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What laptop would best run FS2020?

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Going to be out of town a lot and would like to pass some of the time with the Sim. What laptops are strong enough to run the Sim with excellent quality and frame rate?

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31 minutes ago, DarkMantle said:

Going to be out of town a lot and would like to pass some of the time with the Sim. What laptops are strong enough to run the Sim with excellent quality and frame rate?

Well I guess that depends a bit on your budget. I've been eyeing a Lenovo Slim with a 4070 and depending on the settings that could probably go a long way. 


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If you have the MS Store version, you may try using whatever light laptop you have, and use the Cloud Gaming version instead. Your Marketplace addons should appear there.

That's the only way I could use MSFS in my laptop (specs in signature).

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Main rig: self built, AMD Ryzen 5 5600X with PBO enabled (but default settings and SMT off), 2x16 GB DDR4-3200 RAM, Nvidia RTX3060 Ti 8GB, 256 GB M.2 SSD (OS+apps) + 2x1 TB SATA III SSD (sims) + 1 TB 7200 rpm HDD (storage), Viewsonic VX2458-MHD 1920x1080@23-144 Hz (locked at 120 Hz), Windows 10 Pro. Runing FSX-SE, MSFS and P3D v5.4 (with v4.5 default airports; the best of both worlds!).

Mobile rig: ASUS Zenbook UM425QA (AMD Ryzen 7 5800H APU @3.2 GHz and boost disabled, 1 TB M.2 SSD, 16 GB RAM, Windows 11 Pro). Running FS9 there... sometimes on just battery! FSX-SE also installed, just in case. 

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If you can afford $4000 USD, MSI Raider GE76 12UHS-607 17.3" Gaming Laptop Computer - Blue Intel Core i9 12th Gen 12900HK 1.8GHz Processor; NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 16GB GDDR6; 64GB DDR5-4800 RAM; Dual M2 2TB Solid State Drives.

I have everything on ultra,locked at 30 FPS with payware airports and Fenix/PMDG, runs hot tho.

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Jim Driscoll, MSI Raider GE76 12UHS-607 17.3" Gaming Laptop Computer - Blue Intel Core i9 12th Gen 12900HK 1.8GHz Processor; NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 16GB GDDR6; 64GB DDR5-4800 RAM; Dual M2 2TB Solid State Drives.Driving a Sony KD-50X75, and KDL-48R470B @ 4k 3724x2094,MSFS 2020, 30 FPS on Ultra Settings.

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Any modern gaming laptop will do the job nicely with a higher end dedicated GPU as suggested above. Always run it plugged in.

If you take a joystick, make sure the laptop has free ports otherwise an xbox controller can also work.

If you regularly switch between the desktop and laptop, you can keep in sync by copying the 'community' and 'official store' folders after any updates to save external bandwidth.

If you fly the fenix, you will have to deauthorize it from one machine and reauthorize on the other through their UI. Gee,I hope they release a codewheel in the next update...

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To give you an example, my gaming laptop, even if it's not new, runs MSFS very well with the proper graphic settings that you should test to your liking/performance wise (specs in the signature below).


Cheers, Ed

MSFS Steam - Win10 Home x64 // Rig: Corsair Graphite 760T Full Tower - ASUS MBoard Maximus XII Hero Z490 - CPU Intel i9-10900K - 64GB RAM - MSI RTX2080 Super 8GB - [1xNVMe M.2 1TB + 1xNVMe M.2 2TB (Samsung)] + [1xSSD 1TB + 1xSSD 2TB (Crucial)] + [1xSSD 1TB (Samsung)] + 1 HDD Seagate 2TB + 1 HDD Seagate External 4TB - Monitor LG 29UC97C UWHD Curved - PSU Corsair RM1000x - VR Oculus Rift // MSFS Steam - Win 10 Home x64 - Gaming Laptop CUK ASUS Strix - CPU Intel i7-8750H - 32GB RAM - RTX2070 8GB - SSD 2TB + HDD 2TB // Thrustmaster FCS & MS XBOX Controllers

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