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Best Laptops for Adobe Media Encoder

Adobe Media Encoder let's you output to almost any format you can imagine.

Laptop Requirements for Adobe Media Encoder

The system requirements are lightweight; nearly every new laptop will work for running ME.

16gb is a high amount of RAM, which has to be taken to account when choosing a laptop.

Mac System Requirements

Recommended:
  • Processor: Intel 6th Gen or newer CPU
  • Operating System: macOS 11.0 or later
  • Memory (RAM): 16 GB of RAM (32 GB for 4K or higher media)
  • Storage space: 4GB of available hard-disk space; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080 or greater display resolution
  • Graphics Processing Unit: Adobe-recommended GPU cards for GPU-accelerated performance: see Recommended graphics cards for Adobe Premiere Pro Additional GPU cards when Media Encoder is installed as a standalone app, see Recommended AMD and NVIDIA video adapters for GPU acceleration

Recommended Macbooks for ME

These laptops meet the system requirements stated by the developer.

16″
Apple MacBook M3 Pro 16″
Apple MacBook M3 Pro 16″
MRW13LL/A
Trusted brand18 GB RAMThin
$2,499.00
$2,299.00
14″
Apple MacBook M3 Pro 14″
Apple MacBook M3 Pro 14″
MRX43LL/A
Trusted brand18 GB RAMThin
$2,399.00
$2,234.00
14″
Apple MacBook M3 Pro 14″
Apple MacBook M3 Pro 14″
MRX33LL/A
Trusted brand18 GB RAMThin
$1,999.00
$1,799.00
14″
Apple MacBook M3 Pro 14″
Apple MacBook M3 Pro 14″
MRX63LL/A
Trusted brand18 GB RAMThin
$1,999.00
$1,799.00
15″
Apple MacBook Air 15″
Apple MacBook Air 15″
Z18T0LL/A
Trusted brand16 GB RAMThin
$1,499.00
15″
Apple MacBook Air 15″
Apple MacBook Air 15″
Trusted brand16 GB RAM
$1,728.00
15″
Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2018)
Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2018)
Trusted brand16 GB RAMThini7 CPUBudget choice
$500.00
$499.99
15″
Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2018)
Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2018)
MR972LL/A
Trusted brand16 GB RAMThini7 CPU
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$559.00
14″
Apple MacBook M2 Max 14″
Apple MacBook M2 Max 14″
MPHK3LL/A
2023 modelTrusted brand32 GB RAMThin
$3,099.00
$2,799.95
15″
Apple MacBook 15in
Apple MacBook 15in
FBA-MACBOOKPRO2017i72017-r
Trusted brand16 GB RAMi7 CPUBudget choice
$547.39
$464.99
16″
Apple MacBook M2 Pro 16″
Apple MacBook M2 Pro 16″
MNWC3LL/A
2023 modelTrusted brand16 GB RAMThin
$2,499.00
$1,998.99
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Updated on October 10, 2023.
These recommendations are based on technical details and requirements. We can't guarantee that the app will run on every laptop.