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Best Laptops For Music Production

Best Laptops For Music Production MJJ Charts

Separately, I would like to touch on samplers: you will most likely have one instrument - and this is a guitar.
2022-07-01, by ,

#Music production || #Laptop || #Audio ||

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So, high-quality samplers are very demanding on resources. For example, the Kontakt platform from Native Instruments requires 6 gigabytes of RAM. There are less demanding plugins, but, as a rule, they do not shine with quality.

So, basing on this article, let's take a look at the best laptops for music production.

Brand matters too

A few years ago, my brother bought a laptop on credit - it was an HP Envy M6-1261er.

A little later, I learned about an interesting pattern. Brands such as HP and Lenovo do not have a "golden mean": they are either super-expensive, or one and a half or two years - and you will have to look for another. So in a real case it is better to bypass them.

DELL XPS 15 OLED (2021)

Processor: Intel Core i5 - Core i9 (11th generation) | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti (4 | RAM: 8 GB - 64 GB | Display: 15.6" OLED InfinityEdge (3456 x 2160) InfinityEdge anti-glare, touchscreen, 400 nits brightness | Storage: 512 GB - 8 TB SSD.

  • Pros: Beautiful screen | Excellent CPU performance;
  • Cons: Battery life;

The Dell XPS 15 OLED (2021) looks great at first glance, but there's power behind the pretty face. There's enough processing power, as well as enough RAM to handle your music production and, if you're willing to pay for a hard drive upgrade, to keep all your files on the laptop. The laptop comes with a fairly powerful graphics card, although it can't compete with the best gaming laptops. And while battery life could be better, the machine is incredibly portable, making the XPS 15 a great travel option.

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Processor: Intel Core i7 - Core i9 (10th generation) | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 | RAM: 16 GB | Screen: 15.6" 4K OLED (3840 x 2160) touch, 0.2ms, 440 nits - 14" secondary IPS (3840 x 1100) anti-glare | Storage: 256 GB - 2 TB SSD.


  • Great main display with 0.2ms latency;
  • The second screen is really helpful;
  • High performance;
  • Stylish design;


  • Expensive laptop;
  • Cramped keyboard and touchpad
  • Mediocre battery life;
  • No SD card slot;

Whether you're recording, editing, or mixing a new track, the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 UX582L is a nearly as capable creative workstation as you'll find anywhere else, thanks to dual touch screens that create additional tools that expand your workspace, so you can focus on the task at hand.

And while we don't have the latest 11th Gen Intel Core processors, the Core i7 and Core i9 processors are powerful enough for most of the tasks you'll want to do in a music production laptop, whether that's live mixing or recording in the studio.

Battery life isn't the best anyway, so you need to have access to a power outlet while you're working or music production might stop out of the blue.