10 Best Laptops for Ableton Live

Best Laptops for Ableton Live

What laptop is best for Ableton Live?

Ableton Live is, without a doubt, the best Digital Audio Workstation available (DAW). As a result, I’ve decided to compile a list of the best laptops for using Ableton Live 9.7 Music Software. These laptops meet or exceed the company’s recommended minimum specifications.

Best Laptops for Ableton Live Recommendation Criteria; Laptops should have at least a core i5 processor. You can also get a laptop with at least 8 GB of internal storage. A solid-state drive (SSD) should be at the top of your list for storage. Furthermore, a 1TB or larger hard drive is ideal. One of the most critical choices is ports. (They are not to be taken for granted.) Having a music production laptop with two USB 3.0/Type C ports, an HDMI port, and a 3.5mm audio input/output is perfect.

A graphics card isn’t necessary, but it’s a plus if you’ll be using your laptop solely for Ableton Live.

The Best Laptops for Ableton Live in 2021 are as follows:

Microsoft Surface Book 2

Specifications:

CPU Intel Core i7 (4.2 GHz 8032)
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB)
Display Size 15 inches
Display Resolution 3260×2160 pixels
RAM 16 GB LPDDR3
Storage Space 1TB SSD
Operating System Windows 10 Pro
Ports USB Type C, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0
Dimensions (L x W x H) 13.5 x 9.9 x 0.9 inches
Weight 2.38 Pounds

 

Pros
  • Performance
  • Storage Capacity
  • Design
Cons
  • Hefty Price

 

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ASUS M580VD-EB54 VivoBook

Specifications:

CPU Intel Core i5-7300HQ quad-core 2.5GHz (Turbo up to 3.5GHz)
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 2GB
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080
RAM 8GB DDR4
Storage Space 256GB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), USB 3.1 Type-A, USB 2.0, & HDMI
Dimensions (L x W x H) 15 x 10.1 x 0.8 inches
Weight 5.1 pounds

 

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Performance
Cons
  • None

 

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Lenovo Yoga 710 Pro

Specifications:

CPU 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7200U
GPU Intel HD Graphics 620
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 8GB DDR4
Storage Space 256GB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports 2X USB 3.0 1X HDMI
Dimensions (L x W x H) 14.1 x 9.6 x 0.7 inches
Weight 5.5 pounds

 

Pros
  • Price
  • Design
  • Performance
Cons
  • No Dedicated Graphics Card

 

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Acer Aspire E 15

Specifications:

CPU 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7
GPU NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2GB
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 8GB
Storage Space 256GB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports 1 – USB 3.1 Type C Gen 1 port (up to 5 Gbps), 2 – USB 3.0 ports (one with power-off charging), 1 – USB 2.0 port, 1 – HDMI
Dimensions (L x W x H) 15 x 10.2 x 1.2 inches
Weight 5.27 pounds

 

Pros
  • Performance
  • Price
  • Design
  • Ports
Cons
  • None

 

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Dell Inspiron 15 7567 Laptop

Specifications:

CPU 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GDDR5
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 8GB
Storage Space 256GB SSD + 1TB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USB, HDMI, Audio, Ethernet
Dimensions (L x W x H) 20.6 x 13.4 x 3.2 cm
Weight 5.51 pounds

 

Pros
  • Performance
  • Pricing
Cons
  • No Major Disadvantage

 

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Acer Aspire VX 15

Specifications:

CPU Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor (Up to 3.8GHz)
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 16GB DDR4
Storage Space 256GB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports 1 – USB 3.1 (Type C) port (Gen 1 up to 5 Gbps), 2 – USB 3.0 Ports, 1 – USB 2.0 Port, 1 – HDMI Port
Dimensions (L x W x H) 15.3 x 10.4 x 1.1 inches
Weight 5.51 pounds

 

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Performance
Cons
  • None

 

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Toshiba Satellite Fusion 15 Signature Edition

Specifications:

CPU Intel Core i5-5200U 2.30 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.80 GHz
GPU Intel HD Graphics 520
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 7GB
Storage Space 1TB HDD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports 2 USB 3.0 (1 charge) • 1 USB 2.0 • HDMI, Audio Jack
Dimensions (L x W x H) 9.6 x 14.9 x 0.9 inches
Weight 4.9 pounds

 

Pros
  • Price
  • Performance
  • Design
Cons
  • No dedicated graphics

 

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Acer Predator Helios 300

Specifications:

CPU Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor 2.8GHz
GPU NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 16GB
Storage Space 256GB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports 1 – USB 3.1 (Type C) port (Gen 1 up to 5 Gbps), 1 – USB 3.0 Port (featuring Power-off Charging), 2 – USB 2.0 Ports, 1 – HDMI 2.0 Port with HDCP Support
Dimensions (L x W x H) 15.3 x 10.5 x 1.1 inches
Weight 5.95 pounds

 

Pros
  • Price
  • Performance
  • Display
Cons
  • Weight

 

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HP 17.3″ ZBook 17 G6 Mobile Workstation

Specifications:

CPU Intel Core i5 (4th Gen) 4340M / 2.9 GHz Max Turbo Speed: 3.6 GHz
GPU NVIDIA Quadro K1100M – 2 GB GDDR5 SDRAM
Display Size 17.3 inches
Display Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
RAM 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM
Storage Space 128GB SSD (Upgradable)
Operating System Windows 8 Pro (Upgradable to 10)
Ports 2 USB, Microphone,
Dimensions (L x W x H) 24 x 13.5 x 3 cm
Weight 10.1 Pounds

 

Pros
  • Performance
  • Price
  • Display
Cons
  • Only 2 USB Ports

 

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HP Spectre x360 2 in 1 Laptop

Specifications:

CPU 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7
GPU NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150 (2 GB GDDR5 dedicated)
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels
RAM 16 GB SDRAM
Storage Space 512 GB PCIe® NVMeTM M.2 SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USB Type C and USB 3.1
Dimensions (L x W x H) 9.9 x 14 x 0.7 inches
Weight 12.3 ounces

 

Pros
  • Performance
  • Design
  • Backlit Keyboard
Cons
  • Price

 

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