Top 7 Gaming And Video Editing Laptops in 2021

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You’ll need one of the best video editing laptops to work with raw HD or 4K video or to create special effects. While you can trim small clips with a cheap laptop, they won’t boast a fast processor, strong discrete graphics or a high-resolution display.

For it to be the best video editing laptop, you’ll want something with a discrete graphics card. The cheapest on our list, which boasts Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1060 GPU, starts at around $1,099. For something with a more powerful card like a high-end Quadro or GTX 1070, as well as features like a high-end display, you may pay around $2,500 or more.


List Of Top Gaming And Video Editing Laptops


1. Mi NoteBook Ultra

Mi Notebook Pro QHD+ IPS Anti Glare Display Intel Core i7-11370H 11th Gen 14-inch(35.56 cms) Thin and Light Laptop (16GB/512GB SSD/Iris Xe Graphics/Win 10/Backlit KB/Fingerprint Sensor/1.4 Kg)

Xiaomi’s 2021 lineup of Mi laptops comes with huge improvements over the Mi NoteBook 14 series from 2020. The Mi NoteBook Ultra is the company’s flagship product. For Rs 59,999, you get the Mi NoteBook Ultra with Core i5, 11th gen and 8GB RAM along with 512GB NVMe SSD. There is also a 16GB variant and a Core i7 variant which costs over Rs 60,000. 

In terms of design, the Mi NoteBook Ultra is made up of a series 6 aerospace-grade aluminium alloy with a precision metal cut which gives the laptop a minimalistic yet modern look 一 the build quality of the laptop is excellent and looks very premium. Further, the display has a 15.6-inch IPS 3.2K display with a 16:10 aspect ratio and a 90Hz screen refresh rate. It is a great display for work as well as watching movies or shows. 

2. Asus. VivoBook Ultra 14.

ASUS VivoBook 14 (2020), 14.0-inch (35.56 cms) FHD Intel Core i5-1035G1 10th Gen, Laptop (8GB/1TB HDD + 256GB SSD/Office 2019/Windows 10/2GB NVIDIA MX130 Graphics/Silver/1.6 kg), X415JF-EB522TS

The Asus VivoBook Ultra 14 is powered by Ryzen 5 Hexa Core 5500U. It is a thin and light laptop made for people who are on the go. It weighs just 1.4 Kgs and is easy to carry around. There is a 14-inch Full HD screen with an 85% screen to body ratio. The laptop also gets a fingerprint scanner for added security. You also get a backlit keyboard.

Port options include a USB 3.2 Type-A, one Type-C port, two  USB 2.0 Type A, an HDMI port, and a multi-card slot.  Other features include Intel Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.0, 720P HD webcam, 42 WHr Li-ion battery with fast charging, and 8-mm heat pipe with fan for cooling. It comes with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. 

3. Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 11th Gen Intel Core i5 15.6″ (39.62cm) FHD IPS Thin & Light Laptop (16GB/512GB SSD/Windows 10/MS Office/Backlit Keyboard/Fingerprint Reader/Graphite Grey/1.66Kg), 82FG014DIN

The Lenovo’s IdeaPad is one of the most popular series spread across different price bands, the  IdeaPad Slim 5 is the one we recommend in this segment. It is powered by AMD Ryzen 5 5500U which offers excellent performance also gives you a large screen estate with a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS anti-glare display. It weighs 1.66Kgs and is made up of aluminum material which offers a premium look. 

Further, the machine also packs in 8GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, Windows 10 OS, and a fingerprint scanner. In terms of battery life, the laptop can last up to 7 hours with heavy usage and can go up to 8 hours in balanced mode. Other features include AMD Radeon graphics, a backlit keyboard, and a front-facing speaker. As for the port options, you get 3x USB-A 3.1 gen 1, 1x USB-C, HDMI 1.4b, SD card reader, headphone jack and Kensington Lock. 

4. Asus VivoBook 17

ASUS Vivobook 17 M712UA-AU521TS Ryzen 5 Hexa Core 5th Gen Thin and Light R5-5500U/16G/512 PCIe SSD/Transparent SILVER/17.3″FHD/1Y International Warranty/Office H&S+MACAFEE/Backlit KB

The Asus VivoBook 17 M712 laptop is great for large-screen productivity boasting impressive internals and an ample selection of ports. It also offers decent battery life paired with fast charging. For users who prefer working from home on a big laptop, the Asus VivoBook 17 M712 won’t disappoint you. But be wary of the weight and lack of a fingerprint scanner.

Also Asus VivoBook 17 M712 features a large 17.3-inch display with 1,920 by 1,080 pixels Full HD resolution. It is an LED panel with a 60Hz refresh rate and DCI-P3 coverage of 42%. The display is quite large which helps for better management of multiple tabs and keep up with multiple applications open at once in split-screen if you prefer that. The display isn’t the brightest out there nor is the colour accuracy the best. It is a matte finish display that helps in reducing reflections. 

The VivoBook 17 comes with a full-sized keyboard and a regular-sized trackpad as well. Additionally, taking advantage of the large form factor, the laptop also comes with a dedicated numpad on the right 一 which is a handy tool for many.

5. Dell Inspiron 3501

Dell Inspiron 3501 15.6″ FHD Display Laptop (i5-1135G7 / 8GB / 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD / Integrated Graphics / Win10 + MSO / Backlit KB / Soft Mint Color) D560559WIN9S

With Dell Inspiron 3501, you get the 11th generation Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB RAM and 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD hybrid storage. There is a 15.6-inch Full HD anti-glare panel over at the front. On a single charge, the laptop is rated to last up to 8 hours – however, in real-life usage, it comes down to 6 hours. 

Further, you get plenty of port options including two USB 3.2 Gen 1, one USB 2.0, an HDMI 1.4, an SD-card slot, headphone jack and RJ45 slot. However, it misses out on the Type-C port. Other features include up to 16GB RAM expansion, Windows 10, and 1.8Kg weight. 

6. Acer Aspire 7

Specification: Acer Aspire 7 AMD Ryzen 5 Hexa Core 5500U 15.6 inches Gaming Laptop (8 GB/512 GB SSD/Windows 10 Home/4 GB Graphics/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650) A715-42G, Black, 2.15 kg

Though the Acer Aspire 7 is powered by Intel Core i5 10th gen CPU, we have included this as an option for those who want to play a few games. Thanks to the 4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU on the machine, the Acer Aspire 7 can be a decent laptop for gaming as well. The laptop can handle games like Call of Duty,  Forza Horizon 4, Total War, etc smoothly. 

You get a 15.6-inch Full HD TFT LCD with 45% NTSC coverage which isn’t the best. There is 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD option available. In terms of connectivity and port options, you get the usual USB ports, Type-C port, HDMI port, and also Wi-Fi 6. Lastly, the laptop can last up to 7 hours on a single charge. 

7. MSI GF63

MSI GF63 Thin Core i5 9th Gen – (8 GB/1 TB HDD/Windows 10 Home/4 GB Graphics/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max Q/60 Hz) GF63 Thin 9SCSR-1608IN Gaming Laptop (15.6 inch, Black, 1.86 kg)

The MSI, a brand that is generally known for its gaming laptops, has a good one under Rs 60,000 – the MSI GF63. Powered by the 10th gen Core i5 processor and paired with 8GB RAM and 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD hybrid option, the laptop comes with 4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max Q GPU which helps for gaming. 

You can play games like GTA 5, Battlefield, Red Dead Redemption 2, etc on the laptop easily. There is a large 15.6-inch display which is just average as it has only a 45%NTSC colour. Port options include a Type-C USB3.2 (Gen1), three Type-A USB3.2 (Gen1), LAN and an HDMI slot. You also get a Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 wireless connectivity option. 

Best laptops under Rs 70,000 in India

Raj Shekar

“I would travel down to hell and wrestle a film away from the devil if it was necessary.” “when people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, ‘no, I went to films’.”