Best laptops for video editing

+$Welcome to our pick of the best laptops for video editing in 2019. If you want to use a laptop for video editing, it needs to be powerful to ensure stutter-free, smooth performance when arranging and previewing audio and video clips. This is especially true when editing 4K video, which is only really possible on a high-end laptop.

+$To manipulate high resolution video files and run the最佳视频编辑软件+$, you’ll need a fast processor, ideally with four or more cores, along with plenty of memory and storage. And you might want a laptop with a decent graphics card, since many of the popular high-end video editing software packages can take advantage of a computer’s graphics card to accelerate performance.

+$For that reason, some of the best laptops for video editing are gaming systems. With lashings of CPU and graphics power, they’ll chew through the最好的数字艺术软件+$and encode videos faster than any standard laptop.

+$Power at a price (you can afford)

+$We won’t lie, the most powerful laptops can be really pricey, and you’ll probably find video editing frustratingly slow on entry-level laptops, such as the most affordable Chromebooks. But thanks to the ever-falling cost of computer hardware, the good news is that with a reasonable budget, you’ll be able to buy a laptop that is absolutely up to the task of editing video up to 1080p resolution, without choppy or laggy performance getting in the way of your creative ideas.

+$In this guide, we'll help you pick the right video editing laptop for you, no matter your budget or skill level. As well as our pick of the best overall machines, we'll show you the best budget video editing laptops and our favourite mid-range options too. Whether you're a Mac fan or a Windows wizard, we've got you covered. If you're looking for a device specifically for coding, be sure to check out our round up of the+$best laptops for programming

+$Read on for our pick of the best video-editing laptops out there...

Image: HP

+$Image: HP

+$01. HP Envy 13 (2019)

+$Great performance at a brilliant price

中央处理器:+$8th generation Intel Core i5-i7 |显卡:+$Intel UHD Graphics 620, Nvidia GeForce MX150 2GB GDDR5 |内存:8GB - 16GB |屏幕:+$Full HD (1,920 X 1,080) |存储:+$256-512GB SSD

+$No Six-core Processors

目前+$HP Envy 13+$deserves its title as the current best all-round video editing laptop. It has an elegant, lightweight design, weighing just 1.3kg, with a great keyboard and a FullHD screen.

+$And it’s also cracking value for money, with even the more affordable variant packing plenty of performance, with a quad-core processor, full HD display, discrete graphics and enough storage and memory to handle video editing.

+$Bump up the spec and you get more memory, a bigger SSD and a faster 4GHz Intel Core i7 processor. Although it’s probably not up to the job of editing 4K video, it will certainly handle 1080p footage without complaining, and without breaking the bank


+$02. 15-inch MacBook Pro (2019)

+$The larger MacBook Pro is now available with 8 processor cores.

中央处理器:+$2.6GHz Intel Core i7 9750H (six cores) / 2.3 GHz Intel Core i9 9980HK (eight cores) |显卡:+$Radeon Pro 555X / 560X / Vega 16 / Vega 20 |内存:+$16-32GB |屏幕:15.4英寸Retina显示屏(2880x1800)|存储:+$256GB SSD - 4TB SSD

+$Thin And Light
+$8-core Processor
+$No NVIDIA graphics option

+$One of the most powerful and flexible video editing software packages is Apple’s Final Cut Pro, but it only works on Macs, and the most powerful Mac laptop that is most capable of running it well is the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

+$Just recently, Apple upgraded its entire range of MacBook Pros with faster Intel processors, packing even more video editing performance into what is a very compact design, weighing just 1.83kg and measuring 1.55cm thick.

+$The 15-inch model is now equipped with either a six or eight-core Intel Core i9 processor running at up to 5GHz Turbo, certain to chomp through even 4K video.

+$The upgrade options include AMD Vega 20 graphics with 4GB of HBM2 memory, which is significantly faster than the Radeon Pro 560X graphics in the base model, along with up to 4TB of storage and up to 32GB of memory. It’s also worth mentioning the TrueTone Retina display on the 15-inch MacBook Pro looks really good, and is great for any kind of visual design work.

Product shot of Dell Inspiron 14 5000

+$Image: Dell

+$03. Dell Inspiron 14 5000

+$A fantastic mid-range video editing laptop

中央处理器:+$Intel Core i5-8265U (quad core, 3.9GHz Max Turbo Boost) |显卡:+$NVIDIA GeForceR MX150 2GB GDDR5 |内存:8GB |屏幕:+$14-inch FHD (1920x1080) |存储:256GB SSD

+$IPS Display
+$Low-end Graphics
+$Not great for 4K video editing

+$Not to be confused with the 2-in-1 Inspiron laptops, the brand new 14-inch 5000 series is a standard laptop design that offers an eight-generation Intel quad-core processor and discrete graphics card together with a 1,920x1,080 IPS display, to offer some excellent video editing performance.

+$Best of all, the price for the entry level configurations starts at $649.99, which is more than reasonable for a video editing rig. SSD storage options, a Core i7 processor and an additional hard disk are among the available upgrades, making this laptop even better for video editing.

Acer Predator Helios 500

+$04. Acer Predator Helios 500

+$This gaming laptop is great for video editing

中央处理器:第8代英特尔酷睿i5 - I7 |显卡:+$Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5); Intel UHD Graphics 630 |内存:+$8 - 16GB |屏幕:+$17.3-inch 1080p (1,920 X 1080) |存储:+$512GB SSD; 2TB HDD

+$Powerful Processor
+$Plenty of graphics grunt
+$Slightly Bulky
+$Pricey Top-end Configurations

+$One of the best video-editing laptops right now is Acer’s 17-inch gaming-focused+$Helios 500+$. This Windows machine has a few tricks up its sleeve to make it one of the fastest laptops you can buy for any kind of multimedia work. Along with a built-in 2TB hard disk that’s great for storing loads of media files, as well as 16GB of memory and a 512GB SSD, it has an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 – a high-performance graphics card that can accelerate plugins and visual effects.

+$But it has another trick up its sleeve, since you can either order it with with a six-core Intel Core i9, or an eight-core AMD Ryzen processor. Eight cores can outperform six, and in some cases, this nudges the AMD Ryzen slightly ahead of Intel’s Core i9 chip for video editing.

Microsoft Surface Book 2

+$05. Microsoft Surface Book 2


中央处理器:英特尔酷睿i7 |显卡:英特尔UHD图形620 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 |内存:16GB |屏幕:15英寸PixelSense(3240x2160)|存储:256GB - 1TB SSD


+$You don't need to be in the film industry to know that the sequel is rarely as good as the original. But quite unlike Jaws, Speed and The Exorcist, theMicrosoft Surface Book 2+$is a definite improvement on the first generation.

实际上,微软Surface Book 2仅仅是推翻XPS 15以获得最佳Windows笔记本电脑进行视频编辑。但是,当谈到二合一笔记本电脑平板电脑混合动力车时,没有更好的。给15英寸屏幕一个拖轮,它可以令人满意地从键盘上分离出来,使你可以将它用作一个巨大的平板电脑。如果您正在进行的工作要传递到桌子上,那就很方便了。但是,随着Surface Pen手写笔的出现,它还意味着您可以使用触摸屏进行更多控制,实现无缝视频编辑。

研究Surface Book的规格表,它在每一行都令人印象深刻。 3,240 x 2,160分辨率显示器比市场上的大多数笔记本电脑(包括现有的每台MacBook)都要清晰,4K镜头看起来就像你想象的那样。 GPU和Nvidia GeForce芯片组的出现使其在图形部门得到了进一步提升,而RAM堆栈和最先进的英特尔处理器(均可配置)使其成为处理怪物。

如果赞美的话继续被价格标签的数量淹没,那么原始的Surface Book仍然可用,并且仍然可以成为任何视频编辑器的合格伴侣。你必须选择13.5英寸的屏幕,但节省的费用可以达到很大。

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Apple MacBook Air (2018)

+$06. Apple MacBook Air (2018)

+$The Air is now more powerful but just as portable

中央处理器:+$8th generation Intel Core i5 – i7 (dual-core / quad-core) |显卡:英特尔UHD图形617内存:+$8 - 16GB |屏幕:+$13.3-inch, 2,560 x 1,600 Retina display |存储:+$128GB - 1.5TB SSD

+$Core i5 can handle video editing
+$Still as portable as ever
+$Still no quad-core option
+$No longer the affordable option

+$Before 2018, the MacBook Air was Apple’s most affordable Mac, but only capable of basic video editing as it hadn’t been updated for years. That all has changed. The+$newest MacBook Air+$now has a high-resolution display, faster eight generation dual-core processor and more memory, all of which make a big difference to its video editing credentials. Unfortunately, it’s no longer the affordable option it once was, but it could still be called Apple’s most portable video editing laptop.

MSI Prestige P65 Creator

+$07. MSI Prestige P65 Creator

+$Super slim and super powerful

中央处理器:+$8th generation Intel Core i7 |显卡:+$Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 (Max-Q) |内存:+$8 - 16GB |屏幕:+$13.3-inch, 2,560 x 1,600 Retina display |存储:+$128GB - 1.5TB SSD

+$Fast processor and graphics
+$Looks Great
+$Screen wobbles a bit
+$144Hz screen more suited to gaming

+$MSI has delivered the goods here with the Prestige P65 Creator, a fantastically light laptop that looks as great as it performs. An optional six-core Intel processor, Nvidia GeForce graphics card (up to a GTX 1070) along with 16GB of memory will make your footage render at super fast speeds. It has some great visual touches, with chamfered edges around the chassis, and a lovely large trackpad. If you snag the limited edition version, you can get a 144Hz screen as well.

 HP Pavilion 15

+$08. HP Pavilion 15

最佳的视频编辑笔记本电脑,价格低于500英镑/ 500美元

中央处理器:AMD双核A9 APU - 英特尔酷睿i7 |显卡:AMD Radeon R5 - Nvidia GTX 1050 |内存:6GB - 16GB |屏幕:15.6英寸高清(1366x768) - FHD(1920x1080);触摸可选|存储:512GB SSD - 1TB硬盘


+$It isn't easy to find a decently specced laptop with a large screen and still get change from £500/$500. But that trusty stalwart HP has somehow managed to produce a cheap laptop that isn't a disaster zone: the HP Pavilion 15. This isn't one for the pros, but if you're a beginner or keen amateur learning the ropes of video editing, the Pavilion is a good choice. Even the entry-level models have loads of storage for rolls of footage, and a little extra cash can get you more RAM, a better Intel processor or a full HD display.

Lenovo Yoga 720

+$09. Lenovo Yoga 720

用于视频编辑的最佳Windows笔记本电脑约为1,000英镑/ 1,000美元

中央处理器:英特尔酷睿i5-i7 |显卡:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 |内存:8GB - 16GB |屏幕:15.6英寸FHD(1920x1080) - UHD(3840x2160)|存储:256GB-512GB SSD


+$Lenovo Yoga 720+$hits a real sweet spot between price tag and capabilities. It may not quite have the power or street smarts of the premium machines from Apple, Microsoft or Dell, but there's much to like – including the smaller impact it will have on your bank balance.

它设法提供全高清15英寸显示屏,适用于接近盛大的地方,如果不是下的话。使用Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050显卡作为标准配置,您将能够尝试与那些功能更强大的机器不同的效果。它没有任何精英表面,铝制外壳和背光键盘通常是更昂贵的笔记本电脑。


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