Top Laptops for the Music Producer

Top Laptops for the Music Producer

When you start getting creative with music production, you need more serious hardware. Something capable of layering tracks and work with a few effects in real-time. You might need extra equipment for recording or instruments, but those will get you started.

Your options 5 top results, ranging in price from ∼ US$1030 to US$1720, with accessories.

  • #1, Laptops ($1100 - $1975)
    Asus ROG Strix G17 17-inch Gaming Laptop

    Asus ROG Strix G17 17-inch Gaming Laptop from US$1190;
    ~$1550 with accessories

    Built for performance, this large laptop delivers rich interactive performances even with the latest triple-A titles. On top of that, its extra horsepower will... Read More about the G712LV-BS71-CB

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power4.5/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability0/5
    Autonomy0/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power4.5/5
    Storage3/5
    Portability1.5/5
    Autonomy0/5

    by Large Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power4.5/5
    Storage3.5/5
    Portability0.5/5
    Autonomy0.5/5

    performance in Music Production

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

    performance in Ableton Live 10

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

    performance in Adobe Audition CC

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i7-10750H
    Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
    Memory: 16.00 GB
    Storage: 512.00 GB
    Screen Size: 17.3"
    Screen Resolution: 1920×1080
    Dimensions: 39.88 x 29.21 x 2.54 cm
    Weight: 2.862 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • #2, Laptops ($1100 - $1975)
    MSI Alpha 15 Gaming Laptop Guillaume's pick; 20 times!

    MSI Alpha 15 Gaming Laptop from US$1030;
    ~$1319 with accessories

    This laptop aims to deliver satisfying gaming performance at a reasonable price, and it's worth a look if you need a gaming PC that can be set anywhere. You wil... Read More about the A3DDK-012CA

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power4/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability1/5
    Autonomy0/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price5/5
    Power3.5/5
    Storage3/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy0/5

    by Large Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power3.5/5
    Storage3.5/5
    Portability1/5
    Autonomy0.5/5

    performance in Music Production

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

    performance in Ableton Live 10

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

    performance in Adobe Audition CC

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
    Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 5500M
    Memory: 16.00 GB
    Storage: 512.00 GB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1920×1080
    Dimensions: 35.76 x 24.79 x 2.74 cm
    Weight: 2.300 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • #3, Laptops ($1100 - $1975)
    Dell Inspiron 17 3000 Laptop

    Dell Inspiron 17 3000 Laptop from US$910;
    ~$1200 with accessories

    If you need a computer to get things done from home but can't dedicate space for it, this laptop can tackle several productivity tasks at once if necessary and... Read More about the ni173793_h015e

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power3.5/5
    Storage5/5
    Portability0.5/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power3/5
    Storage5/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    by Large Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power3/5
    Storage5/5
    Portability1/5
    Autonomy2.5/5

    performance in Music Production

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

    performance in Ableton Live 10

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

    performance in Adobe Audition CC

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i7-1065G7
    Graphics: Nvidia GeForce MX230
    Memory: 16.00 GB
    Storage: 2 TB + 256 GB (~2.25 TB)
    Screen Size: 17.3"
    Screen Resolution: 1920×1080
    Dimensions: 41.54 x 27.92 x 2.50 cm
    Weight: 2.790 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 Dell (Canada) site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #4, Laptops ($1100 - $1975)
    Dell XPS 15 7000 series laptop

    Dell XPS 15 7000 series laptop from US$13506% cheaper than usual
    ~$1720 with accessories

    This laptop packs a large battery and some powerful hardware in a package that's easy to carry. It's better suited for short high-performance sessions, but not... Read More about the XPS7590-nxps157590_s1608e

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power4/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy3.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power4/5
    Storage3/5
    Portability3/5
    Autonomy3.5/5

    by Large Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power3.5/5
    Storage3.5/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy4.5/5

    performance in Music Production

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

    performance in Ableton Live 10

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

    performance in Adobe Audition CC

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i7-9750H
    Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650
    Memory: 16.00 GB
    Storage: 512.00 GB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 3840×2160
    Dimensions: 35.71 x 23.55 x 1.68 cm
    Weight: 2.041 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 Dell (Canada) site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #7, Laptops ($950 - $1100)
    Dell Inspiron 17 3000 Laptop

    Dell Inspiron 17 3000 Laptop from US$780;
    ~$1030 with accessories

    If you need a computer to work from home but can't dedicate space for it, this laptop is capable of handling advanced productivity tasks, large files and can be... Read More about the ni173793_h013e

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price1/5
    Power3.5/5
    Storage5/5
    Portability0.5/5
    Autonomy1/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price1/5
    Power3/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy1/5

    by Large Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price1.5/5
    Power3/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability1/5
    Autonomy2/5

    performance in Music Production

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

    performance in Ableton Live 10

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

    performance in Adobe Audition CC

    0/5
    Does not meet software's minimum requirements
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i7-1065G7
    Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics
    Memory: 16.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB + 256 GB (~1.25 TB)
    Screen Size: 17.3"
    Screen Resolution: 1600×900
    Dimensions: 41.54 x 27.92 x 2.50 cm
    Weight: 2.790 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 Dell (Canada) site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×

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