Most Popular Laptops for December 2006

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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 December the HP dv6000t holds very steady at #1 and the business focused ThinkPad T60 reclimbs the charts to #2.


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 capable notebook a nice choice for a multimedia home PC. HP dv6000t Reviews | HP dv6000t User Opinions
Lenovo ThinkPad T60 2. Lenovo ThinkPad T60 (Previously #4) – The ThinkPad T60 moves up a spot this month. The T60 is available with either a Core Duo or Core 2 Duo processor. It comes with either a 14" or 15" display, Lenovo just announced 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. 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 #2)– 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 SZ3 recently available with Core 2 Duo.  The SZ has been popular for a long time and is holding very strong. Sony VAIO SZ Reviews | Sony VAIO SZ User Opinions
5. Toshiba Satellite A105 (Previously #7) – The A105 is flexible in configuration and can be had for a cheap price of $520 with a Celeron processor. It’s a mainstream 15.4" screen notebook that’s by far the most popular size notebook for first-time notebook buyers.  The A105 can be configured with a Celeron, Core Solo, Core Duo, or Core 2 Duo processor — how about that for choice! Toshiba Satellite A105 Reviews | Toshiba Satellite A105 User Opinions
Acer Acer Aspire 5102WLMi - Turion 64 TL-50 1.6 GHz - 15.4 6. Acer Aspire 5102 (Previously #5) – The Acer Aspire 5102 is powered by theAMD Turion X2 dual core 64-bit processor.  The Aspire 5102 is a 15.4" widescreen notebook that can be had for a great price, around $900.  You get a 120GB hard drive, dual core processor, integrated web camera, 5-in-1 card reader and DVD Super Multi drive burner all for that price — amazing!  The 5102 is available in electronics retail stores everywhere. Acer Aspire 5102 Reviews | Acer Aspire 5102 User Opinions
Sony Sony VAIO N Series Notebook PC - VGN-N150P/B 7. Sony VAIO N (new to top 10) – The Sony VAIO N is a Core Duo powered 15.4" laptop with a very stylishly clean and basic look. Sony designed this notebook for use around the home and to fit in with the decor of your house. A nice bright screen and price of under $1,000 makes the VAIO N standout as an affordable and good selection from the VAIO series. Sony VAIO N Reviews | Sony VAIO N User Opinions
Sony Sony VAIO C140G/B Notebook - VGN-C140G/B 8. Sony VAIO C (new to top 10) – Sony had a strong month having laptops in the top 10. The VAIO C is a portable 13.3" screen notebook that definitely competes with the Apple MacBook. The VAIO C has a Core 2 Duo processor and sleek design offered in multiple colors. Sony VAIO C Reviews | Sony VAIO | C User Opinions
1501 9. Dell Inspiron 1501 (previously #8) – The Inspiron 1501 was released last month by Dell and is the first AMD based notebook the company is selling. The 1501 features a 15.4" widescreen display and the option of a Sempron, Turion or Turion X2 processor. It’s a fairly basic and mainstream notebook, but the good price and dual core processor option means it has its merits Dell Inspiron 1501 Reviews | Dell Inspiron 1501 User Opinions
Apple MacBook 10.  Apple MacBook (previously #9) – Starting at just $1,099, choose the MacBook in black or white, both with a brilliant, 13.3-inch glossy widescreen display and Core 2 Duo power. Nearly one inch thin, 5.2 pounds, 100% perfect for anyone who wants power in an affordable package. Apple MacBook Reviews | Apple MacBook User Opinions

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

11. HP Pavilion dv6000z
12. HP Pavilion dv9000t
13. Apple MacBook Pro
14. HP Pavilion dv2000t
15. Toshiba Satellite M115
16. Sony VAIO TX Series
17. Lenovo (IBM) 3000 N100
18. Sony VAIO FE
19. Dell XPS M1210
20. HP Pavilion dv9000z

To see how the Top 10 Notebooks of November 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.




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