What specifications does a laptop need to play games such as minecraft, hello neighbor, and undertale?

Charfig5

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Hello there, trying to buy a decent laptop for my son, below $300. He basically wants one to play games that he can't play on xbox. What specifications does a laptop need for that kind of lightweight gaming? Thank you
 

jaguarskx

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The best you are going to get is the following laptop with a Core i3-6100u and Intel HD 520 graphics core for $286. It should be "okay" to play those games. I recommend you install a 2nd stick of 4GB RAM. That would improve overall performance because when Windows runs out of RAM it starts swapping data to the hard drive. The difference is not day & night, but it is a general improvement. Additionally, it can improve game performance by around 10% to 15% because when there is only one stick of RAM it operates at half speed where as with two sticks of RAM, they operate at full speed.


https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-110-i3-6100U-Memory/dp/B01MXEQQO6/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1485107205&sr=1-1&keywords=i3-6100u

https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Single-PC3-12800-SODIMM-204-Pin/dp/B005LDLV6S/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1485108622&sr=1-1&keywords=4gb+ddr3l+ram
 

jaguarskx

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The best you are going to get is the following laptop with a Core i3-6100u and Intel HD 520 graphics core for $286. It should be "okay" to play those games. I recommend you install a 2nd stick of 4GB RAM. That would improve overall performance because when Windows runs out of RAM it starts swapping data to the hard drive. The difference is not day & night, but it is a general improvement. Additionally, it can improve game performance by around 10% to 15% because when there is only one stick of RAM it operates at half speed where as with two sticks of RAM, they operate at full speed.


https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-110-i3-6100U-Memory/dp/B01MXEQQO6/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1485107205&sr=1-1&keywords=i3-6100u

https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Single-PC3-12800-SODIMM-204-Pin/dp/B005LDLV6S/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1485108622&sr=1-1&keywords=4gb+ddr3l+ram
 
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