born-to-win
9 years ago
4 years ago
365
Good evening forum.

Needing to buy a new laptop to play football manager, as my old one is on its last legs, and I aren't the most technologically gifted person, so looking for advice on what one to buy.

Now I know the details for the new FM hasn't been released, but I am hoping people can point in the right direction 🤞🏻.

Would any of the below be able to support FM?

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-stream-11-y050sa-11-6-laptop-aqua-blue-10152502-pdt.html

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-110s-11ibr-11-6-laptop-white-10156927-pdt.html

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/acer-cb3-131-11-6-chromebook-white-10146905-pdt.html

Also which one would be the best to go for to play FM?
VP.
11 years ago
3 days ago
25,265
The specs are similar to FM17 though the HD space needed has risen from 3GB to 7GB which is quite a jump, now I'm no expert but the three you have there are probably gonna struggle running FM at any real speed, certainly the full game though FM Touch may be ok. Obviously i know money is a big factor but if you could stretch to something between £300-£400 you would be fine, i still play on a 5 year old PC but luckily it was quite high spec back then but slowly running out of life now.

Below is the minimum specs

CPU: Intel Pentium 4, Intel Core or AMD Athlon – 2.2 GHz +
RAM: 2 GB
OS: Windows Vista (SP2), 7 (SP1), 8/8.1, 10 (1703/Creators Update) - 64-bit or 32-bit
VIDEO CARD: Intel GMA X4500, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or AMD/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 – 256MB VRAM
FREE DISK SPACE: 7 GB
born-to-win
9 years ago
4 years ago
365
Cheers VP.

I will be looking to run quite a few leagues at a good pace, so a better spec seems to be the best thing to do.

I was going to go and get a new laptop and FM17 at the weekend, but may well just wait while FM18 is out, and then go into PC World to sort it out.

Cheers for your advice though 👍🏻
HockeyBhoy
6 years ago
44 minutes ago
1,119
Premium
I would definitely get a new laptop which has at least 8GB of RAM....just like I did!
born-to-win
9 years ago
4 years ago
365
The specs are similar to FM17 though the HD space needed has risen from 3GB to 7GB which is quite a jump, now I'm no expert but the three you have there are probably gonna struggle running FM at any real speed, certainly the full game though FM Touch may be ok. Obviously i know money is a big factor but if you could stretch to something between £300-£400 you would be fine, i still play on a 5 year old PC but luckily it was quite high spec back then but slowly running out of life now.

Below is the minimum specs


I would definitely get a new laptop which has at least 8GB of RAM....just like I did!


What about this one lads?

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/dell-inspiron-15-5000-15-laptop-grey-10152066-pdt.html
HockeyBhoy
6 years ago
44 minutes ago
1,119
Premium
Looks decent to me
born-to-win
9 years ago
4 years ago
365
Cheers lads.

Would that cope easily with about eight nations opened, with most of the leagues activated and on a medium database?

Also I would want it not to struggle when I press continue.

Reason I ask is I went into PC World today and they said that one would struggle and I'd need a better spec laptop.
FM Base
9 years ago
9 months ago
188
Cheers lads.

Would that cope easily with about eight nations opened, with most of the leagues activated and on a medium database?

Also I would want it not to struggle when I press continue.

Reason I ask is I went into PC World today and they said that one would struggle and I'd need a better spec laptop.

My best mate literally works in PC Worlds - they get commission for big sales, he is literally upselling and bullshitting you.

It would run it fine, yeah, you wouldn't be able to load the entire database and maybe your 3D graphics would need to be turned down a notch, but other than that it's perfectly acceptable for FM.
iamadamsky
4 years ago
2 years ago
5
This one would be good.
You should get a Solid State HDD 8G Ram & a good Graphics Processor. I have a vg laptop but with a low end NVidia 610m card & i can just run it.
YouReyKarr
10 years ago
1 month ago
3


It does depend on whether you care about the 3D match engine. From the get go FM is a number crunching game which relies on CPU strength, then you add that these are coming from a database which is loaded into RAM. So the bigger the database the more RAM you're using and the more numbers being crunched. if you add the 3D match engine on top of that you are using the same CPU and RAM to process the graphics too...

Maybe my i7, GTX 1050i, 16GB Behemoth is overkill, but I'd never settle for anything less than an i5 in any build as the i3 may aswell be a celeron. and I would suggest getting 16GB of ram with a min of 8 (especially if you're gonna use graphic packs) if you can get a cheeky mobile GPU with dedicated RAM then you're laughing as you're splitting the load right off the bat.

Just my 2 cent's.

Oh and also, I dislike how much information you can view on 13" displays so opted for a 17" one, which isn't a must and 15" would of been fine. I dread to see an 11" display
BrendanBul
4 years ago
3 months ago
1
By VP. 20 September 2017 - 08:09 AM UTC

The specs are similar to the effectiveness of Phallosan Forte Plus though the HD space needed has risen from 3GB to 7GB which is quite a jump, now I'm no expert but the three you have there are probably gonna struggle running FM at any real speed, certainly the full game though FM Touch may be ok. Obviously i know money is a big factor but if you could stretch to something between £300-£400 you would be fine, i still play on a 5 year old PC but luckily it was quite high spec back then but slowly running out of life now.


Below is the minimum specs
I completely agree. If you can afford it, do what YouReyKarr is suggesting. I upgraded to a similar setup as his and I love it. You won't regret it.
bennytee
15 years ago
1 day ago
153
Premium
There is a thread dedicated to this over on the Sigames forums, don't get that i3 for that price for god sake, even a casual Google shows something like this Lenovo i5 with an SSD too for £415

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