Laptops come in a whole manner of shapes and sizes but for video editing and other intensive workloads, it’s all about the internals. Working with high definition (1080p) or even 4K content with gigabytes worth of data to process and effects to add and sample, you need a beefy machine with the best processor and discrete graphics. Anything but simply won’t do, unless you’d somehow enjoy a sluggish performance.
Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop
The Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-51-787B has its gaming credentials in order, including a gaming aesthetic, the latest GTX 1060 graphics card, a powerful seventh-generation Intel Core i7 processor among other goodies that push it to the top of the midrange gaming category. As gaming laptops become more powerful, it’s possible to get a no-frills system, with a larger screen, but bears the aesthetic footprint of a 15-inch laptop.
The 17-inch Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-51-787B is a member of this rarified group, that is a behemoth of screaming-fast graphics, but has the body of a smaller system. In fact, it looks like its 15-inch stablemate from last year, the Acer Predator Helios 300 (G3-571-77QK). Except for the screen size and storage options, both systems have almost the same DNA: 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, 16GB memory, solid-state-drive (SSD) storage.
IPS displays and Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1060 graphics cards – capable of desktop-class graphics performance. For storage, the Predator 787B gets an additional 1TB hard drive over the base model’s 256GB SSD. If a bigger screen and more storage excite you, you should seriously consider it for the ancillary feature. It doesn’t have the gaily lighting we usually see in gaming laptops.
Dell XPS9560-7001SLV-PUS 15.6″ Ultra Thin
The world’s smallest 15-inch laptop packs powerhouse performance and a stunning InfinityEdge display — all in our most powerful XPS laptop. Featuring the latest Intel® processors. The Dell XPS9560-7001SLV-PUS might be pricey, but it does that for value and reason. It is one of the few systems with a premium construction and powerful high-end systems for work and video work, and will allow you play games on the side.
If you’re a media hobbyist or professional, you should consider this system, seriously. The Dell XPS9560-7001SLV-PUS finally answers a question I get asked quite often: Which is the best laptop for visual artists who are onto photography or video? In fact, it is what we all thought Apple MacBook Pro 15 (Retina with Touchbar) would have been: extremely light, a 4K touch display, 100% Adobe RGB display screen.
A new Kaby lake processor, tons of RAM, a dedicated Pascal-based Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card and all-day battery life. The MacBook pro skimps on most of these features, safe for a trophy touch bar and sleek design, but the newest XPS 15 shines in both form and function.
Alienware AW17R4-7352SLV-PUS 17″ QHD
If there’s any gaming laptop as recognizable year-to-year as Razer’s Blade line, it’s probably Alienware’s. Following a redesign a few years back, the humbly named Alienware 17 has stayed pretty much the same ever since, at least on the outside. And you know what that means: Time to hit the gym if you want to do anything with this laptop besides set it on a desk and forget about it.
But no. Year after year, Alienware’s laptops remain gigantic—the better to disperse heat, and therefore utilize the full (or fuller) potential of all those expensive parts inside. Size aside, it’s quite a pretty machine. Alienware’s standard chrome-and-black color scheme is still one of my favorites—straddling the line between flashy and professional.
Alienware also has an eye for the small details, from its understated type-logo underneath the display to the row of macro keys unobtrusively arrayed to the left of the keyboard. And if you love RGB LEDs, Alienware’s the competition to beat on that front. The keyboard is only zone-lit, which is a shame, but there are also RGB LED light strips embedded in both sides of the laptop and in the lid, as well as underneath the trackpad.
Apple MPDK2LL/A 13″ MacBook Pro, Retina
It is razor skinny, feather light, or even faster and more tough than before. It has the brightest, so much colorful Mac notebook display ever. And it features the Touch Bar – a Multi-Touch enabled strip of glass built into the keyboard for fast get right of entry to to the tools you need, right when you need them. MacBook Professional is built on groundbreaking ideas. And It is able for yours.
ASUS VivoBook Pro Thin & Light Laptop, 17″ Full HD
ASUS VivoBook Pro 17 is a slim and lightweight high-performance laptop that’s powered by a 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processor. It features a Full HD display with 100% sRGB color gamut, high-quality NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 gaming-grade graphics, audio co-developed by Harman Kardon, and the latest cooling and fast-charge technologies.
Each VivoBook Pro 17 is milled from high-strength aluminum that undergoes a series of intricate manufacturing processes to achieve its sleek and elegant final form. This elegant laptop boasts a 20.9mm profile and an overall weight of 2.1kg. At the heart of the VivoBook Pro 17 is the incredibly powerful 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor for superior performance. With 16GB DDR4 RAM — 33% faster than DDR3.
The VivoBook Pro 17 delivers processing power for effortless multitasking. When equipped with an optional high-performance SSD, it offers class-leading data access speeds. There’s ultra-fast connectivity, too — with dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi for speeds that are 6x faster than 802.11n! With up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 gaming-grade graphics, the VivoBook Pro 17 delivers flawless visuals, perfect for gaming, watching movies, or editing videos.
Apple 15″ MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Bar
Experience the innovative interface of the Touch Bar in the mid 2017 space gray Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. The Touch Bar places controls right at your fingertips and adapts to different apps to provide useful functions without having to navigate complex menus or memorize keyboard shortcuts. Replacing the function keys in the top row of the keyboard, the Touch Bar features a Retina-quality display and supports multi-touch input.
The power button has been upgraded with a Touch ID sensor, so you can quickly log into your MacBook Pro using your fingerprint. You can also use Touch ID to make purchases over the web, thanks to Apple Pay. Touch ID enables a quick, accurate reading of your fingerprint and uses sophisticated algorithms to recognize and match it with the Secure Enclave in the Apple T1 chip.
The system features a 7th Gen Kaby Lake 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, 16GB of 2133 MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory, a 512GB PCIe-based SSD, four Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) ports, a Force Touch trackpad, a keyboard with a 2nd-gen butterfly mechanism, stereo speakers with double the dynamic range of its predecessor as well as improved bass, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology, and even a 3.5mm headphone jack.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 15.6” Full-HD 120Hz
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501VI-XS74 utilizes Nvidia’s Max-Q approach, and the result is a cleverly designed package that sets a new bar for high-end, thin gaming laptops. The design is aesthetically exquisite, but bears the portability that makes the new approach worthwhile. Slim and lightweight, but incredibly powerful to rival most high-end gaming desktops. That’s the newest ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501VI-XS74 for you –an ultra-thin gaming laptop that utilizes the latest technology to deliver class-leading gaming performance and portability.
Up until now, we’ve gaming laptops trim down in weight and size, thanks to components like Nvidia’s Pascal graphics architecture that has seen insane power trickle down to trim systems, and now a new concept is moving the curb again. the ROG Zephyrus is among the first laptops outfitted with the new generation of Max-Q design standard, that Nvidia promises to be a lot slimmer and a heck of a lot more powerful.
Well, Max-Q is a term drawn from aerospace engineering and refers to rockets designed for space launch. It now finds its way into gaming with focus on design, thermal and electrical solutions that pin-point towards slim gaming rigs that can fit high-end graphic cards like the GTX 1080 in ultra-thin packages, slightly thicker than your average ultrabook.
Apple MacBook Pro MJLQ2LL/A 15.4-Inch 256GB
The 15.4″ MacBook Pro Laptop Computer with Retina Display & Force Touch Trackpad from Apple is a powerful notebook computer with an innovative, ultrathin, ultraportable aluminum unibody design. It is loaded with advanced power management features and an integrated lithium polymer battery, which work together to provide up to 9 hours of wireless web browsing.
The widescreen, LED-backlit IPS screen has a glossy finish and a native resolution of 2880 x 1800. With 220 pixels per inch, this MacBook Pro has a pixel count of over 5 million. You’ll be able to output to 2 external displays at up to 2560 x 1600 via Thunderbolt 2 (Mini DisplayPort). Any Mini DisplayPort-compatible display will plug in without the need for an adapter. This MacBook Pro also adds an HDMI port so HDMI-compliant devices, particularly HDTVs, are now natively supported as well. Visuals are handled by integrated Intel Iris Pro graphics.
The system is powered by a quad-core 4th generation Crystalwell 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 processor. The 4th-gen Crystalwell processor uses low voltage for improved battery life without sacrificing performance. The MacBook Pro with Retina Display also has 16GB of onboard 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM, 256GB of PCIe-based flash storage and an SDXC media card slot.