Most Popular Laptops for July 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 July Dell dominated the charts with their new Inspiron, Vostro and XPS machines.


1520 1. Dell Inspiron 1520 (Previously #10) – 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
m1330 2. Dell XPS M1330 (Previously #2) – The XPS M1330 stays solid on charts at #2 for the month of July. The M1330 is a 13.3" portable notebook with the Intel Santa Rosa processor, Nvidia 8400M graphics and slick looks.
Lenovo ThinkPad T60 3. Lenovo ThinkPad T61 (Previously #1) – 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.
Dell Dell Inspiron 1420 4. Dell Inspiron 1420 (New to top ten) – 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.
dv6000t 5. HP Pavilion dv6500t (New to top ten) – 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 Vostro 1500 6. Dell Vostro 1500 (New to top ten) – 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.
fz 7. Sony VAIO FZ (Previously #7) – The Sony VAO FZ is a stylish 15.4" widescreen release from Sony that has the Intel Santa Rosa platform on board. The VAIO FZ can come configured with dedicated Nvidia graphics, a Blu-Ray drive and HDMI port.
Sony VAIO SZ 8. 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 last month released the VAIO SZ6.
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.
Dell Dell Inspiron 1720 10. Dell Inspiron 1720 (New to top ten) – Yet another new Inspiron machine from Dell that made it onto the top 10! The Inspiron 1720 is a 17" widescreen notebook that can be configured with an Nvidia Go 8600 graphics card, fast Intel Centrino Duo processor, and has a full sized keyboard and number pad.


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

11. Toshiba Satellite A130 / A135

12. Apple MacBook Pro

13. Dell Vostro 1400

14. HP Pavilion dv6000z

15. Dell Inspiron 1521

16. HP Pavilion dv2500t

17. Lenovo (IBM) ThinkPad X61

18. Dell Inspiron 1501

19. HP Pavilion dv9000z

20. Apple MacBook

To see how the Top 10 Notebooks of June 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 July

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 July

  1. Post when XPS M1330 ordered and when/if shipped (poster trebuin, posted 7/30/2007, 204,729 views, 6,223 replies)
  2. Dell Vostro is here!!! (poster maddogg2k7, posted 7/10/2007, 57,186 views, 607 replies)
  3. Got my new Inspiron 1520 (poster OxycontinBitritrate, posted 7/9/2007, 40,143 views, 460 replies)
  4. Asus Eee PC First Thoughts (poster Andrew, posted 7/12/2007, 39,811 views, 136 replies)
  5. 1420 Is Here!! Pics Momentarily (poster phobos512, posted 7/12/2007, 35,211 views, 438 replies)
  6. Dell XPS M1330 Review (poster Andrew, posted 7/11/2007, 31,845 views, 232 replies)
  7. Inspiron 1520 owners lounge (poster Jaymz, posted 7/1/2007, 31,750 views, 398 replies)
  8. ACTUAL C90 Owner’s Lounge (poster AlexOnFyre, posted 7/12/2007, 23,243 views, 506 replies)
  9. OFFICIAL: Inspiron 1720 Owner’s Thread (poster 2000ARMY, posted 7/4/2007, 22,910 views, 322 replies)
  10. Asus C90S Review & Live Video (poster, posted 7/11/2007, 22,772 views, 337 replies)
  11. Official Vostro Owner’s Lounge (poster Msl747, posted 7/12/2007, 22,716 views, 351 replies)
  12. The "Official" IFL90 Shipping/Waiting Thread (poster aeauvian, posted 7/11/2007, 22,705 views, 623 replies)
  13. My Vostro 1500 has arrived! (poster shlurpee, posted 7/27/2007, 22,039 views, 185 replies)
  14. SONY VAIO SZ6 with SANTA ROSA IS HERE!!! (poster haragr, posted 7/16/2007, 21,674 views, 204 replies)
  15. New and updated ASUS Notebooks + Spec/Prices = F8SV, V2S, F3SC, F3SV, G1S, V1S, VX2S( (poster coriolis, posted 7/23/2007, 20,429 views, 290 replies)
  16. Nvidia 8600M performance, general discussion (poster mD-, posted 7/9/2007, 20,410 views, 268 replies)
  17. Dell Inspiron 1520 User Review (poster Stella, posted 7/11/2007, 18,340 views, 88 replies)
  18. What is the estimated shipping date for your 1420/1520/1720? (poster Stella, posted 7/30/2007, 18,079 views, 460 replies)
  19. Dell Inspiron Remote, I got it (poster DMAK02, posted 7/11/2007, 16,591 views, 419 replies)
  20. NP5790- Can’t wait! (poster yukonbob_34, posted 7/12/2007, 15,381 views, 363 replies)




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