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Hi there I’m looking at purchasing a laptop that will allow me to play FM without it being to time consuming (as we all know it can be) without breaking the bank. Could anyone recommend any sound budget laptops (can be refurbished) that would allow for 4-5 star performance, speed and graphics?

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So I'm totally inept when it comes to computer specs and knowing what they mean. I think I'm settled on this one https://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/acer-nitro-5-15-6-intel-core-i5-gtx-1050-gaming-laptop-1-tb-hdd-10181374-pdt.html as it's been recommended a number of times in this thread. I'd like to know what it means when it states processor speed of "2.3 GHz / 4.0 GHz"? Which one is it, 2.3 or 4.0 lol!? From reading I kinda gather that the 4.0 is a 'turbo speed' but do I have to opt to use that in a settings menu or something, or will it just kick in as and when? I don't want to splash out on a laptop if the processing speed is just over the minimum suggested spec for the majority of the time...

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Hello all

I'm looking for a new Laptop to run FM on but also a laptop that can function as my Uni notebook, hence I don't want a big LED display monster. I would like to run a Journeyman next year with all the leagues so I would like a killer laptop for that if possible. My budget is around 3000 GDP I would say (Doesn't mean I have to use them, right)
Ive been looking at these 

1) Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (Core i7 8750H / 2.2 GHz, Win 10 Home 64-bit, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, 15.6" 3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD 4K), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, 802.11ac, Bluetooth) for 980 GDP.  CPU 33rd on the list

2) MSI GP63 Leopard 8RF (Intel Core i7 8750H 6-Core / 2.2 - 4.1 GHz, Win 10 Home 64-bit, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD, 15.6" 120 Hz 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB GDDR5, AC Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB-C Gen2) for 1130 GDP. CPU 33rd on the list,

3) Asus ZenBook Pro 15 (Intel Core i7 8750H 6-Core / 2.2 - 4.1 GHz, Win 10 Home 64-bit, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD (NVMe PCIE G3X4), 15.6" IPS touchscreen 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB GDDR5, Gigabit WIFI 802.11ac, Bluetooth, 2x Type A USB 3.1 Gen1 , 2x Type C USB 3.1, 2x Thunderbolt, 5.5" ScreenPad) for 1230 GDP. CPU 33rd on the list,

4) Dell XPS 15 9570 (Core i7 8750H / 2.2 GHz, Win 10 Pro 64-bit, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, 15.6" IPS 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), GF GTX 1050 Ti, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, BTS) for 1770 GDP. CPU 33rd on the list

5) Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE (Core i9 8950HK / 2.9 GHz, Win 10 Pro 64-bit, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, 15.6" IPS 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), GF GTX 1050 Ti, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, BTP) for 1630 GDP. CPU 17th on the list

And finally (I know im a sucker for this one) 6) Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2019 (2,3 GHz 8-core Intel Core i9 9880H (9. generation), Turbo Boost up to 4,8 GHz, 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory, Radeon Pro 560X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory, 512GB SSD storage) for 2380 GDP. CPU 9th on the list, but the graphics card sucks

How will the laptops fare with the next FM games to come (guesses) and what do you recommend? (I know some will blast me for the MacBook, but I'm used to the system and I fancy it quite a lot)

Thank you for the help!

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18 hours ago, PureCAZZA said:

Hi there I’m looking at purchasing a laptop that will allow me to play FM without it being to time consuming (as we all know it can be) without breaking the bank. Could anyone recommend any sound budget laptops (can be refurbished) that would allow for 4-5 star performance, speed and graphics?

What's your budget?

 

 
 
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17 hours ago, Tom8983 said:

So I'm totally inept when it comes to computer specs and knowing what they mean. I think I'm settled on this one https://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/acer-nitro-5-15-6-intel-core-i5-gtx-1050-gaming-laptop-1-tb-hdd-10181374-pdt.html as it's been recommended a number of times in this thread. I'd like to know what it means when it states processor speed of "2.3 GHz / 4.0 GHz"? Which one is it, 2.3 or 4.0 lol!? From reading I kinda gather that the 4.0 is a 'turbo speed' but do I have to opt to use that in a settings menu or something, or will it just kick in as and when? I don't want to splash out on a laptop if the processing speed is just over the minimum suggested spec for the majority of the time...

That would be fine.

The computer handles the speed of the processor, you don't need to do anything. 

The min specs for the game are 2.2ghz on Windows, and this processor is 2.3ghz. Which is above minimum spec. The turbo boost will kick in when it can and potentially get up to 4.0ghz. 

Keys to this is keeping the laptop cool, buying a laptop cooler would be recommended, not only does it blow air into the computer to circulate and keep it cool, but it also props it up off charis, sofas, beds, etc. where the vents could suck in dust, clogging the air vents and causing overheating. 

 

 
 
 
15 hours ago, Christopheregs said:

Hello all

I'm looking for a new Laptop to run FM on but also a laptop that can function as my Uni notebook, hence I don't want a big LED display monster. I would like to run a Journeyman next year with all the leagues so I would like a killer laptop for that if possible. My budget is around 3000 GDP I would say (Doesn't mean I have to use them, right)
Ive been looking at these 

1) Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (Core i7 8750H / 2.2 GHz, Win 10 Home 64-bit, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, 15.6" 3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD 4K), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, 802.11ac, Bluetooth) for 980 GDP.  CPU 33rd on the list

2) MSI GP63 Leopard 8RF (Intel Core i7 8750H 6-Core / 2.2 - 4.1 GHz, Win 10 Home 64-bit, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD, 15.6" 120 Hz 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB GDDR5, AC Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB-C Gen2) for 1130 GDP. CPU 33rd on the list,

3) Asus ZenBook Pro 15 (Intel Core i7 8750H 6-Core / 2.2 - 4.1 GHz, Win 10 Home 64-bit, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD (NVMe PCIE G3X4), 15.6" IPS touchscreen 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB GDDR5, Gigabit WIFI 802.11ac, Bluetooth, 2x Type A USB 3.1 Gen1 , 2x Type C USB 3.1, 2x Thunderbolt, 5.5" ScreenPad) for 1230 GDP. CPU 33rd on the list,

4) Dell XPS 15 9570 (Core i7 8750H / 2.2 GHz, Win 10 Pro 64-bit, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, 15.6" IPS 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), GF GTX 1050 Ti, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, BTS) for 1770 GDP. CPU 33rd on the list

5) Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE (Core i9 8950HK / 2.9 GHz, Win 10 Pro 64-bit, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, 15.6" IPS 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), GF GTX 1050 Ti, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, BTP) for 1630 GDP. CPU 17th on the list

And finally (I know im a sucker for this one) 6) Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2019 (2,3 GHz 8-core Intel Core i9 9880H (9. generation), Turbo Boost up to 4,8 GHz, 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory, Radeon Pro 560X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory, 512GB SSD storage) for 2380 GDP. CPU 9th on the list, but the graphics card sucks

How will the laptops fare with the next FM games to come (guesses) and what do you recommend? (I know some will blast me for the MacBook, but I'm used to the system and I fancy it quite a lot)

Thank you for the help!

1) This is good and should be fine for most FM needs - the graphics card is a bit weak for the processor, but in terms of FM it's perfectly fine.

2)  The processor and graphics card here is a much better pairing.

3) Same as no.1

4) Same as no. 1

5) Much better processor and I would go for this - if you can get the 1070 graphics card instead - as the 1050 would be too weak and cause bottlenecks.

6) Apple Mac - very expensive for what they are the graphics card is terrible, which will cause problems with processing as there will be a bottleneck.

 

If you can afford the Mac - then you can afford to get no.5 with the 1070 graphics card - that would be fantastic for FM.

If not then go for No.2

 

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Acer Advent Monza N1:

AMD® Athlon II N330 2.30Ghz 
ATI® Radeon HD 4200 (up to 3328MB)
1 SD card reader
1 HDMI / VGA
1 headphone/microphone 
3 USB 2.0
1 RJ-45
DVD±RW (±R DL)

Compaq CQ60-320sa:

AMD Turion Dual-Core 2.10GHz
nVidia GeForce 8200M(up to 2175MB)
1 SD media card reader
1 HDMI / VGA
1 headphone/microphone combo
1 USB 3.0
2 USB 2.0
1 RJ-45
DVD±RW (±R DL)

Acer Advent Roma 1000:

Intel® Dual-Core N900 2.20Ghz 
Mobile Intel® GMA 4500M (up to 1595MB)
1 SD card reader
1 HDMI / VGA
1 headphone/microphone 
3 USB 2.0
1 RJ-45
DVD±RW (±R DL)

Which one is better for playing FM19?

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14 hours ago, CAGSEN said:

Which one is better for playing FM19?

None of them are particularly good. Have you got links to these?

There isn't enough info given, like amount of RAM. 

What's your budget?

 

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Just now, CAGSEN said:

Is this laptop which is the last link play that game without any problem? 

I wouldn't say it would play without any problems. It's an old laptop processor, circa 2012. It's not a modern PC. 

Typically paying between €700-€1000 for a laptop - €200 is very very cheap. 

As tha adage goes, you get what you pay for.

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5 dakika önce, Smurf said:

I wouldn't say it would play without any problems. It's an old laptop processor, circa 2012. It's not a modern PC. 

Typically paying between €700-€1000 for a laptop - €200 is very very cheap. 

As tha adage goes, you get what you pay for.

So you said, if I wouldn't want to see any problems, I have to pay at least €700. Okay, thank you so much for replying :)

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Looking at getting a new PC or Laptop 

Budget around 1k maybe a bit more if worth adding a bit more 

Looking at playing all the RTS games to decent specs plus FM and my lad plays Fortnite etc

Would probably prefer a laptop but if better for a desktop then will look at those options 

Any help much appreciated please 

 

 

 

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50 minutes ago, rangersw12 said:

Looking at getting a new PC or Laptop 

Budget around 1k maybe a bit more if worth adding a bit more 

Looking at playing all the RTS games to decent specs plus FM and my lad plays Fortnite etc

Would probably prefer a laptop but if better for a desktop then will look at those options 

Any help much appreciated please 

 

 

 

For a top spec laptop for £1000, I'd go with this: https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-omen-15-6-intel-core-i7-gtx-1060-gaming-laptop-1-tb-hdd-128-gb-ssd-10182279-pdt.html

Great processor for all games, solid graphics card for RTS games, decent amount of RAM, and has both a large standard hard drive and a solid-state drive for fast booting and putting a couple of games on for fast loading.

For a desktop, I'd go with something like these, though note they don't come with monitors, etc, you'd have to provide them yourself or buy them as well: https://www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk/system/Ultra-5-RTX-Gaming-PC - https://www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk/system/Infinity-X66-RTX-Gaming-PC

The desktops are better than the laptop for performance, but obviously aren't mobile.

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Hi @Smurf

Is this setup good to load all leagues with large database? I am planning to get a new PC primarily for football manager.

-Intel® Core™ i7-8700 | 4.6 GHZ | 6 Cores 12 Threads
-For Intel - ASROCK H310M ITX/AC (MINI ITX Motherboard)
-ZOTAC NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6
-Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut
-16GB DDR4 3200 Mhz Memory ( 2X8GB | Dual Channel )
-WATERCOOLING : AFTERSHOCK SPECTRA GLACIER 240 | 240 mm Radiator | 120mm RGB Spectra Fans x 2
-256GB M.2 NVME ULTRA FAST SSD (Read: 3000mb/s | Write: 1000mb/s)
-TOSHIBA 1TB 3.5 INCH HDD (Buffer Size 32MB)
-Standard Chassis Fans
-Standard Cable Setup
-802.11ac WiFi (2.4G / 5G WiFi) With Bluetooth 4.0
-FSP / EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Premium PSU

I'm from Singapore and I am looking to buy here:

https://www.aftershockpc.com/welcome/Productinner/hypergate-new-5

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23 hours ago, JordanMillward_1 said:

For a top spec laptop for £1000, I'd go with this: https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-omen-15-6-intel-core-i7-gtx-1060-gaming-laptop-1-tb-hdd-128-gb-ssd-10182279-pdt.html

Great processor for all games, solid graphics card for RTS games, decent amount of RAM, and has both a large standard hard drive and a solid-state drive for fast booting and putting a couple of games on for fast loading.

For a desktop, I'd go with something like these, though note they don't come with monitors, etc, you'd have to provide them yourself or buy them as well: https://www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk/system/Ultra-5-RTX-Gaming-PC - https://www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk/system/Infinity-X66-RTX-Gaming-PC

The desktops are better than the laptop for performance, but obviously aren't mobile.

Nice one thank you 

I will have a look . 

 

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Hi @Smurf

 

Time for a new laptop. What laptop are you using? 

I need a laptop that can run multiple leagues easily.

 

I want it to also look sharp ie the text and graphics.

 

My budget is around £1000

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9 minutes ago, TacticsGuy said:

Hi @Smurf

 

Time for a new laptop. What laptop are you using? 

I need a laptop that can run multiple leagues easily.

 

I want it to also look sharp ie the text and graphics.

 

My budget is around £1000

This one is one of the better ones you can get for £1000, without having to wait for an offer or sale to come along: https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-omen-15-6-intel-core-i7-gtx-1060-gaming-laptop-1-tb-hdd-128-gb-ssd-10182279-pdt.html

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17 hours ago, JordanMillward_1 said:

This one is one of the better ones you can get for £1000, without having to wait for an offer or sale to come along: https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-omen-15-6-intel-core-i7-gtx-1060-gaming-laptop-1-tb-hdd-128-gb-ssd-10182279-pdt.html

 

12 hours ago, TacticsGuy said:

Thanks @JordanMillward_1

That's not bad, qhd display would be perfect. 

 

You could save a few quid with this

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/5WA67EAABU-HP-Pavilion-Gaming-15-cx0018na_2453614.html

 

 

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2 hours ago, Smurf said:

Would you say that and the Omen are the best around for the 1k price range ?

Some reviews for the Omen mentioned it gets hot and said about the battery life 

Im a complete novice with what to look out for with specs . I would like one that plays fm with loads of leagues and can handle RTS like total war series to high specs 

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/4FP82EABOX-HP-OMEN-15-dc0013na_2572580.html

saw this version of the Omen with bigger SSD and Ram compared to the one at Curry’s 

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On 26/06/2019 at 16:15, BeerBellyDad said:

Hi @Smurf

Is this setup good to load all leagues with large database? I am planning to get a new PC primarily for football manager.

-Intel® Core™ i7-8700 | 4.6 GHZ | 6 Cores 12 Threads
-For Intel - ASROCK H310M ITX/AC (MINI ITX Motherboard)
-ZOTAC NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6
-Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut
-16GB DDR4 3200 Mhz Memory ( 2X8GB | Dual Channel )
-WATERCOOLING : AFTERSHOCK SPECTRA GLACIER 240 | 240 mm Radiator | 120mm RGB Spectra Fans x 2
-256GB M.2 NVME ULTRA FAST SSD (Read: 3000mb/s | Write: 1000mb/s)
-TOSHIBA 1TB 3.5 INCH HDD (Buffer Size 32MB)
-Standard Chassis Fans
-Standard Cable Setup
-802.11ac WiFi (2.4G / 5G WiFi) With Bluetooth 4.0
-FSP / EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Premium PSU

I'm from Singapore and I am looking to buy here:

https://www.aftershockpc.com/welcome/Productinner/hypergate-new-5

Any one?

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Operating system: Windows 10 Home 64-bit (10.0, Build 17134)
Processor: Intel(R) comre(TM) i7-4720HQ CPU @ 2.60GHZ (8 CPUs)
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Geforce GTX960M

Any advice on how this might get on? How many leagues it could possibly handle. 

 

Appreciated.

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10 hours ago, Grimboslice said:

Operating system: Windows 10 Home 64-bit (10.0, Build 17134)
Processor: Intel(R) comre(TM) i7-4720HQ CPU @ 2.60GHZ (8 CPUs)
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Geforce GTX960M

Any advice on how this might get on? How many leagues it could possibly handle. 

 

Appreciated.

It is ok. It is old. Older less longevity. Should work. Read opening post

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On 28/06/2019 at 03:34, BeerBellyDad said:

Any one?

It is good. How many leauges you load and the speed it goes at is up to you. Read opening post.

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36 minutes ago, Mcfc1894 said:

How good would this be for FM???

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That'd do a good job for FM - good processor, decent amount of RAM, and decent mid-level graphics card. What budget do you have (in case we can find a better one for the same price)?

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1 hour ago, JordanMillward_1 said:

That'd do a good job for FM - good processor, decent amount of RAM, and decent mid-level graphics card. What budget do you have (in case we can find a better one for the same price)?

About £600-£800 pal 

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6 hours ago, Smurf said:

It's not great but it will work.

Thanks mate he wants it to be play but not be superfast as he only has around £300 to spend 

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My budget is around 450-500 pounds.

I will only really be using the laptop for FM2019 and general browsing/YouTube. I won't be playing any other games on it.

Suggestions appreciated :)

Thanks!

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7 hours ago, Super.Hans said:

https://www.harveynorman.com.au/hp-15-db0019au-15-6-inch-laptop.html

 

How does this laptop fare?

 

Many thanks.

It will work -b ut not great

7 hours ago, Super.Hans said:

My budget is around 450-500 pounds.

I will only really be using the laptop for FM2019 and general browsing/YouTube. I won't be playing any other games on it.

Suggestions appreciated :)

Thanks!

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX504GD-E4603T-ASUS-FX504GD-E4603T_2354095.html

If you can stump it up.

 

 

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Hi Smurf,
 
I’ve a limited budget for a replacement laptop (£425 max, ideally more like £350) Refurbished is ok though. I play FM mostly on desktop so this laptop is for cross save and therefore slower is ok as mostly used when travelling. Though my main desktop save will have all U.K. lower leagues and a fair number of foreign ones on large database... Other than FM the other game I play is World of Warcraft. Again, this would just be for secondary use for that, desktop for longer sessions.
 
Key for me besides budget:
14inch ish screen. (Def not 15.6)
Good battery life
Portable (as also use for work and when away from home)
 
Any of these okay for FM19? Which would you pick? 
Or any alternate recommendations?
 
3) New Lenovo Ideapad 330s
 
4) New Lenovo v330:
(Smaller battery I think here? :( )
 
Am I right in thinking I should go for no4 as the ryzen 5 chip’s onboard graphics will give me that bit more both for 3D FM matches (lower detail is ok) and WoW? Tis also new rather than refurbished and has 256ssd.
 
 
Thanks so much,
Mike

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11 hours ago, Mikeonhisboat said:
Am I right in thinking I should go for no4 as the ryzen 5 chip’s onboard graphics will give me that bit more both for 3D FM matches (lower detail is ok) and WoW? Tis also new rather than refurbished and has 256ssd.

Would this be too much of a stretch? https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/refurbished-hp-pavilion-power-15-cx0599sa-core-i5-8300h-8gb-1tb-16gb-intel-a1-4rf82ea/version.asp

 

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Hi guys, looking for some advice so am hoping that you can help.

I'm in the market for a new laptop, ideally something that will last a while - I know that tech constantly changes but it would be nice to be future proof. 

It will be used for general browsing, multimedia, office work and some gaming (incl. FM, Skyrim etc but not necessarily AAA titles).  I can spend ~ £600.

I think I've narrowed my choices down to 2 although I'm a little awkward as I really want a HDD + SSD combo (which is difficult to find).  Ideally I'd also have a DVD drive although I'm prepared to be convinced otherwise (especially as there aren't many available)

1. Medion Erazer - https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/medion-erazer-p6689-core-i5-8250u-8gb-1tb-256gb-geforce-gtx-1050-15.6-inc-30027127/version.asp?refsource=ldadwords&mkwid=sszMUkeCO_dc&pcrid=352718152060&product=30027127&pgrid=74001184787&ptaid=pla-437709629036&gclid=Cj0KCQjw3uboBRDCARIsAO2XcYA0I6IcV6IgtoJzTEtK0YantdYsPHGsdzOSnK6BFIVRsyG4wt2Jc8QaAlB2EALw_wcB

2. ASUS TUF FX505 - https://www.ebuyer.com/864957-asus-tuf-fx505dy-rx560x-gaming-laptop-fx505dy-al006t

So, which of these is better (or can you recommend something for a similar price).  Also, is the second one worth £80  more (I'm not familiar with the CPU or GPU to know if they are any better than intel alternatives and worth the extra cost)

Thanks!

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9 hours ago, UTT said:

Hi guys, looking for some advice so am hoping that you can help.

I'm in the market for a new laptop, ideally something that will last a while - I know that tech constantly changes but it would be nice to be future proof. 

It will be used for general browsing, multimedia, office work and some gaming (incl. FM, Skyrim etc but not necessarily AAA titles).  I can spend ~ £600.

I think I've narrowed my choices down to 2 although I'm a little awkward as I really want a HDD + SSD combo (which is difficult to find).  Ideally I'd also have a DVD drive although I'm prepared to be convinced otherwise (especially as there aren't many available)

1. Medion Erazer - https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/medion-erazer-p6689-core-i5-8250u-8gb-1tb-256gb-geforce-gtx-1050-15.6-inc-30027127/version.asp?refsource=ldadwords&mkwid=sszMUkeCO_dc&pcrid=352718152060&product=30027127&pgrid=74001184787&ptaid=pla-437709629036&gclid=Cj0KCQjw3uboBRDCARIsAO2XcYA0I6IcV6IgtoJzTEtK0YantdYsPHGsdzOSnK6BFIVRsyG4wt2Jc8QaAlB2EALw_wcB

2. ASUS TUF FX505 - https://www.ebuyer.com/864957-asus-tuf-fx505dy-rx560x-gaming-laptop-fx505dy-al006t

So, which of these is better (or can you recommend something for a similar price).  Also, is the second one worth £80  more (I'm not familiar with the CPU or GPU to know if they are any better than intel alternatives and worth the extra cost)

Thanks!

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX504GD-E41275T-ASUS-TUF-FX504GD-E41275T_2458989.html

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1 hour ago, UTT said:

Have seen you recommended that one a few times but it doesn't come with an HDD as well (which is something that I really want and don't think I could fit myself). 

What would you suggest given my awkward need for that? 

Ssd will have little effect for fm. Not needed.

You can fit one yourself later or have it done at a store like pc world etc when you have a bit more money.

Put it this way. You can change the hard drive. You can add more RAM, but you cant upgrade the processor or the graphics card.

 

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19 minutes ago, Smurf said:

Ssd will have little effect for fm. Not needed.

You can fit one yourself later or have it done at a store like pc world etc when you have a bit more money.

Put it this way. You can change the hard drive. You can add more RAM, but you cant upgrade the processor or the graphics card.

 

Yeah, sounds sense.  So is the Intel i5 + Nvidia a better combination than the Ryzen 5 + Radeon? Otherwise, the two Asus's are the same shell.  I couldn't see a huge amount of benchmarking but it looked like the Ryzen may be better. Couldn't see anything about the GFX card though

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4 hours ago, UTT said:

Yeah, sounds sense.  So is the Intel i5 + Nvidia a better combination than the Ryzen 5 + Radeon? Otherwise, the two Asus's are the same shell.  I couldn't see a huge amount of benchmarking but it looked like the Ryzen may be better. Couldn't see anything about the GFX card though

The processor is essential for fm and intel have the better processor in this case.

The graphics card is an ok pairing. But you dont need a really good graphics card for FM.

Check out the opening post. There is a link there to compare processors and to compare graphics card.

Do a Ctrl F to find the processor/graphics model. The higher up the list the better.

Graphics not as important as processor.

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I’m looking at trying to get a new laptop for FM mainly but then a little bit of Cricket Captain and doing some internet stuff for my brewing ventures.

I didn’t particularly want to spend much more than £200 and have been looking at Probooks in eBay?

Graphics don’t particularly bother me as I don’t use the 3D view just the old school text commentary. 

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On ‎03‎/‎07‎/‎2019 at 08:10, Smurf said:

Hi Smurf, thanks for the reply - sorry about my slow response.

That one is too much I'm afraid - max really is £425, plus also I need th 14inch rather than 15.6inch screen for portability as that's also a key use. Battery life also very key (I use it for work/travel)

I was wondering though - if i'm mainly using this for scouting players, playing a few matches, making tactics etc. And just running a few days/weeks per gameplay session - would the slower i5 8250u processor hamper me that much? It wouldn't be my main fm rig so I wouldn't be playing through months and months of game time consecutively on it. It would be more when I'm away from home for a few days/on the train mostly doing 'supplemental gameplay'

That given are any of the above 4 workable? Would the ryzen give me an edge graphicswise? (thinking about other games too?) Or stick with intel for slightly better processing speed for FM? Anything else to bear in mind from the above 4 comps? (Or anything else 14inch in same price bracket you can recommend)

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On another note - desktops.

I'm looking to upgrade my dated desktop too. I want something that can run a large number of FM leagues and large DB (though many can be on view only). Obviously hoping for reasonable processing speed but it doesn't need to always be super snappy as the career years progress (I remember the days of having a good book open alongside playing FM...)

I'll also be playing games like World of Warcraft (classic) and similar spec mmorpgs, but not the latest releases.

My budget will be £650-825. (£825 is def the max)

A few questions:

-Any big impact FMwise for going Intel i5/i7 vs AMD Ryzen equivalents?

-If intel, then FMwise, is i7 much faster than i5 for equivalent models?

-I'll likely go 16gb ram. I presume no advantage to 32gb? What ram speed would you go for? Looking to future proof to a degree but without paying for the latest motherboard given the budget

-any advice on keeping things cool n quiet?

 

Thanks so much (again)

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On 22/06/2019 at 07:38, Smurf said:

It says it right there in the first line. It is 1.8 ghz, so it is below min spec

It's not just about clock speed though.  My CPU is an intel i3 5th gen with 2.1GHz clock speed and runs FM comfortably.

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43 minutes ago, Mikeonhisboat said:

On another note - desktops.

I'm looking to upgrade my dated desktop too. I want something that can run a large number of FM leagues and large DB (though many can be on view only). Obviously hoping for reasonable processing speed but it doesn't need to always be super snappy as the career years progress (I remember the days of having a good book open alongside playing FM...)

I'll also be playing games like World of Warcraft (classic) and similar spec mmorpgs, but not the latest releases.

My budget will be £650-825. (£825 is def the max)

A few questions:

-Any big impact FMwise for going Intel i5/i7 vs AMD Ryzen equivalents?

-If intel, then FMwise, is i7 much faster than i5 for equivalent models?

-I'll likely go 16gb ram. I presume no advantage to 32gb? What ram speed would you go for? Looking to future proof to a degree but without paying for the latest motherboard given the budget

-any advice on keeping things cool n quiet?

 

Thanks so much (again)

There are new AMD processors releasing tomorrow so if you can wait a month or so I would wait to see benchmarks vs current Intel processors in games.

There is a benchmarking thread on this forum where you can see the difference between the i5/i7s.

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1 hour ago, ajt said:

There are new AMD processors releasing tomorrow so if you can wait a month or so I would wait to see benchmarks vs current Intel processors in games.

There is a benchmarking thread on this forum where you can see the difference between the i5/i7s.

Aha - re/AMD release - that's interesting news. I doubt i'll go for something as current as that. Likely stick with Ryzen 2000 series if AMD or intel 8th generation - but do you think it likely the release of the new series of AMD chips will mean a price drop in AMD 2000 series? I can wait a month or so if that seems on cards

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