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If you are hovering around the £400-500 mark and want a laptop to do everyday stuff aswell as run FM well...

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Products/cat/laptops/refine/46562~144409$46562~144410$46567~59712

that's your sweet spot there.... check those out.. sort by price... look at the specs and you can't go wrong really

every single one of those in the above link will run fm fine with 20 or more leagues and 100k players... and will do 3d of course..

you only really need to post if you want anything outside those parameters if you ask me

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That's more or less the same list of computers I posted earlier :)

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Ha ha - yes indeed.

Handy website that - good prices too.

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Best way to look for a laptop that runs FM is check the game specs first and take it from there. :thup:

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some arent that tech savvy these days frankie and minimum game specs wont really help in knowing what their laptop will handle...

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The Acer (found on first page) finally arrived yesterday and I have to say that it is a very nice machine. Puts my desktop to shame and eats up leagues for breakfast. Thanks to everyone who posted about it and reviewed it, especially welshace for pointing it out in the first place. It looks a perfect fit for FM. Cheers gents. I got lucky finding a USA refurbished model, but if it continues to be relatively inexpensive in Europe I can so far highly recommend it!

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Hey good stuff Smac - enjoy FM13 on it :D

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Hi this is my first post as i have just purchased fm13 i am looking to get a laptop to play it on and have £500 available to spend on it and was looking at a sony vaio. Can anyone help which ones are going to be best to play this on?

thanks

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are you sticking with a sony vaio or are you willing to go for others?

and how flexible is the £500... as even £550 makes a huge difference...

with vaio's .. you are paying a lot more for the name ..and possibly the build quality but ive never had issues with bad build qualities with the dozen or so lappy's ive had in my possession this year infact

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Can someone give me a hand with buying a laptop? I've got a budget of about £500, but can stretch to £650. I've seen the ones below, any other suggestions? I'm not great with understanding the performance of computers, which one is best of the three below?

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_5755G_1152339.html

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_5755G_1269327.html

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/ASUS_K55VD-SX067H_1287194.html

RAM isn't really an issue as I can add more easily enough

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Can someone give me a hand with buying a laptop? I've got a budget of about £500, but can stretch to £650. I've seen the ones below, any other suggestions? I'm not great with understanding the performance of computers, which one is best of the three below?

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_5755G_1152339.html

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_5755G_1269327.html

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/ASUS_K55VD-SX067H_1287194.html

RAM isn't really an issue as I can add more easily enough

The first one is the best deal imo as you can upgrade it to 8GB later for cheaper and it will then still end up costing less than the second Acer which isn't worth the extra £50 just for 2GB extra RAM. The Asus has a slightly better processor but only 4GB RAM and a lesser graphics card, upgrading the RAM would make it dearer than the second Acer so all in all, I would go for the first Acer :thup:

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I wouldn't go for the 3rd one.

I'd be more inclined towards the 2nd one.

Saves you the hassle of having to buy an extra 2gb RAM - plus opening the laptop to insert 2gb RAM is pointless as it would void the waranty - I'd just go for the one with 8gb RAM - it's only an extra £50.

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first one....

the asus is out straight away..,.,

the second one only has the 2gb extra ram and a 2gb graphics card rather then the 1gb one in the first....

the two gb graphics card is redundant tbh and not really useful. and the 2gb extra ram isn't needed if you ask me...

save yourself £50 and get the first ...

or.. if it was me... i'd be on the phone to them and ask if you can get a 1tb hdd in instead

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Hi Guys,

I too am looking for a new laptop as I pre-ordered FM13 and my laptop keeps shutting down when running the Beta. I've had my current laptop 3 years and here are the specifications, pretty horrendous I know.

AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual-core processor TK-42

ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 Graphics

4.00 GB RAM

My budget is around £400-450. Any help much appreciated.

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Thanks very much guys! I've also seen this one. Has a tb hard drive too. Is this better than the others?

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/HP_Pavilion_DV6-6C56SA_1174930.html

The graphics card is a bit slow - but it's fine for FM - if you intend on playing other games though this probably won't cut the mustard.

For FM it's fine.

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Hello all.

Torn between these two at the moment - any thoughts? Both the same price.

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/samsung-np550p7c-17-3-laptop-silver-12716781-pdt.html

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_G780_1296594.html

EDIT: looks like the Samsung is sold out, unfortunately.

The Lenovo - it has more RAM and the graphics card is way better than the samsung one.

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The graphics card is a bit slow -

the one posted earlier here http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_G780_1296594.html

it's better and cheaper than the dell one.

*apologies you were looking for a 17 inch laptop ... give me a sec

*** oh sorry I thought you were looking for advice - I need to read better... :o

But still the graphics card isn't great

This one is same specs - but better graphics card

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_G780_1256890.html

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Hi Guys,

I too am looking for a new laptop as I pre-ordered FM13 and my laptop keeps shutting down when running the Beta. I've had my current laptop 3 years and here are the specifications, pretty horrendous I know.

AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual-core processor TK-42

ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 Graphics

4.00 GB RAM

My budget is around £400-450. Any help much appreciated.

It might be shutting down because it's overheating - try getting a bit of air underneath it by propping it up on some sort of wodden frame or similar.

Try get air flowing underneath it - I sometimes turn on a fan on my desktop to cool my computer down.

you can also buy laptop coolers from Amazon or anywhere really.

For 450ish this is pretty good

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_5755G_1201803.html

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Okay thanks, yeah it often does it when watching movies and stuff online.

That laptop looks pretty decent, never used that website before but I presume it's legit?

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Yeh sorry about that - I shouldn't blitz post but I was having lunch and replying too fast.

have my numbers mixed up.

The 650 is a better graphics card.

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duplicate...

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Okay thanks, yeah it often does it when watching movies and stuff online.

That laptop looks pretty decent, never used that website before but I presume it's legit?

It's definitely overheating.

When you buy the new computer get a laptop cooler too - they're not expensive.

Yeh the website is legit - afaik. It's pretty handy site.

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Okay cheers for that. Could you guess how many leagues the laptop you suggested me to buy would run?

Well I've a fairly similar computer, mine would be a tad faster and a bit more RAM, but I run the, Spain, Germany, Italy, Holland, Ireland, England, France, Italy leagues in full, with most tiers. And I run Brazil, Argentina, Portugal, China, Greece, Serbia, Croatia, Belgium (and a few others that I can't think of now) as non-playable leagues.

And the game runs pretty swiftly for me.

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On a similar note...I'm about to buy a new Macbook Pro.

It comes with an Intel HD Graphics 4000. (Intel Core i7 and 8GB ram)

Will that be enough to use the 3D match engine fully?

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It's nowt to do with processor or ram - that would be a graphics card issue.

Although the i3, i5 and i7 have got gpu inside the gpu they are limited but they are perfectly fine for playing FM in 3D - but it is recommended to have a dedicated graphics card.

Which Mac Book Pro are you getting?

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13-inch: 2.9 GHz

I could pay more for a 15 inch with 'NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 512MB of GDDR5 memory', but I don't really want to do that just to play FM.

I would like to be able to use the 3D match view though

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Is there a particular reason you need a Mac - because you could get a better PC for a lot cheaper?

I'm fairly certain the 3d match view would be fine on the one you're getting, just put the details on low for the match in the options.

*edit // not pc I meant laptop

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Would

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_IdeaPad_Z380_1258642.html

have a similar level of performance versus

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_5755G_1152339.html

?

I like having a lot of leagues, but thinking of getting a smaller screen due to travel etc

In my opinion the Acer is better - better graphics card - but the 630 won't play all games - better off going for something with the 650 graphics card if you plan on playing other games.

Otherwise for FM - both are fine and would play FM no bother and very similar.

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If it's just for playing FM it's a waste of money imo, hey but it's your money :)

Good luck.

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I don't think it will have a problem. The only thing that might be a drawback is the 13 inch screen - I'm not sure FM caters for a small screen like that.

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Computer Speed is at 5 stars - Game Speed is rated at 4.5 stars

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550 to 650 UK, can anybody recommend a Sandybridge coupled with 4Gig paired or not sticks? Cheers.

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