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I have this laptop would recomened decent battery life,slim and light Im running a 5 star rating game which processes quick

Thank you! How many leagues do you run?

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I have england with downloaded database with all 9 tiers running and large database now at 5 stars but i loaded up all england germany spain and italy still had at 4.5 stars

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For FM14 would this one still be considered good value? Seems to have opened this thread with a bang and the reactions make it sound appealing

EDIT - apologies, didnt notice that this is no longer available! Ah well back to the drawing board!

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Budget of about £500ish

Good/i5 processor

At least 4/6GB RAM

Dedicated/good graphics card

Any help?

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i want to buy a cheaper laptop mainly for fm,

can any of you tell me a brief review for these 3 laptops?

i was about to buy the first one, beacuse of the processor and it´s cheaper, like i sayd it only for fm and i wich to play the next gens of fm, at least 2-3 more.

can any of this laptops can run fm 13 / 14 with a huge database and 3d view?

Intel Core i5-2400U a 2.6GHz, 4GB DDR3 intel hd 4400 ---- cost $550.00

AMD A8-4500M QUAD CORE, 6GB DDR3, 750GB, 15.6" HD 1366x768, Radeon HD 7640G ---- cost $550.00

Intel Core i5-3230M 2.6GHz, 8GB DDR3, 500GB, 17.3", DVD-RW, Nvidia 710M with 2GB ----- cost $850.00

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Wondering if someone would be kind enough to let me know how this laptop would perform with FM14.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-350E7C-17-3-inch-Laptop-Black/dp/B009X5JWDE

Looking to run the 4/5 main leagues in Europe with the possibility of loading players from other regions too. At the moment on my current laptop I only tend to use UK leagues so I'd like to expand my game by quite a bit.

Cheers guys!!

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For that price, I'm sure you could do better.....

I can get it for about £200, that was just the 1st page I found with the specs on to show.

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Just pick the one with 8GB RAM. You probably won't need any more than that for the life of that computer.

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i want to buy a cheaper laptop mainly for fm,

can any of you tell me a brief review for these 3 laptops?

i was about to buy the first one, beacuse of the processor and it´s cheaper, like i sayd it only for fm and i wich to play the next gens of fm, at least 2-3 more.

can any of this laptops can run fm 13 / 14 with a huge database and 3d view?

Intel Core i5-2400U a 2.6GHz, 4GB DDR3 intel hd 4400 ---- cost $550.00

AMD A8-4500M QUAD CORE, 6GB DDR3, 750GB, 15.6" HD 1366x768, Radeon HD 7640G ---- cost $550.00

Intel Core i5-3230M 2.6GHz, 8GB DDR3, 500GB, 17.3", DVD-RW, Nvidia 710M with 2GB ----- cost $850.00

i5-2400U is a low-power version of CPU made for ultrabooks etc. It won't be great for gaming, but it should still work. The others are fine. If you don't need a small form facter then pick one of the other two.

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Wondering if someone would be kind enough to let me know how this laptop would perform with FM14.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-350E7C-17-3-inch-Laptop-Black/dp/B009X5JWDE

Looking to run the 4/5 main leagues in Europe with the possibility of loading players from other regions too. At the moment on my current laptop I only tend to use UK leagues so I'd like to expand my game by quite a bit.

Cheers guys!!

I can get it for about £200, that was just the 1st page I found with the specs on to show.

Don't get that, it's a terrible computer for the price because it is so outdated. Basically you'd be buying a £200 laptop that will become a brick by next year. The reason being that it was released maybe 2-3 years ago, and it uses integrated graphics - not the new, fancy type but the old, shared type so it might not even run the 3D match engine properly. Look for an i series Intel CPU and dedicated graphics with 4GB or more RAM at least. If you do really really like it though it should play, just slowly and no 3D. My advice is to hold out until you can pay at least £400, if not £6-700

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Just pick the one with 8GB RAM. You probably won't need any more than that for the life of that computer.

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/ACER-E1-NX.M09EK.028_1430484.html

Is this much better than what i have now? listed below.. And would it be possible or worth changing the graphics card to something better? Intel ones used to be garbage.

Current Set up -

Manufacturer Acer Model Aspire 6930G Total amount of system memory 4.00 GB RAM System type 64-bit operating system

Number of processor cores 2 (T9600 @ 2.8 GHz).

Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS Total available graphics memory 2030 MB

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I think it will be allright, as long as there are not that many players loaded. It has a dedicated graphics card which is useful, but you could do with a better processor. An i5 should run a big save comprehensively, an i3 will do ok and the processor on this laptop will struggle

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i5-2400U is a low-power version of CPU made for ultrabooks etc. It won't be great for gaming, but it should still work. The others are fine. If you don't need a small form facter then pick one of the other two.

Actually is 4200u (my mystake) but its only to watch movies and fm nothing more...it meas the amd a8 is better??

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http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/ACER-E1-NX.M09EK.028_1430484.html

Is this much better than what i have now? listed below.. And would it be possible or worth changing the graphics card to something better? Intel ones used to be garbage.

Current Set up -

Manufacturer Acer Model Aspire 6930G Total amount of system memory 4.00 GB RAM System type 64-bit operating system

Number of processor cores 2 (T9600 @ 2.8 GHz).

Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS Total available graphics memory 2030 MB

Anyone? or recommend any others better than mine for 500 or less?

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http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/ACER-E1-NX.M09EK.028_1430484.html

Is this much better than what i have now? listed below.. And would it be possible or worth changing the graphics card to something better? Intel ones used to be garbage.

Current Set up -

Manufacturer Acer Model Aspire 6930G Total amount of system memory 4.00 GB RAM System type 64-bit operating system

Number of processor cores 2 (T9600 @ 2.8 GHz).

Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS Total available graphics memory 2030 MB

It's a bit better. Personally I think you can hold on to it for one more year if your budget is limited. But yes, try to get one with dedicated graphics. In one or two years it won't be a problem but for now yes you still need dedicated video RAM

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Actually is 4200u (my mystake) but its only to watch movies and fm nothing more...it meas the amd a8 is better??

yes, you are correct.

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It's a bit better. Personally I think you can hold on to it for one more year if your budget is limited. But yes, try to get one with dedicated graphics. In one or two years it won't be a problem but for now yes you still need dedicated video RAM

So Something more like this

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACER-V3-771G-17-3-i5-3230m-500gb-HDD-8gb-Ram-NVIDIA-geforce-710m-Dutch-/171187279143#ht_2679wt_1034

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ALIENWARE-M11X-R3-11-6-GAMING-LAPTOP-i5-NVIDIA-GT540M-8GB-RAM-500GB-HD-/190990888233#ht_343wt_958

Or has anyone any other / better recommendations than what i have now?

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Yes, those specs are around what you're looking for. Not sure how much used computers go for but I personally hate buying used. You never know if they've used it on the toilet.

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Yes, those specs are around what you're looking for. Not sure how much used computers go for but I personally hate buying used. You never know if they've used it on the toilet.

The top one, i can format the Dutch windows version straight off, that's not a problem. That one much better than mine, the buy it now of £419 is very tempting, processor is better, dedicated graphics, well under £500... hmmmm..

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Hi Guys, so I've been browsing these forums and the pages on This thread, and I was just wondering if this laptop is good enough to run FM14?

http://www.very.co.uk/lenovo-g505s-amd-a10-processor-8gb-ram-1tb-hard-drive-wi-fi-156-inch-laptop-with-2gb-dedicated-graphics-black/1315541349.prd

I'm guessing that the graphics card is sufficient enough to run the 3d match engine?

Please advise,

Thanks in advance

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Could someone offer me some advice on which of these laptops is better?

I want something fairly portable which can run FM and high definition films well.

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/ACER-V3-571G-NX.M7EEK.007_1494975.html#DetailTop

http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-7537/pd?oc=cn75305&model_id=inspiron-15-7537

The Acer is more powerful and future proof (4gb video RAM wow) but the Dell should have better battery life, so better "portability"? 3rd and 4th generation Intel cores are very similar except for battery life, and the U series is a low powered version of 4th gen cores, so it's clocked lower than the Acer 3rd gen core.

Both will run FM but Acer better. However, in terms of actual portability ignoring battery life, they are the same weight and size.

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Hi Guys, so I've been browsing these forums and the pages on This thread, and I was just wondering if this laptop is good enough to run FM14?

http://www.very.co.uk/lenovo-g505s-amd-a10-processor-8gb-ram-1tb-hard-drive-wi-fi-156-inch-laptop-with-2gb-dedicated-graphics-black/1315541349.prd

I'm guessing that the graphics card is sufficient enough to run the 3d match engine?

Please advise,

Thanks in advance

Yes, it will be pretty good. Can run 3D match engine.

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Yes, it will be pretty good. Can run 3D match engine.

Ok thanks for the reassurance, I'll let you know how it performs (once I get FM14 for Xmas)

The price has gone down by £50 as well, so that's a result :D

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http://www.sony-asia.com/product/svf13n12cg

1. Is the 4GB memory enough?

2. How many leagues can I run reasonably?

3. I typically run 4 English leagues and two from other major European nations (Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Holland). How fast will it run?

4. How will it handle 3D matches?

5. Thanks a bunch.

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Hi - do you think this laptop would be sufficient enough to run FM14 to a good speed - plus the matches being smooth etc. My current laptop is quite old and very jittery on the matches>

http://www.tesco.com/direct/hp-pavillion-touchscreen-ultra-portable-dual-core-a4-laptop-with-500gb-hdd-4gb-ram/263-0447.prd#8Bjqdmg3zyPDiVv5.99

Not great for FM. Also FM is not touch optimized so having a touch screen is pointless if you're just playing FM.

Processor is too weak. It is a slimmed down version of Ivy Bridge and with poor graphics quality. You need an i series processor. Try these ones http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/products/area/solgaming or the recommendation from above which is decent.

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http://www.sony-asia.com/product/svf13n12cg

1. Is the 4GB memory enough?

2. How many leagues can I run reasonably?

3. I typically run 4 English leagues and two from other major European nations (Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Holland). How fast will it run?

4. How will it handle 3D matches?

5. Thanks a bunch.

1. Yes, but this laptop uses a low powered version of the latest intel chip, which might not run as well. On the flip side, battery life is improved.

2 + 3. I don't know. Speed is subjective and you can load those but it will depend on how you play the game. Looks like you play with a conservative load, so it won't be so bad.

4. Might not be great because in built Intel HD graphics is not quite as mature as they advertise it to be.

5. You are welcome.

Looks like a great little computer and if you need the portability you will need to sacrifice speed. You can definitely play FM on it, not too sure about performance. If you don't really need to carry it around a lot but would just like to, I suggest you get a more heavy duty laptop. It's not as practical as you might think to have a super light but low-powered computer which still isn't as light as a tablet.

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Looks like a great little computer and if you need the portability you will need to sacrifice speed. You can definitely play FM on it, not too sure about performance. If you don't really need to carry it around a lot but would just like to, I suggest you get a more heavy duty laptop. It's not as practical as you might think to have a super light but low-powered computer which still isn't as light as a tablet.

I suppose it might be okay if the game progresses not that fast, as long as the UI runs butter smooth. With SSD, browsing between screens should be quick, right? Also, does loading lots of graphics (photos, kits, logos) have much impact on graphics/memory requirements?

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The graphics question is something I wondered about. Also does a small database as opposed to a large one make a big difference in processing speed? I'm concerned I won't be able to load many leagues with my macbook.

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Hi all.

Been reading these pages a few times over the past few weeks, as I've decided I need FM back, as the handheld version just isn't the same. Last laptop lasted me well, but went a knacker over 18 months ago. Not sure how I've lasted this long without a replacement and just a iPhone and iPad!

Found a couple of laptops, varying in price range, but not sure if would be any good for what I need it for. Main uses will be FM (priority), Microsoft office stuff, internet, photo editing / printing etc (nothing too complex).

Are any of the following any good?

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/LENOVO-Z500-59399414_1492688.html

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/LENOVO-Z500-59399413_1492687.html (same as above but i7 and bigger price tag, but if performance would be decent, would consider paying it)

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/LENOVO-U410-MAH9ZUK_1296567.html (no disc drive in this one though which is putting me off, although FM would run off steam).

And finally http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Sony-VAIO-Fit-14-SVF1421X1EW.CEK_1507073.html#DetailTop (although this has an integrated rather than dedicated graphics card; unsure if FM needs a dedicated one to get the best out of it).

Not a techy person so apologies if anything on here is obvious / daft etc :)

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I suppose it might be okay if the game progresses not that fast, as long as the UI runs butter smooth. With SSD, browsing between screens should be quick, right? Also, does loading lots of graphics (photos, kits, logos) have much impact on graphics/memory requirements?
The graphics question is something I wondered about. Also does a small database as opposed to a large one make a big difference in processing speed? I'm concerned I won't be able to load many leagues with my macbook.

It's important to experiment with getting the speed you are comfortable with. I actually play FM on my laptop at home, plugged in to a big monitor with a video usually playing on the laptop screen, so I don't mind it being slower. I have a SSD on my computer but I don't store FM on it. Once it is loaded onto RAM, it shouldn't matter anyway I'm told. A small database will have lower processing time. And it doesn't seem like adding custom graphics has a huge impact on performance, especially given the enhance in experience that you get from having real team names and logos etc.

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Hi all.

Been reading these pages a few times over the past few weeks, as I've decided I need FM back, as the handheld version just isn't the same. Last laptop lasted me well, but went a knacker over 18 months ago. Not sure how I've lasted this long without a replacement and just a iPhone and iPad!

Found a couple of laptops, varying in price range, but not sure if would be any good for what I need it for. Main uses will be FM (priority), Microsoft office stuff, internet, photo editing / printing etc (nothing too complex).

Are any of the following any good?

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/LENOVO-Z500-59399414_1492688.html

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/LENOVO-Z500-59399413_1492687.html (same as above but i7 and bigger price tag, but if performance would be decent, would consider paying it)

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/LENOVO-U410-MAH9ZUK_1296567.html (no disc drive in this one though which is putting me off, although FM would run off steam).

And finally http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Sony-VAIO-Fit-14-SVF1421X1EW.CEK_1507073.html#DetailTop (although this has an integrated rather than dedicated graphics card; unsure if FM needs a dedicated one to get the best out of it).

Not a techy person so apologies if anything on here is obvious / daft etc :)

Seems like your budget is all over the place. For FM performance you'd want to pick one of the first two. The other two have weaker processors. If price is an issue you could consider one in between the first two http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/LENOVO-Z500-59399412_1514981.html

However none of them have a full HD screen. The expensive one is the best value out of them though, extra £60 for a better processor, 2GB RAM and 1GB more video RAM.

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Thought I would ask in here as it seems the most active, I am getting a new desktop next week and am stuck on either of these 3, I know that they will run Fm it's just what would I get loading leagues wise from them and which will be more cost effective.

This is the first and will cost me £289.99

AMD A8 6600K Quad Core Processor / CPU running at 3.9GHz (With 4.2GHz Turbo Mode!)

8GB DDR3 1600Mhz RAM

LATEST AMD HD 8570D Graphics!

1TB 7200RPM SATA Hard

DriveCD / DVD-RW Dual Layer Optical Disc Drive

MSI FM2-A55M-E33 uATX Motherboard

This will cost me £398.99

AMD Bulldozer FX 4170 4.2Ghz Quad Core Processor / CPU

16GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM

AMD / ATi HD6670 Graphics Card With 2GB Dedicated DDR3 Graphics Memory

1TB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive

22x DVD-RW Optical Disc Drive

MSI 760GM-P21-(FX) uATX Motherboard

This will cost me £306.99

AMD Bulldozer FX 4170 4.2Ghz Quad Core Processor / CPU

8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM

AMD / ATi HD 5450 Graphics Card With 1GB Dedicated DDR3 Graphics Memory

1TB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive

22x DVD-RW Optical Disc Drive

MSI 760GM-P21-(FX) uATX Motherboard

All will be running Windows 7 64bit

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Thought I would ask in here as it seems the most active, I am getting a new desktop next week and am stuck on either of these 3, I know that they will run Fm it's just what would I get loading leagues wise from them and which will be more cost effective.

This is the first and will cost me £289.99

AMD A8 6600K Quad Core Processor / CPU running at 3.9GHz (With 4.2GHz Turbo Mode!)

8GB DDR3 1600Mhz RAM

LATEST AMD HD 8570D Graphics!

1TB 7200RPM SATA Hard

DriveCD / DVD-RW Dual Layer Optical Disc Drive

MSI FM2-A55M-E33 uATX Motherboard

This will cost me £398.99

AMD Bulldozer FX 4170 4.2Ghz Quad Core Processor / CPU

16GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM

AMD / ATi HD6670 Graphics Card With 2GB Dedicated DDR3 Graphics Memory

1TB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive

22x DVD-RW Optical Disc Drive

MSI 760GM-P21-(FX) uATX Motherboard

This will cost me £306.99

AMD Bulldozer FX 4170 4.2Ghz Quad Core Processor / CPU

8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM

AMD / ATi HD 5450 Graphics Card With 1GB Dedicated DDR3 Graphics Memory

1TB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive

22x DVD-RW Optical Disc Drive

MSI 760GM-P21-(FX) uATX Motherboard

All will be running Windows 7 64bit

Any reason you chose these particular set of specs? It's hard to recommend any of them outright, but you want to look at the second and third ones, as CPU power is quite important for FM now. 8GB RAM is fine, and a better graphics card is a necessity if you want to run games besides FM, but not if you aren't. So the third one if you are just playing FM, second one if you want to do more while playing FM or play other games besides FM. Keep in mind that none of these are what would be considered "gaming rigs".

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Hi,

This looks really high spec but I'm not sure - not the most technically minded when it comes to computing! Will this run the 3D match engine easily?

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 15.6-inch Laptop - White (Intel Core i7 2.2GHz, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, Bluetooth, Webcam, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8)

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Hey guys, what do you think about this one?

http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/features.jsp?skuId=2148262&type=moreInfo&product=hardGoodPrd%3A1219070374468&id=1219070374468

I'm new to both fm and to computers, any help is much appreciated.

What do you use your computer for? This one is weak for the price. You'll want i5 processor at least if possible and a dedicated graphics card.

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Hi,

This looks really high spec but I'm not sure - not the most technically minded when it comes to computing! Will this run the 3D match engine easily?

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 15.6-inch Laptop - White (Intel Core i7 2.2GHz, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, Bluetooth, Webcam, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8)

It's a pretty decent computer for good value, if you're looking for a good deal then you should get it. It will run FM and the 3D matches easily.

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I have an LCD monitor with a DVI only port.

I have a PS3 (which my mate gave to me).

Question: Please confirm whether it is correct to get an HDMI/DVI converter cable to plug in from my PS3 to monitor?

Also, if I wish to plug in my desktop PC to the monitor, aswell as my PS3, do I need a double as the monitor has only one port?

Many thanks

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