Will this laptop work?

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Planning to buy a laptop with below configuration
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Bob Lewis

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What configuration?
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Anup Gore

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  • Intel® CoreTM i7-10510U (1.8 GHz base frequency, up to 4.9 GHz base with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, 8 MB cache, 4 cores)
  • Windows 10 Home Single Language 64
  • 512 GB PCIe® NVMeTM M.2 SSD
  • 16 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM (1 x 16 GB)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 (2 GB GDDR5 dedicated)
  • MS Office 2019

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  • Intel® CoreTM i7-10510U (1.8 GHz base frequency, up to 4.9 GHz base with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, 8 MB cache, 4 cores)
  • Windows 10 Home Single Language 64
  • 512 GB PCIe® NVMeTM M.2 SSD
  • 16 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM (1 x 16 GB)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 (2 GB GDDR5 dedicated)
  • MS Office 2019
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I use a machine with similar specifications, but with Windows 10 Pro and an AMD graphics card that appears to be at about the same level as your NVIDIA card. Camtasia doesn't work well with my graphics card (jittery) but it does work reasonably smoothly with the in-built Intel GPU.

From what I've seen, the input files are as important as the GPU and CPU. Camtasia appears to work well with only a very limited number of video formats. It handles my camera files (most of the time), but anything else I throw at it I have to transcode in Handbrake first, or Camtasia either grinds to a halt during editing or outright crashes. 

People with much higher-end PCs than mine have similar problems and have to transcode their video files, too.