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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.
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-3121_7-57578886-220/the-best-windows-8-gaming-laptops/

I'm guessing you are in the UK and that is not 500 pounds of weight but some currency.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lenovo-IdeaPad-15-6-inch-Laptop-Black/dp/B00C62BUD6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1374698161&sr=8-1&keywords=Lenovo+IdeaPad+Y500+15.6-Inch+Laptop+%28Metal+-+Dusk+Black%29

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

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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.
Bob

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