After researching for more than 20 hours, reading lots of actual reviews & carefully considering user feedback, and then spending 3 days looking at various products, I finally chose Asus F555UA-EH71 as the best laptop for video streaming. Visit best 14 inchs gaming laptops for 2018 >>
For a price of $579 you get a powerful laptop that that is easily capable of streaming high quality videos such as HD, Blu-ray (1080p) and even 4K!. The Asus F555UA-EH71 includes the latest generation (sixth) of Intel Core i7-6500U CPU, 15.6 inch LED display screen, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, Windows 10 and a faster Wi-Fi adapter (802.11 ac).
And the other added advantage due to its processing capability is that while it’s streaming a video to your TV or monitor, you should be able to use the laptop to do other tasks such as creating a Word document, browse the Internet etc comfortably. It’s slight downside however is the 1366 x 768 screen resolution. Sure it won’t look as sharp as a full HD screen, but it’s still a good looking display screen.
If that screen is a deal-breaker for you, then you should consider the HP Pavilion 15.6″. It has a touch-screen IPS panel with 1920 x 1080 resolution that’s got excellent viewing angles and good color accuracy. The brightness level is a little low, though (not a deal-breaker). It’s also equipped with 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD and a 802.11 ac Wi-Fi adapter, but the Intel Sixth generation Core i7-6700HQ CPU that it comes with is twice more faster than the i7 CPU of the Asus laptop.
But if you have more demanding requirements, such as that you want to stream a live (HD or Blu-ray quality) video feed from a professional camera which needs to be mildly edited (real-time), then you should consider something more capable performance-wise such as the MSI GS60 GHOST PRO 4K-605. It’s a premium product that has a 15.6 inch gorgeous 4K display screen (3840 x 2160 resolution), Core i7-5700 HQ high end processor, 16 GB of RAM, 1 TB hard drive
(7200 rpm) with a 128 GB SSD drive (SSDs are few times faster than the traditional hard disk drives, and having a faster storage significantly improves video loading times when editing) and a dedicated GPU (Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M) with 6 GB of RAM. It’s actually a premium gaming laptop (you should be able to use it for streaming games too), but I carefully chose it from a set of other similar laptops so that you can carry it around easily, because even for a powerful gaming laptop, it weighs in 1.9 kg only.
But before moving into the actual product review, let’s first talk about the methodology that I used for choosing these products.
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How Did I Pick These Products?
To easily address the requirements of various end-users, after much thought, I divided video streaming into two main scenarios. And then I carefully calculated the hardware features that are required to achieve each task. The first scenario is the most simplest version where you just need to output the video that’s playing on your laptop to a larger screen, preferably a plasma TV or even to a large monitor.
The second one is the bit advanced version in which you’re required to (real-time|live) edit a video feed that’s coming from a recording device such as from a professional camera, and then channel (stream) the edited video output to a remote location which could mostly be an online video broadcasting service (website). Or maybe you don’t actually need to edit the video in real-time, but maybe you’re still required to edit the video offline, and then stream it to a TV or need to broadcast it through the Internet, later.
In either of these cases what is common is that the laptop should be able to first play the video from its end, and edit if necessary, and then send (channel) the video to the desired location or to the hardware device. And in order to successfully stream a video (with or without editing), using a laptop, there are two things that you should consider. First of all, the laptop should have enough Processing Power to handle the required video processing, and secondly, it should have the necessary Output Ports to channel (stream) that video to the desired location or to a device.
But for instance, in order to understand the amount of Processing Power that’s required to handle a high quality video, let’s first consider what happens when you play a video (I’ll cover editing later) on your computer without diving into all the complicated technical details. After that I will also explain to you the type of Output Port(s) that are required to send that video to your desired source. And as soon as you have a good understanding of the whole process, then I will explain the actual hardware features that are required to successfully achieve either of these tasks.
What is Video Decoding (playback)?
In its most simplistic form, a video file can be divided into two categories. One is the uncompressed video file – this is a video which is unedited or untouched (RAW). These are the video files that are in their most purest form. They also have very large file sizes and have the highest quality. And thus, they are in the best condition for editing.
The other form of a video is the compressed, or as more commonly known, encoded video files. They have relatively small sizes compared to an uncompressed file. But due to the compression, some of the data gets permanently lost in the process, resulting in a video that slightly degraded in quality, compared to the quality of the original uncompressed video file. The method that a computer uses to compress a RAW video is called a video codec. These codecs are called ‘lossy video codecs’ because once you process an uncompressed video file through a lossy codec, as I just mentioned, the original file loses some of its data (= video quality) permanently. There are other video codecs however, that can compress a video file without losing any data, although their output file sizes are much larger compared to a ‘lossy codec’. These are called ‘lossless codecs’.
In general, video encoding is a complex subject. But as far as your requirements are concerned, the point is this. Just like you need to decompress (extract) a compressed file before you can read its content, before you can watch a video file on your computer, much the same way, the computer has to first decompress that video file before you can watch it. This whole process is called video decoding, although, unlike you have to fully decompress a compressed file before you can read its content, decompressing a video happens on demand (in small chunks) due to many reasons. And this process of decoding a video, just like decompressing a compressed file, demands reasonable amount of computational power that grows in relative to the quality of the video.
For instance, a modern computer can decode a DVD video disc with ease, but decoding a Blu-ray disc that contains a video that’s few times as high in quality as a DVD, is a demanding task, relatively. And most of the time, the decoding process is handled by the CPU (Central Processing Unit – This is where almost all the processing takes place). But depending on the software codec that does this decoding (uncompressing), it might be able to use your GPU (Graphic Processing Unit), bypassing the CPU. The GPU is the most ideal hardware device to use for decoding a video since a GPU is designed for the specific task of handling graphics based processing. Thus, it’s much more efficient at it than the CPU. And when this happens, it will offload the CPU, and the resulting benefit for the user is that he/she can use the CPU to do other tasks comfortably (browsing the web, creating a word document or doing something else) while the GPU does the decoding. And nowadays, almost all GPUs, whether it’s a high-end gaming GPU or a low-end one, are capable of decoding high quality videos such as HD & Blu-ray formats (or even the newer 4K videos that have at least 4 times the quality of a Blu-ray and thus demands a lot of processing power), all on their own.
Even though ideal, this doesn’t always happen, mostly because of software compatibility issues. Therefore, it’s important to purchase a laptop that has enough CPU power to comfortably handle a high quality video (HD, Blu-ray or 4K) decoding, should the software fail to utilize the GPU. But even as it (CPU) decodes a video, it should still have enough power left to let the user to use it to do other tasks, should he/she needs it. So when purchasing a laptop, don’t buy one that can barely handle the task. Make sure it can comfortably handle it, thus leaving you with enough power left to attend to other tasks. Performance-wise, all the products that I’ve listed here can quite comfortably handle high quality video streaming. Out of the three laptops I’ve chosen, I guarantee that all will be able to comfortably decode even 4K videos. And one will be also able to edit an already encoded HD or Blu-ray video that’s coming from a recording device in real-time (editing an incoming video while streaming it at the same time) without major issues.
What is Video Editing?
Video editing (to put into an extremely simpler context) is the task of figuring out how to efficiently compress a RAW or an unedited video so that we can get a smaller file by sacrificing the least amount of quality. The most simplest version of video editing is video encoding, the opposite of decoding. When compared to decoding a video, encoding demands few times more processing power. Professional video editing is actually one of the most demanding tasks in computing. And it becomes even more demanding if both the encoding and streaming should happen simultaneously.
That’s why I have added a powerful gaming laptop to the list, because gaming and video editing have very similar hardware requirements, thus any powerful gaming laptop is capable of editing high quality videos.
What is Video Streaming?
This is also a very complex subject. But I’ll stick with the basics because that’s all you need to know. Video streaming simply means outputting the already decoded (uncompressed) video file in small chunks from your laptop computer to another device that’s directly connected to it, or sending it to a remote location, so that the person on the other end can start watching it almost immediately, without having to wait till he/she receives the whole video file. Without streaming, if the video file is large and the network connection is slow, then a user will have to wait till the whole video is downloaded before he/she can watch it. It can take anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour or two, or even longer.
This is possible with video (and audio) content because a video is a collection of still images. Depending on the video, your computer may display these still images anywhere between 24 up to 60 per second (this is also known as the Frame Rate of a video), thus creating the illusion of a motion which we call a video. So for instance, a movie that’s about 2 hours long which displays 30 still images per second, contains approximately 216000 still images. And what happens when streaming such a video is that the computer that streams it (may it be your own laptop or an online video streaming service like YouTube) divides the video file into small chunks, each containing a small number of still images that can create a video that can only be played for couple of seconds. And these small video files constantly arrive at your computer in such a way so that as soon as you have watched the current one, the next one has already arrived and waiting to be played. And if due to, say a network connection issue, the arrival of some parts (small chunks) of the movie is interrupted, it’ll break the playback of the movie. If this is severe, then the playback of the movie will halt, or if only some of the parts have not arrived, then the playback will continue with stutters (a commonly observed phenomenon when playing online videos).
Streaming to a Device
For most people, the connected device will be the TV on your living room. For sending the decoded video to a TV (for instance), your laptop will use an output port called the HDMI (High-definition Multimedia Interface) port. And both your laptop and the TV should each contain an HDMI port, and they both should be connected through an HDMI cable. Almost all newer laptops come with one in-built. You can also attach an external HDMI converter through the USB port of your laptop, if it doesn’t have one built-in, although it’s highly unlikely. HDMI also has several versions. As of 2016 March, what you’ll find on most laptops is HDMI ver 1.4. The latest version is 2.0, and only a handful of laptops come with an HDMI 2.0 port. Each version differs from others on various features, but it’s mostly about the data speed or rate. The higher the version, the more data it can send within each second.
To stream a 4K video in 60 frames per second to a TV or a monitor, both the laptop and the device should be connected through an HDMI 2.0 port. Older HDMI versions such as 1.4 can only stream 4K videos with 30 frames per seconds.
What About the ‘DisplayPort’?
‘DisplayPort‘ was first introduced in 2006. It was especially designed to replace the old video output ports such as the VGA, DVI etc. And the DisplayPort had the ability to stream a 4K video with 60 frames per seconds starting with the version 1.2a which was first introduced as far as in 2009 (newer DisplayPort versions such as the version 1.4, can handle 5K or even 8K videos). Not all new laptops include a DisplayPort yet, but some do. And little by little, it’s becoming the norm. And the other advantage of the DisplayPort is that it’s backward compatible withe HDMI port. In other words, you can use a DisplayPort to HDMI adapter cable (a mere cable) to send the video output from the DisplayPort to an HDMI port. However, unless it’s the version 2.0 or higher, the HDMI port in the other end will not be able to display a 4K video with 60 frames per seconds that it receives, obviously.
Is it True that I can Use the Wi-Fi Connection to Stream Video to My TV?
Yes, this feature is called WiDi. It’s only available on Intel based Wi-Fi adapters and Intel CPUs. And, your TV should also have an in-built WiDi compatible Wi-Fi adapter. Otherwise, you’ll have to purchase an external adapter that supports WiDi.
Streaming to a Remote Location
If you will be streaming a live video feed through Internet, then the remote location could easily be a website that’ll be acting as a broadcasting service. And unlike above, the laptop will use a network adapter for sending the edited (encoded) video feed to the remote location. If you’re a professional, then you should use a high speed network interface that should be physically connected to a high speed Internet connection directly, or to a hardware device that’s connected to a high-speed Internet connection. You should avoid using common wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi because their connectivity is not as reliable as a wired connection. Wi-Fi connections also collide when confronted with each other which can break the flow of your video feed. That said, not every laptop comes with a network card. The thin ones especially don’t include one due to the size restrictions. In such instances, you’ll have to purchase an external high-speed network adapter (yes they too vary in speed & other features), and attach it to the laptop through the USB port.
When purchasing an external network adapter (NIC – Network Interface Card) make sure it can operate around 1000 Mb/s (1000 Megabits per second) at least. You should almost always avoid cheaper 100 Mb/s NICs because their speeds aren’t enough to send a high quality video over a network. An external NIC should be plugged into the laptop through the USB 3.0 port (USB 3.0 is the newer high speed USB port technology). Also make sure the NIC is ‘full duplex’, not a ‘half duplex’ one, although ‘half duplex’ ones are quite uncommon nowadays. Basically, a half duplex NIC will only be able to operate at 50% of its overall speed. The manufacturer usually puts this information under the ‘Specifications’ section on the product page. If you want a product recommendation, StarTech USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter is a good one.
You don’t have to worry about any of this if you’ll be streaming a video later, after editing it offline. You can use either the Wi-Fi adapter or any other network connectivity available, since you’re not broadcasting anything live and thus keeping a fast and an uninterrupted network connectivity is not terribly important. Wi-Fi comes in few different speeds. I recommend that you purchase a laptop that has a high-speed Wi-Fi adapter (they’re also available for purchasing externally). It’s called 802.11 ac and this information can be found on under the hardware specifications of the laptop on its product page.
Are RAM & Hard Disk Drives Important?
They absolutely are important!. And the reason is quite simple. In computers, even though the CPU and the GPU are the two main ‘brains’ that process the data, before they can process, first data has to reach them. And in computers, there is a predefined path of how the data reaches them. First they’re read from the main storage device of your laptop (which is your hard disk drive), and then they’re copied to RAM. And the CPU and GPU can only process data that’s copied to RAM. RAM stands for Random Access Memory which is basically a very fast storage medium. It can however, only hold data temporarily. When you turn OFF or reboot a computer, all the data on RAM gets erased. RAM is also expensive which is why compared to the size of hard disk drives, RAM size is quite smaller.
When compared to the CPU, GPU and the RAM, hard disk drive is the most slowest. Therefore, on most occasions, the easiest way to improve the overall performance of a computer (mostly for improving the application & file opening times) is to choose a faster main storage device. Currently the most fastest main storage technology is called SSD (Solid State Disk). When compared to the conventional rotational hard disk drives, SSDs are few times faster. However, they’re also expensive. However, nowadays a more affordable solution is to use what is called a ‘Hybrid Drive’. These drives come with a bigger & slower rotational hard disk for permanently storing your files, and a smaller but faster SSD for temporarily storing your most frequently used data so that you can access them faster.
Actual Hardware Recommendations
Simple Video Streaming (HD, Blu-ray)
If all you need is to stream a HD or a Blu-ray video that’s playing on your laptop (whether it’s actually read through a DVD, Blu-ray disc, hard disk or from the Internet), then make sure the laptop meets the following hardware requirements.
CPU : Intel Fifth Generation Core i3-5005U CPU or better.
GPU : Intel HD Graphics 5500 or better.
RAM : 4 GB of RAM or better.
HDD* : 320 GB Rotational Hard Disk Drive (HDD) or better.
Port : HDMI 1.4 or newer.
*If you’ll be required to save a lot of high quality videos (HD, Blu-ray etc) to your hard disk, then choosing a hard disk that has a capacity of 1 TB (1000 GB) or more is preferred.
What About 4K Video Streaming?
4K video streaming is very demanding. It’s also very new and there aren’t a whole lot of videos in 4K format. However, it’ll become very popular in the near future, therefore purchasing a laptop that’s also capable of handling 4K streaming makes sense. I recommend that you choose more capable hardware (especially the CPU, GPU and RAM), even though a laptop with above mentioned hardware specifications is capable of decoding a 4K video (barely), you will not be able to multi-task on that laptop when streaming it. Thus you should consider the following hardware requirements, instead.
CPU : Intel Sixth Generation Core i5-6440HQ or better.
GPU : Intel HD Graphics 520 or better.
RAM : 8 GB.
HDD* : 256 SSD or 1 TB HDD or better.
Port* : HDMI 2.0 or newer.
*A standard 4K video contains 4-times more data compared to a Blu-ray (full HD – 1080p) video file . So theoretically, the file size too should be about 4-5 times larger. However, there are compression methods (video codecs) being developed that compress a 4K video so hard that the output file size is very similar to a full HD video!. So using that type of a codec, it’s possible to compress a high quality 4K video movie to take a size of 8-10 GB. However, depending on the compression technology used, the size can vary (for instance, even though a streaming Blu-ray movie maybe about 8-10 GB, the same movie on a Blu-ray disc can take up to 50 GB in size). Therefore, having a storage device that can hold large amount of data is important.
But if you’ll be streaming movies directly from online streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime etc, then you don’t have to worry about having a big hard disk drive because those movies won’t be saved into hard drive. Otherwise, if you’ll be storing most of the videos on your main storage and will stream it from there to a TV, then it makes more sense to choose a storage device with very large capacity (2 TB or more). However, not all laptops come with storages with such high capacity. Therefore, your best solution is to buy a laptop even if it comes with a smaller storage unit (256 SSD or a 1 TB HDD), but accommodates the rest of the recommended hardware (CPU, GPU and RAM mainly). And then later you can separately purchase an external hard disk drive ( 2 – 4 TB or more) that you can plug into the laptop through the USB port. It’s the most practical and ideal solution.
*Also remember that not all the newer laptops yet come with an HDMI 2.0 port. They mostly have the version 1.4 and these HDMI ports can handle 4K videos, but a 4K video that has a 60 frames per seconds (FPS) requires a more speedier HDMI (version 2.0 or newer). But the good news is that you can find external HDMI 2.0 adapters that you connect to the laptop through the USB 3.0 port. And they’re very cheap too.
Recommended Products for HD, Blu-ray & 4K Streaming
Best All-rounder – Asus F555UA-EH71 (15.6″)
I chose Asus F555UA-EH71 as the best laptop for video streaming because even though it’s not the most powerful laptop of my three picks, it still packs a lot of power at a very reasonable price.
As mentioned in the beginning, it has a sixth generation Intel Core i7-6500U CPU, 8 GB of RAM, 1 TB hard disk drive (5400 rpm), 15.6 inch screen with a 1366 x 768 resolution, a faster Wi-Fi (802.11 ac) adapter, Bluetooth 4.0, DVD burner|writer, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port (slower), VGA port and an HDMI port. I couldn’t find the version of the HDMI port, but I recon it’s the version 1.4.
This laptop comes with Intel HD 520 GPU which is capable of decoding (playing) HD, Blu-ray and even 4K videos without the help of the CPU. So even when it’s streaming, you should be able to browse the web or do another task without major lags in performance as well. It weighs in about 2.3 kg and comes with Windows 10.
Unsurprisingly, some users who have purchased it to do intensive tasks such as graphic design, and programming, are very happy with its performance. They say its great for multitasking. One says he uses it frequently for watching movies from Netflix and Hulu and haven’t had any issues so far. The battery life however is a little short. According to the users, you’re restricted to a battery life of 3-4 hours. It shouldn’t even last that long when streaming Blu-ray or 4K videos. But that shouldn’t be a problem since you’ll be using it inside your home mostly and can connect it to a power source when necessary.
The touch-pad and the keyboard are comfortable to use, although the Caps Lock doesn’t have an indicator. Keep that in mind when typing passwords. The keys are also not backlit. Other than that, it’s a great laptop for streaming videos.
The Powerhouse with a Sharp Display Screen – HP Pavilion (15.6″)
The HP Pavilion 15.6″ laptop has a sharp Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 touchscreen display. And as mentioned in the beginning, it’s an IPS panel thus it has great viewing angles, good color accuracy, although the brightness levels is a little low according to some reviewers. But I’ve not seen any major complains from the users.
The Core i7-6700HQ processor included in this laptop is very powerful. It’s got two times the more horse power compared to the Core i7 of the Asus. And the GPU (HD 530) is also slightly more powerful as well. It also includes a high speed Wi-Fi adapter (802.11 ac) and also a high speed NIC (1000 Mb/s). Other hardware includes 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD that spins at 5400 rpm and a 720p HD webcam. Windows 10 is the operating system that comes pre-installed.
The battery can last up to 4-5 hours which is pretty good when considering its performance. However, when streaming high quality videos, I think you should only get about 2.30-3 hours. The keyboard and the touch-pad are comfortable to use, but its keys too aren’t backlit.
Real-Time Video (HD & Blu-ray) Editing and Streaming
If you want to edit an uncompressed full HD video in real-time, then you should build a powerful desktop workstation, not a laptop.
If you have an incoming video feed from a recording device that’s already encoded (compressed) into the HD video format (720p or 1080p – aka Blu-ray), and you just want to add few effects or final touches in real-time just before streaming, or, if you’re usually required to edit compressed or uncompressed full HD videos offline and then to stream the edited video content later, then you should purchase a very powerful laptop because that’s a very demanding task. For such a system, I’d recommend the following hardware:
CPU : Inter Sixth Generation Core i7-6700HQ or Better.
GPU : Nvidia GTX 950M (4GB RAM) or Better.
RAM : 16 GB or Higher.
HDD : 1 TB Rotational Drive + 128 GB SSD or Better.
Ports : NIC (Network Interface Card) with 1000 Mb/s (= 125 Megabytes per second) or Higher.
As mentioned earlier, as the quality of the video grows, so does the amount of data that will be traveling per second, from your laptop to the destination. Therefore, if you’ll be doing all this live, then you should use a highly reliable & fast network connectivity such as physically connecting the laptop to a high-speed network using a cable through an NIC. Otherwise, if you’ll be streaming a video much later after editing, then also as mentioned earlier, you can even use a high speed Wi-Fi adapter (802.11 ac) without having to go through all the trouble of physically attaching the computer to a network etc.
Theoretically, a laptop with the above characteristics can be used to edit 4K videos offline, but they’ll take very long time to encode (compress). If you’re interested in building a 4K editing workstation, then you should read the Intel’s white paper called the – Hardware Performance Guide 4K Video Editing. It’ll give you all the necessary background information on how to successfully build a powerful 4K editing workstation.
Recommended Products for Real-Time Video Editing and Streaming
MSI GS60 GHOST PRO 4K-605 (15.6″)
This is a very powerful gaming laptop from MSI, but surprisingly, it’s the most lightweight one of all the three laptops as mentioned in the beginning. The 15.6 inch IPS display screen has crystal sharp 4K resolution, colors on it look great and brightness level is also high. It’s stunning basically!. It’s CPU, Intel sixth generation Core i7-4720HQ is also the fastest of the three, although compared to the HP Pavilion’s CPU, it’s only about 7% more powerful. But that’s because the HP Pavilion too includes a very powerful processor.
That said, performance-wise, the MSI GS60 GHOST PRO 4K-605 is far beyond the capabilities of the HP. That’s mainly because the MSI GS60 GHOST PRO 4K-605 has an up-to-date & extremely powerful NVIDIA Geforce GTX970M GPU with 6 GB RAM of its own!, 16 GB of RAM for the system, a 128 GB fast SSD and 1 TB of HDD that spins at 7200 rpm for maximum performance. The GPU power will definitely come in handy when editing videos, especially when adding video filters. It also has a high-speed Wi-Fi adapter (802.11ac), a Gigabit (1000 Mb/s) NIC and the operating system is Windows 8.1, but you can freely upgrade to Windows 10.
Will This Laptop be able to Edit an Uncompressed Blu-ray Video Stream in Real-Time?
This is a difficult question to answer because the amount of processing power required to compress (encode) an uncompressed video depends on your settings such as the set resolution, bitrate, added filters etc and the desired compression level. In simple words, if you want to encode an uncompressed Blu-ray video using the best quality & the best compression level using this laptop, then it absolutely will not be able to do that!. Again, for such purposes, you should build a workstation preferably with Intel Xeon processor(s), extremely powerful GPUs, larger RAM (32 GB at least) and faster hard disks etc.
But if we’re talking about a scenario where the incoming video feed is already encoded(compressed) into Blu-ray format with high quality settings from the recording device itself (such as from a professional video camera) or after being processed by a capturing device, and you just want to add a few final touches (adding few video filters etc), then Yes, this laptop is well capable of handling such situations.
When it comes to offline (non-real-time) video encoding however, except for the original 4K video format, this should be able to encode uncompressed HD or Blu-ray videos with speed nonetheless. Yes you can encode 4K videos too offline as well, but it’ll take many times that’s of the original video’s run time, to finish.
Being a powerful gaming laptop, it has an excellent keyboard that’s very comfortable to use. It’s also backlit. The touch-pad is also nice according to the users. But being a gaming laptop, don’t expect it to last long when doing intensive tasks. The HDMI port however is the version 1.4. If you want to stream 4K videos at their highest quality, then you should separately purchase an USB 3.0 to HDMI 2.0 converter such as the StarTech USB32HD4K.
The article got a little long but I’m confidant that I was able to provide you with not just product recommendations, but also a good understanding of what video streaming means. Sure I skipped many technical details, but you should still be able to grasp the bigger picture even without all the technical details. Also remember that video formats such as 4K are still new, therefore, you should expect many improvements and changes in the near future. But I did my best to make sure that you buy a laptop that’s ‘future proof’ to a great degree. I’ll make sure to update the article if I find something new.
I wish you luck with your purchase, and thank you for reading!