Laptop Mag Benchmarks Hard Drive Speed

Laptops with the Fastest SSDs

The better your storage drive, the faster your computer can boot, open apps and switch between tasks. The fastest computers have Solid State Drives (SSDs) instead of mechanical hard drives. To measure storage performance, we copy 4.97GB of mixed-media, time the result and measure it in megabytes per second (MBps)

Product File Transfer Rate (MBps) Rating Price (As Tested) Starting Price
MSI WT73VR 7RM 1696.00 4
out of 5
$4,599
From $4,599
B & H Photo
Acer Predator 17 X (2017) 1272.30 4
out of 5
$2,999
From $2,999
Amazon
MSI GT83VR Titan SLI (2017) 1017.85 4.5
out of 5
$5,399
From $5,399
Amazon
MSI WE72 7RJ 848.21 4
out of 5
$1,799
From $1,799
Amazon
HP Zbook 17 G4 848.20 4.5
out of 5
$1,564
From $1,564
HP
Acer Predator 21 X 848.20 4
out of 5
$8,999
From $8,999
Newegg
Acer Predator Triton 700 848.20 3
out of 5
$2,999
From $2,999
Acer
Asus Zenbook 3 Deluxe UX490UA 848.00 3.5
out of 5
$1,699
From $1,699
Amazon
Gigabyte Aero 15 848.00 3.5
out of 5
$1,899
From $1,899
Amazon
Asus ROG G752VS OC Edition (2017) 727.04 4
out of 5
$2,499
From $2,499
Best Buy
Acer Predator 17x (2016) 727.04 4
out of 5
$2,799
From $2,799
Amazon
Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch 2016 727.04 4.5
out of 5
$2,399
From $2,399
Apple iTunes
13-inch Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 727.04 4
out of 5
$1,698
From $1,698
Amazon
15-inch Apple MacBook Pro 654.00 4.5
out of 5
$2,249
From $2,249
Amazon
Dell Precision 7520 636.20 4
out of 5
$1,199
From $1,199
Dell Home
Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016) 636.16 3.5
out of 5
$1,799
From $1,799
Apple iTunes
Lenovo Legion Y920 636.16 4
out of 5
$2,099
From $2,099
Lenovo
Asus ROG G701VI 636.16 4
out of 5
$3,499
From $3,499
Amazon
HP Spectre x360 (15-inch) 565.50 4
out of 5
$1,149
From $1,149
HP
MSI GP72VR 7RFX Leopard Pro 565.47 3.5
out of 5
$1,299
From $1,299
Amazon
HP ZBook Studio G4 565.40 4
out of 5
$3,510
From $3,510
HP
HP ZBook 14u G4 565.00 3.5
out of 5
$999
From $999
HP
Dell Precision 3520 565.00 3
out of 5
$999
From $999
Dell Small Business
HP Omen 17 565.00 4
out of 5
$1,899
From $1,899
HP
Asus Zenbook 3 508.92 3.5
out of 5
$1,099
From $1,099
Amazon
MSI GE62VR 6RF Apache Pro (Xotic PC) 508.92 3
out of 5
$1,599
From $1,599
Newegg
Apple MacBook Pro 2016 508.90 4
out of 5
$1,479
From $1,479
Amazon
Asus ROG Zephyrus 508.90 4
out of 5
$2,699
From $2,699
Amazon
Dell XPS 13 508.00 4.5
out of 5
$930
From $930
Dell Home
Aorus X7 v6 462.70 4
out of 5
$2,499
From $2,499
Newegg
Lenovo ThinkPad P71 462.66 4
out of 5
$1,511
From $1,511
Lenovo
MSI WS63VR 7RL 462.66 4
out of 5
$3,099
From $3,099
Newegg
Dell Precision 5520 462.66 4
out of 5
$1,399
From $1,399
Dell Small Business
Acer Swift 3 462.66 3
out of 5
$699
From $699
Amazon
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 462.66 4
out of 5
$1,439
From $1,439
Lenovo
Asus Strix 424.10 3.5
out of 5
$1,699
From $1,699
Amazon
Origin EON 17 SLX (late 2016) 424.10 4
out of 5
$2,124
From $2,124
Amazon
Alienware 13 424.10 4.5
out of 5
$999
From $999
Dell Home
Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VE 424.00 4
out of 5
$1,699
From $1,699
B & H Photo
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s 391.48 3.5
out of 5
$1,124
From $1,124
Lenovo
HP EliteBook 1040 G3 363.52 3.5
out of 5
$1,233
From $1,233
HP
Razer Blade Stealth 363.52 3.5
out of 5
$1,399
From $1,399
Amazon
Lenovo Legion Y520 363.50 3.5
out of 5
$779
From $779
Lenovo
Surface Book with Performance Base 363.50 4
out of 5
$2,399
From $2,399
Microsoft Store
Dell XPS 13 (2016) 339.31 4.5
out of 5
$799
From $799
Dell Home
Gigabyte Aero 15X 339.30 4
out of 5
$2,199
From $2,199
Newegg
HP Spectre 13 (2017) 339.30 3
out of 5
$1,299
From $1,299
HP
Dell XPS 15 (2017) 339.28 4
out of 5
$999
From $999
Dell Home
Dell Latitude 5285 2-in-1 339.28 3.5
out of 5
$899
From $899
Dell Small Business
Microsoft Surface Pro 339.00 4
out of 5
$799
From $799
Microsoft Store
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming (Late 2017) 339.00 3.5
out of 5
$949
From $949
Dell Home
Lenovo Flex 5 1570 339.00 3.5
out of 5
$699
From $699
Lenovo
Razer Blade Pro (2017) 339.00 4.5
out of 5
$3,999
From $3,999
Best Buy
Acer Predator Helios 300 (17-inch) 318.10 4
out of 5
$1,279
From $1,279
Newegg
Lenovo Yoga 720 318.08 3.5
out of 5
$929
From $929
Lenovo
HP Spectre x360 13-inch (2016) 318.08 4.5
out of 5
$1,341
From $1,341
Amazon
Lenovo Yoga 920 299.90 4.5
out of 5
$1,299
From $1,299
Lenovo
HP Spectre 299.80 3.5
out of 5
$1,299
From $1,299
HP
HP Elitebook x360 G2 299.40 4.5
out of 5
$1,910
From $1,910
B & H Photo
Toshiba Tecra X40-D 299.40 1
out of 5
$2,049
From $2,049
Toshiba
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p 299.40 3.5
out of 5
$839
From $839
Lenovo
Toshiba Protege X20W 299.37 4
out of 5
$1,385
From $1,385
Amazon
Alienware 15 R3 299.30 4
out of 5
$1,199
From $1,199
Dell Home
Lenovo ThinkPad x270 299.00 4
out of 5
$734
From $734
Lenovo
Dell Latitude 7380 299.00 4
out of 5
$1,199
From $1,199
Dell Home
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 299.00 2.5
out of 5
$849
From $849
Dell Home
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet 282.70 3.5
out of 5
$1,159
From $1,159
Lenovo
HP Spectre x360 15-inch (2017) 282.13 4
out of 5
$1,279
From $1,279
HP
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus 282.00 4
out of 5
$1,149
From $1,149
Lenovo
Alienware 17 282.00 4
out of 5
$1,299
From $1,299
Dell Home
Samsung Galaxy Book (12-inch) 267.90 3.5
out of 5
$1,197
From $1,197
Amazon
Lenovo Yoga 720 (15-inch) 267.86 4.5
out of 5
$949
From $949
Lenovo
Lenovo ThinkPad T470 267.83 4
out of 5
$873
From $873
Lenovo
Porsche Design Book One 254.46 3.5
out of 5
$2,495
From $2,495
Amazon
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro (2017) 254.00 3.5
out of 5
$2,399
From $2,399
Amazon
Lenovo IdeaPad 720S 254.00 4
out of 5
$949
From $949
Lenovo
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 242.00 4
out of 5
$1,101
From $1,101
Lenovo
MSI PE60 Prestige 2017 231.33 3
out of 5
$1,199
From $1,199
Amazon
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition 231.33 4
out of 5
$1,399
From $1,399
Amazon
HP Spectre x2 231.33 4
out of 5
$1,149
From $1,149
HP
Asus ROG Strix GL753VE 221.30 3.5
out of 5
$1,299
From $1,299
Newegg
Samsung Notebook 9 Pro (15-inch) 221.27 4
out of 5
$1,299
From $1,299
Best Buy
Lenovo ThinkPad P50s 221.27 4
out of 5
$998
From $998
Lenovo
Samsung Notebook 9 (13-inch, 2017) 212.05 3
out of 5
$999
From $999
Samsung
Razer Blade (Late 2016) 2 212.05 4
out of 5
$2,399
From $2,399
Amazon
LG Gram 212.00 2
out of 5
$1,099
From $1,099
Newegg
Apple MacBook Air (13-inch 2017) 212.00 3.5
out of 5
$844
From $844
Amazon
HP Envy 13t 212.00 4
out of 5
$849
From $849
HP
Lenovo Miix 720 203.57 3.5
out of 5
$1,029
From $1,029
Lenovo
Dell Latitude 5289 2-in-1 203.57 4
out of 5
$899
From $899
Dell Home
HP Omen 17 2016 203.50 4
out of 5
$1,468
From $1,468
Newegg
Razer Blade (2016) 203.00 4
out of 5
$1,899
From $1,899
Amazon

Other Benchmarks

  • Highest Resolution Screens - Screen resolutions that are higher than 1920 x 1080 (1080p).
  • Weight - Laptops that weigh 3.5 pounds or less.
  • Battery Life - Machines that lasted over 9 hours on our test.
  • Graphics Performance - Systems that achieved a high score on the 3DMark Fire Strike benchmark.
  • Hard Drive Speed - Reads and writes files the fastest with their hard drives or SSDs.
  • Overall Performance - Strongest scores on Geekbench 4, which measures overall system speed.
  • Productivity Performance - Top processor speed as measured by the Laptop Spreadsheet Macro test.
  • Display Brightness - The most luminous displays have a brightness of 300 nits or higher.
  • Color Gamut - The most vibrant laptop screens can reproduce at least 95 percent of the sRGB color gamut.