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New laptop for video editing

Community Beginner ,
May 06, 2019 May 06, 2019

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Hello!

I am looking for some help concerning buying a new computer for (amongst other things) video editing in premiere pro and photo editing in lightroom. My absolute  maximum budget is 1600 usd, but I really hope to find something a bit cheaper, maybe at around 1200 usd?

I am not editing huge projects, mostly 1-5 minute long. I am new at this and I am not sure what is the most important. But I have been looking at computers with Core i7 prosessors, 15 inch screen, a minimum of 16 RAM, VRAM at minimum 2GB and minimum 512 GB hard drive (I want to be able to back up my photos when I travel). I travel a lot, so it would be great if the battery was good and that it doesn't weigh a ton as well. My company prefers Lenovo and HP, but i think other brands also can be concidered.

I have been looking at Lenovo Yoga 730Core i7 8GB 512GB SSD 15.6", but somebody said in a fora that you can get a better laptop for video editing for the same price, but did not mention any examples.

Does anyone have a tips for either a laptop model that could fit me, or some insights in what specs I should look for? And does the things I have already thought about make sense? I would be super thankful for any insights!

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Community Expert , May 07, 2019 May 07, 2019

Of the two, I'd choose the one with more VRAM. 16 GB of RAM is plenty for most work, but if you get into 4K editing or heavy motion graphics it's not going to be enough. I think Quadro with 2 GB of VRAM is going to be more limiting a lot sooner.

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May 06, 2019 May 06, 2019

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Internal SSD for better battery life, and a USB3 connection to use an external drive for video editing and backups

But, even with a good battery, you will need to connect the power adapter to the wall to do much video work

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Thank you for replying! I will add them to my list.

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May 07, 2019 May 07, 2019

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You can't upgrade your CPU, but you might be able to upgrade your RAM in the future, so that's something to consider. When looking at laptops check the model numbers to see the max RAM capacity. Some only take 16 GB. I would also look for a GPU with 4 GB of VRAM, but I understand you have a budget you want to stick to.

Something like this has pretty good specs, but of course you should always check reviews and see how companies handle warranty claims: B&H Photo Video

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Community Beginner ,
May 07, 2019 May 07, 2019

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Thanks for taking the time to respond! I live in Norway and I don't think we have all the same models as in the US, and the prices are also different. But I think I have narrowed it down to these two now:

Lenovo ThinkPad P52sCore i7 16GB 512GB SSD 15.6": https://www.dustin.no/product/5011098044/thinkpad-p52s

Or the Lenovo Yoga 730 Core i7 8GB 512GB SSD 15.6" | Dustin.no

The main difference I am wondering about is that the Yoga has 4 GB VRAM, but a max RAM capacity at 16GB, while the ThinkPad has 2 GB VRAM but a max RAM capacity at 32 GB. What do you think is the most important?

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Of the two, I'd choose the one with more VRAM. 16 GB of RAM is plenty for most work, but if you get into 4K editing or heavy motion graphics it's not going to be enough. I think Quadro with 2 GB of VRAM is going to be more limiting a lot sooner.

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May 07, 2019 May 07, 2019

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Thank you SO much! These things are so hard to find out yourself, so I appreciate you taking the time!

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Jan 29, 2021 Jan 29, 2021

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According to different surveys Laptops are only as good as their batteries, however, and proper care of your battery is essential to making sure it retains a long life and charge. Leaving your laptop plugged in constantly is not bad for your battery, but you will need to be careful of other factors, such as heat, to prevent your battery from damage.

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Jul 10, 2019 Jul 10, 2019

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There are various things to consider while buying a video editing laptop like performance, display, etc... Now, as you have a budget of $1200-$1600, you will for sure get the specs you are looking for and even better. So, check out the in-depth guide on choosing a best video editing laptop and the top 10 picks.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 11, 2019 Jul 11, 2019

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Thank you for all of your input! I think the article carolm87542819​ mentioned looks like a lot of help for anyone else reading this thread. I have already bought the Lenovo Yoga 730 and this far I have been really satisfied, but I will have to use it a bit longer to be certain that it is powerfull enough. But I enjoy the compact size and flexible design in addition to off course the rendering and exporting being so much faster than on my old PC. The fan is really loud, but I guess you have to expect that.

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New Here ,
Nov 16, 2020 Nov 16, 2020

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Best Laptops For Video Editing Under $1000

1-2019 HP OMEN 15.6″ FHD IPS High Performance Gaming Laptop, 9th Gen Intel Quad Core i5
2-2020 ASUS ROG 15.6″ FHD VR Ready Gaming Laptop Computer, Intel Hexa-Core i7

3-XPC MSI GF63 Thin Gamer Notebook Enthusiast (Intel 9th Gen i5

4-2020 Newest Lenovo Premium Gaming PC Laptop L340: 15.6″ FHD IPS Anti-Glare Display, 9th Gen Intel 6-core i7
5-Acer Spin 5 SP515-51GN-83YY, 15.6″ Full HD Touch, 8th Gen Intel Core i7
6-ASUS TUF Thin & Light Gaming Laptop PC (FX504) 15.6” Full HD, 8th-Gen Intel Core i5
7-2020 Lenovo Flex 14 Inch FHD 1080P Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop| Intel Core i5
8-HP Pavilion 15.6″ FHD IPS Touchscreen Premium Laptop, Intel Quad Core i7
9-2020 Dell Inspiron 15 5593 15.6 Inch FHD 1080P Laptop Intel i7

10-ASUS ZenBook 13 Ultra-Slim Laptop 13.3″ FHD Display, Intel 8th gen Core i5

 

Read more Full Article: https://ebestlaptop.com/best-laptops-for-video-editing-under-1000/

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Jan 29, 2021 Jan 29, 2021

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Given this home truth, how practical is video editing on a laptop? As it turns out, many leading laptop manufacturers have now come up with devices that are not only capable of supporting editing pursuits but are also quite good at it.

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Jul 05, 2022 Jul 05, 2022

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Actyally you can't upgrade your CPU, but you might be able to upgrade your RAM in the future, so that's something to consider. When looking at laptops check the model numbers to see the max RAM capacity. Some only take 16 GB. I would also look for a GPU with 4 GB of VRAM, but I understand you have a budget you want to stick to. You can view (link removed by moderaor) fom here if you want to.

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The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 is equipped with the Intel I5 (10300h), which has four cores and eight threads. IdeaPad Gaming 3 comes with a 2.5 base clock, a turbo clock of 4.5, and the GTX 1650 graphics card. Although IdeaPad Gaming 3 has a lower color accuracy, it is still the Best Laptops For video editing. But If you want a laptop with High color accuracy you can check the list of best laptops in 2022 at Gsmfind.

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