Most Popular Laptops for April 2008

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Each month we compile data for the number of times a particular notebook is viewed on this site’s product pages to get an idea for what mainstream consumers are looking at and thinking about buying. While these laptops aren’t necessarily the most popular in terms of sales, they are the most popular based on the number of times our visitors clicked on them.

In that sense, think of this list as the "most clickable laptops of the month" … the notebooks that most of the people on this site are interested in learning about. There were no big surprises for the month of April as most of the laptops in the top ten have been popular for a while. The Dell XPS M1530 maintained strength in the top spot and the Asus Eee PC, Apple MacBook Pro, and Sony VAIO FZ returned to the top 10 list.

 

Dell Dell XPS M1530 (Intel Core 2 Duo T5250 1.5GHz, 120GB HDD, 2GB RAM)

1. Dell XPS M1530 (previously #1) – The Dell XPS M1530 is the larger brother to the XPS M1330. It’s a 15.4-inch screen sleek looking performance notebook that offers the powerful nVidia 8600m graphics card. The XPS M1530 is available in black, red, midnight blue and white colors.

Buy the XPS M1530 from Dell

Lenovo ThinkPad T60

2. Lenovo ThinkPad T61 (Previously #2) – The ThinkPad T61 was released in May of 2007 and is still holding strong on the most popular charts. The T61 sports the Intel Santa Rosa (Centrino Duo) platform and improves upon the popular T60 by offering an even sturdier build and extra port options.

Buy the ThinkPad T61 direct from Lenovo

3. Toshiba Satellite A200 (previously #3) – The Satellite A200 / A205 series is a 15.4" screen mainstream offering from Toshiba. It has Core 2 Duo inside and ATI dedicated graphics is configurable with this notebook.

Buy the Toshiba A200 direct from Toshiba

m1330 4. Dell XPS M1330 (Previously #4) - The XPS M1330 stays solid on the charts at #5 for the month. The M1330 is a 13.3" portable notebook with the Intel Santa Rosa processor, Nvidia 8400M graphics and slick looks. The M1330 is available in red, black and white color lid options.

Buy the XPS M1330 direct from Dell

5. HP Pavilion dv6700t (previously #8) – The HP dv6700t Entertainment Notebook PC is the replacement for the popular dv6500t. This laptop delivers a 15.4" Brightview display, dazzling high-gloss design, Intel’s Core Duo processors and the option to upgrade to an Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS graphics card with 256MB dedicated video memory.

Buy the HP dv6700t direct from HP

6. Sony VAIO SZ (Previously #5) – Performance in a small package, that sums up the Sony VAIO SZ. The bright glossy 13.3" display is powered by dedicated graphics and the Intel Santa Rosa platform for an extra performance boost. Sony recently released the VAIO SZ6 series.

Buy the Sony VAIO SZ direct from Sony

7. Lenovo ThinkPad R61 (previously #7) – The Lenovo ThinkPad R61 is a 14.1" or 15.4" screen notebook available with a Core 2 Duo (Santa Rosa) processor, optional integrated camera, roll cage in the lid and built-in media card and FireWire

Buy the ThinkPad R61 direct from Lenovo

8. Apple MacBook Pro (back in the top 10) – The MacBook Pro may give Apple bragging rights to the prettiest and most powerful laptop on the planet. Featuring the new Intel Core 2 Duo and Nvidia 8600 graphics card along with the Leopard Mac OS X this laptop boasts both power and style.

Buy the MacBook Pro direct from Apple

9. Asus Eee PC (back in the top 10) – The Asus Eee PC 701 notebook uses a Linux based OS that Asus has customized themselves. It has a 7" screen and only weighs 2 lbs. The Eee PC is now also available with Windows XP.

Buy the Eee PC direct from Asus

10. Sony VAIO FZ (back in the top 10) – The Sony VAIO FZ is a 15.4" screen notebook with Core 2 Duo processor and the latest Intel Santa Rosa chipset.

Buy the Sony VAIO FZ direct from Sony

 

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

11. Dell Inspiron 1525
12. Apple MacBook
13. Lenovo ThinkPad X61
14. Dell Vostro 1500
15. Dell Inspiron 1520
16. HP Pavilion dv9700t
17. Sony VAIO NR
18. Toshiba Satellite A215
19. Sony VAIO CR
20. Dell Vostro 1400

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 20 Threads for April

While we’re on the subject of top 20, 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. HP 2133 Mini-Note Review (poster JerryJ, posted 4/7/2008, 14578 views, 106 replies)
  2. Asus M50SA-AK002C hands-on experience Radeon HD3650 inside! (poster OC-Freak, posted 4/4/2008, 13591 views, 101 replies)
  3. New ThinkPads Coming Soon (poster JerryJ, posted 4/11/2008, 9896 views, 77 replies)
  4. Official Assassin’s Creed PC Review (poster The Forerunner, posted 4/8/2008, 8525 views, 170 replies)
  5. Working Legal Vista Download Links (Nice Try, but you still need a key!) (poster v3loc1ty2.0, posted 4/14/2008, 8433 views, 139 replies)
  6. Vista users will cry now: Windows 7 confirmed (poster nocturnal310, posted 4/5/2008, 8102 views, 214 replies)
  7. got Mini-note 2133 today…It blows (poster jckaylis, posted 4/16/2008, 8061 views, 103 replies)
  8. The official Post Pictures of your Setup thread of doom. (poster WilliamG, posted 4/5/2008, 7902 views, 146 replies)
  9. P-6860FX in BBY warehouses (poster id10t error dfw, posted 4/14/2008, 7415 views, 183 replies)
  10. Asus Sets Eee PC 900 U.S. Launch for May 12th (poster Andrew, posted 4/18/2008, 7041 views, 69 replies)
  11. New M15x Bios Release X32 and up, post results (poster firstn20, posted 4/16/2008, 7038 views, 191 replies)
  12. who also recently ordered an t61 or t61p (poster kwanger, posted 4/7/2008, 6790 views, 175 replies)
  13. Lenovo’s Entire New ThinkPad Line Leaked, X300 Gets Siblings (poster BigPlaya, posted 4/10/2008, 6095 views, 60 replies)
  14. XP vs Vista vs sp1 vs 2008 vs 32 vs 64 benchmarked (poster trebuin, posted 4/22/2008, 6003 views, 34 replies)
  15. My horrible Lenovo experience and why I will never purchase from Lenovo again (long) (poster omph, posted 4/11/2008, 5826 views, 118 replies)
  16. Comparing: LED LCD vs CCFL LCD (Pics) (poster ApocNarok, posted 4/24/2008, 5642 views, 67 replies)
  17. Dell Vostro 1310 Review (poster JerryJ, posted 4/14/2008, 5597 views, 45 replies)
  18. Asus G1Sn Review, video and benchmark (poster GenTechPC, posted 4/3/2008, 5544 views, 52 replies)
  19. here we go again… m15x vs m9750 (poster alberttwomi, posted 4/4/2008, 5541 views, 221 replies)
  20. Nvidia driver 174.74 is awesome! (poster leo_s, posted 4/12/2008, 5316 views, 65 replies)

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