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Being an apu it should do ok with the 3d match engine but cpu wise, its awful.

Whats your budget

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No tips on the air other than being able to get the same power for much less on other laptops.

My I5 3230m haswell laptop runs FM just fine with a few leagues and large database, runs the 3d engine smoothly aswell using the I5's gpu with everthing on and detail 1 level from the highest.

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Being an apu it should do ok with the 3d match engine but cpu wise, its awful.

Whats your budget

Looking at spending around £350 ideally

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I need a new computer, don't mind desktop or laptop with a budget of £500 at the very maximum

Looking for a dedicated graphics card and at least i5 processor any help appreciated

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Looking at spending around £350 ideally

If you can go £20 higher then this will be fine for you http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_V5-571G_1289811.html

I need a new computer, don't mind desktop or laptop with a budget of £500 at the very maximum

Looking for a dedicated graphics card and at least i5 processor any help appreciated

try this http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_Z580_1336874.html

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Hi, does anyone know if I would be able to runs lots of leagues with theses specs? And how good is the Graphics?

AMD Quad-core A8-4500m processor

Memory: 8GB

AMD Radeon HD 7640G Discrete-Class graphics and up to 4077MB total graphics memory

Hard drive: 750 GB

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Nobody really would know... but that processor is well below current market norms.

I wouldn't suspect it could run more than 3.

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Hi everyone. I'm looking for a new laptop as a 40th birthday present to myself and the only other games I play other than FM are the Total War games. Instead of buying a sports car or growing a pony tail to celebrate my Midlife Crisis i'm going to buy a laptop and somehow have convinced the missus to let me spend anywhere between £1,000 - £2,000 on it. Sadly being as old as I am my knowledge of computers is non existent so i'm hoping one of you helpful people can steer me in the right direction. If there are any decent hp laptops even better as I get a discount through work. Thanks in advance.

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Hi everyone. I'm looking for a new laptop as a 40th birthday present to myself and the only other games I play other than FM are the Total War games. Instead of buying a sports car or growing a pony tail to celebrate my Midlife Crisis i'm going to buy a laptop and somehow have convinced the missus to let me spend anywhere between £1,000 - £2,000 on it. Sadly being as old as I am my knowledge of computers is non existent so i'm hoping one of you helpful people can steer me in the right direction. If there are any decent hp laptops even better as I get a discount through work. Thanks in advance.

Personally I would stay away from HP as my expereince of them (through work) is pants. But, with the budget you have you could buy a very high spec laptop.

Budget Choice - http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/vortexIV-LE/

Neutral Choice - http://www.dell.com/uk/business/p/xps-15-l521x/pd#overrides= (Choose the XPS 15)

Money is no object choice - http://www.dell.com/uk/p/alienware-17/pd

Playing total war (depending on your settings) to a decent standard I would recommend neutral/money is no object choice

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Personally I would stay away from HP as my expereince of them (through work) is pants. But, with the budget you have you could buy a very high spec laptop.

Budget Choice - http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/vortexIV-LE/

Neutral Choice - http://www.dell.com/uk/business/p/xps-15-l521x/pd#overrides= (Choose the XPS 15)

Money is no object choice - http://www.dell.com/uk/p/alienware-17/pd

Playing total war (depending on your settings) to a decent standard I would recommend neutral/money is no object choice

Thanks for your help. Used to have a Dell gaming laptop a few years ago and had a lot of overheating issues with it that'd put me off. Looking at this

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/MSI_GT70_1389671.html

any thoughts?

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Is an Asus VivoBook S200 a good choice?

Screen size - 11.6 in

Processor - Intel Pentium 987 - 1.5 GHz

RAM - 4 GB

Hard Drive - 500 GB

Operating System - Windows 8 (64-Bit)

Optical Drive - None

Warranty - 1 year warranty

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Thanks for your help. Used to have a Dell gaming laptop a few years ago and had a lot of overheating issues with it that'd put me off. Looking at this

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/MSI_GT70_1389671.html

any thoughts?

That looks very good and will be more than ample to play most games at a decent level. FM would run like a dream on that. With regards to the Dell, I am a bit biased have had an XPS 17 for 3 years and have had no issues at all with it. I did find that it would get quite hot when play extensive amounts of time for FM, but since upgrading to an SSD it definitely runs cooler (and alot quicker)

Was the laptop overheating and blue screening/crashing? Because high end laptops, especially when playing games will get hot. Its just the nature of a laptop.

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Is an Asus VivoBook S200 a good choice?

Screen size - 11.6 in

Processor - Intel Pentium 987 - 1.5 GHz

RAM - 4 GB

Hard Drive - 500 GB

Operating System - Windows 8 (64-Bit)

Optical Drive - None

Warranty - 1 year warranty

It would run it but dont expect it to be very quick or expect to run a substantial database/leagues because that is a low end spec/processor

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Thanks for your help. Used to have a Dell gaming laptop a few years ago and had a lot of overheating issues with it that'd put me off. Looking at this

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/MSI_GT70_1389671.html

any thoughts?

For £2k you could build a much better computer than that.

I suggest you find a computer supplier in your area - and not PC world or Currys or whatever, a proper computer building place.

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For £2k you could build a much better computer than that.

I suggest you find a computer supplier in your area - and not PC world or Currys or whatever, a proper computer building place.

I'd recommend http://www.cclonline.com/ to anyone looking for a specific build.

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Looking for a new laptop as screen on my old laptop has died and I'd rather just get a new one rather than try to keep this one going.

I've been looking at laptops with an Intel i3 processor but not really wanting to spend over £300. Is this even possible?

Is there an equally powerful AMD processor I could get?

What about refurbished laptops? Anybody had any experience with them? I'm really tempted by some offers that I've seen!

I only really play FM, watch a few films and go on the internet.

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right lads,

new laptop time,

any laptop capable of running all leagues on max db [and quickly] would be much appreciated,

thanks in advance,

i have a budget of around £1k.

cheers

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right lads,

new laptop time,

any laptop capable of running all leagues on max db [and quickly] would be much appreciated,

thanks in advance,

i have a budget of around £1k.

cheers

Honestly, you can just buy any laptop worth £1k and it should play FM very well. For example:

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Products/cat/Laptops/sort/1/refine/max~1000$46562~144409$46563~67690$46567~59712

Depending on your needs you can pick the powerful but heavy ASUS G750, MSI GE70 - they have nice big displays, or if you need something more portable you can go with ASUS N56 (a truly beautiful laptop) or MSI GE40.

If you want to save some money you can get the MSI GE60 with i7 3630QM, that's the one I personally use and I play with a large database and most of the leagues (only a few active, but I haven't tried to push it to the limits yet). http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/MSI_GE60_1360310.html It runs very quick and saves very quick too.

However, you might want to buy something with the new Haswell cores, they are the newer type and use less power than last year's models, but don't give a huge boost to processing speed. With that in mind, this seems like a great deal:

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_V3-772G_1431698.html

Haswell core, lots of video RAM and regular RAM to play with, and not too heavy either. Great deal for those who aren't too fussed about bells and whistles and just want a beast to play on. Only bad thing is that the screen is not 1080P, which is unfortunately a dealbreaker for me personally.

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Looking for a new laptop as screen on my old laptop has died and I'd rather just get a new one rather than try to keep this one going.

I've been looking at laptops with an Intel i3 processor but not really wanting to spend over £300. Is this even possible?

Is there an equally powerful AMD processor I could get?

What about refurbished laptops? Anybody had any experience with them? I'm really tempted by some offers that I've seen!

I only really play FM, watch a few films and go on the internet.

Under £300 is almost impossible for a laptop that can play FM at a decent speed. I always advise people to wait a while and save up for just a little longer, try for at least £500 and you'll have something that can not only play FM but also last a few years as well. It's simply not economic to spend £300 on a laptop only to have to replace it in a year or two, especially when it's going to cause you a lot of grief in the second year.

If you're low on budget and can't wait you might want to consider getting a desktop computer instead. Or if you really do need a laptop right now, you can consider some of these: http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/products/finder/FFE00000-00000000-00000000-80000000/sort/1

I'm not sure whether there are better deals in the UK but this is the site everyone uses and it looks like you can't get an i3 laptop for under £300 I'm afraid.

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right lads,

new laptop time,

any laptop capable of running all leagues on max db [and quickly] would be much appreciated,

thanks in advance,

i have a budget of around £1k.

cheers

I feel that you're asking for the impossible, the issue of limited cooling properties on Laptops will get in the way of having a 'quick' all leagues save. I get away with it on my desktop thanks to liquid cooling & lots of space in the case for additional airflow cooling, I'd never attempt such a large save on a laptop.

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I feel that you're asking for the impossible, the issue of limited cooling properties on Laptops will get in the way of having a 'quick' all leagues save. I get away with it on my desktop thanks to liquid cooling & lots of space in the case for additional airflow cooling, I'd never attempt such a large save on a laptop.

I feel that no one really needs to have all the leagues active to have a good game, especially now that we can choose to "view only" instead.

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Under £300 is almost impossible for a laptop that can play FM at a decent speed. I always advise people to wait a while and save up for just a little longer, try for at least £500 and you'll have something that can not only play FM but also last a few years as well. It's simply not economic to spend £300 on a laptop only to have to replace it in a year or two, especially when it's going to cause you a lot of grief in the second year.

If you're low on budget and can't wait you might want to consider getting a desktop computer instead. Or if you really do need a laptop right now, you can consider some of these: http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/products/finder/FFE00000-00000000-00000000-80000000/sort/1

I'm not sure whether there are better deals in the UK but this is the site everyone uses and it looks like you can't get an i3 laptop for under £300 I'm afraid.

Thanks for the advice! I was thinking that I was being a bit unrealistic to be honest. Reckon I'll just hold off for a while and see how much I can save

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Hi i have a budget of around £500 for a laptop purely to play FM14 (I generaly only load english leagues on large database maybe german and spanish) and ok for next couple releases any recomendations????

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Bought the above yesterday, its awesome. Not disappointed at all

Cool i will bare that in mind im going to wait til October i think incase price goes down but the two HPs are deffo my first choice ATM

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Hi Everyone

Just got married and Mrs Daws is a big fan of Macs as she doesn't get on with PC's

I will be getting a MacBook Air 13" with the following details:

1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz) with 4MB shared L3 cache

8GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory

256GB Flash Storage

Intel HD Graphics 5000

How will this do on FM14?

My current 5 year old laptop can only really run 1 country with a few divisions so I'm hoping for a better FM experience.

Any other MacBook Air users who can advise?

Regards

Jonathan

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Hi Everyone

Just got married and Mrs Daws is a big fan of Macs as she doesn't get on with PC's

I will be getting a MacBook Air 13" with the following details:

1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz) with 4MB shared L3 cache

8GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory

256GB Flash Storage

Intel HD Graphics 5000

How will this do on FM14?

My current 5 year old laptop can only really run 1 country with a few divisions so I'm hoping for a better FM experience.

Any other MacBook Air users who can advise?

Regards

Jonathan

Specs wise you should be able to play at least 5-10 countries with some on view only and some active. I'm looking to get a MacBook Pro sometime later on so am also curious about how the performance scales.

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Another bandwagon jumper looking for a new laptop (fm mainly)

Here are the specs:

Intel® Core™ i7-3520 processor

8Gb DDR3 RAM

1Tb SATA hard drive

15.6 inch widescreen LED display

Supermulti DVD RW drive

Dedicated NVidia GT635 2Gb graphics

720p HD webcam

802.11 b/g/n WiFi

USB 3.0; HDMI

Dolby Home Theatre v4

Microsoft Windows 8

Lenovo Z500 laptop - White

Had a look at a link someone posted and my graphics card was #107 on the list and on a low end :(

Could someone please enlighten me on how good it actually is?

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decided to put my question in this thread rather than starting a new one. I'm actually looking to buy a new desktop but dont have a massive budget (about £400 total)apart from FM theres no other heavy gaming or video editing just basic usage.

I have seen a few machines that I think will run FM14 for this cost however they nearly all have shared graphics rather than dedicated graphics cards. the machine itself has a Intel core I5-3330 processor and 8GB of RAM and it says 1700MB shared graphics. not being very technical I dont know if this will be ok or just a disappointment.

any advice on if peole think it will last or should I be looking only at machines with dedicated graphics cards?

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Decided to upgrade my old Vaio which has lasted about 5 years but is on its way out, I'm looking for something that will comfortably play 2-3 leagues on medium-large database. Budget is £500-600max. Ideally I would like something that will last me for as long as possible in terms of playing FM. Won't be playing anything else I wouldn't have thought.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Decided to upgrade my old Vaio which has lasted about 5 years but is on its way out, I'm looking for something that will comfortably play 2-3 leagues on medium-large database. Budget is £500-600max. Ideally I would like something that will last me for as long as possible in terms of playing FM. Won't be playing anything else I wouldn't have thought.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I'm seriously looking to get this I'm on same budget as you I'm only going to play FM on it English leagues only doing the dafuge challenge

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptops-netbooks/laptops/laptops/hp-envy-m6-1310sa-15-6-laptop-21449717-pdt.html

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Hi guys, anyone got an advice on the laptops below.

Seem good specs, will they run all leagues at speed?

Which 1 is better? the i5 seems to have better spec, however the Acer is an i7.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290937449886?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370876637227?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Just found this HP too, which seems even better?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-AMD-A10-Quad-Core-CrossFireX-Gaming-Laptop-16GB-RAM-750GB-HDMI-USB3-Windows-8-/121171896917?pt=UK_Computing_Laptops_EH&hash=item1c36686a55

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Anyone have an opinion on what this will do?

Processor Type Intel Core i5

Processor Speed 2.6 GHz with a turboboost to 3.2 GHz

Processor Count 2

RAM Size 4 GB

Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM

Hard Drive Size 1 TB

Graphics Card Description Integrated

Graphics RAM Type DDR3 SDRAM

Operating System Windows 8

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hi guys,

will the MacBook air run fm2014 or does it run 13 well? I am going to get one but if it isn't good then I will get the pro?

any help or advice please?

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Managed to get an excellent spec after looking for the whole day.

Its a Dell Inspiron 17r Special Edition HD

Processor: Intel Core i7-3630QM (6MB Cache, up to 3.4GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0)

Graphics: 2 GB Nvidia GeForce GT 650M 130W

8GB DDR3 Dual Channel 1600MHz (2 DIMMs)

1TB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM)

Built-in Skullcandy™ speakers (two speakers and a subwoofer)

Paid £700 brand new from an ebay store.

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Right guys, my trusty 5 year old Vaio is finally dying so I need a new laptop. I have a maximum budget of £400 and can't afford to spend any more than that. I loved the old 15" Vaio but did find it to be very heavy so I'm considering getting something smaller/lighter so I could use it while travelling more easily and have been intrigued by some budget Ultrabooks such as this:

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/HP_Pavilion_Ultrabook_14-b003SA_1299649.html

I am aware it only has an i3 processor and the RAM isn't great but I only really play FM Classic these days due to time constraints, and even on FMC I only load a max of 3 countries.

So my question is, would the above HP Ultrabook be sufficient to run a relatively small FM game, and is it likely to become drastically outdated in the next 2 years? It may be worth noting my Vaio only has 4GB RAM and that runs my FM games fine at the moment, so I'm don't require anything that's lightning quick.

If the HP would be too slow even for me, can you recommend anything better for less than £400? Cheers guys.

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just to answer all questions at once

yes any i3 i5 or i7 from the 2.generation or above (means i3-2xxx i5-2xxx i7-2xxx, i3-3xxx etc.) will run the game fine

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hey wondering if anyone in here could help me am looking for new laptop to be only really used for fm 14 and future fm's i normally only load about 5 /6 nations maybe about 12 leagues on large database got a budget about £600 could possibly go Little more if was needed anyone help find a laptop or even what to look for

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