Most Popular Laptops for April 2007

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Each month we compile data for the number of times a particular notebook is viewed on this sites product pages to get an idea for what mainstream consumers are looking at and thinking about buying. In April of 2007 the HP dv6000t continues to hold very steady at #1 for the fifth month in a row. Though the poll remained somewhat steady this month, expect some churn in May as Intel Santa Rosa notebooks hit the market.

dv6000t 1. HP Pavilion dv6000t (Previously #1) – The dv6000t is popular, and in a big way. No wonder though. Its 15.4" widescreen form factor is the most popular type and the dv6000t is widely available in stores. The cool design of the dv6000t with its imprint finish and offering of a powerful Core 2 Duo processor and Nvidia 7400 graphics card make this Vista loaded notebook a nice choice for a multimedia home PC. The HP dv6000t should be updating to Intel Santa Rosa this month. HP dv6000t Reviews | HP dv6000t User Opinions
Lenovo ThinkPad T60 2. Lenovo ThinkPad T60 (Previously #2) – The ThinkPad T60 is available with either a Core Duo or Core 2 Duo processor. It comes with either a 14" or 15" display, there is also a widescreen version of the 15" T60. This thin and light is all about business, featuring one of the best keyboards in the industry, dual pointing devices and optional integrated WAN. Lenovo ThinkPad T60 Reviews | Lenovo ThinkPad T60 User Opinions
Dell Inspiron e1505 3. Dell Inspiron e1505 / Inspiron 6400 (Previously #3) – The Inspiron e1505 holds steady from last month. The Inspiron e1505, sold as the Inspiron 6400 through Dell business, is fully customizable and now includes the Core 2 Duo processor, a high resolution 15.4" display and several drive options. Windows Vista now comes pre-loaded on any e1505 you configure. Dell has found a nice blend of performance and price with the e1505. Dell Inspiron e1505 Reviews | Dell Inspiron e1505 User Opinions
Sony VAIO SZ 4. Sony VAIO SZ (Previously #4) – Performance in a small package, that sums up the Sony VAIO SZ. The bright glossy 13.3" display is powered by dedicated graphics and a Core Duo processor. Sony also introduced an SZ4 recently available with Core 2 Duo.  The SZ has been popular for a long time and is holding very strong. It is now available with Windows Vista too. Sony VAIO SZ Reviews | Sony VAIO SZ User Opinions
5. Toshiba Satellite A135 (previously #5) – The Toshiba Satellite A135 is a new Toshiba laptop with a 15.4" screen and sporting Windows Vista. The A135 can be configured in a variety of ways, anything from a Celeron processor to Core 2 Duo. The A135 is a good choice for first time laptop buyers. Toshiba Satellite A135 Reviews | Toshiba Satellite A135 User Opinions
HP HP Pavilion dv9000 6. HP Pavilion dv9000z (new to top ten) – The HP dv9000z is an AMD Turion X2 powered offering with a 17-inch screen. You can now get the dv9000z with Windows Vista. The dv9000z offers a built-in number pad, lots of multimedia features, slick HP imprint wave design and best of all — a price of around $1,000! HP dv9000z Reviews | HP dv9000z User Opinions
7. Apple MacBook Pro (previously #8) Apple’s MacBook Pro is one of the nicest looking notebooks on the market. It’s not all about beauty though, the MacBook Pro offers an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, ATI X1600 video card and DVI output in a 15.4" or 17" screen size. Apple MacBook Pro Reviews | Apple MacBook Pro User Opinions
dv6000t 8. HP Pavilion dv6000z (new to top ten) – The HP dv6000z is the sister notebook to the dv6000t 15.4" screen Intel powered notebook. The dv6000z uses an AMD processor instead of Intel, but other than that you’re looking at the same notebook as the dv6000t. The good news about the dv6000z is that it is slightly cheaper than the dv6000t. HP dv6000z Reviews | HP dv6000z User Opinions
9. Sony VAIO FE (previously #9) – The Sony VAIO FE series from Sony has a 15.4" widescreen, Intel Core 2 Duo processor, optional built-in camera, swappable multi-function optical drive bay and a vivid X-Brite display technology. The VAIO FE now comes standard with Windows Vista Home Premium. Sony VAIO FE Reviews | Sony VAIO FE User Opinions
Acer Acer Aspire 5100-5033 - Turion 64 X2 TL-50 1.6 GHz - 15.4 10. Acer Aspire 5102 (new to top ten) – The Acer Aspire 5102 is an AMD powered 15.4" laptop that has been out for some time, but recently climbed onto the top ten. Acer Aspire 5102 Reviews | Acer Aspire 5102 User Opinions

 

And here’s the rest of ’em rounding out the top 20 most viewed and popular notebooks on NotebookReview.com for the month of April:

11. HP Pavilion dv9000t

12. Asus A8J

13. HP Pavilion dv2000t

14. HP Pavilion tx1000z

15. Sony VAIO C

16. Sony VAIO N

17. Apple MacBook

18. Sony VAIO TX Series

19. Lenovo (IBM) ThinkPad T61

20. Dell Inspiron e1705

 

To see how the Top 10 Notebooks of March looked view this article.  And remember, to get advice on which notebook to buy don’t just go with what’s popular, visit our What Notebook Should I Buy forum to ask what everyone else thinks you should buy based on your needs.  Check out how the current standings for this weeks most popular notebooks looks.

Top 15 Threads for April

While we’re on the subject of top 15, to give an idea of what the hot topics were in the forums last month, here’s a list of the most viewed forum threads posted in April:

 

  1. RTHDCPL.EXE – Illegal System DLL Relocation (poster ClockWorkBrain, posted 4/3/2007, 59,134 views, 54 replies)
  2. New Sony Vaio T series coming in July (poster Withnail, posted 4/27/2007, 11,568 views, 75 replies)
  3. ASUS Lamborghini VX2 review (poster ubercool, posted 4/7/2007, 8,081 views, 104 replies)
  4. Detailed Specs for Santa Rosa Lenovo ThinkPad T61 and R61 Listed on IBM Site (poster Andrew, posted 4/24/2007, 7,821 views, 58 replies)
  5. Asus C90 Customizable Notebook Hands on at Asus Headquarters (pics) (poster Andrew, posted 4/4/2007, 6,047 views, 59 replies)
  6. Vista Fresh Install IS possible W/out purchasing CD!!!!!! (poster bigsurf75, posted 4/9/2007, 5,799 views, 103 replies)
  7. Info and some photos of some new Asus models (poster MilestonePC.com, posted 4/12/2007, 4,795 views, 65 replies)
  8. Ordered a new T60 Thinkpad and saved $633 (poster Rodknee, posted 4/19/2007, 4,084 views, 34 replies)
  9. Does the Overclockable Dell XPS M1710 Deliver? (poster mimarsinan, posted 4/22/2007, 3,787 views, 54 replies)
  10. Will the Lenovo Thinkpad T61 have the option of an ATI Mobility Radeon X1800 video card? (poster Homer_Jay_Thompson, posted 4/5/2007, 3,590 views, 24 replies)
  11. Acer vs Everex vs Dell (poster belagana.skinwalker, posted 4/6/2007, 3,123 views, 71 replies)
  12. Employee / Shareholder Discount on ThinkPad Notebooks (poster Deals, posted 4/16/2007, 3,009 views, 31 replies)
  13. New Xps M1210 Bios – Critical (poster nealyblue, posted 4/10/2007, 2,983 views, 41 replies)
  14. Lenovo IBM Thinkpad T60 Widescreen Review (poster acaurora, posted 4/13/2007, 2,971 views, 41 replies)
  15. Asus G1 Only $1649 at Best Buy? (poster zadillo, posted 4/14/2007, 2,865 views, 55 replies)

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