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Hi I am thinking of getting an ultrabook for travelling and what not. The only thing "heavy" i'd like to do is play some MC how well can an ultrabook handle it? What kind of frame rate?

This is the ultrabook I'm thinking of buying....


asked Feb 14 '12 at 07:08

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I think the Intel HD graphics is going to be your biggest problem. If you can find one with Nvidia or AMD graphics, you should go with that one. If you go with the Intel HD graphics, you might have to turn down some settings like smooth lighting, particles set to minimal, and turning clouds off. You might also have to play on normal render distance instead of far.

Keep all of these into consideration.

A great website that I use to see benchmarking results is http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/

answered Feb 14 '12 at 07:32

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ultrabooks with discrete gpu don't come by tbh

(Feb 14 '12 at 07:44) pisoj pisoj's gravatar image

The MacBook Air used to have NVidia graphics (when it was initially released)...

(Feb 14 '12 at 16:49) catchatyou catchatyou's gravatar image

Just because a GPU is NVidia or AMD, it doesn't mean it's a discrete GPU. They make embedded chipsets as well.

(Feb 14 '12 at 17:01) MrAnthology MrAnthology's gravatar image

That ultrabook should be able to run Minecraft very well. My older laptop has an Athlon II x2 QL-64 paired with an NVidia Geforece 8200m GPU, and it runs Minecraft very well on fullscreen with everything turned up. You shouldn't have much of a problem with that i5 and Intel HD 3000 series graphics. I'm confident you will be able to push 30-40FPS playing Minecraft easily.

answered Feb 14 '12 at 17:20

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I have a laptop with Intel graphic, it runs Minecraft very very Well aside from a little lag hear and there it runs it very smoothly with the Optifine Mod.

answered May 16 '12 at 10:58

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