Why would you do video editing in anything but GPGPU? Are you using Sony Vegas or something else horribly antiquated?
Adobe CS6 and because of necessity and not wanting to pay the GPU premium. With the upgrade tips he's been given, he should be able to do entry level editing and still have a decent workflow, long length HD films or even 720p youtube clips over 20 mins might be a bit beyond his reach with this machine.
Keep in mind I work on an AMD so the "no dGPU" argument doesnt hit me quite as hard.....
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