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3 hours ago, ThreeFiveTwo said:

An i5 10th gen processor would surely be super quick in comparison to my current celeron n2830? 

Currently i can run 5 leagues on a small database with a half star start up rating! I'll take anything better than that.

It would be a lot better that's for sure - but I have no way of testing this processor - it has it's numbers and stats and all I can do is compare it to what the came needs and apply some judgement on it. 

I'm not an IT expert so I can only advise that it will be ok. 

We can compare using tools like this - https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/Intel-i5-1035G1-vs-Intel-Celeron-N2830/3558vs2213

It's a huge step up.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Weasek said:

I brought a Lenovo ideapad l340 for £659.with 4 gb graphic card,16 gb ram with 2.4 ghz i5-9300 h with 4.1 turbo.i wanted to give my impressions of it as I think you wont get much better for price.see picture below if the leagues I am running. So far it's been quick to process the days so maybe I could run more.the game engine looks really good too.i think the battery life could be definitely better tho as seems to run down quite quick.its my first lap top for fm so really happy with it.any one wants to know more just ask.i know far better lap tops out there but for the price which is reasonable I thought this might help a few people.i ordered this from Lenovo website &you can customize to suit

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Good stuff! Looks great.

2 hours ago, Gangor said:

@Smurf expressed some reservations about build quality. Can you give any insight on that?

Only in terms of comparing to the MSI that was requested alongside.

It's still true - it's a plastic casing brushed to look like metalic and it's designed as a workstation rather than a gaming laptop (in a lot of their cases).
MSI are more game-centric builds with better cooling solutions and aluminium cases. 

Lenovo are notorious for their cheaper alternative of plastic casing - part reason why I stopped recommending Medion laptops for a while, but they seem to have this sorted now so happy to re-recommend them.

But to be clear there were 2 laptops on show that day - and one was more game-centric than the other.

 

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On 29/04/2020 at 16:26, Paddy2201 said:

Hi there,

 

I am looking to get a new laptop to play FM20 on. I dont know anything about computers really so was just looking for some help.

Ideally I'd like to play 4 leagues but I've got used to only running 2. I only use the 2d highlights during the game. I could spend £900.

Thanks in advance

I was looking at this one

ACER NITRO 5

NH.Q59EK.006

  • Intel Core i5-9300H Quad-Core Processor
  • 15.6" Full HD IPS Screen
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • Dedicated GeForce GTX 1650 4GB Graphics
  • USB 3.1 Type-C | HDMI 2.0 | Bluetooth 5.0
  • NH.Q59EK.006

 

Any help would be appreciated. Sorry to be a pain

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7 minutes ago, Paddy2201 said:

Any help would be appreciated. Sorry to be a pain

That'll run the game no problem, and probably a fair number of leagues/nations more than the 4 you normally use.

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4 hours ago, Rookie FM said:

What Motherboard should I get if I am using AMD RYZEN 8 3900 CPU?

in the less expensive price range a good B450 like the Tomahawk from @Smurf 's list or if you need a MATX form factor (like the one you had originally) then the MSI Mortar MAX has good reviews: https://www.ebuyer.com/911265-msi-ryzen-b450m-mortar-max-am4-matx-motherboard-b450m-mortar-max?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9vLqnq2T6QIVQWHmCh3dVQffEAkYASABEgKTffD_BwE

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4 hours ago, Smurf said:

It's still true - it's a plastic casing brushed to look like metalic and it's designed as a workstation rather than a gaming laptop (in a lot of their cases).
MSI are more game-centric builds with better cooling solutions and aluminium cases. 

Lenovo are notorious for their cheaper alternative of plastic casing - part reason why I stopped recommending Medion laptops for a while, but they seem to have this sorted now so happy to re-recommend them.

But to be clear there were 2 laptops on show that day - and one was more game-centric than the other.

 

Not arguing with you at all. I've never actually used one so I wanted to know if the plastic construction you mentioned would have a major impact on the product from a user's point of view. I thought it would be relevant to anyone else considering this model. 

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1 hour ago, Paddy2201 said:

Any help would be appreciated. Sorry to be a pain

Also should you decide to try the 3D view you won't be disappointed with that either. 

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9 minutes ago, Paddy2201 said:

Good find! For the specs that's really good value. It will be significantly worse performance-wise than the other one you were looking at and wouldn't be nearly as suitable for 3D but it would easily run four leagues. Even 8 or 10 should be fine. Battery life is likely better.

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3 hours ago, Gangor said:

in the less expensive price range a good B450 like the Tomahawk from @Smurf 's list or if you need a MATX form factor (like the one you had originally) then the MSI Mortar MAX has good reviews: https://www.ebuyer.com/911265-msi-ryzen-b450m-mortar-max-am4-matx-motherboard-b450m-mortar-max?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9vLqnq2T6QIVQWHmCh3dVQffEAkYASABEgKTffD_BwE

Thanks Gangor  :-)

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17 minutes ago, Rookie FM said:

Thanks Gangor  :-)

To explain what you're getting, higher quality motherboards will be better able to provide the required amount of power to the processor without overheating their own components. This wouldn't prevent a cheaper processor like the DESH supporting the 3900x, but it would likely cause it to "thermal throttle" and run at a lower speed in some circumstances. Generally you'll also get some other features like faster networking, more and better I/O, support for more fans and more M.2 slots (for fast SSDs) too. 

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8 hours ago, Gangor said:

Good find! For the specs that's really good value. It will be significantly worse performance-wise than the other one you were looking at and wouldn't be nearly as suitable for 3D but it would easily run four leagues. Even 8 or 10 should be fine. Battery life is likely better.

Thanks Gangor, at the minute the 2 leagues i run have an estimated game speed of half a star so it should be better than that right? 

Thanks again

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Hello im looking for some recommendations for a new laptop to play FM20.


My budget is £1200, i want to have 20 or so leagues playable, download all graphics etc into the game (including the lower pyramid of the English leagues) , play a long save ie. 25+ seasons, the game to run at a reasonable speed, and run 3D match engine to its potential. Any help would be much appreciated. 
 

I will also by using the laptop pretty much solely to play FM20 and the occasional browse of the internet. 
 

Kind Regards, Carl. 

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55 minutes ago, Paddy2201 said:

Thanks Gangor, at the minute the 2 leagues i run have an estimated game speed of half a star so it should be better than that right? 

Thanks again

yes

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50 minutes ago, carlpne said:

Hello im looking for some recommendations for a new laptop to play FM20.


My budget is £1200, i want to have 20 or so leagues playable, download all graphics etc into the game (including the lower pyramid of the English leagues) , play a long save ie. 25+ seasons, the game to run at a reasonable speed, and run 3D match engine to its potential. Any help would be much appreciated. 
 

I will also by using the laptop pretty much solely to play FM20 and the occasional browse of the internet. 
 

Kind Regards, Carl. 

Purely based on the processor: https://www.box.co.uk/FA506IU-AL019T-ASUS-FA506IU-AL019T_2860285.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjJK58MuU6QIVFeztCh1kGgWdEAkYASABEgLt-PD_BwE

NB laptops with this processor are in the process of being released so you might find a cheaper/better one by waiting

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9 hours ago, Paddy2201 said:

 

9 hours ago, Gangor said:

Good find! For the specs that's really good value. It will be significantly worse performance-wise than the other one you were looking at and wouldn't be nearly as suitable for 3D but it would easily run four leagues. Even 8 or 10 should be fine. Battery life is likely better.

I agree - good find - but it's nowhere as good as the previous find. 

Buy cheap - buy twice! 

Moral of the story get the best you can afford and you'll save money down the line. 

 

 

49 minutes ago, carlpne said:

Hello im looking for some recommendations for a new laptop to play FM20.


My budget is £1200, i want to have 20 or so leagues playable, download all graphics etc into the game (including the lower pyramid of the English leagues) , play a long save ie. 25+ seasons, the game to run at a reasonable speed, and run 3D match engine to its potential. Any help would be much appreciated. 

I will also by using the laptop pretty much solely to play FM20 and the occasional browse of the internet. 

Kind Regards, Carl. 

Off the shelf - best processor I can see at your price range - https://www.box.co.uk/FA506IU-AL019T-ASUS-FA506IU-AL019T_2860285.html
Graphics card again is overkill for FM.

Off the shelf - best graphics card in your price range https://www.box.co.uk/81SX00R0UK-Lenovo-Legion-Y540-15_2834992.html
But way overkill for FM but good for other games too. Processor will be no problem doing what you want.

Either would be fine.

 

 

 

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49 minutes ago, Smurf said:

Buy cheap - buy twice! 

Moral of the story get the best you can afford and you'll save money down the line. 

Well, to an extent. For computer hardware, the cost increases quickly for small increases in performance, so often buying a mid range system now and then another one in 2-3 years will give you a better experience overall than buying a top of the line system now and expecting to use it for 5 or 6 years. Tech ages quickly. If you look at a top end gaming laptop from 5 years ago it would be handily beaten by current mid range systems. 

Check out this difference between two generations. The i7 7700HQ was top of the line for laptops a couple of years ago whereas the i5 9300H is entry level for gaming PCs now. I know which one I'd prefer. https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/Intel-i5-9300H-vs-Intel-i7-7700HQ/3448vs2906

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3 minutes ago, Gangor said:

Well, to an extent. For computer hardware, the cost increases quickly for small increases in performance, so often buying a mid range system now and then another one in 2-3 years will give you a better experience overall than buying a top of the line system now and expecting to use it for 5 or 6 years. Tech ages quickly. If you look at a top end gaming laptop from 5 years ago it would be handily beaten by current mid range systems. 

Check out this difference between two generations. The i7 7700HQ was top of the line for laptops a couple of years ago whereas the i5 9300H is entry level for gaming PCs now. I know which one I'd prefer. https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/Intel-i5-9300H-vs-Intel-i7-7700HQ/3448vs2906

I know the difference. 

And in this instance the increase is far from small increase. There's a huge difference in buying a low end system now compared to a mid-range system now. If the user I was talking to bought the cheaper laptop they would be buying again in 2-3 years time - or even sooner as next years FM or years after (2 years) would likely struggle. If they buy the other one they would easily get 4-6 years out of it - that's double the time.

An i5 9300H is not an entry level for gaming PCs - in fact it's overkill - most games don't require a fast processor. FM is different as it's a database game and processes lots of data.

Here's a guide buying a gaming laptop
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-laptop-buying-guide,5689.html

And typically for a gaming laptop the GPU performance is preferred over the CPU. 

BUT FM is not a typical game - it's database driven and requires a good processor over GPU.

 

And the thing is - in every single guide out there - the advice is to buy the best processor you can afford - it's pretty simple. If you're suggesting anything other than the best processor then there's hardly any point is there.

General rule of thumb is to buy the Best Processor and Best Graphics card you can afford - as these typically cannot be upgraded in the laptop.

RAM and Hard Drive are two components that are easily upgraded so you can go with a decent 8gb RAM and any hard drive (as SSD has no significant speed improvements for FM). 

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1 hour ago, Smurf said:

I know the difference. 

And in this instance the increase is far from small increase. There's a huge difference in buying a low end system now compared to a mid-range system now. If the user I was talking to bought the cheaper laptop they would be buying again in 2-3 years time - or even sooner as next years FM or years after (2 years) would likely struggle. If they buy the other one they would easily get 4-6 years out of it - that's double the time.

An i5 9300H is not an entry level for gaming PCs - in fact it's overkill - most games don't require a fast processor. FM is different as it's a database game and processes lots of data.

Here's a guide buying a gaming laptop
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-laptop-buying-guide,5689.html

And typically for a gaming laptop the GPU performance is preferred over the CPU. 

BUT FM is not a typical game - it's database driven and requires a good processor over GPU.

 

And the thing is - in every single guide out there - the advice is to buy the best processor you can afford - it's pretty simple. If you're suggesting anything other than the best processor then there's hardly any point is there.

General rule of thumb is to buy the Best Processor and Best Graphics card you can afford - as these typically cannot be upgraded in the laptop.

RAM and Hard Drive are two components that are easily upgraded so you can go with a decent 8gb RAM and any hard drive (as SSD has no significant speed improvements for FM). 

Thank you guys very much, the problem is the budget i had in mind and the budget someone else had in mind were very different so it will probably be the cheaper one this time. 

Thank you guys again for you help i will definitely be using this forum again

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Hi all, 

Based on what I’ve read in this thread, I assume this should be decent and last a few years...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Razer-Stealth-Ultrabook-Display-Aluminium/dp/B07XFCZQJ9/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=razer+stealth+13&qid=1588417694&sprefix=razer+st&sr=8-3

Cheers!

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I'm looking for a bit of help.

My daughter had decided to spill a full cup of juice over my laptop and it's completely dead. When I boot it up it's saying boot device not found and no hard drive installed. From the information I have found its not looking good.

I have been looking to get a new laptop for while now this has confirmed it. My budget is £650 I have been looking at the below laptops.

https://www.box.co.uk/FX505DD-BQ121T-ASUS-FX505DD-BQ121T_2902781.html

https://www.box.co.uk/5YY93EAABU-HP-Pavilion-Gaming-15-ec0019na_2916989.html

I'm just wondering if anyone can help me out with your advice if either of the two would be good for FM20? 

I totally agree with its all about finding your balance to play Football Manager. I'm not too fussed about having a lot of leagues loaded up just as long it runs quick. 

Any advice is very much appreciated. If you can recommend me to look at a different laptop for my budget apart from the two I have linked that would be brilliant. 

Thank you

Keep safe

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22 minutes ago, cbncfc said:

Hi all, 

Based on what I’ve read in this thread, I assume this should be decent and last a few years...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Razer-Stealth-Ultrabook-Display-Aluminium/dp/B07XFCZQJ9/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=razer+stealth+13&qid=1588417694&sprefix=razer+st&sr=8-3

Cheers!

It's a notebook - it doesn't say what processor it is and I can't really guess at it. 

Looks ok - no graphics card but that's ok for FM just need to play on low settings. you can get an external GPU for it if needed.

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18 minutes ago, Sundance Kid said:

I'm looking for a bit of help.

My daughter had decided to spill a full cup of juice over my laptop and it's completely dead. When I boot it up it's saying boot device not found and no hard drive installed. From the information I have found its not looking good.

I have been looking to get a new laptop for while now this has confirmed it. My budget is £650 I have been looking at the below laptops.

https://www.box.co.uk/FX505DD-BQ121T-ASUS-FX505DD-BQ121T_2902781.html

https://www.box.co.uk/5YY93EAABU-HP-Pavilion-Gaming-15-ec0019na_2916989.html

I'm just wondering if anyone can help me out with your advice if either of the two would be good for FM20? 

I totally agree with its all about finding your balance to play Football Manager. I'm not too fussed about having a lot of leagues loaded up just as long it runs quick. 

Any advice is very much appreciated. If you can recommend me to look at a different laptop for my budget apart from the two I have linked that would be brilliant. 

Thank you

Keep safe

They literally have the same specs. And it would fine for FM.

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1 minute ago, Smurf said:

They literally have the same specs. And it would fine for FM.

Brilliant thank you for your help.

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25 minutes ago, Smurf said:

It's a notebook - it doesn't say what processor it is and I can't really guess at it. 

Looks ok - no graphics card but that's ok for FM just need to play on low settings. you can get an external GPU for it if needed.

Quad-Core 10th Gen Intel®Core™ i7-1065G7  

16gb dual channel ram

Don’t tend to watch games in 3d

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2 minutes ago, cbncfc said:

Quad-Core 10th Gen Intel®Core™ i7-1065G7  

16gb dual channel ram

Don’t tend to watch games in 3d

It's ok - but not amazing - is there a reason you're going for a notebook - it's a lot of money for that you could get a 15 inch laptop with much better specs.

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22 minutes ago, Smurf said:

It's ok - but not amazing - is there a reason you're going for a notebook - it's a lot of money for that you could get a 15 inch laptop with much better specs.

Personal and work laptops are both 13inch, so I’m used to the form factor and like the portability (I’m on trains a lot).

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40 minutes ago, cbncfc said:

Personal and work laptops are both 13inch, so I’m used to the form factor and like the portability (I’m on trains a lot).

Well then this would be good so.

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Hi, I‘ve just got a paycheque and want to buy football manager and a laptop but I have literally no idea what I’m doing, I was looking at this laptop https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-11-v051na-11-6-chromebook-intel-celeron-16-gb-emmc-grey-10182348-pdt.html but am unsure if this would run it, if not could anyone help me out and link a laptop for me, budget is £100-£400, thank you in advance :))

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1 hour ago, niallt said:

Hi, I‘ve just got a paycheque and want to buy football manager and a laptop but I have literally no idea what I’m doing, I was looking at this laptop https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-11-v051na-11-6-chromebook-intel-celeron-16-gb-emmc-grey-10182348-pdt.html but am unsure if this would run it, if not could anyone help me out and link a laptop for me, budget is £100-£400, thank you in advance :))

FM is not available for Chromebooks / ChromeOS so no, you need a Windows laptop. Not really a laptop person myself but at the very top of your budget you might be able to get something that can handle FM at a decent level.

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3 hours ago, niallt said:

Hi, I‘ve just got a paycheque and want to buy football manager and a laptop but I have literally no idea what I’m doing, I was looking at this laptop https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-11-v051na-11-6-chromebook-intel-celeron-16-gb-emmc-grey-10182348-pdt.html but am unsure if this would run it, if not could anyone help me out and link a laptop for me, budget is £100-£400, thank you in advance :))

https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/asus-ryzen-5-3500u-8gb-1tb-hdd-256gb-ssd-15.6-inch-windows-10-fhd-laptop-x512da-ej1021t/version.asp

This was found by someone else earlier in the thread. This spec would usually cost £500 upwards, so this is pretty good value

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2 hours ago, Gangor said:

https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/asus-ryzen-5-3500u-8gb-1tb-hdd-256gb-ssd-15.6-inch-windows-10-fhd-laptop-x512da-ej1021t/version.asp

This was found by someone else earlier in the thread. This spec would usually cost £500 upwards, so this is pretty good value

thank you for the help mate, is this one okay just i have a voucher for currys, thank you for the help :)) https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/asus-e203ma-11-6-laptop-intel-celeron-64-gb-emmc-grey-10204221-pdt.html

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49 minutes ago, niallt said:

thank you for the help mate, is this one okay just i have a voucher for currys, thank you for the help :)) https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/asus-e203ma-11-6-laptop-intel-celeron-64-gb-emmc-grey-10204221-pdt.html

It is below minimum spec, I would expect it struggle to run the game, if at all working for the match.

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1 hour ago, niallt said:

thank you for the help mate, is this one okay just i have a voucher for currys, thank you for the help :)) https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/asus-e203ma-11-6-laptop-intel-celeron-64-gb-emmc-grey-10204221-pdt.html

Like @EdL says, although if you decide to play via Stadia it could be okay.

 

Edit: Just looking through the Curry's website, the best you're going to find within your budget is an i3/Ryzen 3 for around £350. That would run FM, but don't expect to run a load of leagues or to run 3D matches at full detail. Be careful too - they are offering laptops that are several years old as new - this one has a five year old processor in it: https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/geo-book3si-13-3-laptop-intel-core-i3-128-gb-ssd-silver-10193308-pdt.html

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8 hours ago, Gangor said:

Like @EdL says, although if you decide to play via Stadia it could be okay.

 

 

I'm not 100% on this - Stadia looks ok - but you've already bought the game - do you have to buy it again on Stadia? I mean - if you have bought it and installed it on Steam - Steam is not available on Stadia, right? So you would have to buy the game again? 

Anyway - off point here... 

15 hours ago, niallt said:

Hi, I‘ve just got a paycheque and want to buy football manager and a laptop but I have literally no idea what I’m doing, I was looking at this laptop https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-11-v051na-11-6-chromebook-intel-celeron-16-gb-emmc-grey-10182348-pdt.html but am unsure if this would run it, if not could anyone help me out and link a laptop for me, budget is £100-£400, thank you in advance :))

https://www.box.co.uk/82C500G5UK-Lenovo-V15_2860912.html

Review of processor is here https://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Core-i3-1005G1-Laptop-Processor-Ice-Lake.423869.0.html

I wouldn't expect much from it - but at £400 you're not really going to get something amazing.

If you could add another £200 to it then £600 could get you something a good bit better.

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Hello,

Thanks in advance for any help.

Firstly I am definitely on a small budget.  Ideally I don’t want to spend more than £200-300.  I appreciate this might be a big ask but I’m open to refurbished laptops etc.

I am looking for a decent laptop to play FM20 on please. 

I only ever use 2D so I’m not bothered about the 3D graphics one bit.  As well as this, I don’t tend to load more than a few leagues, usually only England down to league 2 or the conference.

 

Ideally I will be able to use Microsoft excel and stream Netflix etc, not at the same time.

 

sorry if I appear very basic I’m no good with laptops or computers at all.

 

does anyone have any suggestions please?

 

thanks again

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I am clueless when it comes to computers. I have a new PC on the way with these specs:

 

System: Intel Core i5-9400F Processor (6 Cores, 2.90GHz Base, 4.10GHz Turbo, 9MB Cache)  

16GB 2400MHz DDR4 RAM | 240GB SATA-III SSD | 1TB 7200RPM SATA-III HDD

Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB Graphics Card | HDMI 2.0, DVI-D, Displayport | 550W 80+ Certified Gaming Power Supply

 

 

I'm just wondering if anyone could guesstimate how many leagues I would be able to load with a large database?

 

 

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35 minutes ago, RHKC said:

Hi, I posted in the 'new laptop/PC's thread a few days ago but got no replies so here goes..

 

I am clueless when it comes to computers. I have a new PC on the way with these specs:

 

System: Intel Core i5-9400F Processor (6 Cores, 2.90GHz Base, 4.10GHz Turbo, 9MB Cache)  

16GB 2400MHz DDR4 RAM | 240GB SATA-III SSD | 1TB 7200RPM SATA-III HDD

Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB Graphics Card | HDMI 2.0, DVI-D, Displayport | 550W 80+ Certified Gaming Power Supply

 

 

I'm just wondering if anyone could guesstimate how many leagues I would be able to load with a large database?

 

Thank you!

As many leagues as you want. Specs don't stop you from loading more leagues, it just dictates how quickly it'll run, and we can't really tell you how quickly a specific computer will process a given number of nations/leagues.

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Buenos días, quiero adquirir una laptop que pueda correr el football manager 2020 pero no me queda claro el tema de la tarjeta de video. Podrian indicarme si alguno de los siguientes modelos soportaria el juego:

Notebook HP 14-CM0004 14" A6 4GB 1TB

PROCESADOR: 7ª generación de procesador AMD A6-9225 Dual-Core
RAM: 4GB
TARJETA DE VIDEO: Gráficas AMD Radeon™ R4

Lenovo Laptop Ideapad S145 14" AMD Ryzen 3 1TB 8GB

PROCESADOR: AMD Ryzen 3 3200U Dual-Core
RAM: 8GB
TARJETA DE VIDEO: AMD Radeon Vega 3

Notebook ASUS X543MA-GQ571T 15.6" Intel Celeron 4GB

PROCESADOR:  N-4000
RAM: 4GB
TARJETA DE VIDEO: INTEL® HD GRAPHICS 600

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Good morning, I want to buy a laptop that can be run by the football manager 2020 but the subject of the video card is not clear to me. Could you tell me if any of the following models would support the game:

HP 14-CM0004 14 "A6 4GB 1TB Notebook

PROCESSOR: 7th Generation AMD A6-9225 Dual-Core Processor
RAM: 4GB
VIDEO CARD: AMD Radeon ™ R4 Graphics

Lenovo Laptop Ideapad S145 14 "AMD Ryzen 3 1TB 8GB

PROCESSOR: AMD Ryzen 3 3200U Dual-Core
RAM: 8GB
VIDEO CARD: AMD Radeon Vega 3

ASUS X543MA-GQ571T 15.6 "Intel Celeron 4GB Notebook

PROCESSOR: N-4000
RAM: 4GB
VIDEO CARD: INTEL® HD GRAPHICS 600

 

 

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Hi guys

I am looking to buy a new laptop as my old one is on its last legs. Currently I run 4-5 leagues on a half star rating.  I was hoping someone could check these 3 laptops that I'm looking at and advise please?

https://uk.store.asus.com/asus-vivobook-s-s532fa-bq064t-pc-portable-15-fhd-intel-core-i5-8265u-ram-8go-512go-ssd-pcie-32go-ssd-optane-h10-teton-glacier-windows-10.html

Or

https://www.argos.co.uk/product/7816204?rec=PDP[7821172]:bottomSlider:P6:OHAT:alternative:7816204:7oHvVH9vo8MQRRtzNVfC

Or 

https://www.box.co.uk/8PL55EAABU-HP-Pavilion-Gaming-15-cx0019na_2891397.html

https://www.box.co.uk/5YY93EAABU-HP-Pavilion-Gaming-15-ec0019na_2916989.html

I'd probably go for one of the 2 at box.co.uk but I have never used that site before and having checked them out on trust pilot, they have a lot of good reviews but plenty of very recent bad ones that make me nervous,  especially dropping that kind of cash on them. Does anyone have any experience with them?

Many thanks for any advice anyone can/will give.

Jono

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Good morning, I want to buy a laptop that can be run by the football manager 2020 but the subject of the video card is not clear to me. Could you tell me if any of the following models would support the game:

HP 14-CM0004 14 "A6 4GB 1TB Notebook

PROCESSOR: 7th Generation AMD A6-9225 Dual-Core Processor
RAM: 4GB
VIDEO CARD: AMD Radeon ™ R4 Graphics

Lenovo Laptop Ideapad S145 14 "AMD Ryzen 3 1TB 8GB

PROCESSOR: AMD Ryzen 3 3200U Dual-Core
RAM: 8GB
VIDEO CARD: AMD Radeon Vega 3

ASUS X543MA-GQ571T 15.6 "Intel Celeron 4GB Notebook

PROCESSOR: N-4000
RAM: 4GB
VIDEO CARD: INTEL® HD GRAPHICS 600

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18 hours ago, Gangor said:

Like @EdL says, although if you decide to play via Stadia it could be okay.

 

Edit: Just looking through the Curry's website, the best you're going to find within your budget is an i3/Ryzen 3 for around £350. That would run FM, but don't expect to run a load of leagues or to run 3D matches at full detail. Be careful too - they are offering laptops that are several years old as new - this one has a five year old processor in it: https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/geo-book3si-13-3-laptop-intel-core-i3-128-gb-ssd-silver-10193308-pdt.html

thank you mate can go up to £500/£600 if there is anything better on currys?

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Good morning, I want to buy a laptop that can be run by the football manager 2020 but the subject of the video card is not clear to me. Could you tell me if any of the following models would support the game:

HP 14-CM0004 14 "A6 4GB 1TB Notebook

PROCESSOR: 7th Generation AMD A6-9225 Dual-Core Processor
RAM: 4GB
VIDEO CARD: AMD Radeon ™ R4 Graphics

Lenovo Laptop Ideapad S145 14 "AMD Ryzen 3 1TB 8GB

PROCESSOR: AMD Ryzen 3 3200U Dual-Core
RAM: 8GB
VIDEO CARD: AMD Radeon Vega 3

ASUS X543MA-GQ571T 15.6 "Intel Celeron 4GB Notebook

PROCESSOR: N-4000
RAM: 4GB
VIDEO CARD: INTEL® HD GRAPHICS 600

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20 hours ago, ccfc_joe said:

Hello,

Thanks in advance for any help.

Firstly I am definitely on a small budget.  Ideally I don’t want to spend more than £200-300.  I appreciate this might be a big ask but I’m open to refurbished laptops etc.

I am looking for a decent laptop to play FM20 on please. 

I only ever use 2D so I’m not bothered about the 3D graphics one bit.  As well as this, I don’t tend to load more than a few leagues, usually only England down to league 2 or the conference.

 

Ideally I will be able to use Microsoft excel and stream Netflix etc, not at the same time.

 

sorry if I appear very basic I’m no good with laptops or computers at all.

 

does anyone have any suggestions please?

 

thanks again

After thinking this through, I should maybe stretchy budget to around £500.

Do you think I will get more for my money with a desktop computer as I am now leaning towards this way.

 

From what I have read, providing I have 8/16 GB RAM, at least i5 processor and 250GB SSD then I’ll be fine?

 

Thanks.

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5 hours ago, ccfc_joe said:

After thinking this through, I should maybe stretchy budget to around £500.

Do you think I will get more for my money with a desktop computer as I am now leaning towards this way.

 

From what I have read, providing I have 8/16 GB RAM, at least i5 processor and 250GB SSD then I’ll be fine?

 

Thanks.

Yes you'd get a better experience on a desktop - taking into account the inconvenience also. If you already have a monitor and peripherals it should also be a lot cheaper.  In terms of budget options, you might consider a system with a Ryzen 3 3200g. Here's an example spec from BOX, though you could get something similar from many suppliers: https://www.box.co.uk/create-your-own-custom-pc?s=2886668,2609300,2657467,2568864,2417424,2869516,1556441

A couple of things to note - I've chosen a high quality motherboard which is far overkill for this processor. The reason is that CPUs compatible with this board will be getting a lot cheaper in the next couple of years and it would be a great upgrade to grab one second hand (or maybe new as old stock) in a couple of years and add in a modern graphics card. Also I chose a single 8GB DIMM of RAM because Box doesn't offer the option of 2x4GB. That would be a better choice if you can find it as it will mean more memory bandwidth and better performance. Lastly, I didn't add Windows. Typically you'll be charged around £100 for this on a new PC, but it's trivial to download the installation files from Windows.com and buy a much cheaper licence somewhere else. 

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