Best Laptops for Video Editing under ₹80,000

Video editing requires good hardware to seamlessly perform every cut, transition, and motion graphics. Good hardware means an expensive price tag. Is there a way to minimize your budget and get the most value out of your hardware? In this article, I have compiled a list of the best laptops for video editing under ₹80,000 in India.

I don’t say that ₹80,000 is a budget-friendly tag, however, it is not that premium either. If you are someone who wants to enthusiastically improve your video editing skills to the Pro level, you must upgrade your laptop hardware to fulfill high-end graphics requirements. I myself do video editing for my YouTube videos and know how tedious it may become when your hardware is sluggish.

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Reasons to choose a laptop for video editing under ₹80,000

A price tag of ₹80,000 may sound too much for a laptop for many users. However, in my opinion, this is the perfect budget to consider a laptop for video editing. The reasons are as follows:

Remember these points

  • A good amount of RAM: In this budget, we generally get a RAM size of up to 16GB in many laptops. To render a big timeline from your video editing software, RAM capacity matters. Additionally, some laptops offer bigger RAM capacity support for later upgrades.
  • Graphic card: The more capacity of graphic card memory, the better your rendering when you have many motion graphics elements in your video. We get RTX graphics in many gaming laptops in this budget range. Gaming laptops also provide better rendering capabilities in this budget range.
  • Display: Having a great display quality is very critical for video editing. The reason is simple. You might be familiar with color grading. Imagine if you are working on a laptop that doesn’t provide color accuracy, you will end up with a bad video as an output. In this budget range, we get a 100% sRGB display with an IPS panel. Some laptops that I have listed in this article have OLED displays as well.
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My top pick laptops for video editing under ₹80,000

I have included some gaming laptops in this list. The reasons I mentioned above. However, I have also included some slim laptops for ease of use. If you really want to nail down video editing, I suggest you consider gaming laptops because you can save money and time while editing videos.

If your video editing tasks are not very complicated and your timeline remains at just two tracks without too many motion graphics, then consider slim laptops.

If you are too tight on your budget, you can also consider buying a Laptop under ₹60,000 for beginner lever video editing. Check out my article on Top 5 Best Laptops for Video Editing Under ₹50,000-60,000.

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 

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Key Points

  • Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 offers a great display and solid build quality. It also provides you with the MS Office 2021 edition.
  • The Intel 12th Gen H series processor is amazing. Coupled with Nvidia RTX 3050 graphics, it’s a great value.
  • If you need an overall good-looking laptop for video editing, Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 is the best choice.

Pros

  • Latest Intel 12th Gen H series processor
  • Gorgeous display
  • A good amount of ports for connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 6 for faster internet speed
  • Military-grade durability certified
  • A better heat management
  • MS Office and Windows 11

Cons

  • A bit heavier than the old Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 variants

Variants of Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 has many other variants with Ryzen processors and old Intel processors. If you are too tight on the budget, considering the older variants is not a problem. Check them out here.

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ASUS TUF Dash F15

ASUS TUF Dash F15 (2022), 15.6-inch (39.62 cms) FHD 144Hz, Intel Core i5-12450H 12th Gen, RTX 3050 4GB Graphics, Gaming Laptop (8GB/512GB SSD/Windows 11/Office 2021/Black/2 kg), FX517ZC-HN036WS
  • Processor: 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12450H, 2 GHz Base Speed (12MB Cache, up to 4.4 GHz Max Turbo Speed, 8 cores (4 P-cores and 4 E-cores)
  • Play over 100 high-quality PC games, plus new and upcoming blockbusters on day one like Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5, and Age of Empires IV with your newFX517ZC-HN036WSand one month of Game Pass-including EA Play.
  • With new games added all the time, there’s always something new to play. Age of Empires IV, Back 4 Blood, Battlefield V, Forza Horizon 5, Halo Infinite*, Knockout City, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Minecraft PC Bundle, Need for Speed Heat, Psychonauts2, The Sims 4, Titanfall 2, 12 Minutes
  • Memory: 8GB SO-DIMM DDR5 4800MHz Support Up to 32GB 2x SO-DIMM slots | Storage: 512GB PCIe 3.0 NVMe M.2 SSD with additional 1x M.2 Slot for SSD Storage expansion
  • Display: 15.6-inch (39.62 cms) FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9, 250nits, 144Hz Refresh rate, vIPS-level Anti-Glare Plane, Adaptive-Sync

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Key Points

  • ASUS TUF Dash F15 offers a solid build quality with a 144hz refresh rate IPS display.
  • The Intel 12th Gen H series processor is amazing. Coupled with Nvidia RTX 3050 graphics, it’s a great value.
  • If you need a lightweight laptop with great graphics for video editing, ASUS TUF Dash F15 is the best choice.

Pros

  • Latest Intel 12th Gen H series processor
  • Gorgeous display with a 144Hz refresh rate
  • A good amount of ports for connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 6 for faster internet speed
  • Lightweight as compared to Lenovo
  • Lifetime validity MS Office and Windows 11
  • Fast DDR5 4800 MHz RAM

Cons

  • Not much

Variants of ASUS TUF Dash F15

If you wish, you can go for the 16GB RAM variant of the same ASUS TUF Dash F15 laptop. Also, if your budget allows, you can get the Intel Core i7 variant of ASUS TUF Dash F15 for better performance. Here are the other variants of ASUS TUF Dash F15 that I strongly recommend.

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MSI Katana GF66 Thin

MSI Katana GF66 Thin, Intel 12th Gen. i5-12450H, 40CM FHD 144Hz Gaming Laptop (16GB/512GB NVMe SSD/Windows 11 Home/Nvidia RTX3050Ti 4GB GDDR6/Black/2.25Kg), 12UD-640IN
  • Processor: 12th Generation Intel Core i5-12450H Up To 4.40GHz
  • Operating System: Pre-loaded Windows 11 Home with lifetime validity |Preinstalled Software: Nvidia GeForce Experience Nahimic 3 MSI Center Gaming Mode MSI App player | In the box: Laptop, Adapter
  • Display: 40CM FHD (1920*1080), 144Hz 45% NTSC IPS-Level
  • Memory & Storage: 8GB*2 DDR4 3200MHz RAM, expandable to 64 GB | Storage: 512GB NVMe PCIe Gen4x4 SSD
  • Dedicated Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050ti GDDR6 4GB

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Key Points

  • MSI Katana GF66 offers a solid build quality with a 144hz refresh rate display and is relatively cheaper than the above two in the list. However, the IPS display is missing.
  • The Intel 12th Gen H series processor is amazing. Coupled with Nvidia RTX 3050ti graphics, it’s a great value. The graphic card is great at the price point.
  • If you want to save money and need the exact performance of Lenovo or Asus I mentioned above, MSI Katana GF66 is the best choice. Remember, you get only the IPS-level panel which is not exactly the same as the IPS panel.

Pros

  • Latest Intel 12th Gen H series processor
  • RTX 3050ti Graphics at a very cheap price point
  • A good amount of ports for connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 6 for faster internet speed
  • Lifetime validity of Windows 11

Cons

  • The display is only IPS-level and not exactly an IPS panel
  • No MS office

HP Pavilion Plus

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HP Pavilion Plus, 12th Gen Intel Core i5 16GB RAM/512GB SSD 14 inch(35.6 cm) Creator Laptop with Eye Safe Display/Intel Iris Xe Graphics/Backlit KB/B&O/FPR/Win 11/Alexa/MSO,14-eh0025TU Warm Gold
  • Do Check Partner offer section for Exciting offers from HP; Processor: Intel Core i5-12500H (up to 4.5 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology(2g), 18 MB L3 cache, 12 cores, 16 threads)|Memory: 16 GB DDR4-3200 MHz RAM (onboard)| Storage: 512 GB PCIe NVMe TLC M.2 SSD
  • Display & Graphics : 35.6 cm (14″) diagonal, 2.2K, IPS, micro-edge, Low Blue Light, 300 nits, 189 ppi, 2240 x 1400, TUV Certified eye safe display
  • Operating System & Preinstalled Software: Windows 11 Home 64 Plus Single Language | Microsoft Office Home & Student 2021| McAfee LiveSafe (30 days free trial as default) |Pre-installed Alexa built-in- Your life simplified with Alexa. Just ask Alexa to check your calendar, create to-do lists, shopping lists, play music, set reminders, get latest news and control smart home.
  • Ports: 2 SuperSpeed USB Type-C 10Gbps signaling rate (USB Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4, HP Sleep and Charge), 2 SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps signaling rate, 1 headphone/microphone combo, 1 AC smart pin, 1 HDMI 2.1
  • Wireless Communication Technology: Wi-Fi; Form Factor: Netbook; Hard Disk Interface: Solid State

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Key Points

  • HP Pavilion Plus offers a solid build quality with a 2.2K resolution, and IPS display. It is super compact and still delivers amazing value with a gorgeous high-resolution display.
  • This HP laptop is a slim factor design. That’s why you miss the dedicated graphics. However, it can get the job done if you don’t render Motion graphics. The processor is capable of handling complex video editing tasks easily. The rendering can take more time than the Gaming laptops I listed in this article.
  • If you need a super compact laptop with the great build quality for video editing, HP Pavillion Plus is the laptop you should highly consider.

Pros

  • Latest Intel 12th Gen H series processor
  • Lightweight design with great durability
  • High resolution and 100% sRGB display
  • Wi-Fi 6 for faster internet speed
  • Lifetime validity of Windows 11 and MS office

Cons

  • No dedicated graphics, but that’s why it’s super light and compact

ASUS Vivobook S15

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ASUS Vivobook S15 OLED 2022, 15.6″ 39.62 cm FHD OLED, Intel Core EVO i5-12500H 12th Gen, Thin and Light Laptop (16GB/512GB SSD/Iris Xe Graphics/Windows 11/Office 2021/Black/1.8 kg), S3502ZA-L502WS
  • Processor: 12th Gen Intel EVO Core i5-12500H, 2.5 GHz Base Speed, 18MB Cache, Up to 4.5 GHz Max Turbo Speed, 12 Cores ( 4P+8E ), 16 Threads
  • Memory: 16GB (8GB onboard + 8GB SO-DIMM) DDR4 3200MHz with | Storage: 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD
  • Display: 15.6-inch (39.62 cms), FHD (1920 x 1080) OLED 16:9 aspect ratio, 0.2ms response time, 600nits peak brightness, Anti-glare display, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, Screen-to-body ratio: 84%, VESA CERTIFIED Display HDR True Black 600, PANTONE Validated.
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics
  • Operating System: Pre-loaded Windows 11 Home with lifetime validity | Software Included: Pre-Installed Office Home and Student 2021 | 1-Year McAfee Anti-Virus

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Key Points

  • ASUS Vivobook S15 offers a solid build quality with an OLED display. It is a lightweight laptop and has a 180-degree tilt hinge. A stunning OLED display is a breeze to your eyes when you are color-grading any video.
  • This Asus laptop is a slim factor design. That’s why you miss the dedicated graphics. However, it can get the job done if you don’t render Motion graphics. The processor is capable of handling complex video editing tasks easily. The rendering can take more time than the Gaming laptops I listed in this article.
  • If you need a stunning OLED display with great build quality for video editing, ASUS Vivobook S15 is the laptop you should highly consider.

Pros

  • Latest Intel 12th Gen H series processor
  • Lightweight design with great durability
  • Stunning OLED display
  • Wi-Fi 6 for faster internet speed
  • Lifetime validity of Windows 11 and MS office

Cons

  • No dedicated graphics, but that’s why it’s super light and compact

Conclusion

These are the top 5 laptops I would recommend for video editing under ₹80,000. If you are into professional-level video editing and you use complex motion graphic elements in your videos, consider the gaming laptops I listed in this article. If you can compromise on the dedicated graphics, you can go with the slim laptops I listed here and you get a much better display.

Vishal Pratap

I am Vishal, the founder of TechZonical. I am a software technical writer, video creator, and photography enthusiast. I share my opinions on tech products and evolving technologies to help you save some money while making a purchase decision.