Apple has a wide range of machines ideal for video editing, with the M3 Max chipped version often front of mind for its sheer power combined with portability. However, its ray tracing and 3D capabilities are likely beyond your requirements in the world of video editing so our top choice is actually an M2-powered model, which will be more than adequate for most users.

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Erlingur Einarsson

Erlingur writes and edits reviews for an endless stream of laptops. He knows power, performance, display and battery life (the key components for a good video editing laptop). So he is perfectly placed to handpick machines for this list, and advise on who they’re best suited to.

MacBook Pro M1 Max 2021: An affordable whack of powerCreative Bloq score:MacBook Pro 16-inch M1 review

MacBook Pro M1 Max 2021: An affordable whack of power
Sure, it isn’t new. In fact it’s two iterations old. But the MacBook Pro M1 Max 2021 offers more than enough power to handle most video editing tasks with ease, and you’ll get a great price on it nowadays. The 16-inch screen is glorious, too. Apple doesn’t make it anymore, so you’ll need to sniff one out from a third-party retailer.
Creative Bloq score: 5/5

See our MacBook Pro 16-inch M1 review here