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Which PC Computer is Best for Video Editing?

Updated on November 30, 2015

See the Top Rated Computer Choices for Video Editing

Editing video isn't as difficult as you might think. One important consideration is which PC computer would get the job done the best. Imagine this, you've spent the last five hours looking through footage and cutting them and putting them together. You want to save the file before you start color grading. Right at the very moment when you're about to hit save, your software decides to crash taking hours and hours of painstaking work with it. And what about spending nearly an entire week cutting, editing, color grading, and adding the necessary special effects your client asked for. After all your hard work, you finally have a draft with a total running time of fifteen minutes and you start rendering the video. The estimated time to complete rendering comes out to several hours and you realize that your client wants to meet you and see the draft in 45 minutes.

Ready to see the full list of video editing PCs? You can check out all the top rated version here.

There are so many problems and speed bumps that you could face while video editing and if your problems sound anything like what I described above, then you should probably consider upgrading your computer. You'd be surprised at how much a simple hardware upgrade can help.

DX4860-UR10P Desktop Video Editing PC
DX4860-UR10P Desktop Video Editing PC

Gateway DX4860-UR10P Desktop

Affordable, Great for Beginner to Intermediate Video Creators on a Budget

For a very reasonable price, you can get a new computer that packs a lot of power. This Gateway model is a Windows computer that runs on an Intel Core i5-3450 processor. According to Intel, the i5 provides you with the necessary speed you need, when you need it. It also has 6 GB of RAM and 2 TB of hard drive space (lots of room to store those large video files).

Gateway DX4860-UR10P Desktop

This computer has an nice Intel HD 2500 graphics card which allows the computer to display HD images, but you'll want to consider upgrading to a nice graphics card like the ones below if you really plan to do heavy video editing. It also has a 16x DVD disc drive for your video burning needs. You won't have to worry about plugging in your different accessories and external memory drives because this computer has 12 USB ports, 10 USB 2.0 ports, and 2 USB 3.0 ports.

Gateway desktop computers come in all shapes and sizes. Space saving desktops are important for my office situation (small room and desk makes compact computing a necessity). Fortunately, some of the Gateway models fit nicely on a desktop. See a few of the prime choices above.

Graphics Card Upgrades for the Gateway DX4860-UR10P - Turn your Gateway Desktop into a video production power house with one of these graphics cards

Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 Laptop
Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 Laptop

Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 Laptop

Don't like Waiting Forever for your Laptop to Startup? This Computer is Quick!

The Lenovo Y510 is a high performance laptop that smoothly handles graphics and video editing with a couple of key features. The 15.6 inch Full HD display is a widescreen adding realistic imagery that seems to come alive. The graphics card (NVIDIA GeForce 660M - 2GB) can run high definition video from your camera or if you choose to do some video gaming, it works extremely well.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p 15.6-Inch Laptop (59406636) Dusk Black
Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p 15.6-Inch Laptop (59406636) Dusk Black

There was a noticeable difference in boot time with the ultra Y510 Intel Core processor. It gets you going quickly without lag time waiting for the computer to power up and load all the applications. Many of the customers that have purchased this machine, say it can handle anything you send its way.

ASUS Desktop Video Editing PC
ASUS Desktop Video Editing PC

ASUS Desktop (Model: M51AC-US002S)

2TB of Storage, Super Fast i5 Processor

With two TB of space, you won't need external hard drives for anything but back-ups with this ASUS desktop computer. This Windows 8 based computer has 16 GB of RAM and runs on an Intel super fast Core i7-4770 processor.

Editing in high definition won't be a problem with this powerful computer because it has an Intel Nvidia GT640 Graphic Card which can run Microsoft's DirectX 10.1 and most other video editing software on the market.

Toshiba Qosmio X875 Laptop Review
Toshiba Qosmio X875 Laptop Review

Toshiba Qosmio X75-A7180 Laptop (17-inch)

A Gaming and Video Creators Dream Machine

The Qosmio X75 laptop is the ideal choice for gamers or video creators who need a portable yet powerful solution. The fully viewable 17.5 inch HD screen (1080p) produces crisp imagery and detailed movies or graphics. This display uses what's called "TrueBrite LED" technology, making it easier to see in different light environments.

Sound quality on this laptop is great. It sports Harmon/Kardon speakers with 3D sound. The black widow look adds to the uniqueness of the PC. Other features that make this a perfect match for video producers is the fast processor (Intel Core i7 Quad Core), amazing graphics processor (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M, and ultra fast 3.0 USB ports. It comes equipped with a 1TB hard drive, 12 GB of RAM, and a rewritable Blu-ray disc drive. If you need a mobile printer to go along with the Qosmio, check out this Portable Canon Printer Guide.

Acer Predator AG3-605-UR37 Video Editing Desktop
Acer Predator AG3-605-UR37 Video Editing Desktop

Acer Predator AG3-605-UR37 Desktop

Tons of Memory Comes Standard, Ultra Fast 3D Processor

For what you get at this price, the Acer Predator computer is a steal. With an Intel Core i7 4770 processor and 12 GB RAM, there's no denying that is a very fast machine. It can even handle 3D media faster than most processors. The Predator runs on Windows 8 and has dedicated HDMI outputs (to make editing and playback easier by displaying on your TV if you want).

The Predator AG3 has an AMD Radeon HD8760 graphics card which supports Microsoft's DirectX 11, Blu-Ray 3D, and PCI Express 2.0 among other amazing features. This particular computer has 10 USB ports, six USB 2.0 ports and four USB 3.0 ports.

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