Music producers need a lot of gadgets in order to produce music beats. The best of them have whole studious in their homes. However, the most important thing they need is a good laptop that can support all the music production software they use each day. Therefore, here is a list of the best laptops for music producers.
1. Apple MacBook Pro
CPU: Quad-core Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Intel Iris plus Graphics 655 | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch (2,560 x 1,600) IPS | Storage: 128GB – 2TB PCIe 3.0 SSD
If you need the latest and greatest Apple laptop, the 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro with a touch bar is the right choice. Apple brought a set of seriously beefed up specs with this one, and even more so with the 15-inch model. The Touch Bar is a thin OLED display at the top of its keyboard. It can be used for a wide range of things, but the most useful is the within Logic Pro X 10.3. The laptop kept the familiar Apple style, as well as a high-end price. This machine will set you back, so you will have to consider a Windows alternative if the budget is tight at the moment. If you, however, want to switch to a PC, consider the XPS 13 or the MateBook X Pro. For Apple diehard fans, this is the obvious choice.
2. Huawei MateBook 13
CPU: 8th gen Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620, NVidia GeForce MX150 2GB GDDR5 | RAM: 8GB | Screen: 13-inch 1440p (2,160 x 1,440) | Storage: 512GB SSD
Huawei MateBook X Pro had to be the best laptop of 2018, meaning it is still a dominant presence on the market. It proved to be a brilliant challenger to the competition after years of trying by Huawei. This is a laptop of gorgeous design and with a stunning screen. It also comes with high-end components for a brilliant performance, and a battery life that goes head to head with all the rivals. The price is rather competitive, as these features, design, and performance can hardly be purchased for less.
3. Dell XPS 13
CPU: 8th gen Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620 | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – 4k (3840 x 2160) | Storage: 256GB – 1TB SSD
This is another brilliant laptop, by another familiar and trusty brand. The 2018 Dell XPS 13 is slimmer and more powerful than the previous model and has a stunning 4K display. In addition, it comes with a gorgeous Rose Gold and Alpine White color option. An 8th generation Intel i5 or i7 processors run it, and the Infinity Edge display is a pleasure for the eyes. This is one of the most popular Windows laptops in the world. There are also different customization options to make it fit your every need while producing music.
4. Microsoft Surface Laptop 2
CPU: Intel Core i5-i7 | Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620 | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Storage: 128GB – 1TB, and SSD
This is the second attempt by Microsoft to make a pure laptop device, and it is an absolute winner. Although it is not a huge overhaul from their original Surface Laptop, it comes with improvements in all areas the users need, including updated hardware with some serious performance benefits. This laptop delivers what Microsoft promised with the original, which is a pure and very powerful Windows 10 experience on a laptop. If you love the 2-in-1 nature of Surface laptops, even better. This is a sound investment for you in this case.
5. Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701
CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H | Graphics: NVidia GeForce RTX 2080, 8GB GDDR6 VRAM, Max-Q | RAM: 24GB | Screen: 7.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) 144Hz panel | Storage: 1TB M.2 SSD
This Asus ROG (Republic of Gamers) Zephyrus S GX701 is the best gaming laptop this year. This is mostly thanks to its crazy powerful inner components like the 6-core Intel processor and the latest RTX 2080 graphics by the iconic NVidia. This laptop is a seriously brilliant performer and an impressively thin and light laptop as long as gaming standards are concerned. Zephyrus laptops have always tried to push the boundaries of gaming laptops, and 2019 follows this practice by the brand. However, it is extremely pricey, so do not be shocked.
6. Acer Predator Helios 300
CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H 6-core 2.2GHz | Graphics: NVidia GeForce GTX 1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 630 | RAM: 16GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch, Full HD
This laptop from Acer is a fantastic and affordable gaming laptop, which proves that this amount of money and this price range do not mean that features are bad. On the contrary, this computer has enough power and speed for moderate gaming and some serious music producing. It runs on an 8th generation, 6-core Intel Core i7 processor, and has an NVidia GTX 1060 graphics card. It also comes with 16GB of RAM. This is still expensive when compared to regular laptops, but for gaming, producing, or programming machine, it is a great value for your buck.
7. Samsung Notebook 9
CPU: Intel i7-8550U | Graphics: NVidia GeForce MX150 | RAM: 8GB-16GB | Screen: 15-inch 1,920 x 1,080 LED | Storage: 256-512GB SSD
Although it does not have the best keyboard in the world, this Samsung Notebook 9 was one of the best laptops you could purchase last year. It has enough power and sped to rival the MacBook Pro, but it costs way less. The famous Samsung brand crafted a laptop that boasts a lot of substance and style. Except for the powerful specs in its class, it is very lightweight and thin, which makes it one of the most portable 15-inch laptops you can get.