Most Popular Laptops for July 2012

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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 - keeping 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.

It’s no surprise that the new Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display took off with the #1 spot for the month. The budget-friendly HP Pavilion g6 rose again to second place as more people are looking for an affordable school laptop. Surprisingly, the best ultraportable business laptop currently on the market, the Lenovo ThinkPad X230, slipped from the top spot all the way down to #9 on the list for the month of July.

1. Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (New to the Top 10) - The Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display features a 15.4-inch display with 5.1 million pixels; an all-flash architecture; quad-core Intel Core i7 processors; all in a design that’s just 0.7-inch thick and 4.5 pounds. It’s not just the most advanced notebook Apple has ever made, it’s the most advanced Mac. At a price of $2,199 it’s not cheap, but if you are willing to sacrifice the amazing display you can buy a similar MacBook Pro for just $1,799. (23,757 unique views)

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2. HP Pavilion g6 (Previously #4) - The Pavilion g6 is a budget-priced laptop that tries to balance great design, solid performance, and affordability. The Pavilion g6t series with 15.6-inch LED display features a range of available Intel Pentium and Core i series processors, Windows 7, multiple graphics options, and a 6-cell battery with more than four hours of battery life while browsing the web. (21,547 unique views)

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3. Lenovo ThinkPad T430 (Previously #7) - The Lenovo ThinkPad T430 is the replacement for the popular T420 business notebook. This 14-inch “business rugged” laptop features a lightweight carbon-fiber reinforced exterior with a metal roll cage supporting the inside of the chassis. Equipped with the latest 3rd generation Intel Core series processors, a wide selection of ports, and up to 15 hours of real-world battery life, the T430 is one of the best business notebooks of 2012. (19,324 unique views)

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4. Dell Inspiron 15R (Previously #3) - The Dell Inspiron 15R multimedia notebook includes a 6-cell battery that was tested to last for a maximum of 4 hours of power. Consumers can choose to purchase the optional 9-cell battery for longer mobile 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. (18,002 unique views)

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5. Lenovo G570 (Previously #5) - The G570 is part of the budget-priced/general use G-Series line by Lenovo. Running on Windows 7 Home Premium on a 15.6-inch display (1366×768), the G570 has an Intel Core i5-2410M dual-core processor and up to 8GB of RAM. Choose from a 500GB capacity hard drive at 5400rpm or a 750GB capacity hard drive at 5400rpm. The integrated graphics included with the system is an Intel HD 3000. (13,128 unique views)

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6. ASUS G75VW (Previously #2) - The ASUS G75VW excels in nearly every area as have previous-generation ASUS G-series gaming notebooks. This gaming notebook features a new backlit keyboard and the latest technology including an Intel Core i7-3610QM processor and 2GB Nvidia GTX 660M graphics card. The 17.3-inch LED-backlit screen features 1920×1080 resolution for a full 1080p experience when watching Blu-ray movies. Build quality is good; it gets a respectable three hours of battery life and overall performance is outstanding. (12,868 unique views)

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7. Samsung Series 9 (Previously #6) - The Samsung Series 9 NP900X3B is Samsung’s top of the range offering in the 13-inch ultrabook category. The Series 9 includes an Intel i5-2467M processor (1.6GHz with TurboBoost to 2.3GHz, 3MB cache), 13.3 inch anti-glare 1600 x 900 with LED backlighting, 4GB DDR3 RAM, a 128GB SATA 3 SSD, and a weight of just over 2.5 pounds. (12,554 unique views)

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8. Lenovo ThinkPad T430s (New to the Top 10)The Lenovo ThinkPad T430s is a thinner and lighter version of the 14-inch ThinkPad T430 business notebook. Released in June of 2012, the biggest changes between the T430s and its predecessor, the T420s, are that the T430s now comes with Intel’s third-generation Ivy Bridge processors and Lenovo’s new backlit chiclet or island style “Precision” keyboard. An updated discrete graphics option is available for i5 models as well – the NVIDIA NVS 5200M with Optimus Technology. (10,040 unique views)

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9. Lenovo ThinkPad X230 (Previously #1) Lenovo’s latest and greatest ultraportable business notebook, the 12.5-inch ThinkPad X230, promises to strike the perfect balance between serious performance and mobility. With the latest Intel Ivy Bridge processors and more than 8 hours of battery life with a standard battery this “business rugged” notebook is designed with road warriors in mind. Lenovo claims that the X230 can deliver up to 24 hours of battery life with both the optional 9-cell battery and the slice battery that connects to the bottom of the notebook. (9,204 unique views)

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10. HP ENVY Sleekbook 6z (New to the Top 10) - The HP ENVY Sleekbook 6z (also called the Sleekbook 6z-1000) is one thin and light notebook; it’s about two-thirds the height and weight of a normal 15.6-inch notebook at just 0.78 inches and 4.75 lbs. It is available with either a dual-core AMD A6 processor or quad-core AMD A10 processor for between $600 and $700 at launch. A thicker and heavier standard 15.6-inch notebook might offer better performance and better storage options but the Sleekbook 6z is one of the thinnest and lightest 15-inch notebooks on the market in this price range. (9,060 unique views)

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

11. HP Pavilion dm4 – 6,932 unique views
12. Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 – 5,664 unique views
13. Dell XPS 13 – 5,521 unique views
14. Alienware m14x – 5,305 unique views
15. Asus Zenbook UX31 – 5,159 unique views
16. Toshiba Portege Z830 – 4,797 unique views
17. Lenovo ThinkPad X220 – 4,547 unique views, 0.53%% of all product views
18. Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 – 4,279 unique views, 0.50%% of all product views
19. Lenovo ThinkPad T420 – 4,233 unique views, 0.49%% of all product views
20. Lenovo ThinkPad W520 – 3,779 unique views, 0.44%% of all product views

Remember, to get advice on which notebook to buy, don’t just go with what’s popular… try visiting our What Notebook Should I Buy forum to ask advice on what you should buy based on your needs. And also check out the current standings for this week’s most popular notebooks.

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. Dell 17r N7720 SE – user review (poster c_man, posted 7/4/2012, 26635 views, 303 replies)
  2. MSI GT60/70 with GTX 680M and Optimus (poster Cloudfire, posted 7/3/2012, 17473 views, 187 replies)
  3. New GTX 680M review (The truth) (poster Cloudfire, posted 7/6/2012, 16408 views, 208 replies)
  4. The Ultimate AMD Trinity Notebook List (poster davidricardo86, posted 7/10/2012, 14069 views, 130 replies)
  5. N56vz review and owners lounge – Techno Art (poster nipsen, posted 7/6/2012, 12838 views, 138 replies)
  6. W530 Owner’s Thread (poster QuantumMech, posted 7/5/2012, 11431 views, 165 replies)
  7. Mini Review of Lenovo Y580 (poster Draghmar, posted 7/5/2012, 10750 views, 53 replies)
  8. Meaker BREAKS the record! 8289 (8700 GPU score) (poster Meaker, posted 7/20/2012, 9711 views, 194 replies)
  9. The 680m thread where no one talks about it’s red competitor. (poster SeriousCat, posted 7/9/2012, 9388 views, 136 replies)
  10. Acer Timeline Ultra m5? (poster kDrum, posted 7/1/2012, 8409 views, 86 replies)
  11. HTWingNut’s Sager NP9150 (Clevo P150EM) Review with LOTS of 680m benchmarks! (poster HTWingNut, posted 7/13/2012, 8049 views, 71 replies)
  12. My first week with my rMBP, and my thoughts on the purchase (poster joer80, posted 7/3/2012, 7762 views, 87 replies)
  13. Dell Precision M6700 Owner’s Review (poster Bokeh, posted 7/24/2012, 7732 views, 106 replies)
  14. Upgrade to vBulletin 4.2 Discussion (poster Cleonard, posted 7/19/2012, 7516 views, 217 replies)
  15. [Review] M18x R2 – Intel i7 3920xm – SLI GTX680m (poster vince207gti, posted 7/17/2012, 6918 views, 94 replies)
  16. nVIDIA mobile Kepler 6xx MASTER overclocking guide. Workaround for max clocks/OC stability. (poster Mobius 1, posted 7/14/2012, 6763 views, 80 replies)
  17. Alienware M17x R4 A05 BIOS released (poster somms, posted 7/18/2012, 6728 views, 100 replies)
  18. Vizio CT15-A1 Review – Almost there :( (poster michaeljean, posted 7/4/2012, 6712 views, 53 replies)
  19. Thinkpad W530 with K1000M Quick Review (poster crazy1, posted 7/5/2012, 6687 views, 64 replies)
  20. Can The Lenovo Y580 Be Beaten For The Price? (poster Clippersfan86, posted 7/6/2012, 6534 views, 42 replies)

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