You're here to find the most powerful laptops, and we've rounded up exactly that below. These impressive mobile workstations pack huge amounts of power in slim and light designs, and are ideal for handling heavy workloads. Unsurprisingly, more powerful translates to faster notebooks too.

The most powerful laptops will not be suitable for all users. The fastest laptops below are high-powered devices that can handle much of the work that's put on them. It is ideal for creatives that work with large files, move a lot of data around them, and the price reflects this. If you're looking for something a little slower at a lower price, check out our collection of the best cheap laptop deals.

The latest generation of processors with up to 12 CPU cores means that the most powerful laptops can perform just as well as desktop computers. The best graphics cards you can have in laptops are now on another level too. Some laptops will now offer full desktop cards, not the weaker mobile versions that were previously the only option. If you want to compare, take a look at our guide to the best graphic design computers. And if you're a student, check out our 10 best student laptops.

Displays are getting better too. Laptops now come with high-definition color displays that look amazing, like Apple's Retina DCI-P3 displays and 4K displays on some Windows laptops.

We've listed some of the most powerful laptops on the market today, but keep in mind that these high-performance laptops come at a (high) price. However, our price comparison tool will help you save a reasonable amount of money.

01. MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)




The most powerful MacBook ever

02. Dell Precision 3540




This powerful laptop is great value and portable too

03. Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition




A seriously powerful pro laptop

04. Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (M1, 2020)




Powerful things come in (not so) small sizes

05. 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro (2019)




Currently one of the only laptops to offer eight CPU cores