I need a good laptop for travel, that won't break the bank and, that will run Minecraft at at least 60 fps without optifine. I don't have a problem using optifine, I just don't want to be dependent on it for an enjoyable experience. I like to play with at least 10, prefer 12, render distance. I really don't want to go over $1000. Am I dreaming, or is it possible?
100%, literally any modern day laptop with at least an Intel HD 630 (which is literally any modern day laptop with an intel cpu), as well as any half decent CPU like a modern pentium or above can run minecraft at a solid 60fps constantly. This is coming from someone who use to play this game on a old mac which are very unoptimised for performance overall, as well as only having and Intel HD 4000 and constantly overheating, i managed to average like 40-50 fps so you'll be fine. I don't know what country youre in but here in australia you can get a laptop that costs about 700 aud (500 usd) that can run minecraft perfectly.
Both that the $300 to $420 range and they good for minecraft high to medium setting no optifine and maybe play 60 to 70 mods running on it but highly recommend buying a prebuilt desktop or buying the parts for desktop cause it cheap, you know what going into the computer, your get better cooling or air flow for your CPU, GPU and the reset of your part and laptop only last for 3 years they outdated or blow out