What to Look for in the Best Laptop for FL Studio?

Are you an FL Studio user and looking for a laptop that will not only increase your production speed but also provide you with multiple options to create music? The good news is that there are laptops specifically designed for this purpose.

Today, we’re going to help you choose the best one based on factors for FL Studio users which will maximize your time and money spent.

Let’s start by looking at the most important laptop components you need to look for in order to get the best bang for your buck:    

1. Processor (CPU)

8 GB of RAM is sufficient for music production, although 16 GB will offer better performance

However, you need to make sure that it’s enough for FL Studio and any other additional software you use for production. We recommend 8 GB but 16 GB is optimal if you can afford it.

2. Video card – one of the most important components in a laptop and usually comes standard with higher-end models

These cards up the ante by providing smoother real-time video recording and rendering during complex operations such as those used in professional video editing programs

You’re going to want a high-quality video card because this allows more flexibility when selecting screen resolutions as well as smoothness while performing simultaneous tasks such as running multiple software or even displaying videos on screen.

These cards also up the ante by providing smoother real-time video recording and rendering during complex operations such as those used in professional video editing programs.

3. Hard Drive (HDD) / Solid State Drive (SSD) – Here is where it gets tricky

SSDs offer better performance than HDDs but usually come at a much higher cost.

However, we recommend going with an SSD because your entire FL studio will run so much faster and you won’t be plagued by loud hard drive noise while trying to produce music.

Plus, you can store all of your samples and other files on the HDD if need be since you’ll be mainly using the SSD for FL Studio itself.

To get an idea of how large you need your SSD, take a look at the manual for FL studio and check how much space you’ll need to install it along with any other additional software you want to use.

To get an idea of how large you need your SSD, take a look at the manual for FL studio and check how much space you’ll need to install it along with any other additional software you want to use.

You can also estimate based on this article that we wrote a while back.

4. RAM – Get as much as possible! We recommend going with 16 GB because 32 GB is optimal if you can afford it

 Making music is all about working quickly so speed is key here! In order to do this, you will want as much RAM as possible to store all of your samples and plugins while also being able to quickly load them up when you need them.

 16 GB is a great amount, but if you have the money for it, then go with 32 GB!

5. Screen size – Our recommendation is 13″ for portability, 15″ for display size

 This is not so much a factor as others mentioned here since bigger screens usually come at a higher price point and sacrifice some portability.

We recommend going with the smallest screen that will meet your needs because this will maximize the laptop’s battery life.

However, having said that we recommend getting a 15″ screen if you can afford it because they look nicer provide more space for displaying videos and other media.

Laptop Weight

Lightweight laptops are optimal because they’re easier to transport around and carry

Battery Life

An important factor if you work on the go or near power source for longer sessions of production

Operating System Version

Make sure it’s updated before buying (we recommend Windows 10 64-bit)  

6. Price – This is completely up to you

Of course, cost will play a deciding factor in what laptop you ultimately buy but we recommend spending as much money as possible for better performance and more features!.

Just make sure that the price reflects the components listed above because there are some expensive laptops out there that don’t perform half as well as others priced lower than them due to their lack of solid state drive storage or low quality video cards.

We also feel it’s worth mentioning that you might want to consider buying your laptop from Amazon or another retailer instead of directly through Dell, HP, etc.

The reason being is because if something goes wrong with your device, you can simply return it after setting up an appointment at the store and there’s no need to deal with the hassle of shipping it.

Conclusion:

In conclusion, we recommend Dell as a starting point because they have a great lineup of laptops available at every price point.

If you have any questions or additional concerns about finding the best laptop for FL studio, feel free to leave us a comment below and one of our staff will be sure to get back to you ASAP!

Happy producing

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