Top 10 Best Laptops for Sims 3 and Sims 4 [reviews] buying guide 2020

The best laptops for Sims 3 and Sims 4 should allow you to play these life simulation games smoothly without any stuttering or lag. You would want a laptop that allows the animations to run as smoothly as they can.

How would you feel when your-made character crashes during the mid-game or the house you built which took many hours of your time vanishes due to some sort of a hiccup on the laptop. It would feel like all the effort you have put in has gone in vain. Therefore, you would want a laptop that is tailor-made for these types of games so that you don’t ever have to face any kind of game crash what so ever!

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However, finding the right laptop that can run games like Sims 3 and Sims 4, nowadays, has become quite difficult than it should be. Therefore, we have compiled the list of the top 10 best laptops for Sims 3 and Sims 4. We are sure it will give you some idea of which laptop suits these types of games the most.

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List Of Top Best Laptops for Sims 3 and Sims 4 product Reviews in 2020

1)MSI GL65 Leopard – FHD 144Hz 3ms Thin Bezel Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7-10750H RTX2070 16GB 512GB NVMe SSD Win 10

MSI GL65 Leopard - FHD 144Hz 3ms Thin Bezel Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7-10750H RTX2070 16GB 512GB NVMe SSD Win 10

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This one is a reasonably priced machine and yet it is capable of doing some extraordinary things. It is an excellent device as far as demanding AAA titles are concerned. Its dazzling features, lovely display, and excellent performance make it one of the best choices to play games on such as sims 3 and sims 4.

Generally known as a high-power gaming laptop, the MSI GL65 Leopard can handle anything you through at it. You will not have to deal with any sort of lag or frame drop what some ever. The laptop is not restricted to be only good for playing sims 3 and 4 but for any high-range game that demands high graphics.

The design of GL65 Leopard is pretty much similar to GS75 Stealth. However, the former has a little bit more curves than the latter. Its red and black color combination provides the look of an ultimate gaming laptop Also, the GL65 is not that slim, it looks chunky and a bit heavy from the outside. However, the bezels are thin as they can get. Overall, the design is impressive which has been shaped keeping in mind that it is a gaming laptop. 

 MSI GL65 features an Intel Core i7-10750H processor that has a maximum turbo speed of  5.0GHz. You would know that these Games which you call it Sims 3 and 4 are mostly processor-controlled. Therefore, you would need a high-power processor to get the desired results. This Core i7-10750H is capable of doing anything you ask for, it will not disappoint you in even extreme pressure. In short, it is a beast, nothing can slow it down. Even if you browse 20 tabs at the back, it won’t show any signs of a slowdown.

What makes this laptop so good for gaming is its NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 GPU that has 8 GB VRAM. You can run any sort of high-demanding games including battlefield at the highest possible settings and you won’t face any interruption. 

When it comes to RAM, the 16GB RAM is more than enough to play sims 3 and sim4. With 16GB of RAM, you can run heavy software and at the same time can run multiple applications for professionals. It also has 512GB NVMe SSD  storage which is capable of making the processor ultra-fast.

As for the display, You will get a great user experience with 1080p resolution on a 15.6 inches full HD screen, Owing to thin bezels, you will have a great time playing Sims 3 and 4. The viewing experience is also is improved by its excellent color-production,. The 144Hz screen comes with anti-glare technology, IPS technology, and wide viewing angles with 100 percent SRGB color gamut.

Its other features include a responsive backlit keyboard that is powered by anti-ghosting support, a sensitive touchpad, powerful speakers, an integrated webcam, and a supercooling system. The gadget weighs only 5.07 pounds which is a bit heavy, but enough t be carried around easily.

Pros
  • Great CPU performance
  • High-performance features
  • Excellent design
  • Durable
Cons
  • Average battery life

2)Razor Blade 15 – Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7-9750H 6 Core, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

Razor Blade 15 - Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7-9750H 6 Core, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

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If you want to narrow down your search to the top 3 laptops that are tailor-made for playing sims games then this one would surely come on this list.   This gaming notebook called the Razor Blade 15 is worth investing every penny. It is strong, durable, powerful and most importantly it offers you the best output of your money.

The reason behind it is been called a great investment is its powerful and mighty processor. The laptop is powered by the Intel Core i7-9750H whose chipset outperforms everyone. The processor can be powered to the speed of 4.50Hz the processor is so powerful that you can open graphic designing applications like illustrator and at the same time run codes as well as do Quickbooks work apart from playing games.

The processor is supported by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Ti and 6GB VRAM. You will get a great FPS of over 100 in high-paced games. Moreover, as mentioned above, multitasking becomes easy due to 16GB of RAM and 256 GB SSD. IF you are doing some complex  2D or 3D rendering, there will no issue as you will be doing your work with shear precision on this laptop. 

Having said that you might think that 256 GB SSD is not enough. Let us assure you if you want to play sims 3 and sims 4, you will hardly require 10 GB, so you can play the game without any problem. As for the other high-power games, you can always upgrade the RAM and storage space.

From the display point of view, you will get a 15.6-inch display. This is an Edge-to-Edge display that would provide you wide viewing angles with true and natural color production. The screen has an overall resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. You will also get 144Hz screen refresh which is really helpful for hardcore gamers as it provides them a decent viewing experience when playing high-range games

As for the keyboard, You will get a backlit-keyboard that is extremely soft. After that, there is a responsive touchpad which is quite lovely. The laptop is also backed by powerful speakers, webcam, and microphone, and a great cooling system.

Pros
  • Well built
  • Smooth finish
  • High power graphicAnother Hard Disk connection option card
  • 144Hz Refresh Rate
Cons
  • A bit expensive for our liking.

3)Acer Nitro 5 – 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, 15.6″ Full HD IPS 144Hz Display, 16GB DDR4, 256GB NVMe SSD

Acer Nitro 5 - 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, 15.6" Full HD IPS 144Hz Display, 16GB DDR4, 256GB NVMe SSD

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Everyone wants a piece of hardware that offers high specs at a low price. This Acer Nitro 5  is a cheap laptop that has monstrosity traits from the performance point of view. It will fulfill all sims 3 and sims 4 needs without any issues. 

As for the design and looks, it has nothing extravagant. It is just a simple gaming laptop that has nothing new. The laptop is filled by the red color on the touchpad, backlight, and keyboard. The bezels are quite thin and the chassis is strong and sturdy made from quality material. However, the screen is not that durable as it is made from plastic. Overall, it is a budget laptop; therefore, you will not get a flashy design.

Packed with 9th gen Core i7-9750H, the processor is a decent one. It will never let you feel tired in high-range games. However, as mentioned above, it is a budget laptop, it has some limitations. You might not be able to play AAA titles at full high settings. But, if you will lower down the settings, you won’t face any lag.

Nevertheless, we are here talking about playing games such as sims 3 and 4. Let us assure you that with  NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 and 6GB of dedicated GDDR6 VRAM, you will not face any issues what so ever. The device will provide you high-graphics and allow you the resolution of 4k if you have an external display.

Now, it is time to talk about RAM. With 16 GB of RAM that has an extraordinary memory volume of 2666MHz, all your problems related to multitasking will be over. This much amount of memory along with 256 GD SSD will allow you to do anything you want such as running demanding software, applications, tabs, and many other things as well.

As for the display, it has a 144hz refresh rate display on 15.6 Inches screen with an IPS panel That has a maximum brightness of 300 nits. You will also get  WiFi 6 options and a super comfortable backlit Keyboard.

Pros
  • Exceelent GPU
  • Decent processor
  • High RAM
  • Lovely display
Cons
  • Heavy

4)ASUS TUF Gaming A15 – 15.6” 144Hz FHD IPS-Type, AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, GeForce GTX 1650, 8GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe SSD, Gigabit Wi-Fi 5

ASUS TUF Gaming A15 - 15.6” 144Hz FHD IPS-Type, AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, GeForce GTX 1650, 8GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe SSD, Gigabit Wi-Fi 5

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The time has come to present you with something special. Touted as one of the best gaming laptops around, ASUS TUF Gaming A15 is not just a full-fledge gaming laptop, it is also a workstation due to its lovely features. It is a brilliant machine that will surely win your heart.  

Starting with the display, it has a 15.6 IPS FHD screen size. It boasts a 144 Hz refresh rate. All the action on this screen is worth enjoying due to its wide viewing angles and true color production. The monitor also uses G-Sync in the displays so that you can avoid any screen tears. 

Packed with 10th generation Intel Core i9-10875H 8 and 32 GB of DDR 4 RAM, it is the latest piece of hardware(processor) that is really strong. With a processor like that, you will hardly face any stuttering while you play Sims 4 with high settings. You can also do multitasking such as browsing, listening to music, working on Adobe CC suite, and running codes.

It comes with an Nvidia RTX 2070 GPU. The GPU might not be the latest, but it is decent enough to showcase great graphics at 1080p. The GPU is not that expensive but still if offers excellent graphics. And, when this GPU coupled with 8GB of GDDR6 memory, the performance enhances.

As for battery life, you should never expect a gaming laptop to last long enough. Having said that this laptop is equipped with a 90Wh battery that allows you to use this machine for over 11 hours in one go.

ASUS TUF Gaming A15 is a bit chunky from the design point of view. However, the build quality is nice, it is manufactured from great material to make it long-lasting.

Pros
  • Excellent viewing angles
  • Decent display
  • Decent processor
  • Nice price tag
Cons
  • Chunky

5)Predator Helios 300 – Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i7-9750H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

Predator Helios 300 - Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i7-9750H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, 15.6" Full HD 144Hz Display, 3ms Response Time, 16GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, RGB Backlit Keyboard

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You would surely want a laptop that performs well on every occasion. This Predator Helios 300 laptop is certainly made for every type of situation.  It is good for every field, let that be engineering, business, finance, accounting, or programming. We are sure you will not regret buying this laptop as it is worth every penny.

The laptop comes with new high graphic technology that is backed by an all-powerful Intel Core i7-9750H processor. The processor has an overall maximum speed of 4.50GHz.

The processor is supported by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Ti GPU. This super GPU makes the life of gamers a whole lot easier. It assures that high demanding games like Sims 4 or even, PUBG, can be played at the highest possible settings.

Next is the VRAM, you will be provided with  6GB of Video RAM. It will make sure you get decent FPS with no stuttering or falling back of frames. There is also 16GB RAM  that is more than enough for any professional from any field. For storage, you get a 512GB SSD  that will make your work really fast.

It has a 15.6-inch display that most of the time offers vibrant and true colors. The display offers a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. There is also a 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms response rate that is right up there with the best.

As for portability, it weighs  5.3 pounds. It is also a bit thin. However, it is not ultra-portable but portable enough to be carried in the bag easily. You will also get a host of ports in the form of USB 3.1 Type-C, HDMI 2.0, and Mini DisplayPort. You will also get a Backlit keyboard, VR support, and a lovely camera filled webcam.

Pros
  • Sharp image
  • Fast processor
  • Vast storage space
  • Large keyboard
Cons
  • Noisy cooling system

6)HP OMEN 17 – Gaming Laptop, Intel i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

HP OMEN 17 - Gaming Laptop, Intel i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

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If you are in search of something futuristic then this 17-inch Omen from HP is the best. It is one of the best-manufactured laptops by HP, bringing to you durable hardware components and future-proof design. Using this laptop for the Sims series is just something you wouldn’t want to miss thanks to its high-power display.

As expected, the processor is powered by the Intel Core i7-9750H CPU. This powerful CPU will allow the characters in the Sims 3and Sims 4 to move as per the frame rate. You won’t notice any lagging in the game. Moreover, the turbo speed of 4.5GHz will allow you to push the processor to the highest limits.

The processor is backed by  NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU and that is supported 6GB of video RAM. This GPU along with this amount of RAM will allow up to play any high demanding game including Sims 3 and Sims 4. What’s really interesting is that the laptop has allowed the occasion of new technology and that is Assisted Graphics technology to allow you a better gaming experience.

The processor is locked with 16 GB of RAM. This ultra-fast processor is the main reason that it has made into our top 5 list.  If you are the type of guy who needs fast storage units to access any kind of data, and browsing of over a dozen tabs then this 16GB of RAM which is further supported by 512 GB SSD storage is enough for you.

AS for the design, HP decided not to change the design this year. The design is pretty much similar to its traditional design, only a bit smaller. It has a sleek and aesthetically pleasing design whose body is manufactured from high-class material, and that is why it only weighs a few pounds, extremely light. Thus, it is an ultraportable laptop.

Pros
  • Lovely display
  • Great keyboard
  • Excellent storage
  • High performance
Cons
  • Poor battery performance

7)Lenovo IdeaPad L340 – Gaming Laptop, 15.6 Inch FHD (1920 X 1080) IPS Display, Intel Core i5-9300H Processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM

Lenovo IdeaPad L340 - Gaming Laptop, 15.6 Inch FHD (1920 X 1080) IPS Display, Intel Core i5-9300H Processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM

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The Lenovo IdeaPad L340 is a brilliant laptop that has all the great features to be called one of the best in the business. This budget-oriented laptop offers you everything you need: decent gaming performance, lovely display, and excellent power.  In short, this is an allrounder.

The IdeaPad series have the traits of both Lenovo’s ThinkPad series and the more powerful Legion gaming series as far as its design goes. This new  IdeaPad laptop is a redesigned product that is much sleeker than its predecessors. It is quite within only 24mm thickness and weight of just 2.2 kg.

 By combining the traits of the two popular Lenovo series, this unit is stylishly built. It has a blue theme that moves across the whole body with blue keyboard lighting. It also has a blue Lenovo logo on the lid with a brushed metal-themed chassis. However, the material is plastic, but it provides a softer finish. Overall, the design is pretty nice.

Powered by the Intel Core i5-9300H processor, the laptop shows some extraordinary power courtesy of its powerful GPU and turbo speed of up to 4.1GHz. This is a quad-core processor that allows multithreading for enhanced performance. The processor is decent enough to support any high range games but at midrange settings. It is hard to play demanding games on full graphics even with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU. 

However, there is nothing to worry about if you want to play games such as Sims 3 and Sims 4 because it has 4 GB of video RAM  which will provide you a near-perfect gaming experience. You will not face any hiccups while playing Sims-like games.

However, there is  8GB of RAM which might not be enough for you if you are a professional graphic designer or a video editor. But, it can always be extended. There is also a 512 GB SSD to lower the boot time.

When it comes to the display, you will get a 15.6-inch screen with a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.  The IPS technology with brilliant color reproduction and a 16:9 aspect ratio will provide you high-quality gaming experience.

With this laptop, you will also get a Chiclet-style backlit keyboard and a hard ClickPad.  Other productive features include stereo speakers, a pretty basic webcam, and USB 3.0, 3.1 Gen 1 ports.

Pros
  • Reliable processor
  • Decent battery life
  • Decent display
  • Lovely shape
Cons
  • Poor wifi connection

8)Acer Aspire 5 – 5 NX.HDGAA.002 Intel Core i5 8th Gen 8265U (1.60 GHz) 8 GB Memory 512 GB SSD

Acer Aspire 5 - 5 NX.HDGAA.002 Intel Core i5 8th Gen 8265U (1.60 GHz) 8 GB Memory 512 GB SSD

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There are always some laptops that will give you the best possible result even in extreme conditions. This Acer Aspire 5 is one of those laptops. No matter how much you put this laptop under stress, it will always come on top.

Powered by the Intel Core i5-8265U processor, it offers you decent processing power to play high-power games due to its maximum turbo clock speed of 3.9GHz. It contains a U-series chipset that is excellent chipset to disspate the heat from the system.

The processor is backed by the GTX MX250  GPU. While it might not be the best, it is more than capable of allowing you to play the games at Full HD. As for the Sims 3and SIMS 4, this processor with the help of GPU  will allow you to play them in high definition.

As for RAM, all you get is 8GB and for the storage, you get 512 GB SSD. While RAM might not be enough if you are a hardcore gamer, but the amount of SSD capacity will allow you to fulfill all your gaming needs. However, there are also two slots available for the degradation of RAM up to 20 GB. 

As for the display, there is a 15.6-inch screen with an IPS LED-backlit panel. It comes with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels! The bezels are slim and thin so that you can focus better.

As for the audio, The speakers are loud enough to let you hear online lectures without much of a problem. Moreover, the quality of the audio is also solid, you can get completely immersed in your favorite music.

Pros
  • Excellent battery
  • Low price
  • High performance
  • Decent processor
Cons
  • Keyboard issues

9)HP Pavilion – Gaming Laptop,15.6″ FHD IPS, Intel 8th Gen i5+8300H, NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti 4GB, 8GB RAM, 16GB Intel Optane Memory

HP Pavilion - Gaming Laptop,15.6" FHD IPS, Intel 8th Gen i5+8300H, NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti 4GB, 8GB RAM, 16GB Intel Optane Memory

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If you are in need of a high-class gaming laptop that is not a burden for your pocket, then this  HP Pavilion is the one for you. This powerful notebook will support any type of game including Sims 3 and Sims 4 and even the upcoming Sims 5. 

The laptop is backed by an i5-8300H processor that has a maximum velocity of 4.0GHz. The CPU is capable of fulfilling all your needs. Moreover, the H-series chipset is strong enough to allow you to enjoy advanced graphics in full settings. 

There is an Nvidia GTX 1050Ti GPU attached to the laptop. Although the GPU is not the latest one, it is still decent enough to provide you excellent FPS while playing the Sims series at 1080p.

You will get 8GB RAM to do multitasking. You can one-up more than a dozen tabs in one go along with high-power software without having to face any stuttering or lagging. You will also get a 1TB hard disk drive. 

In terms of the display, you will get a 15.6-inch display that will enhance your gaming adventure.  The laptop has a micro-edge panel with slim bezels and 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. The screen manifests a refresh rate of 144Hz which is a lovely spec for hardcore gamers.

In other advanced features, you will get a decent backlit keyboard, exceptional ImagePad, a webcam, and dual speakers. As for the weight, it is a 5.18-pound body. It has a 9-hour battery backup and a simple design.

Pros
  • Durability
  • Excellent features
  • Outstanding performance
  • Decent battery
Cons
  • Average design

10)Asus ROG Strix G – Gaming Laptop, 15.6” IPS Type FHD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, Intel Core i7-9750H, 16GB DDR4, 1TB

Asus ROG Strix G - Gaming Laptop, 15.6” IPS Type FHD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, Intel Core i7-9750H, 16GB DDR4, 1TB

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If you ever need an ultimate gaming machine that has remarkable overall features, we would suggest you this Asus ROG Strix G laptop is the one. This is an exceptional device that has all the major specs that are necessary for a high-power gaming experience.

Backed by the Intel Core i7-9750H, the processor is tailor-made for gaming. The present CPU is coupled with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU that has 4 GB of video RAM. The combination makes this processor a really powerful one. You can easily run heavy software like Quickbooks and Tally without any glitches. You can also play power-consuming games like PUBG, without any hiccups

The laptop also has 16GB of memory. The RAM is enough to handle any kind of task without any fuss. The processor has speed can be clocked up to 4.5GHz. Plus, it has 8MB of cache memory.

The 15.6-inch Full-HD display will offer you a great gaming experience. The color production is true and natural. The  1920×1080 pixels resolution display has enough strength to let you watch your favorite TV shows in high definition. As for the brightness, the laptop has sufficient illumination power to let you play the games like Sims 3 and 4 in broad daylight.

The other features include a backlit keyboard with WASD compatibility a decent touchpad, integrated speakers, a top-class cooling system, battery life of 4 hours, 5-pound weight, and a host of ports.

Pros
  • The tremendous heat dissipation system
  • Lovely keyboard
  • Vivid and bright
  • Decent processor
Cons
  • Poor battery

A laptop buying Guide For Sims 3 and Sims 4 

You would know that to play life simulation games like Sims you would need a laptop that perfectly suites that cause. A perfect laptop would let you play Sims for hours and hours without any issues. However,  if you choose the wrong laptop, you will not be able to play this game even for 15 minutes as the loading screens will sometimes become unbearable. So, that is why we have made a buying guide. This will surely help you pick the best laptop for Sims ( Sims 3 and Sims 4). So go through it and find out which one suits you the most.

CPU

The processor is the brain of the computer; It will make sure that your games such as Sims run swiftly on your laptop without any issues. So, always lookout for a processor makes your computer fast. And, for that always go for Intel processors. In that category, your laptop should at least be equipped with Intel Core i3 CPU. However, an Intel Core i5 and optimally an Intel Core i7 will do wonders. 

RAM

As a hardcore gamer, you would need enough juice in your processor that it can easily allow your laptop to run swiftly when playing Sims 3 and Sims 4 without any hassle. But, you know that by raising the RAM power, you would need to increase the overall cost which you wouldn’t want to do if you are in have a tight budget. So we recommend, as a minimum requirement, that your laptop should have a laptop at least 8GB of RAM to provide enough boost to the processor to run any game easily.

Graphics Card

This is the most important thing. This is considered as eyes of the games. Without a powerful GPU,  you will only suffer. There would be sudden stoppages, crashes, and shutdown of the game. Therefore, your laptop should have a GPU that runs the game above 30 frames per second (FPS).

If you want to play more powerful games than Sims, such as PUBG, you would need a dedicated graphics card from AMD or Nvidia. If you are a professional gamer who competes in world competitions then you would surely want to look for advance AMD and Nvidea models such as  RX 550, RX 560, or RX 570, GeForce GTX 1050 or 1050-ti, GeForce MX150, GTX 1050, and GTX 1050-ti. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Which type of Laptop do I require to test all the Sims3 and Sims 4 Expansions?

As you would know that these two games are regularly supplementing new expansions. Therefore, you would need a powerful laptop to test all the expansions. Your laptop should have at least the latest core i5 or i7 processor along with a powerful GPU to run these expansions

Having said that, if your machine is equipped with a graphics card that is in the GTX 1000 series, there will be no issues.

Which laptop do you think is the best laptop to buy in order to play Sims 4?

A laptop that has a powerful GPU such as 1070, 1080, or 1080 TI will allow you to play this game at the highest possible settings. However, the processor is also pretty important. You should have the latest Intel’s CPU  to run these games. If your laptop’s processor is not the latest one then you might face some glitches while playing these games. 

What amount of RAM is needed for playing Sims 4?

As far as hardcore gaming goes, it is the processor that does most of the work. But memory comes into play when you run want to load the games quickly. Therefore, you would need at least 8Gb of RAM. However, 16 GB of RAM would be great.

Final Thoughts

Now that you have gone through our list and buying guide for buying the best laptops for Sims 3 and Sims 4, you would have gathered all the information related to this topic. We are sure that by now, you would have chosen the right laptop that is tailor-made for your field.

Key Reference

  1. The Sims 4 System Requirements Link
  2. Sim 4 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Link
  3. Minimum system requirements for The Sims 3 Link
  4. The Sims™ 3 Minimum Hardware Requirements Link

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