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Systems to run Reaper on a budget.

Release Date 2019-05-11
Developer Cockos
Publisher Cockos
Pricing Model Premium
Platforms Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
Official Site

REAPER (an acronym for Rapid Environment for Audio Production, Engineering, and Recording) is a digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer software created by Cockos. The current version is available for Microsoft Windows (XP and newer) and macOS (10.5 and newer) – beta versions are also available for Linux. REAPER acts as a host to most industry-standard plug-in formats (such as VST and AU) and can import all commonly-used media formats, including video. REAPER and its included plug-ins are available in 32-bit and 64-bit format.

Genres

Audio Editor, Audio Software, Music Production

Tags

Audio Mastering, Audio Mixing, Automation, Creative, Filters, Free Trial, MIDI, Moddable, Multiple Tracks, Recording Software, Remaster, Sequencer, Synthesizer

Pricing History

Judging by recent records, you can expect to pay around C$75 for Reaper 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 Reaper'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 42 items.
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14-inch Netbook (82GW0047CF)

Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14-inch Netbook (82GW0047CF)

ranked #6 among Laptops priced under $500

Built for price-effectiveness above all, this laptop might still be worth a look if you're happy with products from the Microsoft store. It's not a po

Performance in selected Apps

Reaper20th percentile

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck12th percentile
Versatility99th percentile
Power22th percentile
Storage Space24th percentile
Portability69th percentile
Battery Autonomy19th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, S Edition

Screen

14", 1366×768(1366 × 768, 1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

AMD 3020e

GPU

AMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics

Memory

4 GB

Storage

64 GB total, Media Card Reader, eMMC Storage (slow)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$249. You could save 20% right now.
HP 14-inch Laptop (14-fq0008ca)

HP 14-inch Laptop (14-fq0008ca)

ranked #7 among Laptops priced under $500

This laptop is as modest as it gets, but if you need more versatility than a Chromebook can offer, this could be worth a look.

Luckily, this laptop

Performance in selected Apps

Reaper20th percentile

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck10th percentile
Versatility66th percentile
Power22th percentile
Storage Space24th percentile
Portability84th percentile
Battery Autonomy30th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, S Edition

Screen

14", 1366×768(1366 × 768, 1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

AMD 3020e

GPU

AMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics

Memory

4 GB

Storage

64 GB total, Media Card Reader, eMMC Storage (slow)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$349.
Lenovo IdeaPad 3i 15-inch Laptop (82H801ECCF)

Lenovo IdeaPad 3i 15-inch Laptop (82H801ECCF)

This laptop was designed for cost-efficiency without sacrificing too much versatility. If you need a laptop for everyday tasks and want to avoid the c

Performance in selected Apps

Reaper60th percentile

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck36th percentile
Versatility100th percentile
Power36th percentile
Storage Space43th percentile
Portability50th percentile
Battery Autonomy46th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 11, Home Edition

Screen

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

CPU

Intel Pentium Gold 7505

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$499. You could save 100% right now.
Asus VivoBook 15 M515 (M515DA-BS31-CB)

Asus VivoBook 15 M515 (M515DA-BS31-CB)

This laptop won't break any speed records, but it's a cost-effective solution to handle everyday homework and going online.

Performance in selected Apps

Reaper44th percentile

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck8th percentile
Versatility41th percentile
Power34th percentile
Storage Space72th percentile
Portability56th percentile
Battery Autonomy6th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

Screen

15", 1366×798(1366 × 798, 1.1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

AMD Ryzen 3 3250U

GPU

AMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$549. You could save 100% right now.
HP 14-inch Laptop (14-dq2088ca)

HP 14-inch Laptop (14-dq2088ca)

ranked #7 among Laptops priced $500-1000

If you need a laptop to handle simple homework efficiently without breaking the bank, this model could be the answer.

Performance in selected Apps

Reaper59th percentile

Who it's For

  • Casual Nomad
  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck35th percentile
Versatility60th percentile
Power41th percentile
Storage Space72th percentile
Portability81th percentile
Battery Autonomy76th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

Screen

14", 1366×768(1366 × 768, 1MP), 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$649. You could save 15% right now.
Asus M509 Laptop (M509DA-MB52-CB)

Asus M509 Laptop (M509DA-MB52-CB)

ranked #9 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

Reaper60th percentile

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck30th percentile
Versatility84th percentile
Power40th percentile
Storage Space43th percentile
Portability49th percentile
Battery Autonomy11th 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.