Welcome to our selection of the best video editing computers in 2019. If you are a video editor or producer, than making sure you have a PC capable of handling large files and editing (and viewing) high-resolution videos , is important.
Due to the intensive nature of video editing, you will have a PC that comes with a discrete graphics card for reproduction and conversion of raw recordings. Lots of RAM is also important, as well as a multi-core processor, to make the video editing process as fast as possible.
A PC that is capable of professional video editing will not be cheap, but we have rounded out the very best video editing computers for a variety of budgets – plus, our built-in price comparison tool will scour the Internet to ensure you get the best deals on these impressive PCs.
1. Apple iMac Pro
The best PC for video editing in the world
CPU: Intel Xeon W | Graphics: AMD Vega 64 (16 GB HBM2 RAM) | RAM: 128GB | Communication: Gigabit Ethernet |
Dimensions (W x D x H): 65 x 20.3 x 51.6 cm
Most Powerful Mac Ever
Not User Friendly
Apple iMac Pro is one of the most powerful PCs Apple has ever made, and it's the best video editing databases you can buy right now. When you talk about money, you need quite a bit of it, as this is a very expensive machine. But for the price you get sublime build quality, plus some of the most groundbreaking components on the market today. The Intel Xeon processor and AMD Verga 64 graphics card will make video editing quick and smooth, and there are plenty of horsepower here to preview your edits on airplanes. Apple's software is also incredibly popular with commercials and video editors, as it is fast and reliable.
2. Microsoft Surface Studio 2
A great iMac Pro alternative
CPU: Intel Core i7-7820HQ | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 – 1070 | RAM: 16GB – 32GB | Storage: 1TB-2TB SSD
Packed with a Kaby Lake mobile processor and Nvidia Pascal graphics, Surface Studio 2 is much more powerful than the original and is an excellent video editing computer. It has an amazing PixelSense screen with Surface Pen support, giving you a whole new way to interact and edit the video. It runs Windows 10 so software support is amazing, and the 2TB SSD lets you store a lot of video footage in a fast solid state drive.
3. Corsair One Pro i180
An incredibly powerful video editing PC
CPU: Intel Core i9-9920X | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti | RAM: 32GB | Storage: 960GB SSD, 2TB HDD | Communication: Gigabit Ethernet |
Not all components are upgradeable
Corsair One Pro
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20 x 17.6 x 38cm
i180 is one of the most powerful PCs out there, making it one of the best video editing computers you can buy in 2019. It comes with an Intel Core i9-9920X, Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti, 32 GB DDR4 RAM, 920 GB NVMe M.2 SSD and 2TB hard drive. There are some seriously impressive and groundbreaking video editing hardware. Unlike the iMac Pro and Surface Studio 2 above, the Corsair One Pro i180 lets you upgrade some components yourself, making it a future-proof PC. It also has an incredibly compact design which means it can easily sit on or under a desk. It is very expensive though.
4. Mac Mini 2018
Same size, far more power
CPU: 8th generation Intel Core i3 – Core i7 | Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630 | Storage: 128GB – 2TB PCIe Flash | Dimensions (W x D x H): 19.7 x 19.7 x 3.6 cm
Completely improved specifications
Tiny, aesthetic design
Mac mini 2018 Has been renewed with modern hardware, bring Apple's smallest Mac into modern age. It comes with an 8-generation desktop processor, lots of RAM and some of the fastest SSDs we've ever seen – all while keeping the same dear compact shape factor. What makes it an ideal video editing PC is that you can add an external graphics card to your Mac mini for extra graphic skill. You can also connect multiple Mac minis together and relieve tasks on each machine. This means you can use a Mac mini to render your video while using another to complete other tasks. It's incredibly versatile and good value too.
5. iMac (27 inch, 2019)
Now with 8th generation processors
CPU: 8th generation Intel Core i5 – 9th generation Intel Core i5 | Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 570X – 580X, Intel UHD Graphics 630 | RAM: 8GB – 64GB | Screen: 27-inch Retina 5K 5,120 x 2,880 P3 | Storage: 1TB – 2TB Fusion Drive | Dimensions (H x W x D): 20.3 x 25.6 x 8 inches
Amazing 5K display
Quiet under load
SSD upgrades are expensive
] Yes , another Mac computer on this list. However, Apple really does make some of the best video editing computers in the world, and this latest update of the iconic all-in-one iMac is worthy of inclusion on this list. It is packed with 8th and 9th generation desktop class processors this time with up to 8 multitasking cores – important if you are video editing. If you're looking for an all-in-one Mac, the new 27-inch iMac is your best bet, at least if you don't want to spend huge amounts of money on your iMac Pro.