The best laptops for video editing

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Three of the best laptops for video editing

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1. Best overall: MacBook Pro (M3)
2. Best budget: MacBook Air (M2)
3. Best Windows: ASUS ProArt
4. Portable: Dell Precision 5470
5. 2-in-1: Surface Laptop Studio 2
6. Best gaming: Acer Predator Helios
7. Best dual-screen: ASUS Zenbook Duo
8. Best workstation: MSI Creator Z17
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The best laptops for video editing have colour-accurate displays with a high brightness level and powerful CPUs and GPUs that can handle processing-hungry applications such as DaVinci Resolve and Adobe After Effects (or your choice of the best video editing software). You'll also generally want at least 16GB RAM (32GB is better) to avoid lags. 

Framework - Great modular laptop

Framework - Great modular laptop
Framework is a unique laptop in that you can hot-swap components in and out depending on your requirements, which makes it uniquely useful to video editors who need to multitask. Add to it the compact, easy-to-carry design, and you've got yourself a very useful video-editing workmate.
Read our 4.5-star review

ASUS Vivobook Pro 16 - Great budget option for Windows users

ASUS Vivobook Pro 16 - Great budget option for Windows users
The ASUS Vivobook Pro 16 is a great multi-purpose laptop for creatives, including students in design-related industries, with the OLED screen complementing any video work perfectly. It has plenty of processing power, and the dedicated GPU keeps all visual tasks running smoothly. It's not got the best battery life, but that's a small price to pay.
Read our 4.5-star review

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