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I want to buy a new laptop and need it to be good at normal pc things like microsoft word etc but also need one which runs fm as best as possible, any help?

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Good midrange laptop processor, and enough RAM. Intel Core i5 would be good, and minimum 4 GB RAM. The onboard graphic chip in the processor will do an adequate job with the 3D graphics of FM, but if the laptop comes with a additional graphic card, it's ok too. A midrange card would do then, something like a Nvidia GT 540M or GT 630M, or AMD HD 6650M.

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An i3 processor and 4gb ram would be good enough. That would cost around £350.

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I've got an Acer Aspire 6920G which I've had for about three years, and it runs FM12 fine with the majority of the leagues set as playable. You don't need a top spec laptop to run FM12 well. A mid-range laptop will do the job. I'd go with something around the £450-£500 range. I also recommend looking on websites for refurbished laptops. You can get a more powerful laptop at a cheaper price if you buy one refurbished. I agree with thomit that you should aim for i5, 4GB, and an ATI or NVIDIA graphics card.

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Whilst it isn't a laptop, would this desktop PC be good enough to run a decent amount of leagues quickly? I'm a technological n00b, you see.

Intel Core i7-2600 (3.40 GHz. 850 MHz, 8MB cache memory)

Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

RAM 12GB

- DDR3

- 1333 MHz

Graphics card Nvidia GT545

Hard drive 1.5TB

- 5400rpm

- SATA

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Whilst it isn't a laptop, would this desktop PC be good enough to run a decent amount of leagues quickly? I'm a technological n00b, you see.

Intel Core i7-2600 (3.40 GHz. 850 MHz, 8MB cache memory)

Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

RAM 12GB

- DDR3

- 1333 MHz

Graphics card Nvidia GT545

Hard drive 1.5TB

- 5400rpm

- SATA

More than enough in there. How much is that desktop costing you?

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I've not bought it yet, just looking for one at the moment, but that particular desktop costs £1k.

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I've not bought it yet, just looking for one at the moment, but that particular desktop costs £1k.

1k! deary me i wish i had that lying around that machine is quite impressive. I have just been looking at laptops and found one that i think would play FM fine for about £370 on amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-Pentium-DVDSMDL-Windows-Premium/dp/B006VQULQU/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_t_1 It isnt an I3 processor but windows rating of 6.0 and i3 only get 6.7

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Whilst it isn't a laptop, would this desktop PC be good enough to run a decent amount of leagues quickly? I'm a technological n00b, you see.

Intel Core i7-2600 (3.40 GHz. 850 MHz, 8MB cache memory)

Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

RAM 12GB

- DDR3

- 1333 MHz

Graphics card Nvidia GT545

Hard drive 1.5TB

- 5400rpm

- SATA

You would fly through playing with that kind of spec

I have an i5 with 3gb of RAM and it runs fine, no lagging

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1k! deary me i wish i had that lying around that machine is quite impressive. I have just been looking at laptops and found one that i think would play FM fine for about £370 on amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-Pentium-DVDSMDL-Windows-Premium/dp/B006VQULQU/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_t_1 It isnt an I3 processor but windows rating of 6.0 and i3 only get 6.7

I know same, splashing out a casual £1k on a desktop, standard. Im currently toying with whether to get a laptop or desktop, really tough decision. I have a tablet for portable web browsing etc but cant play FM around the house :/

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I know same, splashing out a casual £1k on a desktop, standard. Im currently toying with whether to get a laptop or desktop, really tough decision. I have a tablet for portable web browsing etc but cant play FM around the house :/

Laptop every day of the week

Unless of course you like to sit in a room away from the Mrs and/or kids

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Laptop every day of the week

Unless of course you like to sit in a room away from the Mrs and/or kids

Being 19 I dont have the Mrs/Kids problem yet but I see what your getting at :p

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Well to be fair the last time I purchased a computer (laptop) was five years ago and it's nearing the end. I want a desktop as I've heard you get more for your money and I don't need the portability. It's an investment really, I wouldn't expect to be buying another one for another five years or so, maybe even longer as you can upgrade desktops.

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Well to be fair the last time I purchased a computer (laptop) was five years ago and it's nearing the end. I want a desktop as I've heard you get more for your money and I don't need the portability. It's an investment really, I wouldn't expect to be buying another one for another five years or so, maybe even longer as you can upgrade desktops.

Thats my current train of thought. I have a tablet for the portability so thats not needed. Just concerned that I wont be able to play FM on the move

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Can't you play FM on your tablet?

If you tell me how I could play FM on my table I would love you forever :p

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