These are the best video editing laptops in 2022

These are the best video editing laptops in 2022

Nowadays, there are a lot of fantastic laptops out there, and choosing one can be difficult. Having more choice is usually better and it means that even if you’re looking for a specific type of laptop, you have options. For example, if you’re a content creator, we’ve already rounded up some of the best laptops you can buy. In this article, we’re focusing specifically on video content, and the best laptops you can get for video editing.

Video editing is already a fairly specific workload, so there are a few things that are going to be common across all the laptops here. Editing video requires both a powerful CPU and GPU, and a good amount of RAM too. Video projects can also be huge, so a decent amount of storage is required as well. With that being said, there are still many laptops to choose from that meet these requirements. Not only that, each of them has strengths and weaknesses compared to the others.

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Best overall: MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro Mini LED display

We’re not saying anything you probably don’t know at this point, but the latest MacBook Pro models are absolutely superb laptops for video editing. Apple refreshed the MacBook Pro in 2021 with its own Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max inside, but that’s not all that’s new.

Focusing on performance first, the latest 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are powered by Apple’s M1 Pro and M1 Max processors, with the latter being the more powerful. These ARM-based processors have 10 cores n total, two being efficient cores, and eight being performance cores. Additionally, the M1 Max can have up to a 32-core GPU, which can rival or beat many graphics cards for laptops, especially when it comes to video editing. Beyond that, the MacBook Pro models can be configured with up to 64GB of unified memory — meaning the CPU and GPU get equal access to the entire memory buffer — and up to a massive 8TB of SSD storage.

Apple Silicon is also extremely efficient compared to Intel or AMD processors, so you get just all that power even when you’re away from an outlet, and without battery life taking such a huge hit. Other processors and dedicated graphics can get you similar power when connected to a charger, but performance usually drops when using the battery, and even then, battery life tends to be much shorter. For mobile performance, the 2021 MacBook Pro truly is a game changer.

That’s not all that’s great about this laptop, however. The new MacBook Pro includes either a 14.2-inch or 16.2-inch screen and a very sharp 254PPI. For the 16-inch model, that means it’s near 4K resolution (3456 x 2234), which is incredibly sharp. Not only that, this is one of the first laptops ever to use mini-LED backlighting for XDR (extreme dynamic range) support, delivering up to 1600 nits of peak brightness and 1000 nits of sustained full-screen brightness.  If that’s not enough, the display also supports a 120Hz refresh rate, though it can be set to different values, plus wide color (P3) support.

Potentially the biggest downside some will notice is the notch at the top of the screen on the new MacBook Pro, and for all you can say about why it’s a bad idea, at least it means you get a Full HD (1080p) FaceTime camera, so you’re going to look great during video calls and meetings. There’s no Face ID support, oddly enough, and instead you still have Touch ID built into the power button.

The design of the MacBook Pro is very much like a MacBook, but now featuring curved edges all around. It’s not a very light laptop, starting at 3.5lbs for the 14-inch model and 4.7lbs for the 16-inch, but that’s what you get with an all-aluminum chassis like this. It’s also up to 16.6mm thin, so it’s still portable in that regard.

For ports, Apple finally learned a big lesson with the latest MacBook Pro models, and while there are still three Thunderbolt 4 ports, you now get MagSafe charging again, HDMI, and a 3.5mm headphone jack with support for high-impedance headphones. There’s still no USB Type-A, but with Apple practically forcing many users to modernize their gear the past few years, that may not be as much of a problem.

Whether this is a viable option for you or not is probably dependent on your familiarity with macOS, but if you already know it or you’re willing to learn, this is a truly fantastic laptop. If you can afford it, that is.

    The 2021 MacBook Pro is an incredibly powerful and efficient laptop that can give you fantastic performance anywhere you go.

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Also great: HP Spectre x360 16

HP Spectre x360 16 in tent mode

The HP Spectre x360 lineup is one of the most popular among Windows laptops, and the Spectre x360 16, one of the most recent additions to the family, is the best option if you’re looking to do some creative work. It packs powerful specs in a beautiful premium design.

Those specs include 12th-generation Intel Core processors, and actually have two significantly different options here. The base model comes with an Intel Core i7-12700H – a 45W processor with 14 cores, 20 threads, and boost speeds up to 4.7GHz, which gives you a lot of CPU performance important for video editing. But if you want to use GPU acceleration when editing video, you can opt for a model powered by an Intel Core i7-1260P, which is a 28W processor with 12 cores, 16 threads, and boost speeds up to 4.7GHz. You lose a bit of CPU power, but this model is backed up by an Intel Arc A370M GPU, which gives you some extra graphics power that can also greatly benefit video editing workloads. In addition to that, the HP Spectre x360 16 is a very capable machine with up to 32GB of RAM and 2TB of SSD storage.

In addition to powerful specs, the HP Spectre x360 16 also comes with a fantastic display with a couple of configuration options. This 16-inch panel comes with a 16:10 aspect ratio, and the base configuration is already very sharp, with what HP calls 3K+ (3072 x 1920) resolution. Again, this is already a very sharp display and more than enough to have a great experience with video editing, but if you want an even better panel, there’s an Ultra HD+ (3840 x 2400) panel. Not only is this display even sharper, it also gets you true blacks and more vibrant colors, characteristic of OLED panels. Since this is a convertible, the screen supports touch and pen input, and you can rotate it all around to use it as a tablet.

HP has also done a fantastic job with the webcam, and this is one of the best you’ll find in any laptop right now. It’s a 5MP sensor, which records 1080p video, and it also has smart features like auto framing and lighting correction to make sure you look your best during calls. Most laptops in 2022 come with nice webcams, but HP is among the best. Plus, the camera supports Windows Hello facial recognition.

This is also a very good-looking laptop, like every other Spectre model. It comes with a dual-tone design, where most of the surfaces are black, around the edges of the lid, trackpad, and hinges, you see light copper accents that result in a true premium look. There’s also a model that replaces black with dark blue and the gold accents with light blue, if you prefer that. Regardless, they both look great, and since this is an all-aluminum laptop, they feel premium, too. This does make for a slightly heavy machine, though, starting at 4.45lbs, and it’s also 19.8mm thick. That’s to be expected with powerful laptops like this, though.

Rounding things out with ports, we get a solid selection here. There are two Thunderbolt 4 ports on the laptop, along with one USB Type-A port, HDMI, a headphone jack, and a microSD card reader. That makes for a varied setup that should be able to accommodate most types of peripherals without requiring adapters, though of course you can always get a Thunderbolt dock if you want to connect a few more.

This is one of my personal favorite laptops on this list, offering both power and versatility in a stunning package. It’s great for video editing, but it’s also a great everyday laptop, even if it is a little heavy for more casual users.

    The HP Spectre x360 is a premium convertible laptop with high-end specs and an optional discrete GPU that's great for video editing.

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Best 15-inch laptop for video editing: Dell XPS 15

Front view of Dell XPS 15

The Dell XPS lineup has long been known for offering fantastic laptops in compact packages, and while that applies to the entire lineup, the Dell XPS 15 is one of the best options for video editing. It has a combination of performance and fantastic displays that’s truly impressive for its size.

Despite its compact design, this is a powerful laptop, featuring 12th-generation Intel Core 45W H-series processors, up to Core i9-12900HK. That gives you 14 cores and 20 threads with clock speeds up to 5GHz, and it’s one of the fastest laptop processors out there. If that’s not enough, you can configure it with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, with 4GB of memory and 45W of power. That’s impressive considering the compact design of this laptop. You can also get up to 64GB of RAM and a massive 4TB of SSD storage, so you won’t be short on power or space for your projects.

There are a few configurations available for this 15-inch display, which has a 16:10 aspect ratio. The base model comes in Full HD+ (1920 x 1200) resolution, which is already pretty good for most people. But if you’re a video editor and you enjoy larger screens, then the 3.5K (3456 x 2160) OLED panel may be for you, with both an incredibly sharp resolution and the vibrancy and true blacks you’d expect from OLED. Alternatively, an Ultra HD+ (3840 x 2400) IPS panel is available, too, and both of these high-end options also include touch support.

A downside to the this laptop is the tiny webcam above the display, which is only 720p resolution. The biggest problem is the size, as there isn’t a lot of light coming in, and thus, images from the camera can look grainy even in decent lighting. While other laptops in 2022 come with generally better webcams, the XPS 15 is mostly unchanged from previous models, which is unfortunate. Still, it supports Windows Hello facial recognition, which is always nice to see.

Design-wise, the Dell XPS 13 is also unique in that it offers a couple of different options. You can get it with a silver exterior and black carbon fiber interior for a more unique look, or opt for the frost exterior and white interior made from woven glass fiber composite. Both of these look great, though I’d argue in favor of the latter option. The keyboard deck also features a large trackpad and four top-firing speakers flanking the keyboard for a great sound experience. Thanks to the small bezels around the display, the XPS 15 is fairly compact compared to other 15-inch laptops, and it’s also 18mm thick. Weight starts at 3.99lbs, so it’s not overly heavy, either.

Ports on the Dell XPS 15 are both limited and extremely versatile. You have two Thunderbolt 4 ports, meaning you can connect dozens of peripherals, including external displays, with a Thunderbolt dock. However, that’s just it — you’re probably going to need a Thunderbolt dock. Aside from Thunderbolt, you only have one more USB Type-C port (USB 3.2 Gen 2) and an SD card reader. You don’t get USB Type-A ports or even HDMI, although an adapter is included that adds both of these, so the lack of ports is less of a concern.

The model below comes with an OLED display, Intel Core i7, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, 16GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD storage, which should be good enough for most people. You can find more configurations on Dell’s website if you need something more.

    The Dell XPS 15 is a compact, but powerful laptop, combining high-end internals and fantastic display options in a relatively small chassis.

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Compact 14-inch laptop for video editing: Lenovo Slim 7 Pro X

Lenovo Slim 7 Pro X laptop held up on a person's hand

Outside of a company’s most popular sub-brands, it’s easy for many laptops to slip under the radar, but the Lenovo Slim 7 Pro X is one that definitely shouldn’t be overlooked. This is a powerful, but compact and relatively light laptop that looks and feels great.

Performance-wise, we’re looking at our first AMD-powered laptop on this list, and it specifically comes with AMD Ryzen 6000 series processors up to a Ryzen 9 6900HS. This is a 35W processor with 8 cores and 16 threads, capable of boosting up to 4.9GHz, making this a very powerful laptop CPU. Additionally, the Lenovo Slim 7 Pro X packs dedicated graphics in the form of an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050, which is a great GPU for accelerating video rendering and other workloads. You also get up to 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM and a 1TB SSD for storage, though you can upgrade it later.

Another highlight of this laptop is the display, which is also tailored for content creation and productivity. This 14-inch IPS panel comes in the 16:10 aspect ratio and it has 3K (3072 x 1920) resolution. That’s the only configuration available, but really, this is a fantastic screen for anyone and you won’t have reasons to want more. On top of being very sharp, it has a smooth 120Hz refresh rate and 400 nits of brightness so it’s easily visible in most lighting conditions. Plus, it’s a touchscreen, which can be more intuitive for certain things.

Like most of Lenovo’s laptops, the Slim 7 Pro X comes with a 1080p webcam, which is sharper than 720p cameras you see on some laptops. Colors look a bit washed out with this webcam, but it’s certainly serviceable. The camera also supports Windows Hello facial recognition, so logging in is as easy as it gets.

The chassis of the Lenovo Slim 7 Pro X is all made of aluminum (save for the display, of course), and it comes in a single color option called Onyx Grey. It’s not too boring, though, because the base of the laptop is a slightly lighter shade of grey compared to the lid, so you get a subtle dual-tone look. Plus, this is a very portable machine for what it offers, with a starting weight of 3.2 lbs and just 15.9mm of thickness. It’s a great machine for working on the go.

Rounding things out with ports, there are two USB Type-C ports (with DisplayPort and power delivery) and two USB Type-A ports, plus a headphone jack. The lack of an HDMI port is a bit of a bummer, but you get a versatile setup this way already, and it should be able to accommodate a few peripherals. The lack of Thunderbolt support mostly has to do with this being an AMD laptop.

For those looking for a relatively portable machine that can still handle more demanding workloads, the Lenovo Slim 7 Pro X is a very capable laptop in a compact chassis, and it’s definitely worth a look.

    The Lenovo Slim 7 Pro X is a compact 14-inch laptop that packs a punch with AMD Ryzen 6000 series processors and a stunning 3K display.

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Best gaming laptop: Alienware x15 R2

Front view of Alienware x15 R2

Gaming and video editing are both demanding workloads, and so they can kind of go hand-in-hand when looking for a new laptop. The Alienware x15 is one of the very best gaming laptops you can buy today, and that also makes it that much better for video editing, with plenty of performance for both tasks.

This is an extremely powerful laptop, featuring up to an Intel Core i9-12900H, a 14-core, 20-thread CPU that can boost up to 5GHz and deliver a ton of performance. Backing that up, there’s up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU with 16GB of memory, currently the most powerful laptop GPU on the market. That makes this one of the most powerful laptops you can find already, and they’re cooled using Aienware’s exclusive Element 31 thermal interface, so they keep running smoothly. You also get 32GB of RAM and a 4TB SSD to store games and video projects alike.

For gaming aficionados, the Alienware x15 R2 comes with up to a 360Hz Full HD (1920 x 1080) display, giving you the smoothest possible experience. If you value resolution more, which you probably will if work with video editing, you can also get it with a Quad HD (2560 x 1440) 240Hz panel. The base model is a Full HD panel with a 165Hz refresh rate, which is a little less interesting, but either way, you’re getting NVIDIA G-Sync support for variable refresh rates, ensuring games look as smooth as possible, even when the frame rate varies.

Unfortunately, the Alienware x15 R2 only includes a 720p webcam, which is a common shortcoming among gaming laptops. At least it still has Windows Hello facial recognition (depending on your display configuration), which is always a welcome feature.

Design-wise, the Alienware x15 R2 is meant to appeal to flashier gamers, featuring plenty of RGB lighting. The keyboard is backlit through the primary labels on each key, and the Alienware logo on the back also has a customizable backlight. The biggest backlit area is a ring around the ventilation area on the back, offering customizable animated effects. The laptop also uses honeycomb-shaped patterns in various places, including the top-firing speakers above the keyboard, for an additional touch of personality. This is also a very thin laptop for its specs, at just 15.9mm, though it’s still quite heavy, starting at 5.19lbs.

Rounding things out with ports, we have one Thunderbolt 4 port on the back of the laptop, along with a USB 3.2 Gen 1  (Type-A) port, HDMI 2.1, and a charger port. On the sides, you get two more USB Type-A ports, gigabit Ethernet, and a combo audio jack. Having ports on the back can make some connections easier, plus it frees up some space for peripherals like mice on the side of the laptop, so this is a pretty good setup overall.

If you’re looking for the most power that can power through all kinds of video editing workloads as well as gaming, the Alienware x15 R2 is a fantastic choice.

    The Dell Alienware x15 R2 is a powerful laptop for gaming and video editing with top-tier Intel processors and up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti..

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Compact AMD gaming laptop: Razer Blade 14

Razer Blade 14 on desk with green lighting

Razer’s first AMD-powered laptop made quite a splash, and the latest iteration comes with even more powerful specs. This 14-inch laptop packs a lot of power into a surprisingly small chassis, and it’s hard not to admire how much you can get of something so small.

It starts with an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, an 8-core, 16-thread beast capable of reaching up to 4.9GHz clock speeds. It comes with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU with 16GB of memory and up to 100W of power, which is incredible for this small form factor. Whether you’re gaming or editing video, the Razer Blade 14 will most certainly breeze through any task you might need to do. You also get 16GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD storage, and the latter can be upgraded later if you need more.

As the name suggests, this is a 14-inch display and it comes in a 16:9 aspect ratio. The latest model adds a new entry-level configuration, a Full HD (1920 x 1080) panel with a 144Hz refresh rate. There’s still the same Quad HD option with a 165Hz refresh rate if you want something with a sharper image for video editing and other creative work. This option also covers 100% of DCI-P3, so it’s great for content creation.

The Razer Blade 14 is one of the few gaming laptops that doesn’t overlook the webcam, and you get a 1080p camera by default in every configuration. Not only that, it comes with Windows Hello facial recognition.

It wouldn’t be a Razer laptop without RGB lighting, and the Razer Blade 14 makes great use of it. Each of the keys is individually backlit through the label, which gives you personalization without being obnoxious. That’s the only lighting you’ll see anywhere on the laptop, so you can just easily use it in your home or take it to the office without any weird looks.  Flanking the keyboard, you get top-firing speakers for sound. The laptop itself weighs 3.92lbs, so it’s not super light, but it’s not heavy considering the specs inside. And somehow, it’s only 16.8mm thin, so it can easily fit into a backpack or bag.

For ports, you get two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports with DisplayPort and power delivery, two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, HDMI 2.1, and a headphone jack. Because it’s an AMD laptop, you don’t get support for Thunderbolt, but standard USB connections are already fairly versatile, and these ports all support 10Gbps speeds, so it’s not a bad setup at all.

It’s a bit expensive, but the Razer Blade 14 is a very capable laptop for its size, and you can take it anywhere to get work done on the go.

    Razer's first AMD-powered laptop is a 14 inch beast, featuring an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX and high-end NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics. It comes in a design that weighs under 4lbs, making it quite portable for a device this powerful.

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Best 17-inch laptop for video editing: Dell XPS 17

Dell XPS 17 angled view on small table

We’ve already given the spotlight to the Dell XPS 15 on this list, but the XPS 17 has a lot of its own merits, too. It doesn’t come with an OLED display (no 17-inch laptop does), but its larger size makes room for more performance, plus you might just want the bigger screen.

The Dell XPS 17 is available with up to an Intel Core i9-12900HK, a 14-core, 20-thread CPU capable of boosting up to 5GHz. You can also configure it with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 capable of drawing 60W of power, a very powerful combination for video editing and even some gaming, and a significant upgrade over the XPS 15 if you want more performance. Additionally, up to 64GB of RAM and 4TB of storage make this a laptop that can handle almost anything you throw at it.

The 17-inch display on this laptop is also excellent for productivity. It comes in the 16:10 aspect ratio, giving you more vertical space to work with. That extra space can give you more room for reading or for managing the timeline on a video project.The base model comes in Full HD+ (1920 x 1200) resolution, but the 4K+ (3840 x 2400) panel option is the best for video editing. This panel covers 100% of the Adobe RGB color space and 99% of DCI-P3, making it great for content consumption and creation alike. Plus, the increased pixel density means everything will look sharper and UI elements can become smaller, freeing up screen real estate.

What isn’t made much better is the webcam here. The Dell XPS 17 still has a tiny 720p camera, and it suffers from the exact same problems as its smaller sibling. Again, there’s support for Window

Despite its larger size, the Dell XPS 17 is very similar design-wise compared to its smaller sibling. However, you do miss out on the arctic white interior, as the XPS 17 only comes with black carbon fiber. The keyboard is flanked by large speaker grills that hide the four stereo speakers giving you a great audio experience. Below that, a very large trackpad makes this a fantastic laptop to work on, even without a traditional mouse. This is also a very compact laptop considering its display size, and it still comes in at 19.5mm of thickness. It starts at 4.87lbs of weight, which is fairly light for a 17-inch laptop.

Ports are somewhat limiting here though, with the Dell XPS 17 relying almost exclusively on Thunderbolt. Four Thunderbolt 4 ports, two on each side, handle all the peripherals you may want to connect, including displays and external storage. A USB Type-C to Type-A and HDMI adapter is included in the box if you need those connections. Aside from that, the laptop only has an SD card reader and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

If you want a larger laptop that’s still relatively easy to take with you, the Dell XPS 17 is a powerful machine that works very well for video editing,

    The Dell XPS 17 is a powerful but compact 17 inch laptop. Featuring 11th-generation Intel Core processor, NVIDIA RTX graphics, and a 4K display, this is a fantastic laptop for video editing and productivity.

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Best for business: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme

What if, in addition to powerful video editing capabilities, you also need business and security features? Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5 might be the answer to your problems.

First off, it comes with 12th-generation Intel Core processors, up to a Core i9-12900H with vPro technology. Intel’s vPro processors have some additional performance and extra security features, making it ideal for business, and the top-tier configuration can boost as high as 5GHz. You can add up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU with 16GB of memory, so you’re not sacrificing power to get those extra security features. You also get up to 64GBGB of RAM and 8TB of SSD storage (though you’ll be limited to 4TB if you opt for the top-tier GPU).

For the display, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme features a 16-inch panel, and the latest model starts at Full HD+ (1920 x 1200) resolution, though there are more interesting options. First, there’s Quad HD+ (2560 x 1600) panel which also has a 165Hz refresh rate, making this a potentially good option if you want to do some gaming on the side. Otherwise, you can upgrade to the extra-sharp Ultra HD+ model with a standard 60Hz refresh rate,  which also includes 100% coverage of Adobe RGB and DisplayHDR 400 support. This panel can also be configured with optional touch support if you find it useful.

The camera on the ThinkPad X1 Extreme has 1080p resolution, as you’d expect from a high-end laptop like this. Windows Hello facial recognition isn’t included in every configuration, but it is available if you want it.

Business users will find more to like in terms of the design, too. You get the classic ThinkPad look, with a black chassis and red accent, plus the iconic pointing stick and duplicated trackpad buttons for mouse control. For all of its powerful specs, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme comes in a package that starts at 4.14lbs, and it’s also just 17.7mm thin. That’s pretty impressive for these specs.

You also get a handful of ports for connectivity — two Thunderbolt 4 ports, two USB (3.2 Gen 1) Type-A ports, HDMI 2.1, an SD card reader, and a headphone jack.  That’s a lot of ports, and if you want to stay connected to the internet anywhere you go, you also get optional 5G support. This is a great feature for business users who may need to work wherever they are, often away from Wi-Fi (or trustworthy Wi-Fi, at least). 5G support is only available if you go with RTX 3050 Ti graphics, though that’s still a powerful GPU for video editing.

With extremely powerful specs, business features, and a surprisingly compact design, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme is one of the best laptops out there, whether it’s for video editing or other types of work. You can check it out below.

    The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5 is a very powerful business laptop featuring high-end specs in the classic ThinkPad design. It comes with Intel Core H-series vPro processors and Nvidia RTX graphics, and it also includes features like a fingerprint reader, optional IR camera, and a super sharp display.

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Best workstation: Dell Precision 7770

Angled view of the Dell Precision 7770 over a gradient blue background

Video editing requires a ton of power, and if you want power, the best laptops for you are mobile workstations. And the Dell Precision 7770 is an absolute beast of a laptop, both in terms of performance and size. It’s not meant to be super portable, but in return, you get a ton of power for all kinds of workloads.

First things first, the Dell Precision 7770 is powered by Intel’s 12th-generation HX-series processors. This is a new series of CPUs with a 55W TDP, nearing desktop levels of power. You can go up to an Intel Core i9-12900HX, which gets you 16 cores, 24 threads, and boost speeds up to 5GHz. That’s about as good as it gets for a laptop. To go along with that, up to an Nvidia RTX A5500 GPU with 16GB of memory delivers powerful GPU performance for professional workloads. To round things out, up to a massive 128GB of RAM and four 4TB SSDs (for a total of 16TB of storage) make for a ridiculously specced machine, which will also cost you a ton of money if you want to go all the way.

The display isn’t nearly as impressive considering the beastly specs, but it doesn’t need to be. This is a 17.3-inch panel with a 16:9 aspect ratio, and the base model comes with Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. If you want to make use of all that power, you can upgrade to a 4K (3840 x 2160) panel, which also has a smooth 120Hz refresh rate. This is a much more interesting option, especially considering this is a large screen.

As you’d expect, the Precision 7770 comes with a 1080p webcam, which is always good to see if you care about video quality in calls and meetings. Plus, there’s optional Windows Hello facial recognition, too.

Of course, packing all of these powerful specs has to come at a cost, and that’s portability (in addition to the literal cost of the laptop). The Dell Precision 7770 comes in at 6.66lbs of weight to start, and 25.95mm in thickness. It’s definitely not a laptop to take with you on a backpack wherever you go, but that’s to be expected. Looks-wise, it’s basic, but it gets some points for having a black interior combined with the silver exterior, which helps it not be completely boring.

The large chassis also makes way for a wide range of ports. That includes two Thunderbolt 4 ports, one regular USB Type-C port, two USB Type-A ports, HDMI, RJ45 Ethernet, a headphone jack, an SD card reader, and even an optional Smart Card reader. There’s quite a lot here, plus optional 5G support in case you do need to use this laptop away from a Wi-Fi network at some point.

This is certainly now a machine for everyone, and its cost alone is going to be prohibitive to a lot of people. But if you need maximum power in a package that’s kind of portable, it doesn’t get much better than this.

    The Dell Precision 7770 is an incredibly powerful mobile workstations that disregards portability for maximum performance.

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