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Laptop question

Started on 25 March 2012 by Nickbonista
Latest Reply on 25 March 2012 by Evo
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Pretty much any brand new laptop will do reasonably well, as FM isn't an absolute killer in terms of using all of your computer resources like some of the graphics-intensive games are. 6gig of RAM is good, as if you play a game that lasts a few years, it seems to use progressively more.

Just as a general comment, not claiming either of these two would disqualify the laptop from being good: the Core i3 is the low end of the Intel processor line, you might want to look for an i5; and it looks like these have integrated graphics which still isn't as performant as the discrete graphics boards from Nvidia or ATI (of course the latter will also make your laptop double as a heating plate to warm your leftovers and cook your "private parts" :) ).

For some years Sports Interactive used to claim FM isn't officially supported on laptops, but since everyone uses laptops instead of desktops these days I assume they've backed off that position (I haven't looked for the last two editions, to be honest).
Both laptops will be more than fine to run fm12, they're both more powerful than mine and I'm more than happy with the speed my laptop runs FM.

If I were to buy a new laptop now I'd be looking to get an i5 rather than an i3 though and would rather have an i5 with 4GB RAM rather than i3 with 6GB RAM.

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