Best Budget Video Editing Laptops Under 600 – The best laptops under $600 won’t be the best looking, neither will they pack the latest features and gimmicks, but when you’re spending $600, you shouldn’t be taking one thing for granted, that is a good performance.
All the compromises OEMs make while making a budget laptop are done to keep the experience of using Windows, running apps, playing light games, and using office tools as smooth as possible. And the laptops we suggested in this list all fit that bill perfectly.
1.ASUS VivoBook F512
The Asus VivoBook series consists of budget to mid-range laptops to complement the higher-end and more expensive ZenBook series. The unit we have here is the 15.6-inch VivoBook 15 equipped with the entry-level 2nd gen Zen+ Ryzen 3 3200U processor from AMD.
This particular SKU with 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, and 1080p display can be found online for about USD. SKUs with the Intel Core i3-8145U, Core i5-8265U, Core i7-8565U, or GeForce MX110 graphics are also available. These visually identical Intel variants are marketed as the VivoBook X512 series instead to contrast our AMD-powered VivoBook F512 series.
2.Acer Aspire 5
While it may look dated, under the hood, the Acer Aspire 5 is a powerful piece of kit thanks to the 10th Gen Intel Core processor with a fast M.2 SSD. Then, factor in 8GB of RAM, a decent 48Wh battery and 1080p IPS panel and what you get is complete reliability.
What’s more, as tested this is the 14-inch Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-582Y model (15-inch models and variants running AMD processors are also available), so despite the mediocre screen to body ratio this remains a pretty portable device.
Connectivity isn’t bad either, with USB Type-C and ethernet in the mix. It covers most bases. There are certainly better-looking laptops at this price (head to our general best laptops ranking for more of those). But despite that, the Acer Aspire 5 presents a pretty strong overall package. Read on to find out more.
3.Dell Inspiron 15
This isn’t a particularly expensive notebook, though, so don’t expect metal draped over every surface. The underside of the base is only covered in metal on areas where it’ll be visible, and the keyboard, wrist-rest and screen bezel are all finished with underwhelming matte black plastic.
The port situation is pretty standard here, too, with a trio of USB connections, a HDMI output and Gigabit Ethernet alongside an SD card reader. Interior access is decent: the base panel lifts away after just two screws have been removed, and the memory, hard drive, battery, processor and wireless card are all easily reachable. That’s great news for anyone that wants to be able to repair or upgrade their own laptop.
The HP Pavilion 14 is a good-looking laptop. The aluminium chassis in frosted silver gives it elegance, despite the mid-range price. It’s polished for office use, without the awful chunkiness you get on some business laptops, such as the (otherwise excellent) Acer Aspire 3.
If you’re interested in a machine that will double up for personal and professional use, the Pavilion 14 definitely looks the part.
It’s a successful one at that. At the entry-level, the Surface Laptop Go gets you an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, alongside a gorgeous display and excellent build quality, for a low asking price. And, it’s far better than any other laptop you’re going to find at this price range.
Even at its kitted-out configuration, it remains unbelievably affordable. The absolute top-end version, which we tested here, retails at medium. We’d consider a bargain for the specs listed on the right, especially since most other laptops in this size class and price range are going to be Chromebooks, which are way more restrictive in what you can do than the Laptop Go’s Windows 10 in S Mode. Bonus? You can easily switch out of that Mode these days, and the hardware on offer is more than capable of being a fully functioning Windows 10 computer.
Best Budget Video Editing Laptops Under 600 – To understand whether a laptop fits your needs, look for things like upgradability, SSD storage, a good, bright display, and reliable all-round performance. As we review dozens of laptops every month, we have inculcated a fair idea of what works and what doesn’t. So in the following list, we have zeroed down on a few choices that make the most sense to buy if you have a budget under $600