Your system will work fine for 720P and 1080p none complex videos.
Thank you for your kind response. Do you know of other software to do a simple task like this?
Premiere Elements, Blender, and Davinci Resolve. would also work for these tasks.
Thank you again, for your prompt response. I will check out these other options as well.
Since I have always been partial towards Adobe (I have used Audition for years), I will begin with Elements.
Later, and Thanks, again, Ed.
To answer your question directly:
Your system is okay for simple tasks but not more complex ones because your laptop's CPU has only two physical cores and your laptop doesn't have a discrete GPU at all whatsoever (nor can one be added at all later on). With Premiere Pro's Mercury Playback Engine and OpenCL GPU acceleration enabled, expect the MPEG-2 DVD timeline export results from the PPBM6/7/8/9 benchmark to be well over 300 seconds (compared to the 40-ish second result from the fastest of the desktop AMD Radeon discrete GPUs). In addition, expect the MPEG-2 DVD export from the PPBM6/7/8/9 to be close to 2,000 seconds in software-only mode, and the H.264 Blu-ray export from the H.264 timeline in PPBM to be close to 1,000 seconds with OpenCL GPU acceleration on (versus the 100-ish second result with a higher-end discrete desktop AMD Radeon GPU).
Thanks for all the effort you have put out on my behalf. I am an older American, and much of what you presented is way over my head.
After finding out what Premiere Pro costs, I have decided against it.
Thanks, again, Ed.
Davinci's GPU acceleration is even more advanced than Adobe's and requires far greater hardware specs to function well. I would suggest atleast 16GB of ram with 32GB the ideal point and a 960GTX 4GB card for the current system if you plan to use Adobe. The system with 32GB of ram and the 960GTX would not perform to bad even with Davinci. However Elements does not have the same GPU acceleration that Premiere has so the performance will be different with elements regardless. You should not require upgrading much for elements.
Thank you, Eric. When I get some time, I will try the 30-day trial for Elements.
Right now, I am trying to learn Resolve, as I have downloaded their free version.