Best Laptops for The Sims 4

The Sims 4 is the latest version of The Sims franchise in which you can create your own characters, build houses and develop your own relationships between the characters. There are also lots of expansion packs, including the latest Cats and Dogs which add a whole host of other unique features and content to keep the game fun and refreshing.

The Sims 4, like most games these days, allows you to play it on a variety of different computers due to their optional gameplay settings. These settings adjust the quality of graphics, which means your computer doesn't need to be as powerful to run it. That being said, if you want to play The Sims 4 with smooth gameplay and have good FPS, you'll want to have a computer that meets the recommended system requirements:

Operating system
64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
Memory (RAM)
Hard drive (free space)
At least 9 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved game
DVD drive
DVD-ROM drive required for installation from disc only
Graphics card (video)
NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
Direct X version
DirectX 9.0c Compatible
Keyboard and mouse

Depending on how well you want to run The Sims 4 and your budget, check out a list of laptops below. You may need to tweak the in-game settings in order for the game to run well on some of the cheaper laptops.

Check out this Sims 4 Video Build:

This list was last updated on November 2017.

Best Laptops For The Sims 4 (Under $800)

If you want a computer with a little more power behind it and a computer that won't need to be upgraded in a couple of years, consider these best laptops for The Sims 4, with a budget between $500-$800.

Computer Name CPU RAM Storage Graphics Price Purchase
HP High performance 17.3" HD+ WLED-backlit LaptopIntel i5-7200U 2.5G Hz12GB1TB HDIntegrated$619.00 Buy On Amazon
Samsung 15.6-Inch Premium HD Touchscreen LaptopIntel Core i5-7200U8GB1TB HDNVIDIA GeForce 920MX 2GB Dedicated Graphics$579.00 Buy On Amazon
HP X360 15.6” Full HDIntel Core i5-7200U8GB1TB HDIntegrated$589.00 Buy On Amazon
2017 Newest Model Dell InspironIntel Core i5-7200U8GB256GB SSDIntegrated$698.85 Buy On Amazon
Acer Aspire E 15Intel Core i7-7500U Processor8GB256GB SSDNVIDIA GeForce 940MX$671.59 Buy On Amazon

High-End Laptops For The Sims 4 (Under $1,500)

High-End laptops are beast machines that can run most games well. You won't struggle to run The Sims 4 at all with any of these machines since they are finely tuned to run intensive graphical games.

Computer Name CPU RAM Storage Graphics Price Purchase
Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming LaptopIntel Core i7-7700HQ16GB256GB SSD & 1TB HDNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060$0.00 Buy On Amazon
SAGER NP7850 15.6" FHD IPS VR Ready Gaming LaptopIntel Core i7-7700HQ16GB250GB SSD + 1TB HDDNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060$1229.00 Buy On Amazon
Microsoft Surface Laptop Graphite GoldIntel Core i716GB512GB SSDIntegrated$2199.00 Buy On Amazon
MSI GE63VR Raider-075 15.6" 120Hz 3ms Display Premium Gaming LaptopIntel Core i7 3.8 GHz16GB128GB SSD + 1TBNVIDIA GeForce GTX1070$1699.00 Buy On Amazon
Lenovo E570 15.6" FHD IPS 1920x1080 Display High Performance LaptopIntel Core i7-7500U16GB256GB SSDNvida GeForce GTX950M$1018.08 Buy On Amazon

Why not consider a computer instead?

We've also compiled a list of the best computers for The Sims 4. A desktop computer generally gets you better hardware and more power for a cheaper price than a laptop would.

FAQ - The Sims 4 Laptops

Can The Sims 4 work on Macs?

The Sims 4 can be played on a Mac. You can see their Mac system requirements here.

Suggestions for The Sims 4 Laptops?

Got any suggestions for running The Sims 4 on a laptop? What are you currently using? Do you find it runs well, or do you have lag? List your processor, ram, graphics card and HDD type in the comments below so we can see what everyone else is using.

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The Sims 4 Laptops

Homepage The Sims 4
Publisher EA Games
Year Released 2014
Genre Life Simulation

System Requirements


64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10

CPU Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
Graphics NVIDIA GTX 650 or better

Source: EA Support Page

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Will an HP 14-AN019AU laptop be enough to power sims 4 and expansion packs?

Here is a description of the laptop:

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@Destiny I'm not sure about AMD based laptops. I would recommend trying to compare the CPU and Graphics card with the recommended specs and see if they match up or are better. Sims does have different graphic settings you can adjust for lower spec computers but it's recommended you get a laptop which meets their recommended settings.




What about this?

Screen Size 15.6 inches
Max Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Processor 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5
Hard Drive Flash Memory Solid State
Graphics Coprocessor MX150
Chipset Brand NVIDIA
Card Description Dedicated
Graphics Card Ram Size 2 GB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 15 hours

Can this run it? What settings could this be most likely played at? Is it better or worse than the samsung laptop for less? Thank you for the article!




@Emily It can definitely run it. It's using a more updated processor and graphics card than the Samsung one listed above, but is a tiny bit more expensive. My girlfriend has a laptop with lower specs than these (integrated graphics) and can run the game fairly well on medium settings. The processor in these laptops aren't designed for high-end gaming, so it might struggle to run on max/high settings but I'm not 100% sure without being able to test it.

Hope that helps!




Heyy i was wondering if this was okay? I want something that would be quite fast! Im not sure if its the processor that needs to be higher for it to be faster



Denise Kloppers

is the Core i7 Lenovo Thinkpad T540p i7-4700MQ 2.4Ghz, 8GB RAM, 500GB, 1920x1080P FHD LED, 1GB Nvidia GeForce® GT 730M, Good for playing sims 4?




@Denise Kloppers You should be able to play Sims 4 reasonably on that system for sure :) It has a good CPU and a dedicated graphics card. 8GB of ram is fine, 16 would be better, but 8GB should be fine for The Sims 4 :)




Is ASUS E406SA-BV004T good for Sims 4
Processor: INTEL CELERON N3060; 1.60 - 2.48 GHZ
Graphic card: INTEL HD GRAPHICS 400
System: Window 10
Resolution: 1366X768
USB port ; 2XUSB 3.0
Sorry for my bad English if I have mistakes .




I'm on a budget right now is there any cheaper laptops I could get that could hold it?
-Thank you! :)




@Carolynn If you're on a budget, check out Amazon's refurbished laptops. They usually work pretty well and can be 50% cheaper in some cases. As long as you don't mind a few scratches on the laptop or used hardware.




Is my asus vivobook S14-A411U supported Sims 4?
CPU: IntelCore i5-8250U
4gb DDR4 RAM
NVIDIA GeForce MX130 , with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM





@S It'll definitely run The Sims 4 with those specs.


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