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Best Video Editing Laptops of 2019


When it comes to editing videos on a laptop, there is no way that you can manage it with a regular, inexpensive device. Video editing software is one of the heaviest that can be run on a laptop but it does require some specific features in the laptop that can support it. The laptop needs to be pretty powerful with a superfast processor and strong graphics.

Even till a few years back there were not a lot of options available for laptops that support social media video production. Fortunately, now, there is no dearth of such laptops in the market. Check out our picks for the best video editing laptops of 2019 below:


1. MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Apple has earned a reputation for manufacturing some of the robust devices whether they are iPhones, MacBooks or more.

The MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is a laptop that easily makes for the number 1 choice for most laptop buyers. It is equipped with the Intel Core i7 CPU along with a Radeon Pro 460 GPU which makes for a super-fast processor and a brighter and clearer display.

However, it is the added Touch Bar feature that sets this laptop apart from its competitors. The Touch Bar makes it really convenient for the user to add filters or scrap some effects from the video without exiting the full screen again and again.

The MacBook’s 15-inch screen is more than sufficient for long hours of video editing and it is also light enough to be easily carried around. Long battery life and sharp retina display are some other advantages of using the Macbook Pro with Touch Bar.


2. Dell XPS 15

The Dell XPS 15 comes with the 8th generation Intel Core i7-8750H hexa-core processor accompanied by the latest Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics. The 15.6-inch screen with 4k HD graphics is also something that adds a significant amount of advantage to using this laptop for video editing over any other.

The 16GB RAM and the 256GB of SSD storage are also two factors that prove to be really helpful when you want to do some fast editing and save the large video files in your laptop itself. Moreover, considering the fact that it has a 15.6 inch screen size, the laptop is still relatively light at only about 4 pounds and therefore makes for a great travel laptop as well.


3. Microsoft Surface Book 2

If you are looking for a more versatile laptop, you can consider the Microsoft Surface Book 2 which is one of the few 2-in-1 laptops that is built for handling the heavy video editing software.

It comes in 13-inch and 15-inch variants but if you are buying it exclusively for video editing, you should go for the 15-inch model. Not only does the bigger screen size make for a better editing experience, the 15-inch model also comes with the NVidia GTX 1060 GPU and 6GB DDR5 graphics. On the other hand, the 13-inch model has the GTX 1050 GPU and only 2GB VRAM.

The Surface Book is equipped with the newest 8th Gen Intel Core i7 quad-core processor and can be configured with up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD. It is also capable of playing high-quality 4K videos so that you can see every minute detail of the video.


4. Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme

The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme is the Lenovo X series’ most popular laptops and has played a great role in making this series of laptops popular. It is set up with the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU along with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GPU and 64GB of RAM. The 15.6-inch screen can play 1080p videos in 4K that makes for some truly amazing video editing experience.

What adds to this laptop’s advantage is the fact that it meets the 12 MIL-STD-810G standards which means that it is a durable and long lasting laptop. It comes with the rest of the bells and whistles too including a fingerprint reader, facial recognition, minimum possible weight etc. The only drawback of this Lenovo model is that it runs warm, especially when working on video editing software for long hours.

5. Asus Zenbook Pro 15

The Asus Zenbook Pro 15 is one of the few laptop models in the market that are equipped with the latest Intel Core i9-8950HK CPU. It also comes with an Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti GPU and some pretty powerful specs overall including the 4K display resolution.

It is a stylishly designed laptop whose sleek design is something worth showing off. The screenpad is one of its unique features that comes in the form of a secondary display where you can open up other applications even in the middle of the video editing exercise. The below average battery life of this laptop can prove to be a bit of a problem though.


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