Best Laptops for Music Production (2019)

Best Music Production Laptops to Buy

Music production, is easy, if you have the right hardware to support it. Here, we’ll look at the best laptops for music production. Digital Audio Workstations have made it easy for majority of people to get into music production, as long as you have the right tools.

Criteria used for best music production laptops recommendation: First, you need latest generation core i7 or i5 laptop. You will most likely have several virtual instruments and plugins running at the same time. Therefore, you need a powerful processor to handle the workload. You also need 8GB or more of RAM. This, together with the CPU, will help you handle the chopping and slicing of samples in addition to processing of digital effects. Music production laptops also require you to have a large storage capacity for storing your demos, samples, beats and recorded audio. Therefore, I recommend a laptop with 1TB of storage or more. You will also need a display that can easily accommodate all the displayed plugins, mixer, playlist and channels. For that reason, we’ve recommended 15 inch laptops and above.

So, whether you are a hip hop, rock, EDM, or pop producer, these best laptops for music production suggestions can handle all the popular DAW such as FL Studio, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Reason, Cubase, Acid Pro among many others.

The Following are the Best Laptops for Music Production (2019):

Apple MacBook Pro

15 inch macbook for general use
Display Size 15.4 inches
Display Resolution 2880 x 1800
CPU 2.5 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 Processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.7 GHz, 6 MB shared L3 cache)
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
RAM 16 GB
Storage Space 512 GB
Operating System MacOS
Ports USB
Dimensions (L x W x H) 14.1 x 9.7 x 0.7 inches
Weight 4.46 pounds
Pros Performance, Display Quality, Design, OS
Cons Quite Expensive

ASUS VivoBook

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CPU Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 GHz 8032
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 4GB
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 16GB DDR4
Storage Space 256GB SSD+1TB HDD
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 Price, Performance
Cons NA

ASUS ROG Strix GL702VS

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CPU 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB
Display Size 17.3 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 12 GB DDR4
Storage Space 128GB SSD + 1TB 7200 rpm HDD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x mini DP, Dual Band 802.11ac Wi-Fi 2x2, Bluetooth 4.1, 1x USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2), 1 RJ45 LAN Jack, and 1x Headphone-out and Audio-in Combo Jack
Dimensions (L x W x H) 16.2 x 10.9 x 1.2 inches
Weight 6.4 pounds
Pros Many Ports, Price, Design, Performance
Cons None

Acer Aspire VX 15

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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 NA

Acer Predator Helios 300

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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

Acer Nitro 5

top core i5 ultrabook With Graphics card
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CPU 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7300HQ Processor (Up to 2.5 GHz)
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 Pixels
RAM 4 GB
Storage Space 1 TB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports 1x USB 3.0; 2x USB 2.0; Network (RJ-45); HDMI Output; 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
Dimensions (L x W x H) 10.5 x 15.9 x 1.1 inches
Weight 5.95 pounds
Pros Display, Performance, Price, Value for Money
Cons NA

ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501

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CPU Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 GHz (Turbo up to 3.8GHz)
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 8GB
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 with Nvidi GSYNC
RAM 16GB DDR4 2400MHz
Storage Space 512GB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports 4 X USB 3.0
Dimensions (L x W x H) 14.9 x 10.3 x 0.7 inches
Weight 4.9 pounds
Pros Performance
Cons None

Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition

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CPU 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 8 GB DDR3
Storage Space 1 TB SATA
Operating System Windows
Ports Gigabit Ethernet, Built-In HD Webcam, 3 - USB 3.0 Ports, 1 - HDMI Port
Dimensions (L x W x H) 15.3 x 10.1 x 0.9 inches
Weight 5.29 pounds
Pros Performance, Price, Storage
Cons RAM

Dell XPS9560-7001SLV-PUS 15.6

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CPU Intel Core i7-7700HQ [7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad Core Processor (6M cache, up to 3.8 GHz)
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 4GB GDDR5
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels
RAM 16GB DDR4-2400MHz
Storage Space 512GB PCIe Solid State Drive
Operating System Windows 10
Ports HDMI, 3-in-1 SD Card Reader and USB 3.0
Dimensions (L x W x H) 9.3 x 14.1 x 0.7 inches
Weight 3.9 pounds
Pros Performance, Stereo Speakers, Design
Cons NA

MSI GL62M 7REX-1896US

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CPU Core i7-7700HQ (2.8 - 3.8 GHz
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4G GDDR5
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 8GB (8G*1) DDR4 2400MHz
Storage Space 128GB M.2 SATA + 1TB (5400RPM)
Operating System Windows 10
Ports 1 x 2.0 USB, 2 x 3.0 USB
Dimensions (L x W x H) 15.1 x 10.2 x 1.1 inches
Weight 5.29 pounds
Pros Price, Performance, Design
Cons NA

HP OMEN 17.3

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CPU Intel Quad Core i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz (Turbo up to 3.8GHz, 6MB Cache)
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050TI (4 GB GDDR5
Display Size 17.3 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 12 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM
Storage Space 1TB SATA 7,200 RPM; 128GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports Multi-format SD media card reader; HDMI:1; RJ-45:1; USB 3.0:2;USB 2.0:1; Combo Headphone/Mic Jack:1
Dimensions (L x W x H) 16.3 x 10.98 x 1.17 inches
Weight 6.28 lbs
Pros Good Performance, Design
Cons Heavy

MSI GT73VR TITAN PRO-100

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CPU Intel Core i7-7700HQ (2.8 - 3.8 GHz)
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8G GDDR5X
Display Size 17.3 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 16GB (16G*1) DDR4 2400MHz
Storage Space 512GB SSD RAID (2*256GB m.2SATA) + 1TB (SATA) 
Operating System Windows 10
Ports 5 USB 3.0
Dimensions (L x W x H) 16.9 x 12.4 x 1.8 inches
Weight 8.59 pounds
Pros Performance, Design
Cons Quite Heavy

ASUS TUF (FX504)

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Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920x1080 pixels
CPU 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 2GB
RAM 8 GB DDR4 2666MHz
Storage Space 1 TB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USB 2.0 & 3.0
Dimensions (L x W x H) 15.1 x 10.3 x 1 inches
Weight 5.07 pounds
Pros Performance, Display Quality, Price, Storage Capacity
Cons None

Alienware AW17R4-7003SLV-PUS 17

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CPU 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ (Quad-Core, 6MB Cache, up to 3.8GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
GPU NVIDIA GTX 1060
Display Size 17.3 inches
Display Resolution (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare 300-nits
RAM 8GB DDR4 at 2400MHz
Storage Space 256GB SSD (boot)+ 1TB 7200RPM SATA HDD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports 3 x USB 3.0
Dimensions (L x W x H) 13 x 16.7 x 1.2 inches
Weight 9.7 pounds
Pros Performance
Cons Quite Heavy

Dell Precision 5520 Laptop

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CPU 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7-7820HQ Quad-Core
GPU NVIDIA Quadro Graphics
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels
RAM 16GB 2133 MHz DDR4
Storage Space 512GB SSD
Operating System Windows 10 Pro
Ports USB
Dimensions (L x W x H) 14 x 9.2 x 0.4 inches
Weight 3.9 pounds
Pros Price, Performance
Cons None

Razer Blade Pro Gaming Laptop

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CPU 3.8 GHz Intel Core i7
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
Display Size 17.3 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 16 GB
Storage Space 256GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Operating System Windows 10 Pro
Ports 3 USB 3.0
Dimensions (L x W x H) 16.7 x 11 x 0.9 inches
Weight 6.8 pounds
Pros Performance, Design
Cons Quite Heavy

MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro-230

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CPU 2.8 GHz 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 16 GB DDR4
Storage Space 256GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USB, Thunderbolt 3,
Dimensions (L x W x H) 15 x 9.8 x 0.7 inches
Weight 3.96 pounds
Pros VR Ready, Performance
Cons NA

ASUS FX503VM Laptop

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CPU 2.8 GHz 8032
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 16 GB DDR4
Storage Space 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports 2x USB 3.1 (Type A), 1x HDMI 1.4, 1x Mini DisplayPort, 1x headphone/Mic jack, 1x RJ45 LAN port, 1x card reader
Dimensions (L x W x H) 15.1 x 10.3 x 1 inches
Weight 5.7 Pounds
Pros Ports, Price, Performance
Cons

Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro Black Edition

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CPU Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor (Up to 3.8GHz)
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB GDDR5 VRAM
Display Size 17.3 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 16GB DDR4
Storage Space 256GB SSD + 1 TB HDD
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Ports Thunderbolt 3 (Full USB 3.1 Type C) Port, 2 - USB 3.0 ports (1 with power-off charging), 2 - USB 2.0 Ports, 1 - HDMI Port
Dimensions (L x W x H) 16.6 x 1.6 x 1.1 inches
Weight 7.05 pounds
Pros Many Ports, Performance
Cons Quite Heavy

Lenovo Thinkpad P50 15.6-inch Laptop

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CPU Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 Quad-Core Processor (4 cores, 2.8 GHz up to 3.70 GHz, 8MB SmartCache)
GPU Nvidia Quadro M2000M 4GB GDDR5
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels (fhd)
RAM 16GB DDR4 (MAX 32GB)
Storage Space 256GB SSD
Operating System Windows 7 Professional 64-bit upgradeable to Windows 10 Pro
Ports SD Card Reader, Headphone Microphone Combo Jack | 2xUSB3.0 | Mini DisplayPort,| 2xUSB3.0 | RJ-45 | 1xThunderbolt 3 Typc-C | HDMI | AC Port
Dimensions (L x W x H) 9.9 x 14.9 x 1.1 inches
Weight 5.9 lb / 2.67 kg
Pros Performance
Cons None