Top 7 Best Laptop For Video Editing 2017


As self photos taking and videos recording become more familiar among many people in the world, the technology development rises to fit in the new trend which is happening in the society. Many people now have sophisticated gadget to capture the most attractive and unforgettable moments. Some people prefer to take some pictures but some other choose to film the moments and events into videos so now many creative programmers create many apps or softwares to make and edit the videos into beautiful, classic, or more attractive ones.

The applications or softwares for editing the videos can be found in handphones and laptops. Those apps and softwares can be downloaded free or if you want to buy the pro softwares for creating a short or long movies you need to buy the full version.

The trend of creating and editing the videos make this activity leads to the chance of earning money. Many people invest their times to study and practice to record and edit everything including about their daily life and post it through social media like Instagram, Facebook, Vlive, or Vlog. Those who like to make a short movie or ads to be posted on YouTube, need more gadgets to support their interests. To become a professional video creators and editors, you need to support your self with high end and more sophisticated laptop which is specialized for editing the videos. Because you will involve with the complex and heavy softwares which require more RAM storage and hard drives, graphic cards, and also processor. You have to make sure some components integrated should be able to cover the performances of the editing.

If you are a newbie in doing this activity, but you don’t know where to start? Or you are going to be a professional who earns money from making and editing the videos, here are best recommended laptop for video editing from different brands.

Apple MacBook Pro MLW72LL/A

Apple MacBook Pro MLW72LL_A

Apple MacBook Pro MLW72LLMain Specs
Display15.4 inches
OSMac OS Sierra
Processor2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
GPUIntel Iris Graphics 550
Memory8GB 2133MHz memory
Storage256GB PCIe-based SSD


Last price update: 2017-08-04 05:32:19
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ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW-US71

ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW-US71

ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW-US71Main Specs
Display15.6 inches
OSWindows 10 (64 bit) Home
ProcessorSkylake Intel Core i7­-6700HQ 2.6 GHz Quad­core CPU (turbo to 3.5GHz)
GPUNvidia GTX960M GPU
Memory512GB SSD
Storage16GB DDR4 RAM


Last price update: 2017-08-04 05:23:51
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ASUS K501UW-AB78

ASUS K501UW-AB78

ASUS K501UW-AB78Main Specs
Display15.6 inches
OSWindows 10 Operating System.
ProcessorIntel Core i7-6500U 2.5GHz (6th-generation)
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Memory8GB RAM
Storage512GB SSD Storage


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Acer Convertible Laptop Aspire R 15

Acer Convertible Laptop Aspire R 15

Acer Convertible LaptopMain Specs
Display15.6 inches (1920 x 1080) Full HD – LED-backlit IPS display
OSWindows 10 Home
ProcessorIntel Core i7-7500U Processor (Up to 3.5GHz) 7th Generation
GPUNVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2 GB
Memory12GB DDR4 Memory
Storage256GB SSD


Last price update: 2017-08-04 05:23:35
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Samsung Notebook 9 NP900X5N-X01US

Samsung Notebook 9 NP900X5N-X01US img: Edward J. Doura on Feb 16, 2017 @amazon.com

Samsung Notebook 9 NP900X5N-Main Specs
Display15-Inches
OSWindows 10 Home
ProcessorIntel Core i7 processor (Newest 7th-gen)
GPUNVIDIA GeForce 940MX Graphics
Memory16 GB Memory
Storage256GB SSD Storage


Last price update: 2017-08-04 05:23:21
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Dell Inspiron 7000 Touchscreen Convertible Laptop

Dell Inspiron 7000 Touchscreen Convertible Laptop

Dell Inspiron 7000 LaptopMain Specs
Display13.3inches FHD (1920 x 1080 )touch screen
OSWindows 10
Processor7th Gen Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz
GPUIntel HD Graphics 620
Memory12GB DDR4 RAM
Storage256GB SSD


Last price update: 2017-08-04 05:23:06
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LG gram 14Z970 Touchscreen Laptop

LG gram 14Z970 Touchscreen Laptop

LG gram 14Z970Main Specs
DisplayTouch Screen 14 Inch Full HD IPS
OSWindows 10
ProcessorIntel Core i5 processor (7th Gen.)
GPUIntegrated
Memory8 GB
Storage256 SSD


Last price update: 2017-08-04 05:22:51

What Processor is Needed?

Processor or CPU is one of the main of hardwares that need to focus on because this processor is a controlling center of performance. Therefore, choosing the right machine to execute the operation of heavy and complex programs need the tough and reliable processor. This machine is expected to use for many hours without the laptop experiences the overheating. The high end chip is also intended to the users to be able to perform two or more applications of softwares altogether at the same time without being distracted with certain troubles like lagging, freezing, or crashing.

The popular CPU brands which are often used in portable computers are Intel and AMD. Intel is an old but high quality and expensive CPU which is recommended and trusted by many brands of gadgets. Intel has the system of operation which is able to slow down the temperature when the laptop starts to overheat. The latest higher level of processor in Intel still i5 Quad Core and Core i7. In terms of fast performance, Quad Core is more reliable than Dual Core processor. Many editing suites take the advantage of the extra threads afforded by Quad Core, which will allow you to greatly reduce your rendering time. So, if you are interested in buying a laptop for this purpose, you have to choose at least Intel i5 Quad Core processor in order your work will run smoothly and rapidly.But if you have a lot of money to buy more sophisticated gadget, then choose Intel I7 Quad Core machine for best performance. The operation system for this machines undergoes the multiple thread simultaneously and totally shows awesome performance. The laptop with i7 processor may excel with efficient and complicated multi tasks for executing the heavy softwares.

While AMD already shows significant development for its processor products especially the latest series of AMD, AMD Apu A and FX series. Those series show the great performance in terms of graphic and has the cooling system which will cool down the machine and the performance is more stable so that the laptop is no longer overheated if it is used for long time. AMD processor is quite inexpensive for the budget.

How much is Storage and Memory Required?

Hard drive (HDD) or solid state drive (SSD) are one of the most important hardwares in choosing the laptop whatever the purposes are. Involving the softwares where you need to edit and decode the videos requires big memory and hard drives. Having big hard drives will ease the process of exporting, converting, rendering the videos without making any noise. Those results of the process are saved in hard drives or solid data drives.

Nowadays, there are many laptops are completed by both of hard drive (HDD) and solid state drive (SSD). By having those HDD and SSD, the process of reading, writing, dan saving the data will be executed rapidly. To own both storages you need to spend more money. Some high end laptops with high level like i5 and i7 CPUs generally equipped with both hard drives and solid data drives (SSD). Many machines are completed with the standard hard drive 500 GB till the biggest size 1 TB and 2 TB hard drives to make you more at ease to save up your work. It will be more reliable and stable for you to choose 1 TB or 2 TB because this big storage will not worry you with the high definition (HD) videos to save.

Besides HDD or SSD, RAM or random access memory determines the power of the operation systems and multitasking executions. In performing some heavy video editing softwares requires the big size memory. It happens because the softwares installed use more RAM storage so that during video editing you will not be bothered by unstable performance like lagging, hanging, or crashing. The bigger RAM storage will increase the quality of the videos edited.

The standard RAM storage that this kind of laptop need to have is 4 GB. But, the bigger RAM the gadget has the merrier the results will have. The notebook brands have already provided the various RAM storage integrated in its each portable computer. There are 4 GB with DDR3, 6 GB with DDR3, 8 GB DDR4, 12 GB DDR4, and 16 GB of RAM with DDR4 equipped in the portable device. You just can choose which one is more suitable for doing this work because if you choose the bigger memory storage the performance of the processes in editing will run smoothly and you are going to be really satisfied with the result of your work.

The quality of RAM performance can be higher from RAM DDR3 to RAM DDR4 based on the needs of programs execution and the money you invest for buying this PC. DDR4 will boost the power of performance of your softwares and will no longer experiencing the troubles of slow even crashing performance once the applications are executed. DDR 3 has the maximum transfer speed from 800 to 2133 MHz. But those who want to boost more for the rapid speed transfer, DDR4 has maximum speed transfer from 2133 to 4266 MHz. DDR4 will be reliable and recommended for your PC with this purpose.

What Display and Screen Resolution are Recommended?

With all the ease in the access of technology, the computer brands also support their costumers with the ease of optional display series available in the market. If you are a mobile person who can do your job anywhere, there are 11 inch, 13 inch, and 14 inch displays whose designs are convertible and lightweight so that you will have no problem in carrying it. But if you are looking for comfortable space for your eyes to look and hands to move, the 15 inch and 17 inch displays will be great option to begin with. The bigger displays will broaden your sight from different viewing angles.

Among the smallest to the highest screen resolutions available, whether high definition (HD), full high definition (FHD), and ultra high definition (4 K and 8 K). These are 1280 to 720, 1366 to 768, 1440 to 900, 1600 to 900, 1680 to 1050, 1920 to 1080, 1920 to 1200, 2560 to 1440, and to the biggest 2560 to 1600 pixels, 2560 to 1440 pixels, 2880 to 1800 pixels, 3840 to 2160 pixels, 5120 to 2880 pixels screen resolutions. Each of screen resolution enables to perform the video editing, but for more reliable, faster, and more powerful in terms of viewing angles, the high definition (HD), full high definition (FHD), and 1920 x 1080 pixels, 2560 x 1440 pixels, 2560 x 1440 pixels, 2880 x 1800 pixels, 3840 x 2160 pixels and 5120 to 2880 pixels which enable to perform 4K and 8 K resolution of ultra high definition (UHD). You will enable to perform two programs applications or more in one display more comfortably.

What Graphic Cards are Supported?

There are many well known graphic cards from different brands which are recommended and spectacular which are compatible with the software programs in laptops for video editing. AMD from Radeon series, GeForce, Cuda, and Titan X from Nvidia series are considered as for best high definition graphic cards for every purpose. Graphic cards have big use and function especially the 3D design and help to ease the rendering process smoothly. The graphic cards now are getting upgraded in terms of performance to render the scenes which will be stored as the video. But, still if you are looking for the best and high end graphic card specifications, you must fit in your financial budget.

What Brands will be a Best Deal?

The brands of portable devices are popular because they have innovative and creative ideas in designing and creating the PCs. Apple is considered as the high end gadget brand from America because its products offered show quality and genuine ideas among the gadget freaks. This brand is quite popular with Macbook Pro series which is acknowledged by most of professionals as the best choice to work related to video editing even though this brand is quite expensive from the financial perspective.

In contrast, there are many other good brands who provide the similar notebooks which even higher specs but in terms of price is cheaper. Brands like Asus, Toshiba, Acer, HP, Lenovo, and Dell are quite recommended with the great and sophisticated hardware components integrated in their products. Their products have also been used by many newbies and professionals who just have limited budget perspective. Those brands also increase their values of their products by integrating the excellent and qualified hardwares which can compete with the similar products available in the market so that the customers will have many choices to which what brands will fit in best for the best video editing laptop.

How much Budget Needed?

To achieve high quality videos with the smooth and speedy performances during the exporting, converting, and rendering takes high end portable computer which has high level component hardwares like processor, graphic cards, RAM, hard drives, and screen resolution. To have a high end laptop which support those components, you need to spend much more money from your saving account to have that. The budget cost may vary from $1000 till $3,000. The price does you good. The quality of the performance will satisfy you more than money you have spent.

If you don’t mind with the standard quality of the work results and slower rendering time during the processes of editing, there are plenty of portable computer brands in the market which are offered their products with affordable price. The price may vary from $500 till $899. It will be your own choice which device will be more beneficial more you? The expensive one or the cheap one.




    1. Veronica Wanjiru February 1, 2017 at 5:56 am

      I want a Lenovo laptop for editing with awsome specs
      Kindly advise one it should be affordable

      • andrea February 3, 2017 at 1:57 pm

        Seeing this one, Lenovo IdeaPad 700. It has awesome specs for laptop under $1000.
        Its specs:
        Core i7-6700HQ Quad-Core
        RAM: 16.0GB
        HDD: 1TB 5400 RPM
        SSD: 256GB
        GPU: 4 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M

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