2021 Top 5 laptops for Video Editing

2021 Top 5 laptops for Video Editing


If you are editing 4K or 8K quality video, it is good to have a high-performance video editing laptop. Although it is possible to edit video on a low-end laptop, you will feel frustrated by lag during editing or taking a long time to render.Unless you’re a professional video editor, you’ll be able to edit videos below 4K with the LG Gram i5-i7 or MacBook Air M1. (However, the LG gram i3 is not enough, and this was mentioned in the ‘LG gram review’.)In particular, the MacBook Air M1 is a model that is praised for its ability to perform video editing excellently at the price of 10400.15$. If you are a YouTuber who shoots and edits videos with a cell phone camera, there is no reason to buy an expensive laptop. The MacBook Air M1 should suffice.However, if you want to create somewhat complicated editing effects with a more professional camera, you need to purchase a high-end laptop. You’ll need a good CPU and graphics card, as well as a high-resolution display.

Dell XPS 15

Dell XPS 15
Dell XPS 15

The first is the Dell XPS 15. This is the model mentioned in the designer laptop recommendation article. You can think of the price point as being slightly cheaper than the 16-inch MacBook Pro.

  • CPU : Intel i5/Core i7
  • GPU : Intel 630/ Nvidia GTX 1050Ti
  • RAM : 8GB/16GB/32GB
  • Strong 1TB HDD or 256/512/1TB SSD
  • Display : 15.6″(1080p/4K/4K OLED)
  • Size 13.6″x9.1″x0.7″
  • Weight : 4.5 pounds

+ Attractive premium chassis
+ Bright, vivid, super high-res Display
+ Great overall and graphics performance
+ Good battery life for a 4k laptops
The aluminum Dell XPS 15 is a pretty laptop. With a weight of 2KG, it cannot be said to be light, but considering the size of the display, it is not heavy either.With a color gamut of close to 132%, the display on the Dell XPS 15 is definitely eye-catching. The maximum brightness is also comparable to that of the MacBook Pro at 434 nits, and you can get the impression that the display is very clear. With Nvidia’s GTX 1650 Ti GPU and Intel’s i7 core, the overall performance is also excellent.If you watch the video above, you can feel just how great the display of the Dell XPS 15 is. It is said that the battery lasts about 12 hours and 20 minutes when the video is played. Considering that the battery life of other laptops is usually around 10 hours, I think that’s plenty.The CPU, GPU, and display of Dell XPS 15 are specifications that can edit any video without any problem. However, as mentioned above, the price is comparable to that of the 16-inch MacBook Pro, so it is not recommended for those on a tight budget. Please refer to the link below for prices.

MacBook Air M1

MacBook Air M1
MacBook Air M1
  • CPU : Apple M1 (8 core)
  • GPU Integrated 7 core GPU
  • RAM : 8GB
  • Strong 256PCIe SSD
  • Display : 13.3″(2560×1600)
  • Size 1197″x8.36″x0.63″

The MacBook Air M1 is the perfect model for editing sub-4K video clips. The price is around 1.2 million won, and it is not too burdensome, so it is expected that many YouTubers will use it in the future.As anyone who has started YouTube knows, even a smartphone camera can produce high-quality videos. Economic YouTuber Shin Saimdang is also said to be shooting with the Galaxy S10 camera even though he has 1 million subscribers. Without using expensive equipment, if the content is good, it can be successful. Besides Shin Siamang, many YouTubers say that there is no need to buy expensive cameras. Rather, it is said that the microphone is more important than the camera.

The MacBook Air M1 is the perfect specification for editing smartphone camera videos. It is a model that will be popular with many solo YouTubers because it can perform 4K video editing without difficulty. However, the screen size or display of the MacBook Air M1 may be insufficient in the area of ​​​​professional editing. In particular, since the built-in graphics card of the MacBook Air M1 is not exceptional, it is not suitable for editors who need a high-performance graphics card. Also, for those who work all day video editing, the MacBook Air M1 isn’t the best choice.
However, for those who do not work on video editing and do YouTube as a hobby, the MacBook Air M1 is considered the best choice. It weighs 1.3kg and is very light, and the battery lasts more than 10 hours, making it a flawless laptop in many ways.

MacBook pro 16 inch

MacBook pro 16 inch
MacBook pro 16 inch
  • CPU : Intel Core i7/Core i9
  • GPU : AMD Radeon 5300M/5500M
  • RAM : 16GB/32GB/64GB
  • Strong /512/1TB/2TB SSD
  • Display : 16″(3072×1920)
  • Size 14.1″x9.7″x0.7″
  • Weight : 4.3pounds.

+ Radically improved Magic Keyboard.
+ Immersive 16-inch Display with slimmer bezel.
+ Beastly performance
Display not 4k
No Full-size USB port or SD card slot

Among Apple laptops, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is by far the best. AMD’s GPU is also loaded, so you won’t feel any stuttering on the screen when editing video. It weighs about 2 kg, which is heavier than air. However, since it came out quite thin at 0.6 inches, it is light compared to the 16-inch size.Due to the superior CPU and GPU performance, rendering time will also be less than on the MacBook Air. In many ways, it’s an attractive laptop for anyone who specializes in video editing. The battery life is similar to that of the MacBook Air, and it can last for about 10 to 12 hours when a video is played.In summary, the display performance is slightly better on the Dell XPS 15. The display of the Dell XPS 15 is, as mentioned above, the best value for money. However, the audio quality is better than the 16-inch MacBook Pro. It is said that the volume and sense of space of the sound are perceived better.

Alienware Area-51m

Alienware Area-51m
Alienware Area-51m
  • CPU : Intel 8th Gen Core i7/9th Gen Core i7/Core i9
  • GPU : Nvidia RTX 2060/2070/2080
  • RAM : 8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB
  • Strong : 1TB HDD or 512/1TB/2TB SSD
  • Display : 17.3″(1080p/4K)
  • Size 16.1″x15.9″x0.7″
  • Weight : 8.5 pounds.

+ Stunning space station aesthetic
+ Excellent graphic and overall performance
+ All major components upgradable
Exorbitantly expensive

Since it is a laptop designed for gaming laptops from the beginning, its performance is unmatched. It boasts high speed by mounting Intel’s powerful CPU and Nvidia’s RTX 2060 GPU. In Handbrake Benchmark, which measures video conversion speed, it also set a record by converting 4K video to 1080p in 6 minutes. You also don’t have to worry about speaker performance. Gamers are as sensitive to hearing as they are to sight. Because it is a laptop made for gamers, it boasts the highest quality sound Gaming laptops are inherently GPU and display sensitive. If the laptop does not meet the specifications required by the game, the game is often interrupted. The smoother the transitions in the game, the better the gaming laptop is.

HP Specter x360

HP Specter x360
HP Specter x360
  • CPU : Intel Core i7
  • GPU : Nvidia MX 150/GTX 1050Ti
  • RAM : 8GB/16GB
  • Strong : 256/512/1TB SSD
  • Display : 15.6″(4K)
  • Size 14.2″x9.8″x0.8″

+ Sexy Design
+ Colorful panel
+ Comfortable keyboard
+ Solid performance
+ Excellent battery life
Display could be brighter
Muddy Speakers
The HP Specter x360 is priced below. It uses Intel’s i7 CPU and Nvidia’s GPU. The display is also evaluated as being very clear and colorful with 4K image quality. However, it has also been criticized for giving the impression that it is rather distracting, perhaps because of the excessive sharpness. Since it weighs 2 kg, it cannot be said that it is portable. However, the battery that lasts more than 8 hours, the screen size of 15.6-inch, and the very comfortable keyboard make up for the shortcomings of weight.

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