In my video editing experience, a powerful laptop is crucial for handling high-resolution footage, crafting intricate special effects, and ensuring a seamless editing experience. While basic video trimming can be accomplished on budget laptops, these devices typically lack the processing prowess, graphics capabilities, and high-resolution displays essential for professional-grade video editing. Furthermore, cheaper laptops often suffer from subpar battery life and sluggish rendering times, hindering the productivity of content creators who demand efficiency.
Whether you prefer a MacBook or a PC laptop, these three laptops are just a few examples of video editing machines I have used and can recommend. The best part is each is being discounted during Cyber Monday.
Apple 15" MacBook Air M2: $1,299 $1,049 @ Amazon
Save $250 on the 15-inch MacBook Air M2. It features an M2 8-core processor, 10-Core GPU, 16-core neural engine, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. It packs a 15.3-inch (2880 x 1864) Liquid Retina display, Magic Keyboard, Touch Bar and Touch ID.
Razer Blade 14 RTX 3080 Ti: $3,499 $1,799 @ Razer
The Razer Black 14 RTX 3080 Ti laptop gets a hefty $1,500 price cut in this deal. Plus, you'll get a free $200 Razer Gift Card to pick up some essential accessories for your new rig. The Razer Blade is ideal for competitive gamers, video editors, and anyone looking for a workstation. It packs powerful, blazing-fast performance and personalization into a slim, ultraportable design.
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Mark has spent 20 years headlining comedy shows around the country and made appearances on ABC, MTV, Comedy Central, Howard Stern, Food Network, and Sirius XM Radio. He has written about every topic imaginable, from dating, family, politics, social issues, and tech. He wrote his first tech articles for the now-defunct Dads On Tech 10 years ago, and his passion for combining humor and tech has grown under the tutelage of the Laptop Mag team. His penchant for tearing things down and rebuilding them did not make Mark popular at home, however, when he got his hands on the legendary Commodore 64, his passion for all things tech deepened. These days, when he is not filming, editing footage, tinkering with cameras and laptops, or on stage, he can be found at his desk snacking, writing about everything tech, new jokes, or scripts he dreams of filming.