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    Default Buying a new laptop...

    Solely because the current one runs on coal and my FM games run slowly because of it. Can anyone recommend a machine that FM runs well on?

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    Default Re: Buying a new laptop...

    Cheers mate.

    So really anything with around 3GB of memory and a decent RAM aye?

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    tbh ive heard bad things about acer, wouldnt get one. what your looking for is a 2+ ghz processor (core 2 duo or greater would be good)

    3gb ram or greater and of course make sure the graphics card is able.

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    not saying they are all crap just saying i hear a lot more bad things about them than good. constant over-heating being a main problem for them. just thought he would like to know as buying something like a laptop you need to be well informed. i myself have a packard bell and have used those for years never had one single problem dell are also very reputable now. sony are over-priced dont even bother.

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    Default Re: Buying a new laptop...

    Quote Originally Posted by cynet View Post
    I have a acer laptop and have no problems with it and i bought it from play.com
    what are your laptop specs mate?
    im getting a acer aspire 5739g laptop in January.

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    Dont get a laptop with anymore than 3GB because.....

    A. 3 is more than enough for FM and most other things.
    B. If you want more than 3GB then you should first install the 64bit version of windows.

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    Default Re: Buying a new laptop...

    how much is the 64 bit version of windows?
    And what are the main differences?

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    Default Re: Buying a new laptop...

    you should look to upgrade to windows 7 if it doesnt come pre-installed after release will more than likely be around £65 will hace both 32bit and 64 bit versions avaliable for choosing.

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    Default Re: Buying a new laptop...

    the 64bit version of windows is exactly the same price as 32bit windows (or should be).

    the main differences are:

    64 bit OS can handle 4gb of ram or more

    programs that can take advantage of 64bit processing will perform better than if they were ran on a 32 bit operating system

    hp are quite a good brand, though they are a bit more expensive. the one that is on the link looks solid for the price.

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    Default Re: Buying a new laptop...

    Quote Originally Posted by stevie_G_32201 View Post
    you should look to upgrade to windows 7 if it doesnt come pre-installed after release will more than likely be around £65 will hace both 32bit and 64 bit versions avaliable for choosing.
    this. i wouldnt bother getting any new laptop/desktop unless it has windows 7 or an upgrade voucher included.

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    Question Re: Buying a new laptop...

    My eldest just got a new laptop through the post today no idea what it is though.

    It makes me fancy getting a gaming laptop does anyone know any good review websites for laptops?

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    windows 7 is released tomorrow anyway i think.

    edit: try www.techradar.com

    not sure if www.tomshardware.com has reviews or not but you could always try there too

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevie_G_32201 View Post
    windows 7 is released tomorrow anyway i think.

    edit: try www.techradar.com

    not sure if www.tomshardware.com has reviews or not but you could always try there too
    yeah it is, i cant wait to get my hands on a copy

    you could try the forums at www.overclockers.co.uk or the user reviews on dabs or ebuyer.

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    Default Re: Buying a new laptop...

    Cheers for the help lads.

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    Default Re: Buying a new laptop...

    so they are both the same price?

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    Default Re: Buying a new laptop...

    you order it they both come on the same disc/in the same box not sure which (probably same disc) but they are both there to choose from.

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    Default Re: Buying a new laptop...

    I have a 3-year old Dell that was only about $700. The only thing I've upgraded on it has been the RAM (from 1gb to 2.5gb) and the game runs fine on my machine. Honestly, laptops now at comparable prices are MUCH better than mine, so no matter what you by now you should be ok.

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    Default Re: Buying a new laptop...

    as long as its not a celeron and 1gb ram.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevie_G_32201 View Post
    windows 7 is released tomorrow anyway i think.

    edit: try www.techradar.com

    not sure if www.tomshardware.com has reviews or not but you could always try there too
    Quote Originally Posted by admoo View Post
    yeah it is, i cant wait to get my hands on a copy

    you could try the forums at www.overclockers.co.uk or the user reviews on dabs or ebuyer.
    Thanks for the links I'll have a look.

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    Default Re: Buying a new laptop...

    Why on earth do ppl still look at acer or overexpensive pcs? Surely you want something that lasts longer than one calendar year.

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    Default Re: Buying a new laptop...

    Quote Originally Posted by cynet View Post
    3gb is plenty for ram especially fm2010 be fine
    Well, I think that 3GB of RAM is not a lot! 4GB of RAM is just nice to play almost ALL of the leagues!

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    Default Re: Buying a new laptop...

    Nothing wrong with Acer mate,mine runs like a dream and my daughters as well. Maybe they were not much good to start off with but they have improved these days.

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    Default Re: Buying a new laptop...

    Quote Originally Posted by Blanchflower1 View Post
    Well, I think that 3GB of RAM is not a lot! 4GB of RAM is just nice to play almost ALL of the leagues!
    im sure i read somehwere on these forums someplace that fm will not use more than approx 2gb no matter if you have 3gb or 8gm of ram. feel free to prove me wrong of course, there is always the chance i just made it up thinking i saw it.

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    Default Re: Buying a new laptop...

    Any one know what this one is like please? http://www.simplyacer.com/Product/id/625138

    Similar but a little more expensive.

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    Default Re: Buying a new laptop...

    integrated graphics are not that good tbh with you. and im not a fan of acer either as "one or two" people might already know.

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    Default Re: Buying a new laptop...

    I'm looking for somethin around the £500 mark but not a clue when it comes to looking at specifications, If anyone could recommend anything it would be greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: Buying a new laptop...

    i recently bought a refurbed laptop from currys for £356 (after discount)

    2ghz core 2 duo, 3gb ram 512mb dedicated graphics. take a look around the usual places currys, dixons, pcworld(not reccomended tbh)
    even dell or ebuyer.

    make sure its not a celeron processor (they are usualy just plain crap) or integrated graphics.

    intel pentium dual core, core 2 duo (2ghz or greater for processor)
    3-4gb ram your looking for and at least 128mb dedicated graphics but usualy come at 256mb these days. if you find anything just post here ill take a look.

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    Default Re: Buying a new laptop...

    I'm looking to buy this one, what you reckon??

    Intel Core i7 820QM (1,73GHz, 3,06GHz Turbo, 8MB)
    4GB DDR3 1333MHz geheugen (2x 2GB)
    320GB SATA harde schijf 7200RPM (16Mb cache)
    nVIDIA GeForce GTX280m met 1GB GDDR3

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    Default Re: Buying a new laptop...

    Quote Originally Posted by Spurs rule the world View Post
    I'm looking to buy this one, what you reckon??

    Intel Core i7 820QM (1,73GHz, 3,06GHz Turbo, 8MB)
    4GB DDR3 1333MHz geheugen (2x 2GB)
    320GB SATA harde schijf 7200RPM (16Mb cache)
    nVIDIA GeForce GTX280m met 1GB GDDR3
    you know full well that will run it fine

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    Default Re: Buying a new laptop...

    Sorry just braggin

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