Best laptops for audio enthusiasts

Best laptops for audio enthusiasts

Digit Expert | 22 Jan 2020

If you are into music production or DJing, you need a laptop with certain specs like a robust processor, a decent amount of RAM, SSD based internal storage and a high quality sound output as well. When you deal with a ton of electronic music, you need an efficient laptop at your disposal so that your work does not take a hit, especially when you’re crossing off strenuous tasks like making last minute changes. You definitely need a laptop that is fast and smooth and renders music quickly to give you the right output. With such specs on your laptop, you can easily create and edit audio content, even on the go. If you are looking for a laptop for this very purpose, any of the following options should fit the bill.

Dell XPS 15 (7590)

If you are looking for a premium laptop that is stylish, efficient and light, then the Dell XPS 15 is one of the best options for you. It runs on a 2.40GHz Intel Core i9-9980HK 9th Gen processor and is backed by 32GB RAM and a NVIDIA 4GB Graphics Card, which should be ideal for you to perform even the toughest of editing tasks with ease. The laptop comes with 1TB of internal memory, giving you enough space to store tons of music files. According to Dell, the laptop gives you 12-hours of battery life on a full charge, which is perfect for you to create music on a long flight or even if you are out of power for long hours.

Asus VivoBook S15

If you have a tight budget and are looking for affordable options to create and edit music content, the Asus VivoBook S15 is definitely something that you should consider. The 15.6-inch laptop is quite thin and compact, making it easy to carry. It runs on 8GB RAM and an 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U processor with 1.6GHz of processor speed. The NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GDDR5 2GB Graphics is good enough to create and edit content while using a decent editing software. The touchpad comes with a fingerprint sensor to improve system security as well. The laptop has built-in ASUS Sonic-Master technology and 2W speakers to give you decent sound output.

Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch)

The Apple MacBook Pro is one of the most powerful laptops in the segment with some of its specs made particularly for audio enthusiasts. Let’s start with the Touch Bar at the top of the keyboard – it allows you to multitask with ease as it changes its functions according to the app you are using. As a result, you can easily switch between app functions, which is the need of the hour while DJing or while creating music. In terms of the hardware in the device, it comes with an efficient 9th generation 8-core Intel Core i9 Processor, 1 TB of ultrafast SSD memory and AMD Radeon Pro 5500M graphics with GDDR6 memory, which should give you an ultra-smooth rendering experience. The MacBook Pro has some of the best speakers with a 6-speaker system with force-cancelling woofers. Apple claims that the laptop has 11hrs of battery life under optimum use. Also, it has 4 Thunderbolt 3 (Type C) ports through which you can connect multiple external devices required for your music gig.

Apple MacBook Air

It is one of the most reliable laptops and is ideal for audio enthusiasts who have a tight budget. The model may be a little old but it still holds relevance in this segment due to its capable sound department. It has a robust 8GB RAM and runs on dual-core 5th generation i5 processor. It has 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports and 3 USB ports for you to connect your music consoles. Also, it is one of the most power-efficient laptops in the segment, with Apple claiming it has a 12-hour battery life. This should allow you to edit your content even when you are on the move. 


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