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
$3,499
From $3,499
HP ZBook Studio G4 16908 4
out of 5
$1,938
From $1,938
HP
HP Zbook 15 G4 16722 4
out of 5
$1,429
From $1,429
HP
Aorus X7 v6 16180 4
out of 5
$2,466
From $2,499
Newegg
HP Zbook 17 G4 15839 4.5
out of 5
$1,564
From $1,564
HP
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
Razer Blade Pro (2017) 15404 4.5
out of 5
$3,999
From $3,999
Best Buy
Dell Precision 5520 15309 4
out of 5
$2,659
From $1,399
Dell Small Business
15-inch Apple MacBook Pro 15170 4.5
out of 5
$2,399
From $2,399
Apple
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
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
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
Lenovo Legion Y920 14051 4
out of 5
$2,299
From $2,299
Lenovo
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
Acer Predator Helios 300 (15-inch) 13587 4
out of 5
$1,099
From $1,099
Amazon
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
$1,699
From $1,399
Amazon
HP Omen 17 13168 4
out of 5
$1,799
From $1,468
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
Gigabyte 57v7 12387 3.5
out of 5
$1,799
From $1,799
Newegg
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p 12378 3.5
out of 5
$944
From $944
Lenovo
Asus ROG Strix GL553VD 12253 3
out of 5
$1,099
From $1,099
Amazon
Origin PC Eon15-S 12208 4
out of 5
$1,199
From $1,199
Origin

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.