Not only is Black Friday and Christmas looming closer; so is FM21 launch day. As our promotion to get FM21 for just £29.99 is ending soon, you may be worried that your laptop may not be up to the task of the new game. Thankfully, I’m a massive nerd who is here to help. I have found a specific laptop which should run FM21 like a dream, and is quite affordable so without further ado; here it is:

The Best Laptop For Football Manager 2021

This is the Dell Inspiron 15 3000 15.6 Inch Laptop. A well-rounded mid-tier laptop perfect for FM21. It has an AMD Ryzen-5 processor with Radeon Vega 8 Graphics alongside a 256 GB SSD. If that just sounds like a bunch of made-up words, what this means is the processor (the AMD Ryzen-5) is catered far better for gaming than the processors most laptops use; Intel. So, this means that when you play FM21, you will be able to load more leagues, and faster. This is also supported by a 256 GB SSD. Solid State Drives are generally much faster than laptops which use HDD and you should try to find laptops with these built-in. It also comes with the Radeon Vega 8 graphics card. This is an integrated graphics card used in lots of notebooks which, while it may not be top of the range, enables relatively strong graphics for a laptop of this price.

So, onto the price, this laptop retails in the UK at around £499.99 and is currently in stock on Amazon.

The 1080p 15.6 inch screen also makes it nice and large for your games and runs in full HD. It also comes with a HDMI port, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It also weighs in at just 2kg making it nice and portable for most laptops of this size. It runs Windows 10 as standard; the operating system everybody knows and loves and is well worth considering as your new laptop for FM21.

Overall, I believe this is a solid, well-rounded laptop for most users who are looking for something fresh for FM21. I have also included a list of honourable mentions of various budgets below:

ASUS Vivobook M413DA

Tech specs: AMD Ryzen 7, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, 14 inch screen

Price: £599.99

Lenovo IdeaPad 3

Tech specs: AMD Athlon Gold, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, 14 inch screen

Price: £349.99

Huawei MateBook D 14

Tech specs: AMD Ryzen 5, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, 14 inch screen

Price: £549.00

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7

Tech specs: AMD Ryzen 5, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, 14 inch screen

Price: £749.99

HP EliteBook 820 G2

Tech specs: Intel Core i5 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 12.5 inch screen

Price: £389.99

Acer Aspire 5 A515-55

Tech specs: Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 15.6 inch screen

Price: £649.99

Microsoft Surface Go

Tech specs: Intel 10th Gen Quad Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 12.4 inch screen

Price: £699.00


Tech specs: Intel i5, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB Graphics Card, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, 15.6 inch screen

Price: £749.99

ASUS Zenbook

Tech specs: AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 14 inch screen

Price: £916.47

HP 255 G7

Tech specs: AMD Ryzen 5 Quad Core, 16 GB RAM, Radeon Vega Graphics Card, 512 GB SSD, 15.6 inch screen

Price: £749.00

Enjoy, lads!