My parents very generously bought me a birthday gift for a new job: a nice, Lenovo yogabook with 8g of ram and 256g solid state storage. It really suits my needs...except one. I recently found out my new job will have some light to medium video editing. I'll be producing around 6, 3-5 minute videos a year. Some effects (green screen and the like) but nothing too major. These videos will end up on the company's website for training purposes. Anyway, the Yogabook has an integrated, intel400 gpu but that's it. I downloaded a trial of Cyberlink's Power Director 11 and it seems to be running fine. Takes a little time to generate thumbnails, but it's still pretty fast. I tried to crash it by loading up effects and only managed to do it when once or twice with a ludicrously large amount of effects on it. There's not much stuttering, but maybe I'm missing something. Why is this little card able to do this? Shouldn't it stutter and generally be messed up?
I have a few weeks left to return the yogabook and get something like a Lenovo Y500, which can have 16 gigs of ram, a 1T hard drive (only 5400) and separate NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (you can add a second card, apparently). It looks nice. The 1T drive is, or course great, but I just figured I'd offload the files for each project once I'm done with it to keep the Yoga's 256g clean. My movies won't be long enough to need a lot of space for temporary files, I think.
So, can I keep the Yogabook, or will I be sorry and should therefore go with something like the Y500? I'd miss the touch screen, lightness, speed and general awesomeness of this machine but I need to make sure I can get by with it or I have to trade it in. Any advice or help with my thinking on this would be much appreciated!