Dedicated vs graphics integrated Intel graphics card?

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

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

I am looking to buy a new laptop, if I go for an i3/i5 intel core (windows 8/10) laptop with integrated (NOT) graphics card, it will be enough to run the above software? Or I need a dedicated type NVIDIA graphic card?


You have the ATI Mobility HD 6370 with 512 MB dedicated. Run Intel HD 4600 or 5000 embedded video will give similar performance.

I don't think they make Studio MovieBox anymore and you can be sure that it is running on Windows 8.1 or 10 which is what is going to have a new laptop, as you said, you understand. Assuming he'll you will have no problem with a laptop with integrated Intel video. The program and the video capture device are released about 10 years ago. You can have the chance more to run the program in compatibility mode, and you also may need to install the older DirectX support. Pinnacle was purchased by Corel and then I kind of lost track of them. Their support is pretty sketchy these days. I use one of their devices to Dazzle with an old cell phone to capture video from VHS and turn it into DVD and I got to run on Windows 10 using the old Windows Vista software accompanying then chances are your device can be implemented, too.

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