I see you never got an answer but I have the same question. Wondering if you bought the laptop and have any experience with the Intel HD graphics 4400. I'd be running an i7 processor with 8gb. Really want to know if it will support GPU accelleration? Thanks.
No hardware acceleration.
What version of Premiere? 5, 6,7,8,or 9?
After searching cc_merchant is correct, the only Intel GPU support in Premiere 9 (CC2015) is the following:
- Intel Iris Graphics 5100
- Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
Thanks both of you. Looking for a small notebook in PC. Found this acer Aspire R13 [Acer Aspire R7-371T-76P5 Intel Core i7 4510U (2.00GHz) 8GB Memory 512GB SSD 13.3" Touchscreen 2in1 Convertible Windows 8…] Even has 500GB ssd drive with i7 processor, touchscreen. But probably weak point for accelleration will be the GPU card. Is the only benefit that the accelleration gives me at the end of the process when I render or anything else?
Had Mac and used PP 5.5 (for mac) but need to switch for professional reasons back to PC.
that laptop has an i7-4510U. its more like an i5 in terms of performance. its overpriced for its speed. look for a laptop with an i7 that has 4 cores, some model numbers are i7-47xxx or the brand new i7-57xxx. they are twice the speed and may be close to the same price as you are looking at for the acer.
the gpu is used for several things, mostly helps with smooth playback and some effects. depends on the project and media to say how important the gpu will be.
if you plan on using the new lumetri color effects in premiere cc15, you will need a powerful gpu, like a gtx 970M.
If you never received a response, it's that nobody in these user forums except myself has ever tested any version of Premiere Pro on a laptop with only an integrated Intel HD Graphics and no discrete GPU whatsoever. You see, I tested Premiere Pro CC 2015.2 on the laptop that I am posting this response from, which is equipped with an i5-4210U CPU and only the integrated Intel HD 4400 graphics. It originally came with 6GB of RAM installed, which I had to upgrade to 8GB just to even enable MPE OpenCL GPU acceleration at all. And then, its performance in MPE GPU Acceleration mode is equally as slow as a very bottom-of-the-line currently available discrete GPU such as a GeForce GT 710.
In other words, you should have saved up for something better.