Best Laptops For Video Editing(Including 4K models) of 2017

If you are planning to buy best laptops for video editing than this article will surely help you. Most popular video editing softwares are CyberLink PowerDirector, MAGIX Movie Edit Pro, Corel VideoStudio, Pinnacle Studio, AVS Video Editor, MoviePlus, Adobe Premiere Elements, Wondershare Filmora, Nero Video, VideoPad, Final cut pro x. Now before you start looking for a laptop for video editing purposes, you should decide what really do you need. Which software you want to use or on what video resolution you want to work. If you want to edit 1080p videos than an i3 processor can easily do it. But wait for HEVC hardware encoding Intel i5 or i7 quad core processor is needed. In other words for editing UHD(4K) or for Multi Camera editing Intel Core i7 processor is recommended, but one more thing you should consider that instead of going with dual core CPU you should go with a Quad Core CPU. Now talking about the RAM if you want to edit 1080p videos than 8GB RAM is recommended but if you want to edit UHD(4K) videos than minimum 16GB RAM is recommended. Talking about the graphics you need at least 4GB VRAM for editing 4K videos. For faster video editing and rendering you should go with a laptop having SSD otherwise you can go with HDD having good speed. You can also checkout best laptops for photo editing.

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List Of Best Laptops For Video Editing

Lenovo Legion Y720 80VR002HUS

 Lenovo Legion Y720 is laptop that comes with True-4K display if you are looking for one. It is powered by 2.8GHz 7th gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor. It comes with 16GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD@5400 rpm which is slow in terms of speed. It features 15.6 inch 4K(UHD) display. The graphics are powered by 6GB Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 GPU. It also comes with Thunderbolt III port. The audio is powered by Dolby Home Theater with two JBL speakers and a sub woofer for better sound. The weight of the laptop is 7 pounds.

  • 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD@5400 rpm
  • Windows 10 OS
  • No Optical drive
  • 15.6 inch UHD(4K) IPS display
  • 6GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU
  • Thunderbolt III port
  • Multi Color RGB backlit Keyboard
  • VR Ready

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Dell Inspiron 15 7000

This is the only laptop under this budget with GTX 1060 GPU. This is powered by 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7300HQ quad core processor. It comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB SSD. It runs on Windows 10 OS out of the box. It features 15.6 inch Full HD IPS display. The graphics are powered by 6GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU. The weight of the laptop is 6.3 pounds. The advantage with this one is that its build quality is really great and it gives good battery backup. Apart from this it also comes with Thunderbolt 3 port. The con with this one is that it comes with only 8GB RAM.

  • 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • Windows 10 OS
  • No Optical drive
  • 15.6 inch Full HD IPS display
  • 6GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU
  • Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Red Backlit Keyboard

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Acer Aspire VX 15 VX5-591G-75RM

It is powered by 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad core Kabylake processor. It comes with 16GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB SSD. It runs on Windows 10 OS out of the box. It features 15.6 inch Full HD display. It doesn’t comes with optical drive. It is powered by 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU. The weight of the laptop is 5.5 pounds. It gives upto 6 hours of battery backup. It is one of the best laptops for video editing.

  • 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • Windows 10 OS
  • No Optical drive
  • 15.6 inch Full HD display
  • 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU
  • USB Type C port

Lenovo Y520 80WK00HSUS

 The Lenovo Y520 is the latest gaming series laptop by Lenovo which is powered by 7th gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad core processor. It has 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB SSD. It runs on Windows 10 OS out of the box. It features 15.6 inch Full HD IPS display. The graphics are powered by latest 10th series Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GPU. The weight of the laptop is 5.3 pounds. It also comes with Red backlit keyboard and audio is powered by 2 JBL speakers. The disadvantage with this one is that it is not user upgradeable. In order to upgrade its storage you have to visit Lenovo Care or you should have to contact a certified technician otherwise the warranty will be void. In order to get better performance it is advisable to add 8GB RAM more.

  • 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor Check benchmarks
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • Windows 10 OS
  • No Optical drive
  • 15.6 inch Full HD IPS display
  • 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU Check framerates
  • USB Type C port
  • Red Backlit Keyboard

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Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-51-79DZ

 This laptop is powered by 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad core processor. It comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM and 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD@5400 rpm. It runs on Windows 10 OS out of the box. It features 15.6 inch Full HD IPS display. The graphics are powered by 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU. The weight of the laptop is 6 pounds. It gives upto 7 hours of battery backup. The advantage with this laptop is more storage and the only con with this laptop is that the speed of hard drive is really slow.

  • 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor Check benchmarks
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD@5400 rpm
  • Windows 10 OS
  • No Optical drive
  • 15.6 inch Full HD IPS display
  • 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU Check framerates
  • USB Type C port
  • Red Backlit Keyboard

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MSI GL62M 7RE-407

 It is powered by 7th gen Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor. It comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB SSD. It runs on Windows 10 OS out of the box. It features 15.6 inch Full HD display. It doesn’t comes with Optical drive. It is powered by 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU. The weight of the laptop is 5.3 pounds.The disadvantage with this one is that it doesn’t comes with IPS display, it comes with TN panel.

  • Intel Core i5 7300HQ processor
  • 8 GB DDR4 RAM
  • 4 GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU
  • 256GB SSD
  • 15.6 inch full HD display
  • Windows 10 OS
  • No Optical drive

Acer Aspire E15 E5-575G-57D4

It is powered by 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7200U processor. It comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB SSD. It runs on Windows 10 OS out of the box. It features 15.6 inch Full HD display. It is powered by 2GB Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU. It also comes with Optical drive. The weight of the laptop is 5.3 pounds. It gives upto 12 hours of battery backup. The only con with this one its TN panel but you can’t expect more in this price.

  • 7th Gen Intel Core i5 7200U processor
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • Windows 10 OS
  • 15.6 inch full HD display
  • Optical drive
  • 2GB Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU
  • 12 hours of battery backup

So this is the list of best laptops for video editing. If you have any suggestions or queries do leave it in the comments below.

2 Comments
  1. Reply
    Norman Woo November 14, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Great review. I’m looking at buying the Lenovo Legion Y720 80VR002HUS.

    Can you confirm what is the maximum memory it can take? When googling this model, I get conflicting results. Some say 16G and other say 32G.

    I’m editing both HD and 4K footages

    Regards
    Norman

    • Reply
      Rahul November 14, 2017 at 7:39 pm

      the max memory it support is 32gb

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