Intel integrated graphics card or dedicated graphics card?

Discussion in 'Which Laptop should I buy?' started by arhagar, Sep 28, 2015.

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    arhagar

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    I intend to buy a new laptop - primary use is MS Office, watching movies / live webstreams and browsing. However, I do use it for video editing occasionally using a software called "Pinnacle Studio MovieBox". This software has a reqmnt for "direct x 9 or 10 compatible graphics card with 128 MB"


    Currently I have HP G42-478TX, which works great.


    As I look to buy a new laptop, if I go for an i3/i5 intel core processor (windows 8/10) laptop with Integrated graphics card (NO dedicated graphics card), will it be sufficient to run the above software? Or will I need a dedicated NVIDIA type graphics card ?
     
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    LGNPanda

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    Depends what kind of videos you are editing. If they are graphic intensive like video games, then I recommend getting an nvidia card. If not, I'd get it anyway because it helps render the video smoothly. I recommend getting an nvidia graphics card and around 8gb ram with an i5 duo/quad core at around 2.4Ghz.
     
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    Thanks for the reply LGNPanda. Basically, the video software I mentioned helps convert from mini DV to DVD / avi formats.
     
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