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    Laptop with budget of £250-£300 to play sims 4?

    My cousin is after a laptop for his daughter to do homework on and play Sims 4 sometimes, Would anyone know if its possible to get a good one for £250-300? many thx

    I saw some refurbished ones on ebay Based on the Ryzen 3 for £300, but do intel compete at that level at all?

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    Re: Laptop with budget of £250-£300 to play sims 4?

    Not for anything requiring graphics beyond basic desktop stuff. Refurb Ryzen 3 is the best plan I think.

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    Re: Laptop with budget of £250-£300 to play sims 4?

    Probably a Ryzen 3 or Ryzen 5 laptop but it needs to have dual channel memory.

    Edit!!

    The Athlon 300U is essentially a Ryzen 3 too.
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    Re: Laptop with budget of £250-£300 to play sims 4?

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    Not for anything requiring graphics beyond basic desktop stuff. Refurb Ryzen 3 is the best plan I think.
    Thanks that is what i thought too.
    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Probably a Ryzen 3 or Ryzen 5 laptop but it needs to have dual channel memory.

    Edit!!

    The Athlon 300U is essentially a Ryzen 3 too.
    He went with the Ryzen 5 but the screen is smaller i said try to get 15.6" but he got 14" and its not dual channel, but has expansion so maybe another 8gb later might help.

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    Re: Laptop with budget of £250-£300 to play sims 4?

    I saw this on14" HP on Ebay:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-14-cm0...QAAOSwKHtdchom

    Crucial memory tool says it supports dual channel:
    https://uk.crucial.com/compatible-up...hp-14-cm0597sa



    The 3200U has another SODIMM slot.

    You will need to add another 4GB SODIMM. The SSD is a bit small,but appears to be an M2 SSD.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravens Nest View Post
    Thanks that is what i thought too.


    He went with the Ryzen 5 but the screen is smaller i said try to get 15.6" but he got 14" and its not dual channel, but has expansion so maybe another 8gb later might help.
    I didn't see your reply before I replied - but does it have another SODIMM slot??

    The Crucial website should be able to tell you,if its not easy to find. What model is it??

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    double post
    Last edited by Ravens Nest; 07-04-2020 at 06:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I saw this on14" HP on Ebay:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-14-cm0...QAAOSwKHtdchom

    Crucial memory tool says it supports dual channel:
    https://uk.crucial.com/compatible-up...hp-14-cm0597sa



    The 3200U has another SODIMM slot.

    You will need to add another 4GB SODIMM. The SSD is a bit small,but appears to be an M2 SSD.



    I didn't see your reply before I replied - but does it have another SODIMM slot??

    The Crucial website should be able to tell you,if its not easy to find. What model is it??
    The one you linked on ebay looks good for the money


    The one he bought was this one.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-V3...f%7Ea&LH_BIN=1

    Yeah he went over his budget too..

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    Re: Laptop with budget of £250-£300 to play sims 4?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravens Nest View Post
    The one you linked on ebay looks good for the money


    The one he bought was this one.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-V3...f%7Ea&LH_BIN=1

    Yeah he went over his budget too..
    I think it has 8GB of soldered RAM and one free slot:

    https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-...y/td-p/4328948

    It has the 81B1001EUK part number. You can add some more RAM so it is in dual channel:
    https://uk.crucial.com/compatible-up...ovo-v330-14arr

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I think it has 8GB of soldered RAM and one free slot:

    https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-...y/td-p/4328948

    It has the 81B1001EUK part number. You can add some more RAM so it is in dual channel:
    https://uk.crucial.com/compatible-up...ovo-v330-14arr
    Thank you so much for your help CAT-THE-FIFTH , I will let my cousin know

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    Re: Laptop with budget of £250-£300 to play sims 4?

    "Ryzen 5" - I think it will be a great option for your budget

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