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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$190 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 40 items.
Asus M509 Laptop (M509DA-MB52-CB)

Asus M509 Laptop (M509DA-MB52-CB)

ranked #7 among Laptops priced $400-1000

This no-frills laptop should be able to efficiently handle most homework scenarios for a reasonable price.

Performance in selected Apps

Cubase 1220th percentile

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck25th percentile
Versatility79th percentile
Power37th percentile
Storage Space39th percentile
Portability53th percentile
Battery Autonomy16th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

Screen

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

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

GPU

AMD Radeon Vega 8 Mobile

Memory

8 GB

Storage

256 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$649. You could save 8% right now.
AMD 17-inch Laptop (17-cp0007ca)

AMD 17-inch Laptop (17-cp0007ca)

ranked #4 among Laptops priced $400-1000

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
  • Graphic Designer
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck46th percentile
Versatility89th percentile
Power39th percentile
Storage Space95th percentile
Portability50th percentile
Battery Autonomy7th 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$849. You could save 18% right now.
Acer Aspire TC (TC-1660-ES11)

Acer Aspire TC (TC-1660-ES11)

ranked #5 among Stationary Computers priced under $2000

This cost-effective PC could be a compelling solution if you've been looking for a family PC to handle homework and other everyday tasks.

From a ma

Performance in selected Apps

Cubase 1220th percentile

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck77th percentile
Versatility26th percentile
Power52th percentile
Storage Space91th percentile
Portability24th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

CPU

Intel Core i5-11400

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 730

Memory

8 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$849. You could save 32% right now.
HP ENVY x360 13-inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop (13-ay0007ca)

HP ENVY x360 13-inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop (13-ay0007ca)

ranked #1 among Laptops priced $400-1000

This versatile 2-in-1 laptop is a great candidate for productivity on the go, study or even travel.

Performance in selected Apps

Cubase 1220th percentile

Who it's For

  • Road Warrior
  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck91th percentile
Versatility70th percentile
Power60th percentile
Storage Space68th percentile
Portability91th percentile
Battery Autonomy84th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

Screen

13", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U

GPU

AMD Radeon Vega 6 Graphics

Memory

8 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$899.
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 3 Business Laptop (20YG003EUS)

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 3 Business Laptop (20YG003EUS)

ranked #3 among Laptops priced $400-1000

This business-focused laptop is a natural fit for anyone with an appetite for productivity thanks to its powerful specs and speedy storage.

Performance in selected Apps

Cubase 1220th percentile

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck51th percentile
Versatility40th percentile
Power51th percentile
Storage Space39th percentile
Portability65th percentile
Battery Autonomy67th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Pro Edition

Screen

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

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

GPU

AMD Radeon RX Vega 7

Memory

8 GB

Storage

256 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$949. You could save 5% right now.
Asus ExpertBook P1 15-inch professional laptop (P1510CJA-C71P-CA)

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

ranked #5 among Laptops priced $400-1000

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
  • Graphic Designer
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck36th percentile
Versatility60th percentile
Power45th percentile
Storage Space68th percentile
Portability52th 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$969.