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The first one I said is miles better 

Better processor - better graphics card - better hard drive - 

 

The only main difference here is the MSI is 15 inch screen and the Lenovo Ideapad is a 17 inch screen

 

It's up to you - I'd go for the MSI

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1 hour ago, PhilNUFC said:

Alright mate Smurf recommend me a laptop the other day and I've since been doing a little bit of research and was wondering out of these two you would go for 

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7-16J562-1673-MSI-GL62-7QF-1673UK_2066567.html

 

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/80QH008TUK-Lenovo-IdeaPad-300_2100914.html

I know I have a limited budget I guess it comes to us all when the wife and kids are a priority 

Pesky families, agree with Smurf as I would prefer the MSI option, the Lenovo one has preceding generation to the i5-7200 making the preformance gap even bigger.

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4 hours ago, Smurf said:

The first one I said is miles better 

Better processor - better graphics card - better hard drive - 

 

The only main difference here is the MSI is 15 inch screen and the Lenovo Ideapad is a 17 inch screen

 

It's up to you - I'd go for the MSI

Cheers mate going to order that one when i get home tonight. Thanks again for all the advice! 

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4 hours ago, Barside said:

Pesky families, agree with Smurf as I would prefer the MSI option, the Lenovo one has preceding generation to the i5-7200 making the preformance gap even bigger.

Thanks mate glad I found this forum with people who actually know what they're talking about big thanks to yourself and Smurf for heading me in the right direction. 

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Hi guys, looking to purchase a new laptop as my current one is on its last legs!

 

It will be mainly used for FM18, general web browsing & possibly the odd basic RTS game.

 

Can I get honest opinions on these 3 MSI laptops please? All are potentially in budget, but I'd rather go cheaper unless the benefits are significant. Only problem is that I don't know a great deal about the intricate differences in spec so I'm heavily reliant on the brainpower in this thread!

 

http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/bct/laptops-and-netbooks/msi-laptops?rangeattribute=1~689~800

 

Cheers!

 

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Would this be able to run the game at a fairly decent speed, I know that it isn't top of the pops, but with 2d graphics on the high lights and otherwise text

 

HP 17-Y004NO 17.3

  • AMD A8-7410 Quad Core Processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 1000 GB hybrid hd med 8GB Flash & DVD burner
  • Radeon™ R7 M440 2GB graphics
  • 17,3" HD+ LED screen
  • AC WiFi og Bluetoot
  • Windows 10

(Quad Core)

AMD A-series A8-7410

2,2 Ghz -> 2,5Ghz

 

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The processor part is the worst there - it's not great - but will play FM if you keep the leagues down and the database relatively small.

What's your budget? 

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Just now, Smurf said:

The processor part is the worst there - it's not great - but will play FM if you keep the leagues down and the database relatively small.

What's your budget? 

money aren't great, so "as low as possible". would say between £400-£500, but have to buy it in Denmark so can't use the English sites as I would need the Danish letters for typing

is these better?

1- HP Notebook 15-ay100no

15,6 " / Intel® Core™ i5-7200U Processor

8 GB / 1000 GB

AMD Radeon™ R5 M430-grafikkort - 2 gb dedicated

2,5 GHz -> 3,1

 

2- Lenovo V110

Core i5

8GB

128GB SSD 

Intel HD Graphics 520

 

3- Lenovo Ideapad 310 15.6

i5-7200U

dual core

2,5-3,1 ghz

Intel HD Graphics 620

 

4- ASUS X540YA-DM075T

X540YA-DM075T - 15.6",- AMD A8-7410 (2,2-2,5GHz) - AMD Radeon R5 graphics - 8GB DDR3L(8GB on board ) - 512GB SATA SSD - Quad-Core

 

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The first one - I think - hard to know - all very similar.

 

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Hey guys, I'm new to this forum and to FM...

Was looking to buy a laptop to play, but found this all in one for a little over my budget. (https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/F0AU008FUS-Lenovo-B50-30-All-in-One-PC_2078519.html)

I could just save another month and get the all in one, but would it be noticeably better at running FM than say a Lenovo Ideapad 300?

Also, with the all in one, how well would that run? Would I be able to play with many leagues,  and do you think it could handle 3D? I'd probably only be showing highlights anyway.

 

Thanks in advance and hello everybody

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58 minutes ago, Smurf said:
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The all in one is quite good and fine for FM.

 

If you're looking for a laptop - this is similar https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7-16J562-1673-MSI-GL62-7QF-1673UK_2066567.html

 

 

Thanks man, much appreciated.

I'm torn between getting one of those two or attempting to build one myself with a better graphics card (I'm shocking at this sort of thing).

 

 

 

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I am bad at this

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As I said - they're similar. 

If you want to build your own then let me know your budget and we'll see what it can get you.

 

 

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5 hours ago, Smurf said:

This one

  • GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Graphics card
  • 15.6 inch Screen size
  • Intel Core i7 Processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • Windows 10
  • £799.97

There's an option with that particular laptop to upgrade to 16GB RAM for an additional £100, think it's worth it?

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7 minutes ago, RickH said:

There's an option with that particular laptop to upgrade to 16GB RAM for an additional £100, think it's worth it?

Where it's not necessary - you can if you choose - my preference is 16gb RAM. But 8gb is loads for FM and most computer users. You can upgrade RAM at a later date (depending on the laptops configuration)

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Thanks for the advice, but I'm going to show my age now. That laptop comes with both a HDD and SSD, how would you you combine the use of both to get the best performance? I.e. What would you install on the SSD?

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SSD would be the operating system and install FM on this too. 

However, there is contradicting reports that SSD for FM is of little use as it doesn't speed up the load/save times of games. 

However, a SSD is far better than a HD for the operating system to be installed on. Also, install any application that you'll use the most on the SSD.

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Got a few more that I would like an input on 

(currently playing on a Lenovo u510- 8 gb ram - nvidia geforce 720m- i7-3537 - 2->2.50 ghz)

how would these be compared to that

 

HP Notebook 15-ba021no 15,6

AMD Quad-Core A8-7410 APU

8 GB / 1000 GB

AMD Radeon™ R5

---

and if pushing the boat by spending £210-£240 more on the laptop, by going either of these make the hole world of difference or are they just a bit better, with no real improvements

 

ASUS VIVOBOOK K501UX-DM175T 15.6

  • Intel® Core™ i5-6200U Processor
  • 2 GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 950M
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 256 GB M.2 SSD harddisk
  • 2,3 Ghz->2.8 ghz

or

ACER ASPIRE V 15 NITRO 7

Intel Core i5 (6. Gen) 6200U / 2.3 GHz (->2.8)

NVIDIA GeForce 945M - 2 GB DDR3 VRAM

8gb ram

256 gb ssd

---

would love to say to the wife that I've found one at £355 that I would be happy with, but if it sucks and I do nothing but look miserable around it, I think that she would prefer that we spend the extra money if I would be really happy with it 

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41 minutes ago, Smurf said:

SSD would be the operating system and install FM on this too. 

However, there is contradicting reports that SSD for FM is of little use as it doesn't speed up the load/save times of games. 

However, a SSD is far better than a HD for the operating system to be installed on. Also, install any application that you'll use the most on the SSD.

Cheers Smurf

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3 hours ago, DKB said:

Got a few more that I would like an input on 

(currently playing on a Lenovo u510- 8 gb ram - nvidia geforce 720m- i7-3537 - 2->2.50 ghz)

how would these be compared to that

 

HP Notebook 15-ba021no 15,6

AMD Quad-Core A8-7410 APU

8 GB / 1000 GB

AMD Radeon™ R5

---

and if pushing the boat by spending £210-£240 more on the laptop, by going either of these make the hole world of difference or are they just a bit better, with no real improvements

 

ASUS VIVOBOOK K501UX-DM175T 15.6

  • Intel® Core™ i5-6200U Processor
  • 2 GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 950M
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 256 GB M.2 SSD harddisk
  • 2,3 Ghz->2.8 ghz

or

ACER ASPIRE V 15 NITRO 7

Intel Core i5 (6. Gen) 6200U / 2.3 GHz (->2.8)

NVIDIA GeForce 945M - 2 GB DDR3 VRAM

8gb ram

256 gb ssd

---

would love to say to the wife that I've found one at £355 that I would be happy with, but if it sucks and I do nothing but look miserable around it, I think that she would prefer that we spend the extra money if I would be really happy with it 

I believe originally you were at about 500 quid. - so I take it you can expand your budget to £800ish?

This one is by far the best I can find and it's been on there for a while - it comes up in every search

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7-16J562-1673-MSI-GL62-7QF-1673UK_2066567.html

 

 

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3 hours ago, Smurf said:

I believe originally you were at about 500 quid. - so I take it you can expand your budget to £800ish?

This one is by far the best I can find and it's been on there for a while - it comes up in every search

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7-16J562-1673-MSI-GL62-7QF-1673UK_2066567.html

 

 

£600 is absolut the max. And I can't use saveonlaptops as they don't deliver to main land Europe. And I would need to have a Danish display on it as I would need some Danish letters that isn't on an English laptop. As I can see the ones above are the best at the price in Denmark so would really like some feedback on them 😀

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Of course I forgot you're in Denmark. 

 

The laptops you posted are all marginally the same. 

7 hours ago, DKB said:

ASUS VIVOBOOK K501UX-DM175T 15.6

  • Intel® Core™ i5-6200U Processor
  • 2 GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 950M
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 256 GB M.2 SSD harddisk
  • 2,3 Ghz->2.8 ghz

 

That would be my instinct

 

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17 minutes ago, Smurf said:

Of course I forgot you're in Denmark. 

 

The laptops you posted are all marginally the same. 

That would be my instinct

 

So there wouldn't be a huge difference in that and the £200 cheaper HP notebook?

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Don't go for the Notebook

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49 minutes ago, Smurf said:

Don't go for the Notebook

ok cheers :thup:

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Hi all, 

 

Looking to get a laptop for fm. How would the attached image do? 

 

I never play in 3d only 2d. 

 

Thanks! 

Screenshot_20170701-160246.png

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Processor letting it down slightly. 2D wouldn't be an issue with this computer.

However, how many leagues and size of database are you looking at? How many career years do you play per save?

 

What's your budget here?

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Hi thanks for the reply!

 

Leagues, I usually just have the main ones. English, Spain, Italy, German. Usually only the top divisons. 

 

My longest career is only 5-7 seasons. 

 

Budget i would say is £600 

 

I'm from the UK if that changes anthing. 

 

Really appreciate your help.

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May I know are there any Lenovo thinkpad series or models can run FM2017, or even FM2018 later well?

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Hi, 

I apologise if someone has requested something similar previously but I'm not too good with laptops!

Essentially, I need something that will take me a good way into the distance on a save (I normally load the big five leagues and maybe one or two others with a medium database). I really like a long save so wasn't sure about processing and what I should be looking for. Other than that, probably looking to spend anywhere under £600 but would be happy to take recommendations for anything over that. I never watch 3D so this isn't important for me. 

Thanks in advance! 

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7 hours ago, manman said:

May I know are there any Lenovo thinkpad series or models can run FM2017, or even FM2018 later well?

Yep - https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Products/cat/Laptops/sort/1/refine/m~Lenovo$46562~144410$46562~144409$46563~67690

Yes - search for thinkpads on this page by using Ctrl + F (or CMD + F on Mac)

 

1 hour ago, MattJames15 said:

Hi, 

I apologise if someone has requested something similar previously but I'm not too good with laptops!

Essentially, I need something that will take me a good way into the distance on a save (I normally load the big five leagues and maybe one or two others with a medium database). I really like a long save so wasn't sure about processing and what I should be looking for. Other than that, probably looking to spend anywhere under £600 but would be happy to take recommendations for anything over that. I never watch 3D so this isn't important for me. 

Thanks in advance! 

Best I can find on this site 

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7-16J562-1673-MSI-GL62-7QF-1673UK_2066567.html

Might be some in clearance but it's a risk really (grades explained https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/grading)

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7-179553-826(C)-Grade-B---MSI-GP72-6QE(Leopard-Pro)-826_2159052.html

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/59423060(C)-Grade-B---Lenovo-Y50-70-(4k)_2150923.html

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Thanks for your time and suggestion, I will look into that one. I've also come across another, could you give your opinions on this one, please? Thanks again! 

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It's impossible to know - all the Core i5 tells me is that it's an i5 Processor 

  1. i5 indicates the Brand Identifier
  2. followed by a Generation Indication (there's 7 generations of i5 processors available)
  3. followed by a SKU numeric digit (usually 3)
  4. followed by product line suffix

There's lots of i5 processors that are 2.3ghz (or 2300mhz)

Where i5 is brand and number is generation
(e.g. i5-6 = 6th generation,
15-7 = 7th gen,
i5-3 = 3rd gen)

Core i5-6 350 HQ 

Core i5-6 198 DU

Core i5-6 200 U

Core i5-7 360 U

Core i5-3 570 T

Core i5-4 670 T

Core i5-6500 TE

 

HQ =  High performance graphics, quad core

DU = (not sure that one is new to me??)

U = Ultra-low power (means it doesn't use as much battery/mains power)

T = Power-optimized lifestyle  (much lower performance, but also much lower power draw)

TE = same as above but an embedded (basically same as above don't worry about the E - I think)

 

Please do send a link so we can look it over.

 

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Hi all,

I need a new laptop to play football manager (it's the only game I use) with about 30 leagues from 13 nations and abuot 100.000 players. I like to view the matches in 3 d. I'm looking for a notebook not noisy.

The budget is between 1.000 and 2.000 Euros.

 

Thank you

 

Viktor

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With a budget like that - you really have a lot of options.

What size are you looking for? 13, 14,15,17 inch screen? 

Portability required? Or is it a desktop replacement? (weight an issue?)

 

 

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Adding to Smurf's post you will struggle to gets quiet running device that is stable when running FM with a game setup of that size, quiet means no fans & the cpu/gpu processing requirements will generate quite a bit of heat.

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2 hours ago, Smurf said:

With a budget like that - you really have a lot of options.

What size are you looking for? 13, 14,15,17 inch screen? 

Portability required? Or is it a desktop replacement? (weight an issue?)

 

 

17 inches (eventually even 15). It's a desktop replacement.

1 hour ago, Barside said:

Adding to Smurf's post you will struggle to gets quiet running device that is stable when running FM with a game setup of that size, quiet means no fans & the cpu/gpu processing requirements will generate quite a bit of heat.

Yes, but I think there are notebook that manage heat and noise bettere than other.

 

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Maybe looking at something along the lines of.

  • Octane Series: 17.3" Matte Full HD IPS LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
  • Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-7700k (4.2GHz) 8MB Cache
  • 8GB Corsair VENGEANCE 2400MHz SODIMM DDR4 (1 x 8GB)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 - 6.0GB GDDR5 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1, G-SYNC
  • M.2 SSD Drive 
    • 512GB WD Black™ M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 2050MB/s R | 800MB/s W)
  • Thermal Paste
    • ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND

Price €2,049.00 including VAT and delivery

 

https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/octaneIII-17/!CevqktsSC/

 

Just my take on it

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Hi guys, was recommended to post this here. Really appreciate any help.

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Currently playing FM17 on a MacBook Pro and while it runs more or less fine, anything other than 2D Classic creates a lot of heat because of the Retina display.

I'm debating picking up a gaming laptop on the cheaper end with the sole intention of using it for FM with higher settings/a larger database. Judge me, I'm addicted. 

Hard to find benchmarks online so I was hoping people playing on laptops could post their:

1) laptop model
2) FM17 in-game settings
3) laptop heat level 
4) overall experience

this is what I'm currently looking at. Hoping this would run near max on GPU rendering with minimal heat. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LD4MGY4/?tag=lapninj-20

Thanks. :)

 

 

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14 hours ago, tyler16 said:

Hi guys, was recommended to post this here. Really appreciate any help.

 

Currently playing FM17 on a MacBook Pro ....

Are you in America? 

It really amazes me how people are willing to shell out $1,000's on a Mac but only a $few_hundred  on a PC...

It would be ok - what's your budget and where are you buying from? 

 

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2 hours ago, Smurf said:

Are you in America? 

It really amazes me how people are willing to shell out $1,000's on a Mac but only a $few_hundred  on a PC...

It would be ok - what's your budget and where are you buying from? 

 

America yeah.

I use the MBP for everything and love it. Just not sure it's ideal for FM. It's also the first laptop I've played FM on so maybe the heat is just normal and I'm not used to it.

Ideally I'd spend less than $600 as it would be primarily if not only used for gaming.

 

Thanks.

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http://www.littlewoods.com/dell-inspiron-15-7000-gaming-series-intelreg-coretrade-i5nbsp8gb-ramnbsp256gb-ssd-156-inch-full-hd-laptop-with-4gb-nvidianbspgtx-1050-graphics-aluminium-silver/1600153252.prd

 

what performance from fm should i expect from this in terms of leagues able to load/ speed/ graphics ? Thanks 

i use little woods for finance reasons i understand i could probs save few hundred elsewhere 

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Hi Guys,

I'm after some guidance on a new laptop after my trusty Alienware M15X of 7 years finally died a death (not before blowing an extension lead and tripping all of the electrics mind).

Having gone with the fancy option when I bought it based on appearance alone, I now understand that it's not the best option to take for performance and the Alienware struggled for quite some time to load the number of graphics I had installed etc and anything over 5-6 leagues and a 56,000 player database became a bit of a pain after a while. I've looked at some of the MSI laptops and have been tempted but I thought it would be best looking for second opinions first.

I've got a budget of £600 for a new one and am open to suggestions!

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