Our craft is quickly evolving together with technology, and some things that seemed quite impossible in the past are now becoming mainstream and ubiquitous. One of the tasks that have evolved the most is video editing. A few years ago no one would think of editing on a home desktop, and the idea of considering a laptop for editing your clips was just plain stupid.
But now as portable computers get more and more powerful, our workflow evolves consequentially. May it be for quick reference cuts in on the go, that last edit the client asked, or a quick grade on set just to have the feeling of it, now you can do it. But which brand or model should you pick? Here are five suggestions provided by 10BestOnes that should give you a good starting point and help you narrow down the viable options while doing your research.
The Aspire is a basic choice, a nice classic laptop with a good combination of materials, plastic, aluminum, and a muted black look good for any kind of work environment.
The Intel H series CPUs and the 1050 and 1050Ti are supported by DDR4 RAM and dual storage option (typically a fast SSD for the main system and a larger mechanical drive for storage). The machine has good build quality, with not much flex on the chassis. The matte display and the backlit keyboard are a nice finishing touch to the whole bundle.
The aluminum unibody hosts a very nice system. Right off the bat, the design is fascinating, and a couple of speakers with a nice and wide trackpad strike the eye. A complete selection of ports is at your disposal, from HDMI to Thunderbolt 3. The beefy GTX1070 is more than capable of driving the fantastic display, a beautiful 144Hz Full HD panel.
XPS is synonymous of high quality in Dell’s laptop portfolio. A few years ago prosumers were blown away by the Infinite display technology, Dell’s name for the almost invisible bezel around the screen that allowed to reduce the footprint of the laptop considerably.
Not only that, the quality of the panel is high, and the 4K version (touchscreen too!) is absolutely gorgeous with 100% of Adobe RGB. Inside it sports up to Intel’s i9 series, and blazingly fast SSD alongside GTX1050 GPU. Good selection of ports and a discrete battery life close the deal.
The MacBook doesn’t’ need much of a presentation, it is one of the most beautiful laptops out here. Reliable, sturdy and aimed at creators. It has only 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports making it mandatory to have a couple of dongles with you, but the enormous trackpad is one of the best in the world.
Performance wise it has a very good display, Intel’s latest generation up to the i9 CPU, coupled with Radeon graphics. Depending on how much you boost the configuration, you may get a sky-high price tag.
The winner is Asus with its Strix. It’s 24mm thin case hold a GTX1070 inside, together with a top of the line hexa-core Intel. The screen is “only” a 120Hz and not all may like it, but it’s a good panel. The beefy specification can handle a massive amount of gaming or video editing without overheating.
A decent trackpad completes the package, a nice all-rounder machine. A warning, though. Check your spec list as there are a lot of different part combinations available, so make sure that you won’t get the wrong one.
Asus Rog Strix Highlights
2.2 GHz Intel Core i7-8750H Six-Core
16GB DDR4 RAM | 256GB SSD + 1TB SSHD
17.3″ 1920 x 1080 144 Hz G-Sync Display
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)
SD Card Reader
USB 3.1 Gen 2 | HDMI 1.4 | Mini DP
802.11ac Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.1
Gigabit Ethernet Port
RGB (4-Zone) Keyboard
Windows 10 Home (64-Bit) | PureOS
What is your favorite video editing laptop in 2019? Let us know in the comments below.