Most Popular Laptops for August 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 August Dell continued to do well on the charts with their Inspiron and Vostro line of notebooks. Discussion on the new game Bioshock was the most popular thread in our forums last month.


1520 1. Dell Inspiron 1520 (Previously #1) – Dell announced the Inspiron 1520 at the end of June and since then the Inspiron 1520 has been tearing up the charts. This new Dell mainstream 15.4" has the Intel Santa Rosa platform on board and comes in 8-different color selections. As usual, it can be configured to your heart’s delight. Lookout though, Dell is experiencing major delays in shipping this laptop.
Dell Dell Vostro 1500 2. Dell Vostro 1500 (Previously #6) – The Dell Vostro 1500 is much like the Inspiron 1520 — it has a 15.4" display, the same build and for the most part the same port configuration. However, it is aimed at business users and is therefore all black in its looks. You can also configure it with Windows XP. The Vostro 1500 comes with the latest Intel Santa Rosa platform.
Lenovo ThinkPad T60 3. Lenovo ThinkPad T61 (Previously #3) – The ThinkPad T61 was released in May and is still holding strong on the most popular charts. The T61 sports the new Intel Santa Rosa (Centrino Duo) platform and improves upon the popular T60 by offering an even sturdier build and extra port options.
m1330 4. Dell XPS M1330 (Previously #2) – The XPS M1330 stays solid on charts at #4 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 and black color lid options.
Dell Dell Vostro 1400 5. Dell Vostro 1400 (new to top ten) – The Dell Vostro 1400 is a 14.1" business laptop from Dell. Surprisingly it’s even more popular than the Dell Inspiron 1420 consumer notebook that offers color lid options. Maybe the black look and 30-day satisfaction guarantee is powering this notebook up the charts.
Sony VAIO SZ 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 is being updated with the Intel Santa Rosa platform for an extra performance boost. Sony recently released the VAIO SZ6.
dv6000t 7. HP Pavilion dv6500t (Previously #8) – The HP dv6500t is a 15.4" widescreen display laptop that has the latest Intel Santa Rosa platform. It offers a very nice imprint finish glossy design and comes with a very reasonable price tag, starting at about $1,000 with some configurations.
Dell Dell Inspiron 1420 8. Dell Inspiron 1420 (Previously #4) – The Inspiron 1420 is the smaller brother of the Inspiron 1520. The 1420 has a 14.1" screen widescreen display, the latest Intel processor platform, option built-in EVDO, Nvidia 8400 graphics card and of course the selection of 8-colors.
Lenovo ThinkPad T60 9. Lenovo ThinkPad T60 (Previously #6) – The ThinkPad T60 is the predecessor to the T61 that comes with either a 14" or 15" display and is powered by a Core 2 Duo processor.
Apple Apple MacBook Pro (Core 2 Duo 2.33GHz, 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD, 17-inch) 10. Apple MacBook Pro (back in top ten) – Power, beauty and utility sum up the MacBook Pro. The MacBook Pro is available in 15.4" or 17" format


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

11. HP Pavilion dv6000t

12. Dell Inspiron 1720

13. HP Pavilion dv6000z

14. HP Pavilion dv2500t

15. Lenovo (IBM) ThinkPad X61

16. Toshiba Satellite A200 / A205

17. Sony VAIO FZ

18. Apple MacBook

19. Dell Inspiron 6400

20. Dell Inspiron 1501


To see how the Top 10 Notebooks of July 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 20 Threads for August

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 August.

  1. **//The Official Bioshock Thread//** (poster Odin5578 / Crimsonman, posted 8/2/2007, 26598 views, 523 replies)
  2. Who has waited the longest? (Inspiron and XPS) (poster mtylerjr, posted 8/6/2007, 19276 views, 439 replies)
  3. ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 2600 vs. Nvidia Geforce 8600M GT 512MB (poster AdamW, posted 8/2/2007, 18769 views, 197 replies)
  4. HP 8510p available! (poster MackeY, posted 8/6/2007, 16600 views, 253 replies)
  5. Vostro 1400 overclocking, its crazy. (poster Zer0N1nja, posted 8/9/2007, 16269 views, 252 replies)
  6. Getting Money Back… (poster brkhobowriter, posted 8/2/2007, 14866 views, 152 replies)
  7. Dell Vostro 1400 Review (poster Jason, posted 8/5/2007, 14863 views, 92 replies)
  8. 1520 Jet Black Waiting Room (poster jak2, posted 8/10/2007, 14484 views, 636 replies)
  9. TOTAL GUIDE: 1420 With XP!!! (poster lightflux, posted 8/1/2007, 14061 views, 120 replies)
  10. CPU Whine on M1330 (poster Murdoc, posted 8/8/2007, 13160 views, 300 replies)
  11. *The 8/28 Est. Shipping Club* (poster ThursdayLE, posted 8/13/2007, 12997 views, 361 replies)
  12. New Dell XPS M1730 on the way? (poster JerryJ, posted 8/4/2007, 12909 views, 177 replies)
  13. ~V2S Owner’s Lounge~ (poster Bona Fide, posted 8/17/2007, 10739 views, 216 replies)
  14. Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review (poster lawlz_xD, posted 8/3/2007, 10471 views, 92 replies)
  15. SZ650NC Pics and Review (poster MonsterMaxx, posted 8/8/2007, 10184 views, 128 replies)
  16. Dell XPS M1330 User Review (poster chuck232, posted 8/21/2007, 9180 views, 87 replies)
  17. Its OFFICIAL! Windows XP works perfectly on the XPS m1330! (poster snowbro, posted 8/9/2007, 8957 views, 88 replies)
  18. Lenovo ThinkPad T61p Review (poster Kevin, posted 8/14/2007, 8460 views, 64 replies)
  19. XP Quest for Vostro 1400 (poster killer23d, posted 8/1/2007, 8433 views, 71 replies)
  20. Dell M1330 Condition Received Thread…and Poll (poster flamenko, posted 8/9/2007, 8349 views, 97 replies)




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