Audio Laptop Recommandations 2019

Hello C3-Community,

a simple question: what would you recommend as a Win10/Prof/64-audio-laptop for C3 + many VSTs (live and studio) for - let’s say - max. 850 Euro?

Best regards


Hi Christoph,

you can get used thinkpads for that price.
watch out for t440p or t450p with i7-processor.
very stable machines and they don’t throttle when getting hot.

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Hi Steffen
thanks for your advice. Who is the vendor you trust? Is it possible to buy refurbed thinkpads directly from Lenovo?

Hi Christoph,

i don’t know whether it is allowed to post commercial websites. google is your friend. there are a few big vendors, mine even offered a warranty.
i don’t know if you can buy them directly from lenovo.

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I don’t believe there is a problem with sharing information. Spammers are not welcome, but I’ve seen many here share sites for many different things. Informational matter is always welcome.




I bought mine on a german website:

Make shure it has the right processor and screen.
You can upgrade/change all other components.

the advantage of the older T-xxxP is that they have MQ-Processors.
these processors have 4 cores and the i7 hyperthreading.
My Laptop runs 8 cores at 3,3Ghz.


Thanks to you Steffen and Corky - I really didn’t want to provoke any advertising for commercial sites - sorry. It’s just about gathering information :slight_smile:

You weren’t. We all share what we can. Very friendly place here. Thanks for respecting the integrity of this amazing site. I am the worst offender of going O/T and most everyone gives me a pass, so don’t hesitate to share. :wink:

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