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6 Best Chromebooks For Minecraft 2020

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Playing Minecraft on Chromebook has become quite popular. In this article, we list the best Chromebooks for Minecraft and how to get it running.


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Acer Chromebook Spin 13 CP713-1WN-53NF 2-in-1 Convertible, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U, 13.5" 2K Resolution Touchscreen, 8GB LPDDR3, 128GB eMMC, Backlit Keyboard, Aluminum Chassis,Steel Gray
Google Pixelbook Go - Lightweight Chromebook Laptop - Up to 12 Hours Battery Life[1] Touch Screen Chromebook - Just Black
Asus Chromebook C425 Clamshell Laptop, 14" FHD 4-Way NanoEdge, Intel Core m3-8100Y Processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB eMMC Storage, Backlit KB, Silver, Chrome OS, C425TA-WH348
What You Need To Know About The Chromebook

Literally, the best Chromebook for Minecraft. The Acer Chromebook Spin 13 is powerful and sleek.

The Google Pixelbook Go is a powerful Chromebook you can play Minecraft on.

The ASUS Chromebook is one good looking Chromebook that has the hardware to play Minecraft

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Acer Chromebook Spin 13 CP713-1WN-53NF 2-in-1 Convertible, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U, 13.5" 2K Resolution Touchscreen, 8GB LPDDR3, 128GB eMMC, Backlit Keyboard, Aluminum Chassis,Steel Gray
What You Need To Know About The Chromebook

Literally, the best Chromebook for Minecraft. The Acer Chromebook Spin 13 is powerful and sleek.

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Google Pixelbook Go - Lightweight Chromebook Laptop - Up to 12 Hours Battery Life[1] Touch Screen Chromebook - Just Black
What You Need To Know About The Chromebook

The Google Pixelbook Go is a powerful Chromebook you can play Minecraft on.

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Asus Chromebook C425 Clamshell Laptop, 14" FHD 4-Way NanoEdge, Intel Core m3-8100Y Processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB eMMC Storage, Backlit KB, Silver, Chrome OS, C425TA-WH348
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The ASUS Chromebook is one good looking Chromebook that has the hardware to play Minecraft

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Processor, RAM & Storage
 
Acer Chromebook Spin 13 CP713-1WN-53NF 2-in-1 Convertible, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U, 13.5' 2K Resolution Touchscreen, 8GB LPDDR3, 128GB eMMC, Backlit Keyboard, Aluminum Chassis,Steel Gray

Intel Core i5, 8GB and 128GB SSD
Google Pixelbook Go - Lightweight Chromebook Laptop - Up to 12 Hours Battery Life[1] Touch Screen Chromebook - Just Black

Intel Core M3, 8GB and 64GB
Lenovo Chromebook C340 Laptop, 15.6' FHD (1920 X 1080) Display, Intel Core i3-8130U Processor, 4GB DDR4 RAM, 64GB SSD, Intel UHD Graphics 620, Chrome OS, 2 In 1 Touchscreen, 81T90002UX, Mineral Grey

Intel Core i3, 4GB and 64GB
HP Chromebook 15-Inch Laptop, Micro-EDGE Touchscreen, Dual-Core Intel Pentium Gold 4417U Gold Processor, 4 GB SDRAM, 64 GB eMMC Storage, Chrome OS (15-de0010nr, Ceramic White/Mineral Silver)

Intel Core M3, 8GB and 64GB
Asus Chromebook C425 Clamshell Laptop, 14' FHD 4-Way NanoEdge, Intel Core m3-8100Y Processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB eMMC Storage, Backlit KB, Silver, Chrome OS, C425TA-WH348

Intel Core M3, 4 - 8GB and 64GB
Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 2-in-1 Laptop- 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC, 13MP Camera, Chrome OS, 12.2', 16:10 Aspect Ratio- XE520QAB-K03US Light Titan

Intel Celeron, 4GB and 64GB

Here Are The Best Minecraft Chromebooks


Pros

  • Great performance
  • Beautiful display
  • Well-made construction
  • Great keyboard and trackpad
  • Excellent value

Cons

  • Loud fan under heavy loads
  • Pricey for a Chromebook

CPU: 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics | RAM: 8GB | Screen: 13.3″ 2K (2256 x 1504) Widescreen IPS LED-backlit Multi-Touch Display | Storage: 128GB eMMC

The Acer Chromebook Spin 13 is easily the best Chromebook for Minecraft. A powerful Chromebook that will handle Minecraft and multitasking easily.

All made possible because of its 8th Gen Intel Core i5 and 8GB RAM. Hardware that is found in decent laptops. And to put this kind of hardware in a Chromebook means you won’t have performance problems.

Furthermore, it has plenty of storage for a Chromebook about 128GB flash storage.

The display is beautiful. A 13.3-inch 2K touchscreen display that is very bright and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The construction of the Acer Chromebook Spin 13 is well-done thanks to its aluminium chassis.

When it comes to the backlit keyboard, it is easy to type on and comfortable. The trackpad is also accurate. Battery life is also about 8-9 hours under consistent workloads.

To sum it all up, the Acer Chromebook Spin 13 is the best Chromebook for Minecraft. A powerful Chromebook that is well-made and has a decent battery life. You can easily run Minecraft on high FPS.


Pros

  • Excellent battery life
  • Good performance
  • Great keyboard and trackpad
  • Top-notch build quality
  • Sharp display

Cons

  • Pricey for a Chromebook

CPU: 8th Gen Intel Core M3 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics| RAM: 8GB | Screen: 13.3-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080; 166 PPI) LCD touchscreen | Storage: 64GB eMMC

The Google Pixelbook Go is next best Chromebook for Minecraft after the Acer Chromebook Spin 13. Google Play Store compatibility, great performance, etc.

The benefit of owning this Chromebook is a lot. The only thing that might be bothersome is the price.

Still, that’s a lot of value for a Chromebook. You can consider this a high-end Chromebook. You will be able to multitask easily and handle some quite demanding applications.

Battery life is also amazing. You are looking at 12 hours on average. That’s more than half a day. Furthermore, the keyboard and accurate trackpad are top-notch.

To be honest, nothing can go wrong with this Chromebook especially if you are looking for a Minecraft Chromebook. Highly-recommended.


Pros

  • Solid performance
  • Compact and sturdy
  • Good battery life

Cons

  • None

CPU: 8th Generation Intel Core i3-8130U | Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620 | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 1920×1080 Multi-touch | Storage: 64GB eMMC

After nit-picking for flaws. It is safe to say the Lenovo Chromebook C340 has none. If there are please inform us.

Because this Chromebook is so good, we couldn’t find anything wrong with it. That is unless you receive a faulty device. The performance is great – for a Chromebook.

The device is also well-built thanks to its aluminium body. So no flex here making it compact. Furthermore, it is lightweight and travel-friendly.

The Chromebook also has above average battery life of about 9-10 hours under normal workloads. This is a 2-in-1 Chromebook with a 15.6 inch full HD (1920 x 1080) display that bright, sharp and has great viewing angles.

In short, this is a solid Chromebook. One of the best for running Minecraft and as a daily driver. Nothing can go wrong owning this Chromebook. Highly-recommended for running Minecraft and other purposes.


Pros

  • Great performance for a Chromebook
  • Solid build quality and looks professional
  • Good keyboard and trackpad
  • Great battery life

Cons

  • Dim display
  • Loud fan

CPU: 8th Generation Intel Core i3-8130U | Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620 | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 15.6-inch diagonal FHD IPS micro-edge WLED-backlit touchscreen (1920 x 1080) | Storage: 128GB eMMC

The HP Chromebook is easily one of the most powerful Chromebooks out there. Because it delivers amazing value at its price point. The Intel Core i3 processor which is leagues above the Intel Pentium processors used in other Chromebooks.

So in terms of performance. This is top-notch i.e. for a Chromebook. It will easily handle Minecraft.

Furthermore, it is well-built and has a beautiful sleek design. When it comes to the display, you have a 15.6 inch full HD (1920 x 1080) multi-touch. A decent display, however, the brightness is on the low side.

Also, the HP Chromebook’s fan tends to get loud when under heavy usage and can be quite distracting. Still, with these downsides.

There is no denying the performance, plenty of storage space and well-made build quality. This easily makes it one of the best Chromebooks for Minecraft.


Pros

  • Solid Performance
  • Good battery life
  • Aluminium body
  • Attractive design

Cons

  • Keyboard contrast colours make it difficult to use during the day

CPU: Intel Core m3-8100Y | Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 615 | RAM: 4 – 8GB | Screen: 14 inch Full HD IPS 1920×1080 | Storage: 64GB eMMC

The only thing that plagues the Acer Chromebook C425 is the keyboard. It’s a great keyboard but the colour contrast between the keys and keypad make it difficult to use during the day. You have to face the keyboard directly if you want to quickly identify the keys.

Aside from that, the ASUS Chromebook C425 is a solid Chromebook to play Minecraft on. This device checks almost all the boxes that make a Chromebook a great buy.

The processor is good – Intel Core M3 – which is decent enough to run Minecraft. And the 8GB RAM is more than enough to perform multitasking on it.

Battery life is also above average. You are looking at 8-9 hours under normal workloads.

Furthermore, the ASUS Chromebook C425 has an attractive design and it is well-built. A slim, lightweight and sleek device that is smooth to the touch.

The display itself is impressive. A 14 inch full HD (1920 x 1080) that is bright and clear. To sum it all up, you can’t go wrong with the Acer Chromebook C425.

Everything about it makes it the best value Chromebook for running Minecraft.


Pros

  • Solid performance
  • Great display
  • Well-made
  • Good battery life

Cons

  • Thick
  • Slow start-up

CPU: Intel Celeron | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 615 | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 12.2″ FHD (1920 x 1200) IPS LED-backlit Multi-Touch Display | Storage: 64GB eMMC

The Samsung Chromebook Plus is a 2-in-1 Chromebook that has a solid build quality and a nice design. In addition to that, the Chromebook is light just under 3 pounds and comes with its stylus pen.

This Chromebook has enough performance to run Minecraft. Thanks to its Intel Celeron processor and 4GB RAM. It might not be as good as Intel Core processors. But, it will get the job done. Furthermore, it comes with 64GB eMMC storage.

The battery life is great. You can get between 9-10 hours of normal usage before requiring a recharge. Although the Chromebook is light, it is thick. With most, if its thickness being the display lid.

Talking about the display, it has a 12.2 inch full HD plus (1920 x 1200) multi-touch. It is bright and even comes with its stylus.

Overall, the Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 has what it takes to be considered one of the best Chromebooks for Minecraft.


Are Chromebooks Good For Minecraft

Yes, Chromebooks fulfil the minimum system requirements of running Minecraft which you can find below:

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-3210 3.2 GHz / AMD A8-7600 APU 3.1 GHz or equivalent
  • RAM: 4GB
  • GPU (Integrated): Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Ivy Bridge) or AMD Radeon R5 series (Kaveri line) with OpenGL 4.4*
  • GPU (Discrete): Nvidia GeForce 400 Series or AMD Radeon HD 7000 series with OpenGL 4.4
  • HDD: At least 1GB for game core, maps and other files
  • OS: Windows: Windows 7 and up, macOS: Any 64-bit OS X using 10.9 Maverick or newer, Linux: Any modern 64-bit distributions from 2014 onwards
  • Internet connectivity is required for downloading Minecraft files, afterwards offline play is possible.

As you can see. A decent Chromebook can run Minecraft. But, if you go further down. You will notice that ChromeOS is not listed as a compatible operating system for Minecraft.

Which is a problem bringing us to the next question – is it possible to play Minecraft on a Chromebook? Fortunately, we have the answer below.

Is It Possible To Play Minecraft On A Chromebook

Yes, it is possible. However, to get Minecraft running on a Chromebook. Be prepared to do some stuff you have never done before. If you are not prepared to go through that or endure the headaches in the process.

You can check out our article on the best laptops for Minecraft. That way you can start playing Minecraft as soon as possible when your laptop comes.

How Do You Get Minecraft On A Chromebook

First, you need two things to get Minecraft running on a Chromebook:

A Decent Chromebook

Fortunately, we have covered this part by listing 6 best Chromebooks for playing Minecraft.

Croutan

Getting Croutan on your Chromebook makes it easy to play Minecraft. Because ChromeOS is a variation of Linux and by installing Croutan (Also a variation of Linux).

You get a Linux Croutan operating system on your Chromebook. Next download the Linux version of Minecraft, switch from ChromeOS to Croutan and start playing.

NB: This guide shows you how to install Croutan on a Chromebook.

Now that you have download Croutan. Anytime you want to play Minecraft. You have to switch to Croutan and run Minecraft from there.

What To Look For When Getting The Best Minecraft Chromebook

So now you know how to get Minecraft running on a Chromebook. Here’s how to find the best Chromebook for Minecraft.

Google Play Store Support

The Chromebook you choose must support Google Play Store. Because not all Chromebooks can have access to the Google Play Store.

That way when all else fails or you don’t want to go through installing Croutan. You can install Minecraft Pocket Edition from the Google Play Store.

The Chromebooks listed here support the Google Play Store. So you don’t have to go spend a lot of time looking for one.

Processor

Minecraft is not a demanding application. Also, Chromebooks are not powerful devices. So things can get very laggy if your Chromebook doesn’t have a good processor.

For best results, Chromebooks with Intel Core i3 processor or higher are recommended. Intel Celeron, Pentium and AMD processors will give you satisfactory results.

Graphics Card

Chromebooks make use of integrated graphics card not dedicated. So they are not cut out for gaming. The good news is that Minecraft is not graphically and processor demanding. So an integrated graphics card is good enough.

RAM

Minecraft says the minimum amount of RAM needed is 2GB. However, for best results and gaming experience 4GB or higher is highly recommended.

Also, having enough or a lot of RAM carries over computing tasks since the more RAM the easier the Chromebook can multitask.

Display

To be precise, touchscreen display. Better to have a touchscreen display when you are not able to install Linux Croutan and need to download Minecraft Pocket Edition. Because it was made for Android devices and by default, they have a touchscreen display.

Final Thoughts

Chromebooks are an affordable way to play Minecraft. But, the trade-offs are performance and the probability that Minecraft might not run on it.

For this reason, it is better to get a laptop. Fortunately, by reading this guide you have increased the chances of Minecraft working on a Chromebook. That’s it for the best Chromebooks for Minecraft.

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