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Looking for a laptop for minecraft?

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February 10, 2014 7:33:40 PM

1. What is your budget? $700 a little above maybe.

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?

3. What screen resolution do you want? 720p or higher

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? Desktop replacement

5. How much battery life do you need? 1-2 hours mostly plugged in.

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)? Minecraft - preferrebly high maybe medium.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.) Netflix, word documents, and other simple tasks

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? 500GB at least

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop? 5 years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? None

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons. Open for any

13. What country do you live in? US

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed. Still need to buy software and good wired mouse. Any virus protections anyone prefers and a $20-$50 wired mouse and a cheap mouse pad please.

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February 10, 2014 10:00:08 PM

Mousepad is nonessential on a budget, and a wired mouse could be found at your local tech shop for $20, freeing up budget for a better system. I think Win8 comes with an Antivirus installed, and I use (Free) Microsoft security essentials. So, now I will assume this frees up $750, enough for a pretty nice system. Look into the Lenovo E440. For $750 you can get i5 Haswell, and an Nvidia 740m, as well as the fact the site has a customiser allowing you to fine-tune the specs to meet your needs.
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February 11, 2014 10:39:37 AM

Minecraft is actually pretty easy to run. Below is a link to video review of Minecraft running on a Sony VAIO Duo 13 with a Haswell generation Core i5 ULV (ultra low voltage) CPU and the integrated Intel HD 4400 graphics core. The game is being played at 1920x1080 resolution. The latter half of the video demos how well or poorly WoW runs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQjfTzpqG90

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February 11, 2014 10:41:36 AM

Get a laptop with an AMD APU as long as it is an A8 or A10. The graphics are much more powerful than Intel HD.
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February 11, 2014 11:10:07 AM

Regarding the ThinkPad E440 with the GT 740m... that configuration is not available in the US. The link below has 5 versions of the E440 available from re-sellers. The two on the far right are the one with an i5 and the GT 740m (P/N: 20C5002CAD & P/N: 20C5004DAD). Based on the list of re-sellers they are only available in the Middle East.

http://shop.lenovo.com/ae/en/laptops/thinkpad/edge-seri...


This is the link to Lenovo's US site of the ThinkPad E series. The GT 740m is not an option.

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/e-series/
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a b D Laptop
February 11, 2014 9:48:07 PM

It is in Australia, where I live, and so many tech things are unavailable here that I assumed anything that is would be available in America. Y510p is still good, though.
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February 12, 2014 2:08:25 PM

tcb1005 said:
Get a laptop with an AMD APU as long as it is an A8 or A10. The graphics are much more powerful than Intel HD.


Depends on what integrated graphic cores you are referring to.

The most power integrated Intel graphics core is the HD 4600. There are only two AMD integrated graphic cores more powerful than it, the Radeon HD 8610g and HD 8650g which are only available in the Richland generation A10 APU series.
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February 12, 2014 2:31:49 PM

It is possible to get dedicated graphics for that price, and used in combination with a dedicated Radeon card, will be pretty much the best budget graphical performance.
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