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Offline Unicorn96

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Need a laptop that supports the sims 4
« on: March 13, 2018, 05:02:57 PM »
Hi
I need a cheap laptop to play the sims 4 on
The laptop will only really be used to play the sims and maybe the occasional internet browse
I saw this laptop and was going to get it but could someone please let me know if it will work with the sims?
https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-15-bw054sa-15-6-laptop-grey-10164662-pdt.html
 
Thanks in Advance!!

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Re: Need a laptop that supports the sims 4
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 06:07:35 PM »
This will not run Sims 4. The AMD A processors aren't made for gaming they are more of a daily task, office/school type. It also doesn't have dedicated video card or adequate cooling to play games.

Here's one that I found with the link you provided that is better than recommended specs.

DELL Inspiron 15 5000 15.6" Gaming Laptop - Black
https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/dell-inspiron-15-5000-15-6-gaming-laptop-black-10164853-pdt.html

Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ processor
RAM: 8 GB / Storage: 1 TB HDD & 128 GB SSD
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050M 4 GB

However, it is strongly suggested to get a cooling pad to help keep the laptop from overheating and possibly frying the internal parts.

Below is an example of what I'm talking about:

TeckNet 12"-17" Quiet Laptop Cooling Pad = £11.99
https://www.amazon.co.uk/TeckNet-Laptop-Cooling-Powered-Ultra-Slim/dp/B0164R64Y8
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Re: Need a laptop that supports the sims 4
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2018, 06:46:15 PM »
Thanks for replying :)

I had a look at it but unfortunately it is out of my budget

I have just also seen this one
https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-14-bp061sa-14-laptop-jet-black-10165022-pdt.html

I know it is no where near as good as the one in the link you sent but do you think it would possibly work on this laptop?
Thanks

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Re: Need a laptop that supports the sims 4
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2018, 07:00:42 PM »
No, as i3 processors aren't made for gaming, they are more made for daily tasks (office/school), browsing web, video, listening to music and other light tasks. You're better off with an i5 or i7, if you want to do any sort of gaming.

This one also doesn't have a dedicated video card and it doesn't have adequate cooling either.

Please keep in mind that while Sims 4 looks like a "light" game it is not. It needs a better processor and dedicated video card to run the game well without issues.

The one I linked is the best/cheapest I can find. If you have a strict budget it maybe a good idea to wait and save up more, as a realistic budget for a laptop is in the $800-$1000 or more range. Desktops are cheaper and you get more computer for the money. Those range between $600-$800 or more.
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