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3 hours ago, gechal said:

Just setting up, 23 leagues from 11 nations with a large database , 4 Star game speed for what it's worth

I've still yet to get my one, life got in the way these last 2 days but off to get it tomorrow so it's good to know it's running well. Cheers.

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1 hour ago, darren1983 said:

I've still yet to get my one, life got in the way these last 2 days but off to get it tomorrow so it's good to know it's running well. Cheers.

It's a bit slow on startup, but once settled it's fine. FN and F9 turns off the backlit keyboard :thup:

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On 19/10/2018 at 10:51, FM-Lee said:

@Smurf @bennytee So just to clarify, as I’m 90% decided on the XPS 15 2 in 1...this will run FM in 3D with no problems in Tablet Mode? The 4K i7 16GB version will be the one I’ll be getting? Cheers!

It will.  How well is hard to say but my old gtx 760 2gig graphics card can run FM19 on higher settings than on FM18

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Hi everyone, I'm new here. I really need your help because I would like to buy a new laptop (I prefer a 2 in 1, but a 14 inch notebook could be ok) to watch Netflix, surf on the web, play Spotify and...play Football Manager 2018 and 2019. Until now I've used a notebook Samsung Np350v5 and FM runs smoothly. It has to be said that I play with 5-6 nations for a total of 12-13 leagues with big database and only 2d during the match. Don't has to be fast as a click, I just don't want overheat problems. In case I can't play the standard version I could also choose to play with the Touch version. My budget is 300 pounds. I was looking at this options:

Asus t103ha

https://www.asus.com/2-in-1-PCs/ASUS-Transformer-Mini-T103HAF/

Lenovo Ideapad 120s

https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/ideapad-100-series/Ideapad-120S-11-Intel/p/88IP10S0891

Thank you!

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Hi lads,

Looking at getting a new laptop for FM19, I don’t have a clue about computers but I want to run FM with  many leagues and large database.

At the moment I have an Alienware laptop but find it very slow when I’ve my leagues loaded I think I get a two star rating. 

What is important when picking out a laptop for FM? Processor? Ram? 

Appricate if anyone can help me out  budget would be under €1,500 

Thanks

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14 hours ago, bennytee said:

It will.  How well is hard to say but my old gtx 760 2gig graphics card can run FM19 on higher settings than on FM18

I’m not too bothered about lots of detail, as long as it can run smoothly with good graphics? 

 

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Hi @Smurf

My laptop's had it... Tried building one on PC specialist. Anything on the below i dont need, or needs to be better?

Looking top have 8 leagues and games in 3D for FM19.

Thanks in advance!

Any help appreciated, my knowledge is purely based on reading this thread...

 

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 2400MHz SODIMM DDR4 (1 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 - 4.0GB GDDR5 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1
1st Hard Disk
1TB SEAGATE FIRECUDA 2.5" SSHD
1st M.2 SSD Drive
256GB ADATA SU800 M.2 2280 (560 MB/R, 520 MB/W)

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2 hours ago, FM-Lee said:

I’m not too bothered about lots of detail, as long as it can run smoothly with good graphics? 

 

graphics will be good, not full but good

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5 hours ago, Tomhet said:

Hi everyone, I'm new here. I really need your help because I would like to buy a new laptop (I prefer a 2 in 1, but a 14 inch notebook could be ok) to watch Netflix, surf on the web, play Spotify and...play Football Manager 2018 and 2019. Until now I've used a notebook Samsung Np350v5 and FM runs smoothly. It has to be said that I play with 5-6 nations for a total of 12-13 leagues with big database and only 2d during the match. Don't has to be fast as a click, I just don't want overheat problems. In case I can't play the standard version I could also choose to play with the Touch version. My budget is 300 pounds. I was looking at this options:

Asus t103ha

https://www.asus.com/2-in-1-PCs/ASUS-Transformer-Mini-T103HAF/

Lenovo Ideapad 120s

https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/ideapad-100-series/Ideapad-120S-11-Intel/p/88IP10S0891

Thank you!

They're not great options. 

 

 

3 hours ago, Luis Suarez 7 said:

Hi lads,

Looking at getting a new laptop for FM19, I don’t have a clue about computers but I want to run FM with  many leagues and large database.

At the moment I have an Alienware laptop but find it very slow when I’ve my leagues loaded I think I get a two star rating. 

What is important when picking out a laptop for FM? Processor? Ram? 

Appricate if anyone can help me out  budget would be under €1,500 

Thanks

This would be a beast for you!

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 SERIAL ATA III 2.5" HARD DRIVE WITH 32MB CACHE (7,200rpm)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
128GB ADATA SU800 M.2 2280 (560 MB/R, 300 MB/W)
Battery
Octane Series 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (82WH)
Thermal Paste
COOLER MASTER MASTERGEL MAKER THERMAL COMPOUND


Price £1,496.00 including VAT and delivery

Unique URL to re-configure : https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/octanev-15/r3ekrrP57a/

1 hour ago, chumpmanager said:

Hi @Smurf

My laptop's had it... Tried building one on PC specialist. Anything on the below i dont need, or needs to be better?

Looking top have 8 leagues and games in 3D for FM19.

Thanks in advance!

Any help appreciated, my knowledge is purely based on reading this thread...

 

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 2400MHz SODIMM DDR4 (1 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 - 4.0GB GDDR5 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1
1st Hard Disk
1TB SEAGATE FIRECUDA 2.5" SSHD
1st M.2 SSD Drive
256GB ADATA SU800 M.2 2280 (560 MB/R, 520 MB/W)

Yeh - pretty good - whats the budget? 

 

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58 minutes ago, bennytee said:

graphics will be good, not full but good

Surely it’ll be superior to FM17 on my Surface Pro 3?

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1 hour ago, FM-Lee said:

Surely it’ll be superior to FM17 on my Surface Pro 3?

definitely, a lot better.  

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16 minutes ago, chumpmanager said:

@Smurf

Thanks. Am looking at £1k max.

Yeh that's pretty good - can't beat it. 

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Hi Guys I just recently found out about Football Manager and I was wondering if this game will run smoothly on a 2015 MacBook Pro, I intended on playing on low quality graphics 2D.

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@Smurf - Would a gamer laptop with Intel i7HK, GeForce 1060 (or 1070) and 512Gb SSD be overkill to play FM19, and, say, FM20?

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16 hours ago, Smurf said:

 

 

 

This would be a beast for you!

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 SERIAL ATA III 2.5" HARD DRIVE WITH 32MB CACHE (7,200rpm)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
128GB ADATA SU800 M.2 2280 (560 MB/R, 300 MB/W)
Battery
Octane Series 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (82WH)
Thermal Paste
COOLER MASTER MASTERGEL MAKER THERMAL COMPOUND


Price £1,496.00 including VAT and delivery

Unique URL to re-configure : https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/octanev-15/r3ekrrP57a/

Yeh - pretty good - whats the budget? 

 

Hi Smurf, Thanks for the reply.

I want to pick up the game and laptop on 2nd November. If you have a chance would you be able to pick the best laptop for FM from these sites.

https://www.currys.ie/ieen/index.html

https://www.harveynorman.ie/

I just want a laptop for FM and small bit of browsing, something that will run FM on large database with many leagues fast and processing times.

Thanks

 

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8 hours ago, TheSpider said:

Hi Guys I just recently found out about Football Manager and I was wondering if this game will run smoothly on a 2015 MacBook Pro, I intended on playing on low quality graphics 2D.

Should be ok.

 

4 hours ago, phd_angel said:

@Smurf - Would a gamer laptop with Intel i7HK, GeForce 1060 (or 1070) and 512Gb SSD be overkill to play FM19, and, say, FM20?

Well - yes a bit overkill. But the more overkill the better.

 

2 hours ago, Jamizzle said:

How would this laptop do with FM19 play with about 8 leagues and a data base of 90,000

thanks

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I wouldn't say it would be great. 

What's the budget? 

 

1 hour ago, Luis Suarez 7 said:

Hi Smurf, Thanks for the reply.

I want to pick up the game and laptop on 2nd November. If you have a chance would you be able to pick the best laptop for FM from these sites.

https://www.currys.ie/ieen/index.html

https://www.harveynorman.ie/

I just want a laptop for FM and small bit of browsing, something that will run FM on large database with many leagues fast and processing times.

Thanks

 

What's the budget? 

I'm from Ireland too - the online laptop stores aren't great. Try Komplett.ie too.

 

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1 hour ago, Luis Suarez 7 said:

Hi Smurf, Thanks for the reply.

I want to pick up the game and laptop on 2nd November. If you have a chance would you be able to pick the best laptop for FM from these sites.

https://www.currys.ie/ieen/index.html

https://www.harveynorman.ie/

I just want a laptop for FM and small bit of browsing, something that will run FM on large database with many leagues fast and processing times.

Thanks

 

This is really good - but if you have a budget let me know and I can try work it in

https://www.komplett.ie/hp-pavilion-gaming-15-cx0675nd/80051159/product/9474

Might be better to go to PC Specialist. https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/

 

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2 minutes ago, Smurf said:

This is really good - but if you have a budget let me know and I can try work it in

https://www.komplett.ie/hp-pavilion-gaming-15-cx0675nd/80051159/product/9474

Might be better to go to PC Specialist. https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/

 

I'd like to pick something up for around a 1000 euro. Is there any good ones from Harveys or Currys. Was going to pick it up on the 2nd with the game.

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5 minutes ago, Luis Suarez 7 said:

I'd like to pick something up for around a 1000 euro. Is there any good ones from Harveys or Currys. Was going to pick it up on the 2nd with the game.

It would depend if they're in stock - their websites are not usually in keep with their inventory, I found. 

I had to go to 3 different stores to get the one that was advertised online. 

https://www.currys.ie/ieen/computing/laptops/laptops/asus-tuf-fx504ge-15-6-intel-core-i7-gtx-1050-ti-gaming-laptop-1-tb-hdd-128-gb-ssd-10182308-pdt.html

Harvey Norman not coming up with anything close.

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6 minutes ago, Smurf said:

It would depend if they're in stock - their websites are not usually in keep with their inventory, I found. 

I had to go to 3 different stores to get the one that was advertised online. 

https://www.currys.ie/ieen/computing/laptops/laptops/asus-tuf-fx504ge-15-6-intel-core-i7-gtx-1050-ti-gaming-laptop-1-tb-hdd-128-gb-ssd-10182308-pdt.html

Harvey Norman not coming up with anything close.

I'll drop you a PM if that's ok.

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21 minutes ago, Luis Suarez 7 said:

I'll drop you a PM if that's ok.

Yeh go for it.

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Not sure if this is the right bit on this site to post this sort of thing or not.  I am looking for a laptop that is going to be able to run Football Manager 2019 quite well and found a tool tester that said it would run quite well with regards to the information I put into it.  It said that this system should be able to play Football Manager 2019 smoothly at high settings and that the processor was 40% above specification and that the RAM is also well above the specification, however the feedback it gave me with regards to the graphics concerned me.  It stated that the graphics would be 17% less powerful than the requirements for Football Manager 2019, which has made me unsure.  So I am needing some guidance on how much of an issue this will be and possible what could be done to combat or minimise the effects that this possible issue could cause.  If you need me to provide any more information then please let me know.  Guidance on cheap laptops that will be good for running Football Manager 2019 very smoothly on will also be greatly appreciated.

 

Kind regards,

Andrew Clouston   

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I need a new laptop

Could anyone tell me what are the most important features for a laptop to play FM ? 

Is the RAM , graphic card , processor important and what is the minimum of these feature to run FM ? (for example : are 8 GB RAM enough ?)

Sorry if i have some grammar errors,english is not my first language.

 
 
 
 
 
15/5000
 
 

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5 minutes ago, Muslera6746 said:

I need a new laptop

Could anyone tell me what are the most important features for a laptop to play FM ? Is the RAM , graphic card , processor important and what is the minimum of these feature to run FM ? (for example : are 8 GB RAM enough ?)

Sorry if i have some grammar errors,english is not my first language.
 

I'd say processor and RAM, mostly, though a half-decent graphics card is useful. What sort of budget are you looking at?

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2 hours ago, AndrewClouston said:

Not sure if this is the right bit on this site to post this sort of thing or not.  I am looking for a laptop that is going to be able to run Football Manager 2019 quite well and found a tool tester that said it would run quite well with regards to the information I put into it.  It said that this system should be able to play Football Manager 2019 smoothly at high settings and that the processor was 40% above specification and that the RAM is also well above the specification, however the feedback it gave me with regards to the graphics concerned me.  It stated that the graphics would be 17% less powerful than the requirements for Football Manager 2019, which has made me unsure.  So I am needing some guidance on how much of an issue this will be and possible what could be done to combat or minimise the effects that this possible issue could cause.  If you need me to provide any more information then please let me know.  Guidance on cheap laptops that will be good for running Football Manager 2019 very smoothly on will also be greatly appreciated.

 

Kind regards,

Andrew Clouston   

What's your budget?

What laptop?

What website?

 

6 minutes ago, Muslera6746 said:

I need a new laptop

Could anyone tell me what are the most important features for a laptop to play FM ? 

Is the RAM , graphic card , processor important and what is the minimum of these feature to run FM ? (for example : are 8 GB RAM enough ?)

Sorry if i have some grammar errors,english is not my first language.

 
 
 
 
 
15/5000
 
 

Processor is important. 

Graphics card if you want 3d matches 

RAM - 8gb is fine.

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7 minutes ago, Smurf said:

What's your budget?

What laptop?

What website?

 

Processor is important. 

Graphics card if you want 3d matches 

RAM - 8gb is fine.

Smurf

 

Budget would up to £300 that might be too low a budget I'm unsure and I would prefer a laptop that is not pre-owned.

Here is a link to the laptop I was on about: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dell-Inspiron-15-5567-15-6-FHD-Intel-Core-i5-7200u-1TB-HDD-Laptop-Windows-10/401619635279?hash=item5d82654c4f:g:2BcAAOSwvK1byMY0:rk:6:pf:0

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14 minutes ago, AndrewClouston said:

Smurf

 

Budget would up to £300 that might be too low a budget I'm unsure and I would prefer a laptop that is not pre-owned.

Here is a link to the laptop I was on about: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dell-Inspiron-15-5567-15-6-FHD-Intel-Core-i5-7200u-1TB-HDD-Laptop-Windows-10/401619635279?hash=item5d82654c4f:g:2BcAAOSwvK1byMY0:rk:6:pf:0

Yeh it would play it ok - not the best - but with a budget of £300 you aren't going to get something amazing. 

3D matches set to low quality,

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10 minutes ago, Smurf said:

Yeh it would play it ok - not the best - but with a budget of £300 you aren't going to get something amazing. 

3D matches set to low quality,

What sort of price range would you need to look at to get something pretty good.  Would playing in 2D Classic be of any use?

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23 minutes ago, AndrewClouston said:

What sort of price range would you need to look at to get something pretty good.  Would playing in 2D Classic be of any use?

Roughly upwards of £600

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37 minutes ago, AndrewClouston said:

hmm ok, thank you for the information.  Something I will have to look into.

Do - because you spend 300 now, and in 12 months time you'll spend another 300. And in all that time you could have bought a laptop for 600 and have it run FM fine for longer than 5 years.

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44 minutes ago, Smurf said:

Do - because you spend 300 now, and in 12 months time you'll spend another 300. And in all that time you could have bought a laptop for 600 and have it run FM fine for longer than 5 years.

Aye that would be a good idea.  Would using Football Manager 2019 Touch making an difference or still have same impact?

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1 minute ago, AndrewClouston said:

Aye that would be a good idea.  Would using Football Manager 2019 Touch making an difference or still have same impact?

Well it's a lighter version of the game - sorry I'm not familiar with it to be honest. I wouldn't have a clue.

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3 minutes ago, Smurf said:

Well it's a lighter version of the game - sorry I'm not familiar with it to be honest. I wouldn't have a clue.

OK, I think I remember using the touch version briefly during Football Manager 2017 and all I remember is it did seem quicker but as for having an impact and that I don't really have much idea as I was and clearly still am not that versed up on specifications and that.

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2 hours ago, Diar said:

DECIDED to buy a new laptop.

 

is this any good?

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No. Look for a gaming laptop with a dedicated graphic card.

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2 hours ago, Peter G said:

That one only has intergrated graphics, not a dedicated graphics card, so it'll run the game, but you want a graphics card if you want to play other games, or a decent frame rate in 3D in FM19.

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I need some advice with regards to my current pc, I am not too clued up on these things and would really appreciate some assistance:

Current PC which is 6 years old:

Intel (R) Core TM I5-2320 CPU @ 3.00GHZ

Ram 6 Gig

64 Bit

Two graphics cards: Intel HD graphics and Nvidia GT620

Processing time is very slow and 3D match runs on the low setting only but still a bit choppy. The graphics display is rated as one star. I play Pro Cycling manager without any problems which I find strange.

Any suggestions as to how I should go about improving performance or should I just buy a new PC, if so what type of processor and graphics card? I don't want to break the bank.

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, SIR J said:

Having played all through from championship manager 3 every year through to fm 15 (laptop was knackered so not played since) I really want to play the new FM but have a really low budget. Would this laptop be any good https://www.argos.co.uk/product/8633084 🙏🏻

No.

8 hours ago, Peter G said:

Site is not working for me - but that laptop is a no go. you can get better for 600. I'll wait for the site to go back up don't know what's wrong with it.

 

2 hours ago, Sportaloo said:

I need some advice with regards to my current pc, I am not too clued up on these things and would really appreciate some assistance:

Current PC which is 6 years old:

Intel (R) Core TM I5-2320 CPU @ 3.00GHZ

Ram 6 Gig

64 Bit

Two graphics cards: Intel HD graphics and Nvidia GT620

Processing time is very slow and 3D match runs on the low setting only but still a bit choppy. The graphics display is rated as one star. I play Pro Cycling manager without any problems which I find strange.

Any suggestions as to how I should go about improving performance or should I just buy a new PC, if so what type of processor and graphics card? I don't want to break the bank.

Thank you.

New PC - £600 starting point.

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Hi Guys,

bit of a different one for Smurf & others I play football manager touch version as I enjoy playing like a season a night I’m looking for a laptop that would be able to run it at a decent speed is their anything I should look for RAM or processor?

Cheers guys👍🏻

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Hi,

 

I was wondering if someone could help give me some advice on choosing an SSD. I’m currently looking at getting the laptop in the link below and wasn’t sure what SSD to go for. Trying to read into them compared to HDD, am i just better getting an SSD instead of a HDD? Or is it good to have both? I only really play FM and the odd few other games.

 

Any advice is appreciated.

 

https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/recoil-II-15/

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Hi

I'm looking to buy a laptop - either new or refurbished, maximum budget of £400

I only have one league playable, with usually a medium sized database

Match engine 3D, although not bothered about quality as long as it's not jumpy

Any recommendations / suggestions?

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MD62600 Medion Akoya S6426 (599 € / 527,88 Pounds)

Intel® Core™ i5-8250U processor

Windows 10 Home

39,6 cm (15,6″) Full HD Display with IPS-technology

128 GB SSD

1000 GB hard disc

8 GB DDR4 RAM

Dolby Audio™ 

or

HP 250 G6 3VJ75ES (499 € / 439,76 Pound)

Display: 39,6 cm (15,6 Zoll) Entspiegelter FHD

CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-7200U Prozessor (bis zu 3,10 GHz mit Intel® Turbo-Boost-Technik 2.0, 3 MB Intel® Cache)

RAM: 8 GB DDR4 RAM

hard disc: 256 GB M.2 SATA SSD

Graphic: Intel® HD-graphic card 620

Anschlüsse: 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI 1.4b, 1x VGA, 1x RJ-45, 1x Kopfhörer/Mikrofon kombiniert, 1x Netzanschluss, Speicherkartenleser Unterstützt SD, SDHC, SDXC

Wireless: Intel 1x1 AC, BT 4.2

Webcam: VGA Webcam

operating system: Windows 10 Home 64 bit

battery: Li-Ion-battery, 3 Zellen, 31 Wh, bis zu 12 hours

weight: ca. 1,86 kg

Which one would you prefer ?

 

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