Need a mobile workstation for video and photo editing but don’t care for MacOS? Well luckily, there are plenty of options in the Windows world for people that need a different kind of editing station!
Windows Surface Laptop – 620$
There are some higher end options available for the Windows Surface Laptop. So if you need something with a dedicated GPU or at least an Nvidia MX series, they have you covered.
We highly recommend this laptop if you’re doing photo editing. Not as much for video editing, due to the lower end internal specs. That being said, the super tall screen, the super crisp 5000×3000 Pixel Resolution rivals that of Retina displays.
Editing details and super high resolution RAW on this screen is a dream come true. Add on it’s super thin design and it’s a winner.
HP Spectre x360 – $1100
With a dedicated MX350 GPU for rendering assistance, the Spectre is a super high quality built laptop. With a super crisp 3840×2160 4K screen, sharp angular design and the ability to flip into a tablet.
We recommend the Spectre for more lighter video editing, such as gaming videos or conferences.
HP OMEN – $800
Best thing about the OMEN is just how customizable it is via HP’s website for the laptop. Need a 4K Screen? Add it. Don’t need a lot of space? That’s okay. Need a higher end GPU than other laptops? They have you covered.
OMEN is the Laptop that I use for my video editing and the occasional image editing. It performs extremely well, but the fans can get kinda loud at times.
Razer Blade 15 – $1700
Odds are if you’re looking for an editing laptop, you’ve inevitably come across the Razer at one point.
With a build quality second only to Mac, a long running level of quality in customer service and high end specs. Razer has been a staple of the gaming laptop community for years and will continue to do so for a long time.
Alienware m15 – $1800
If that price tag gave you a minor heart attack, don’t worry there are cheaper variants worth taking a look at! You can even customize the laptop to your liking on Dell’s website.
These laptops have a somewhat turbulent history within the annals of gaming history. They used to be massive, bulky and kinda not worth the money. Recently, Dell has completely renewed and redesigned the laptops to be smaller and more powerful.
MSi Creator – $1300
The name sorta gives it away, but this laptop was specifically made by MSi for Content Creators. Featuring an RTX GPU, a Full HD LED display and a small footprint for portability.
Creator is definitely a great investment if you need some serious GPU power for creating content.
Lenovo Legion – $1700
Sort of the underdog of this whole list, Lenovo is one of the more underappreciated brands when it comes to creation.
While we personally would not recommend the laptop for image editing due to the display, it cracks on video editing. With dedicated high end options for RTX GPU cards and Intel i7 CPU options. Legion is definitely a brand worth keeping in mind.
ASUS ROG Strix – $1200
Mostly known for creating gaming peripherals, Asus has been around for a minute and always deliver quality.
The Strix series is great because of how varied the options get in terms of GPU and CPU combinations. Starting at around $700 for the lower end and going up to $2000 if you want to crack it.
There are so many options when it comes to laptops that are useful for editing and some gaming. Usually if it can edit really well, you can typically game some pretty high end stuff as well.
But, if you are particularly into content creation or need something to make your photo editing easier. These are particularly great choices that we’ve all tried out ourselves! While we did neglect to mention Macbook laptops, they are also a phenomenal choice.