Most Popular Laptops for August 2009

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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 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 in order to keep 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.

This month we saw no change at the top of our most popular list, with the 1st through 5th notebooks keeping their ground. In the 5th through 10th spots, we saw the G530 climb from #9 to #6, the Dell Studio 14z taking #7, while the rest of the notebooks took one step back. One surprise is the Lenovo G530 continues to climb the list, even after its 16:9 replacement, the G550, was released.

 

1. Acer Aspire One (Still holding #1) – The Aspire One is the latest “netbook” from Acer, offering a convenient, compact design at a budget price. The Aspire One features an Intel Atom Processor, 8.9″ WSVGA TFT LCD, and a choice of either Genuine Windows XP Home Edition or Linpus Linux Lite version. (67,573 unique views)

View NotebookReview.com Review for Aspire One

2. Lenovo ThinkPad T400 (Still holding #2) – The ThinkPad T400 features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 14.1″ LED-backlight widescreen, up to 8GB of PC2-8500 and integrated Intel X4500 or ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470. (46,123 unique views)

View NotebookReview.com Review for ThinkPad T400

3. Dell Studio15 (Still holding #3) – The Dell Studio 15 is a 15.4″ screen multimedia laptop offered in multiple colors and configurations. The Studio 15 can be equipped with an Intel Core 2 Duo and dedicated ATI graphics. It comes with a slot-loading DVD drive, backlit keyboard, sleek drop-hinge design, widescreen glossy display and touch sensitive buttons. Software wise the Dell Studio 15 includes a unique Apple Mac OS X launch dock. (37,727 unique views)

View NotebookReview.com Review for Dell Studio 15

4. Apple 13″ MacBook Pro (Still holding #4) – This 13 inch notebook is the smallest of the Apple MacBook Pro family. It features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, NVIDIA GeForce graphics with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory, up to 8GB DDR3 sysetm memory, and 160 or 250GB SATA hard drive. This system is also equipped with a FireWire 800 port, two USB 2.0 ports, and SD card slot. (29,306 unique views)

View NotebookReview.com Review for Apple 13″ MacBook Pro 

5. Dell Studio XPS 16 (Still holding #5)The Studio XPS 16 features premium design with genuine leather accents, anodized aluminum, edge-to-edge display and backlit keyboard, 16″ ultrawide 16:9 aspect ratio with 1080p HD support & optional RGB-LED for brighter and more vivid colors, the latest Centrino 2 platform for blazing fast performance, amazing battery life and go anywhere wireless connectivity and premium ATI 512MB graphics delivers incredibly lifelike videos, movies and gaming. (29,156 unique views)

View NotebookReview.com Review for Dell Studio XPS 16

6. Lenovo G530 (Previously #9) – The G530 features a dual-core Pentium processor, up to 4GB system memory, 15.4″ widescreen high-definition display, CD/DVD burner, and built-in webcam and microphone. (22,006 unique views)

View NotebookReview.com Review for Lenovo G530

7. Dell Studio 14z (New to the Top 10) – The Studio 14z is a thin and light 14-inch notebook, promising more than 6 hours of battery life, powerful video performance, and available in more than 120 different designs. This notebook packs an HD (720p/900p resolution) screen, impressive speakers, and up to 500GB worth of hard drive storage. (21,974 unique views)

View NotebookReview.com Review for Dell Studio 14z

8. Lenovo ThinkPad X200 (Previously #7) – The Lenovo ThinkPad X200 is a 12.1″ ultraportable featuring an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, and up to 4GB of DDR3 Memory. (21,737 unique views)

View NotebookReview.com Review for Lenovo ThinkPad X200

9. HP Pavilion dv2z (Previously #8) – The HP Pavilion dv2z features a 12.1″ LED BrightView display, built-in webcam and microphone, 1.6GHz Athlon Neo processor, and option of ATI Radeon X1250 integrated graphics or ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410 discrete graphics. It’s relatively lightweight at 3.8 lbs and also features an optional external Blu-ray disc drive. (19,556 unique views)

View NotebookReview.com Review for HP Pavilion dv2z

10. Dell Mini 9 (Previously #6) – The Inspiron Mini 9 has an 8.9-inch widescreen display and can be configured with either Windows XP or Ubuntu Linux. The Mini 9 is powered by an Intel Atom processor for power saving performance. An 8GB flash drive makes it so the Mini is quiet and has very fast storage and configure up to 1GB of RAM for a performance boost too. (18,187 unique views)

View NotebookReview.com Review for Dell Inspiron Mini 9

 

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

11. Dell Inspiron 15 – 16,511 unique views
12. Toshiba Satellite U500 / U505 – 15,309 unique views
13. HP ProBook 4510s – 14,971 unique views
14. HP Pavilion dv4t – 14,751 unique views
15. Lenovo ThinkPad T500 – 12,925 unique views
16. Toshiba Satellite L300 – 12,239 unique views
17. Dell Studio 17 – 12,005 unique views
18. Lenovo IdeaPad S10 – 11,607 unique views
19. Asus Eee PC 1005HA Seashell – 11,447 unique views
20. Lenovo G550 – 11,243 unique views

 

 

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 week’s 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. HP’s Ridiculous Shipment Packaging (poster chrixx, posted 8/18/2009, 89370 views, 66 replies)
  2. ASUS U80V-A1 Review (poster Sorrix, posted 8/30/2009, 29680 views, 394 replies)
  3. Dell Studio XPS 16. 15.6″ inch screen in 16.0″ laptop? Pictures? (poster Phil, posted 8/2/2009, 11359 views, 87 replies)
  4. Dell Launches Inspiron 11z (poster JerryJ, posted 8/18/2009, 9984 views, 158 replies)
  5. Acer 1410 11.6″ Ultra portable launches at $449 in the US (poster Phil, posted 8/15/2009, 6696 views, 87 replies)
  6. Some Info about W860CU (Pic inside) (poster kaltmond, posted 8/26/2009, 5261 views, 151 replies)
  7. Gateway FX P-7901 (poster kLuMzi, posted 8/10/2009, 4960 views, 110 replies)
  8. Batman Arkham Asylum PC demo out. (poster Bubbamel, posted 8/6/2009, 4710 views, 110 replies)
  9. Snow Leopard – spill your guts edition (poster Tinderbox (UK), posted 8/28/2009, 4622 views, 148 replies)
  10. Dell Studio 14z Review (poster JerryJ, posted 8/10/2009, 4445 views, 45 replies)
  11. NVIDIA GeForce v186.42 WHQL Drivers Released (ALL CURRENT NOTEBOOKS SUPPORTED) (poster justinkw1, posted 8/21/2009, 4251 views, 85 replies)
  12. Acer Timeline 1810T User Guide Available online (poster Nobackup, posted 8/3/2009, 4038 views, 60 replies)
  13. m17x A02 bios out… (poster andytom69, posted 8/28/2009, 3622 views, 162 replies)
  14. offical msi gt729 is out (poster butter30, posted 8/14/2009, 3538 views, 77 replies)
  15. Post Your Pics! (poster Zswickliffe, posted 8/10/2009, 3512 views, 87 replies)
  16. G51VX-X1A Review (Newegg) review (poster madpoet, posted 8/4/2009, 3426 views, 46 replies)
  17. Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro (mid 2009) User Review (poster Budding, posted 8/21/2009, 3422 views, 60 replies)
  18. 186.81 Mobile Released – get it while its hot 🙂 (poster BatBoy, posted 8/27/2009, 3291 views, 99 replies)
  19. I’m Astounded by Windows 7 (poster xTaill22x, posted 8/2/2009, 3228 views, 86 replies)
  20. NVIDIA GeForce v186.82 WHQL Drivers Released! (ALL CURRENT NOTEBOOKS SUPPORTED + GeForce 300M support!) (poster justinkw1, posted 8/27/2009, 3209 views, 62 replies)

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