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Best laptops for Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation. It's a strategy game developed 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.

System Requirements

System requirements for desktop computers as stated by the developer. Updated on April 22, 2021.

Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 3.2GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 5670, 512 MB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 7/8 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz or AMD FX-6300, 3.5Ghz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 4 GB available space

Cities: Skylines Laptop Requirements

The system requirements are modest, but it's recommended to have a dedicated graphics processing unit for successfully playing C:S. GeForce GTX 760 Ti OEM or better mobile GPU is needed.

Most gaming laptops meet the RAM requirement of 6gb, though 4gb is enough to meet the minimum requirements.

Also, note that at least 4gb of hard drive space is required.

Best Gaming Laptops for C:S

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

Acer Predator Helios 300
Acer Predator Helios 300
Intel Core i7-10750H
$1,450.00
$1,349.99
Lenovo Legion 5
Lenovo Legion 5
82B1000AUS
$1,198.98
$999.99
Alienware m15 R3
Alienware m15 R3
AWm15-7272WHT-PUS
$1,650.00
$1,314.98
ASUS TUF
ASUS TUF
FX505GT-AB73
$899.99
$849.99
ASUS UX534FTC-AS77
ASUS UX534FTC-AS77
Intel Core i7-10510U
$1,199.99
$1,199.96
Lenovo Ideapad L340
Lenovo Ideapad L340
81LK00HDUS
$969.99
$745.99
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Budget Laptops for C:S

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.

HP 15-dy2021nr
HP 15-dy2021nr
2L8N8UA#ABA
$629.99
$599.99
Lenovo Flex 14 2-in-1
Lenovo Flex 14 2-in-1
81SS000DUS
$713.99
Lenovo IdeaPad 3
Lenovo IdeaPad 3
81W0003QUS
$449.99
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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.