Find the best laptops for Cities: Skylines

Best Laptops for Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation. It's a strategy game produced by Colossal Order Ltd and published by Paradox Interactive in 2015. The game introduces new game play elements to realize the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a real city whilst expanding on some well-established tropes of the city building experience.

Laptop Requirements for Cities: Skylines

The system requirements are generic, and it's recommended to have a gaming laptop with a modern graphics processing unit for successfully playing Cities: Skylines.

16gb is a high amount of RAM, which has to be taken to account when choosing a laptop. 8gb is enough if you only want to meet the minimum requirements.

Windows System Requirements

Minimum:
  • Operating System: Windows® 7 64 Bit | Windows® 8.1 64 Bit | Windows® 10 Home 64 Bit
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ I7 930 | AMD® FX 6350
  • Memory (RAM): 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics Processing Unit: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTS 450 (1 GB) | AMD® R7 250 (2 GB) | Intel Iris Xe G7 (Tiger Lake)
  • Storage space: 4 GB available space
Recommended:
  • Operating System: Windows® 10 Home 64 bit
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ I7 2700K | AMD® Ryzen 7 2700X
  • Memory (RAM): 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics Processing Unit: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 580 (1.5 GB) | AMD® Radeon™ RX 560 (4 GB)
  • Storage space: 4 GB available space

Best Windows Laptops for Cities: Skylines

These laptops meet the recommended system requirements and let you enjoy the game on high graphics settings without lag and stutter.

Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-79L1
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-79L1
NH.QF6AA.002
$1,138.00
$1,049.99
ASUS TUF Dash 15
ASUS TUF Dash 15
FX517ZM-AS73
$1,299.99
$1,181.95
Lenovo Legion 5 15″
Lenovo Legion 5 15″
82JW00BDUS
$1,189.99
$899.99
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15
G533ZW-AS94
$1,949.96
$1,946.00
Acer Swift X 14″
Acer Swift X 14″
SFX14-41G-R1S6
$1,069.99
$775.00
ASUS TUF 15″
ASUS TUF 15″
FX506HEB-IS73
$1,099.99
$949.99
Acer Nitro 5 15″
Acer Nitro 5 15″
AN515-45-R21A
$1,149.99
$859.98
MSI GF 15″
MSI GF 15″
$684.00
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13″
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13″
HNL-00001-cr
$798.80
$798.00
MSI GF63 15″
MSI GF63 15″
$643.99
ASUS VivoBook Pro 16X
ASUS VivoBook Pro 16X
M7600RE-XB99
$1,649.99
$1,399.99
Dell G16 7620
Dell G16 7620
6DM28
$2,169.99
$1,169.99
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Budget Windows Laptops for Cities: Skylines

These cheaper options meet the minimum system requirements stated by the developer. You may need to lower the graphics settings or the in-game resolution to run the game smoothly.

Lenovo IdeaPad 15″
Lenovo IdeaPad 15″
82SB0001US
$899.99
$599.99
HP Pavilion x360 14″
HP Pavilion x360 14″
39K89UAABA
$809.99
$555.48
Acer Aspire Vero AV15-51-7617 Green
Acer Aspire Vero AV15-51-7617 Green
NX.AYCAA.006
$699.99
$529.99
HP 15-dy2024nr
HP 15-dy2024nr
$659.99
$421.30
Lenovo IdeaPad 3i 15″
Lenovo IdeaPad 3i 15″
82RK0017US
$649.99
$529.99
HP 17-cn0026nr
HP 17-cn0026nr
$729.99
$579.49
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Mac System Requirements

Recommended:
  • Operating System: OS X 10.11 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz
  • Memory (RAM): 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics Processing Unit: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
  • Storage space: 4 GB available space

Recommended Macbooks for Cities: Skylines

These laptops meet the system requirements stated by the developer. Macbooks with M1 or M2 CPU may require Rosetta 2 to run the game.

Apple MacBook Air 13″
Apple MacBook Air 13″
MLY33LL/A
$1,199.00
$1,049.00
Apple MacBook Air 13″
Apple MacBook Air 13″
MLXW3LL/A
$1,199.00
$1,049.00
Apple MacBook Pro 16” (2021)
Apple MacBook Pro 16” (2021)
MK183LL/A
$2,499.00
$2,099.00
Apple MacBook Pro 13″
Apple MacBook Pro 13″
MNEQ3LL/A
$1,499.00
$1,349.00
Apple MacBook Pro 16” (2021)
Apple MacBook Pro 16” (2021)
MK193LL/A
$2,699.00
$2,299.00
Apple MacBook Pro 14” (2021)
Apple MacBook Pro 14” (2021)
MKGP3LL/A
$1,934.99
$1,909.00
Apple MacBook Air 13″
Apple MacBook Air 13″
MLY43LL/A
$1,499.00
$1,349.00
Apple MacBook Pro 14” (2021)
Apple MacBook Pro 14” (2021)
MKGT3LL/A
$2,499.00
$2,199.00
Apple MacBook Pro 13″
Apple MacBook Pro 13″
Z16S4LL/A
$1,699.00
Apple MacBook Pro 16” (2021)
Apple MacBook Pro 16” (2021)
MK1A3LL/A
$3,499.00
$3,049.00
Apple MacBook Pro 16” (2021)
Apple MacBook Pro 16” (2021)
MK1F3LL/A
$2,699.00
$2,399.00
Apple MacBook Pro 14” (2021)
Apple MacBook Pro 14” (2021)
MKGR3LL/A
$1,949.00
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These recommendations are based on technical details and requirements. We can't guarantee that the game will run on every laptop.