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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.

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Lenovo IdeaPad 100-14IBY
Acer Aspire R 14 (R3-471T-77HT)
Sony VAIO E14 Series(2013)
Sony VAIO E15 Series(Feb'13)
ASUS VivoBook S400CA
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-14IBY
Acer Aspire R 14 (R3-471T-77HT)
Sony VAIO E14 Series SVE14132CXW 14-Inch Laptop
Sony VAIO E15 Series SVE15135CXW 15.5-Inch Laptop
ASUS VivoBook S400CA-DH51T 14.1-Inch Touch Ultrabook
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Jun 2015
Feb 2013
Feb 2013
Oct 2012
Processor Speed
1.83 GHz
2.4 GHz
2.5 GHz
2.6 GHz
1.7 GHz
Installed RAM
4096.0 MB
8192.0 MB
4096.0 MB
6144.0 MB
4096.0 MB
Display Size
14.0 in.
14.0 in.
14.0 in.
15.5 in.
14.1 in.
Display
14 inches, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
14 inches, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
14-inch LED-backlit
15.5 in. LED backlit
14.1 in. HD LED Touch Screen
Hard Drive
500 GB, HDD
1000 GB, HDD
500 GB Serial ATA, 5400 RPM
1 TB Serial ATA, 5400 RPM
500GB Serial ATA, 5400 RPM
Installed Memory
4 GB
8 GB
4 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
6 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
4 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 8
Windows 8
Processor
1.83 GHz, Intel Celeron N2940
2.4 GHz, Intel Core i7-5500U
Core i3 2.5 GHz
Core i5 2.6 GHz
Core i5 1.7 GHz
Laptop Type
Desktop Replacement
General Purpose, Tablet
Mid-Size Laptop, Budget
Budget, Ultrabook

1,366-by-768 resolution display.

Long battery life, Good application performance

Modern components, Stylish design

Quick bootup from caching drive, Inexpensive price