MSI PE70 Prestige GTX 960M Laptop
This is really an ideal choice if you just want to choose a laptop for editing without making lots of additional decisions for customization. It is a pre-built system so you do not get to pick and choose your components, but it comes with all the hardware you probably need for just about any kind of editing. You get an Intel i7 processor in this laptop along with 12GB of DDR4 memory that runs very fast and is ideal for demanding video editing and handling HD media and large files. The 17-inch display looks great and gives you a lot of work area for your software, plus it comes with a DVD burner for backing up your data or work files.
This laptop has an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 2GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory that's really ideal for handling video editing and a 1TB hard drive gives you plenty of storage for your raw and edited files. You get all of this at a very reasonable price which makes this pick a great choice for an amateur editor or student.