Most Popular Laptops for February 2011

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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 February.


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 Lenovo ThinkPad X201 is still holding onto its grip to the #1 position since October 2010. The Lenovo ThinkPad T410 now holds the #2 spot; a bump up from its previous #3 position. The previous #2 position holder, the Asus N53Jf, did not make it onto this month’s top 10 list.

        1. Lenovo ThinkPad X201 (Still #1) – The Lenovo ThinkPad X201 is a 12.1-inch screen ultraportable laptop that offers the latest Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors. The X201 has an amazing 6 hour battery life, integrated touchpad and pointing stick, full sized keyboard and the typical excellent ThinkPad build quality users have come to expect. (23,572 unique views)

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        2. Lenovo ThinkPad T410 (Previously #3) – The ThinkPad T410 is a 14-inch screen portable laptop targeted at business users. The new Lenovo ThinkPad T410 model features a sleek, industrial design, clean lines, a symmetrical display and wider hinges. Plus, a next-generation keyboard and touchpad that not only has a more modern look, but is also easier to use. The ThinkPad T410 comes equipped with an Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor and optional NVIDIA switchable NVS3100M 512MB graphics. (17,476 unique views)

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        3. HP Probook 4520s (Previously #4) – The HP ProBook 4520s is a small and medium business notebook that replaces the older 4510s from last year. The new model bumps the configuration from the older Intel Core 2 Duo family of processors to the newer Intel Core line, including the Core i3, i5 and i7 processors. The 4520s features a more durable metal exterior cladding, improved performance, and a very nice keyboard. (16,670 unique views)

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         Dell XPS 15 (Previously #5) – The Dell XPS 15 with Windows Ultimate, Professional or Home Premium comes with the choice of four different-powered Intel Core i7 or i5 processors, ranging from 840QM to 460M. Also choose from 4, 6 or 8GB shared dual-channel DDR3 memory. The highest-powered battery is 9-cell, offering 9 hours and 9 minutes of battery life. (16,050 unique views)

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        5. Asus G73JH (Previously #7) – This 17.3-inch monster has a Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, and the most powerful mobile video card available, the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870. (13,542 unique views)

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        6. Dell Inspiron 15R (Previously #8) – The Dell Inspiron 15R notebook includes a 6-cell battery for a maximum of 4 hours of power, or an optional 9-cell battery, with a maximum of hours and 58 minutes of power. Hard drive can include up to 640GB of storage. Comes with a standard integrated graphics card or an optional ATi Radeon graphics card. Color choices include black, blue, pink or red. (13,182 unique views)

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        7. Asus U41JF-A1 (New to the top 10) – The ASUS U41JF-A1 is a well-equipped multimedia notebook with a 14-inch screen. The thin-and-light design houses an Intel Core i3 dual-core processor (2.53GHz) and generous gaming capability thanks to Nvidia GeForce GT 425M dedicated graphics with 1GB DDR3 graphics memory. Add to that 4GB of system memory and a 500GB hard drive and you’ve got plenty of power for a family laptop. Build quality is less than impressive, but you might be willing to live with it since the U41JF delivers more than 7 hours of battery life. (12,667 unique views)

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        8. Sony VAIO EC (New to the top 10) – The 17.3-inch Sony VAIO EC multimedia and light-gaming laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional (64-bit) comes with up to 8 GB of DDR3 SDRAM and provides up to 3 hours of battery life in power-saving mode. There is up to 1TB of hard drive storage available at 5400rpm. Processor is an Intel Core i3-370M, and an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 graphics card is available. (11,469 unique views)

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        9. Alienware m11x (Previously #10) – The Alienware m11x notebook is an 11.6-inch portable gaming notebook with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and Nvidia dedicated graphics.  The Alienware m11x is the most portable gaming laptop on the planet, or universe for that matter! (11,466 unique views)

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        10. Lenovo G550 (New to the top 10) – The Lenovo G550 is an update to the Value Line G530 with the primary difference being the shift from a 16:10 to a 16:9 screen. Configurations include either Intel Pentium or Core 2 Duo processor and up to 4GB DDR3 installed memory. (8,647 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 February:

        11. Asus N53Jf – 8,373 unique views, 0.98%% of all product views
        12. HP G62 – 7,980 unique views, 0.94%% of all product views
        13. Lenovo G560 – 7,634 unique views, 0.90%% of all product views
        14. Lenovo IdeaPad U260 – 7,214 unique views, 0.85%% of all product views
        15. Dell Latitude E6410 – 7,180 unique views, 0.84%% of all product views
        16. Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15 – 5,789 unique views, 0.68%% of all product views
        17. Dell Inspiron 17R – 5,550 unique views, 0.65%% of all product views
        18. Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 14 – 5,530 unique views, 0.65%% of all product views
        19. HP Mini 1103 – 5,319 unique views, 0.63%% of all product views
        20. Clevo P150HM – 5,193 unique views, 0.61%% of all product 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 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. Lenovo ThinkPad X120e review (via Engadget) (poster Marcham93, posted 2/7/2011, 18821 views, 231 replies)
            2. Guide to smooth Windows 7 on a G50Vt (poster aidar77, posted 2/7/2011, 16125 views, 40 replies)
            3. New Thinkpads are out with Sandy Bridge – T/W/L series (poster jor, posted 2/21/2011, 13510 views, 185 replies)
            4. Acer TimelineX 3830/4830/5830 T/G (poster lee_what2004, posted 2/6/2011, 13321 views, 172 replies)
            5. New Pavilion DV7/DV6 available this spring unveiled! (poster nMIK-3, posted 2/7/2011, 12724 views, 255 replies)
            6. NEW Latitudes on the way! (poster bobcatmvp1, posted 2/6/2011, 10333 views, 161 replies)
            7. mbp upgrade is kind of a downgrade… (poster masterchef341, posted 2/24/2011, 10049 views, 154 replies)
            8. M6600 and M4600 are coming in Feb. (poster mitchellboy, posted 2/11/2011, 9750 views, 126 replies)
            9. M11x – Issues with gaming lockups and crashes – Discussion thread (poster BatBoy, posted 2/2/2011, 9748 views, 249 replies)
            10. The First m17xr2 bios mod. need suggestions for future mods. (poster goodstone, posted 2/13/2011, 8820 views, 201 replies)
            11. M17xR3 First Impressions and Review-DaneGRClose (poster DaneGRClose, posted 2/3/2011, 8626 views, 197 replies)
            12. OFFICIAL: Windows 7 SP1 General Availability Feb. 22 (poster justinkw1, posted 2/10/2011, 7873 views, 157 replies)
            13. Asus ROG G74 coming? (poster DH48, posted 2/25/2011, 7822 views, 148 replies)
            14. M17x R3 System Relaunch Review (Laptop Mag): 2820QM + 6970M + 1080p 60Hz (poster vikingrinn, posted 2/21/2011, 7107 views, 112 replies)
            15. Initial Impressions on Sager NP8170 (poster htwingnut, posted 2/4/2011, 6809 views, 128 replies)
            16. Crysis 2 Beta leaked (poster xKindjalx, posted 2/12/2011, 6732 views, 2 replies)
            17. Envy 14 update (poster Polluxus, posted 2/8/2011, 6476 views, 134 replies)
            18. New GPU Driver out!! (poster Rückenmark, posted 2/15/2011, 5833 views, 77 replies)
            19. Rumor: SB MBP’s to be HOT (poster Jayayess1190, posted 2/16/2011, 5768 views, 76 replies)
            20. AMD Catalyst 11.2 Mobility Released! Get yours here (poster alexnvidia, posted 2/15/2011, 5710 views, 136 replies)


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