2014’s power workstation is 2019’s budget video editing laptop. Review of the Lenovo W540, the best budget video editing laptop of 2019. Featuring an Intel Core i7 4800MQ processor, 32 GB DDR3L memory, Intel 730 Series 240 GB SSD, and an Nvidia Quadro K1100M graphics card for less than $500 on eBay (and often times under $300).

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  • Some listings of these laptops have dropped to $200 under Buy It Now on eBay. Get em while they're still around.

    ImmodderNation March 30, 2020 1:57 pm Reply
  • Just bought mine on eBay for 360$ ✌

    Yamneh Roncero March 30, 2020 1:57 pm Reply
  • Cant find this on amazon or ebay 😭😭

    Saleem Alharir March 30, 2020 1:57 pm Reply
  • I saw in the comments it cannot do 4k. But what about 1080p 60Fps?

    Aaronthefunnyboi March 30, 2020 1:57 pm Reply
  • I just won a eBay auction for a W530 with 32gb of ram for about $200. I can't wait to get it

    Grey Goose March 30, 2020 1:57 pm Reply
  • Will this laptop be secure with streamlabs and streaming via a capture card?

    SGTshelby March 30, 2020 1:57 pm Reply
  • WIllthe w540 run Premiere pro CC 2019 and Maya 3D 2019 with an 8GB RAM?

    Azam March 30, 2020 1:57 pm Reply
  • "Budget minded youtuber"
    has a monitor case side panel
    Nah just playing man, nice video 😀

    Dev GD March 30, 2020 1:57 pm Reply
  • Hi! I've been doing some research about the cheapest video editing laptop until I came across your video. But before I watched your video I found this Acer Aspire 5 Intel i5-8265U 1.60GHz 8GB Ram 256GB SSD Windows 10. And was wondering which one should I go for? Thinkpad or the Aspire 5? I'll be using the laptop for video editing using 4k videos. I'm still a beginner if you watch my videos. But just want to know what you think? And do I need that 3k screen since I'm going to be editing 4k videos? Thanks!

    RamboTan March 30, 2020 1:57 pm Reply
  • No HDMI socket? How to connect to a HDMI 40" TV

    Azam March 30, 2020 1:57 pm Reply
  • If you're going to bench a GPU like that you could at least bench it in a game that someone might actually consider playing on a system like the W540, CS:GO, Fortnite, crap like that?

    Tristan D March 30, 2020 1:57 pm Reply
  • Need a help I'm a beginner in autodesk inventor would you recommend me to go for ThinkPad t590 corei5 8th gen
    8gb ram , 2gb mx250 graphic card

    Stanley Sam March 30, 2020 1:57 pm Reply
  • Hey Dear,
    I'm using the same Laptop W540 for my minor editing and office use, Please can you provide me link for the original battery replacement. currently I'm staying in United Arab Emirates.

    Muhammad Irfan March 30, 2020 1:57 pm Reply
  • Does this work okay for running movies off of popcorn time?

    Brandon Diaz March 30, 2020 1:57 pm Reply
  • Does it come w stylus or which active stylus works w it. Looking into thinkpad for drawing, light games and possibly running obs studio for speedpaints.

    Glamrgrl104 March 30, 2020 1:57 pm Reply
  • The gaming part is trivial. I have the same laptop and it can run gta 5 at normal settings (online, and single player) with no sweat, doom 2016 at medium preset, far cry 3 at max, and numerous others!!. I'd check if your video card is actually doing the work. My machines only difference is that I have 12 GB of ram instead of your 32 GB. And the kicker is that I got mine for $120 off of a dude on craigslist selling them in bulk because his company upgraded. I really don't mean to make myself sound like an ass, but the fact's a fact.

    I'll also leave a pro tip: Install ThinkPad fan control (TPFanControl for short) It makes the machine much quieter and will let you customize your own fan curve. Hope this helps, as the i7 4800mq is a space heater, and the fact that the intertwined heat pipes that make the whole left side of the machine heat up like a flat-top grill doesn't help the equation much.

    edit: I forgot to ad that my model also doesn't have the 3k display, it has the 1920×1080 LCD.

    Xx-Matte_Black-xX March 30, 2020 1:57 pm Reply
  • I’m saving up for a go pro and a laptop to make my content better. I currently use my phone which has issues. Since it has issues editing videos it causes my channels content to be.. very poor to say the least. Thank you for this video, it definitely helped me figure out what I’m going to do computer wise.

    Rogue Video Productions March 30, 2020 1:57 pm Reply
  • Wot type of power would you need to rip 4k blu's😄

    Shank Adams March 30, 2020 1:57 pm Reply
  • What camera are u using?

    M francis March 30, 2020 1:57 pm Reply
  • soldered graphics card?

    Julian Depaepe March 30, 2020 1:57 pm Reply
  • If you had put in a new battery how much better would the battery life be?

    The Real Cool Pup March 30, 2020 1:57 pm Reply
  • Am also tempted on ebay by the Toshiba Satellite P70A with the i7 4700MQ (still a v.good processor), 17.3" screen, with a SSD – $400AUD in great nick as well.

    Akane Cortich March 30, 2020 1:57 pm Reply
  • 'without stut…' *youtube loading*… 'ters or dipping.'

    MaximalGamingNL March 30, 2020 1:57 pm Reply

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