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I'd keep it a low amount of leagues and nations, and a small-medium database.

Thanks, probably not worth it then seeing as it's sole purpose will be FM.

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptops-netbooks/laptops/laptops/asus-x555la-15-6-laptop-grey-10030381-pdt.html

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptops-netbooks/laptops/laptops/acer-aspire-e5-571-15-6-laptop-iron-10071657-pdt.html

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptops-netbooks/laptops/laptops/hp-pavilion-15-p199sa-15-6-laptop-blue-10075685-pdt.html

Are any of these worth getting? Or are there better for that price range?

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Thanks again for your help, Eugene. I went with the HP laptop in the end. Pretty much the same specs as the one in the post above. Gives me a 5 star performance rating and with about twenty leagues loaded i'm still at about 3 stars for speed. It's exactly what I was hoping for in that regard. So to the person asking about that laptop I would say that at least in terms of FM performance it does pretty well.

I was thinking though, would it be smarter to load about ten leagues and then add or remove leagues as I go along? Haven't played FM since FM 2011 so I'm not sure how well adding leagues works for long term journeyman saves.

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Over long term saves performance degrades. So setting up with a good amount really helps in that regard.

If long term, 50, 100 year saves, don't tickle your fancy then consider more leagues and database players.

You'll find a balance for yourself.

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How many league could i load with this laptop :

Laptop Asus X751LN-TY092D with Intel® Core™ i7-4510U, 2.00GHz, Haswell™, 4GB, 1TB, nVidia GT 840 2GB, Free DOS, Black

I'm thinking about getting it

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You could load them all. But I wouldn't recommend it.

Start low and build up the leagues until your happy with the performance.

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Hi, Eugene. I've noticed you've given excellent advice on laptops. I'm looking for a fast laptop only for Football Manager in all honesty. Would you recommend this one? I'm able to get a 15% staff discount thanks to a family member.

http://www.johnlewis.com/hp-envy-17-j141na-laptop-intel-core-i7-12gb-ram-1tb-17-3-silver/p1585645#tabinfo-ratings

Thanks in advance.

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Looks pretty good.

I don't see anything else of better for that price on their site.

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So I'm looking to buy a retina Macbook pro, but I'm undecided on whether it's worth it to up the processor from 2.6ghz i5 to a 2.8ghz i5 for the extra 70 odd pounds it'll cost me? Anyone have an opinion on this to help me decide?

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So I'm looking to buy a retina Macbook pro, but I'm undecided on whether it's worth it to up the processor from 2.6ghz i5 to a 2.8ghz i5 for the extra 70 odd pounds it'll cost me? Anyone have an opinion on this to help me decide?

I was in the same dilemma and had decided to go for the extra power. However I got given a year old 2.5 GHz non retina on a permanent 'loan' free from work. That is easy enough for 20 leagues on a small database.

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I was in the same dilemma and had decided to go for the extra power. However I got given a year old 2.5 GHz non retina on a permanent 'loan' free from work. That is easy enough for 20 leagues on a small database.

Hmm so 2.8ghz is more or less unnecessary? Or do you reckon there's still a noticeable enough difference in the speeds to give it a go? The money's not an issue if I'll actually notice a difference, though if not it'd be a nice extra £70ish seeing as I am just a student spending the majority of my cash on this.

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considering this unit http://www.very.co.uk/hp-envy-15-j142na-intelreg-coretrade-i7-processor-8gb-ram-1tb-hard-drive-laptop-silver/1406194239.prd

HP Envy 15-j142na Intel® Core™ i7 Processor, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb Hard Drive, Laptop - Silver - £729

  • intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ processor
  • Windows 8.1
  • 8Gb RAM
  • 1Tb SATA hard drive
  • 8Gb NAND SSD
  • 15.6 inch LED-backlit display (1920 x 1080)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 840M (2Gb dedicated)
  • Intel 802.11ac (2x2) WiFi, Bluetooth™ 4.0
  • Webcam
  • Beats Audio™ with 4 speakers and 2 subwoofers
  • 1x HDMI; 4x USB 3.0; multi-format card reader
  • Weight: 2.19 kg
  • HP Envy 15-j142na laptop - Silver

Thoughts?

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Hi all,

Just wondered if someone could give me some advice, well an explanation for the following.

I have recently purchased:- http://www.ebuyer.com/666609-hp-pavilion-15-laptop-k0w62ea-abu

Loaded FM up with graphics on high using dedicated graphics card, not gone for very high, extended highlights, a few top divisions and battery only lasts around 1hr, that's having removed all the adware and narrowed down the start up programs.

I looked at Task Manager, showed little usage elsewhere but for FM it says I use lots of memory but not much CPU usage. I can understand the match engine sapping the battering but even when i am just flicking through contracts, squad stuff, club info etc the battery drains remarkably fast.

Why is this?

Many thanks in advance.

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Frankie 7 that looks like a great computer to play FM 15 on. You could spend less for a computer for FM tho, but that would be great for like the next 2 or 3 years, at the minimum.

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I am also looking at this one - £749

Toshiba L70-B-150 Intel® Core™ i7 Processor, 8Gb RAM, 2GB Dedicated Graphics, 1Tb HDD, Wi-Fi, 17.3 inch Laptop - Silver

http://www.very.co.uk/toshiba-l70-b-150-intelreg-coretrade-i7-processor-8gb-ram-2gb-dedicated-graphics-1tb-hdd-wi-fi-173-inch-laptop-silver/1458128859.prd

  • Intel® Core™ i7-4720HQ processor
  • 8Gb RAM
  • 1Tb (1000Gb) hard drive
  • 17.3 inch HD+ LED-backlit display (1600 x 900)
  • DVD SuperMulti dual layer drive
  • 2Gb AMD Radeon R9 dedicated graphics
  • 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®
  • Webcam with mic
  • Stereo speakers with DTS Sound
  • 2x USB 3.0 (1x USB Sleep and Charge), 1x USB 2.0
  • HDMI, card reader
  • Windows 8.1
  • Toshiba L70-B-150 laptop - Silver

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So I'm looking to buy a retina Macbook pro, but I'm undecided on whether it's worth it to up the processor from 2.6ghz i5 to a 2.8ghz i5 for the extra 70 odd pounds it'll cost me? Anyone have an opinion on this to help me decide?

It would be slightly faster at processing, and it could overclock to a greater rate. So yes it would be worth it.

I was in the same dilemma and had decided to go for the extra power. However I got given a year old 2.5 GHz non retina on a permanent 'loan' free from work. That is easy enough for 20 leagues on a small database.

20 leagues with a small database means there were will be lots of teams, and not enough players in the database to fill the teams.

Although if you're happy with that then good.

Hmm so 2.8ghz is more or less unnecessary? Or do you reckon there's still a noticeable enough difference in the speeds to give it a go? The money's not an issue if I'll actually notice a difference, though if not it'd be a nice extra £70ish seeing as I am just a student spending the majority of my cash on this.

Get the 2.8ghz.

Don't get a apple computer. Get a PC, they are better for games, and they are cheaper.

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops.../y-series/y40/ is good. Anything lenovo is decent.

That's just rubbish advice.

But it's also good advice.

Anyway - there's nothing wrong with Macs for games - there's just more choice of games on PCs - but FM is PC and Mac compatible.

We don't know why this person wants a Mac, perhaps they're doing a college course that has only Mac Software so they need a Mac.

Lenovo is a good make of computer, but they aren't the only good make of computer, and with all makes of computers there are lower end models, and Lenovo have lower end models.

But the truth is, spend as much on a custom made PC then then you'll get more value than buying a Mac.

It's true that you pay a premium when buying a Mac.

considering this unit http://www.very.co.uk/hp-envy-15-j142na-intelreg-coretrade-i7-processor-8gb-ram-1tb-hard-drive-laptop-silver/1406194239.prd

HP Envy 15-j142na Intel® Core™ i7 Processor, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb Hard Drive, Laptop - Silver - £729

  • intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ processor
  • Windows 8.1
  • 8Gb RAM
  • 1Tb SATA hard drive
  • 8Gb NAND SSD
  • 15.6 inch LED-backlit display (1920 x 1080)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 840M (2Gb dedicated)
  • Intel 802.11ac (2x2) WiFi, Bluetooth™ 4.0
  • Webcam
  • Beats Audio™ with 4 speakers and 2 subwoofers
  • 1x HDMI; 4x USB 3.0; multi-format card reader
  • Weight: 2.19 kg
  • HP Envy 15-j142na laptop - Silver

Thoughts?

That's a very nice computer and will play FM well.

Hi all,

Just wondered if someone could give me some advice, well an explanation for the following.

I have recently purchased:- http://www.ebuyer.com/666609-hp-pavilion-15-laptop-k0w62ea-abu

Loaded FM up with graphics on high using dedicated graphics card, not gone for very high, extended highlights, a few top divisions and battery only lasts around 1hr, that's having removed all the adware and narrowed down the start up programs.

I looked at Task Manager, showed little usage elsewhere but for FM it says I use lots of memory but not much CPU usage. I can understand the match engine sapping the battering but even when i am just flicking through contracts, squad stuff, club info etc the battery drains remarkably fast.

Why is this?

Many thanks in advance.

It's because the battery is terrible -

Battery

Technology 4-cell lithium polymer

Most batteries are 6 cell or 9 cell - where 9 cell is the better battery.

Even the battery rating on the website you pointed to is at "6.3"

I am also looking at this one - £749

Toshiba L70-B-150 Intel® Core™ i7 Processor, 8Gb RAM, 2GB Dedicated Graphics, 1Tb HDD, Wi-Fi, 17.3 inch Laptop - Silver

http://www.very.co.uk/toshiba-l70-b-150-intelreg-coretrade-i7-processor-8gb-ram-2gb-dedicated-graphics-1tb-hdd-wi-fi-173-inch-laptop-silver/1458128859.prd

  • Intel® Core™ i7-4720HQ processor
  • 8Gb RAM
  • 1Tb (1000Gb) hard drive
  • 17.3 inch HD+ LED-backlit display (1600 x 900)
  • DVD SuperMulti dual layer drive
  • 2Gb AMD Radeon R9 dedicated graphics
  • 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®
  • Webcam with mic
  • Stereo speakers with DTS Sound
  • 2x USB 3.0 (1x USB Sleep and Charge), 1x USB 2.0
  • HDMI, card reader
  • Windows 8.1
  • Toshiba L70-B-150 laptop - Silver

That's a very nice computer and will play FM very well.

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Forgot to mention that lenovo computers often have 4 cell batteries...

Macs are good, but not as good for value.

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I'm thinking of getting a new laptop. If I pick up a new one with the latest processors and all, will it have a noticeable impact on FM too? These are the specs on my current computer:

Intel Core i5-2410M (2,3 GHz, 3 MB cache)

8 GB RAM

250 GB SSD

Intel HD Graphics 3000

Nvidia GeForce GT 540M (1 GB VRAM)

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Yep - depends on the computer itself though and your budget.

What is your budget? And do you prefer to shop anywhere in particular?

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I haven't really decided on anything. I was thinking something like the ASUS Zenbook UX32LN; i7 4510, 8 GB RAM, an SSD and GeForce GT840M. I don't play anything but FM though, so I don't know if that graphics card is really necessary. It's about £780, things are rather expensive over here (I don't live in the UK).

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Eugene,

After seeing all of your wonderful help and advice, was wondering if you could pass judgement on this please for me?

http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=J0B99EA&opt=ABU&sel=PCNB#merch-tech-specs

Would solely be used for FM and the odd internet browsing.

Would like a laptop which would enable me to load a lot of leagues and have a 4-5 star 3D rating.

Your advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance :)

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hi was wondering what this would be like running fm2015

make medion

Intel® Core i5-4210M processor

Windows 8.1

1TB hybrid HDD with 8 GB flash memory

8 GB RAM memory

NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 825M DirectX® graphics

Dolby® Home Theater

39.6 cm/15.6" matt full HD display

dont really want to spend too much i can get for around 300 pounds

specs seemed decent too me but knowledge is very poor so could be totally wrong

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hi was wondering what this would be like running fm2015

make medion

Intel® Core i5-4210M processor

Windows 8.1

1TB hybrid HDD with 8 GB flash memory

8 GB RAM memory

NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 825M DirectX® graphics

Dolby® Home Theater

39.6 cm/15.6" matt full HD display

dont really want to spend too much i can get for around 300 pounds

specs seemed decent too me but knowledge is very poor so could be totally wrong

Tis good

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Hi, apart from having 4gb of RAM which I would upgrade, how does this sound for the equivalent of about £375-ish?

Acer E5-571G

Intel Core i5-5200U Dual-core 2.20 GHz

39.6 cm (15.6") HD (1366 x 768) 16:9

NVIDIA GeForce 840M with 2 GB Dedicated Memory

4 GB, DDR3L SDRAM

500 GB HDD

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Hi, apart from having 4gb of RAM which I would upgrade, how does this sound for the equivalent of about £375-ish?

Acer E5-571G

Intel Core i5-5200U Dual-core 2.20 GHz

39.6 cm (15.6") HD (1366 x 768) 16:9

NVIDIA GeForce 840M with 2 GB Dedicated Memory

4 GB, DDR3L SDRAM

500 GB HDD

Wouldn't bother with it mate

Not for that price!

Impossible to tell as it doesn't specify what the processor model is.

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I have a Lenovo Y40, it costed 700 dollars US, which probably means 500 pounds.

It ran fine with idk how many leagues, but 65000 players, medium database like a charm.

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Is there a thread like this for Desktops? If so i'll move this there. needing a desktop and I've got a budget of around 700 but could stretch it if it's not enough as I'm out of touch with what specs are needed and worth buying these days.

http://www.ebuyer.com/666513-yoyotech-nine-i3-gaming-pc-eb1014-ninei3

http://www.ebuyer.com/666515-yoyotech-nine-i5-gaming-pc-eb1014-ninei5

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/desktop-pcs/gaming-pcs/lenovo-erazer-x310-gaming-pc-10108863-pdt.html#cat-0 These decent?

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Hi Guys,

I am looking to buy a new laptop that will run FM15 easily, my current laptop is very slow at running FM15.

Looking to spend £500 max, found this laptop, will it run FM15 easily?

http://www.johnlewis.com/lenovo-z50-75-laptop-amd-fx-8gb-ram-1tb-8gb-sshd-r7-m260-2gb-graphics-15-6-fhd/p1756529?stop_mobi=yes

Or do you have other laptops you would recommend?

Ta!

Jim

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I'd also say that for 500 you can probably do a bit better than that. John Lewis is a great shop, not known for their low prices.

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I'd also say that for 500 you can probably do a bit better than that. John Lewis is a great shop, not known for their low prices.

They will price match any product from a company with 'bricks and mortar' shops

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