Updated on 2 August 2013 by

The best notebooks for video editing can combine excellent multitasking speed with professional display quality.

Processing speed is foremost in importance for video editors so, a processor with four cores would greatly benefit the performance of heavy applications like video editing and designing that involve rigorous processing. An Intel Core i3 or Core i5 supported by 8 GB RAM would be the ideal choice, although you could make do with a 4GB RAM size as long as it is expandable.

The second most essential element for video editors is the picture clarity; this can be achieved to an extent by a large 14 to 17 inch screen of good resolution, but more importantly it's the presence of a good graphic card of at least 512 MB dedicated memory integrated into the system that enhances video quality..

Furthermore, a large hard disk capacity is essential for storing editing software along with the multifarious other files and programs necessary for editing. The best notebook for video editing is also eliminate the need for external headphones by including good inbuilt speakers.


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MSI Slim GS70
ASUS G750JX
Dell Alienware 17(June 2013)
Razer Blade 14
ASUS N550JV
MSI Slim GS70 2OD-002US Gaming Laptop
ASUS G750JX-DB71 17.3-Inch Laptop
Dell Alienware 17 Laptop
Razer Blade 14-Inch Laptop
ASUS N550JV-DB72T 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop
$2,218
$1,000
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Release Date
Aug 2013
Jun 2013
Jun 2013
Jun 2013
Jul 2013
Processor Speed
2.4 GHz
2.4 GHz
3.0 GHz
2.2 GHz
2.4 GHz
Installed RAM
16384.0 MB
16384.0 MB
16384.0 MB
8192.0 MB
8192.0 MB
Display Size
17.3 in.
17.3 in.
17.3 in.
14.0 in.
15.6 in.
Graphic Processor
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M, Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M - 3 GB GDDR5 SDRAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750 2G DDR3
Display
17.3 inches, Widescreen, 1920 x 1080
17.3 in. LED backlight
17.3 in. WLED HD+ Anti-Glare
14.0 in. HD LED backlight
15.6 in. FHD
Hard Drive
1256 GB, HDD, SSD
1024 GB 5400 rpm HDD, 256 GB SSD
256GB mSATA Boot + 750GB SATA 3Gb/s (7,200 RPM)
256GB SATA III
1TB (5400 RPM)
Installed Memory
16 GB
16 GB DDR3L SDRAM
16GB Dual Channel DDR3L
8GB DDR3L
8GB DDR3
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8
Windows 8
Windows 8
Windows 8
Windows 8
Processor
Core i7-4700HQ 2.4GHz, 2.4 MHz, Intel Core i7-4700MQ
Quad-Core Core i7 2.4 GHz
Core i7 3 GHz
Quad Core Core i7 2.2 GHz
Core i7-4702HQ 2.4 GHz
Laptop Type
Thin and Light Laptop, Gaming, Gaming Ultraportable
Gaming laptop
Gaming laptop
Thin and Light Laptop, Gaming laptop

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