Suggestions for laptop under 500$?

1 emerald 5 replies 143 views | started 09/13/2017 6:45 pm by madison_madison

This is for all of those people out there who understand computer stuff that I have no clue where to start on, and I thought this would be a good place to look for suggestions. I've had my computer for about 5-6 years, and I'm in need of a new, better one.

-Must be a laptop

-Must be able to handle large minecraft modpacks with zero to minimal lag (this is the reason I posted it on these forums rather than others)

-Must be less than 500$ (I can go a little bit over within good reason, but I'd like to try and keep it around or under that price)

-It doesn't have to be like a gaming PC or anything, all it needs to do is handle various large modpacks since my current computer cannot.

I'm not exactly a computer expert, so I don't really know what I'd be looking for in terms of RAM, graphics cards, or any of that. If you know of a computer that meets all three requirements, please send me a link. Or if you know what exactly I'd need on the computer to handle large minecraft modpacks (because honestly I have no clue) please feel free to say that as well.

Thank you for your time, if you have ideas to help me, please let me know.
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09/15/2017 9:37 pm
Level 38 Artisan Pixel Puncher
I can tell you this:
500$ laptop's Can't run Minecraft w. modpacks smoothly, then you'd be looking at laptops from 800-1000$ that will be able to do that.
I highly recommend that you don't buy a laptop if you're going to be using it as a gaming computer. Instead spent the 500$ in a desktop instead. They can't be moved that easily no, but they can run Minecraft Modpacks waaaaaaaaaay better than a 500$ laptop.
09/16/2017 3:29 am
Level 1 New Miner
i suggest you to with this laptop https://www.amazon.com/P2540UA-AB51-business-standard-Display-Fingerprint/dp/B06XJJG4PD

i5-7200u processor
8gb ram
1tb hdd
15.6 inch FHD display
windows 10 OS
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09/15/2017 9:07 pm
Level 23 Expert Nerd
I'm in the Market for a new computer, and here's what I've discovered:

1. You can't get a good laptop that will handle Minecraft (and Modpacks) for under $500.
2. You'd need a minimum of 8GB of RAM to play MC Smoothly.
3. I found that a Desktop may be a better way to spend $500.

But, like you said, you're in the Market for a Laptop, not a Desktop..so, you decide! Laggy MC or Smooth(ish) MC!

- _Subhuman
09/15/2017 11:32 am
Level 40 Master Poro
I'm no expert and can't help you on much of anything, but as someone who bought a laptop years back I can let you in on a few things I discovered.

1. First off, don't get more Hard Drive room than you need. I have 750GB and don't come close to using half of it. I've had this laptop for 5 years.
2. My laptop ended up having a full keyboard, if you use the arrow keys to play minecraft you may want to check the key size before buying.
3. Always Always ALWAYS check the reviews and comments before buying.
09/16/2017 5:42 pm
Level 13 Journeyman Miner
You must only play minecraft then, I have three harddrives because of all the games, and files and such




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