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Laptop for FSX?

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Hello,

I'm looking laptop for FSX (medium settings with 737NGX and scenes)

There are any suggestions for this one?

Thanks.

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Many people will tell you not to use a laptop to run FSX and for the most part, they are correct. However, a laptop with good specs will work fine and just requires a little more tweaking than a desktop. I currently run FSX with a some Orbx scenery and a bunch of add-on aircraft on a Lenovo W510. Specs are:

 

Intel i7 820QM (Clarksfield) @ 1.8GHz

12GB RAM

300GB 10,000 rpm sata HD

nVidia FX-880 Quadro with 1GB of DDR-3 RAM dedicated

 

Lots of tweaking to the fsx.cfg and nVidia inspector and its pretty stable and smooth. As long as you don't go nuts with the sliders in the settings, a laptop will work just fine.

 

The ideal laptop would be something from Alienware that is designed for gaming. They have better cooling plus they have great display adapter options from nVidia like the GTX 660M, 675M, and 680M, all with 2GB of dedicated video RAM. All those cards of lots of RAM and cuda cores, perfect for FSX.


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I have:

-i7 4700HQ @3.4Ghz

-16GB DDR3

-GTX 770M 3GB GDDR5

-256GB SSD

-1TB HDD

-17 inch 1920x1080

 

Addons:

-PMDG 737NGX

-AEROSOFT A320

-MAJESTIC Q400

-CARENADO C90

 

Scenery:

-FSDT KLAX

-TAXI2GATE KMCO

-LATINVFR KMIA V2

-Couples of UK2000 Airports

-Tropicalsim Scenery

 

Others:

-GSX

-ASNEXT

-ORBX GLOBAL + VECTOR

-REX ES OD

-SHADE

-ENB SERIES

 

TWEAKED FSX CFG follow kostafs guide

 

Im getting solid 30fps locked in lots of situation in vc in 737ngx..lower i get is 20fps with some heavy wheather and 50% GAiT traffic

 

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As SirStiggie says, it's only a matter of time before someone tells you that you shouldn't be running FSX on a laptop, it's utterly impossible, and you should be using a desktop.

 

Not true at all.

 

I work at sea for usually eight months each year. Unfortunately I can't carry a desktop with me from ship to ship, so I have to use a laptop when I'm away. My current laptop is a 2011 vintage MSI GT680R with a 2Ghz i7 Sandy Bridge, 8GB RAM and a GTX460M graphics card. It runs FSX on high scenery settings using Orbx scenery at a frame lock of 20fps. If I ditched the Orbx or turned the scenery settings down I could certainly get 30fps quite easily.

 

What laptop you go for depends on your budget. I can highly recommend the MSI series of gaming laptops - good build quality and pretty good bang for buck. You could go for Alienware which can be specced out to be very fast laptops but come with a price tag to match, and in my experience at least with the one I had in 2008/2009, the build quality isn't what you'd expect. If you're in the UK you can check out the specialist gaming laptops from the like of Overclockers UK, Chillblast, and Novatech - you can get gaming laptops built to order at all of these places, but again they're not cheap.

 

As has been stated above, if you don't go crazy with heavy scenery and aircraft addons (be careful with the scenery and aircraft combinations you run), and go a bit more conservative on the sliders and anti-aliasing settings you can actually get FSX to run very well on a laptop....

 

You'll also find that running on a smaller laptop screen mitigates things somewhat as you simply don't need to have all sorts of exotic anti-aliasing modes and 16x anistropic filtering to get things to look good.


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