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Systems 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 Systems

The following Systems 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 13-18 of 31 items.
Asus Vivobook Flip 2-in-1 Laptop (TP412FA-XB56T)

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

ranked #3 among Laptops priced over $725

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 Buck75th percentile
Versatility56th percentile
Power60th percentile
Storage Space42th percentile
Portability79th percentile
Battery Autonomy44th percentile

Specs

Screen

14", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p (2.1 MP)), 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.
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 Inspiron 3880 Desktop (di3880_sb_ls7000m2e)

Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop (di3880_sb_ls7000m2e)

ranked #9 among Stationary Computers priced over $

This computer is a compelling option for everyday productivity on a budget. Thanks to detailed documentation, it's also relatively easy to upgrade and

Performance in selected Apps

Ableton Live20th percentile

Who it's For

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

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck90th percentile
Versatility46th percentile
Power71th percentile
Storage Space29th percentile
Portability31th percentile

Specs

CPU

Intel Core i5-10400

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 630

Memory

8 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$849.
Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop (di3880_s205e)

Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop (di3880_s205e)

ranked #11 among Stationary Computers priced over $

This computer is well-suited for everyday productivity on a budget. It's even relatively easy to upgrade and maintain thanks to detailed documentation

Performance in selected Apps

Ableton Live20th percentile

Who it's For

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

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck85th percentile
Versatility44th percentile
Power66th percentile
Storage Space74th percentile
Portability31th percentile

Specs

CPU

Intel Core i5-10400

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 630

Memory

8 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$599.
Dell G5 Gaming Desktop (dg5000_s62e)

Dell G5 Gaming Desktop (dg5000_s62e)

ranked #4 among Stationary Computers priced over $

If you need a PC capable of storing large files and handling advanced graphics for gaming or creative tasks but can't invest much, this setup offers q

Performance in selected Apps

Ableton Live20th percentile

Who it's For

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

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck97th percentile
Versatility76th percentile
Power87th percentile
Storage Space98th percentile
Portability25th percentile

Specs

CPU

Intel Core i5-10400F

GPU

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660, 6 GB

Memory

8 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$999.
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.