Laptop help - what specs should I look for?

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Posted 17th Apr
Hi,

Just wanted to know if anyone knew any good laptop for around 400£ ? Don't have to be new, I've been looking on eBay lately but don't really know what I should look for. So even if you know what specs I should look for, that'll be a lot of help already.

It'll be essentially to play the Sims 4 (got almost all the expansions packs tho) and do some office work as I need to write my thesis but my current laptop keeps freezing mid work.

thanks!
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For £400 you should be able to get 256gb ssd, i5 or ryzen 5, 8gb ram.
hotukdeals.com/dea…256

Looks great for the price, check out the codes to bring the price down but it's still above your budget.

The one thing i'm not sure on is whether ryzen integrated graphics is good enough for sim4 and the expansion packs.

What spec is your old laptop? If it's half decent then it might be worth trying some easy fixes on it.
This article is a good start
laptopmag.com/uk/…s-4

and I found this too




The Sims 4 system requirements
Thursday, 23 January 2020
PC These are the requirements for The Sims 4 base game, no expansions included.

Minimum

  • Operating system: 64 Bit Required. Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent (For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62 or equivalent)
  • Memory (RAM): At least 4 GB RAM
  • Hard drive (free space): At least 15 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games.
  • DVD drive: DVD-ROM drive required for installation from disc only
  • Graphics card (video): 128 MB of Video RAM and support for Pixel Shader 3.0
    • Supported Graphics cards: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better, ATI Radeon X1300 or better, Intel GMA X4500 or better
  • DirectX version: DirectX 9.0,10 and 11 Compatible
  • Input: Keyboard and mouse
  • Internet connection: Required for game activation and optional for game updates
Recommended

  • Operating system: 64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
  • Processor: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
  • Memory (RAM): 4 GB RAM
  • Hard drive (free space): At least 18 GB of free space.
  • DVD drive: DVD-ROM drive required for installation from disc only
  • Graphics card (video): NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
  • Direct X version: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
  • Input: Keyboard and mouse
  • Internet connection: Required for game activation and optional for game updates
Edited by: "tardytortoise" 17th Apr
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