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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 7-12 of 45 items.
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 3 Business Laptop (20YG003EUS)

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 3 Business Laptop (20YG003EUS)

ranked #4 among Laptops priced $500-1000

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

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck64th percentile
Versatility56th percentile
Power51th percentile
Storage Space39th percentile
Portability63th percentile
Battery Autonomy69th 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$849.
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 $500-1000

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
  • Photo Editor
  • Multitasker
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck90th percentile
Versatility82th percentile
Power58th percentile
Storage Space71th percentile
Portability91th percentile
Battery Autonomy81th 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 15-inch Business Laptop (20YG003DUS)

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 3 15-inch Business Laptop (20YG003DUS)

ranked #2 among Laptops priced $500-1000

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

Thanks to

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 Buck84th percentile
Versatility53th percentile
Power60th percentile
Storage Space39th percentile
Portability63th percentile
Battery Autonomy69th 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 7 5700U

GPU

AMD Radeon RX Vega 8

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 #10 among Laptops priced $1000-1500

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 Buck34th percentile
Versatility55th percentile
Power42th percentile
Storage Space71th percentile
Portability48th percentile
Battery Autonomy29th 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$999.
Asus ROG Strix G15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (G513IC-BS71-CB)

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

ranked #4 among Laptops priced $1000-1500

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

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck65th percentile
Versatility90th percentile
Power67th percentile
Storage Space71th percentile
Portability44th percentile
Battery Autonomy14th 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$1,199.
HP ProBook 450 G8 15-inch Notebook (5U1K8UT#ABA)

HP ProBook 450 G8 15-inch Notebook (5U1K8UT#ABA)

ranked #3 among Laptops priced $1000-1500

Built for productivity in a corporate setting, this laptop is especially for the security-conscious, the multitasker or anyone working with unusually

Performance in selected Apps

Cubase 1250th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Multitasker
  • Serious Music Producer
  • Photo Editor
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck72th percentile
Versatility80th percentile
Power56th percentile
Storage Space39th percentile
Portability57th percentile
Battery Autonomy61th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 11, Pro Edition

Screen

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

CPU

Intel Core i5-1135G7

GPU

Intel Iris Xe Graphics

Memory

16 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

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

Pricing