You'll have an issue with Sims 3 on a low-end laptop. Even though it's a casual game, it wants a fast CPU and a pretty good video card to run well. I don't know what's offered in the UK, but you'd need to spend about $600 US to get a laptop to play games.
Don't get a cheap laptop just because it's cheap, you can't upgrade them. Get whatever you need to run for the next several years comfortably. Spending $400 on something that can't run what you want, means you will spend another $600 later to upgrade it.
April 1, 2011 6:07:55 PM
I had a feeling that might be the case, according to the converter $600 is around £372, so may have to wait a while, I was planning on getting a decent laptop when I found a steady job, but needed a laptop or notebook or something to do my coursework on in the interim as I'm away from home alot and thought it would be nice to be able to play sims as well. Guess it was too big a dream...