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by Bronzino88 / July 24, 2013 6:15 AM PDT

I am looking for a laptop, under 500 pounds, it has to be able to run multiple applications at once (so an example would be facebook, youtube and a couple of microsoft words) and still be able to run good games like Shogun Total War 2 and football manager 2013 at a good speed.

I know that this may be a big ask, but I am open to any suggestions.

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A bit more
by Bronzino88 / July 24, 2013 6:27 AM PDT
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If it has the requirements for Rome Total War 2 it would be a big bonus

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Sorry but multiple apps at once
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 24, 2013 6:36 AM PDT
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Has been a feature for over a decade.

However laptop gaming is going to push you into much better machines. Checking the requirements it appears you need a gaming laptop so that puts you into laptops closer to 800 pounds.

CNET lists the Lenovo and it's updated model is slightly less so try this one.

I'm guessing you are in the UK and that is not 500 pounds of weight but some currency.

Something's not right as here that is about 1000USD so shop around?

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Look at Amazon's suggestions there.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 24, 2013 6:51 AM PDT
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What about this one?
by Bronzino88 / July 24, 2013 5:15 PM PDT
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I would look for a laptop with
by orlbuckeye / July 24, 2013 10:08 PM PDT
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a discrete graphics card which means it has a Nvidia or ATI card. I would look for as much memory as you can for multi-tasking.

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"NVIDIA GeForce GT630 2GB (discrete)"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 25, 2013 1:22 AM PDT
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Sorry but the link failed here. That is, I can't tell what exact model you were looking at but the one with the discrete GPU and dedicated RAM seems like it would run that game fine.

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