvidia RTX 2060 Max-Q-GPU, the laptop is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to games. Equipped with a lightning-fast SSD, a bright 14-inch 120 Hz screen, a comfortable keyboard, and strong speakers in a beautiful milky-white magnesium alloy, the ROG Zephyrus G14 is an almost perfect gaming laptop.

But where the Zephyrus G14 shines is in the battery life. The top laptop lasted 11 hours and 32 minutes in our battery test, making it the most durable gaming laptop ever. That’s almost three times the average length of a 4:26 gaming laptop. In the end, between its grueling AMD performance and epic battery life, the Zephyrus G14 is the gaming laptop to beat. And overall, this is one of the best laptops for video editing.

10. Dell G5 15 SE

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Dell G5 SE 5505 15.6" FHD IPS High Performance Gaming Laptop, AMD...

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$1,549.81

The Dell G5 15 SE (2020) is one of the first laptops with all-new AMD hardware. For 1.199 Dollars the G5 15 SE with an AMD R7 4800H CPU blows its competitors in this field. In combination with a 15.6-inch display that covers 108% of the sRGB color space and emits 301 nits of brightness and a decent battery life of 7 hours and 14 minutes, the G5 15 SE seems to be a good catch.

The Dell G5 15 SE transcoded a 4K video to 1080p in 6 minutes and 43 seconds, which is above the average for mainstream gaming laptops (10:35) compared to our HandBrake benchmark. It not only outperformed Omen 15 (12:34) and Legion Y545 (8:51), but also the Zephyrus G14 (6:59). It is the best video editing laptop for beginners.

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