Best laptop to buy

skippieskippie Forumite
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Hi all,

Looking for a gaming laptop- Football Manager, like to play quite extensively and have a budget of around £600?

Anyone got any idea? I am not very good with these contraptions.

All advice appreciated.

Thanks


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  • CycrowCycrow Forumite
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    You shouldn't need anything super powerful for Football Manager. Just make sure it has a dedicated GPU in. The matches are awful and unplayable when running on the build in intel cards, but works fine when using the GT650M.

    Id also suggest an i5/i7 rather than an i3 or slower. The extra processing power will reduce the time spend loading between days
  • Cisco001Cisco001 Forumite
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    MSI CX61 (15.6")/ MSI CX70 (17.3") £580 @ saveonlaptops
    i5-4210M, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, GT 940m
  • skippieskippie Forumite
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    Thanks for the advice,

    Is the MSI better than these cube laptops?

    Cube Chameleon CZ-5840
    CB-CZ5840-756MF

    Cube Chameleon CZ-5840
    CB-CZ5840-1010SP

    Both on the saveonlaptops website and at £600?
    Original 35 year mortgage: January 2016, £306,000
    January 2022 : £198,000 (£30k saving pot split equally between cash and alternative investments)

    January 2022: 2x £3k child ISA.
  • CycrowCycrow Forumite
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    Those Cube's have a better processor, but the MSI has a better gpu. For generally gaming, the MSi will be slightly better (althou not much in it)

    however, for football manager, the cube would be better, as the Quad core cpu will make the most difference
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  • motorguymotorguy Forumite
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    Cisco001 wrote: »
    MSI CX61 (15.6")/ MSI CX70 (17.3") £580 @ saveonlaptops
    i5-4210M, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, GT 940m

    Thats a good spec for the price and more than adequate for most.

    I got an Alienware 13 from https://www.dell.co.uk/outlet

    Theres currently four on there the same spec as mine

    Alienware 13
    Alienware 13
    Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4210U processor (3M Cache, up to 2.7 GHz)
    Windows® 8.1
    8 GB DDR3 Memory 1600MHz (2 DIMMs)
    1 TB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM)
    No Optical Device
    13.3 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS-Panel Anti-Glare Display
    Graphics: 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
    Back Up Media Not Included
    Steam Factory Installed
    Windows® 8.1 (64 Bit) English
    Killer 1525 802.11ac 2x2 WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1
    LCD Back Cover
    52 WHr, 4-Cell Battery
    Internal English Keyboard

    for £635+VAT.

    RRP on their main website is over £1,000
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