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I'm on a budget, what would be the best Laptop for running Minecraft and just general web browsing and school work?

I'm considering the Acer Aspire 5 A515-55-56VK without the dedicated graphics since that costs a bit more, it has a 10th Gen Core i5-1035G1, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD. Minecraft minimum specs are i3, 4GB RAM, and Intel HD graphics 4000 or AMD or Nvidia equiv. I don't want to use shaders or mods, so I don't need a 3090 GPU or something. I know the Acer Swift 3 has am incredible price/performance ratio, but I don't think that I need an Octa-core CPU that turbo clocks up to 4.1GHz, and yes whilst the extra storage would be nice, I can get by with 256. So really my question is, can I play Minecraft at reasonable settings (8-10 chunks render distance and most not-so-graphics-card-intensive graphics settings enabled) at 50+ FPS on the Aspire 5? What would be your opinion?

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Ryzen 2600 @ 4ghz | Radeon RX580 | 32gb HyperX 3200mhz | 500gb Samsung PM981a | 5 TB HDD | Corsair CX450

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Used Thinkpad. What is your budget, what screen size do you want, and how much IO do you need?

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10 hours ago, kelvinhall05 said:

Used Thinkpad. What is your budget, what screen size do you want, and how much IO do you need?

Don't really want to spend more than 600USD since as a student, I have other things to pay off as well. As for screen size, 14"-15.6" is good. In the way of IO, 2x USB 3.1, 1x USB 2.0 + Headphone jack, and HDMI would be a bonus, but not needed. (And of course charging port) Also I don't want to be lugging 5kg of laptop around, even though I don't travel much with my laptop. 

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5 hours ago, PotatoLaptop123 said:

Don't really want to spend more than 600USD since as a student, I have other things to pay off as well. As for screen size, 14"-15.6" is good. In the way of IO, 2x USB 3.1, 1x USB 2.0 + Headphone jack, and HDMI would be a bonus, but not needed. (And of course charging port) Also I don't want to be lugging 5kg of laptop around, even though I don't travel much with my laptop. 

Newest X1 Carbon you can find, probably a gen 4-6.

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CPU: Xeon X5650 OC'd to 4.2GHz @ 1.35V (courtesy of @XR6)Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58 RAM: 6x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X GPU: Asus RX 570 Strix Storage: WD Blue 1TB and a 128GB Kingston UV400 PSU: EVGA 600B Case: Fractal Design Define C Cooling: H100i V2, be quiet! Pure Wings 2 (two intake, two exhausting through radiator) Monitor: 3x Dell P2210 on a Steelcase Eyesite triple monitor stand Mouse: Logitech MX Master 3 Keyboard: It changes, but usually Focus FK-9000 Mousepad: Steelseries QcK XL Headphones:  Sennheiser HD598SE and Fiio FH1S

 

 

 

 

i use arch btw

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On 11/30/2020 at 12:53 AM, kelvinhall05 said:

Newest X1 Carbon you can find, probably a gen 4-6.

I can't find any with more than 2 cores, and I need at least 4.

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1 minute ago, PotatoLaptop123 said:

I can't find any with more than 2 cores, and I need at least 4.

You don't need four cores for the stuff you're doing.

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i use arch btw

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On 12/1/2020 at 7:48 AM, kelvinhall05 said:

You don't need four cores for the stuff you're doing.

I mean I am doing some 3D modelling and VFX...

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