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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 1-6 of 14 items.
Acer Aspire 5 (A515-55-55R6)

Acer Aspire 5 (A515-55-55R6)

ranked #6 among Laptops priced over $375

This cost-effective laptop bundles quite a few attractive features such as a fast drive, a full HD screen and a processor capable of handling most pro

Performance in selected Apps

Ableton Live20th percentile

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck72th percentile
Versatility92th percentile
Power58th percentile
Storage Space29th percentile
Portability72th percentile
Battery Autonomy55th percentile

Specs

Screen

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

CPU

Intel Core i5-1035G1

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

256 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$799. You could save 19% right now.
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15-inch Touchscreen Laptop (81WE00NJCF)

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15-inch Touchscreen Laptop (81WE00NJCF)

With a relatively large and low-resolution screen, this laptop could be especially interesting for someone who usually strains when reading on smaller

Performance in selected Apps

Ableton Live59th percentile

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck56th percentile
Versatility25th percentile
Power60th percentile
Storage Space29th percentile
Portability67th percentile
Battery Autonomy41th percentile

Specs

Screen

15", 1366×768(1366 × 768, 1MP), Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen

CPU

Intel Core i5-1035G1

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

12 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$849. You could save 100% right now.
Dell 14-inch 2-in-1 Laptop - Silver (i5491-5022SLV-PCA)

Dell 14-inch 2-in-1 Laptop - Silver (i5491-5022SLV-PCA)

If you want a laptop and a tablet but can't afford both or don't want the hassle of splitting your files and activities between the two, this model co

Performance in selected Apps

Ableton Live20th percentile

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck80th percentile
Versatility90th percentile
Power59th percentile
Storage Space29th percentile
Portability45th percentile
Battery Autonomy44th percentile

Specs

Screen

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

CPU

Intel Core i5-10210U

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$899. You could save 100% right now.
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop (81WR000ECF)

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop (81WR000ECF)

ranked #13 among Laptops priced over $375

This laptop makes a pretty good impression for a budget model. The monitor is relatively low-rez, making it better-suited for single-tasking and anyon

Performance in selected Apps

Ableton Live20th percentile

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck43th percentile
Versatility25th percentile
Power47th percentile
Storage Space29th percentile
Portability43th percentile
Battery Autonomy43th percentile

Specs

Screen

15", 1366×768(1366 × 768, 1MP), Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen

CPU

Intel Core i3-10110U

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

8 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

256 GB total, Solid State (very fast), Micro SD Storage Expansion

Pricing

Typically sells for C$699.
Asus ZenBook 14-inch Laptop (UM431DA-BH51-CB)

Asus ZenBook 14-inch Laptop (UM431DA-BH51-CB)

ranked #7 among Laptops priced over $375

This premium-looking laptop is a solid choice for productivity on the go and thanks to its small size and plentiful ports, it gives you plenty of opti

Performance in selected Apps

Ableton Live20th percentile

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck68th percentile
Versatility86th percentile
Power54th percentile
Storage Space42th percentile
Portability82th percentile
Battery Autonomy51th percentile

Specs

Screen

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

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

GPU

AMD Radeon Vega 8 Mobile

Memory

8 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$799. You could save 6% right now.
Asus ZenBook 14" Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop - Grey (UX463FA-BH51T-CB)

Asus ZenBook 14" Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop - Grey (UX463FA-BH51T-CB)

This laptop combines a lot of gimmicks. First of all, it flips over into a tablet for those times where the keyboard would get in your way. However, w

Performance in selected Apps

Ableton Live20th percentile

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck88th percentile
Versatility72th percentile
Power66th percentile
Storage Space42th percentile
Portability82th percentile
Battery Autonomy55th 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, Dual-Channel

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$999. You could save 100% right now.