If you want to be a content creator on YouTube you are definitely looking for a proper laptop to serve your purpose.
For YouTubers, their laptops are like their whole office. And they cannot function without a high-quality laptop which comes with the best features for editing videos, exceptional storage space and some other concerning factors.
As technology is evolving every day, laptops are also getting innovative. Every day there are some new laptops getting launched by different companies that are coming up with more new features and benefits.
However, you have to be careful while choosing one of yourself. There are many laptops available in the market but choose as per you affordability and required features.
So if you are a content creator who is looking for a suitable laptop this article is definitely for you.
Why Do YouTubers Need Special Laptops?
The laptops that are generally being used by the content creators of YouTube are different from that of regular laptops in many ways.
Lightweight: They need lightweight laptops, as there are many vloggers who travel a lot and make videos and upload them on the go. So they need laptops which are easier to carry around while travelling.
Video Editing Facility: Video makers often use high quality video editing softwares. So they need powerful laptops which can support these softwares. Only then then can deliver the best quality video for us to watch.
Some of the models that we have mentioned are the best laptop for adobe premiere pro, pinnacle studio & Davinci resolve video editing softwares.
They generally need top-end hardware with multicore processors for their editing purposes. These laptops should also have a large storage drive.
Speed: Video makers need laptops which will run at a great speed and will not hang even while using various softwares.
Easy Update: These video making laptops get updates more easily than any regular laptop. You can even change any specific part of it is not working properly. Though high quality, these laptops are easy to use.
High Durability: While regular laptops can run up to 5 years without getting slow or creating any problem, a high-end vlogging laptop can work up to 10 years without creating any problem. So, it’s more like an investment.
A Buying Guide for Laptops for New YouTubers in India
Always check for a laptop that has a powerful multi-core processor, which will make the process of editing quicker for you. Intel’s Core i7 range offers 6 cores along with a hyperthreading which is needed for 4k video editing. You should look for at least Core i5 or equivalent for 1080p videos.
RAM should not be below 16 GB. Normal laptops usually have 8 GB RAM. But to make the laptop work properly without slowing down while opening applications, go for 16 GB or 32 GB RAM.
4k raw footage or 1080p video generally requires up to several hundred GBs. So YouTube vloggers generally look for laptops that have 512 GB SSD or 1 TB hard drive.
A fast SSD can have a transfer speed varying in between 500 MB/second to 3 GB/second, which is essential for accessing footage quickly for editing.
For editing purposes you will need a laptop with at least a 15 inch display and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. You can go up to 4k resolution. You should also check the color accuracy as not all displays are calibrated equally.
Some editing softwares depends highly on the graphic card for functioning properly. So, make sure your laptop has discrete graphics as a low-end graphic card will only make your work harder.
These video laptops usually require a lot of power and also drain power very fast than regular laptops. So, make sure that if you aim to use your laptop for video editing and recording purposes then it has long lasting battery life.
As a video creator you will be required to connect with a number of additional devices to produce one high quality video. So, you should look for –
- A couple of Type A USB ports based on the latest USB 3.1 standard,
- One latest Thunderbolt 3 port for faster transferring of files and easy connection with any external device,
- A full size SD card slot, and
- A headphone jack
Above all these, if you also have an HDMI port and an ethernet port, they will be your bonus.
All these features will help you to work smoothly and hence to deliver the best quality video output.
Apple, Asus, Lenovo, Dell, etc.l are some of the brands which provide some of the best kind of laptops which the Youtubers use.
List of Best Video Editing Laptops for YouTubers in India under Rs. 1 Lac
Now let’s check the list of some of the best video editing laptops available in India, which are helpful for Youtube content creators.
HP Pavilion x360
HP is another common name that we use when we talk about laptops.
HP Pavilion x360 – 14-dh1025TX 2 is a top-class product of the brand.
This silver color folding laptop is lightweight (1.59 kg) and has a display of 14 inches.
The display is a Full HD LED-backlit anti-glare IPS multi-touch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 Pixel.
It has the Intel Core i5 10th generation processor with an 8 GB DDR4 RAM. It has an SSD of 256 GB and an HDD of 1 TB.
It is equipped with the NVIDIA Geforce MX130 graphic processor and has GDDR5 graphic memory which has a capacity of 2 GB.
The operating system is Windows 10 Home.
The machine has many ports.
- Two USB 3.1 ports,
- One USB 3.1 TYpe C port,
- One HDMI port, and
- A 3 in 1 card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC).
It has built-in dual speakers along with built-in dual-array microphones.
It comes with a wireless LAN connection along with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.
The keyboard is backlit and has a multi-gesture touchpad.
Along with pre-installed Microsoft Office Home, it also comes with many other HP software and also built-in Alexa support.
If you’re searching for the best laptop for photo and video editing, then this can be the answer, especially for the tablet mode.
- It has 4 core processors and a touch screen display.
- The speakers are HP Audio Boost 1.0.
- It also has the HP Wide Vision HD Webcam and fingerprint lock system.
- The laptop comes with a pre-installed recovery manager for Windows 10.
- The battery backup could have been better.
Acer Predator Helios 300
Acer is another global company which is specialized in advanced technology bearing electronic products.
Acer Predator Helios 300 – PH315-51 is one of the special gaming laptops.
This Shale Black laptop has an Intel Core i7 8th Generation processor with a 16 GB DDR4 RAM. It has a 128 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD. It is also equipped with an NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060 graphic processor which has GDDR5 memory with a capacity of 6 GB.
It works on the Windows 10 Homes operating system which has an OS architecture of 64 bit.
The laptop comes with five ports and two memory card slots.
- Two USB 2.0 ports,
- One USB 3.0 port,
- One USB 3.1 Type C port,
- An HDMI port, and
- An RJ45 port.
The screen is 15.6 inches with Full HD LED Backlit IPS Display (With 144 Hz Refresh Rate) with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 Pixel.
It comes with built-in dual stereo speakers and microphones.
Along with wireless LAN and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, it also has a gigabit ethernet connection.
It has a 720p HD webcam and Kensington lock slot.
The keyboard is backlit with an independent standard numeric keypad and a multi-gesture touchpad.
The laptop comes with a pre-installed Windows 10 Os along with other Acer software and has a 3220mAh lithium battery.
- Its greatest advantage is that it has 6 core processors.
- The speakers have Acer TrueHarmony Plus Technology and optimized Dolby Audio Premium sound.
- It has dual cooling fans with metal AeroBlade 3D.
- The machine also has an expandable memory of up to 32 GB.
- It can be a bit heavyweight compared to other laptops as it weighs 2.7 kgs.
- Pre-installed MS Office is not available.
Our choice for one of the best laptops for gaming and editing under 1 lac Rupees.
MSI GF63 Thin 9SCXR-417IN
If you are thinking about gaming laptops for both live streaming & video editing then considering an MSI product is a must. Here is one gaming laptop from MSI which might serve both of your purposes.
MSI GF63 is enriched with features that ensure that you can play fast-paced and contemporary games smoothly.
The Full HD LED Backlit Anti-glare IPS Display is 15.6 inches with a resolution of 1920×1080 Pixel.
It has a 9th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with an 8 GB of DDR4 RAM and is equipped with an NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650 Max-Q graphic processor, which has 4 GB GDDR6 graphic memory. It comes with a 512 GB SSD.
The laptop works on Windows 10 Home os with 64 bit OS architecture.
The ports available in this machine are –
- One RJ45 port for ethernet connection,
- One 1st Generation USB 3.2 Type C port,
- Three 1st Generation USB 3.2 Type A port, and
- An HDMI port.
It has a built-in microphone and built-in 2 x 2 W Speakers.
The keyboard has a red-colored backlight which gives it a stylish look and a touchpad.
It also comes with other in-built software.
- It has a battery backup of more than 7 hours.
- The machine is equipped with 6 core processors.
- It has a Realtek ALC 269 sound system.
- This black lightweight laptop weighs only 1.86 kg.
- It does not have any HDD.
- They do not provide pre-installed Microsoft Office.
Our recommendations for the best budget laptops for vlogging in India in 2021.
Also read: Best Mobile gaming Headphones under 2000
Lenovo Legion Y540
Here is another hardcore heavy use laptop, best for youtubers who are loooking to starting a live streaming gaming channel on youtube.
Lenovo is a Hong-Kong based multinational company that is globally known for its PCs, tablets, smartphones, etc.
Lenovo Legion Y540 has Intel Core i5 9th Generation processor.
This black laptop has an 8 Gb DDR4 RAM and a 512 Gb SSD along with a 4 GB RAM size of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphic core processor.
It has 15.6 inches of LED-lit full HD anti-glare IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 Pixel.
It works on the Windows 10 Home operating system.
The ports available are –
- Three USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports,
- HDMI port,
- Ethernet port,
- One audio and microphone combo port,
- USB C port,
- Mini DisplayPort, and
- Kensington lock slot.
The laptop has Legion Coldfront technology which provides the latest dual-channel thermal system which can individually cool the CPU and the GPU.
4 thermal vents for improved airflow, heat syncs for cooling the keyboard, and 70 individual fan blades per channel to reduce system noise.
- With 4 core processors, 4.1 GHz max speed, and 8 MB smart cache, it is one of the best gaming laptops available.
- It has excellent cooling technology, which is very important for a gaming laptop.
Our recommendation for the best laptops for video editing under 70000 for YouTube under 70k INR.
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List of Best 4K Video Editing Laptops for Youtube Content Creators in India Above Rs. 100000
This list includes all the premium category laptops that are ideal for heavy usage like 4k video editing, playing high graphics games and doing multi-tasking.
Apple MacBook Air [MVH52HN/A]
We all know Apple for its top-notch premium products. So when we are talking about high-tech laptops Apple deserves the first mention.
Apple MacBook Air is a sleek and slim looking lightweight multitasking laptop with multiprocessors.
It has an Intel Core i5 10th generation processor with 512 GB SSD and 8 GB RAM. The operating system is Mac OS Catalina and it comes with Intel Integrated Iris Plus graphic processor.
The machine excels in terms of available ports. Two Thunderbolt 3 ports which are USB Type C. They support charging and have a transferring speed of 40 Gbps. Display Port, USB 3.1 2nd Gen, which has a speed of 10 Gbps.
The laptop has a screen of 13.3 inches with a resolution of 2560×1600 Pixel. The screen has Quad HD LED Backlit IPS retina display.
It comes with built-in speakers and an internal three-microphone array.
The keyboard is designed with a scissor mechanism that provides only 1 mm key travel so that you can type swiftly and is equipped with multi-touch gestures.
The laptop can be connected with a wireless LAN and also has the latest Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.
- It has 4 core processors.
- They have used the True Tone technology on the screen which provides vivid colors and razor-sharp text clarity for easy reading.
- The speakers provide wide stereo sound and have the Dolby Atmos Playback support system.
- It gives faster CPU performance and high graphics performance.
- The keyboard is backlit with ambient light sensors which gives it a stylish look.
- As a safety measure, it provides a fingerprint lock.
- It has a 720p FaceTime HD webcam.
- The laptop comes with many built-in apps and other exquisite features like voice control, switch control text to speech, Siri, etc.
- Finally a long-lasting built-in lithium polymer battery.
- The RAM capacity could have been better.
Apple Macbook Air is one of the best laptops for animation and 4k video editing that you can buy. I’m currently using it to edit videos for our geeky gadgets Youtube channel and images for social media.
Dell XPS 7390
Dell is an American company that is an expert in manufacturing PCs.
Dell XPS 7390 is a great option if you are looking for something which will help you in video editing.
This Abyss Grey laptop is extremely lightweight, only 1.7 kg with 15.6 inches of the display screen. You can carry it anywhere.
The screen has a 4K OLED display with infinity edges whose resolution is 3840 x 2160 Pixel.
It has the 9th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with a DDR4 RAM of 16 GB capacity. Its SSD capacity is 512 GB. It is equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX1650 graphic core processor with a RAM size of 4 GB.
It comes with 2 USB 3.0 ports and 1 HDMI port.
The machine works on lithium batteries and has a battery life of 12 hours on average.
It has built-in speakers and a microphone.
The operating system is Windows 10 Home.
Some other features are the backlit keyboard with a touchpad and a webcam with a 4 element lens.
It has a Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 connectivity type which provides strong wifi connection and thus makes working online smoother and faster.
- The laptop comes with pre-installed Windows 10 and Microsoft Office.
- The sound system used in the speakers is Waves MaxxAudio Pro.
- Its battery life is outstanding.
- The graphic core processor allows working on multimedia editing software like Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.
No complaints until now.
Lenovo Yoga S940
Lenovo is a Hong-Kong based multinational company that is globally known for its PCs, tablets, smartphones, etc.
Lenovo Yoga S940 81Q80037IN is a masterpiece, from a graphics processor to a huge hard drive it covers all.
This Iron Grey laptop made from premium aluminum has Intel Core i7 10th Gen processor with 8 MB smart cache and integrated graphics card. The DDR4 RAM is of 16 GB and it also has an SSD of 1 TB.
The screen is 14 inches with an ultra-wide Full HD anti-glare display with Dolby vision and a resolution of 2560 x 1080 Pixels.
It works on a 52 watt-hours lithium polymer battery which can run up to 12 hours.
Along with speakers it also has a built-in mic.
The ports available on the laptop are –
- Two Thunderbolt USB C ports,
- One USB C port, and
- One USB 3.1 port.
The operating system used is Windows 10.
- The laptop comes with pre-installed Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019 and pre-loaded Windows 10 Home with lifetime validity.
- It has 4 cores.
- The laptop is ultra-thin and lightweight. It has a thickness of 1.2 cm and weighs only 1.2 kg.
- It is equipped with a front-facing Dolby Atmos Speakers on both the side, facial recognition camera for logging into the machine, and eye-tracking glance software which facilitates automatic pausing of a video if you move away from the laptop and Cortana voice assistance.
Microsoft Surface Book 2
Microsoft has started manufacturing laptops in recent years and is now giving competition to the Apple Mac.
Microsoft Surface Book 2 is a 2 in one laptop which you can use even as a tablet if you want.
The Intel Core i7 8th Generation processor has 4 cores.
The 13.5-inch Pixelsense touch screen display which has 3000 x 2000 resolution.
It is equipped with 16 GB LPDDR3 RAM, 256 GB SSD, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 discrete GPU with 6 GB of GDDR5 graphics memory.
The operating system used is Windows 10 Pro.
The 85-watt hours lithium-ion battery has a backup life of around 17 hours.
It comes with 3 USB 3.0 ports, 1 audio-out port, and 1 Sd card reader.
The built-in stereo speakers have the Dolby Audio system.
- The most unique feature is that it comes with a stylus that can be used on the screen.
- The pre-loaded Windows 10 Pro comes with lifetime validity.
- It has both a rear and a front facing webcam with 8 pixels and 5 pixels respectively.
- The machine is lightweight, weighs only 1.91 kg.
- It also has the facial recognition feature for signing in.
- Does not have any CD drive.
- The Bluetooth version is 4.1, not the latest 5.0.
- Microsoft Office 365 does not come with lifetime validity.
Asus ZenBook Pro Duo
Asus is another name which we have got to know in the last few years as this multinational company has gradually made its place in the global market for its laptops, tablets, mobile, etc.
Asus ZenBook Pro Duo is a top-class laptop which is very useful for video editing and several other purposes.
The most unique feature of this celestial blue laptop is its dual screens.
The Asus ScreenPad (the secondary screen), which lies just above the keyboard has a full-width 4K touchscreen display along with the main 15.6-inch primary screen.
The primary screen also has a 4K Ultra HD OLED Backlit Glossy IPS Touch Display (400 nits Brightness, 16:9 Aspect Ratio). The screen has a resolution of 3840×2160 Pixel.
This top-notch laptop has the 9th Generation Intel Core i9 processor along with a DDR4 RAM of 32 GB and NVIDIA Geforce RTX 2060 graphic processor with GDDR6 memory and 6 GB capacity. It also has 1 TB SSD.
It works on the Windows 10 Home operating system with a 64 bit OS architecture.
Built-in speakers and array microphones are also present.
The backlit keyboard provides a multi-gesture touchpad along with num keys which are integrated in the touchpad.
The ports available in this laptop are –
- Two 2nd Gen USB 3.2 Type A ports,
- One Thunderbolt 3 port (Support Display / Power Delivery),
- One HDMI port,
- A micro SD card reader, and
- An audio jack.
- It is equipped with a secondary Asus ScreenPad along with the primary screen. Both are touchscreen.
- Another great advantage of this laptop is its 8 core processors.
- The speakers are tuned by Harman or Kardon by Sonic Master.
- The HD IR camera provides a hands-free log in facility.
- For its rich graphics, the laptop is very suitable for high-resolution video editing and real-time ray tracing.
- The DCI-P3 color gamut provides rich vibrant colors irrespective of what you are watching.
- This can be a bit heavy in comparison to the other laptops as it weighs around 2.5 kg.
If you’re serious about vlogging, want to create videos that stand out among others, then this is the best laptop for animation and video editing that you can buy right now in India in 2021.
Here is a list of some of the best laptops available in India which are rich in technology and will help you in video editing, gaming, etc.
Many YouTubers nowadays host live game streaming, so for that, they need high-quality gaming laptops. There are some of those gaming laptops in the list which can serve those purposes.
But be careful while choosing a laptop you should always check the configurations carefully and do a detailed research on that product because it’s not everyday you will buy a laptop, it’s a long time investment.
Some resources for fellow YouTubers to kick start their journey
Open source video editing software: OpenShot
Free open source audio editing software: Audacity
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