Laptop Mag Benchmarks Overall Performance

Fastest Laptops You Can Buy

If you're crunching numbers in a giant spreadsheet, transcoding a huge 4K video or playing a demanding game, you'll need a computer that's just plain speedy. We use Geekbench 4, a synthetic benchmark, to measure overall performance. The laptops below all got exceptional scores.

Product Geekbench 4 Rating Price (As Tested) Starting Price
Asus ROG G701V1 (2017) 17404 4
out of 5
$2,999
From $2,999
Newegg
HP ZBook Studio G4 16908 4
out of 5
$3,510
From $3,510
HP
Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC 16897 3.5
out of 5
$1,499
From $1,499
ASUS
HP Zbook 15 G4 16722 4
out of 5
$1,429
From $1,429
HP
Lenovo ThinkPad P71 15972 4
out of 5
$1,259
From $1,259
Lenovo
Dell Precision 7520 15958 4
out of 5
$1,029
From $1,029
Dell Home
HP Zbook 17 G4 15839 4.5
out of 5
$1,564
From $1,564
HP
Razer Blade Pro (2017) 15404 4.5
out of 5
$3,999
From $3,999
Best Buy
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 15332 4
out of 5
$1,439
From $1,439
Lenovo
Dell Precision 5520 15309 4
out of 5
$1,399
From $1,399
Dell Small Business
HP ZBook x2 15308 4
out of 5
$2,279
From $2,279
HP
15-inch Apple MacBook Pro 15170 4.5
out of 5
$2,249
From $2,249
Amazon
Acer Nitro 5 Spin 14974 3.5
out of 5
$899
From $899
Newegg
Alienware 15 R3 14932 4
out of 5
$1,199
From $1,199
Dell Home
Dell Latitude 5490 14838 3.5
out of 5
$799
From $799
Dell Home
Acer Predator 17 X (2017) 14795 4
out of 5
$2,999
From $2,999
Amazon
Asus ROG G752VS OC Edition (2017) 14717 4
out of 5
$2,499
From $2,499
Best Buy
Dell Precision 3520 14661 3
out of 5
$999
From $999
Dell Small Business
MSI WT73VR 7RM 14649 4
out of 5
$4,599
From $4,599
B & H Photo
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14517 4
out of 5
$1,649
From $1,649
Lenovo
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) 14517 4
out of 5
$1,649
From $1,649
Lenovo
MSI WE72 7RJ 14400 4
out of 5
$1,799
From $1,799
Amazon
Acer Predator Triton 700 14370 3
out of 5
$2,999
From $2,999
Acer
Gigabyte Aero 15 14318 3.5
out of 5
$1,899
From $1,899
Amazon
HP Omen 17 14306 4
out of 5
$1,899
From $1,899
HP
Acer Predator 21 X 14284 4
out of 5
$8,999
From $8,999
Newegg
MSI WS63VR 7RL 14266 4
out of 5
$3,099
From $3,099
Newegg
Gigabyte Aero 15X 14265 4
out of 5
$2,199
From $2,199
Newegg
MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider 14232 3.5
out of 5
$1,949
From $1,949
Newegg
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro (2017) 14193 3.5
out of 5
$2,399
From $2,399
Amazon
Dell XPS 13 9360 14158 4.5
out of 5
$799
From $799
Dell Home
Alienware 17 14154 4
out of 5
$1,299
From $1,299
Dell Home
Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VE 14138 4
out of 5
$1,699
From $1,699
B & H Photo
Lenovo Legion Y920 14051 4
out of 5
$2,099
From $2,099
Lenovo
Dell Latitude 7390 13990 3.5
out of 5
$1,199
From $1,199
Dell Small Business
Acer Predator Helios 300 (17-inch) 13972 4
out of 5
$1,357
From $1,357
Amazon
Dell XPS 15 (2017) 13911 4
out of 5
$999
From $999
Dell Home
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6 13812 2.5
out of 5
$1,196
From $1,196
Amazon
Razer Blade Stealth 13694 3.5
out of 5
$1,399
From $1,399
Best Buy
Razer Blade (2016) 13684 4
out of 5
$1,899
From $1,899
Amazon
Acer Predator Helios 300 (15-inch) 13587 4
out of 5
$1,099
From $1,099
Amazon
HP Spectre x360 (13-inch) 13568 4
out of 5
$1,149
From $1,149
HP
HP EliteBook 1040 G4 13463 4
out of 5
$1,379
From $1,379
HP
Asus ROG Zephyrus 13391 4
out of 5
$2,699
From $2,699
Amazon
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition 13333 4
out of 5
$1,294
From $1,294
Amazon
Lenovo Yoga 920 13306 4.5
out of 5
$1,299
From $1,299
Lenovo
Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018) 13254 4.5
out of 5
$999
From $999
Dell Home
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 13173 5
out of 5
$1,519
From $1,519
Lenovo
Samsung Notebook 9 Pen 13129 2.5
out of 5
$1,399
From $1,399
Samsung
HP Spectre 13 (2017) 13090 3
out of 5
$1,299
From $1,299
HP
Lenovo Legion Y520 13037 3.5
out of 5
$779
From $779
Lenovo
Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UN 12999 4
out of 5
$999
From $999
Amazon
Asus ZenBook UX430 12973 4
out of 5
$1,052
From $1,052
Amazon
Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 12949 3
out of 5
$699
From $699
Dell Home
Asus VivoBook Pro 12931 3
out of 5
$1,259
From $1,259
Amazon
Lenovo ThinkPad X280 12898 3.5
out of 5
$1,179
From $1,179
Lenovo
Asus ZenBook UX330UA 12871 4
out of 5
$711
From $711
Amazon
Dell Latitude 7390 2-in-1 12811 3.5
out of 5
$1,149
From $1,149
Dell Home
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 12799 4
out of 5
$1,299
From $1,299
Amazon
Acer Swift 3 12755 3
out of 5
$699
From $699
Amazon
MSI PE60 Prestige 2017 12678 3
out of 5
$1,199
From $1,199
Amazon
HP Spectre x360 15-inch (2017) 12656 4
out of 5
$1,129
From $1,129
HP
HP Omen 15 (late 2017) 12528 4
out of 5
$909
From $909
HP
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15-inch) 12505 4
out of 5
$2,499
From $2,499
Best Buy
MSI GT75VR Titan Pro 12492 4
out of 5
$2,699
From $2,699
Newegg
Asus ROG Strix GL503 12435 3
out of 5
$1,099
From $1,099
Amazon
Gigabyte 57Xv7 12387 3.5
out of 5
$1,799
From $1,799
Newegg
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p 12378 3.5
out of 5
$839
From $839
Lenovo
HP Envy 13t 12225 4
out of 5
$849
From $849
HP
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13-inch) 12221 4
out of 5
$1,499
From $1,499
Amazon
Lenovo Legion Y720 12169 3
out of 5
$1,119
From $1,119
Lenovo
MSI GP72VR 7RFX Leopard Pro 12147 3.5
out of 5
$1,299
From $1,299
Amazon
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 12076 2.5
out of 5
$749
From $749
Dell Home
Lenovo ThinkPad T480 12047 4
out of 5
$1,049
From $1,049
Lenovo
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s 12044 3.5
out of 5
$1,429
From $1,429
Lenovo
Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 (8th Gen Core) 12041 3
out of 5
$499
From $499
Dell Home
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 2-in-1 12011 3
out of 5
$699
From $699
Dell Home

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.