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
Origin EON 17 SLX (late 2016) 18317 4
out of 5
$4,708
From $2,124
Amazon
Asus ROG G701V1 (2017) 17404 4
out of 5
$3,499
From $3,499
Aorus X7 v6 16180 4
out of 5
$2,466
From $2,499
Newegg
Asus ROG G701VI 15722 4
out of 5
$3,499
From $3,499
Amazon
MSI GT83VR Titan SLI (2017) 15660 4.5
out of 5
$5,099
From $5,099
Newegg
Dell Precision 5520 15309 4
out of 5
$2,659
From $1,399
Dell Small Business
Alienware 15 R3 14932 4
out of 5
$2,299
From $1,199
Dell Home
MSI GT83VR 6RF Titan SLI 14874 4.5
out of 5
$5,099
From $4,999
Newegg
MSI GT83VR 6RF Titan SLI 14874 4.5
out of 5
$5,099
From $4,999
Newegg
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
$2,249
From $999
Dell Small Business
MSI WT73VR 7RM 14649 4
out of 5
$4,599
From $4,599
B & H Photo
Origin Eon 17-X 14491 4
out of 5
$2,300
From $2,300
MSI WE72 7RJ 14400 4
out of 5
$1,799
From $1,799
Amazon
Alienware 13 (late 2016) 14231 4.5
out of 5
$2,099
From $999
Dell Home
Alienware 17 14154 4
out of 5
$2,750
From $1,299
Dell Home
Dell XPS 15 (2017) 13911 4
out of 5
$2,074
From $999
Dell Home
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6 13812 2.5
out of 5
$1,199
From $1,196
Amazon
Razer Blade (2016) 13684 4
out of 5
$1,799
From $1,899
Amazon
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition 13333 4
out of 5
$1,699
From $1,399
Amazon
15-inch Apple MacBook Pro 2016 13215 4.5
out of 5
$2,799
From $2,399
Apple iTunes
HP Omen 17 13168 4
out of 5
$1,799
From $1,468
Newegg
MSI GE62VR 6RF Apache Pro (Xotic PC) 13050 3
out of 5
$2,673
From $1,599
Newegg
Lenovo Legion Y520 13037 3.5
out of 5
$1,249
From $849
Lenovo
Acer Predator 15 12888 3.5
out of 5
$1,699
From $1,699
Amazon
MSI PE60 Prestige 2017 12678 3
out of 5
$1,249
From $1,199
Amazon
Asus ROG Strix GL753VE 12394 3.5
out of 5
$1,299
From $1,299
Newegg
Asus ROG Strix GL553VD 12253 3
out of 5
$1,099
From $1,099
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.