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  1. Interesting article below touches on Football Manager Live, ten years on and where SI may/should go with their online mode


    Given how most games have or are providing a competitive (structured with ranking etc) I feel that SI are some way behind the general gaming market here. Although, clearly dominating the Football Manager space gaming wise, is there a need for them to look at this, when the competition is sparse in itself?

    I for one loved the community aspect of Football Manager Live created, sharing a competitive environment with real people (rather than AI), but would now need to be clearly something more sustainable. With the amount of Online structure within games becoming increasingly normal and complex, ten years on, is this something people feel SI will explore again going forward?

  2. Hi Smurf

    After taking a look at laptop with an i5 8300h last night, it appears I am seriously limited to options with a 1050ti or 1060, as per your suggestions.

    In fact the only one I could see at my price point, would be the HP Pavillion which apparently has heat/temp issues anyway.

    Do you think I would be wise to take a look at a straight 1050, to see if that gives me more options?


  3. Hi Smurf

    I have had laptops with dedicated graphics (NVidia MX150) and these have caused laptops to run extremely hot 90 degrees Celcius +, coupled with the quad core i7 8550u processor. (this is a known issue apparently)

    So my post was trying to explore whether if I got a integrated GPU such as a Intel UHD 620, whether a) if this would likely be ok for a few future versions of FM and b) if it might help with the laptop not running as hot

  4. Hi Smurf

    I am after a bit of advice, if you don't mind please. After having bought and returned the following recently: after having a MacBook Air (excellent battery life) and looking at the good advice here, I am stuck as to what to do?:

    Have tried

    MSI 8RC - Too big/heavy

    HP Envy 13 - Poor Battery Life


    My key reason for purchasing the laptop are to play Football Manager, with portability (Max 13 inch screen and around 1.5kg) and long battery life, as I would like to play off charge most of the time.

    I seem to therefore be looking towards something like an XPS/Macbook 13" with integrated graphics UHD Graphics 620 and a 8th gen i5/7 u series quad core processor (as these tend to have the better battery life), I completely understand that will mean low-medium graphics on 3D, but are you able to recommend anything else that would do me few years playing FM please.

    Have a budget of around 1500 max

    Thank you

  5. Hi Smurf

    Budget is £800, but I would prefer to spend around £600-700 to be honest, with portability the main criteria, whilst playing 3-5 Leagues etc)

    I have been used to playing on a MacBook Air 11.6 inch (2014 Version) so am keen to have a bit more screen size, processing power etc... with watching 3d matches in low to medium detail, being a bonus

    With the above In mind, what is the best pound for pound laptop do you think. (value for money)

    Is this any good?


    This is the ideal, I know, but I just would prefer something a little cheaper.


    Would appreciate any other recommendations you might have

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