Buy a Budget 4K Video Editing Laptop for Under $1000 in 2021

Buy a Budget 4K Video Editing Laptop for Under $1000 in 2021

Due to parts shortages, laptops are getting more expensive! But I still found 3 video editing laptops for 4K video editing for under $1000 in 2021.
💻 Video Editing Laptops I Recommend:

Asus Vivobook at Newegg:

Lenovo Flex 5 at Costco:

HP X360
HP x360 15z at HP:

Macbook Air M1 at Amazon:
Macbook Air M1 at B&H:

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0:00 What These Laptops Can Do
1:48 $650 – Cheapest Laptop
4:20 $750 – Buy This Laptop If Option 1 Isn’t Available
6:22 – $980 – Best Video Editing Laptop Under $1000
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  1. Staf H on July 13, 2021 at 2:30 am

    What laptop do you personally use if any?

  2. Prainha Filmes on July 13, 2021 at 2:30 am

    Great tips. Laptops is sooo expensive in brazil, even before covid. 😵

  3. Lifewalklens on July 13, 2021 at 2:31 am

    Well am so much in need of one am just saving for that my laptop takes ages to render a color gradeded clips lol but is not funny anyway some times is very frustrating matt

  4. Akshay Anand on July 13, 2021 at 2:31 am

    A few questions: have you tried actually using Premier on a U series processor? The conventional wisdom is that these processors have lower power than their equivalent desktop models. I haven’t used a U series model myself but I don’t feel confident about their 4k handling capability.
    2nd: Gamut coverage is different from accuracy. The display could cover the DCI-P3 Gamut but if the DeltaE values are too high then you can’t grade on that panel. Colour Calibration tools can help a bit but the panel will always inherently remain inaccurate and over time drift towards inaccuracy. Further the worst part is that often the exact panels used change between batches and over time, meaning reviews cannot be trusted to show the colour accuracy.
    These to me are important points.

  5. 360 Degrees on July 13, 2021 at 2:35 am

    What u think about MSI laptops
    Like Creator 15 ans Prestige 15

  6. Balaji Cuts on July 13, 2021 at 2:36 am

    Please make video to watsapp status 60fps in pr pro high quality in low MB 🙏🙏🙏

  7. Nothing but Drums on July 13, 2021 at 2:40 am

    The Mac book air only has 8 gigs of ram? is it still good enough for video editing? Im interested in the M1 mini, thoughts on that? for editing i mean. thank you.

  8. - on July 13, 2021 at 2:41 am

    For the people watching this, please put extra money so you can buy the m1 instead of the first 2, its amazing

  9. Cosmic Shadow on July 13, 2021 at 2:42 am

    Yesssss! I love the vids, been waiting for this one!

  10. UK12 on July 13, 2021 at 2:43 am

    Helped me a lot

  11. no chas on July 13, 2021 at 2:43 am

    What do you think about the huawei d16?
    For video editing

  12. Monica on July 13, 2021 at 2:43 am

    Pretty much all laptop now can edit 4k it’s the speed that we are paying not the capability of editing…..

  13. Free Palestine on July 13, 2021 at 2:45 am

    I’ve always wanted to do some sort of freelance video editing but just don’t know how to get started.

    Always had a passion for it and taught myself how to use a lot of different software and have had a go at creating motion graphics. Guess it’s always been a hobby of mine want to see if I can turn it into a career

  14. Gator’s Aquatics on July 13, 2021 at 2:45 am

    I need a laptop for school but I also plan on running OBS to stream to twitch with my consoles. But I do plan on editing videos for fish tanks and eventually some traveling and other projects too. Apple has a pretty good student discount so i can probably get the MacBook Air for 10% or whatever too. Thanks for the recommendation! 🙂

  15. Tyler Bethke on July 13, 2021 at 2:46 am

    Just wanting to clarify, your recommendation for the MacBook Air with M1 chip is the basic one? Not upgrading storage, memory, core etc., correct?

  16. chris ferrett on July 13, 2021 at 2:47 am

    Hi , wanting to use my gopro9 to start to learn to edit, bit late i’m almost 60, but still kicking. But confused as you said 16gb ram min but the last pick was Apple and only 8gb?

  17. Michael Klashman, Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach on July 13, 2021 at 2:48 am

    Asus specs are way over promised. I fell for those and my Asus with similar specs to the one mentioned has been a source of daily aggravation. Never mind performance: I couldn’t even install Premiere. Adobe had to remote in and use a special installer. Performance? Crash. Crash. Crash. Look elsewhere for a content creator machine. You get what you pay for.

  18. Mr P on July 13, 2021 at 2:48 am

    I worked in I.T. for a large multi national company and the worse laptops / computers for failing early but just outside of warranty were always HP.

  19. Glenford Green on July 13, 2021 at 2:49 am

    Excellent information, does anyone have any secret info on the Launching of the new Mac book Pro, 14inch screen

  20. Kentucky Hiker on July 13, 2021 at 2:49 am

    Matt, thanks for your hard work, it’s obvious.

    Didn’t realize securing an optimal work station/desktop would be so difficult when I upgraded to A7s3 from a much lower end camera.

    I’ve saved, I’m ready, and cost isn’t a huge concern but don’t want to hastily spend.

    Does anyone reading this know if the GPU market will improve soon? Is the scarcity a historical precedent or par for course?

    Perhaps this is naive but…
    can I purchase or build something that allows me to edit premiere and after effects without heavy reliance on using proxies?

  21. Lifewalklens on July 13, 2021 at 2:51 am

    Matt thats a hell of money over here did you say 1000bucks waooo thanks for your inspiring creative tutorials Matt you have impacted a lot in me am so grateful thanks to you again

  22. Poch Felix on July 13, 2021 at 2:51 am

    I was literally just thinking about this!!!

  23. Rock 'n Roll Crawlers & Bashers on July 13, 2021 at 2:54 am

    big help man thankyou..i will look into the Macbook

  24. Kenny Nathan Siangbud on July 13, 2021 at 2:54 am

    can u review on the best monitor for color grading

  25. Ezhilan Ezhil on July 13, 2021 at 2:57 am

    M1 just worth With Apple Taxes . And it an value for Money Product From ( and For ) Apple .

  26. Juan Pablo Martínez on July 13, 2021 at 2:57 am

    I hope the laptop list becomes a yearly tradition for black friday

  27. Sergiy K. on July 13, 2021 at 2:58 am

    Hi Matt, I was wondering how to replace my working laptop Lenovo Y700-17 (I use it for graphics – I don’t play games) with a new model.
    But I don’t know what to look at, I have already a 27 inch Dell UP2720Q monitor and a separate system unit with Rizen 9.
    I need a laptop with only 17 screens, I took 15.6 top-end Apple Pro (it heats up and makes noise, which is just horrible), sold it!
    I’m looking at Dell G7 17 (7700) on Intel Core i9 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER.
    For me, the power to work with video work and graphics is important and 100% SRGB, and close ADOBE RGB 100%
    Budget 3000 $

  28. Clatu on July 13, 2021 at 2:59 am

    Thanks for another fantastic video. I’m saving this. Because of you, I was able to build my first pc for 1000 Bc of videos like this. Thanks again.

  29. Eddie Reyes on July 13, 2021 at 2:59 am

    I paid $1200 for an ASUS laptop 16 gb ram back in 2018, I got the M1 Mac Mini for 699 and it’s way faster in PP.
    I’m a PC/android guy but the Mac Mini has me looking into Apple ecosystem for video editing

  30. RobertP DavenportII on July 13, 2021 at 3:03 am

    Wow! You straight up lied! There is no link to a video for 10 bit editing computers here above. Online your word should have value as an influencer. To loudly tell bold faced lies does not serve to improve your standing. I think you should post an apology and demonstrate your sense of personal honor is greater than your sense of huckster baiting with "coming soon" text instead of the link you said currently existed. As a subscriber I am greatly disappointed to see you sink to telling blatant lies, I trusted your opinions and words prior to this.

  31. Cutz Da Stuff on July 13, 2021 at 3:04 am

    Thank you bro your a life saver

  32. Devidas pv on July 13, 2021 at 3:05 am

    Pls tell me Which laptop has gpu acceleration in adobe premiere pro

  33. Anonymous on July 13, 2021 at 3:07 am

    Woah, nice video! Didn’t find these R5000 laptops until I found this video!

  34. Matt WhoisMatt Johnson on July 13, 2021 at 3:10 am

    💻 Budget Video Editing Laptops I Recommend:
    Build your own 4K video editing PC for $750:

  35. Jeffrey Miller on July 13, 2021 at 3:12 am

    Can any of these run Davinci Resolve?

  36. Rawrez on July 13, 2021 at 3:14 am

    Does the Acer Aspire TC-895-UR12 Desktop, 10th Gen work with after effects?

  37. Jc Olivera on July 13, 2021 at 3:14 am

    Thanks Matt, I bought the HP x360 15z with only 250 nits because I needed for a project (I’m a apple user) but I like the PC, so I will return it and get the upgraded version, keep up the good content!

  38. FoxyAkademie on July 13, 2021 at 3:14 am

    I currently search for a Laptop for travelling the World, editing Videos and for school now. I would love to buy the 650 Version, but I dont know how long the battery lasts and the website is very sus without giving out any battery lasting time. Also that the laptop is not on the Asus page.

  39. Jason Ayers on July 13, 2021 at 3:17 am

    Where does this compare with…say, a 2019 MacBook Pro i9?

  40. Dereamius Foster on July 13, 2021 at 3:17 am

    will these run a little after effects 1080?

  41. Tzvi Eber on July 13, 2021 at 3:18 am

    Hey Matt, big fan of yours I love the positive energy you have, it’s a not something you see in every channel. I know that these laptops are under 1000, but how is it possible to edit 4k without a great GPU?

  42. TheDengozo on July 13, 2021 at 3:19 am

    Good video! Thanks.

  43. Stephen N on July 13, 2021 at 3:20 am

    Appreciate the video, but I really have stopped trusting people reading specs without using the actual computer. Since it’s not like “nice burger place” you eat for 1 meal, instead an investment for years, i think it’s a safe rule to abide by.

  44. صبري حسان on July 13, 2021 at 3:21 am

    Thank you for your interest, your conversation was great

  45. Hello California on July 13, 2021 at 3:21 am

    Thank you 🤝🤝

  46. Mitchell Bennett on July 13, 2021 at 3:22 am

    Or just buy the MacBook Air. $999, great screen and can handle 4k no problem.

  47. filmmaking from india on July 13, 2021 at 3:23 am

    Hey Matt I am filmmaking from india today I subscribed your channel I love all to your marriage videos 🥰😍..m

  48. just Rohith on July 13, 2021 at 3:25 am

    Y don’t u suggest gaming Laptops

  49. Paul Falcone on July 13, 2021 at 3:27 am

    you should test these before you promote them.

  50. Ranger 7 Studios on July 13, 2021 at 3:27 am

    Looks like they have discontinued the Envy 15z-eu000 touch. 🙁