hell my $80 crappy android plays minecraft without lag
why spend over 1000 bucks?
There is a HUGE difference between the android and PC versions of minecraft.
I like the specs.. not so much windows 8 or lenovo
Lenovo is a great brand. My family has had IBM/Lenovo (Same company) PCs for years.
As for Win8, thats going to come with pretty much any new computer I am afraid. Only way I am certain of to get a new laptop with windows 7 is to custom build it on a site such as AVA Direct. Often that will lead to much higher prices than he is looking to spend though.
Actually.. if he decides to go that route.. Go here: http://www.avadirect.com/gaming-laptop-configurator.asp?PRID=24332
choose win7 home premium 64 bit from the OS dropdown and leave the rest the same and the total price comes to $959 for a pretty good gaming laptop, within his budget. You can tweak the parts list to get the price lower/higher if you want. I thought about getting a laptop from them awhile back but decided to keep my current lower end laptop for mobile uses and build a desktop instead.
If you decide to go that route MAKE SURE you choose an OS as that starts as a barebones build with no operating system.