Top 3 Best Video Editors For Laptops (or Low End Windows PCs) of 2020

Everyone knows that editing video is a hard work. It takes lots of resource on your computer. And you should always use a PCs for better performance when it comes to editing videos. However, using a laptop will give you more flexibility than PCs since you can editing videos on the go. It’s a perfect solution for making travel vlogs and lazy peoples like me.

In this article, I will share with you my recommendation of top 3 best video editing software (video editor) for laptops and low end PCs of 2020. All programs are carefully tested on my own Dell XPS 13, a business laptop.

Top 3 Best Video Editing Software For Laptops, and Low End PCs of 2020

1. Filmora 9 -$69.95 lifetime

On top of the list is Filmora 9, an easy to use video editing software for laptops and low end PCs which I’ve been using it for years. The program has intuitive user interface, and smart workflow for making videos whether you’re YouTubers, Travel lovers, or amateur video makers. No prior video editing skills is needed to getting started with Filmora 9. With Filmora 9, you can easily cut, trim video, add text titles, video effects, transitions as well as adding background music, sound effect to its editing timeline a lot easier than other professional video editors such as Adobe Premiere Pro, or Final Cut Pro.

Most importantly, it’s lightweight enough that you can edit videos on any laptop, or low end PCs. I stopped using Adobe Premiere Pro couple years ago since I bought my new laptop for making videos. It’s such a nightmare when it comes to making videos with Adobe Premiere Pro on laptops. Video rendering speed is really terrible. With Filmora 9, you don’t need to wait hours for rendering a 3 minutes clip any more. It’s just about some minutes. Learn how to edit video in below tutorial for beginners.


  • Lightweight, intuitive user interface.
  • Tons of preset templates, video effect, transitions and title presets.
  • Advance audio editing tools, and color grading features.
  • Fast video rendering speed.
  • Included screen recording tool.
  • Available for both Windows, and macOS.
  • Frequently upgrade new version.
  • Affordable license price.


  • No free hand masking tool.
  • No auto motion tracking tool.
  • Limited color grading tool.
  • No free version.

Pricing detail

Download Filmora Video Editor for Windows

Download Filmora Video Editor for Mac

2. Movavi Video Editor Plus 2020 – $59.95 lifetime

Movavi video editor plus 2020 is the latest version of Movavi video editor Plus, which is also a lightweight and simple to use video editor for laptops and low end PCs. Movavi video editor plus 2020 is very similar to Filmora 9, except the lack of screen recording tool in this license. For people who don’t need to create software tutorial, Movavi video editor plus 2020 is another great option to try, out of the above mentioned video editor. Take a look at below quick overview of Movavi video editor plus 2020 to learn more about this program.


  • Lightweight, and simple to use.
  • Plenty of built-in presets, templates, and transitions.
  • Includes lots of video effect, sound effect and ready-to-use intro videos.
  • Fast video rendering speed.
  • Advance color grading tool.
  • Multiple track editing timeline.
  • Affordable license price.
  • Available for both Windows, and macOS.


  • Optimizing HD video is very slow.
  • Color grading tool is not the best.
  • 7 days free trial only.

Pricing detail

Download Movavi Video Editor Plus 2020 7 Days Trial 

3. VSDC Free Video Editor

Last, but not least is VSDC free video editor. This is a completed free and powerful video editing software for laptops and low end PCs, suitable for those of you who don’t want to spend your money on video editing software. Though VSDC is a little bit more difficult to use than Filmora 9, or Movavi video editor plus 2020. Once you’ll overcome the learning curve, it can help you make any kind of videos without spending any money. Watch below tutorial videos about VSDC and get 40% off VSDC Pro edition if you like the program.


  • No watermark on the output.
  • No feature restriction.
  • Has advance video, and audio editing features.
  • Fast video rendering speed.


  • Steep learning curve.
  • No macOS version.
  • Poor technical support.

Pricing detail

Download VSDC Free Video Editor

Final Words

If laptop is the only option you have to make video, it’s very important to choose a lightweight video editing software like Filmora 9, or Movavi video editor plus 2020. Instead of investing your money on upgrading your machine, you can learn these new video editors and save your money.

I hope you get helpful information in this post. If you need any further support, don’t forget to contact us any time. Don’t forget to follow us to keep you up to date with our future posts.

Good luck.


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