Football Manager 2020 release date is just around the corner. Although unconfirmed, November the 8th is the most likely date. And if you’re wondering which laptop is best for playing Football Manager, we have a list just for you!

We all know Football Manager was never a demanding game. The system requirements were never really high and you could play it on pretty much any laptop up to 7 years old.

The same will be this year. Although SEGA and Sports Interactive haven’t released the recommended system requirements to play FM20, they did release the minimum ones.

Football Manager 2020 will have many new features. There are some officially announced and some that aren’t. Here are some of the officially announced new Football Manager 2020 features:

  • Club Vision
  • Playing Time Pathway
  • Development Centre
  • Backroom Staff improvements

There will be a graphic update of course, just like every year but we don’t know anything about it so far.

What are the system requirements for Football Manager 2020?

Football Manager isn’t a particularly demanding game, and so, you don’t really need to worry too much if your laptop is compatible. Here are the official system requirements:

  • OS:Windows 7 (SP1), 8/8.1, 10 (Update 1803/April 2018 or later) – 64-bit
  • Processor:Intel Pentium 4 (64-bit), Intel Core 2 or AMD Athlon 64 – 2.2 GHz +
  • Memory:2 GB RAM
  • Graphics:Intel GMA X4500, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or AMD/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 – 256MB VRAM
  • DirectX:Version 11
  • Storage:7 GB available space
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

However, while we compiled a list of the best laptops for Football manager, we also took into consideration that as a gamer, you would certainly want to play other games. So, getting a good enough gaming laptop can be a wise choice. Also, if you want a smoother experience while playing Football Manager, you’d want to spend a little on a gpu. That is especially the case with 3D match engine. You’ll also be able to load more leagues, have access to more players and wonderkids.

Best Laptops for  Football Manager:

So, now that you have more info about football manager, let’s check out some of the best laptops for football manager available right now.

  • Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576G-5762

The Aspire E15 is a good budget laptop for casual gamers, and for playing light games such as Football manager. Equiped with an 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U Processor (Up to 3.4GHz) you won’t have any trouble running Football Manager 2020 on this laptop. It comes with 8GB Dual Channel Memory and a 256GB SSD hard drive. The graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce MX150 with 2 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM. The boot will be super fast and the 3D match engine for FM20 will run smoothly.

The Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576G-5762 is a really nice looking 15.6 inch laptop. The display is widescreen LED-lit IPS Display. The maximum display resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

For this price, you won’t find a better laptop.

Processor Intel Core i5-8250U Processor
RAM 8GB
Storage 256GB, SSD
Graphics Dedicated, , GeForce MX150
Screen 15,6 inch, 1920X1080, IPS
Connectivity and Ports 1 – USB Type C  port

2- USB 3.0 port

1- USB 2.0

1 – HDMI port, DVD/RW

Card reader, Bluetooth

Battery up to 15 hours battery life
  • Asus Vivobook S15 S512FL-PB52

Asus Vivobook S15 S512FL-PB52 is another laptop with the 8th generation Intel Core i5-8265u processor (6M Cache, up to 3.9 GHz). This laptop is equipped with the latest Nvidia GeForce MX250 graphics, which is in theory slightly better than the MX150. With 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD hard drive you won’t have any problems running FM20 or any comparable game.

The most beautiful thing about this laptop is the 15.6 inch Full HD 4 Way NanoEdge bezel display with stunning 87% screen-to-body ratio. The classic silver-metal gives you the sleek and sophisticated look.

If you’re doing heavy gaming, the battery on this laptop will last for about an hour. But since we are talking about Football Manager 2020 here and you know you are going to play hours and hours without even realizing it, it’s better to just keep it plugged in.

Processor Intel Core i5-8265U Processor
RAM 8GB
Storage 256GB, SSD
Graphics Dedicated, Nvidia  GeForce MX250
Screen 15,6 inch, 1920X1080, IPS
Connectivity and Ports 1 – USB Type C  port

2- USB 3.0 port

1- USB 2.0 port

1 – HDMI port,

Card reader, Bluetooth

Battery up to 8 hours battery life
  • Lenovo Ideapad L340 81LK00HDUS

The Lenovo Ideapad L340 81LK00HDUS comes with the 9th generation i5-9300H processor and a whopping 512 GB NVMe SSD hard drive. There is space to add another SSD if you want to but there is probably no need.

With the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 and 8GB DDR4 RAM you will experience FM20 like never before. It’s also capable of running other games at medium to high settings. The 15.6-inch screen delivers a stunning full HD IPS display with 1920 x 1080 resolution.

If you decide to use this laptop for work, you can choose the option to “turn off” the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 and the battery will last for about 5 hours. With the graphics card turned on and gaming at maximum settings you can get about 2 hours out of the battery.

For $700 this is probably the best laptop you will find.

Processor Intel Core i5-9300H Processor
RAM 8GB
Storage 512GB, SSD
Graphics Dedicated, GeForce GTX 1650
Screen 15,6 inch, 1920X1080, IPS
Connectivity and Ports 1 – USB Type C  port

2- USB 3.0 port

1 – HDMI port, Ethernet

Card reader, Bluetooth

Battery up to 8 hours battery life
  • MSI GL63 8SC-059

No gaming laptops list would ever be complete without MSI . The MSI GL63 8SC-059 is equipped with the 8th generation Intel Core i7-8750H (up to 4.1 GHz), 8GB of RAM and 256 GB NVMe SSD. This laptop is also equipped with an Nvidia GeForce GTX1650.

You will enjoy playing games on the 15.6″ Full HD IPS-Level display with max resolution 1920×1080.

There are many available ports on this laptop, including 3x USB 3 ports, 1x USB C port, 1x HDMI port, 1x mini display port, 1x headphone jack, 1x microphone port, 1x SSD port, LAN, WLAN and Bluetooth 5.0.

Processor Intel Core i7-8750H Processor
RAM 8GB
Storage 256GB, SSD
Graphics Dedicated, Nvidia GeForce GTX1650
Screen 15,6 inch, 1920X1080, IPS
Connectivity and Ports 1 – USB Type C  port

3- USB 3.0 port

1 – HDMI port, MiniDisplay Port, Ethernet

Card reader, Bluetooth

Battery up to 8 hours battery life
  • Omen by HP 15-dc1020nr

The Omen by HP 15-dc1020nr is one of the most expensive laptops on this list. It’s not only one of the best laptops for Football Manager 20, but it’s also an excellent choice for playing other demanding games. It comes with an 9th generation Intel core i7-9750h processor, 6-Core, up to 4.5GHz for superior gaming performance. There is 8 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM (upgradable with 2 accessible memory slots) and a 256 GB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive.

The graphics card – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (6 GB GDDR5 dedicated) is part of the award-winning NVIDIA Turing™ architecture. It’s up to 1.4 times more power efficient than previous versions, and it’s noticeably faster than the GTX 1060 for example.  Not only will you be able to play Football Manager 2020 with ease, you will play all the latest games on full detail without sacrificing performance. The Omen 15-dc1020nr is definitely one of the best gaming laptops under $1300 you can find right now.

The display is an 15.6-inch diagonal FHD IPS Anti-Glare micro-edge WLED-backlit with maximum resolution 1920 x 1080.

Processor Intel Core i7-9750H Processor
RAM 8GB
Storage 256GB, SSD
Graphics Dedicated, NVIDIA GTX 1660Ti
Screen 15,6 inch, 1920X1080, IPS
Connectivity and Ports 1 – USB Type C  port

3- USB 3.0 port

1 – HDMI port, MiniDisplay Port, Ethernet

Card reader, Bluetooth

Battery up to 8 hours battery life

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