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18 hours ago, Trevomac said:

Do you reckon its better than the Dell? I don't mind spending up to €1500. My only concern with that one is I'd rather a 256GB + 1TB hybrid option

 

19 hours ago, Smurf said:

I wouldn't hold off any longer. I can't find anything better. 

Besides the one I posted. I know the hard drive is smaller but swapping that for a larger one at a different date is definitely viable and easy enough to do. 

You could also go external storage in the interim. 

But I cannot find anything better. 

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On 26/07/2018 at 21:01, LiamWin91 said:

Hi Smurf,

Looking for a new laptop for FM. I watch in 2D so not fussed on graphics, but I am looking for a good processor for multiple countries (minimum 5 leagues and 12 divisions) and large database to get through many seasons on one save at a fast pace. 

Within my budget (Max £1000) I seem to have narrowed the processors down to i7-8550U & i7-7700HQ. I understand the HQ will be better but how much of a difference will it make for the game settings I use? I'm tempted for the U processor as they tend to be in smaller, lighter laptops (as I play quite a bit when travelling). I have listed a few examples below. Please let me know your thoughts or if you have any recommendations?

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/N580VD-DM129T-ASUS-VivoBook-Pro-N580VD-DM129T_2156764.html

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/NX.GQGEK.002-Acer-Swift-3-SF314-52-859M_2310910.html

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/30022556-Medion-Erazer-X6603-Gaming-Laptop_2140742.html

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/UX430UA-GV415T-ASUS-Zenbook-UX430UA-GV415T-in-Blue_2275230.html#DetailTop

https://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/dell-inspiron-13-7373-13-3-2-in-1-grey-10169905-pdt.html

https://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-yoga-720-13ikb-13-3-2-in-1-copper-10169403-pdt.html

 

Thanks

Hi all

Any thoughts on this? Best laptop for high spec processor? Not bothered about good graphics. Hoping to spend about £800 but could push to £1000.

Cheers 

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20 hours ago, LiamWin91 said:

Hi all

Any thoughts on this? Best laptop for high spec processor? Not bothered about good graphics. Hoping to spend about £800 but could push to £1000.

Cheers 

The medion one is the better one - but I wouldn't go for that - I'd go for this, reason being, as far as I know the build quality on the casing of the medion is flimsy from what I know. 

This one linked below is very good. 

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/NH.Q24EK.007-Acer-Aspire-V-Nitro-VN7-593G-72G9_2101613.html

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On 27/07/2018 at 08:45, Sunderland AFC said:

 

Great find! Purchased.

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Yeh it's the same as the one i bought and typing this on. It's great. 

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2 minutes ago, Smurf said:

Yeh it's the same as the one i bought and typing this on. It's great. 

perfect. thank yo very much for your help. its really appreciated. thank you

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Hello 👋🏻 

I have £500 pound to spend on a new laptop. Problem is that it’s in vouchers that I can spend in Argos, PC World, John Lewis and Debenhams. Can anyone Suggest a decent I5 laptop. I would like to use the 3D match engine too.

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On 29/07/2018 at 10:11, Sean90 said:

 

Great find! Purchased.

I've gone with this as well - has yours arrived yet? @Sunderland AFC

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My current laptop had just died. Would like to buy a new one basically just to run FM at a decent level with the games in 3d and then basic stuff such as word, excel, internet etc. Ideally looking to spend around £700. Did find this one below, but if anyone, particularly Smurf who seems to know his stuff, could give their opinion or if you can recommend anything else I would be grateful!

https://ao.com/product/fx503vddm002t-asus-laptop-black-54874-251.aspx

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4 hours ago, The best manager ever !!! said:

My current laptop had just died. Would like to buy a new one basically just to run FM at a decent level with the games in 3d and then basic stuff such as word, excel, internet etc. Ideally looking to spend around £700. Did find this one below, but if anyone, particularly Smurf who seems to know his stuff, could give their opinion or if you can recommend anything else I would be grateful!

https://ao.com/product/fx503vddm002t-asus-laptop-black-54874-251.aspx

Yes that would fine. 

 

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On 28/07/2018 at 08:10, Smurf said:

 

I wouldn't hold off any longer. I can't find anything better. 

Besides the one I posted. I know the hard drive is smaller but swapping that for a larger one at a different date is definitely viable and easy enough to do. 

You could also go external storage in the interim. 

But I cannot find anything better. 

Cheers for the feedback.

 

What do you make of this as a cheaper alternative? looks good on paper

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-FX504GE-DM176T-15-6-inch-i7-8750H-Dedicated/dp/B07C7F5P42/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8&coliid=IHEGZJBGUUI0E&colid=Z5OTWFLD44ZB

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1 hour ago, Trevomac said:

I'd still be more on for this

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/GL553VE-DM292T-ASUS-ROG-Strix-GL553VE-DM292T-Gaming-Lap_2203029.html

I know it's slightly older processor. And a gen behind. 

But - the 7700HQ has a higher base frequency than the 8750H.

For FM it's still largely single core based anyway - so having multiple cores has little gains, as it uses multiple cores to process background matches etc. and it's so fast anyway that having more cores isn't really helping, as it's fast anyway.

The 8750H is 50% faster in multi-core scenarios, but FM I don't know if they are addressing this and or when it may be released. And they probably wouldn't tell us. 

 

IN the end it's up to you. But I'd go for the 7700HQ for FM. 

For other games - like graphically intense games, no problem recommending the 8750H - but for FM I'd stick with the 7700HQ at this price range.

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Hi, would this laptop run FM to an acceptable standard? 

Usually load the big five European leagues, and not hugely bothered about 3D matches looking good. 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/HP-17-bs027na-2CQ18EA-ABU-Processor/dp/B07B7MRZVH/ref=mp_s_a_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1533131967&sr=8-2-fkmr0&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=HP+17-bs153cl+17.3"+Laptop

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Sorry if this is in the wrong place but had a look at the different sections and can't find anywhere suitable.

I'm looking for a new laptop (mine really old) preferably a 2 in 1 (double up as tablet, though not essential) I'm not very techy so not sure what sort of RAM and processor etc I'd need.

For FM i would need one that can support the 3d match engine and a large database for all English leagues and top leagues for Spain/Germany/Italy/France.

Other than FM, it would be mainly used for internet browsing/youtube and microsoft office.

Any help with what kind of spec I'd need/recommendations would be much appreciated :)

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18 hours ago, RandomGuy. said:

Hi, would this laptop run FM to an acceptable standard? 

Usually load the big five European leagues, and not hugely bothered about 3D matches looking good. 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/HP-17-bs027na-2CQ18EA-ABU-Processor/dp/B07B7MRZVH/ref=mp_s_a_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1533131967&sr=8-2-fkmr0&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=HP+17-bs153cl+17.3"+Laptop

No - nowhere near.

 

14 hours ago, dan_bre_1988 said:

Sorry if this is in the wrong place but had a look at the different sections and can't find anywhere suitable.

I'm looking for a new laptop (mine really old) preferably a 2 in 1 (double up as tablet, though not essential) I'm not very techy so not sure what sort of RAM and processor etc I'd need.

For FM i would need one that can support the 3d match engine and a large database for all English leagues and top leagues for Spain/Germany/Italy/France.

Other than FM, it would be mainly used for internet browsing/youtube and microsoft office.

Any help with what kind of spec I'd need/recommendations would be much appreciated :)

Problem with tablet computers is that it's difficult to find them with a graphics card, and when you do they are usually very expensive. 

What's your budget? 

 

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28 minutes ago, RandomGuy. said:

Sorry snout this, but what about this one? 

https://www.ebuyer.com/800868-lenovo-v110-i5-laptop-80th0013uk

Looks like the same specs. 

This is what you would be looking for

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7-16JD21-068-MSI-Prestige-PL62-7RC-068UK-in-Sliver_2197296.html

It was going for cheaper on other sites. But it's gone up on those sites today. 

 

If you have a larger budget then let me know and find something better.

 

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16 minutes ago, Smurf said:

Looks like the same specs. 

This is what you would be looking for

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7-16JD21-068-MSI-Prestige-PL62-7RC-068UK-in-Sliver_2197296.html

It was going for cheaper on other sites. But it's gone up on those sites today. 

 

If you have a larger budget then let me know and find something better.

 

Nah budgets pretty small, trying to buy it while organising a wedding, not ideal. Cheers for your help, I'll try and save over the next few months for the one you've recommended, would rather spend £600 on one that'll work than £300 on a mediocre one. 

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11 minutes ago, RandomGuy. said:

Nah budgets pretty small, trying to buy it while organising a wedding, not ideal. Cheers for your help, I'll try and save over the next few months for the one you've recommended, would rather spend £600 on one that'll work than £300 on a mediocre one. 

Defo.

Or wait til you get all the wedding money and "buy a laptop for the house" - that's what I did... 

 

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8 hours ago, Smurf said:

No - nowhere near.

 

Problem with tablet computers is that it's difficult to find them with a graphics card, and when you do they are usually very expensive. 

What's your budget? 

 

I wouldn't want to go over £600 really (Mrs would batter me:lol:)

The one I've been looking at is

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-yoga-520-14-intel-core-i5-2-in-1-128-gb-ssd-black-10174150-pdt.html

No mention of a graphics card from what I can see so not sure if it has one or not?

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3 hours ago, dan_bre_1988 said:

I wouldn't want to go over £600 really (Mrs would batter me:lol:)

The one I've been looking at is

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-yoga-520-14-intel-core-i5-2-in-1-128-gb-ssd-black-10174150-pdt.html

No mention of a graphics card from what I can see so not sure if it has one or not?

No.

Quoted one earlier at 600 above

 

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I'm looking to get a new laptop for FM 2019 as my current laptop has become far too slow at running the game. I'm looking to spend up to £1000 and need a lightweight laptop that's not too heavy as my current one (Dell Latitude E5540) is very bulky and heavy. Does anyone have any suggestions as I'm not sure what is best? Thanks in advance.

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18 minutes ago, OSIMPSON7 said:

I'm looking to get a new laptop for FM 2019 as my current laptop has become far too slow at running the game. I'm looking to spend up to £1000 and need a lightweight laptop that's not too heavy as my current one (Dell Latitude E5540) is very bulky and heavy. Does anyone have any suggestions as I'm not sure what is best? Thanks in advance.

This one is light - https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/UX550VD-BN011T-ASUS-ZenBook-Pro-UX550VD-BN011T-with-GTX_2254534.html

 

This would also be very good 

Chassis & Display
Recoil Series: 15.6" Matte Full HD 60Hz 72% NTSC LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 Six Core Processor 8750H (2.2GHz, 4.1GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM)
8GB Corsair 2400MHz SODIMM DDR4 (1 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti - 4.0GB GDDR5 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1
1st Hard Disk
500GB SEAGATE FIRECUDA 2.5" SSHD
1st M.2 SSD Drive
256GB INTEL® 760p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (upto 3210MB/sR | 1315MB/sW)
Memory Card Reader
Integrated 2 in 1 Memory Card Reader (SD, MMC)
AC Adaptor
1 x 150W AC Adaptor
Battery
Recoil II Series 46WH Lithium Ion Battery
Thermal Paste
COOLER MASTER MASTERGEL MAKER THERMAL COMPOUND

Price £1,057.00 including VAT and delivery

Unique URL to re-configure : https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/recoil-ii-15/v9hzF0aD5Y/

 

 

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I'm looking at upgrading my PC as its years old now and I was wondering what people wwould recommend , I have a budget of around £120 ish maybe a bit more if it would make a massive difference 

 

Thanks for any replies/help

 

Here are my specs 

AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor-3.6 ghz 

Motherboard

Asus M5A 78L-M USB 3 - 780G 

Graphics card

Geforce GTX 750 TI

Ram 8GB

Hard drive 

Hitachi HDS721010CLA330
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20 minutes ago, Barside said:

CPU is your best option & pretty sure this will install on your motherboard, just need to make sure your PSU is up to scratch.

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-fx-8350-black-edition-inc-wraith-cooler-vishera-8-core-am3plus-40ghz-turbo-42ghz-8mb-l3-cache-12

Thanks for the response

I have a CX600 ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Unit, 600 W

Apparently my motherboard is only recommend for 95 w or something so I looked at this https://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-FD8300WMHKBOX-CPU-Desktop-Processor/dp/B00TR8YL4W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1533571850&sr=8-1&keywords=AMD+8300 

do you think it would make a difference ?

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There’s not a great deal of difference in single thread performance so unless you tend to increase processing settings above their default level I would not anticipate a significant improvement on what you currently have.

Tha said newer is always better so if the cash is going spare & you do nit want to look at saving for a complete new build the you might as well go for the 8300, you’ll get other benefits outside of FM that could be enough to justify the outlay.

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11 minutes ago, PaddyTaka said:

Hi Smurf,

I was going to buy this one as I want a lighter laptop, but it’s no longer in stock. https://www.box.co.uk/80W30036UK-Lenovo-Ideapad-710S-Plus_2103909.html

Do you have any recommendations for a light laptop (13inch screen or smaller is perfect) around £700? Usually run around 5 leagues but watch in 2d only  

thanks, you’re legend!

This is worth considering, unloaded cpu frequency is low but Turboboost 2.0 will increase that when under the loads that FM will task to it & the integrated graphics processor is probably a bit better th an the dedicated 940M card.

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/UX330UA-FB276T-ASUS-Zenbook-UX330UA-FB276T_2277733.html

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Hi Smurf, 

First, thank you so much for your precious advices. You're a rock star ! 

Which one of these 3 laptops would you choose ? 

acer 7 : https://www.fnac.com/PC-Portable-Acer-Aspire-7-A715-71G-57JW-NX-GP8EF-003-15-6/a12669906/w-4?ectrans=1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvPvxzfHY3AIVAqsYCh3VcAiIEAYYBCABEgK_Q_D_BwE&oref=1fd84e04-3cce-e2a5-98b0-8c719aed3f75&Origin=CMP_GOOGLE_MP_MICRO&pcrid=284039515577&plid=&ploc=1006094&ptid=pla-475696037248

lenovo legion Y 520 :  https://www.amazon.fr/Lenovo-Y520-15IKBN-Ordinateur-Portable-GeForce/dp/B07CSYCLKD/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1533574481&sr=1-1&keywords=lenovo+legion

and his big brother : https://www.amazon.fr/Lenovo-Y520-15IKBN-Ordinateur-Portable-GTX1050/dp/B06XJ3G74J

My budget is 600 - 800 euros high max. I use laptop for internet and office, don't have much money, and only play FM - but as an FM addict, i want the game to run nice...

 

 

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If you really can afford it without any compromises elsewhere the last one is the best option because of the SSD but if the really is pushing the limits of your budget then go with its little brother as an SSD offers no benefit on FM.

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6gb is definetly the absolute minimum these days & I’d imagine you could upgrade on that site for a nominal increase 

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2 hours ago, Smurf said:

This one is light - https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/UX550VD-BN011T-ASUS-ZenBook-Pro-UX550VD-BN011T-with-GTX_2254534.html

 

This would also be very good 

Chassis & Display
Recoil Series: 15.6" Matte Full HD 60Hz 72% NTSC LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 Six Core Processor 8750H (2.2GHz, 4.1GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM)
8GB Corsair 2400MHz SODIMM DDR4 (1 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti - 4.0GB GDDR5 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1
1st Hard Disk
500GB SEAGATE FIRECUDA 2.5" SSHD
1st M.2 SSD Drive
256GB INTEL® 760p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (upto 3210MB/sR | 1315MB/sW)
Memory Card Reader
Integrated 2 in 1 Memory Card Reader (SD, MMC)
AC Adaptor
1 x 150W AC Adaptor
Battery
Recoil II Series 46WH Lithium Ion Battery
Thermal Paste
COOLER MASTER MASTERGEL MAKER THERMAL COMPOUND

Price £1,057.00 including VAT and delivery

Unique URL to re-configure : https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/recoil-ii-15/v9hzF0aD5Y/

 

 

Thanks for your help. I’ll look into those

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48 minutes ago, Barside said:

This is worth considering, unloaded cpu frequency is low but Turboboost 2.0 will increase that when under the loads that FM will task to it & the integrated graphics processor is probably a bit better th an the dedicated 940M card.

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/UX330UA-FB276T-ASUS-Zenbook-UX330UA-FB276T_2277733.html

Thanks, that’s really helpful

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i5 is the best option unless you’re like me & set match processing to full detail on a large league set.

The one downside is that cpu uses turboboost 3.0 which from my own benchmark test results is not utilised by FM on stock cpu settings however you can easily change the trigger point to take advantage of the higher frequency.

The concern I would have with the rig is the 180w power supply, that’s very low & provides little to no headroom for later upgrades such as a dedicated graphics card.

 

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1 hour ago, Barside said:

i5 is the best option unless you’re like me & set match processing to full detail on a large league set.

The one downside is that cpu uses turboboost 3.0 which from my own benchmark test results is not utilised by FM on stock cpu settings however you can easily change the trigger point to take advantage of the higher frequency.

The concern I would have with the rig is the 180w power supply, that’s very low & provides little to no headroom for later upgrades such as a dedicated graphics card.

 

 

Ok thank you, are you able to suggest something better but of a similar price.

 

What about this one https://www.ebuyer.com/835401-punch-technology-amd-ryzen-5-desktop-hdt-701-1018

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1 hour ago, SortitoutsiVP said:

 

Ok thank you, are you able to suggest something better but of a similar price.

 

What about this one https://www.ebuyer.com/835401-punch-technology-amd-ryzen-5-desktop-hdt-701-1018

How about this https://www.box.co.uk/MSI-Codex-3-7RB-035UK-Desktop-Gaming-PC_2298537.html

Has graphics card

Plenty of power in the powersupply for upgrades. 

 

 

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18 hours ago, Sheafigeezer said:

Hi guys, novice here I'm afraid but have tried to read a bit from this thread. Could I do better than below in that price range?

https://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/dell-inspiron-5000-15-6-intel-core-i7-gtx-1050m-gaming-laptop-1-tb-hdd-128-gb-ssd-10164853-pdt.html

 

Thanks

I would also like to know whether this laptop would be good enough. 

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18 hours ago, Sheafigeezer said:

Hi guys, novice here I'm afraid but have tried to read a bit from this thread. Could I do better than below in that price range?

https://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/dell-inspiron-5000-15-6-intel-core-i7-gtx-1050m-gaming-laptop-1-tb-hdd-128-gb-ssd-10164853-pdt.html

 

Thanks

Yep.

It's a good computer. 

This is marked as open box:

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX503VM-DM093T(C)-OPEN-BOX-ASUS-FX503VM-DM093T-Gaming-La_2401133.html

 

8 minutes ago, jaycar said:

I would also like to know whether this laptop would be good enough. 

Yes good enough - see suggestions above.

Not seeing much else out there for that price.

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Didn't read correctly.

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Looking for a laptop arlund£400 that can run fm and also is good for my studies 

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That’s great, thank you smurf.

Sorry, one other question, what does ‘Open box’ mean?

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24 minutes ago, Hazzbond said:

Looking for a laptop arlund£400 that can run fm and also is good for my studies 

This is good for the price - https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/P0G83EAABU(C)-(Grade-C)-HP-Pavilion-Gaming-15-ak005na_2387189.html

But it's marked as Grade C - and their website doesn't give an explanation as low as Grade C.

You'd need to contact them to find out what condition it's actually in.

And what returns policy would be. 

 

Other than that

Maybe this 

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/NX.EFHEK.014-Acer-Extensa-15-2540_2312768.html

 

But be warned - £400 is a very low budget and the last one posted might struggle a little depedning on your game setup. 

 

 

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