First post on these forums in a long time.
I've had my laptop for 10 years now, I've been wanting to replace it for the last few years but personal circumstances have prevented this and also cut down on my FM time anyway. Not really played a proper game of FM since FM15!
Anyway, I'm looking for a new laptop, hence my post in this thread. Whilst I have every intention of using it solely for FM, it's likely that it will also get used by my partner for work (Word etc, nothing too strenuous) and also for browsing the web/playing videos from YouTube etc. Possibly even the occasional live-stream. If my partner was ever to play a game on the laptop, it would likely be The Sims...!
I'm not going to pretend I don't have a limited budget but I am willing to spend a little more to get something that will last a good few years. I don't play FM in 3D, but I do like to load a number of leagues, usually on a large database.
Here are some laptops that have taken my fancy with my (limited) knowledge of what I'll likely need:
£429.99 - https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/acer-aspire-3-a315-53-15-6-intel-core-i5-laptop-1-tb-hdd-black-10188915-pdt.html
£499.99 - https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-14-ck0596sa-14-intel-core-i5-laptop-128-gb-ssd-silver-10188780-pdt.html
£499.99 - https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/acer-aspire-6-15-6-intel-core-i7-laptop-1-tb-hdd-black-10181104-pdt.html
£579.99 - https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-14-ck0599sa-14-intel-core-i7-laptop-256-gb-ssd-gold-10180995-pdt.html
£729.99 - https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-pavilion-15-cx0598na-15-6-intel-core-i5-gtx-1050-ti-gaming-laptop-1-tb-hdd-128-gb-ssd-10189868-pdt.html
£849.99 - https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/dell-inspiron-15-7000-15-6-intel-core-i7-laptop-512-gb-ssd-silver-10188862-pdt.html
Although I've ranked the above from cheapest to most expensive, I don't want to just buy, say, the £729 one if it's just as good as the £579 - naturally. And by 'just as good' I mean for the purposes I need it to serve.
Side note - all the links I've provided are for Currys because I can get 8% cashback through a scheme at my workplace - I'm willing to consider laptops from other sources but they would need to be more than 8% cheaper...!
Any help or advice would be very welcome