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What Windows Laptop to Buy for FM22

Owais picks 4+3 laptops that can handle Football Manager 2022. Laptop choices for various budgets, ranging from under 300 and up to over 1200. Personal opinion.

By on Oct 06, 2021   17818 views   1 comments
Advice - What Windows Laptop to Buy for FM22
With the Football Manager 2022 release date rapidly approaching on November 9th, this is one of the most frequently asked questions that we get on our Facebook group.

However big or small your budget may be, you will most definitely find a machine that will suit your budget.

Though we highly recommend that you don’t skimp on such a key investment. A good amount invested will easily take you through the next 5 Football Managers at least.

Picks and commentary by Owais Khwaja

FM22 System Requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system.
  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit, 8/8.1, 10.
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 or AMD Athlon 64 1.8GHz+
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM.
  • Graphics: Intel GMA X4500, NVIDIA GeForece 9600M GT, AMD/ATI Mobility Raedon HD 3650 - 256MB VRAM.
  • DirectX: Version 11.
  • Storage: 7 GB available space.

When it comes to the processor, we advise anything above an Intel Core i5 Processor of a newer generation. With such a processor, you should be set for a couple of years.

FM2022 doesn’t use a lot of RAM but if you plan to multitask, for example, do web browsing, listening to music or something else while a game is going on then you need a minimum of 8GB RAM.

If you have 10 Chrome windows open while you’re playing FM22 then we advise not going bellow 16GB of RAM.

The whole set up depends on how you use your laptop and if you do anything else besides playing FM22 on it.

1) Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576G-5762

Equipped with the 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U Processor (Up to 3.4GHz) you won’t have any trouble running Football Manager 2022 on this laptop. It comes with 8GB Dual Channel Memory and a 256GB SSD hard drive.

The graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce MX150 with 2 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM. The boot will be super fast and the 3D match engine for FM22 will run smoothly.

The Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576G-5762 is a really nice looking 15.6-inch laptop. The display is a widescreen LED-lit IPS Display. The maximum display resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Price: Around 230 GBP

2) Asus Vivobook S15 S512FL-PB52

If you’re doing heavy gaming, the battery on this laptop Asus Vivobook S15 S512FL-PB52 is another laptop with the 8th generation Intel Core i5-8265u processor (6M Cache, up to 3.9 GHz).

The graphics are Nvidia GeForce MX250 graphics. With 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD hard drive you won’t have any problems running FM22 or any comparable game.

The most beautiful thing about this laptop is the 15.6 inch Full HD 4 Way NanoEdge bezel display with a stunning 87% screen-to-body ratio. The classic silver-metal gives you a sleek and sophisticated look.

If you’re doing heavy gaming, the battery on this laptop will only last for about an hour.

But since we are talking about Football Manager 2022 here and you know you are going to play hours and hours without even realizing it, it’s better to just keep it plugged in.

Price: Around 550 GBP

3) Lenovo Ideapad L340 81LK00HDUS

We are raising the stakes with this laptop. Lenovo Ideapad L340 81LK00HDUS comes with the 9th generation i5-9300H processor and a whopping 512 GB NVMe SSD hard drive. There is space to add another SSD if you want to but there is probably no need.

With the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 and 8GB DDR4 RAM you will experience FM22 like never before. The 15.6-inch screen delivers a stunning full HD IPS display with 1920 x 1080 resolution.

If you decide to use this laptop for work, you can choose the option to “turn off” the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 and the battery will last for about 5 hours. With the graphics card turned on and gaming at maximum settings, you can get about 2 hours out of the battery.

Price: For $700 this is probably the best laptop you will find.

4) Omen by HP 15-dc1020nr

The best and most expensive laptop on this list is the Omen by HP 15-dc1020nr.

It comes with the 9th generation Intel core i7-9750h processor, 6-Core, up to 4.5GHz for superior gaming performance.

The graphics card – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (6 GB GDDR5 dedicated) is part of the award-winning NVIDIA Turing™ architecture. It’s up to 1.4 times more power-efficient than previous versions. You will enjoy gaming like never before.

There is 8 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM (upgradable with 2 accessible memory slots) and a 256 GB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive in this monster of a laptop.

Not only will you be able to play Football Manager 2022 with ease, but you will also play all the latest games on full detail without sacrificing performance.

The display is a 15.6-inch diagonal FHD IPS Anti-Glare micro-edge WLED-backlit with maximum resolution 1920 x 1080.

This is a July 2019 model and is a full-fledged gaming laptop.

Price: A bit on the pricey side but well worth every single penny! (Around 1200GBP)

Worthy mentions:

HP EliteBook 840 G3 14" HD Ultrabook
Core i5 6200U up to 2.8GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Wireless 11ac & Bluetooth 4.2, Windows 10 Pro
Price: 360GBP

HP 15s-fq2003sa 15.6" Laptop
Intel Pentium Gold 4GB 128GB SSD Full HD Windows 10 Home S, Silver
Price: 330GBP

ASUS Strix G15 G513IE 144Hz Full HD 15.6" Gaming Laptop
AMD Ryzen 7-4700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050Ti, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, Windows 10
Price: 950GBP

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Discussion: What Windows Laptop to Buy for FM22

1 comments have been posted so far.

  • anton1891's avatar
    a laptop with a i5-8300H ~ 2,3 ghz
    1050 gtx
    8gb ram

    will it run FM22 good with facepacks, kits, logos etc, mostly only playing 1-3 nations or will it be slow in loading etc?
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