Top 10 Best Laptops for Video Editing – Our Most Recommended Laptops for YouTube & Film Editing

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  1. zzzbruh says:

    Great article, I was wondering what your thoughts are on the zbook studio g4 in comparison to laptops on your list ?

    1. Mike Johnson says:

      A huge thumbs up from me is all I can say. Get it if you can afford it.

  2. Rob says:

    Hi, I got across with this laptop Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6 Full HD, 7th Gen Intel Core i5, NVIDIA 940MX, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, Windows 10, E5-575G-57D4, is this good for editing videos?

    1. Mike Johnson says:

      Hi Rob,
      Yes, Acer Aspire E15 E5-575G-57D4 laptop is an excellent choice if you’re on a budget, but for heavy video editing work, this laptop may not be the right choice. A newer model of this laptop is already launched (Acer Aspire E5-576G-5762) which has latest 8th Gen Intel Core i5 quad-core processor. It will be a better choice overall.

  3. Bob says:

    I’m not the best with laptops but can you suggest a laptop good for schoolwork but as well as Adobe After Effects?

    1. Mike Johnson says:

      Hi Bob,
      There are quite a number of laptops that I can recommend you for your requirements. You can get yourself a Dell XPS 15, if budget is not a problem. If you’re looking for a budget machine then ASUS VivoBook M580VD-EB54 is a great option too. Both are powerful enough to run Adobe After Effects and can be easily carried in a backpack.

  4. Yoda says:

    I’m looking for a laptop to edit videos. Which would recommend?

  5. Scott says:

    Hey, me and my friend want to be doing YouTube and were wondering if you had any recommendations for an affordable laptop that can do quality editing.

    1. Mike Johnson says:

      Hi Scott, Our best budget pick for video editing currently is the Acer Aspire E15 which offers decent hardware for video editing for price less than $600. If you find any laptop that has similar hardware specifications and available for less price then you can go with it.

  6. CJ Tyrrell says:

    Would the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 be a good option for video editing?

    1. Mike Johnson says:

      Hi CJ,
      Yes, it will be a good option. However, if you can spend $100 more then I would recommend you to buy the HP 15-cb079nr laptop for yourself. It has more powerful GPU than Dell Inspiron 15 7000 which will help a lot in video editing. We are also planning to add this HP laptop in our guide in the next update.

  7. Leo says:

    Excellent article, thanks.

    I was thinking to buy HP OMEN X Laptop $2350 dlls .
    *Intel® Core™ i7-7820HK (2.9 GHz, up to 3.9 GHz, 8 MB cache, 4 cores) + NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 (8 GB GDDR5X dedicated).
    *16 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM (2 x 8 GB)
    *1 TB 7200 rpm SATA; 256 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD

    I need to edit 4k video to make videos aprox. 1 hr long. My questions are:
    1.-Do I need a 4k screen to watch 4k video files?
    2.-Are the processor & video card enough?

    Thanks for your time & excellent support.

    1. Mike Johnson says:

      Hi Leo,
      Yes, you will need a 4K screen as editing 4K video on 1080p screen doesn’t make sense to me but if this HP Omen doesn’t come with 4K display then you can buy the external 4K display and hook up with your laptop. As far as CPU and GPU are concerned, they are decent enough for 4K video editing.

  8. Tanya says:

    I am so lost but need to decide quickly since my 5 year old MacBook pro died. I’m in film school in Milan and can’t decide between HP Omen, Asus Vivobook pro and Asus Rog. I don’t want to spend to much and I’m done with Apple anyway because they get weirder every year, but video and photo editing are the only things I’m actually good at and enjoy as a livelihood. I know I have to pay to play, I just don’t want to waste money on something that will break the bank and become obsolete next year. Starving artist here (not much of a programmer… at all, but getting better)! Advice?

    1. Mike Johnson says:

      Hi Tanya,
      I would recommend you to go with ASUS ROG Strix GL503VM laptop. It has powerful enough hardware which can handle video editing softwares with ease.

  9. Joe says:

    Im trying to set my son up with something he can edit his drone videos with .
    Dell 17567-5000BLK-PUS
    Acer Aspire E15 E5-576G-5762
    Any input would be much appreciated . Thank You

    1. Mike Johnson says:

      Hi Joe,
      I would recommend you to buy the Acer Aspire E15 E5-576G-5762 laptop for your son. It has dedicated GPU which will help in running the video editing software smoothly.

  10. Kelli says:

    I was looking at HP x360 is this a good one for video editing??

    1. Mike Johnson says:

      Hi Kelli,
      There are lot of variants of HP x360. Can you tell me more about the specs of it?
      I would recommend its top end models which comes with quad-core CPU and dedicated GPU.

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