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Experts Tell Us the Best Laptop For Video Editing Under 1000

This article showcases our top picks for the Best Laptop For Video Editing Under 1000. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below).

We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

2020 Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15.6″ HD Touchscreen Premium Laptop

This product was recommended by Ann Young from Fix The Photo

This laptop is great for gaming, photo editing, and video editing. It has a 15.6 HD Touchscreen, 20GB RAM, 10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor, and Intel UHD Graphics, to name a few awesome factors. It’s very light, weighing 4lbs, so easy for me to slide into my handbag and go about my day. The speed and memory are top-notch and allows me to do my work at the high caliber that I drive for.


HP Pavilion Gaming 15-Inch Micro-Edge Laptop

This product was recommended by Caroline Lee from CocoSign

This system is predominantly designed with high-grade Graphics and tremendous processing power to help you balance between work and play. The system is powered by a 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5-9300H processor, designed for serious gaming, editing, and multitasking on Windows.


ASUS ROG Strix G15

This product was recommended by Caroline Lee from CocoSign

The ROG Strix G15 has a streamlined design and is specially designed for serious gaming and multitasking on Windows 10. It has the latest 10th Gen Intel Core CPU and an NVIDIA GeForce GPU with high-FPS power that takes gives you an advantage of the blazing-fast display.


ASUS UX333FA-AB77 ZenBook 13 Ultra Slim Laptop

This product was recommended by Charles McMillan from Stand With Main Street

The features of this laptop reshape the definition of budget laptops. Asus Zenbook 13 featuring 8th generation Intel Core i5-8265U processor and 8GB of RAM make it capable of handling heavy tasks and even those with complexity. It has awesome battery life and has 1080p screen which are very important for video editors.


OMEN by HP 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop

This product was recommended by Harriet Chan from CocoFinder

The OMEN HP 15.6-inch is an outstanding choice if you need a laptop under $1000 for editing videos. With its 8th Generation intel core i5-8300H processor, it has excellent performance for editing videos and gaming. You’ll appreciate its 2.3GHz-4.0GHz, as well. It provides a sizable 15.6-inch screen with 1920×1080 HD resolution. The delightful aesthetic design mixed with a solid build quality is another massive benefit. Even better, the laptop gives you a reliable 10 hours and 45 minutes of battery life.


2020 Newest Acer Aspire 5

This product was recommended by Harriet Chan from CocoFinder

Next up is an affordable laptop for video editing running well below $1000. It has a nice display providing 1920 x 1080 HD resolution. The screen itself is LED-backlit, as well. It has an intel core i7-8565u up to 4.6 GHz, intel UHD 620, 256GB PCLe SSD, and 8GB DDR4 RAM. You’ll also find the built-in webcam useful. With a 256GB SSD hard drive, it has an immense amount of storage for its price range.


Newest Dell G5 SE 5505 15.6″ FHD IPS

This product was recommended by Brandon Wachs from Shark Eyes, Inc.

A great gaming laptop that has all the features needed for video editing. Although I am not a professional, I find it has more than enough power for the multitasking needed when video editing. The screen size, color, and battery life along with its speed and responsiveness make this an ideal laptop for anyone starting out with video editing.


Samsung Notebook 7 13.3”

This product was recommended by Shabbir Noor from MakerShop

Power & performance with ultra-fast Gigabyte WiFi. It has versatile ports and a full HD screen as well as high-definition Dolby Atomos speakers.


2019 HP Pavilion Flagship 15.6″

This product was recommended by Shabbir Noor from MakerShop

This awesome laptop has a Full HD IPS BrightView Micro-Edge WLED-Backlit Touchscreen Display with Intel UHD 620 Graphics. It has good battery life and features a 1 Terrabyte hard drive and a whopping 12gig of RAM.


Microsoft Surface Laptop 3

This product was recommended by James Costa from Jim Costa Films

This laptop offers a resolution of 2,256 by 1,504 pixels that results in a rather unusual 3:2 aspect ratio. It’s not quite 4K resolution but works well. The Surface Laptop 3’s display density of 201 pixels per inch makes text and graphics appear razor-sharp. The Microsoft Pen allows you to write on and draw on the screen if needed. Surface Laptop 3 is perfect for running multiple tasks making it great for editing programs and supporting programs also. You can speed your workflow with Instant On and Windows Hello password-free face sign-in. The battery lasts 11.5 hours and fast chargers to 80% in about one hour.


Dell XPS 9350-1340SLV

This product was recommended by James Costa from Jim Costa Films

This laptop works great for editing thanks to the virtually borderless infinity edge display that cleverly fits a 13-inch 1920 x 1080 HD display into the size of an 11-inch laptop. The processor is hefty enough for graphic heavy work. The 400-nit screen allows for viewing in daylight outside. The unit includes an SD Card Reader and USB 3.0 input and wireless connectivity via DW1820A 2×2 802.11ac 2.4/5GHz + Bluetooth 4.1 and a backlit keyboard.


ASUS 14 ZenBook Duo UX481FA

This product was recommended by James Costa from Jim Costa Films

This laptop works great for the PC editor thanks to its 14” 400nits Full HD (1920×1080), Anti-Glare IPS level NanoEdge bezel display. The 11th generation Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 Processor offers four cores. The sold state drive makes assessing files and graphic intensive applications ultra-fast. Startup time is improved thanks to the built-in IR camera for facial recognition sign in with Windows Hello. Connectivity is a breeze with the HDMI 2.0b, USB 3.2 Type-A, Thunderbolt 4 via USB Type-C and SD card reader ports. Wifi is improved thanks to the updated Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax).


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Written by Zak Parker

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