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It’ll be fine for your FM needs based on your stated requirements.

I would suggest you get an external HDD or create a home network to a PC with more storage as 256GB of onboard storage space is not a lot & you may find that you quickly use it up with everything else you’ll be using the device for.

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No, from the same site you'd be better off getting this - https://www.johnlewis.com/hp-omen-15-ce004na-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-1tb-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1050-15-6-shadow-black/p3265124

Of all the images you posted this is the one I'd choose,

14 hours ago, happy hammer1 said:

if You could choose one of these which would you choose?

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The i7-7700HQ cpu is clearly the best of the selection you offered, it comes with the same 1050 GTX gpu so no trade off there & it's a manufacturer with a solid reputation.

 

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My mate is looking for a laptop around £200 to play FM on as he other one has broken.

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Just about to purchase this but just wanna make sure it it football manager well.

https://www.johnlewis.com/hp-pavilion-17-ab301na-gaming-laptop-intel-core-i7-8gb-ram-1tb-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1050-2-gb-dedicated-17-3-full-hd-shadow-black/p3350335#media-overlay_show

 

HP Pavilion 17-ab301na Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 2 GB dedicated, 17.3”, Full HD, Shadow Black

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4 hours ago, RedJonnyBoy said:

What are people's thoughts on this laptop. Pretty decent specs for £600

https://www.ebuyer.com/803890-msi-pl62-7rc-gaming-laptop-9s7-16jd21-068

 

Cheers

 

3 hours ago, Barside said:

Solid option for the price, good find.

I'm assuming that 8 nations and 20ish leagues with huge database would run smoothly? Not looking for lightning speed but as long as it doesn't take 30 seconds to move to the next part of day I would be happy.

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Any advice on the best laptop to get for FM up to about £500? Not particularly after a gaming laptop but one that would just be good for browsing, watching/streaming sport and films and play FM without being slow (about 5-8 leagues and large database). 

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I've read quite a few pages and gather that the HQ processors are superior to the U processors.

However, would a i5 or i7 U processor with over 2.2 ghz be sufficient to run FM18 well? I only use the 2d classic view, so wouldn't need the spec for the 3d?

I don't really want to fork out £800/£900 for a gaming laptop, when it isn't needed.

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vor 2 Minuten schrieb matthewKett:

I've read quite a few pages and gather that the HQ processors are superior to the U processors.

However, would a i5 or i7 U processor with over 2.2 ghz be sufficient to run FM18 well? I only use the 2d classic view, so wouldn't need the spec for the 3d?

I don't really want to fork out £800/£900 for a gaming laptop, when it isn't needed.

In FM 2018 everything is 3D in graphics, even the 2D view. It all depends on how many leagues and players you want to run. If you play it within the recommended database size it will work fine. The less the faster.

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5 minutes ago, matthewKett said:

I've read quite a few pages and gather that the HQ processors are superior to the U processors.

However, would a i5 or i7 U processor with over 2.2 ghz be sufficient to run FM18 well? I only use the 2d classic view, so wouldn't need the spec for the 3d?

I don't really want to fork out £800/£900 for a gaming laptop, when it isn't needed.

Similar boat here, I don't play any other PC games so don't want a proper gaming laptop - just one that will run FM at a good pace, that is also decent for films and browsing too. Not looking to spend any more than £600 very tops 

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13 hours ago, Barside said:

Unless he can find a decent used laptop £200 is just not going to cut it.

Any ideas of decent ones then as i don't know either when looking for specs etc.

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Gerade eben schrieb cel1234:

Any ideas of decent ones then as i don't know either when looking for specs etc.

Compare it with the minimal specs for the game. Sometimes a refurbished or used one is better than a low spec new computer.

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9 hours ago, KUBI said:

Not sure any of those reviews are based on actual gameplay experience, the comment about running the 3D at 120fps on the ASUS ROG laptop seems to confirm that the article is simply listing various laptops in cost order as I thought FM animatons are still capped at 60fps.

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23 hours ago, happy hammer1 said:

Thanks for your feedback yesterday, made me rethink my choice what’s ur feedback on this one 

 

https://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-pavilion-power-15-cb059na-15-6-gaming-laptop-black-and-green-10164665-pdt.html

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This is fine 

 

20 hours ago, SouthStanderER said:

can these specs even run FM18? If not whats it struggling with 

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I can't read your screenshots

Can you paste your DX DIAG to https://pastebin.com/

https://www.google.ie/search?q=how+to+copy+dxdiag&spell=1&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjImNnHo6zYAhXGIcAKHXpVAzwQvwUIJCgA&biw=1200&bih=622

12 hours ago, FulhamFc14 said:

How would this do? Seems quite good value? 

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This won't do 

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18 minutes ago, Smurf said:

The processor - read a few pages from here backwards.

Thanks Smurf, the fact it's a U rather than an HQ? I wouldn't be watching matches in 3D if that makes any difference? Usually have a large database, 6-8 leagues on the go and use 2D or occasionally text

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vor 2 Minuten schrieb FulhamFc14:

Thanks Smurf, the fact it's a U rather than an HQ? I wouldn't be watching matches in 3D if that makes any difference? Usually have a large database, 6-8 leagues on the go and use 2D or occasionally text

The new graphic engine is complete 3D. There is a 2D view, but there is no way anymore to switch to a real 2D mode.

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6 minutes ago, FulhamFc14 said:

Thanks Smurf, the fact it's a U rather than an HQ? I wouldn't be watching matches in 3D if that makes any difference? Usually have a large database, 6-8 leagues on the go and use 2D or occasionally text

Not sure the U makes that much difference tbf, my current laptop is an i5u with 8gb of ram & runs FM with no problems (not sure of how many leagues etc it is though as it's online i play)

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11 minutes ago, merry_miller said:

Not sure the U makes that much difference tbf, my current laptop is an i5u with 8gb of ram & runs FM with no problems (not sure of how many leagues etc it is though as it's online i play)

TBF that's a blasé comment and if you don't know if it makes a difference or not then perhaps it's best not to offer advice.

The U processors aren't bad - but they're not suitable for FM. They are designed to Underclock to preserve power, that's why they don't suit FM. FM is a processor heavy game. 

You may get away with a U processor with a small amount of leagues loaded - but over time it won't perform as well as a HQ.

So why take the chance and just get a computer with a HQ processor that is at least 2.2ghz base frequency - for the same price. 

 

This would be great for FM

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/ZX553VD-DM969T-ASUS-Gaming-ZX553VD-DM969T_2145527.html

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Thanks, Smurf. I've seen good reviews of that, I think my main issue is that I also need my laptop for work and that looks quite "gamey". Finding it hard to find a slick looking laptop with an HQ processor for around £600

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11 minutes ago, FulhamFc14 said:

Thanks, Smurf. I've seen good reviews of that, I think my main issue is that I also need my laptop for work and that looks quite "gamey". Finding it hard to find a slick looking laptop with an HQ processor for around £600

Hmm not for 600

https://www.laptopoutlet.co.uk/lenovo-ideapad-700-15-6-gaming-laptop-core-i5-6300hq-12gb-ram-1tb-128gb-sshd.html

http://www.argos.co.uk/product/7307823

http://www.very.co.uk/msi-gl62m-7rdx-1868uk-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-1tb-hard-drive-156-inch-fhd-gaming-laptop-with-geforce-gtx-1050-2gb-graphics-and-free-backpack/1600204678.prd

 

This is refurbished and pretty damn good

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/80RU00EGUK(C)-Grade-A---Lenovo-Ideapad-700_2283565.html

It's Grade A+ https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/grading

 

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Thanks for all the help everyone. I've now narrowed it down to two... 

They share the same screen size, resolution and processing speed. The Asus is over a £100 cheaper and has a DVD writer, is i7 7th gen (dual core) and has better battery life. The Lenovo has an HQ processor, is only i5 (but is quad core), more RAM and SSD but is more expensive. 

Do the SSD and HQ processor warrant the extra outlay especially if I have 3D turned off? Or would the ASUS handle FM just fine? 

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/A556UQ-DM1469T-ASUS-Vivobook-A556UQ-DM1469T_2255403.html

https://www.laptopoutlet.co.uk/lenovo-ideapad-700-15-6-gaming-laptop-core-i5-6300hq-12gb-ram-1tb-128gb-sshd.html

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1 hour ago, FulhamFc14 said:

Thanks for all the help everyone. I've now narrowed it down to two... 

They share the same screen size, resolution and processing speed. The Asus is over a £100 cheaper and has a DVD writer, is i7 7th gen (dual core) and has better battery life. The Lenovo has an HQ processor, is only i5 (but is quad core), more RAM and SSD but is more expensive. 

Do the SSD and HQ processor warrant the extra outlay especially if I have 3D turned off? Or would the ASUS handle FM just fine? 

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/A556UQ-DM1469T-ASUS-Vivobook-A556UQ-DM1469T_2255403.html

https://www.laptopoutlet.co.uk/lenovo-ideapad-700-15-6-gaming-laptop-core-i5-6300hq-12gb-ram-1tb-128gb-sshd.html

2nd one 

1 hour ago, Pyeman31 said:

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/dell-inspiron-15-6-gaming-laptop-mixed-reality-headset-bundle-10174130-pdt.html

 

settled on this one yesterday and parted with my cash. Got it for just over £800 with free VR headset set.

 

runs fm on high graphics with ease

Looks good!

1 hour ago, happy hammer1 said:

Looks good

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