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March 9, 2014
8:52 pm
SlocumFamily2
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Tax time, and we are looking at buying a super-cheap computer for the boys to use so that:

(1) Daniel can do homework (a 1st grader... he needs a computer more than once a week for homework.  Can you believe it?)

(2) They don't get on ours.

(3) They can play their silly G-Mod and Minecraft and VeteranCraft (which you've noticed they only do when we are also on.)

 

I've seen $200-$280 Chromebooks and windows laptops with AMD (i3 equivalent?) chips at Wal-Mart online and Best Buy.

 

Would one of these be suitable for the boys to be able to get on MC and VC?

I don't know enough about what the graphics and RAM needs are.

 

Can folks advise?

Thanks!!Smile

March 9, 2014
11:40 pm
terrorisly
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AMD chips should run Minecraft well enough- my last computer had it and ran minecraft fine on low-mid settings. Downloading Optifine will also help with most issues.

In my experience, just avoid any computer that has "Intel HD Graphics" or anything similar, minecraft runs HORRIBLY on integrated graphics. Believe me, I know. x_x

Hope this helps!

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March 9, 2014
11:59 pm
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That does certainly help!

Thanks!

March 10, 2014
12:07 am
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Just a comment:

 

Should I really have to figure out what 9+12 is at 2:00 in the morning after having some wine?

I mean... gee.  On a good, non-alcoholic day I don't have enough fingers for that.

March 10, 2014
5:50 am
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If you decide to get the chromebook get a new version. My school was given some older ones and they break easily and I doubt they would run minecraft well.

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