Welcome to our selection of the best video editing machines 2019. If you're a video or video editor, then you need to be sure you have a computer that can handle large files and edit (and watch) high resolution videos.
Due to the intense nature of video editing, you will need a computer that comes with a discrete graphics card to display and convert raw shots. A lot of RAM is also important, as well as a multi-core processor, for the fastest video editing process.
A computer capable of professionally editing a video will not be cheap, but we've rounded out the best video editing machines for the budget line – plus, our built-in price comparison tool will scan the internet to ensure you get the best deals on these impressive computers.
1. Apple iMac Pro
The best video editing computer in the world
processor: Intel Xeon W | Graphics: AMD Vega 64 (16GB HBM2 RAM) | WORKING MEMORY: 128GB | communications: Gigabit Ethernet | Dimensions (W x H x D): 65 x 20.3 x 51.6 cm
The most powerful Mac ever
Can not upgrade to a user
Apple iMac Pro is one of the most powerful computers Apple has ever made, and it's the easiest money to edit video that can be purchased right now. Talking about money, you will need a lot, because it's a very expensive machine. However, for the price you get top quality, plus some of the most modern components on the market today. The Intel Xeon processor and graphics card AMD Verga 64 will make video editing quick and easy, and there is enough horsepower to view editing on the go. Apple software is also incredibly popular among creators and video editors because it is fast and reliable.
2. Microsoft Surface Studio 2
A great alternative to iMac Pro
processor: Intel Core i7-7820HQ | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 – 1070 | WORKING MEMORY: 16GB – 32GB | Storage: 1TB-2TB SSD
Equipped with a mobile processor Kaby Lake and Nvidia Pascal graphics, Surface Studio 2 is much more powerful than original and brilliantly capable of editing video. It has a stunning PixelSense display with Surface Pen support, giving you a brand new way of interaction and video editing. It launches Windows 10 so that software support is fantastic, and the 2TB SSD allows you to store a large number of videos in a fast SSD drive.
3. Corsair One Pro i180
An amazingly powerful video editing computer
processor: Intel Core i9-9920X | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti | WORKING MEMORY: 32 GB | Storage: 960GB SSD, 2TB HDD | communications: Gigabit Ethernet | Dimensions (W x H x D): 20 x 17.6 x 38 cm
Not all components are upgraded
The Corsair One Pro i180 is one of the most powerful computers, making it one of the best video editing computers that you can buy in 2019. It comes with Intel Core i9-9920X, Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 920GB NVMe M.2 SSD and a 2TB hard drive. It is a very impressive and sophisticated video editing hardware. Unlike iMac Pro and Surface Studio 2 above, the Corsair One Pro i180 allows you to upgrade certain components yourself, making this a secure computer in the future. It is also a stunningly compact design, meaning it can simply sit on the table or below it. That is, however, very expensive.
4. Mac Mini 2018
Same size, more power
processor: Intel Core i3 8th Generation – Core i7 | Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630 | Storage: 128GB – 2TB PCIe Flash Dimensions (W x H x D): 19.7 x 19.7 x 3.6 cm
Very enhanced specifications
Small, aesthetic design
The Mac mini 2018 is refreshed with modern hardware, and Apple's smallest Mac in the modern era. It comes with a 8th generation desktop processor, a large number of RAMs, and some of the fastest SSDs we've seen – while keeping the same beloved compact form. What makes it an ideal video editing device is that you can add an external graphics card to the Mac mini for extra graphics power. You can also connect several Mac minis together and switch tasks to each machine. This means that you can use one Mac mini to show videos while others use others to complete other tasks. It's incredibly versatile and good value.
5. iMac (27-inch, 2019)
Now with 8th generation processors
processor: Intel Core i5 – 8th Generation – Intel Core i5 from the 9th Generation Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 570X – 580X, Intel UHD graphics 630 | WORKING MEMORY: 8GB – 64GB | Screen: 27-inch mesh 5K 5,120 x 2,880 P3 | Storage: 1 TB – 2TB Fusion Drive | Dimensions (W x H x D): 20.3 x 25.6 x 8 inches (51.6 x 65.0 x 20.3 cm)
Stunning 5K display
Quiet under load
SSD upgrades are expensive
Yes, another Mac computer on this list. However, Apple does indeed make some of the world's best video editing machines, and this latest update of the iconic all-in-one iMac deserves to be included in this list. Equipped with eight- and nine-stage desktops, which is a multi-tasking 8-core – it's important for video editing. If you are looking for a comprehensive Mac, the new 27-inch iMac is your best option, at least if you do not want to spend huge amounts of money on iMac Pro.