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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, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, iOS
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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 History

Judging by recent records, you can expect to pay around C$10 for Minecraft on a regular day, but here's how its price evolved during the last few months:

Current Offers

Compatible Ready-Made 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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Asus C523NA 15-inch Chromebook (C523NA-BB02-CB)

Asus C523NA 15-inch Chromebook (C523NA-BB02-CB)

ranked #10 among Laptops priced under $500

With an unusually large screen for a Chromebook, this model trades some of its portability to give the user additional room to work. If you find readi

Performance in selected Apps

Minecraft60th percentile

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck4th percentile
Versatility43th percentile
Power9th percentile
Storage Space24th percentile
Portability79th percentile
Battery Autonomy59th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Android, Chrome OS

Screen

15", 1366×768(1366 × 768, 1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Celeron N3350

GPU

Intel HD Graphics 505

Memory

4 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$369.
Lenovo 14-inch IdeaPad 3 Chromebook (82KN0002CF)

Lenovo 14-inch IdeaPad 3 Chromebook (82KN0002CF)

Even by Chromebook standards, this netbook is a bit humble, but it's a cost-efficient solution for everyday needs.

A few characteristics could impe

Performance in selected Apps

Minecraft60th percentile

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck48th percentile
Versatility99th percentile
Power19th percentile
Storage Space7th percentile
Portability71th percentile
Battery Autonomy83th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Linux, Android, Chrome OS

Screen

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

CPU

MediaTek MT8183

GPU

ARM Mali-G72

Memory

4 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$269. You could save 100% right now.
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14-inch Netbook (82GW0047CF)

Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14-inch Netbook (82GW0047CF)

ranked #7 among Laptops priced under $500

Built for price-effectiveness above all, this laptop might still be worth a look if you're happy with products from the Microsoft store. It's not a po

Performance in selected Apps

Minecraft20th percentile

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck10th percentile
Versatility93th percentile
Power22th percentile
Storage Space24th percentile
Portability69th percentile
Battery Autonomy26th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, S Edition

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$199.
HP 14-inch Laptop (14-fq0008ca)

HP 14-inch Laptop (14-fq0008ca)

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

Minecraft20th percentile

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck18th percentile
Versatility92th percentile
Power22th percentile
Storage Space24th percentile
Portability84th percentile
Battery Autonomy36th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, S Edition

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 100% right now.
Asus C523NA 15.6" Chromebook (C523NA-BS01-CB)

Asus C523NA 15.6" Chromebook (C523NA-BS01-CB)

With an unusually large screen for a Chromebook, this model could be of interest if you care less about portability than having space to work. This co

Performance in selected Apps

Minecraft60th percentile

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck8th percentile
Versatility72th percentile
Power9th percentile
Storage Space24th percentile
Portability79th percentile
Battery Autonomy59th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Android, Chrome OS

Screen

15", 1366×768(1366 × 768, 1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Celeron N3350

GPU

Intel HD Graphics 505

Memory

4 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Lenovo S345 14-inch Chromebook (81WX0012CF)

Lenovo S345 14-inch Chromebook (81WX0012CF)

ranked #1 among Laptops priced under $500

This Chromebook is a bit larger than its counterparts and features a full HD screen as well, making it an even more attractive option to watch movies

Performance in selected Apps

Minecraft60th percentile

Who it's For

  • Multitasker
  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck28th percentile
Versatility98th percentile
Power2th percentile
Storage Space24th percentile
Portability82th percentile
Battery Autonomy24th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Android, Chrome OS

Screen

14", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

AMD A6-9220C

GPU

AMD Radeon R5 Graphics

Memory

4 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$219.