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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.

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Asus Alienware m15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (AWm15-7149WHT-PCA)

Asus Alienware m15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (AWm15-7149WHT-PCA)

If you're looking for a laptop capable of handling the most demanding games out there right now, this one could well be worth looking into. If you lik

Performance in selected Apps

Ableton Live100th percentile

Who it's For

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

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck86th percentile
Versatility83th percentile
Power92th percentile
Storage Space42th percentile
Portability63th percentile
Battery Autonomy31th percentile

Specs

Screen

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

CPU

Intel Core i7-10750H

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, 6 GB

Memory

16 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

512 GB total, Media Card Reader

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,999. You could save 100% right now.
Apple MacBook Pro 16" w. Touch Bar (i7, 2019) (MVVJ2LL/A)

Apple MacBook Pro 16" w. Touch Bar (i7, 2019) (MVVJ2LL/A)

ranked #10 among Laptops priced over $375

This elegant and understated laptop is built for creative projects away from the desk. It's not an insignificant investment, but it's one of your best

Performance in selected Apps

Ableton Live100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Road Warrior
  • Serious Multitasker
  • Serious Music Producer

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck56th percentile
Versatility32th percentile
Power90th percentile
Storage Space42th percentile
Portability70th percentile
Battery Autonomy92th percentile

Specs

Screen

16", 3072×1920(3072 × 1920, 5.9MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i7-9750H

GPU

AMD Radeon Pro 5300M, 4 GB

Memory

16 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$2,999.