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Systems to Run Minecraft on a Budget.

Release Date 2011-11-18
Developer Mojang
Publisher Mojang, Microsoft Studios
Engine Custom
Pricing Model Fee-To-Play
Platforms Android, Android (Amazon App Store), Linux, Mac OS X, Nintendo Switch (Handheld mode), Nintendo Switch (TV mode & Tabletop mode), Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, iOS, iOS (iPad)
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Minecraft is a sandbox video game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson and later developed and published by Mojang. The creative and building aspects of Minecraft enable players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world. Other activities in the game include exploration, resource gathering, crafting, and combat. Multiple gameplay modes are available, including survival mode where the player must acquire resources to build the world and maintain health, a creative mode where players have unlimited resources to build with and the ability to fly, an adventure mode where players play custom maps created by other players, and a spectator mode where players can fly around and clip through blocks, but cannot place or destroy any. The PC version of the game is renowned for its third-party mods, which add various new items, characters, worlds, and quests to the game.

Genres

Action, Adventure, Building, Sandbox, Survival

Tags

1st Person, 3D, Automation, Breeding, Building, Co-Op, Crafting, Creative, Cross-platform Multiplayer, Customizable Player Character, DRM: Account Required, Decoration, Destructible Environment, Exploration, Fantasy Setting, Farming, Horror, Hunting, Level Editor Included, Light & Dark Mechanics, Loot, Mining, Moddable, Modelling, Mounts, Non-Linear Editing, Online Multiplayer, Open World, Open-Ended, Procedurally-Generated, PvE, PvP, Relaxing, Retro, Single-Player, Stylized, Unlockable Cosmetics, Voxel, Weather, Zombies

Pricing and Current Offers

Compatible Systems

The following Systems meet the minimal system requirements set by Minecraft's developers. So it should run the game, but you might need to lower visual quality for an enjoyable experience.

Matches are sorted by price, so if what you see doesn't match your expectations and you can afford to pay more, feel free to move on to the next page.

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HP 14-inch (14-fq0008ca)

HP 14-inch (14-fq0008ca)

ranked #8 among Laptops priced under $325

This laptop is as modest as it gets, but if you need more versatility than a Chromebook can offer, this could be worth a look.

Luckily, this laptop

Performance in selected Apps

Minecraft34th percentile

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck32th percentile
Versatility95th percentile
Power17th percentile
Storage Space13th percentile
Portability80th percentile
Battery Autonomy45th percentile

Specs

Screen

14", 1366×768(1366 × 768, 1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

AMD 3020e

GPU

AMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics

Memory

4 GB

Storage

64 GB total, Media Card Reader, eMMC Storage (slow)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$349. You could save 20% right now.
Acer Chromebook 311 (CB311-9H-C29L)

Acer Chromebook 311 (CB311-9H-C29L)

ranked #5 among Laptops priced under $325

Chromebooks excel as easy-to-carry travel companions for those of us who need to remain connected on the go, and this model is no exception. A USB-C d

Performance in selected Apps

Minecraft20th percentile

Who it's For

  • Multitasker
  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck57th percentile
Versatility99th percentile
Power10th percentile
Storage Space9th percentile
Portability86th percentile
Battery Autonomy57th percentile

Specs

Screen

12", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Celeron N4000

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 600

Memory

4 GB

Storage

32 GB total, Media Card Reader

Pricing

Typically sells for C$199.
Nintendo Switch Lite (HDH-001)

Nintendo Switch Lite (HDH-001)

This smaller version of the Nintendo Switch is dedicated to mobile gaming. So you do lose the option to connect this version of the console to the TV

Performance in selected Apps

Minecraft60th percentile

Who it's For

  • Gamer

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck25th percentile
Versatility91th percentile
Power14th percentile
Storage Space9th percentile
Portability94th percentile
Battery Autonomy38th percentile

Specs

Screen

6", 1280×720(WXGA, 720p, 0.9MP), Touch Screen

CPU

Nvidia Tegra X1

GPU

Nvidia Maxwell 256

Memory

4 GB

Storage

32 GB total, Media Card Reader

Pricing

Typically sells for C$259.
Acer 14-inch Chromebook 314 (CB314-1H-C1S4)

Acer 14-inch Chromebook 314 (CB314-1H-C1S4)

This Chromebook has a larger screen, helping readability without compromising ease of transportation too much.

Performance in selected Apps

Minecraft20th percentile

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck46th percentile
Versatility93th percentile
Power10th percentile
Storage Space9th percentile
Portability0th percentile
Battery Autonomy60th percentile

Specs

Screen

14", 1366×786(1366 × 786, 1.1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Celeron N4000

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 600

Memory

4 GB

Storage

32 GB total, Media Card Reader, eMMC Storage (slow)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$299.
Nintendo Switch (HAC-001(-01))

Nintendo Switch (HAC-001(-01))

The Nintendo Switch is the game console you can either use in the living room as a "regular" game console, or on the move as a tablet. This slight rev

Performance in selected Apps

Minecraft80th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Gamer

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck22th percentile
Versatility96th percentile
Power14th percentile
Storage Space9th percentile
Portability93th percentile
Battery Autonomy54th percentile

Specs

Screen

6", 1280×720(WXGA, 720p, 0.9MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Touch Screen

CPU

Nvidia Tegra X1

GPU

Nvidia Maxwell 256

Memory

4 GB

Storage

32 GB total, Media Card Reader

Pricing

Typically sells for C$379.
Nintendo Switch (OLED model) (HEGSKAAAA)

Nintendo Switch (OLED model) (HEGSKAAAA)

The Nintendo Switch is the game console you can either use in the living room as a regular game console or on the move as a tablet. This third revis

Performance in selected Apps

Minecraft80th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Gamer

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck14th percentile
Versatility55th percentile
Power14th percentile
Storage Space13th percentile
Portability93th percentile
Battery Autonomy42th percentile

Specs

Screen

7", 1280×720(WXGA, 720p, 0.9MP), OLED Display, Touch Screen

CPU

Nvidia Tegra X1

GPU

Nvidia Maxwell 256

Memory

4 GB

Storage

64 GB total, Media Card Reader

Pricing

Typically sells for C$449.