Jump to content

  • Curse Sites
Become a Premium Member! Help
Latest News Article

Playing Minecraft on a Tablet?

tablet

  • Please log in to reply
22 replies to this topic

#1

Allegory
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Minecraft: Aucy

Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:43 AM

I'm trying to find a good Windows 8 tablet that will run Minecraft at least fairly well and can be used with a keyboard and mouse if desired. USB ports are a major plus as well. Anyone have anything like this or know of anything out there?

Register or log in to remove.

#2

BKrenz
    BKrenz

    Last Guardian of SCT

  • Sectional Moderator
  • 4595 posts
  • Location: SCT Forums

Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:46 AM

A Tablet? As in a Surface or something similar?

Or do you want a laptop?

I are teh confuzzled.
"Programmers never repeat themselves. They loop."

#3

ngsizzle
    ngsizzle

    Diamond Miner

  • Members
  • 751 posts

Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:56 AM

View PostBKrenz, on 15 January 2013 - 02:46 AM, said:

A Tablet? As in a Surface or something similar?

Or do you want a laptop?

I are teh confuzzled.

Well, I've seen the surface's specs and optifine wouldn't even help it run minecraft.

#4

Noah9988
    Noah9988

    Diamond Miner

  • Members
  • 733 posts

Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:06 AM

View PostBKrenz, on 15 January 2013 - 02:46 AM, said:

A Tablet? As in a Surface or something similar?

Or do you want a laptop?

I are teh confuzzled.
I guess he wants a windows 8 tablet which you can plug in a mouse or keyboard, also having usb ports.

View PostCreATiveHippo, on 26 April 2013 - 05:56 PM, said:

My life changing experience: the moment I got to high-school. I found out that I'm the only boy in the classroom. That's tough.

View PostInteli7, on 26 April 2013 - 06:49 PM, said:

Bud, you struck gold..... Unless you're gay.

#5

jppk1
    jppk1

    Portal Expert

  • Members
  • 5314 posts
  • Location: Finland
  • Minecraft: jppk1

Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:26 AM

View Postngsizzle, on 15 January 2013 - 02:56 AM, said:

Well, I've seen the surface's specs and optifine wouldn't even help it run minecraft.
A Z-60 might run it but idk.

#6

CodofMC
    CodofMC

    Portal Expert

  • Members
  • 5328 posts
  • Minecraft: NannerManCan

Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:42 AM

Are you talking about the pocket edition or the desktop version?  I'm sure just about any tablet with Windows 8 will be able to pay the pocket edition just fine, but I doubt that any tablet would run the desktop version of Minecraft very well.  Either way the Surface tablet from Microsoft is probably your best bet since it comes with a keyboard.

TheFieldZy said:

Nobody's perfect, so neither is Hannah Montana Linux, but it's pretty great.

BC_Programming on Operating Systems said:

They all suck. They just suck differently. Sort of like prostitutes.

#7

moschopsuk

Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:47 AM

One of the more later update to minecraft that added the option for touch screen support, but this really only affects how you interact with inventories.

#8

fm87
    fm87

    Beyond the Horizon

  • Members
  • 22016 posts

Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:56 AM

You cannot run Minecraft on a Windows 8 ARM tablet. It is not powerful enough, and there is not a version of Minecraft for Windows 8 RT.

#9

Allegory
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Minecraft: Aucy

Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:29 PM

I was thinking more along the lines of http://www.microsoft...323000/vip.true

It's got a decent processor, but I'm not confident that the built in GPU is gonna have enough juice to render Minecraft (the desktop version, of course).
I was kinda hoping that someone had experience with running Minecraft on a tablet such as this.

#10

Kruzzik_Kel
  • Location: Scotland
  • Minecraft: Kruziik_Kel

Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:32 PM

View PostAllegory, on 15 January 2013 - 09:29 PM, said:

I was thinking more along the lines of http://www.microsoft...323000/vip.true

It's got a decent processor, but I'm not confident that the built in GPU is gonna have enough juice to render Minecraft (the desktop version, of course).
I was kinda hoping that someone had experience with running Minecraft on a tablet such as this.

A. thtas not a tablet its an all in one

B. why in hell would anyone spend $1000 on that??

C. the desktop version wont run on a tablet until surface pro arrives because it uses the full Windows 8 OS

View Postfm87, on 15 August 2013 - 09:50 PM, said:

They are as much "hackers" as Obama is a giant reptilian space toaster.

#11

SpartanBlockhead
  • Location: In the Pantry, Chugging Peanut Butter
  • Minecraft: SpartanBlockhead

Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:04 PM

OP, do you even need a tablet? A laptop would do far better for far cheaper.

#12

Allegory
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Minecraft: Aucy

Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:31 AM

I've already got a great PC. I'm just wanting something to be able to jump on the couch with and carry around. Don't want the bulkiness of a laptop, though.
Looks like I'm probably just SOL.

#13

SeaWry
    SeaWry

    End Dweller

  • Members
  • 7078 posts
  • Location: Ameristralia
  • Minecraft: Flutterwry

Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:40 AM

View PostAllegory, on 16 January 2013 - 08:31 AM, said:

I've already got a great PC. I'm just wanting something to be able to jump on the couch with and carry around. Don't want the bulkiness of a laptop, though.
Looks like I'm probably just SOL.

You are, except for Minecraft PE, but otherwise no tablet can run like a PC unless its a AiO "even then does not have the performance needed" or as stated a laptop.

#14

Zakristone
  • Location: I come; I go

Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:32 AM

Good luck trying to find a Windows 8 tablet that will be able to run Minecraft. The Razer Edge will probably be able to run it, but it's not out yet and it's also pretty expensive.

#15

Draconbane
    Draconbane

    Lapis Lazuli Collector

  • Members
  • 1036 posts
  • Location: Underneath You [AUS]
  • Minecraft: sctunehrdowib

Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:33 PM

http://www.samsung.c.../XE700T1A-A06AU

Optifine and medium render? Should it do?
-Sctune- CFO, PRO & Owner of Phicraft, Co-Owner of BuildersInc, Founder of OminousWinds
Posted Image

#16

fm87
    fm87

    Beyond the Horizon

  • Members
  • 22016 posts

Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

View PostDraconbane, on 16 January 2013 - 01:33 PM, said:

http://www.samsung.c.../XE700T1A-A06AU

Optifine and medium render? Should it do?
That tablet is over $1,000.

#17

Draconbane
    Draconbane

    Lapis Lazuli Collector

  • Members
  • 1036 posts
  • Location: Underneath You [AUS]
  • Minecraft: sctunehrdowib

Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:53 PM

View Postfm87, on 16 January 2013 - 02:40 PM, said:

That tablet is over $1,000.

:D got a better tablet with lappy parts?? zi think Asus had onee as well
-Sctune- CFO, PRO & Owner of Phicraft, Co-Owner of BuildersInc, Founder of OminousWinds
Posted Image

#18

Eddo22
    Eddo22

    Zombie Killer

  • Members
  • 159 posts
  • Location: Atlantic Canada
  • Minecraft: Eddo22

Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:45 AM

I own an Acer W500 Tablet (Windows 7) with an AMD C-50 APU and it can run minecraft decently on far render distance..most everything else off. It is a little slow loading at times though and you can forget about running it with just the touchscreen. I'm hoping Mojang will add full support for Windows touchscreens in the near future. Haven't really tried to tweak it with optifine. It is playable though with default textures. I'm pretty sure using it on a server would kill the performance though.

I'm actually trying windows 8 64-bit 9200 build on my Tablet right now.. but I don't like it. Fairly glitchy and the start window is basically useless imo. Then again it could just be the fact that is a pre-release build. I won't be using it again either way though.
Posted Image

#19

Allegory
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Minecraft: Aucy

Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:11 PM

This just ended up in my Facebook newsfeed: http://www.razerzone.../razer-edge-pro

View PostZakristone, on 16 January 2013 - 11:32 AM, said:

Good luck trying to find a Windows 8 tablet that will be able to run Minecraft. The Razer Edge will probably be able to run it, but it's not out yet and it's also pretty expensive.
Looks like it's out now! This may be my savior lol

And really, the money isn't a huge issue. Just looking for a new toy for my brother and I. Hooray for having a good job!!

#20

CodofMC
    CodofMC

    Portal Expert

  • Members
  • 5328 posts
  • Minecraft: NannerManCan

Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

View PostAllegory, on 17 January 2013 - 04:11 PM, said:

This just ended up in my Facebook newsfeed: http://www.razerzone.../razer-edge-pro

Looks like it's out now! This may be my savior lol

And really, the money isn't a huge issue. Just looking for a new toy for my brother and I. Hooray for having a good job!!
Why in the world would you buy a $1,300 tablet just to play Minecraft?  It's a complete waste of money unless you plan on playing some actual games which need that kind of power.

TheFieldZy said:

Nobody's perfect, so neither is Hannah Montana Linux, but it's pretty great.

BC_Programming on Operating Systems said:

They all suck. They just suck differently. Sort of like prostitutes.