Top Laptops for the Audio Editor

Top Laptops for the Audio Editor

You've been playing with audio. Maybe you're getting started with recording your music or you need to clean up and sync audio for podcasts or videos. You will need a few extra toys for recording but the following will run audio edition software fine.

Your options 9 top results, ranging in price from ∼ US$610 to US$820, with accessories.

  • #1, Laptops ($725 - $850)
    Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Laptop

    Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Laptop from US$5504% cheaper than usual
    ~$747 with accessories

    If you're looking for a laptop that is both easy to carry around, cost-effective and capable of handling most productivity scenarios, this model is worth a look... Read More about the i14-5493

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage3/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy3/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power2/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy2.5/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power2/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy3.5/5

    performance in Music Production

    3/5
    Meets recommended specs

    performance in Audacity

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in GarageBand

    N/A
    Not Available For this Platform

    performance in GarageBand for iOS

    N/A
    Not Available For this Platform
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i5-1035G1
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 256.00 GB
    Screen Size: 14"
    Screen Resolution: 1920×1080
    Dimensions: 32.87 x 23.95 x 1.80 cm
    Weight: 1.420 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • #1, Laptops ($525 - $725)
    Asus X509FA 15" Laptop

    Asus X509FA 15" Laptop from US$530;
    ~$718 with accessories

    This cost-efficient laptop manages to kick things up a notch with a fast SSD and a FullHD screen. A compelling option if your needs aren't exactly out of the or... Read More about the X509FA-DB51

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power3/5
    Storage3/5
    Portability1.5/5
    Autonomy1/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability3/5
    Autonomy0.5/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy1/5

    performance in Music Production

    3/5
    Meets recommended specs

    performance in Audacity

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in GarageBand

    N/A
    Not Available For this Platform

    performance in GarageBand for iOS

    N/A
    Not Available For this Platform
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i5-8265U
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 256.00 GB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1920×1080
    Dimensions: 36.02 x 23.49 x 2.29 cm
    Weight: 1.800 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • #2, Laptops ($725 - $850)
    Asus TUF 15-inch Gaming Laptop

    Asus TUF 15-inch Gaming Laptop from US$610;
    ~$820 with accessories

    This laptop's top priorities are performance and durability, and the resulting computer is capable of handling pretty demanding video games and creative tasks... Read More about the FX505DD-BH51-CB

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power3.5/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability1/5
    Autonomy0/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power3/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability2.5/5
    Autonomy0/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power3.5/5
    Storage3.5/5
    Portability1/5
    Autonomy0/5

    performance in Music Production

    3/5
    Meets recommended specs

    performance in Audacity

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in GarageBand

    N/A
    Not Available For this Platform

    performance in GarageBand for iOS

    N/A
    Not Available For this Platform
    Specs
    Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
    Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 512.00 GB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1920×1080
    Dimensions: 36.07 x 26.16 x 2.54 cm
    Weight: 2.218 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • #3, Laptops ($725 - $850)
    Asus VivoBook 15.6" Laptop - Slate Grey

    Asus VivoBook 15.6" Laptop - Slate Grey from US$570;
    ~$820 with accessories

    This Laptop is a cost-efficient solution for productivity, multitasking and even some creative experimentation.

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power2/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability2.5/5
    Autonomy2/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power2/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy2/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power1/5
    Storage3.5/5
    Portability3/5
    Autonomy2.5/5

    performance in Music Production

    4/5
    This should run nicely

    performance in Audacity

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in GarageBand

    N/A
    Not Available For this Platform

    performance in GarageBand for iOS

    N/A
    Not Available For this Platform
    Specs
    Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
    Graphics: AMD Radeon Vega 8 Mobile
    Memory: 12.00 GB
    Storage: 512.00 GB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1920×1080
    Dimensions: 35.72 x 23.04 x 1.99 cm
    Weight: 1.700 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • #3, Laptops ($525 - $725)
    HP Pavilion 15" Laptop

    HP Pavilion 15" Laptop from US$45016% cheaper than usual
    ~$610 with accessories

    A no-frills laptop for everyday needs, it is worth considering for common homework and going online for social media, emails, etc.

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage3/5
    Portability3/5
    Autonomy2.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck2/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy2/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck2/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power1/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy3/5

    performance in Music Production

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Audacity

    3/5
    More than the bare minimum but not quite recommended specs.

    performance in GarageBand

    N/A
    Not Available For this Platform

    performance in GarageBand for iOS

    N/A
    Not Available For this Platform
    Specs
    Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
    Graphics: AMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 256.00 GB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 36.16 x 24.56 x 1.79 cm
    Weight: 1.800 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • #4, Laptops ($725 - $850)
    HP 15" Laptop - Silver

    HP 15" Laptop - Silver from US$57017%, Best price yet!
    ~$820 with accessories

    This laptop is a bit hard to peg. It features a relatively capable processor, but its potential is limited by middle-of-the-road memory configuration (but at le... Read More about the 15-dy1028ca

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price0.5/5
    Power3/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability3/5
    Autonomy2.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck2/5
    Versatility for the Price0.5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy2.5/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck2/5
    Versatility for the Price0.5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage3.5/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy3/5

    performance in Music Production

    3/5
    Meets recommended specs

    performance in Audacity

    3/5
    More than the bare minimum but not quite recommended specs.

    performance in GarageBand

    N/A
    Not Available For this Platform

    performance in GarageBand for iOS

    N/A
    Not Available For this Platform
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i7-1065G7
    Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 512.00 GB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 35.85 x 24.20 x 1.80 cm
    Weight: 1.742 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • #5, Laptops ($725 - $850)
    Asus X series 15" VivoBook

    Asus X series 15" VivoBook from US$570;
    ~$770 with accessories

    This cost-efficient laptop is all about versatility; it won't exactly impress on any level, but it will keep most of your options open without investing in a sp... Read More about the X540UA-SB51-CB

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price0.5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage3/5
    Portability1/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck2/5
    Versatility for the Price0.5/5
    Power2/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability2.5/5
    Autonomy1/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price0.5/5
    Power2/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability0.5/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    performance in Music Production

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Audacity

    3/5
    More than the bare minimum but not quite recommended specs.

    performance in GarageBand

    N/A
    Not Available For this Platform

    performance in GarageBand for iOS

    N/A
    Not Available For this Platform
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i5-8250U
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 256.00 GB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 38.10 x 25.10 x 2.72 cm
    Weight: 1.900 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • #4, Laptops ($525 - $725)
    HP 15" Laptop - Silver

    HP 15" Laptop - Silver from US$530;
    ~$720 with accessories

    This cost-effective laptop could be a good choice if you're looking for something to handle common everyday tasks and do not mind focusing on only one thing at... Read More about the 15-dy1008ca

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price1/5
    Power2/5
    Storage3/5
    Portability3/5
    Autonomy3/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck2/5
    Versatility for the Price1/5
    Power2/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy2.5/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price1/5
    Power1/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy3.5/5

    performance in Music Production

    3/5
    Meets recommended specs

    performance in Audacity

    3/5
    More than the bare minimum but not quite recommended specs.

    performance in GarageBand

    N/A
    Not Available For this Platform

    performance in GarageBand for iOS

    N/A
    Not Available For this Platform
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i3-1005G1
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 256.00 GB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 35.85 x 24.20 x 1.79 cm
    Weight: 1.690 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the retailer's site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #6, Laptops ($725 - $850)
    HP 17" Notebook

    HP 17" Notebook from US$52015% cheaper than usual
    ~$730 with accessories

    With a large, low-resolution screen, this laptop could be precisely what you need if the idea of a "large print" laptop appeals to you. It also has an optical d... Read More about the 17-CA1007CA

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price1.5/5
    Power2/5
    Storage5/5
    Portability0.5/5
    Autonomy0.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck2/5
    Versatility for the Price2/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy0.5/5

    by Large Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck1/5
    Versatility for the Price1.5/5
    Power1/5
    Storage5/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    performance in Music Production

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Audacity

    3/5
    More than the bare minimum but not quite recommended specs.

    performance in GarageBand

    N/A
    Not Available For this Platform

    performance in GarageBand for iOS

    N/A
    Not Available For this Platform
    Specs
    Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
    Graphics: AMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics
    Memory: 12.00 GB
    Storage: 2 TB
    Screen Size: 17.3"
    Screen Resolution: 1600×900
    Dimensions: 41.48 x 27.22 x 2.45 cm
    Weight: 2.499 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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