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I followed this thread for a while and ended up buying the Acer Aspire 5755G (6GB i7-2670QM) that was suggested early on in the thread. I've had it for about a month, and am absolutely delighted with it, so just wanted to say a belated thank you to Welshace and Eugene Tyson for their excellent input.
I bought myself a new laptop with the below specs after advice from people on here..

CPU Family Intel Core i7

Processor Number 3630QM

CPU Speed 2.4 GHz

L3 Cache 6 MB

Chipset Manufacturer Intel

Chipset Model HM76

Graphics Device

Graphics Device AMD Radeon HD 7670M

Graphics Device Memory 2048 MB

Graphics Device Memory Type GDDR3

After say the game runs like a beast and can easily run 15+ Nations

How much did you guys pay if you don't mind me asking?

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So, I'm back again after a few months and as Welshace knows, I got a desktop (in November) but I then returned it to buy a new mobile phone instead. I'll have the money to buy a new Desktop/Laptop later this month and there's a few I'm looking at. I've decided to go for a Laptop instead though as they are just more convenient.

http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=n0017s51&model_id=inspiron-17r-se-7720&c=uk&l=en&s=dhs&cs=ukdhs1 (£700 with discount)

http://www.very.co.uk/acer-v3-571-intelreg-core-i7-processor-8gb-ram-1tb-hard-drive-156-inch-bluray-laptop-with-1gb-dedicated-graphics---black/1188483022.prd?browseToken=%2fb%2f101001%2c21877%2fr%2f100

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009HQ6V56/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&psc=1&s=computers

http://www.ebuyer.com/414821-hp-envy-dv6-laptop-c4v06ea-abu?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products

Now I know the Dell has the best overall specs but is it worth the price difference over the others? Which one is the best value for money and which company out of the 4 makes the best laptops?

Thanks.

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How much did you guys pay if you don't mind me asking?

Paid £650 for mine but I paid extra for a bigger hard drive (1TB) and more ram.

You could pick one up for about £550 Max.

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Paid £650 for mine but I paid extra for a bigger hard drive (1TB) and more ram.

You could pick one up for about £550 Max.

Which laptop is that?

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I'm also looking for advice. I want a laptop with a 17" screen - budget is around £750.

Also, I'm looking to see if I can sell my existing laptop.

It's a 3 year-old Dell Studio 1745 - with an Intel Dual Core Processor @ 2.2ghz, 4GB of ram, 17" screen, ATI Mobility Radeon HD4570 graphics card, 300GB hard drive - in decent (but not mint) condition with a battery that still lasts for up to 2 hours.

Any thoughts on what it's worth?

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http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/quotes/Voyager/WwuoHYV55s/

£4 over your budget - but this should do nicely :)

You could cut the price by removing the SSD drive and just put a fast HD in instead - an SSD will not improve FM13 speed only the loading and saving.

With a fast 500gb HD http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/quotes/Voyager/rHD49Ocr7W/ considerably cheaper

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Darn I should have read this thread prior to ordering a new laptop! I went AMD instead of Intel because it was on sale and has a decent graphics card (for other games). I'm picking it up today, so I hope it will run FM13 alright.

Paid 400 for:

HP Envy 6M

Processor Type AMD A10-4600M

Processor Cores 4

Processor Speed 2.3 GHz

Processor Cache 4 MB L2

1TB 5400 rpm

8GB DDR3

AMD Radeon HD 7660G / 7670M Dual GPU 2GB Dedicated

HP states (up to) 9 hrs of battery life, that seems a bit much on a 6 cell Lithium-Ion battery.

For the people who are considering AMD, I'll let you know how this runs.

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I'm also looking for advice. I want a laptop with a 17" screen - budget is around £750.

Also, I'm looking to see if I can sell my existing laptop.

It's a 3 year-old Dell Studio 1745 - with an Intel Dual Core Processor @ 2.2ghz, 4GB of ram, 17" screen, ATI Mobility Radeon HD4570 graphics card, 300GB hard drive - in decent (but not mint) condition with a battery that still lasts for up to 2 hours.

Any thoughts on what it's worth?

I sold a similar specced Dell Studio about 9 months ago on eBay, although mins was only a 15.6" inch screen and got £175 for it. I wish I'd kept it really it ran FM12 (at least) smoothly

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You got those details yet mate?

Hi mate you should have had a pm off me. Wasnt about much yesterday.

Hope it helps :)

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Evening lads.

I'm looking to pick up a new laptop for running FM13 and web browsing. That will literally be it. So when looking at all these i5 models for £400 upwards it all seems pretty steep for what I plan on getting out of it.

To give you an idea, I've been running FM on my HP Compaq 6720s for the last 3/4 editions with an Intel Caleron 1.73ghz processor. So anything up from that is surely going to seem like warp speed!

I'd like to have the option of using 3D but its not make or break, can these desires be achieved for less than £300? Any help appreciated.

Steve

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You probably won't get a great 3d experience in under £300

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But I'd get an experience?

Is there anything in that price range?

Was your computer able to run 3D on FM12?

The problem with buying that kind of computer now makes it even an even greater expense when you realise it might not be able to run FM14, 15 or 16 and have to spend another £300. I'd hold off on buying one if your computer can run it now until you have a higher budget, to make sure your new computer can last for more than one or two editions of FM and maybe even other games that come along.

If you really don't mind having a computer that will struggle a bit with the 3D, you may want to look at a laptop that was suggested on the previous page http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Packard_Bell_EasyNote_TS11_1287957.html?tabid=product&id=1287957 but even this one is slightly above your budget.

Alternatively, you can probably get a desktop that can run FM13 with 3D quite easily at around £300

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I'm finally getting a new computer so I can finally play this game at some sort of decent standard.

Intel Core i5 3570k 3.4GHz

8 GB RAM

500 GB HDD

GTX 660 2GB

Asus P8H61-MX SI

How well will that machine run it?

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Good.

I thought it would but wanted another opinion. I'm running a dual core now with a terrible GPU. FM does not like this.

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Acer Aspire E1 Intel® Core™ i5 Processor, 4Gb RAM, 500Gb Hard Drive, 15.6 inch Laptop

Would this be any good?

Only £400

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•Intel® Core™ i5 processor

•4Gb RAM

•500Gb SATA hard drive

•15.6 inch display

•DVD/RW drive

•Integrated graphics

•Multi-in-one card reader

•802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi

•Webcam

•Microsoft Windows 8 Home Premium

•Acer Aspire E1 laptop

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Im thinking it has alot to do with the graphics card. And that intergrated graphics card are not very good?? Am i correct or miles off? I know nothing about computers..

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To get the best out of games graphically you will need a dedicated graphics card.

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I dont run FM for the graphics. I play it like old school CM with commentary only. Only thing im sick of with this current laptop is the slow response and slow processing time between days on FM. Does that have anything to do with the graphics card?

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Or would this be better, although £600.

Acer V3-571 Intel® Core™ i5 Processor, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb Hard Drive, 15.6 inch Laptop with Dedicated 1Gb Graphics

•Intel® Core™ i5 processor

•8Gb DDR3 RAM

•1Tb SATA Hard Drive

•15.6 inch HD LED-backlit display(1366 x 768)

•Super-Multi DVD drive

•Dedicated 1Gb graphics

•USB 2.0, USB 3.0, HDMI

•Dolby v4 Sound

•4.5 hour battery

•Microsoft Windows 8 Home Premium

•Acer Aspire V3-571 Laptop

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Do you play anything else?

The second looks more future proof.

I play nothing else...

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Not a request for a laptop as such just wanted to say thanks to the members of this thread.

My time for playing FM13 is very limited, just as well since most of the time I have been attempting to play the demo on my girlfriend’s old laptop. It is an Asus R1F series, an Intel Core Duo t5600 @ 1.83ghz, 1GB RAM, o/s is Vista. As you can see its pretty old and it barely meets the minimum requirements to run the game. In fact it ran the demo really, really slowly, the loading screen would take minutes to go through, the processing would take an age and so on.

I tried to clear up the laptop doing all the usual things like defrag, ccleaner, disk cleanup and the like but with little or no effect. Then I read someone on here mention Gamebooster so I downloaded that and launched the demo through that. My word what a difference it made!! The demo runs much quicker now, it has gone from being virtually unplayable to playable, the match engine seems much better (before it was pretty jerky), its like playing a different game.

So thanks to the guys in this forum who put me on to Gamebooster.

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Hi guys, sorry for jumping in months after the last post but I am now looking for a good machine and you fellows seem to know a thing or two about what a good spec and good value machine would be. I understand specs get better all the time and some of the machines here could be out of date or you could now find a better machine for the same price as some of these mentioned above.

Im looking to spend around £600, any thoughts please?

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Ah sorry guys, i didnt notice there was loads of pages on this thread, I will look at some of the systems mentioned but could anyone still recommend something for £600 ish, thanks

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can anyone recommend a laptop that has a good processor, windows 8 and ram im not too bothered as i can upgrade it later budget around 400 pounds and i only play fm13 in 2d, never liked the 3d... and i find it easier to make tactical changes and change the game by watching 2d. but i want a laptop that will last me at least a good 2 years meaning it should be okay for fm14 and other things once ive upgraded the ram to lets say 8gb if it came with 4/6.

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£500 budget Gents, predominately for FM13 (and future proofing for a few years ideally too ;)), pref i5 but what do I know...lol

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two 2 days ago, I tested FM13 on Mac Pro 13' screen, with processor of Core i7 2.9 with trubo boost to 3.8 i think, 8GB RAM & intel HD 4000 512MB video card.

the 3D in match screen looked awful, slow when the ball moved around, you couldn't even read the name of the player really during it.

for those people who claimed several times FM isn't about video card, they must joking.

i don't recommend Intel graphics cards at all, even with good proccessor and Rams.

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Hello, I'm looking for a quick advice: I'm about to buy this laptop:

Sony VAIO SV-E1512M1E

Windows 8 | 15,6 " | Intel Core i5-3210M | Ram: 4 GB | 500 GB | Intel HD Graphics 4000

Will FM13 perform on that? Usually on my old laptop I have played 1 or 2 nations fully loaded, and another 5-10 nations on view only, with aprox. 35.000-40.000 players in the database. Could the laptop I mentioned sustain that?

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Hello, I'm looking for a quick advice: I'm about to buy this laptop:

Sony VAIO SV-E1512M1E

Windows 8 | 15,6 " | Intel Core i5-3210M | Ram: 4 GB | 500 GB | Intel HD Graphics 4000

Will FM13 perform on that? Usually on my old laptop I have played 1 or 2 nations fully loaded, and another 5-10 nations on view only, with aprox. 35.000-40.000 players in the database. Could the laptop I mentioned sustain that?

look at my post before your this post, you'll find an answer for you.

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Im on Mac 13" Pro ... the game flies and looks great (just moved over from PC laptop which was a good spec)

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look at my post before your this post, you'll find an answer for you.

I have seen that already before, but it was not really helpful - not in the sense I need. I am used to a not top-level graphics, however I am more interested in knowing, how would laptop with those specifics run a long term game on similar conditions as I used to have.

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I have seen that already before, but it was not really helpful - not in the sense I need. I am used to a not top-level graphics, however I am more interested in knowing, how would laptop with those specifics run a long term game on similar conditions as I used to have.

I've abit similar Proccessor, core i5 is really good, specialy if you can add further 4GB RAM later.

I run more than around 40-60 leagues, used to play around 5-6 seasons (max.) and the speed of the game looks acceptable for me (when i change interface rending mode to 'software' ) ..

but unless you don't use 3D match mode, still recommend you to look at Nividia/ATI, even 512MB dedicated memory is far better than Intel HD.

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I've abit similar Proccessor, core i5 is really good, specialy if you can add further 4GB RAM later.

I run more than around 40-60 leagues, used to play around 5-6 seasons (max.) and the speed of the game looks acceptable for me (when i change interface rending mode to 'software' ) ..

but unless you don't use 3D match mode, still recommend you to look at Nividia/ATI, even 512MB dedicated memory is far better than Intel HD.

Thank you mate! I'll take the 3D part into consideration, I need to remain within my budget though.

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Intel® Core™ i5-3210M (2.5 GHz (up to 3.1 GHz with TurboBoost), 3 MB L3 Cache)

Operating System Windows 8

RAM 8 GB (2 x 4 GB)

Graphics card 2 GB DDR3 dedicated AMD Radeon HD 7670M

Screen type Widescreen HD BrightView LED-backlit

Screen resolution 1366 x 768

Screen size 15.6"

Hard drive 1 TB SATA 5400rpm

Optical disk drive SuperMulti DVD±R/RW with double layer support

Memory card reader Digital media card reader

Will this be enough for good use of fm? need to update from my 5 yr old one. dont use match view

slight side note - how easy would it be to transfer my save game to new laptop

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Intel® Core™ i5-3210M (2.5 GHz (up to 3.1 GHz with TurboBoost), 3 MB L3 Cache)

Operating System Windows 8

RAM 8 GB (2 x 4 GB)

Graphics card 2 GB DDR3 dedicated AMD Radeon HD 7670M

Screen type Widescreen HD BrightView LED-backlit

Screen resolution 1366 x 768

Screen size 15.6"

Hard drive 1 TB SATA 5400rpm

Optical disk drive SuperMulti DVD±R/RW with double layer support

Memory card reader Digital media card reader

Will this be enough for good use of fm? need to update from my 5 yr old one. dont use match view

slight side note - how easy would it be to transfer my save game to new laptop

How much is this setting you back mate? It should run FM fine, its a 3rd generation i5 processor.

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Intel® Core™ i5-3210M (2.5 GHz (up to 3.1 GHz with TurboBoost), 3 MB L3 Cache)

Operating System Windows 8

RAM 8 GB (2 x 4 GB)

Graphics card 2 GB DDR3 dedicated AMD Radeon HD 7670M

Screen type Widescreen HD BrightView LED-backlit

Screen resolution 1366 x 768

Screen size 15.6"

Hard drive 1 TB SATA 5400rpm

Optical disk drive SuperMulti DVD±R/RW with double layer support

Memory card reader Digital media card reader

Will this be enough for good use of fm? need to update from my 5 yr old one. dont use match view

slight side note - how easy would it be to transfer my save game to new laptop

this should be very good without doubt.

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