Don't rush him to update for 1.8 guys. This is only the 1.8 Prerelease. It would be pointless for him to update it now, since this isn't the official 1.8, meaning there could be some changes between now and the official release.
Hey guys. I just got a new laptop and for some reason, Minecraft is EXTREMELY laggy. It's fine on the menu, but once I go into the game (Multiplayer or Single), it lags so much it's unplayable. I've tried mods and guides to speeding it up but they don't seem to be working, and even changing the video settings to the minimum settings doesn't work.
I have 4GB of RAM and a decent graphics card, so that can't be the reason. Here are my specs:
OS: Windows 7
Model: Acer Aspire 7741Z-4839
Processor: Intel Pentium P6200 (2.13Ghz)
Hard Drive: 500GB