Originally Posted by glasso
the amd chips, especially the new 4000 series (just coming out now) have both cpu power and very good integrated graphics - would easily cope with Adobe - even the video editing (which is actually more about cpu than gpu for the most intensive tasks such as rendering).
the main problem with cheaper laptops for this work is getting a quality colour-accurate screen - you just won't find that in a laptop under 700/750 euros.
Real world feedback from the 100 or so users I'm currently supporting would agree to differ to be honest.
Despite Adobe promising for the past couple of years to design the CC to work much better on standard spec, it hasn't happened.
Photoshop/Premiere are GPU intensive, can't escape that.
But regardless, it all comes down to budget and finding something that will be capable.