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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.

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Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14-inch Netbook (82GW0047CF)

Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14-inch Netbook (82GW0047CF)

ranked #7 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 Buck10th percentile
Versatility93th percentile
Power22th percentile
Storage Space24th percentile
Portability69th percentile
Battery Autonomy26th 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$199.
HP 14-inch Laptop (14-fq0008ca)

HP 14-inch Laptop (14-fq0008ca)

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 Buck18th percentile
Versatility92th percentile
Power22th percentile
Storage Space24th percentile
Portability84th percentile
Battery Autonomy36th 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. You could save 100% right now.
Asus X515 15-inch Laptop (X515JA-SB39-CB)

Asus X515 15-inch Laptop (X515JA-SB39-CB)

ranked #12 among Laptops priced $500-1000

This convenient laptop makes a compelling solution for homework and other everyday tasks. It remains affordable while including all the features I'd c

Performance in selected Apps

Reaper60th percentile

Who it's For

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

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck23th percentile
Versatility96th percentile
Power34th percentile
Storage Space69th percentile
Portability58th percentile
Battery Autonomy64th 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 i3-1005G1

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$529.
HP 14-inch Laptop (14-dq2088ca)

HP 14-inch Laptop (14-dq2088ca)

ranked #11 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
  • Audio Editor

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck31th percentile
Versatility56th percentile
Power38th percentile
Storage Space69th percentile
Portability80th percentile
Battery Autonomy78th 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$549.
HP x360 14-inch Chromebook (14c-ca0020ca)

HP x360 14-inch Chromebook (14c-ca0020ca)

ranked #8 among Laptops priced $500-1000

This Chromebook can fold onto itself for those times a keyboard would get in the way, making it an attractive solution if you've been looking for a la

Performance in selected Apps

Reaper20th percentile

Who it's For

  • Multitasker
  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck38th percentile
Versatility34th percentile
Power24th percentile
Storage Space24th percentile
Portability74th percentile
Battery Autonomy88th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Linux, Android, Chrome OS

Screen

14", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen

CPU

Intel Core i3-10110U

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

4 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$718. You could save 23% right now.
Acer Aspire XC Desktop PC (XC-830-EB12)

Acer Aspire XC Desktop PC (XC-830-EB12)

ranked #9 among Stationary Computers priced under $2000

If you need a cost-effective computer to handle homework, this could be the solution for you. Sacrifices were made to design a computer priced sow low

Performance in selected Apps

Reaper50th percentile

Who it's For

  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck24th percentile
Versatility11th percentile
Power29th percentile
Storage Space90th percentile
Portability27th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

CPU

Intel Pentium Silver J5040

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 605

Memory

8 GB

Storage

1 TB total, Media Card Reader, DVD, 72000+ RPM hard drive (fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$469. You could save 8% right now.