Most Popular Laptops for April 2012

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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. Take a closer look at the notebooks that our visitors wanted to see the most during the month of April.

In that sense, think of this list as the “most clickable laptops of the month” … the notebooks that most of the people visiting this site are interested in learning about. Keep in mind that clicks directly on the “Most Viewed Laptops” list do not count toward the total – keeping the list as fair as possible each month. The only clicks that count toward the monthly totals come from web searches like Google or from visitors who have clicked on a laptop after visiting our “Notebook Database” or inside our forums.

The HP Pavilion g6 budget-priced notebook is yet again holding firm to the #1 position with more than 22,000 page views for the month. The next highest ranked notebook on our site is new Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3, a 15-inch ultrabook with the new NVIDIA 600M-series Kepler graphics. That means for the first time we have four ultrabooks in our monthly Top 10 list. 

1. HP Pavilion g6 (Still #1) The Pavilion g6 is a budget-priced laptop that tries to balance great design, solid performance, and affordability. The Pavilion g6t series with 15.6-inch LED display features a range of available Intel Pentium and Core i series processors, Windows 7, multiple graphics options, and a 6-cell battery with more than four hours of battery life while browsing the web. (22,608 unique views)

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2. Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 (New to the Top 10) – The Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 is a 15.6-inch multimedia and gaming ultrabook. The Ultra M3 stands out because it’s the first ultrabook that packs a dedicated graphics card. Not only that, it is the first ultrabook on the market with the new NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M graphics. It can also support up to 6GB of RAM and a hybrid storage drive. It weighs in at 4.4 pounds and measures in at 14.8 x 10 x 0.79 inches. (21,155 unique views)

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View Review for the Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3

3. Lenovo G570 (Previously #2) – The G570 is part of the budget-priced/general use G-Series line by Lenovo. Running on Windows 7 Home Premium on a 15.6-inch display (1366×768), the G570 has an Intel Core i5-2410M dual-core processor and up to 8GB of RAM. Choose from a 500GB capacity hard drive at 5400rpm or a 750GB capacity hard drive at 5400rpm. The graphics card included with the system is an Intel HD 3000 (integrated). (17,071 unique views)

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View Review for the Lenovo G570

4. Asus Zenbook UX31 (Previously #3) – The Asus Zenbook UX31 is a 13.3-inch notebook with a 900p screen. It also comes with the option of a 11.6-inch screen. It was designed to compete with Apple’s MacBook Air because of its higher-end specifications in a slim form factor. You can customize this notebook with up to 4GB-1333 DDR3 RAM. It has a 50Whr polymer (non-removable) battery. (14,061 unique views)

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View the Review for the ASUS Zenbook UX31

5. Asus B23E (New to the Top 10) – The Asus B23E is a 12.5-inch business netbook that can be equipped with up to an Intel Core i7 2640M dual-core processor and Intel HD graphics. It weighs in at only 3.4 pounds and its dimensions are only 12 x 8.1 x 1.1 inches, making it very portable. Equip it with up to 8GB-1333 memory and up to 750GB/7200rpm storage. (12,542 unique views)

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6. Lenovo ThinkPad X220 (Previously #4) – The 12.5-inch Lenovo ThinkPad X220 is an ultraportable business notebook that will soon replace the popular X201. The X220 comes built with the latest of the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core i3, i5 or i7), has a high-quality IPS display, and can deliver more than eight and a half hours of battery life. With the optional battery slice this system can deliver 18 and a half hours of mobile life. Choose up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM and a hard drive with up to 320GB of hard drive storage. (11,488 unique views)

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7. HP Folio 13 (Previously #9) – The HP Folio 13 is a 13-inch ultrabook encased in aluminum. It has a thickness of 0.7 inches and is equipped with a second-gen Intel Core i5 processor and 128GB solid state drive. It weighs in at 3.3 pounds. (9,323 unique views)

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8. Dell XPS 15z (Previously #10) – The Dell XPS 15z is a 15-inch multimedia notebook with an ultra-thin metal chassis, an optional 1080p display and a backlit keyboard. The XPS 15z can be configured with a second-generation Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce GT 525M dedicated graphics for serious multimedia performance. With a starting weight of just 5.5 pounds and an attractive metal exterior this is an interesting alternative to Apple’s MacBook Pro. (7,672 unique views)

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9. Toshiba Portege Z830 (Previously #5) – The Toshiba Portege Z830/Z835 is a thin and light consumer notebook with a 13.3-inch 720p display and a dual-core Intel Core i3-2367M processor. Known as an “Ultrabook,” it comes equipped with 4GB DDR3-1333MHz memory (max. 6GB), a 128GB solid state drive, USB 3.0 and a backlit keyboard. The battery provided six hours of life during our tests. (7,402 unique views)

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View the Review for the Toshiba Portege Z835

10. Lenovo ThinkPad W520 (Previously #8) – The Lenovo ThinkPad W520 is Lenovo’s upgrade to the W510 mobile workstation notebook. This 15.6-inch notebook is powered by up to an Intel Core i7-2920XM processor and equipped with up to a discrete NVIDIA Quadro 2000M GPU, switchable to Intel HD integrated graphics. (7,320 unique views)

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

11. Lenovo ThinkPad T420 – 6,117 unique views
12. Dell Inspiron 15R – 5,920 unique views
13. Alienware m14x – 5,831 unique views
14. Dell XPS 14z – 5,085 unique views
15. Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 – 4,816 unique views
16. Lenovo ThinkPad T420s – 4,543 unique views
17. Dell Inspiron 17R – 4,071 unique views
18. Alienware M17x R3 – 4,034 unique views
19. HP EliteBook 8560p – 4,030 unique views
20. Dell Latitude E6420 – 3,886 unique views

Remember, to get advice on which notebook to buy, don’t just go with what’s popular… try visiting our What Notebook Should I Buy forum to ask advice on what you should buy based on your needs. And also check out the current standings for this week’s most popular notebooks.

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. AMD 7970m available for buy (poster flingin, posted 4/19/2012, 75961 views, 1183 replies)
  2. **Official Clevo W110ER / Sager NP6110 Owner’s Lounge** (poster Ryan, posted 4/7/2012, 70060 views, 772 replies)
  3. AMD 7970m vs GTX 680m (poster x32993x, posted 4/20/2012, 59850 views, 451 replies)
  4. **Official Clevo P150EM / Sager NP9150 Owner’s Lounge** (poster Ryan, posted 4/7/2012, 54192 views, 612 replies)
  5. **Official Clevo P170EM / Sager NP9170 Owner’s Lounge** (poster Ryan, posted 4/7/2012, 34765 views, 469 replies)
  6. M14x R2 is out now (poster jebelious, posted 4/19/2012, 27970 views, 271 replies)
  7. Asus G75VW Ivy Bridge 660M Review! (poster paulnelson88, posted 4/27/2012, 27885 views, 171 replies)
  8. 7970m in a M15x….Why yes (poster Table21, posted 4/20/2012, 24753 views, 186 replies)
  9. Alienware M17x R4 (poster new2019, posted 4/19/2012, 20328 views, 205 replies)
  10. M11x phased out… sorry guys. (poster ajslay, posted 4/18/2012, 17803 views, 281 replies)
  11. COMING SOON: ENVY 4 and ENVY 6 Notebooks (poster justinkw1, posted 4/11/2012, 16426 views, 164 replies)
  12. Alienware Sales Assistance (Live) for US and Canada. Upgrade and New system purchases. (poster Allan @ Alienware, posted 4/16/2012, 16097 views, 281 replies)
  13. Alienware M18x R2 (poster juliant, posted 4/18/2012, 15641 views, 183 replies)
  14. 13.3″ Samsung NP900X3C with Ivy Bridge CPU (poster John Ratsey, posted 4/10/2012, 12742 views, 112 replies)
  15. [GUIDE] Installing the AMD 7970m in the M17x R3…an illustrated guide (poster SlickDude80, posted 4/24/2012, 12265 views, 180 replies)
  16. The Official MSI GT60 & GT70 Owners’ Lounge (poster ViciousXUSMC, posted 4/22/2012, 11521 views, 138 replies)
  17. nvidia GT 650m vs GTX 670m (poster ahnman341, posted 4/15/2012, 11237 views, 65 replies)
  18. Samsung Series 7 Lovers – Here’s The NP700Z5C Ivy Bridge! (poster yknyong1, posted 4/22/2012, 11048 views, 100 replies)
  19. Alienware M14x R1 Vs Alienware M14x R2 (poster Caladdon, posted 4/20/2012, 10667 views, 65 replies)
  20. ATI HD 7970M or Nvidia GeForce GTX 675M (poster Dracula666, posted 4/16/2012, 10403 views, 55 replies)
  21. MSI GT60 & GT70, U.S. models – Pre-Ordering & Pricing Now Available….. (poster -=$tR|k3r=-, posted 4/9/2012, 10074 views, 79 replies)
  22. GTX 675M in the R3! (poster GeoCake, posted 4/12/2012, 9444 views, 84 replies)
  23. *HP dv6t & dv7t (7XXX series) IVY BRIDGE Owners Lounge* (poster justinkw1, posted 4/30/2012, 9215 views, 180 replies)
  24. Buzz: GTX680M first benchmark in M17xR4! (poster pau1ow, posted 4/5/2012, 8399 views, 80 replies)
  25. Asus G75 vs Sager NP9170 (poster loneblade, posted 4/10/2012, 8392 views, 36 replies)
  26. Lightweight Gaming – 13″-14″ IVB+650M Machines? (poster VideSupra, posted 4/26/2012, 8337 views, 130 replies)
  27. Free Diablo 3 open beta this weekend. (poster Lieto, posted 4/19/2012, 7881 views, 191 replies)
  28. HOW TO: Monitoring CPU and GPU Temperatures In-Game/In-Benchmark with On-Screen Display (poster Mr. Fox, posted 4/3/2012, 7315 views, 129 replies)
  29. **Official Clevo P151EM1 / Sager NP9130 Owner’s Lounge** (poster Ryan, posted 4/7/2012, 6339 views, 56 replies)
  30. M18x R2 HD 7970M Xfire GTX 680M SLI when ? (poster Speedy Gonzalez, posted 4/29/2012, 6177 views, 112 replies)



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