August 4, 2012 5:44 PM Subscribe
Minecraft laptop on a budget; Please help me choose between these two before tomorrow!
posted by Pastor of Muppets to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm trying to get a laptop for someone to play Minecraft on, for about $500. I am not tech-savvy, and I'm running out of time (need it for a birthday). Some of my friends say it should have a fast CPU, like an i5 and lots of RAM, but others (like the previous AskMes on this) say the most important thing is to avoid an integrated video card.
Given that, I've found two good deals in my price range. Of these two, which should I buy (given that this is "a computer to play Minecraft on" and nothing else.) (Also given that I am not allowed to get a Dell or an Acer or a Toshiba because apparently "they suck".)
(Also please understand I know it would be better to have a desktop, better to run Linux, better to have more money, better to get the parts and put it together myself... but let's just say that none of those are options... sorry)
I know neither of these will give world-class perfect performance, but which would give a better overall experience? I think she mostly plays offline, making her own worlds, if that matters.