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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$25 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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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 Buck38th percentile
Versatility100th percentile
Power15th percentile
Storage Space7th percentile
Portability77th percentile
Battery Autonomy85th 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

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

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

ranked #9 among Laptops priced under $1000

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

Performance in selected Apps

Minecraft60th percentile

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck13th percentile
Versatility97th percentile
Power7th percentile
Storage Space7th percentile
Portability75th percentile
Battery Autonomy64th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Linux, Android, Chrome OS

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$369. You could save 46% 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 Buck7th percentile
Versatility74th percentile
Power3th percentile
Storage Space18th percentile
Portability84th 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 Flex 5 13-in Touchscreen Chromebook (82B80012CF)

Lenovo Flex 5 13-in Touchscreen Chromebook (82B80012CF)

This versatile Chromebook can serve both as a netbook or tablet, and it could be a great fit if you're looking to remain connected, and maybe even pro

Performance in selected Apps

Minecraft60th percentile

Who it's For

  • Multitasker
  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck33th percentile
Versatility77th percentile
Power16th percentile
Storage Space18th percentile
Portability90th percentile
Battery Autonomy23th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Android, Chrome OS

Screen

13", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen

CPU

Intel Celeron 5205U

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

4 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Acer Chromebook 311 (CB311-9H-C29L)

Acer Chromebook 311 (CB311-9H-C29L)

ranked #10 among Laptops priced under $1000

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

Minecraft60th percentile

Who it's For

  • Multitasker
  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck11th percentile
Versatility95th percentile
Power7th percentile
Storage Space7th percentile
Portability93th percentile
Battery Autonomy54th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Linux, Android, Chrome OS

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$280.
Asus C523NA 15-inch Chromebook (C523NA-BB02-CB)

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

ranked #11 among Laptops priced under $1000

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 Buck5th percentile
Versatility64th percentile
Power3th percentile
Storage Space18th percentile
Portability84th 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$299.