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Hi, I’m looking to buy a laptop soon with a budget of around £1000. 

Mainly interested in getting good performance for FM playing with larger databases, and graphics installed etc. I generally play on 2D at the moment and am happy with this so amazing graphics aren’t necessarily the most important to me, although I do play a few other games such as Civ 5/6 so decent graphics for games like that would be appreciated. Other than that I would mainly use my laptop for a few bits of work or browsing the Internet etc so nothing too strenuous.

I have 10%+ off laptops with HP through work, but again it doesn’t necessarily have to be a HP laptop if there are better alternatives at competitive prices.

I have a limited knowledge when it comes to these things but thinking that the processor is most important for me and memory would be nice but can be added to the laptop if possible and necessary? 17” screen would be great but more than happy with 15” as well.

Any recommendations or advice for me would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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Hi

my laptop needs upgrading.

I am happy to spend up to £1500. Ideally want a laptop with a good enough spec to manage the next few titles at least on optimal settings.

ideas anyone?

much appreciated!!!

Can you get a laptop that maybe too high spec and may not run optimally?

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Hello people!

 

I used to play FM 16 like a madman. Now i started Fm 2018 and i'm falling in love all over again. Now the problem is, that i am noticing my laptop having a hard time running it. I run FM together with a webbrowser with youtube or whatever. Now i was already planning on getting a new laptop, but now i am certain i want one. Do you guys have suggestions for laptops around 500-600 euros that can run FM18 (and FM19 in the future) a bit better? I dont care too much about the 3d ME functions, as i am an old school player so yeah. I read alot about it, and most of the time i see that the processor is really important. I prefer a 15" inch screen, i now have a 17,3 inch but its a bit big... If a 17" is a better choice, it wouldn't be a problem.

 

This is my current laptop:

 

https://tweakers.net/pricewatch/668655/acer-aspire-e5-772g-354x/specificaties/

 

Acer Aspire E5-772G 17.3"

8GB DDR3L RAM

GeForce 920M

Intel Core i3-5005U 2Ghz

 

Further information is in the link. 

 

I live in Holland, so things like eBay and other american sites are off, just in case you send me a suggestion because its on sale. So i hope you guys can help me out!

 

is something like this an option? https://www.coolblue.nl/product/813083/hp-pavilion-15-cs0952nd.html

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@b101 what laptop you running? your video uploads seemed pretty clean, was that using FM upload to Youtube then embedding into the forum? Or another software?

General populous;

Budget up to £1000... laptop primarily for FM19 but future proof, as much as possible, for next few years.

I play mostly 2D (though would try 3d if I could get decent graphics). The ability to upload videos is a must, my current system cannot.

Only other usage would be streaming Sky Go, Now TV and similar services...

laptop only, I don't have a suitable man cave for a desktop ... and FM is all about being able to watch TV at the same time or be in the social area with the wife, not cooped away in room at a desk.

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Mine is actually pretty cheap, but was recommended on here multiple times:

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

Video uploads are actually a pain in the arse, but I think that's FM rather than the machine. Best way is to export highlights individually then splice together using Movie Maker. Either that or I use gyazo for the GIF generator.

This would do all of those things, but you can certainly get better if you want to push the budget. I couldn't justify spending any more than £500 on mine, but it does everything else pretty well. Boot speed is pretty slow, but otherwise I have no major issues and I think I use it for exactly the same things as you.

9 minutes ago, westy8chimp said:

and FM is all about being able to watch TV at the same time or be in the social area with the wife, not cooped away in room at a desk.

QFT

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This was one I was considering. 

Thoughts?

ASUS ROG STRIX GL702VS-BA175T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad Core Processor
17.3" Full HD 120Hz Screen
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
24GB DDR4 RAM
256GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
Dedicated GTX 1070 8GB Graphics
NVidia G-SYNC & VR Ready

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6 hours ago, Cloondawg said:

Hi, I’m looking to buy a laptop soon with a budget of around £1000. 

Mainly interested in getting good performance for FM playing with larger databases, and graphics installed etc. I generally play on 2D at the moment and am happy with this so amazing graphics aren’t necessarily the most important to me, although I do play a few other games such as Civ 5/6 so decent graphics for games like that would be appreciated. Other than that I would mainly use my laptop for a few bits of work or browsing the Internet etc so nothing too strenuous.

I have 10%+ off laptops with HP through work, but again it doesn’t necessarily have to be a HP laptop if there are better alternatives at competitive prices.

I have a limited knowledge when it comes to these things but thinking that the processor is most important for me and memory would be nice but can be added to the laptop if possible and necessary? 17” screen would be great but more than happy with 15” as well.

Any recommendations or advice for me would be much appreciated. Thanks!

I'd be looking at something like this

Chassis & Display
Cosmos Series: 15.6" Matte Full HD IPS 60Hz 45% NTSC LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 Six Core Processor 8750H (2.2GHz, 4.1GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair 2666MHz SODIMM DDR4 (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 - 4.0GB GDDR5 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1
1st Hard Disk
500GB SEAGATE FIRECUDA 2.5" SSHD
1st M.2 SSD Drive
250GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3400MB/R, 1500MB/W)
Battery
Cosmos VII Series 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre Cloverleaf UK Power Cable
Thermal Paste
COOLER MASTER MASTERGEL MAKER THERMAL COMPOUND
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)

Price £967.00 including VAT and delivery
Unique URL to re-configure : https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/cosmosvii-15/xJ043EAnhq/

Configure the rest for your own browser, internet security etc. 

 

1 hour ago, Chrism3072 said:

Hi

my laptop needs upgrading.

I am happy to spend up to £1500. Ideally want a laptop with a good enough spec to manage the next few titles at least on optimal settings.

ideas anyone?

much appreciated!!!

Can you get a laptop that maybe too high spec and may not run optimally?

Chassis & Display
Octane Series: 15.6" Matte Full HD 144Hz 72% NTSC LED Widescreen (1920x1080) + G-Sync
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i5 Six Core Processor i5-8600K (3.6 GHz) 9 MB Cache
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair 2400MHz SODIMM DDR4 (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 OC 1480 MHz - 6.0GB GDDR5 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1
1st Hard Disk
500GB SEAGATE FIRECUDA 2.5" SSHD
1st M.2 SSD Drive
250GB WD Blue™ 3D NAND M.2 SSD (up to 550MB/sR | 525MB/sW)
Memory Card Reader
Integrated 6 in 1 Card Reader (SD /Mini SD/ SDHC / SDXC / MMC / RSMMC)
Battery
Octane Series 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (82WH)
Thermal Paste
COOLER MASTER MASTERGEL MAKER THERMAL COMPOUND
USB Options
3 x USB 3.0 PORTS, 2 x USB 3.1 PORTS, 1 x USB 2.0 PORT

Price £1,503.00 including VAT and delivery

Unique URL to re-configure : https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/octanev-15/CDUss!73sg/

Same as above - select your own browser, internet security or other extras.

 

47 minutes ago, Jeroentjee said:

Hello people!

 

I used to play FM 16 like a madman. Now i started Fm 2018 and i'm falling in love all over again. Now the problem is, that i am noticing my laptop having a hard time running it. I run FM together with a webbrowser with youtube or whatever. Now i was already planning on getting a new laptop, but now i am certain i want one. Do you guys have suggestions for laptops around 500-600 euros that can run FM18 (and FM19 in the future) a bit better? I dont care too much about the 3d ME functions, as i am an old school player so yeah. I read alot about it, and most of the time i see that the processor is really important. I prefer a 15" inch screen, i now have a 17,3 inch but its a bit big... If a 17" is a better choice, it wouldn't be a problem.

 

This is my current laptop:

 

https://tweakers.net/pricewatch/668655/acer-aspire-e5-772g-354x/specificaties/

 

Acer Aspire E5-772G 17.3"

8GB DDR3L RAM

GeForce 920M

Intel Core i3-5005U 2Ghz

 

Further information is in the link. 

 

I live in Holland, so things like eBay and other american sites are off, just in case you send me a suggestion because its on sale. So i hope you guys can help me out!

 

is something like this an option? https://www.coolblue.nl/product/813083/hp-pavilion-15-cs0952nd.html

It's not a great buy at all. 

What's your budget? 

I don't see anything on the coolblue site that would suit in the 650-700 range.

 

24 minutes ago, westy8chimp said:

@b101 what laptop you running? your video uploads seemed pretty clean, was that using FM upload to Youtube then embedding into the forum? Or another software?

General populous;

Budget up to £1000... laptop primarily for FM19 but future proof, as much as possible, for next few years.

I play mostly 2D (though would try 3d if I could get decent graphics). The ability to upload videos is a must, my current system cannot.

Only other usage would be streaming Sky Go, Now TV and similar services...

laptop only, I don't have a suitable man cave for a desktop ... and FM is all about being able to watch TV at the same time or be in the social area with the wife, not cooped away in room at a desk.

See reply in this post linking to £1000 laptop from PC Specialist.

 

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14 minutes ago, Smurf said:

It's not a great buy at all. 

What's your budget? 

I don't see anything on the coolblue site that would suit in the 650-700 range.

 

Is it better as my current laptop tho? Because well, my current laptop is not all that good, but it is able to run fm reasonable. What is missing for the laptop i send in the link? If i read thru these pages, i kinda see that budget laptops for aroud 600-700 are most of the time not capable of running fm18, is that so or are these just different standards?

 

Just a suggestion tho (a question as well) but did you never consider writing a guide or something with laptops you suggest? With different price ranges and stuff? 

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24 minutes ago, Jeroentjee said:

Is it better as my current laptop tho? Because well, my current laptop is not all that good, but it is able to run fm reasonable. What is missing for the laptop i send in the link? If i read thru these pages, i kinda see that budget laptops for aroud 600-700 are most of the time not capable of running fm18, is that so or are these just different standards?

 

Just a suggestion tho (a question as well) but did you never consider writing a guide or something with laptops you suggest? With different price ranges and stuff? 

Honestly, I wouldn't part with my money for anything less than an i5-6xxxHQ or an i7-6xxxHQ for FM. 

8gb RAM min

If you can swing a dedicated graphics card in then all the better, but not required if you play 3d matches on low quality.

Something like this

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

Oh, and I did write a blog post before, but cannot find the blog anymore... ah well. 

 

Happy to help folks find a laptop on their budget though. I find it a bit of fun, challenge or whatever, mostly though, I bought a laptop in 2011 for FM and it vastly underperformed and swore it would never happen again, hate to see people make the same mistake I did all those years ago.

 

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10 minutes ago, Smurf said:

Happy to help folks find a laptop on their budget though

Much appreciated. the link to pc specialist you mentioned... if I'd said my budget was £800, I'm sure you would have a good recommendation.

What's the breaking point budget wise for basically getting;

  • decent 3d graphics (FM)
  • fast processing (PC start up, general FM behaviour)
  • good audio/video for watching TV/Film/sport

i.e. my budget could be a grand, but I just want to play FM and stream Sky... do I need to spend a grand, is it worth the extra?

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13 minutes ago, Smurf said:

Looks good

Cheers for replying. I normally play 9 leagues and in 3d so do you think will it run OK on that laptop? 

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Hello fellas,

I'm looking for to upgrade my laptop and I'm a bit overwhelmed by all the different specs that you can get for laptops. From what I've been told getting an i5 and above is a must for FM as well as at least 8GB RAM. 

Looking at spending around £400-£600 give or take. Have seen a couple that caught my eye but I'm not 100% if they're either worth it or would do the job.

https://www.box.co.uk/N580VD-DM029T-ASUS-VivoBook-Pro-N580VD-DM029T_2403780.html
https://www.ebuyer.com/805723-hp-250-g6-i7-laptop-2sy44es-2sy44es-abu

If someone could give me a little bit of guidance, that would be very much appreciated. 

Also, if you have any laptop suggestions that would be welcomed

Thanks

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2 hours ago, Smurf said:

Honestly, I wouldn't part with my money for anything less than an i5-6xxxHQ or an i7-6xxxHQ for FM. 

8gb RAM min

If you can swing a dedicated graphics card in then all the better, but not required if you play 3d matches on low quality.

Something like this

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

Oh, and I did write a blog post before, but cannot find the blog anymore... ah well. 

 

Happy to help folks find a laptop on their budget though. I find it a bit of fun, challenge or whatever, mostly though, I bought a laptop in 2011 for FM and it vastly underperformed and swore it would never happen again, hate to see people make the same mistake I did all those years ago.

Yeah the 8 GB is something i read about alot. That looks like a really good laptop for a nice price. It's a real shame it's kinda rare to find on a website that ships to Holland tho... And the "bigger" companies for laptop on dutch sites only have i5-6xxxHQ or i7-6xxxHQ are all around a 1000 euros... I'll have to keep looking. 

 

It's an awesome thing you help so many people, and you have a good motivation for it. Buying an underperforming laptop for these prices is a real pain in the butt, so i think it's awesome you help people prevent that. Too bad the blog is gone tho, would be an interesting read for me as a noob haha. If a different kind of laptop comes to mind, i would appreciate the suggestion! I'll keep checking this page for inspiration. Do you think it's like do-able? A laptop for around 600 capable of running FM18/19 or is it a rare thing to find? I think my current laptop is underperforming as well, and makes FM18 run slowly, but it's do-able.

 

I just found this...

 

https://www.wehkamp.nl/elektronica/laptops/windows-laptops/msi-gl62m-7rc-271nl-15-6-inch-inch-gaming-laptop/C26_6F4_F41_16108645/?NavState={"fi"%3A{"p_005"%3A["15%20inch%20(38%20cm)"]%2C"p_204"%3A["Intel%20Core%20i5"]}}&PI=1&PrI=3&Nrpp=96&ms=true

 

De MSI GL62M 7RC-271NL

- Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor
- 8 GB DDR4 werkgeheugen
- 128 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD opslag
- NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2 GB videokaart

 

for 800 euros, overprized or...?

 

And the last one i will put in this post: 

 

https://www.bol.com/nl/p/lenovo-ideapad-330-15ich-81fk003xmh-gaming-laptop-15-6-inch/9200000092684403/?Referrer=ADVNLPPceffd20080b40e7400002d91d4000042380&utm_source=42380&utm_medium=Affiliates&utm_campaign=CPS&utm_content=txl#product_specifications

 

Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15ICH 81FK003XMH - Gaming Laptop - 15.6 Inch

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4 minutes ago, wayne'o said:

This is when putting together a new pc I went slightly overkill on the specs, playing FM would never come close to using the i7 7800k with ASU’s Maximus hero10 MoBo and 16Gb Ram @ 3200Ghz and above. They are pretty much Ferrari of the computer world and among the best gaming components money can buy at present, Some people keep saying it’s pointless and overkill etc but spending £1500 now on that will save me another £700+ couple years down the road,    Spending £500-£700 now on a pc/ laptop to run FM with its minimum specs will be money wasted very quickly when you have to fork out another £700 on a cheap end machine which will struggle again in the near not to distant future.

Smurfs right in what he advise he’s on the money when it comes to knowing what specs are worthwhile, 👍..   

Doing a little research on the intel web site and watching a thew YouTube videos can soon turn a person with little to no knowledge of computer specs into someone able to make a competent choice as to what components and specs is needed in either a Gaming pc or something just for FM..

most medern day pc’s have multi cores and threads although not all of them work at 100% maximum output and FM doesn’t even use all the 6 cores and 12 threads that the i7 have available,  Doing a little homework so understand why someone recommends a pc or laptop will be of huge benifit in making the right choice not just for today but for the future too.

 

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15 hours ago, westy8chimp said:

Much appreciated. the link to pc specialist you mentioned... if I'd said my budget was £800, I'm sure you would have a good recommendation.

What's the breaking point budget wise for basically getting;

  • decent 3d graphics (FM)
  • fast processing (PC start up, general FM behaviour)
  • good audio/video for watching TV/Film/sport

i.e. my budget could be a grand, but I just want to play FM and stream Sky... do I need to spend a grand, is it worth the extra?

I'd be looking around these specs for what you want

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7-1799E5-1414-MSI-GL72M-7REX-1414UK_2263497.html

Worth noting the battery will last about 3-4 hours while unplugged, probably less if playing FM unplugged. But if you're plugged in most of the time it will be fine.

Typically - I would say spending over £1000+ would be a breaking point. Hardly any point in spending £999 when you can get something similar for £800 or less. 

 

15 hours ago, ryder said:

Cheers for replying. I normally play 9 leagues and in 3d so do you think will it run OK on that laptop? 

It's ambigious, what's good for me speed wise may not be good for you speed wise. 

All in all, it's a good computer. You might be happy adding in another 9 leagues and the game might be slow, but you might be happy with that speed for the extra leagues. 

In saying that, 9 leagues would be good I would imagine. It depends how many seasons you play for, after 10 or 20 seasons  you might notice speed reductions due to the amount of data being processed. But if you play 10 or less seasons, you could probably start with 9 leauges, see if it's ok for you, then add or remove leagues as you see fit to get the speed you want.

 

15 hours ago, mcfcmike said:

Hello fellas,

I'm looking for to upgrade my laptop and I'm a bit overwhelmed by all the different specs that you can get for laptops. From what I've been told getting an i5 and above is a must for FM as well as at least 8GB RAM. 

Looking at spending around £400-£600 give or take. Have seen a couple that caught my eye but I'm not 100% if they're either worth it or would do the job.

https://www.box.co.uk/N580VD-DM029T-ASUS-VivoBook-Pro-N580VD-DM029T_2403780.html
https://www.ebuyer.com/805723-hp-250-g6-i7-laptop-2sy44es-2sy44es-abu

If someone could give me a little bit of guidance, that would be very much appreciated. 

Also, if you have any laptop suggestions that would be welcomed

Thanks

Defo the one from Box

@westy8chimp might be an option for you - it's 15 inch instead of 17 inch - so might not be as big a screen for your movies etc. But it's similar specs otherwise and saves you £100.

13 hours ago, Jeroentjee said:

Yeah the 8 GB is something i read about alot. That looks like a really good laptop for a nice price. It's a real shame it's kinda rare to find on a website that ships to Holland tho... And the "bigger" companies for laptop on dutch sites only have i5-6xxxHQ or i7-6xxxHQ are all around a 1000 euros... I'll have to keep looking. 

 

It's an awesome thing you help so many people, and you have a good motivation for it. Buying an underperforming laptop for these prices is a real pain in the butt, so i think it's awesome you help people prevent that. Too bad the blog is gone tho, would be an interesting read for me as a noob haha. If a different kind of laptop comes to mind, i would appreciate the suggestion! I'll keep checking this page for inspiration. Do you think it's like do-able? A laptop for around 600 capable of running FM18/19 or is it a rare thing to find? I think my current laptop is underperforming as well, and makes FM18 run slowly, but it's do-able.

 

I just found this...

 

https://www.wehkamp.nl/elektronica/laptops/windows-laptops/msi-gl62m-7rc-271nl-15-6-inch-inch-gaming-laptop/C26_6F4_F41_16108645/?NavState={"fi"%3A{"p_005"%3A["15%20inch%20(38%20cm)"]%2C"p_204"%3A["Intel%20Core%20i5"]}}&PI=1&PrI=3&Nrpp=96&ms=true

 

De MSI GL62M 7RC-271NL

- Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor
- 8 GB DDR4 werkgeheugen
- 128 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD opslag
- NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2 GB videokaart

 

for 800 euros, overprized or...?

 

And the last one i will put in this post: 

 

https://www.bol.com/nl/p/lenovo-ideapad-330-15ich-81fk003xmh-gaming-laptop-15-6-inch/9200000092684403/?Referrer=ADVNLPPceffd20080b40e7400002d91d4000042380&utm_source=42380&utm_medium=Affiliates&utm_campaign=CPS&utm_content=txl#product_specifications

 

Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15ICH 81FK003XMH - Gaming Laptop - 15.6 Inch

I've linked to better laptops in this post for around the same price. 

If you're stuck to that area/region/website - then it will be fine - but you can get that laptop for £549 on saveonlaptops.co.uk 

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

 

For the record the last link for bol.com has the best specs - sorry only saw the last link at the last minute :)

 

 

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2 hours ago, Smurf said:

@westy8chimp might be an option for you - it's 15 inch instead of 17 inch - so might not be as big a screen for your movies etc. But it's similar specs otherwise and saves you £100.

ive had time to look at all three... glad I asked the question properly second time round :D I think the cheaper option will suffice, I don't much like 17" screens as I have the laptop on my lap not desk... they also tend to overheat quicker or have display issues sooner.

the one you posted for my £1k budget was tempting but im probably paying for some flash gadgets or software that I don't understand let alone use. If they £650 can play FM with decent 3d graphics then that's good enough for me :thup:

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Quick question is saveonlaptops a good trustworthy website? Never bought from there.

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3 hours ago, Smurf said:

I've linked to better laptops in this post for around the same price. 

If you're stuck to that area/region/website - then it will be fine - but you can get that laptop for £549 on saveonlaptops.co.uk 

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

 

For the record the last link for bol.com has the best specs - sorry only saw the last link at the last minute :)

 

 

Yeah its a bummer, it looks like a good laptop for a Nice Price... I have to research if saveonlaptops also delivers in Holland. I doubt it but ill check it out.

 

Edit: just got an email back, they dont ship to Holland...

 

Does the lenovo have the better stats? Better than the msi? And looking at the price, is it reasonanle? I noticed the lenovo only had an I5-XXXH Instead of HQ, is that a big loss or? Sorry for so many questions , but im kinda understanding it a bit more now so, just wanna learn more hahaha

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1 hour ago, HM786 said:

Quick question is saveonlaptops a good trustworthy website? Never bought from there.

Yeh, lots of people use it here, it's a sister site of box.co.uk - 

1 hour ago, Jeroentjee said:

Yeah its a bummer, it looks like a good laptop for a Nice Price... I have to research if saveonlaptops also delivers in Holland. I doubt it but ill check it out.

 

Edit: just got an email back, they dont ship to Holland...

 

Does the lenovo have the better stats? Better than the msi? And looking at the price, is it reasonanle? I noticed the lenovo only had an I5-XXXH Instead of HQ, is that a big loss or? Sorry for so many questions , but im kinda understanding it a bit more now so, just wanna learn more hahaha

Lenovo looks pretty sweet - I'd go for that one.

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24 minutes ago, Smurf said:

 

Lenovo looks pretty sweet - I'd go for that one.

The end is near! My last question cuz i really think the lenovo is the best option too. I just cant see the difference between these two:

https://www.bol.com/nl/p/lenovo-ideapad-330-15ich-81fk003ymh-gaming-laptop-15-6-inch/9200000092684399/?Referrer=ADVNLPPceffd30080b40e7400002d91d4000042380&utm_source=42380&utm_medium=Affiliates&utm_campaign=CPS&utm_content=txl#modal_open

And this

 

https://www.bol.com/nl/p/lenovo-ideapad-330-15ich-81fk003xmh-gaming-laptop-15-6-inch/9200000092684403/?Referrer=ADVNLPPceffd30080b40e7400002d91d4000042380&utm_source=42380&utm_medium=Affiliates&utm_campaign=CPS&utm_content=txl

 

Whats the difference between the YMH and the XMH? And which one is the best ofcourse

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2 hours ago, Jeroentjee said:

Both roughly the same - didn't go through all specs. But the Lenovo you linked to earlier was very good. 

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Hi all (especially that Smurf guy who seems to be the Gandhi of laptop goodwill).

My Macbook Pro has died (a minutes silence please). I need a new laptop to run FM19 when it comes out. I'm done with FM18, it's out of date now Liverpool are ripping up the transfer market and Fulham can sign players like Serri.  So I need to get a new laptop - but to hell with Mac, way too pricey.

Now the catch is thus: I want a mint graphics card as I love the 3D engine. I like to play with as many leagues as possible but usually end up going with as many leagues that mean my computer's performance is 3 stars in the Game Setup. The catch is, I only have £500. I'll mainly be playing FM on it and just random internet surfing.

Any recommendations would be most appreciated. 

Cheers!

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On 21/08/2018 at 13:54, Smurf said:

It's below min spec.

Hi Smurf

Out of interest previously you said my MacBook Air i7 1.8 Ghz, from 2014 was below the minimum specs for FM19, am i missing something as just looked at them and it seems to be hitting the minimum spec?

Am I missing something else? component wise etc?... i have 8GB RAM, graphics card is Intel HD Graphics 5000 1536 mb?

As i said, am running FM17 adequately with a  few leagues and medium database, would appreciate your advice

thanks

  • OS: 10.10.5, 10.11.6, 10.12.5, 10.13.5, 10.14 – 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 – 1.8 GHz +
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel GMA X4500, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or AMD/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 – 256MB VRAM
  • Storage: 7 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: OpenGL: 2.1
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Fm requires 2.2ghz min spec

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2 hours ago, peteransnr said:

Hi all (especially that Smurf guy who seems to be the Gandhi of laptop goodwill).

My Macbook Pro has died (a minutes silence please). I need a new laptop to run FM19 when it comes out. I'm done with FM18, it's out of date now Liverpool are ripping up the transfer market and Fulham can sign players like Serri.  So I need to get a new laptop - but to hell with Mac, way too pricey.

Now the catch is thus: I want a mint graphics card as I love the 3D engine. I like to play with as many leagues as possible but usually end up going with as many leagues that mean my computer's performance is 3 stars in the Game Setup. The catch is, I only have £500. I'll mainly be playing FM on it and just random internet surfing.

Any recommendations would be most appreciated. 

Cheers!

500 probably not enough. Suggest save a bit more get money for birthday christmas or whatever. If you can muster £600

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1 hour ago, Smurf said:

Fm requires 2.2ghz min spec

As per the below screenshot from the FM site, it has a separate tab for Mac OS

The Mac OS says Processor of minimum 1.8 Ghz +

Its only the Window version that states it requires 2.2 Ghz +

So looking at that it should be fine right?, if everything else is above minimum requirements? is it?

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Windows
Mac OS X
 
  • MINIMUM:
    • OS: 10.10.5, 10.11.6, 10.12.5, 10.13.5, 10.14 – 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 – 1.8 GHz +
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel GMA X4500, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or AMD/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 – 256MB VRAM
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL: 2.1

 

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True, forgot mac specs were dif. If it runs fm17 then good chance!

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4 hours ago, Smurf said:

500 probably not enough. Suggest save a bit more get money for birthday christmas or whatever. If you can muster £600

I can always do it on Finance if I have to, so let's say £750.

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How is fm 17 or 18 games like on the mac mini, as Im thinking of buying one?

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All of this for under £1000

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11 minutes ago, wayne'o said:

All of this for under £1000

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£1000 way too much

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11 hours ago, amer said:

How is fm 17 or 18 games like on the mac mini, as Im thinking of buying one?

Cheapest Mac Mini that will play FM before addons 

Mac mini
2.6GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz)
8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
1TB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
Intel Iris Graphics

£679.00

 

This is better PC form

Case
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i5 Six Core Processor i5-8400 (2.8GHz) 9MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® PRIME H310i PLUS: Mini-ITX, LGA1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs
Memory (RAM)
8GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2400MHz (2 x 4GB)
Graphics Card
Integrated Intel® HD Graphics
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB ADATA SU800 M.2 2280 (560 MB/R, 520 MB/W)
PCS FrostFlow 40 Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Price £595.00 including VAT and delivery

 

Let me know what you're planning to pay for the Mac Mini - and see if there's a way to save a few quid going for a small form PC.

If you're interested that is - if you're certain you want a Mac Mini - let me know the budget anyway and we can look at those :)

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Hi all, I'm after some recommendations for potential laptops to buy over the next month or so. I'm retiring my current laptop of 3 years to use as a work laptop (currently running Intel i7-6700HQ, 8GB RAM, GeForce GTX 960M). 

There's a lot of info in this thread, and I've scanned over the past half dozen or so pages, and while I have an idea, it's all quite overwhelming (the quality of builds/processors/RAM etc.)! 

What I'd like from running FM:

- 3D on full graphics

- 10-15 leagues (maybe like 6-10 nations) and large database (full detail)

- Good processing speed

- Good cooling or to not overheat when playing as I generally have my laptop on my lap

- Quiet

I'd be using this to play FM, usual internet browsing, video streaming (and also streaming onto TV), Office work, but I'd like the option of running other sim-type games as well. I'm not against a certified refurb laptop either if from reputable source, e.g. Dell outlet, which I've purchased from before with no issues (my current Inspiron 7559 is from there).

Budget: up to c£900 (inc. VAT ideally).

Thanks.

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How about this

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7-16JB92-880-MSI-GP62MVR-7RFX(Leopard-Pro)-880UK_2185471.html

If it's office based you'll be plugged in all time so battery not a worry.

A other option this

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX504GE-DM176T-ASUS-FX504GE-DM176T-Gaming-Laptop_2315682.html

Lesser graphics card

 

 

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Thanks @Smurf

I've used what some of the specs on the two you've posted above to compare against some on the Dell outlet (they've got 20% off certain models that ends today or tomorrow), and out of curiosity are any of the following value for money or pretty standard.

Laptop 1 - total price of £820

Comparing to the ASUS FX504 (£800): more dedicated RAM for GPU, more port options, maybe better screen(?)

Laptop 2 - total price of £888

Comparing to ASUS FX504 (£800): same as above plus, 8GB more RAM 

Comparing to MSI: (£900): better/new i7 processor, 8GB more RAM, worse graphics card (but slightly more dedicated RAM)

Laptop 3 - total price of £989

Comparing to MSI (£900): better/newer i7 processor, 8GB more RAM, more dedicated RAM for GPU, more SSD, 

Granted it's all nitty-gritty and probably doesn't mean a great deal at the end of the day unless I plan on heavy gaming usage (probably not - hence laptop 3 and MSI are unlikely something I'd go for), but I'd be interested to know if any of those represent value for money, or if they're priced pretty standard given they're refurbed.  

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So, with the  General info i collected did i still make a mistake now….i had a 7th Generation MSI i7 HQ which worked rather good with FM. Before i had a i5 U from Lenovo and tbh it wasnt that much slower for the Price. But having intense bad luck both got damaged beyond repair. So i now got a MSI i7 8th Generation ...but did i shoot myself in the foot now, as it has more cores and actually uses mostly 1 , so it basically could be slower? :-D And will FM 2019 be using multiple cores more effectively ?

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New laptop arrived... Fm 18 installing now. 

Just thinkin... Can i use same steam account on two pcs or have i just, in effect, lost my current save? 

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8 minutes ago, westy8chimp said:

New laptop arrived... Fm 18 installing now. 

Just thinkin... Can i use same steam account on two pcs or have i just, in effect, lost my current save? 

You can have it on 2 computers but only logged in on one. 

If your save is on your old computer you'll have to locate it and save it to a flash drive, or drop box or something and transfer the saved game to your new computer.

What did you go for in the end? Let us know how you got on?

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2 hours ago, GerdMuller said:

So, with the  General info i collected did i still make a mistake now….i had a 7th Generation MSI i7 HQ which worked rather good with FM. Before i had a i5 U from Lenovo and tbh it wasnt that much slower for the Price. But having intense bad luck both got damaged beyond repair. So i now got a MSI i7 8th Generation ...but did i shoot myself in the foot now, as it has more cores and actually uses mostly 1 , so it basically could be slower? :-D And will FM 2019 be using multiple cores more effectively ?

Not at all. The difference we're talking about is not that great at all in the grand scheme of things, and it's mostly academic findings, not tested in the field. In fact, it's an overall better processor, and who knows how FM will develop in 5 years time. It might utilise more cores. 

You could always do the FM Benchmark Thread and post your results. It would be interesting to compare to other i7 and i5 hqs. 

Best of luck with it!

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7 hours ago, Smurf said:

How about this

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7-16JB92-880-MSI-GP62MVR-7RFX(Leopard-Pro)-880UK_2185471.html

If it's office based you'll be plugged in all time so battery not a worry.

A other option this

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX504GE-DM176T-ASUS-FX504GE-DM176T-Gaming-Laptop_2315682.html

Lesser graphics card

 

These two look good. May have to stretch to the MSi. Was hoping to go for £500, maybe £750, but this may be worth it in the long run. know if MSi is a good brand? Never heard of 'em, but then only heard of the regular tech giants.

7 hours ago, Smurf said:

 

 

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