The best Mac for video editing

Apple has a wide range of machines ideal for video editing, with the M3 chipped version at the top of this list for its sheer power combined with portability. But you may not need this beast, depending on your personal workflow – not every user is a studio-quality editor, so our second pick is a close runner up that we think it's best for most people. You can choose between desktop Macs and MacBooks for video editing due to their versatility and powerful M2 or M3 chips.

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Erlingur Einarsson

Erlingur writes and edits reviews for an endless stream of laptops. He knows power, performance, display and battery life (the key components for a good video editing laptop). So he is perfectly placed to handpick machines for this list, and advise on who they're best suited to.

MacBook Pro M1 Max 2021: An affordable whack of powerCreative Bloq score:MacBook Pro 16-inch M1 review

MacBook Pro M1 Max 2021: An affordable whack of power
Sure, it isn't new. In fact its two iterations old. But it's a hefty whack of power – more than enough to handle most video editing tasks with ease, and you'll get a great price on it nowadays. The 16-inch screen is glorious, too. Apple doesn't make it anymore, so you'll need to sniff one out from a third-party retailer.

Creative Bloq score: 5/5

See our MacBook Pro 16-inch M1 review here

Erlingur Einarsson
Tech Reviews Editor

Erlingur is the Tech Reviews Editor on Creative Bloq. Having worked on magazines devoted to Photoshop, films, history, and science for over 15 years, as well as working on Digital Camera World and Top Ten Reviews in more recent times, Erlingur has developed a passion for finding tech that helps people do their job, whatever it may be. He loves putting things to the test and seeing if they're all hyped up to be, to make sure people are getting what they're promised. Still can't get his wifi-only printer to connect to his computer.