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Buying a new laptop...

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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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Cheers mate.

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

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Cheers mate.

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

3gb is plenty for ram especially fm2010 be fine :)

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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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I have a acer laptop and have no problems with it and i bought it from play.com :)

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not saying they are all crap :p 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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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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how much is the 64 bit version of windows?

And what are the main differences?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 :D

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