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Best Laptops for Shotcut

Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor.

Laptop Requirements for Shotcut

The system requirements are lightweight; nearly any new laptop will work for running Shotcut.

The RAM requirement of 4gb is easily met.

Windows System Requirements

Minimum:
  • Operating System: 64-bit Windows 7 - 11, or 64-bit Linux with at least glibc 2.27.
  • Processor: x86-64 Intel or AMD; at least one 2 GHz core for SD, 4 cores for HD, and 8 cores for 4K.
  • Graphics Processing Unit: OpenGL 2.0 that works correctly and is compatible. On Windows, you can also use a card with good, compatible DirectX 9 or 11 drivers. We do not have a list.
  • Memory (RAM): At least 4 GB for SD, 8 GB for HD, and 16 GB for 4K.

Recommended Windows Laptops for Shotcut

These laptops meet the system requirements stated by the developer.

14″
Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14
Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14
NX.KN1AA.004
2023 model8 GB RAMThin2-in-1 laptopTouchscreeni3 CPU
$439.99
$359.48
15″
HP 15-dy2718nr
HP 15-dy2718nr
Trusted brand12 GB RAMi7 CPU
$599.00
15″
HP TPN-Q222 15″
HP TPN-Q222 15″
Popular2023 modelTrusted brand32 GB RAMThinTouchscreen
$464.80
16″
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 16″
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 16″
82XY0032US
2023 modelTrusted brand16 GB RAMTouchscreenAMD CPUFingerprint Reader
$849.99
$696.49
15″
HP Victus 15
HP Victus 15
TPN-Q279598U1AV
Play 70% of new games on minimum RTX 2050 GPU16 GB RAMAMD CPU
$634.00
15″
MSI THINGF6312066 15″
MSI THINGF6312066 15″
Play 70% of new games on recommended RTX 4050 GPU2023 model16 GB RAMi7 CPU
$849.99
15″
MSI GF63 15″
MSI GF63 15″
11263
Play 70% of new games on minimum RTX 3050 GPU8 GB RAMi5 CPU
$649.00
$625.60
13″
Microsoft Surface R1S-00062 13″
Microsoft Surface R1S-00062 13″
8 GB RAMThinTouchscreenLightweighti5 CPUHigh resolution
$1,299.99
$883.00
13″
Microsoft Surface R1S-00001 13″
Microsoft Surface R1S-00001 13″
8 GB RAMThinTouchscreenLightweighti5 CPUHigh resolution
$1,299.99
$829.00
15″
Microsoft Surface RIP-00026 15″
Microsoft Surface RIP-00026 15″
16 GB RAMThinTouchscreeni7 CPUHigh resolution
$1,799.99
$1,417.00
15″
Microsoft Surface RFB-00026 15″
Microsoft Surface RFB-00026 15″
8 GB RAMThinTouchscreeni7 CPUHigh resolution
$1,499.99
$1,099.99
15″
Microsoft Surface RKL-00001 15″
Microsoft Surface RKL-00001 15″
32 GB RAMThinTouchscreeni7 CPUHigh resolution
$2,399.99
$1,745.99
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Mac System Requirements

Minimum:
  • Operating System: Apple macOS 10.14 - 12.
  • Processor: x86-64 Intel or AMD; at least one 2 GHz core for SD, 4 cores for HD, and 8 cores for 4K.
  • Graphics Processing Unit: OpenGL 2.0 that works correctly and is compatible. On Windows, you can also use a card with good, compatible DirectX 9 or 11 drivers. We do not have a list.
  • Memory (RAM): At least 4 GB for SD, 8 GB for HD, and 16 GB for 4K.

Recommended Macbooks for Shotcut

These laptops meet the system requirements stated by the developer.

13″
Apple MacBook Air M1 13″
Apple MacBook Air M1 13″
MGN93LL/A
Trusted brand8 GB RAMThinLightweight
$964.97
15″
Apple MacBook Air 15″
Apple MacBook Air 15″
MQKW3LL/A
2023 modelTrusted brand8 GB RAMThin
$1,299.00
$1,194.00
14″
Apple MacBook MTL73LL/A 14″
Apple MacBook MTL73LL/A 14″
Trusted brand8 GB RAMThin
$1,599.00
$1,449.00
13″
Apple MacBook Air 13″
Apple MacBook Air 13″
MRE82LL/A
Trusted brand8 GB RAMLightweighti5 CPUBudget choice
$373.96
16″
Apple MacBook M3 Pro 16″
Apple MacBook M3 Pro 16″
MRW13LL/A
Trusted brand18 GB RAMThin
$2,499.00
$2,334.00
13″
Apple MacBook Air 13″
Apple MacBook Air 13″
MREE2LL/A
Trusted brand8 GB RAMLightweighti5 CPUBudget choice
$449.00
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Updated on October 11, 2022.
These recommendations are based on technical details and requirements. We can't guarantee that the video-editing will run on every laptop.