Best Laptops For Music Production of 2017

If you are looking for best laptops for music production than this list will surely help you. The question is what you should look in a laptop before buying for music recording, mixing etc. It should have minimum 8GB of RAM and should have discrete GPU. Talking about the processor i5 or above processor is recommended. It should have USB 3.0 port or Thunderbolt III port if possible. Talking about the storage it is recommended to go with a laptop having Solid State Drive otherwise mechanical drive (HDD) having good speed. You should also look for dock station for connecting more devices. Also Checkout best laptops for djing.

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List of Best Laptops For Music Production

Acer Predator Helios 300

 This laptop by Acer is really a bang for buck machine if you want to save few $$$ and want to buy a laptop with best specs. It is powered by 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor. It comes with 16GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB SSD. It runs on Windows 10 OS out of the box. It features 15.6 inch Full HD IPS display. The graphics are powered by 6GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU. The weight of the laptop is 6 pounds. It gives upto 6 hours of battery backup. The only con with this laptop is its less storage.

  • 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • Windows 10 OS
  • No Optical drive
  • 15.6 inch FHD IPS display
  • 6GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU
  • backlit keyboard
  • USB 3.1 Type C port

Dell Inspiron 15 7000

This is the only laptop under this budget with GTX 1060 GPU. This is powered by 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7300HQ quad core processor. It comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB SSD. It runs on Windows 10 OS out of the box. It features 15.6 inch Full HD IPS display. The graphics are powered by 6GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU. The weight of the laptop is 6.3 pounds. The advantage with this one is that its build quality is really great and it gives good battery backup. Apart from this it also comes with Thunderbolt 3 port. The con with this one is that it comes with only 8GB RAM.

  • 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • Windows 10 OS
  • No Optical drive
  • 15.6 inch Full HD IPS display
  • 6GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU
  • Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Red Backlit Keyboard

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Acer Aspire VX 15 VX5-591G-75RM

It is powered by 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad core Kabylake processor. It comes with 16GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB SSD. It runs on Windows 10 OS out of the box. It features 15.6 inch Full HD display. It doesn’t comes with optical drive. It is powered by 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU. The weight of the laptop is 5.5 pounds. It gives upto 6 hours of battery backup. The disadvantage with all models of Acer VX 15 is that if you want to upgrade storage than you have to contact acer support for complimentary storage upgrade kit.

  • 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • Windows 10 OS
  • No Optical drive
  • 15.6 inch Full HD display
  • 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU
  • USB Type C port

Lenovo Y520 80WK00HSUS

 The Lenovo Y520 is the latest gaming series laptop by Lenovo which is powered by 7th gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad core processor. It has 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB SSD. It runs on Windows 10 OS out of the box. It features 15.6 inch Full HD IPS display. The graphics are powered by latest 10th series Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GPU. The weight of the laptop is 5.3 pounds. It also comes with Red backlit keyboard and audio is powered by 2 JBL speakers. The disadvantage with this one is that it is not user upgradeable. In order to upgrade its storage you have to visit Lenovo Care or you should have to contact a certified technician otherwise the warranty will be void. In order to get better performance it is advisable to add 8GB RAM more.

  • 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor Check benchmarks
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • Windows 10 OS
  • No Optical drive
  • 15.6 inch Full HD IPS display
  • 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU Check framerates
  • USB Type C port
  • Red Backlit Keyboard

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Apple MacBook Pro

 

apple-macbook-pro-mluq2ll-aIt is powered by Intel Core i5 processor. It comes with 8GB DDR3 RAM and 256GB SSD. It runs on Mac OS Sierra. It features 13.3 inch 2560 X  1600 pixels display. The weight of the laptop is 3 pounds. It gives upto 8 hours of battery backup.

  • Intel Core i5 processor
  • 16GB DDR3 RAM
  • 512GB SSD
  • Mac OS Sierra
  • 13.3 inch 2560 X  1600 pixels display
  • 8 hours battery backup
  • No Optical drive

So this is the list of best laptops for music production. If you have any suggestions or queries do leave it in the comments below.

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