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Systems to run Cubase 12 on a budget.

Release Date 1989-04-01
Developer Steinberg
Publisher Steinberg
Pricing Model Premium
Platforms Mac OS X, Windows
Official Site

Cubase is a digital audio workstation (DAW) developed by Steinberg for music and MIDI recording, arranging and editing. The first version, which was originally only a MIDI sequencer and ran on the Atari ST computer, was released in 1989. Cut-down versions of Cubase are included with almost all Yamaha audio and MIDI hardware, as well as hardware from other manufacturers. These versions can be upgraded to a more advanced version at a discount.

Genres

Audio Editor, Audio Software, Music Production

Tags

Audio Mastering, Audio Mixing, Creative, DRM: USB Dongle, Filters, Free Trial, MIDI, Moddable, Multiple Editions, Multiple Tracks, Recording Software, Remaster, Sequencer, Synthesizer

Pricing History

Judging by recent records, you can expect to pay around C$200 for Cubase 12 on a regular day, but here's how its price evolved during the last few months:

Current Offers

Compatible Ready-Made Systems

The following Systems meet the minimal system requirements set by Cubase 12'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 25 items.
Acer Vero 15-inch Eco-Friendly Laptop (AV15-51-55ZQ)

Acer Vero 15-inch Eco-Friendly Laptop (AV15-51-55ZQ)

ranked #5 among Laptops priced under $1000

If you're interested in reducing the environmental impact of your digital activities but cannot afford some of the pricier options, this laptop might

Performance in selected Apps

Cubase 1220th percentile

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Photo Editor
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck30th percentile
Versatility84th percentile
Power35th percentile
Storage Space70th percentile
Portability74th percentile
Battery Autonomy51th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 11, Home Edition

Screen

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

CPU

Intel Core i5-1155G7

GPU

Intel Iris Xe Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$699.
Asus VivoBook X515 15-inch Laptop (X515EA-DS59-CA)

Asus VivoBook X515 15-inch Laptop (X515EA-DS59-CA)

ranked #3 among Laptops priced under $1000

This convenient laptop is powerful enough to handle demanding homework as well as other everyday tasks. It manages to be affordable while including al

Performance in selected Apps

Cubase 1220th percentile

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Photo Editor
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck39th percentile
Versatility89th percentile
Power39th percentile
Storage Space32th percentile
Portability67th percentile
Battery Autonomy46th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 11, Home Edition

Screen

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

CPU

Intel Core i5-1135G7

GPU

Intel Iris Xe Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

256 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$799. You could save 19% right now.
HP 15-inch Laptop (15-dw3088ca)

HP 15-inch Laptop (15-dw3088ca)

ranked #4 among Laptops priced under $1000

Despite its humble price tag, this laptop makes a compelling option to handle homework and other everyday tasks.

Thanks to detailed documentation,

Performance in selected Apps

Cubase 1220th percentile

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Photo Editor
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck37th percentile
Versatility86th percentile
Power28th percentile
Storage Space70th percentile
Portability58th percentile
Battery Autonomy57th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 11, Home Edition

Screen

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

CPU

Intel Core i3-1115G4

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$699.
AMD 17-inch Laptop (17-cp0007ca)

AMD 17-inch Laptop (17-cp0007ca)

ranked #9 among Laptops priced under $1000

This large laptop is a compelling computer if you need a computer at home but do not have room to dedicate to a PC. As one of the larger laptops out t

Performance in selected Apps

Cubase 1240th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Multitasker
  • Aspiring Creative
  • Photo Editor
  • Productivity-Focused User
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck23th percentile
Versatility70th percentile
Power30th percentile
Storage Space93th percentile
Portability49th percentile
Battery Autonomy11th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 11, Home Edition

Screen

17", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

AMD Ryzen 3 5300U

GPU

AMD Radeon Vega 6 Graphics

Memory

12 GB

Storage

1.25 TB total, Solid State (very fast), 54000 RPM hard drive (slow)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$799.
Asus ROG Strix G15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (G513IC-BS71-CB)

Asus ROG Strix G15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (G513IC-BS71-CB)

ranked #1 among Laptops priced under $1000

If you've been looking for a cost-effective gaming PC, this laptop has a bit more graphical horsepower which will go a long way to make more games pla

Performance in selected Apps

Cubase 12100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Photo Editor
  • Serious Multitasker
  • Gamer
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck67th percentile
Versatility91th percentile
Power58th percentile
Storage Space70th percentile
Portability46th percentile
Battery Autonomy19th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 11, Home Edition

Screen

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

CPU

AMD Ryzen 7 4800H

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050, 4 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,299. You could save 8% right now.
Asus ExpertBook P1 15-inch professional laptop (P1510CJA-C71P-CA)

Asus ExpertBook P1 15-inch professional laptop (P1510CJA-C71P-CA)

ranked #9 among Laptops priced over $1000

This laptop is a pretty compelling solution for productivity and has a few enterprise-class features.

A few things are missing to make me happy: a

Performance in selected Apps

Cubase 1240th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Multitasker
  • Aspiring Creative
  • Photo Editor
  • Productivity-Focused User
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck25th percentile
Versatility60th percentile
Power33th percentile
Storage Space70th percentile
Portability53th percentile
Battery Autonomy30th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Pro Edition

Screen

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

CPU

Intel Core i7-1065G7

GPU

Intel Iris Plus Graphics

Memory

12 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$988.