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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 19-24 of 45 items.
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 Business Laptop (20TD003KUS)

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 Business Laptop (20TD003KUS)

ranked #8 among Laptops priced $1000-1500

With an evident focus on the needs of businesses, this laptop might not have the most exciting look, but it is proven tech in a sturdy, easy-to-mainta

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 Buck47th percentile
Versatility51th percentile
Power48th percentile
Storage Space39th percentile
Portability63th percentile
Battery Autonomy76th 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

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$999.
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 ITL Laptop (20VE006UUS)

Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 ITL Laptop (20VE006UUS)

ranked #6 among Laptops priced $1000-1500

Designed with a focus on productivity, this laptop is strong enough to get complex jobs done, even if you tend to handle several of those at once.

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 Buck62th percentile
Versatility49th percentile
Power61th percentile
Storage Space71th percentile
Portability64th percentile
Battery Autonomy37th 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, Touch Screen

CPU

Intel Core i7-1165G7

GPU

Intel Iris Xe Graphics

Memory

16 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,299.
Acer Nitro 50 Gaming PC (DG.E2DAA.00B)

Acer Nitro 50 Gaming PC (DG.E2DAA.00B)

ranked #5 among Stationary Computers priced under $2000

If you need an affordable gaming rig, you could do a lot worse than this one. With convenient storage space, a decent CPU and more graphical horsepowe

Performance in selected Apps

Cubase 1220th percentile

Who it's For

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

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck67th percentile
Versatility22th percentile
Power62th percentile
Storage Space94th percentile
Portability17th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

CPU

Intel Core i5-11400F

GPU

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, 4 GB

Memory

8 GB

Storage

1.25 TB total, Solid State (very fast), 72000+ RPM hard drive (fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$999.
Asus TUF Dash 15-inch Gaming Laptop (TUF516PR-BS71-CB)

Asus TUF Dash 15-inch Gaming Laptop (TUF516PR-BS71-CB)

ranked #5 among Laptops priced $1000-1500

If you need a portable PC capable of handling games and other graphically intensive tasks, this laptop could well be worth a look. It's a bit lighter

Performance in selected Apps

Cubase 12100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Road Warrior
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Photo Editor
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck63th percentile
Versatility70th percentile
Power73th percentile
Storage Space71th percentile
Portability53th percentile
Battery Autonomy75th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

Screen

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

CPU

Intel Core i7-11370H

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070, 8 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,799. You could save 11% right now.
Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 15-inch laptop (NP950XED-KA1CA)

Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 15-inch laptop (NP950XED-KA1CA)

ranked #11 among Laptops priced $1000-1500

This attractive laptop is a great fit for anyone spending little time working from their desk with its thin design, good battery life and a screen mor

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 Buck29th percentile
Versatility33th percentile
Power53th percentile
Storage Space39th percentile
Portability94th percentile
Battery Autonomy92th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 11, Home Edition

Screen

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

CPU

Intel Core i5-1240P

GPU

Intel Iris Xe Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,139.
Acer Nitro 50 Gaming PC (N50-120-EB12)

Acer Nitro 50 Gaming PC (N50-120-EB12)

ranked #6 among Stationary Computers priced under $2000

If you're looking for a gaming rig but have limited funds to do so, this system is a compelling solution. It's a powerful PC for the price and uses sm

Performance in selected Apps

Cubase 12100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Photo Editor
  • Hardcore Graphic Designer
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck60th percentile
Versatility37th percentile
Power74th percentile
Storage Space97th percentile
Portability17th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 11, Home Edition

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, 12 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

1.5 TB total, Solid State (very fast), 72000+ RPM hard drive (fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,299.