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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 25-30 of 45 items.
Gigabyte A5 Gaming Laptop (A5 X1-CUS2130SB)

Gigabyte A5 Gaming Laptop (A5 X1-CUS2130SB)

ranked #1 among Laptops priced over $1500

If you need a computer capable of handling demanding graphical tasks away from home, this laptop might well do the trick.

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 Buck91th percentile
Versatility71th percentile
Power88th percentile
Storage Space71th percentile
Portability34th percentile
Battery Autonomy8th 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 9 5900HX

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070, 8 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,549.
Asus ROG Strix G10DK Gaming PC (G10DK(SPN)-BBR560-CB)

Asus ROG Strix G10DK Gaming PC (G10DK(SPN)-BBR560-CB)

ranked #2 among Stationary Computers priced under $2000

With high-end components, this Gaming PC has what it takes to handle demanding AAA games and creative software out there. It is all the more compellin

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 Buck88th percentile
Versatility63th percentile
Power79th percentile
Storage Space71th percentile
Portability10th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, 12 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,899. You could save 32% right now.
Acer Nitro 50 Gaming PC (N50-120-EB11)

Acer Nitro 50 Gaming PC (N50-120-EB11)

ranked #7 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 reasonably powerful PC for the price

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 Buck58th percentile
Versatility10th percentile
Power64th percentile
Storage Space71th percentile
Portability17th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 11, Home Edition

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G

GPU

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, 4 GB

Memory

8 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,299.
HP Pavilion Gaming PC (TG01-1209)

HP Pavilion Gaming PC (TG01-1209)

ranked #3 among Stationary Computers priced under $2000

This cost-effective gaming PC has a lot to offer with a combination of solid-state and mechanical storage, a powerful CPU and gaming-grade graphical h

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 Buck81th percentile
Versatility63th percentile
Power72th percentile
Storage Space94th percentile
Portability22th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

CPU

Intel Core i7-10700F

GPU

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660, 6 GB

Memory

16 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,299.
Asus ROG Strix 15-inch Gaming Laptop (G513QY-DH99-CA)

Asus ROG Strix 15-inch Gaming Laptop (G513QY-DH99-CA)

ranked #5 among Laptops priced over $1500

If you need a gaming rig you can take out on the road, this could be a compelling solution. With fast storage and memory and a built-in gaming monitor

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 Buck78th percentile
Versatility69th percentile
Power87th percentile
Storage Space71th percentile
Portability39th percentile
Battery Autonomy75th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

Screen

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

CPU

AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX

GPU

Acer Radeon RX 6800M, 12 GB

Memory

16 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,698.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (GA503QE-BH92-CB)

Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (GA503QE-BH92-CB)

ranked #3 among Laptops priced over $1500

This laptop does a decent job both as a gaming PC and as a mobile workstation. The omission of a webcam is becoming more common for gaming laptops, an

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 Buck82th percentile
Versatility78th percentile
Power71th percentile
Storage Space91th percentile
Portability55th percentile
Battery Autonomy98th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

Screen

15", 2560×1440(QHD, 3.7MP), FreeSync, IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, 4 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

1 TB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,499.