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
Asus ROG G701V1 (2017) 1272.40 4
out of 5
$2,999
From $2,999
Newegg
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
Acer Predator Triton 700 848.20 3
out of 5
$2,999
From $2,999
Acer
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
Gigabyte Aero 15 848.00 3.5
out of 5
$1,899
From $1,899
Amazon
Asus Zenbook 3 Deluxe UX490UA 848.00 3.5
out of 5
$1,699
From $1,699
Amazon
13-inch Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 727.04 4
out of 5
$1,698
From $1,698
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
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
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 ROG Zephyrus 508.90 4
out of 5
$2,699
From $2,699
Amazon
HP Spectre x360 15-inch (2017) 508.90 4
out of 5
$1,129
From $1,129
HP
Dell XPS 13 9360 508.00 4.5
out of 5
$999
From $999
Dell Home
Dell XPS 13 7370 (2018) 508.00 4.5
out of 5
$999
From $999
Dell Home
Aorus X7 v6 462.70 4
out of 5
$2,499
From $2,499
Newegg
MSI WS63VR 7RL 462.66 4
out of 5
$3,099
From $3,099
Newegg
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
Lenovo ThinkPad P71 462.66 4
out of 5
$1,259
From $1,259
Lenovo
Dell Precision 5520 462.66 4
out of 5
$1,399
From $1,399
Dell Small Business
Razer Blade Stealth 462.60 3.5
out of 5
$1,399
From $1,399
Best Buy
Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VE 424.00 4
out of 5
$1,699
From $1,699
B & H Photo
MSI GT75VR Titan Pro 391.50 4
out of 5
$2,699
From $2,699
Newegg
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s 391.48 3.5
out of 5
$1,124
From $1,124
Lenovo
Acer Nitro 5 391.00 3
out of 5
$749
From $749
Amazon
Lenovo Legion Y520 363.50 3.5
out of 5
$779
From $779
Lenovo
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 Latitude 5285 2-in-1 339.28 3.5
out of 5
$899
From $899
Dell Small Business
Dell XPS 15 (2017) 339.28 4
out of 5
$999
From $999
Dell Home
Microsoft Surface Pro 339.00 4
out of 5
$799
From $799
Microsoft Store
Razer Blade Pro (2017) 339.00 4.5
out of 5
$3,999
From $3,999
Best Buy
Lenovo Flex 5 1570 339.00 3.5
out of 5
$699
From $699
Lenovo
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming (Late 2017) 339.00 3.5
out of 5
$949
From $949
Dell Home
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15-inch) 318.10 4
out of 5
$2,499
From $2,499
Best Buy
Acer Predator Helios 300 (17-inch) 318.10 4
out of 5
$1,357
From $1,357
Amazon
Lenovo Yoga 720 318.08 3.5
out of 5
$849
From $849
Lenovo
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
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p 299.40 3.5
out of 5
$839
From $839
Lenovo
HP Elitebook x360 G2 299.40 4.5
out of 5
$1,895
From $1,895
B & H Photo
Toshiba Tecra X40-D 299.40 1
out of 5
$2,049
From $2,049
Toshiba
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
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 299.00 2.5
out of 5
$849
From $849
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
HP EliteBook x360 1020 G2 282.73 4
out of 5
$1,599
From $1,599
HP
HP EliteBook 1040 G4 282.70 4
out of 5
$1,379
From $1,379
HP
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet 282.70 3.5
out of 5
$1,159
From $1,159
Lenovo
HP Spectre x360 15-inch (Early 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
Lenovo Yoga 720 (13-inch, 8th Gen) 282.00 3.5
out of 5
$879
From $879
Lenovo
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
$1,099
From $1,099
Lenovo
Lenovo ThinkPad T470 267.83 4
out of 5
$881
From $881
Lenovo
Porsche Design Book One 254.46 3.5
out of 5
$2,495
From $2,495
Amazon
Lenovo IdeaPad 720S 254.00 4
out of 5
$949
From $949
Lenovo
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro (2017) 254.00 3.5
out of 5
$2,399
From $2,399
Amazon
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 242.00 4
out of 5
$1,538
From $1,538
Lenovo
HP Spectre x2 231.33 4
out of 5
$1,149
From $1,149
HP
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition 231.33 4
out of 5
$1,399
From $1,399
Amazon
MSI PE60 Prestige 2017 231.33 3
out of 5
$1,199
From $1,199
Amazon
HP EliteBook 1040 G4 231.00 4
out of 5
$1,379
From $1,379
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
Samsung Notebook 9 (13-inch, 2017) 212.05 3
out of 5
$999
From $999
Samsung
HP Envy 13t 212.00 4
out of 5
$849
From $849
HP
Apple MacBook Air (13-inch 2017) 212.00 3.5
out of 5
$844
From $844
Amazon
LG Gram 212.00 2
out of 5
$1,099
From $1,099
Newegg
Lenovo Miix 720 203.57 3.5
out of 5
$1,029
From $1,029
Lenovo
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13-inch) 203.57 4
out of 5
$1,499
From $1,499
Amazon
Dell Latitude 5289 2-in-1 203.57 4
out of 5
$899
From $899
Dell Home
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.