As far as video editing is concerned, everyone wants a laptop that could help them edit their videos efficiently. No doubt, Apple Macbook laptops have a big reputation for being the best options for video editing, thanks to their easy-to-use software and powerful hardware configuration. However, not everyone has a similar taste and there are still a lot of users who have an immense liking for the Windows systems.
That said, as other brands in the market are competing too, the latest release from Asus, the ROG Strix G15 laptop has impressed us a lot. Without a doubt, it’s an extremely powerful laptop, but is it good enough to outshine the latest Macbook Pro?
Since we are lucky to have both of these interesting machines in our hands, we will be comparing them and see which one handles video editing better!
Specifications Comparison between Asus ROG Strix G15 and Apple Macbook Pro:
|Asus ROG Strix G15||Apple Macbook Pro|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX||2.3GHz 8‑core Intel Core i9|
|RAM||16GB DDR4-3200 SO-DIMM||16GB DDR4-2666MHz|
|Storage||1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD||1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050Ti Laptop GPU||AMD Radeon Pro 5500M|
|Display||15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 anti-glare display||16-inch LED-backlit (3072 x 1920) display|
|Weight||2.10 Kg||2 Kg|
|Battery Life||Up to 8 hours||Up to 11 hours|
|Connectivity Ports||1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack, 1x HDMI 2.0b, 3x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C support DisplayPort / power delivery, 1x RJ45 LAN port||4x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports|
Since you will need to keep a lot of raw footage on your laptop, ideal video editing laptops always have ample amount of storage space. Judging these two laptops on the basis of storage, both the Strix G15 and Macbook Pro comes with 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD which is a good enough amount to start with.
Although 1 TB is not that much for an individual who does video editing on a daily basis, you will definitely need external storage hard drive no matter what laptop you choose to pick.
As you might already know, video editing is one of the heaviest tasks that could make any PC struggle. That said, how well a laptop manages that certain amount of load depends on the multi-core performance of the laptop.
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Hence, when you compare the 2.3GHz 8‑core Intel Core i9 processor of the Macbook with the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX present on the ROG Strix G15, things will become more clear to you. If you see the results of the benchmarking tests of both these CPUs, both the CPUs give head-to-head competition to each other. However, in certain areas, the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX performs around 5-10% better.
Generally, video editing mostly depends on the performance of the CPU. However, it’s becoming more and more dependent on GPU for encoding tasks. That said, having a powerful GPU onboard can significantly help to reduce those rendering time and make your work more efficient.
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That said, while the ROG Strix G15 comes with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050Ti Laptop GPU, the new Apple Macbook boasts an AMD Radeon Pro 5500M GPU. While the Strix G15 is coming with one of the latest GPUs, Apple is still sticking with year-old hardware which is quite disappointing.
In comparison, the RTX 3050Ti Laptop GPU is almost 40% better than the latter and offers much better performance while video editing.
When it comes to video editing, the quality of the display you are using matters quite a lot. It’s important that the display is color-accurate so that you can edit your videos efficiently. In the Strix G15 laptop, you get to see a 15.6 inches display with Full HD 16:9 (1920 x 1080) resolution. While on the other hand, the Apple Macbook comes with a 16:10 IPS panel with 3072 x 1920 native resolution.
Surely, the resolution of the Apple Macbook Pro’s display is better, and thanks to the True Tone technology and Wide color (P3) spectrum, the display is brilliantly color accurate. However, the Strix G15 is not lacking anything either as its IPS-level display supports 100.00% sRGBand 75.35% Adobe color gamut. But, due to the advantage of larger resolution, the Macbook Pro is a clear winner in this case.
Well, the Apple Macbook Pro might be having a good display to beat down Strix G15. But, is the story the same when it comes to connectivity options. On the Macbook Pro, you get only 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports which means you can’t connect anything to it unless you have the adapter which will definitely cost you extra.
However, on the Asus ROG Strix G15 laptop, you get all sorts of ports like HDMI, audio jack, USB Type-C, USB 3.2 Type-A, etc. Hence, connecting external GPU, displays, and other peripherals with the Strix G15 is much easier. That said, by using the right peripherals, you can easily build a custom Strix G15 workstation.
Which one is a better option: Asus ROG Strix G15 or Macbook Pro?
There’s no doubt that the Apple Macbook Pro is the most popular laptop out there mostly utilized for tasks like video editing. However, the fact that it’s priced so high makes people look out for other alternatives. Fortunately, the Asus ROG Strix G15 laptop is one great alternative that we found which offers a pretty similar experience as the Macbook Pro in terms of performance.
Apart from that, since ROG Strix G15 runs on Windows, it does not have any limitations like Mac OS. Thus, if you are looking for a windows laptop that helps you do video editing, as good as a Macbook Pro, the ROG Strix G15 is the best Windows laptop you can grab at the moment. In case of any further queries, you can leave your thought in the comments section below.
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