I did see the requirements you recommended but I am more concerned about the GPU in the laptop.
The requirements only say -
- Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance
Is the laptop video:
- 2GB NVIDIA GTX960M Graphics suitable?
The Graphics Card you have is Definitely Suitable to use Premiere Pro.
Thanks again for your quick response!
I did not see the 2GB NVIDIA GTX960M Graphics listed as a recommended GPU.
the 900 series nvidia aren't listed on the adobe website, but have been working fine. if you plan on using gpu effects and moderate lumetri color that gtx 960M will not be enough, you will want the gtx 965M. if you plan on several gpu effects and lots of lumetri the gtx 970M will be better. the cpu is a 4 core i7, so thats good for a laptop.
Adobe cannot test each and every graphics card. But since we know that the GTX 960 does work from user comments that there should not be any problem with a GTX 960M. Since that unit only is missing is a second storage drive to meet Adobe's requirements you can use one of the very fast USB 3 drives to get very good performance. I am editing with great success AVCHD 1080 three camera timelines with an i7-4700HQ which is slightly less speed than the i7-4720HQ. I do have 24GB of RAM which is not available on your 16GB unit but that probably is not a drastic difference. Think of getting one or more of the new Samsung T1 USB3 Flash drives for your project and media files and with that internal 512 GB PCIe x4 SSD you should be very able to do great editing as long as you do not get too complex with your video codecs. The other USB 3 flash drive that I have tested and use is the Patriot Supersonic Magnum flash drive. I really like the idea of your 5 pound unit versus my 10 pounds.
The only thing I worry about with that 4K screen is the user interface. Will you be able to read the text?. Maybe someone here can comment on that for us.
To do your editing you will have to operate on AC power as notebooks have severe power down features on the CPU GPU and screens to save battery power.