The Best Laptop for Editing YouTube Videos

There is a winner, and this is my top pick, kind of obviously

  • If you plan to use Final Cut Pro X or iMovie, you need an Apple computer with a MacOS.
  • If you plan to edit on Adobe Premiere or DaVinci Resolve, you can run those on either Windows PC or Mac.

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See my 3 min read on the best video editing software for you in 2023 here.

In my experience, Apple’s MacBook Pro is the most reliable and powerful computer I’ve ever had. For video editing I use Final Cut Pro, and I have never lost a project (🤞🏻), it has awesome processing power, and I can travel with my work because the laptop is not bulky at all (3.5–4.7 lbs), even while having a big screen (16 inches).
The vibey protective case is from Casteify here.

CPU: Up to 10-core Apple M1 Pro Chip or Apple M1 Max Chip
Graphics: Up to 32-Core Apple M1 Max GPU
RAM: 16GB — 64GB
Screen: 16-inch Retina display with True Tone or Liquid Retina XDR display
Storage: 1TB — 8TB SSD
Battery Life: 18–21 Hours
Touch ID vs Touch Bar: I prefer the Touch Bar (2019 MacBook), but newer models (2021) only have TouchID with no Touch Bar.

Let me know if you have questions in the comments or if you agree with my choice!
Happy video editing!



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