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April 4, 2012 4:26:21 AM

Hello,
I am looking for a laptop that I can use to play minecraft without lag, but also need the laptop to do schoolwork, etc. What is a good graphics card and proccessor, and how much ram will I need?
Thanks (p.s, can the price only be around $450-$500, please?)

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April 4, 2012 4:44:07 AM

Hello.

I run a minecraft server myself so i'm experienced with this.

Any dedicated graphics (amd or nvidia) found on a modern system should be fine. One of the most important elements will be running 64 bit java.

I have a 2-3 year old notebook athat never drops below 30 fps in minecraft. heres it's specs.

core2duo 1.8 ghz
4 gig's of DDR3
nvidia GT320M with 1gig of dedicated graphcs memory.(low end)
500gig hd, wireless n, 15.6 inch screen, Asus K50I low end business notebook

cost? $600 Canadian. I know its not easy finding a suitable notebook with dedicated graphics for 500$ but i bet if you look hard you can find one (before taxes at least)

plays minecraft full screen on Graphics : Fast, Render distance far, particles all never droping below 30, averaging about 45 FPS.

I only use my notebook as a secondary computer, but I have spent many hours playing minecraft on it just fine, therefore I imagine ANY modern recent dedicated memory (doesn't share system memory) nvidia or amd gpu would be fine.

EDIT : This is basically an modern updated version of the notebook I have spec wise : http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=65174&vpn=K53SV-DH51&...

its selling for $724.99 canadian right now, which is expected because of the state the economy is in, if your willing to take a hit on your screen size , processor and ram, you can get a still decent one for 600$ : http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=65173&vpn=U31SD-DH31&...
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April 4, 2012 5:20:55 AM

Ok I found a decent ones for $500 bucks canadian, look for this model elsewhere and see what you can find it for as us.ncix.com does not carry this same model.

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=60952&vpn=9S...

The only downside looks like the crapware that comes installed, uninstall all the junk it came with other then windows and the necessary drivers / programs to make extra buttons work and you should be all set for 500 plus tax.
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July 27, 2013 4:40:26 AM

cind3r69 said:
One of the most important elements will be running 64 bit java.

I installed 64 bit Java and the Minecraft graphics performance went from Unacceptable (slow rendering with lots of lag and noticably low FPS) to Good (as good as on the iPad=smooth).

Thanks. Note: 64 bit Java may not work with your Internet Explorer Apps such as IE10, Chrome, etc. I did encounter that.
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