Updated January 23, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best Laptops For Music Production

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We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Whether you're an independent artist tracking songs in your home or an established music producer spending days on end in the studio, a good laptop will enable you to take your work with you wherever you go. The models on our list boast fast processors, lots of storage and RAM for memory-intensive programs, and ports for connecting all your interfaces and digital-analog converters. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best laptops for music production on Amazon.

10. HP Omen 15-Inch

9. Razer Blade Stealth

8. Asus ZenBook Pro 15.6-inch NanoEdge

7. Huawei MateBook X Pro Signature Edition Thin

6. Eluktronics N857HK1 Pro-X Special Edition

5. Acer Predator Triton 700 Epic

4. Apple Macbook Pro 15-Inch

3. MSI GT75 8RG Titan 4K

2. Microsoft Surface LQU-00001 Platinum

1. Lenovo ThinkPad P71 Workstation

Editor's Notes

December 18, 2018: While Apple has among the smoothest performing machines for music production, their latest models all lack a USB-A port, and instead employ exclusively USB-C. Adapters are available, as noted, but that pushed them back a few spots on the list. Offerings from Lenovo, MSI, and Acer rounded out the top options.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on January 23, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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