Most Popular Laptops for February 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.

The second month of 2009 showed that there continues to be a trend of consumers looking for low-cost travel notebooks … or rather netbooks. In fact, last month six of the top 10 most viewed laptops on our site were actually “netbooks” (low-cost ultraportable notebooks). That said, traditional notebooks such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T400 and Dell Studio XPS 16 received a large number of hits thanks to high performance and fair prices. Overall, the list for February 2009 suggests that that consumers are still looking for good values during hard economic times.

1. Acer Aspire One (Previously #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.

View NotebookReview.com Review for Aspire One

2. Dell Inspiron Mini 9  (Previously #3) – 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.

View NotebookReview.com Review for Dell Inspiron Mini 9


3. Dell Studio XPS 16 (Previously #6) – 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.

View NotebookReview.com Review for Dell Studio XPS 16


4. HP Mini-Note (Previously #4) – The HP Mini-Note has a VIA C7-M ULV processor, 8.9-inch diagonal WXGA, 1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, and VIA Chrome 9 integrated graphics. The new HP Mini 2140 is the updated replacement with an Intel Atom processor and a 10-inch screen.

View NotebookReview.com Review for HP Mini 2140

5. Lenovo IdeaPad S10 (Previously #5) – Designed to keep pace with your busy lifestyle – possibly even simplify it. At a mere 2.65 lbs and about one inch thin, it’s so light and portable. You can take it wherever your day takes you. Plus it’s loaded with thoughtful standard features to make your life a little easier.

View NotebookReview.com Review for IdeaPad S10

6. ASUS Eee PC 1000HE  (New to the Top 10) – The ASUS Eee PC 1000HE is an updated configuration of the ASUS netbook. It boasts 9.5 hours of battery life, a 92% sized keyboard, integrated 802.11n WiFi connectivity, and multi-touch keypad. Quick specs include: and Intel Atom 1.66 GHz processor, 1GB DDR2 SDRAM, 3.2 lbs, 10-inch display, and Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition.

View NotebookReview.com Review for ASUS Eee PC 1000HE

7. Lenovo ThinkPad T400 (Previously #7) – 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.

View NotebookReview.com Review for ThinkPad T400

8. Toshiba Satellite L300 (New to the Top 10) – The Satellite L300 features a 15.4” Diagonal TruBrite high-gloss screen, wireless connectivity, built-in webcam/microphone and DVD supermulti optical drive with Labelflash. This budget-priced laptop might not have a lot of extras, but it has a great balance of performance and affordability.

View NotebookReview.com Review for the Toshiba Satellite L300

9. HP Mini 1000 (Previously #9) – The HP Mini 1000 is the much hoped for Intel Atom based update to the VIA platform Mini-Note 2133. This consumer version of the Mini 2140 netbook is thinner thanks to a smaller hard drive and lithium polymer battery but still keeps the same great full-size (or “nearly” full-size) keyboard. Offered with two screen sizes, 8.9″ and 10.2″ the Mini 1000 has a configuration for any budget and including WWAN 3G capabilities for users on the go.

View NotebookReview.com Review for the HP Mini 1000

10. Lenovo ThinkPad X200 (Back in the Top 10) – The Lenovo ThinkPad X200 is a 12.1″ ultraportable featuring an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, and up to 4GB of DDR3 Memory. This impressive laptop was designed for road warriors who need solid durability and performance in the field.

View NotebookReview.com Review for the Lenovo ThinkPad X200

 

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

11. Dell Studio 15 – 18,636 unique views
12.
Lenovo ThinkPad W700 – 16,149 unique views
13. Sony VAIO P – 15,772 unique views
14. HP Pavilion dv5t – 15,644 unique views
15. Asus Eee PC 1000 – 13,979 unique views
16. Asus N10 – 13,702 unique views
17. Dell XPS M1530 – 13,221 unique views
18. Toshiba Qosmio X305 – 12,603 unique views
19. Dell Studio 17 – 12,565 unique views
20. Sony VAIO FW – 12,496 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 weeks most popular notebooks looks.

 

Top 20 Threads for February

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 February:

  1. ACTUAL C90 Owner’s Lounge (poster AlexOnFyre, posted 3/1/2009, 71091 views, 881 replies)
  2. –>*OFFICIAL: MSI GT725 Owner’s Lounge*<– (poster faisalhero, posted 2/4/2009, 54773 views, 1020 replies)
  3. *Official ASUS W90Vp Owners’ Lounge* (poster -=$tR|k3r=-, posted 2/19/2009, 43157 views, 899 replies)
  4. The DELL Studio XPS 13 horror thread (poster Biko65, posted 2/2/2009, 11715 views, 109 replies)
  5. One word that describes the person above you (No insults pls) (poster Nocturnal310, posted 2/6/2009, 10849 views, 1572 replies)
  6. w90 price (poster butter30, posted 2/9/2009, 10460 views, 314 replies)
  7. ASUS Eee PC 1000HE Review (poster Kevin, posted 2/8/2009, 8861 views, 87 replies)
  8. Just got my Samsung NC20…Pics inside… (poster Spitwroot, posted 2/17/2009, 7279 views, 67 replies)
  9. Dell Studio 1555 (poster ps89, posted 2/17/2009, 6854 views, 81 replies)
  10. Looking for Windows XP Driver for Presario CQ60-216DX (poster eglarsen07, posted 2/2/2009, 6022 views, 85 replies)
  11. 13.3″ Monster from ASUS — F6Ve-B1 (poster ramgen, posted 2/20/2009, 5257 views, 99 replies)
  12. mob modded 9.2 for evry one (poster MR.Moo, posted 2/20/2009, 4906 views, 294 replies)
  13. Tutorial : How to switch from IRRT to AHCI mode – E6400/E6500 (Vista) (poster MiB, posted 2/3/2009, 4590 views, 67 replies)
  14. Burnout Paradise review and discussion (poster Akuma, posted 2/3/2009, 4464 views, 128 replies)
  15. Beware! Display Quality on SXPS16 not on par with reviews (poster puremind, posted 2/11/2009, 4437 views, 117 replies)
  16. Ie8? (poster IBO, posted 2/11/2009, 4413 views, 31 replies)
  17. Apple MacBook (Early 2009) Review (poster lewdvig, posted 2/13/2009, 4393 views, 74 replies)
  18. Geforce GTX280M and 260M to launch at CeBit (poster ichime, posted 2/24/2009, 4383 views, 167 replies)
  19. GT725 with Quad core, the Advent 6555? (poster platypusbob, posted 2/18/2009, 4129 views, 98 replies)
  20. Nvidia Notebook Beta Drivers (179.48) (poster Shadows1990, posted 2/11/2009, 4116 views, 69 replies)

 

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