to be clear, when it comes to a laptop, the single most important question you need to ask yourself is... how long do I need this machine to last?
the single most fundamental answer is always incorporating the best GPU available at the time of purchase, based on the budget, of course. With laptops and now the advent of SSD's increasing performance substantially, it's the GPU that will cause the laptop to be worthless in a given period of time. There will be a point where the GPU will not be able to process the video, or do so while almost overheating, which causes other issues.
So, to put it lightly, you never want to "settle" for what will "just be enough" unless you don't care about longevity, becuse there will always be a new program to take advantage of processing power.