Updated on 4 September 2013 by

The best budget laptops for music production have decent processors for performing the tasks required , enough RAM, large storage capacity, and good number of connection ports.

When on look out for low-priced music production laptops, try to get the ones which use Intel Core i3/Core i5 processors operating at 1.7GHz or more speed. Consider the RAM size to be at least 4GB, so that more programs can run at the same time for processing. Also, hard drives with 500GB capacity and speed of 5400RPM would work well for recording sessions and saving finished work. You can use SSDs for storing operating systems and application for less start up time and least noise.

Lenovo, Dell, HP, Samsung, Sony and Asus are some of the brands offering the best budget laptops for music production.


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Lenovo IdeaPad 100-14IBY
Acer Aspire R 14 (R3-471T-77HT)
HP Pavilion g7(Dec'12)
HP Envy dv6(Oct'12)
lenovo IdeaPad Z560
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-14IBY
Acer Aspire R 14 (R3-471T-77HT)
HP Pavilion g7-2270us 17.3-Inch Laptop
HP Envy dv6-7210us 15.6-Inch Laptop
Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 (09143ZU) PC Notebook
$450
$600 - $770
$535
$659 - $920
$600
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Jun 2015
Dec 2012
Oct 2012
Jun 2010
Processor Speed
1.83 GHz
2.4 GHz
2.4 GHz
1.9 GHz
2.53 GHz
Installed RAM
4096.0 MB
8192.0 MB
6144.0 MB
6144.0 MB
4096.0 MB
Display Size
14.0 in.
14.0 in.
17.3 in.
15.6 in.
15.6 in.
Display
14 inches, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
14 inches, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
17.3 in. LED backlight
15.6 in. LED backlight
15.6 in. WXGA TFT Active Matrix
Hard Drive
500 GB, HDD
1000 GB, HDD
750 GB Serial ATA, 5400 RPM
750 GB HDD, 5400 rpm
500 GB Serial ATA, 5400 RPM
Installed Memory
4 GB
8 GB
6 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
6 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
4 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Microsoft Windows 8 64-Bit
Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Processor
1.83 GHz, Intel Celeron N2940
2.4 GHz, Intel Core i7-5500U
Core i3 2.4 GHz
AMD A series A8-4500M 1.9 GHz
Core i3 2.53 GHz
Laptop Type
Desktop Replacement
General Purpose, Tablet
Desktop Replacement
Notebook
Thin and Light Laptop
Average Rating
 3.0 stars
 3.0 stars
 4.5 stars
 4.0 stars
 3.9 stars
Battery
100% Positive
50% Positive
50% Negative
Display
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Negative
Performance
100% Negative
100% Positive
Keypad
100% Positive
75% Positive
25% Negative
Connectivity
100% Negative

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