Updated January 17, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best Laptops For Video Editing

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We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. If you need to do some creative work on the go, you're going to want one of these laptops for video editing. They boast incredible displays, high-powered graphics cards, and boatloads of RAM to let you run large, complicated programs for sequence assembly, audio mixing, color grading, and special effects. We've ranked them here by their speed, reliability, and portability. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best laptops for video editing on Amazon.

10. Predator Triton 700 Epic Gaming

9. Acer Predator 17-Inch G9

8. HP Omen 17t Premium

7. MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US 15.6-Inch

6. Dell XPS 15-Inch 9570

5. Alienware 17-Inch R5 Supreme

4. MSI GT75 8RG Titan

3. Lenovo ThinkPad P71 Workstation

2. Asus ROG 17-Inch GL703GS

1. Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch

Editor's Notes

December 20, 2018: Apple's top model offers too much reliability in its performance to be usurped by Windows machines that might technically have better specs, especially for Final Cut users or anyone who lives and dies by convenient keyboard shortcuts. Among other options Asus and Lenovo have some serious hardware on the market, though the differences as you go down the list of their competitors are rather minimal.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on January 17, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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