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Recommended Systems for Ableton Live 11.

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 Systems

The following Systems meet the system requirements set by Ableton Live 11's developers. There are no performance standards defining how well a recommended system should perform (some developers overestimate them, others can be a bit optimistic), but I would expect those systems to handle anything easily but the most painstakingly complex tasks.

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 1-6 of 12 items.
Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop (di3880_s2021e)

Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop (di3880_s2021e)

ranked #6 among Stationary Computers priced over $

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.

Performance in selected Apps

Ableton Live60th percentile

Who it's For

  • Tinkerer
  • Serious Multitasker
  • Aspiring Creative
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck95th percentile
Versatility80th percentile
Power69th percentile
Storage Space74th percentile
Portability31th percentile

Specs

CPU

Intel Core i5-10400

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 630

Memory

12 GB

Storage

1 TB total, Media Card Reader, DVD, 72000+ RPM hard drive (fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$599.
Dell Inspiron 5502 15-inch Laptop (ni155000t_sb_5004e)

Dell Inspiron 5502 15-inch Laptop (ni155000t_sb_5004e)

ranked #2 among Laptops priced over $725

This Laptop excels at cost-effective productivity and multitasking while being relatively easy to carry. It even has a few attractive features, such a

Performance in selected Apps

Ableton Live60th percentile

Who it's For

  • Road Warrior
  • Tinkerer
  • Serious Multitasker
  • Aspiring Creative

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck86th percentile
Versatility93th percentile
Power72th percentile
Storage Space42th percentile
Portability75th percentile
Battery Autonomy79th percentile

Specs

Screen

15", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p (2.1 MP)), Multiple Monitor Support, VA or SVA Display

CPU

Intel Core i5-1135G7

GPU

Intel Iris Xe Graphics

Memory

12 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,049.
Dell G5 Gaming Desktop (dg5000_sb_ls94e)

Dell G5 Gaming Desktop (dg5000_sb_ls94e)

ranked #2 among Stationary Computers priced over $

This Gaming PC hits an appealing balance between affordability, power and speed. It does lack a few features I'd like to see in a gaming system (like

Performance in selected Apps

Ableton Live100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Hardcore Gamer
  • Long-Term Gamer
  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Multitasker
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck99th percentile
Versatility97th percentile
Power89th percentile
Storage Space89th percentile
Portability25th percentile

Specs

CPU

Intel Core i5-10400F

GPU

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, 6 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

1.5 TB total, Solid State (very fast), 72000+ RPM hard drive (fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,799. You could save 44% right now.
Asus ROG Strix G17 17-inch Gaming Laptop (G712LV-BS71-CB)

Asus ROG Strix G17 17-inch Gaming Laptop (G712LV-BS71-CB)

Built for performance, this large laptop delivers rich interactive performances even with the latest triple-A titles. On top of that, its extra horsep

Performance in selected Apps

Ableton Live100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Hardcore Gamer
  • Serious Video Editor
  • Tinkerer
  • Serious Multitasker
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck99th percentile
Versatility96th percentile
Power93th percentile
Storage Space42th percentile
Portability46th percentile
Battery Autonomy5th percentile

Specs

Screen

17", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p (2.1 MP)), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i7-10750H

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, 6 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,599. You could save 100% right now.
Asus ROG Zephyrus M Gaming Laptop (GU502GU-XB74)

Asus ROG Zephyrus M Gaming Laptop (GU502GU-XB74)

ranked #4 among Laptops priced over $725

This gaming laptop is strong enough to handle most games out there and features a rather large battery, making it a bit less dependant on the power ou

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 Buck72th percentile
Versatility84th percentile
Power86th percentile
Storage Space42th percentile
Portability70th percentile
Battery Autonomy52th percentile

Specs

Screen

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

CPU

Intel Core i7-9750H

GPU

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, 6 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB total

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,954. You could save 6% right now.
Asus Zenbook 14" Laptop (UX434FL-UB76T)

Asus Zenbook 14" Laptop (UX434FL-UB76T)

ranked #8 among Laptops priced over $725

This laptop offers impressive power in a small format, making it a great travel companion, especially if you need a bit of additional graphical oomph.

Performance in selected Apps

Ableton Live100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Multitasker
  • Video Editor
  • Serious Music Producer
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck63th percentile
Versatility51th percentile
Power70th percentile
Storage Space74th percentile
Portability83th percentile
Battery Autonomy52th percentile

Specs

Screen

14", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p (2.1 MP)), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i7-8565U

GPU

Nvidia GeForce MX250, 2 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

1 TB total, Media Card Reader, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,849.