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Best laptops for playing Minecraft 2022

The best laptops for playing Minecraft don't need to be particularly powerful or expensive, which is part of the reason the game is so accessible. It allows players the freedom to experiment in endless blocky worlds, gather resources, build shelters, and eventually create complex automated machines. If you're looking to upgrade your laptop or start exploring what the game has to offer, we've rounded up a bunch of the best Windows laptops for playing Minecraft.

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This collection of the best laptops for playing Minecraft will land you something that can handle the blocky world, though if you're still wondering where to turn, we can offer further guidance. If you want a reliable laptop that's equally capable of handling productivity work as it runs Minecraft, Acer's Swift 3 is an excellent choice.

It has a 14-inch FHD display with an IPS panel, and it's all built into a slim chassis. The keyboard is backlit, and it has a Precision touchpad. A built-in fingerprint reader resides in the palm rest. Performance hardware is enough to keep up with Minecraft and standard productivity work thanks to an AMD Ryzen 7 5700U CPU, 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM, and a 512GB NVMe SSD. AMD has improved its integrated graphics with its 5000 Series Mobile chips, so you should have no issues running Minecraft at a smooth frame rate.

The Acer Swift 3 will handle a standard game of Minecraft. Still, if you're looking to play Java Edition with some of the best Minecraft shaders or want to get in on RTX upgrades to the Bedrock Edition, a more powerful gaming PC is recommended. Enter the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro (Gen 7), a laptop capable of handling whatever games you throw its way.

Models start with an AMD Ryzen 7 6800H CPU, 16GB of DDR5 RAM, 1TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD, and NVIDIA RTX 3060 Laptop GPU. There are plenty more configurations available, and you can go up to 32GB of RAM, 2TB of storage, and an NVIDIA RTX 3070 Laptop GPU. Perhaps the best part is the 16-inch display with a taller 16:10 aspect ratio, boosted QHD+ resolution, and stellar color.

It will handle all versions of Minecraft, and it will also be up to the task of running modern AAA games. Be sure to have a look at our roundup of the overall best gaming laptops for far more options, as well as our collection of the overall best Windows laptops.

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Cale Hunt
Senior Editor, Laptop Reviews

Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.