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Help me find a new laptop


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I'm looking for a new laptop.

It'll be used for internet/email and also some gaming.

I want to be able to play Football Manager 2009 and Spore.

The problem is I know nothing about graphics cards.

Now, FM 09 needs a 128 MB Nvidia FX 5900 Ultra, ATI Radeon 9800, Intel 82915G/82910GL or greater.

Spore needs a 128 MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 2.0 (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 [GeForce 6200 for Vista]+ / ATI Radeon 9500+ / Intel 950

Both games also need Video RAM: Required - 128 MB
Video Card 3D Acceleration: Required
Pixel Shader Ver.: Required - 2.0

I presume the card needed for FM 09 is the higher spec??

So, can I get a laptop that'll easily run both games????

How much am I looking at for one???

Most importantly, can you recommend me one???

I was looking to spend about £500. Is this a realistic estimate???



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