Best place to ask this is the Hardware forum ... Hardware Forum
There's a list of the recommended/required hardware capabilities to run PrPro ... recent OS, 8GB RAM although running without 16 is ... slow. A dedicated graphics card with more than 1GB vRAM, and nVidia still works better through the CUDA than the AMD cards do with OpenCL, though the difference is getting less. In CUDA, more than a thousand CUDA cores, please.
As to "the list", that only applies if your'e running CS6, it was dropped after they went into the CC model.
As to Quadro ... UNLESS you are doing certain typically higher-end processes within PrPro/AfterEffects, those cards give no help and can be slower to use than a card a quarter the cost but with good vRAM and cores data.
A large part of the rendering process involves readin' & writin' ... if you've got everything on one disc along with your OS, won't matter how hot your bits are as your bytes will take too long getting to and off disc. Multiple discs involved is more better. OR ... the very high-speed access m.2 or some of the Samsung T1 drives. Bill Gehrke is the brains to pick for all of this stuff.
The approved list no longer impacts whether the GPU acceleration functions or not with CC. It's simply the list of tested cards. A 970M or 980M Nvidia GPU would give you the best performance in the Mobile world for Adobe's GPU acceleration at this point for the money. The equivalent Quadro mobile cards would be the Quadro M4000M for example for the 970M. Codecs significantly effect the performance of GPU acceleration and the hardware you need to run it. Go Pro's codecs are very complex and take significant processing. Converting it to something like DNxHD or DNxHR can allow that media to run far better on hardware that cant handle the Go Pro media natively. Ideally you want a Quad Core i7 Mobile CPU with HT and 32GB of ram. A Quad core without HT will only give you 4 threads so complex media like Go Pro's will really struggle on the laptop. Any Nvidia GPU with greater than 1GB of vram will work. However the 970M is the sweet spot for most 1080 workflows.
My image was cropped too with it leaving a square video. If you click the "transform" button and select rotate 90 degrees it will easily rotate the whole image. Everything else is the same. Thanks for the tutorial.
If you really want a hot laptop check with the master NLE builder Eric Bowen at ADK and definitely avoid the Dell's and HP's. If you want to try to do it yourself then look at the high-end Gaming laptops from ASUS and MSI. I am using the Samsung T1 or now it would the be the newer T3 USB 3 flash drives and getting great performance as the second drive on my older ASUS G750JW as you can see below with the 256 GB T1 pushing the limits of USB 3.0