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Laptops to run Ableton Live 11 on a budget.

Release Date 2018-02-06
Developer Ableton
Publisher Ableton
Pricing Model Premium
Platforms Mac OS X, Windows
Official Site

Ableton Live is a digital audio workstation developed by Ableton for macOS and Windows. In contrast to many other software sequencers, Ableton Live is designed to be an instrument for live performances as well as a tool for composing, recording, arranging, mixing, and mastering. It is also used by DJs, as it offers a suite of controls for beatmatching, crossfading, and other different effects used by turntablists, and was one of the first music applications to automatically beatmatch songs. Live is available in three editions: Intro (with limited key features), Standard, and Suite.

Genres

Audio Software, Music Production

Tags

Audio Mastering, Audio Mixing, Beatmatching, Creative, Crossfading, MIDI, Moddable, Multiple Tracks, Recording Software, Sequencer, Synthesizer

Pricing and Current Offers

Compatible Laptops

The following Laptops meet the minimal system requirements set by Ableton Live 11's developers. So it should run, but you might experience slowdowns when working with larger, heavier files.

Matches are sorted by price, so if what you see doesn't match your expectations and you can afford to pay more, feel free to move on to the next page.

Showing 7-12 of 14 items.
Samsung Galaxy Book S (NP767XCM-K01CA)

Samsung Galaxy Book S (NP767XCM-K01CA)

ranked #9 among Laptops priced over $375

With a focus on ease of transportation and battery autonomy, this laptop is an excellent travel companion, even if you need to remain productive away

Performance in selected Apps

Ableton Live20th percentile

Who it's For

  • Road Warrior
  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck62th percentile
Versatility90th percentile
Power51th percentile
Storage Space29th percentile
Portability89th percentile
Battery Autonomy80th percentile

Specs

Screen

13", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), Touch Screen

CPU

Intel Core i5-L16G7

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

256 GB total, Media Card Reader, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,299. You could save 29% right now.
HP ENVY x360 13-inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop (13-ay0007ca)

HP ENVY x360 13-inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop (13-ay0007ca)

ranked #1 among Laptops priced over $375

This versatile 2-in-1 laptop is a great candidate for productivity on the go, study or even travel.

Performance in selected Apps

Ableton Live20th percentile

Who it's For

  • Road Warrior
  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck97th percentile
Versatility88th percentile
Power79th percentile
Storage Space42th percentile
Portability84th percentile
Battery Autonomy80th percentile

Specs

Screen

13", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U

GPU

AMD Radeon Vega 6 Graphics

Memory

8 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

512 GB total, Media Card Reader, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,149. You could save 16% right now.
Asus Vivobook Flip 2-in-1 Laptop (TP412FA-XB56T)

Asus Vivobook Flip 2-in-1 Laptop (TP412FA-XB56T)

ranked #4 among Laptops priced over $375

This versatile PC achieves a nice balance of portability and speed in addition to the ability to fold over itself for those times where you do not nee

Performance in selected Apps

Ableton Live20th percentile

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck74th percentile
Versatility56th percentile
Power59th percentile
Storage Space42th percentile
Portability79th percentile
Battery Autonomy44th percentile

Specs

Screen

14", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen

CPU

Intel Core i5-10210U

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Media Card Reader, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,049.
HP ENVY x360 13-inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop (13-ay0008ca)

HP ENVY x360 13-inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop (13-ay0008ca)

ranked #2 among Laptops priced over $375

This versatile 2-in-1 laptop comes with a stylus for note-taking and even drawing (although I'm not sure how it would compare to a Cintiq).

Performance in selected Apps

Ableton Live20th percentile

Who it's For

  • Road Warrior
  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck95th percentile
Versatility83th percentile
Power79th percentile
Storage Space29th percentile
Portability84th percentile
Battery Autonomy80th percentile

Specs

Screen

13", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U

GPU

AMD Radeon Vega 6 Graphics

Memory

8 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

256 GB total, Media Card Reader, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$899.
Acer Aspire 7 15-inch Gaming Laptop (A715-75G-71RD)

Acer Aspire 7 15-inch Gaming Laptop (A715-75G-71RD)

ranked #3 among Laptops priced over $375

This laptop combines a few attractive features while achieving a relatively reasonable price. If you're looking for a laptop capable of handling advan

Performance in selected Apps

Ableton Live100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Multitasker
  • Serious Music Producer
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck90th percentile
Versatility98th percentile
Power88th percentile
Storage Space42th percentile
Portability64th percentile
Battery Autonomy2th percentile

Specs

Screen

15", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i7-10750H

GPU

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, 4 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

HP ProBook 450 G8 15-inch FHD Notebook (28K93UT)

HP ProBook 450 G8 15-inch FHD Notebook (28K93UT)

ranked #8 among Laptops priced over $375

This professional-grade laptop features everything I look for in a productivity-focused system, including fast storage, a 1080p screen and encryption

Performance in selected Apps

Ableton Live20th percentile

Who it's For

  • Road Warrior
  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck66th percentile
Versatility37th percentile
Power70th percentile
Storage Space29th percentile
Portability71th percentile
Battery Autonomy69th percentile

Specs

Screen

15", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i5-1135G7

GPU

Intel Iris Xe Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

256 GB total, Media Card Reader, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,359.