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 system64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10ProcessorIntel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4Memory (RAM)4 GB RAMHard drive (free space)At least 9 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved gameDVD driveDVD-ROM drive required for installation from disc onlyGraphics card (video)NVIDIA GTX 650 or betterDirect X versionDirectX 9.0c CompatibleInputKeyboard 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.
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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.
|HP High performance 17.3" HD+ WLED-backlit Laptop||Intel i5-7200U 2.5G Hz||12GB||1TB HD||Integrated||$619.00||Buy On Amazon|
|Samsung 15.6-Inch Premium HD Touchscreen Laptop||Intel Core i5-7200U||8GB||1TB HD||NVIDIA GeForce 920MX 2GB Dedicated Graphics||$579.00||Buy On Amazon|
|HP X360 15.6” Full HD||Intel Core i5-7200U||8GB||1TB HD||Integrated||$589.00||Buy On Amazon|
|2017 Newest Model Dell Inspiron||Intel Core i5-7200U||8GB||256GB SSD||Integrated||$698.85||Buy On Amazon|
|Acer Aspire E 15||Intel Core i7-7500U Processor||8GB||256GB SSD||NVIDIA 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.
|Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop||Intel Core i7-7700HQ||16GB||256GB SSD & 1TB HD||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060||$0.00||Buy On Amazon|
|SAGER NP7850 15.6" FHD IPS VR Ready Gaming Laptop||Intel Core i7-7700HQ||16GB||250GB SSD + 1TB HDD||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060||$1229.00||Buy On Amazon|
|Microsoft Surface Laptop Graphite Gold||Intel Core i7||16GB||512GB SSD||Integrated||$2199.00||Buy On Amazon|
|MSI GE63VR Raider-075 15.6" 120Hz 3ms Display Premium Gaming Laptop||Intel Core i7 3.8 GHz||16GB||128GB SSD + 1TB||NVIDIA GeForce GTX1070||$1699.00||Buy On Amazon|
|Lenovo E570 15.6" FHD IPS 1920x1080 Display High Performance Laptop||Intel Core i7-7500U||16GB||256GB SSD||Nvida 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.