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Systems to run Audacity on a budget.

Release Date 2000-05-28
Developer The Audacity Team
Publisher The Audacity Team
Pricing Model Open Source
Platforms Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
Official Site

Audacity is a free open source digital audio editor and recording computer software application, available for Windows, OS X, Linux and other operating systems. Audacity was started in the fall of 1999 by Dominic Mazzoni and Roger Dannenberg at Carnegie Mellon University and was released on May 28, 2000 as version 0.8.

Genres

Audio Editor

Tags

Audio Mastering, Creative, Filters, Multiple Tracks

Current Offers

Compatible Ready-Made Systems

The following Systems meet the minimal system requirements set by Audacity'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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Lenovo 14-inch IdeaPad 3 Chromebook (82KN0002CF)

Lenovo 14-inch IdeaPad 3 Chromebook (82KN0002CF)

Even by Chromebook standards, this netbook is a bit humble, but it's a cost-efficient solution for everyday needs.

A few characteristics could impe

Performance in selected Apps

Audacity50th percentile

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck46th percentile
Versatility100th percentile
Power19th percentile
Storage Space7th percentile
Portability71th percentile
Battery Autonomy83th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Linux, Android, Chrome OS

Screen

14", 1366×768(1366 × 768, 1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

MediaTek MT8183

GPU

ARM Mali-G72

Memory

4 GB

Storage

32 GB total, Media Card Reader, eMMC Storage (slow)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$269. You could save 100% right now.
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14-inch Netbook (82GW0047CF)

Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14-inch Netbook (82GW0047CF)

ranked #7 among Laptops priced under $500

Built for price-effectiveness above all, this laptop might still be worth a look if you're happy with products from the Microsoft store. It's not a po

Performance in selected Apps

Audacity50th percentile

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck11th percentile
Versatility92th percentile
Power22th percentile
Storage Space25th percentile
Portability69th percentile
Battery Autonomy25th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, S Edition

Screen

14", 1366×768(1366 × 768, 1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

AMD 3020e

GPU

AMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics

Memory

4 GB

Storage

64 GB total, Media Card Reader, eMMC Storage (slow)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$199.
Acer 14-inch Chromebook 314 (CB314-1H-C1S4)

Acer 14-inch Chromebook 314 (CB314-1H-C1S4)

ranked #4 among Laptops priced under $500

This Chromebook has a larger screen, helping readability without compromising ease of transportation too much.

Performance in selected Apps

Audacity50th percentile

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck24th percentile
Versatility91th percentile
Power12th percentile
Storage Space7th percentile
Portability70th percentile
Battery Autonomy63th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Linux, Android, Chrome OS

Screen

14", 1366×786(1366 × 786, 1.1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Celeron N4000

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 600

Memory

4 GB

Storage

32 GB total, Media Card Reader, eMMC Storage (slow)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$199.
HP 14-inch Laptop (14-fq0008ca)

HP 14-inch Laptop (14-fq0008ca)

This laptop is as modest as it gets, but if you need more versatility than a Chromebook can offer, this could be worth a look.

Luckily, this laptop

Performance in selected Apps

Audacity50th percentile

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck10th percentile
Versatility58th percentile
Power22th percentile
Storage Space25th percentile
Portability84th percentile
Battery Autonomy36th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, S Edition

Screen

14", 1366×768(1366 × 768, 1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

AMD 3020e

GPU

AMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics

Memory

4 GB

Storage

64 GB total, Media Card Reader, eMMC Storage (slow)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$349. You could save 100% right now.
Acer Chromebook 311 (CB311-9H-C29L)

Acer Chromebook 311 (CB311-9H-C29L)

ranked #3 among Laptops priced under $500

Chromebooks excel as easy-to-carry travel companions for those of us who need to remain connected on the go, and this model is no exception. A USB-C d

Performance in selected Apps

Audacity50th percentile

Who it's For

  • Multitasker
  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck27th percentile
Versatility97th percentile
Power12th percentile
Storage Space7th percentile
Portability93th percentile
Battery Autonomy53th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Linux, Android, Chrome OS

Screen

12", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Celeron N4000

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 600

Memory

4 GB

Storage

32 GB total, Media Card Reader

Pricing

Typically sells for C$260. You could save 5% right now.
Asus L410 14-inch NetBook (L410MA-SH01-CB)

Asus L410 14-inch NetBook (L410MA-SH01-CB)

ranked #8 among Laptops priced under $500

This laptop is all about cost-effectiveness, and if you're strapped for cash, it could be a compelling option, especially if you're a patient person c

Performance in selected Apps

Audacity50th percentile

Who it's For

  • Multitasker
  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck8th percentile
Versatility88th percentile
Power6th percentile
Storage Space25th percentile
Portability85th percentile
Battery Autonomy17th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, S Edition

Screen

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

CPU

Intel Celeron N4020

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 600

Memory

4 GB

Storage

64 GB total, Media Card Reader, eMMC Storage (slow)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$299.