|Hello everyone, I hope you are all well. |
I am considering buying a laptop - I don't really need one as I have a PC which I am more than happy with but for times when I want to be elsewhere than the computer room it would be nice to be able to bring a laptop around with me.
My budget is to £450 and ideally what I want for a laptop is nothing too fancy, but something that will handle intensive Excel spreadsheets that my work requires much use of, modest disk space, the general ability to browse the web, use email etc etc without things being slow or laggy, and perhaps most importantly the ability to play the computer game Football Manager 2011. I will detail out the specs for this game at the end.
I can see plenty of laptops around the £450 mark that are similar in processor, RAM and graphics card but my concern lies with the graphics card. Many are either Intel GMA X4500M or ATI Radeon HD 4250, both of which I'm unsure can handle this game and this is what I want the laptop to be able to do - I can use my PC for other games.
Can anyone please give me some advice as to whether or not graphics cards like these will run a game like this, or indeed if anyone knows of laptops that would run this game that are under the £450 mark (I'd stretch to £479 max)?
Thanks a lot everyone, have a good day,
Example of standard laptop in the price range that I see:
FM 2011 Specs :
Minimum hardware requirements:
Operating system: Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7
Processor / CPU: 1.4GHz or faster for XP, 2.0GHz or faster for Vista or Windows 7
Memory / RAM: 512MB for XP, 1 GB for Vista or Windows 7
VGA: Nvidia GeForce FX 5900 Ultra or greater / ATI Radeon 9800 or greater / Intel 82915G/82910GL or greater. Earlier cards may only display 2D Match Viewer Mode and are not supported
Hard Drive: 2GB
Intel Processor - Celeron E1200 Dual-Core 1.6GHz
AMD Processor - Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core QL-60
Nvidia Graphics Card - GeForce GT 230
ATI Graphics Card - Radeon X800 XT
RAM Memory - 1.5 GB
Hard Disk Space - 2 GB
Direct X - 9