Top Picks for the Audio Editor

Top Picks 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 7 top results, ranging in price from ∼ C$0 to C$940, with accessories.

Let's start with a broad search. The following offer the best value for the lowest price regardless of format preference. As a result, you will most likely see stationary computers down here and maybe a few portable options. You have the option to look for a specific kind of device at the bottom of the page.

  • #1, Stationary Computers (under $1500)
    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop

    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop from C$4804% cheaper than usual
    ~$770 with accessories

    This computer is a compelling choice for everyday productivity, connectivity and enjoying the web... Read More about the di3880_s218pe

    Device Ratings

    by Stationary Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power2/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability1.5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by Tower Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    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 i3-10100
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 256.00 GB
    Dimensions: 15.40 x 29.30 x 32.43 cm
    Weight: 6.020 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. ×
  • #2, Stationary Computers (under $1500)
    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop

    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop from C$900;
    ~$0 with accessories

    This computer is strong enough to handle the toughest productivity tasks, and thanks to fast storage, it'll keep your loading times to a minimum... Read More about the di3880_s1003e

    Device Ratings

    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 i7-10700
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 512.00 GB
    Dimensions: 15.40 x 29.30 x 32.43 cm
    Weight: 6.020 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. ×
  • #3, Stationary Computers (under $1500)
    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop

    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop from C$63010%, Best price yet!
    ~$920 with accessories

    This computer is well-suited for speedy productivity on a budget. It's even relatively easy to upgrade and maintain thanks to detailed documentation if you do n... Read More about the di3880_s2081e

    Device Ratings

    by Stationary Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage3.5/5
    Portability5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability1.5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by Tower Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage3.5/5
    Portability5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    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 i5-10400
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB + 256 GB (~1.25 TB)
    Dimensions: 15.40 x 29.30 x 32.43 cm
    Weight: 6.020 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, Stationary Computers (under $1500)
    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop

    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop from C$600;
    ~$890 with accessories

    This computer is a good fit for everyday productivity on a budget. It's even relatively easy to upgrade and maintain thanks to detailed documentation. A few cre... Read More about the di3880_s2021e

    Device Ratings

    by Stationary Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power1/5
    Storage3/5
    Portability5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability1.5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by Tower Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power1/5
    Storage3/5
    Portability5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    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: Intel Core i5-10400
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Memory: 12.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB
    Dimensions: 15.40 x 29.30 x 32.43 cm
    Weight: 6.020 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. ×
  • #5, Stationary Computers (under $1500)
    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop

    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop from C$6507% cheaper than usual
    ~$940 with accessories

    This computer is a good fit if you've been looking to get more work done from home on a budget. It's even relatively easy to upgrade and maintain thanks to deta... Read More about the di3880_s2101e

    Device Ratings

    by Stationary Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage1.5/5
    Portability5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage3.5/5
    Portability1.5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by Tower Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage1.5/5
    Portability5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    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 i5-10400
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 512.00 GB
    Dimensions: 15.40 x 29.30 x 32.43 cm
    Weight: 6.020 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, Stationary Computers (under $1500)
    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop

    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop from C$5803% cheaper than usual
    ~$870 with accessories

    This computer is well-suited for everyday productivity on a budget. It's even relatively easy to upgrade and maintain thanks to detailed documentation if you do... Read More about the di3880_s205e

    Device Ratings

    by Stationary Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power1/5
    Storage3/5
    Portability5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability1.5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by Tower Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power1/5
    Storage3/5
    Portability5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    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 i5-10400
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB
    Dimensions: 15.40 x 29.30 x 32.43 cm
    Weight: 6.020 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. ×
  • #1, Laptops ($575 - $950)
    Dell Inspiron 5502 15-inch Laptop

    Dell Inspiron 5502 15-inch Laptop from C$7004%, Best price yet!
    ~$720 with accessories

    This Laptop excels at cost-effective productivity while remaining relatively easy to carry. It even has a few attractive features, such as Gigabit-capable WiFi... Read More about the ni155000t_sb_5015e

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price5/5
    Power3/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability3/5
    Autonomy4/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy3.5/5

    by Large Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price5/5
    Power2/5
    Storage1.5/5
    Portability5/5
    Autonomy5/5

    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 i5-1135G7
    Graphics: Intel Iris Xe Graphics
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 256.00 GB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1920×1080
    Dimensions: 35.61 x 23.45 x 1.79 cm
    Weight: 1.714 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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