Most Popular Laptops for July 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 July.

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 Dell Inspiron 15R with second-generation Intel Core processor is in the lead for the second month in a row. Right behind it is the Dell XPS 15 with a leap from last month’s #4 spot. The affordable HP ProBook 4520s is in position #3; a bump down from its previous #2 position.


1. Dell Inspiron 15R (N5110) (Still #1) – The 15.6-inch, second-generation Dell Inspiron 15R is equipped with an Intel Core i3-2310M processor (2.1GHz/3MB cache) and runs on Windows 7 (Professional or Home Premium, 64-bit). Choose 3GB or 6GB shared dual-channel RAM or alternatively, 4GB shared single-channel RAM. Choose up to 500GB of hard drive storage space at 5400rpm. 1366×768 display resolution. (35,308 unique views)

View the Review for the Dell Inspiron 15R (N5110)


2.  Dell XPS 15 (Previously #4) – 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. (20,346 unique views)

View Review for the Dell XPS 15


 3. HP ProBook 4520s (Previously #2) – 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. (19,734 unique views)

View Review for the HP Probook 4520s


4. Lenovo ThinkPad X220 (Previously #3) – The 12.5-inch Lenovo ThinkPad X220 is an ultraportable business notebook that will soon replace the popular X201. The X220 comes built with the latest of the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core i3, i5 or i7), has a high-quality IPS display, and can deliver more than eight and a half hours of battery life. With the optional battery slice this system can deliver 18 and a half hours of mobile life. Choose up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM and a hard drive with up to 320GB of hard drive storage. (17,636 unique views)

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5. Alienware m11x (Back in the top 10) – The Alienware m11x notebook is an 11.6″ portable gaming notebook with an Intel Core series processor and Nvidia dedicated graphics. The M11x R2 version of this notebook is still available from with Nvidia GeForce GT 335M graphics although the newer “R3” version is here. (15,393 unique views)

View the Review for the Alienware m11x


6. Alienware m11x R3 (Previously #9) – The Alienware m11x (revision 3) is the most powerful 11-inch gaming notebook in the world. It’s equipped with your choice of an Intel Core i5 2537M processor at 1.4GHz or Intel Core i7 2617M processor at 1.5GHz and either NVIDIA GeForce GT540M graphics (1.0GB memory and Optimus) or NVIDIA GeForce GT540M graphics (2.0GB memory and Optimus). Other specs include up to 16GB dual channel RAM at 1333MHz, backlit keyboard, and two USB 3.0 ports. The notebook has an 11.6-inch display with a 1366×768 resolution. (12,206 unique views)

View the Review for the Alienware m11x R3



7. Lenovo ThinkPad T420s (Previously #6) – The 14-inch Lenovo ThinkPad T420s offers Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 processors. Screen resolution is 1600×900 (HD+, LED Backlit, anti-glare). Choose from 4GB-8GB DDR3 1 DIMM/SODIMM memory at 1333MHz. Operating systems available are Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional, 64-bit. Both solid state drive and hard drive options are available. (11,236 unique views)

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8. Lenovo ThinkPad T410 (Previously #7) – 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. (10,459 unique views)

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9. Lenovo ThinkPad E420s (New to the top 10) – The 14-inch ThinkPad E420s is a small business notebook. Choose one of three second-generation processors: Intel Core i3, i5, or i7. The notebook can support up to 8GB DDR3 RAM at 1333MHz. Data storage options include 250GB (5400rpm) or 320GB (7200rpm) hard disk drive. You can also choose from 128GB SSD or Hybrid 80GB SSD mSATA with 320GB at 7200rpm. The included Li-ion battery was tested by Lenovo to last up to 7 hours and tested by us to last about 6.5 hours. (9,932 unique views)

Purchase the Lenovo ThinkPad E420s

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10. Asus U31SD-A1 (New to the top 10) – The ASUS U31SD is a 13.3-inch notebook that delivers over ten hours of battery and decent performance in a portable package. The U31SD-A1 model comes with 4GB of system memory, an Intel Core i3-2310M dual-core processor (2.1GHz), Nvidia GeForce GT 520 discrete graphics with 1GB DDR3 dedicated video memory as well as a 640GB hard drive. (9,349 unique views)

View the Review for the Asus U31SD-A1

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

11. Lenovo ThinkPad X201 – 8,668 unique views, 1.03%% of all product views
12. Lenovo ThinkPad W520 – 8,476 unique views, 1.00%% of all product views
13. Asus G53 – 7,859 unique views, 0.93%% of all product views
14. Lenovo G570 – 7,220 unique views, 0.86%% of all product views
15. Lenovo G560 – 7,210 unique views, 0.85%% of all product views
16. Asus G73JH – 6,346 unique views, 0.75%% of all product views
17. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 – 6,114 unique views, 0.72%% of all product views
18. Dell Inspiron 15R – 5,778 unique views, 0.68%% of all product views
19. HP EliteBook 8560p – 5,540 unique views, 0.66%% of all product views
20. Dell Latitude E6410 – 4,758 unique views, 0.56%% 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 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. GTX 580m Sli & AMD 6990m Crossfire available in the UK now to order! (poster steviejones133, posted 7/4/2011, 22234 views, 329 replies)
  2. I have 6990m cfx already but… (poster koelle, posted 7/22/2011, 21311 views, 419 replies)
  3. ASUS G74SX Owners’ Lounge (poster neggie, posted 7/1/2011, 16970 views, 194 replies)
  4. New Macbook Air with i5 & i7 (poster trooper1414, posted 7/20/2011, 14638 views, 67 replies)
  5. 580m vs 6990m Benches (poster Shaden, posted 7/12/2011, 12790 views, 128 replies)
  6. Official Sony Vaio F22 2D Owners Lounge (poster avmaxfan, posted 7/1/2011, 10475 views, 141 replies)
  7. HP Elitebook 8560w mini review (poster mulaka13, posted 7/7/2011, 6882 views, 34 replies)
  8. *The Brag Thread* Boast about anything. (poster Simplified, posted 7/7/2011, 6288 views, 329 replies)
  9. Asus U46 (poster Kernel Sanders, posted 7/4/2011, 5780 views, 36 replies)
  10. Guild Wars 2 (poster _Cheesy_, posted 7/16/2011, 5721 views, 310 replies)
  11. dv6z-QE User Review (A8-3530mx/6755G2) with Undervolting and Overclocking Results (poster abaddon4180, posted 7/24/2011, 5535 views, 84 replies)
  12. 6990M review at anandtech. (poster Meaker, posted 7/12/2011, 5331 views, 72 replies)
  13. *HP ProBook 4430s & 4530s Owners Lounge!* (poster xvvvz, posted 7/2/2011, 4828 views, 130 replies)
  14. loooooong boot time (poster koj11, posted 7/2/2011, 4481 views, 11 replies)
  15. AMD Launches AMD Radeon™ HD 6990M; M18x Offering (poster vikingrinn, posted 7/11/2011, 4343 views, 66 replies)
  16. 25% off R3… it? (poster armoured, posted 7/16/2011, 4046 views, 69 replies)
  17. Thinkpad Edge E420 owners. (poster thomasw333, posted 7/5/2011, 4041 views, 65 replies)
  18. Apple Releases New MacBook Air with Intel Sandy Bridge Discussion (poster Jerry Jackson, posted 7/20/2011, 4004 views, 47 replies)
  19. Windows 7 as MBA’s primary OS (Review/Guide) (poster mjmcss, posted 7/22/2011, 3925 views, 79 replies)
  20. Is WOW dangerous? (poster Audi4ever, posted 7/23/2011, 3875 views, 179 replies)




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