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

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

ranked #4 among Laptops priced $500-1000

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 Buck51th percentile
Versatility88th percentile
Power49th percentile
Storage Space38th percentile
Portability60th percentile
Battery Autonomy41th 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.
Acer Vero 15-inch Eco-Friendly Laptop (AV15-51-55ZQ)

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

ranked #7 among Laptops priced $500-1000

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 Buck40th percentile
Versatility83th percentile
Power43th percentile
Storage Space69th percentile
Portability67th percentile
Battery Autonomy47th 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.
HP 15-inch Laptop (15-dw3088ca)

HP 15-inch Laptop (15-dw3088ca)

ranked #6 among Laptops priced $500-1000

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 Buck44th percentile
Versatility82th percentile
Power38th percentile
Storage Space69th percentile
Portability56th percentile
Battery Autonomy53th 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.
Asus M509 Laptop (M509DA-MB52-CB)

Asus M509 Laptop (M509DA-MB52-CB)

ranked #13 among Laptops priced $500-1000

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

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck21th percentile
Versatility80th percentile
Power36th percentile
Storage Space38th percentile
Portability51th 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$719.
AMD 17-inch Laptop (17-cp0007ca)

AMD 17-inch Laptop (17-cp0007ca)

ranked #5 among Laptops priced $500-1000

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 Buck47th percentile
Versatility86th percentile
Power39th percentile
Storage Space93th percentile
Portability48th 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$699.
Asus VivoBook X515 15-inch Laptop (X515EA-BB53-CB)

Asus VivoBook X515 15-inch Laptop (X515EA-BB53-CB)

ranked #10 among Laptops priced $500-1000

This convenient laptop is powerful enough to handle complex homework and other everyday tasks. It remains affordable while including all the features

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 Buck34th percentile
Versatility61th percentile
Power49th percentile
Storage Space69th percentile
Portability60th percentile
Battery Autonomy41th 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

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$599.