Most Popular Laptops for June 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 June.

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.

The best ultraportable business laptop currently on the market, the Lenovo ThinkPad X230, took the #1 position for the month of June with more than 20,000 page views. The ASUS G75VW gaming notebook made an impressive showing in second place while the consumer-friendly Dell Inspiron 15R and HP Pavilion G6 dropped to third and fourth places respectively.

1. Lenovo ThinkPad X230 (New to the Top 10) – 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. (20,272 unique views)

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2. ASUS G75VW (New to the Top 10) – 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. (18,129 unique views)

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3. Dell Inspiron 15R (Previously #2) – 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. (17,487 unique views)

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4. HP Pavilion g6 (Previously #1) – 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. (15,532 unique views)

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5. Lenovo G570 (Back in the Top 10) – 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. (12,253 unique views)

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6. Samsung Series 9 (New to the Top 10) – 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. (9,629 unique views)

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7. Lenovo ThinkPad T430 (New to the Top 10) – 

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. (8,860 unique views)

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View the Review for the Lenovo ThinkPad T430

8. HP Pavilion dm4 (New to the Top 10) – The HP Pavilion dm4 is an entertainment and multimedia notebook with a slim form factor. HP offers both the standard dm4 and the dm4 Beats Audio edition with an emphasis on its affordability and ability to deliver decent performance. The dm4 Beats Audio Edition that we reviewed featured a 14.0-inch HD+ anti-glare display with LED backlighting (1600 x 900), Intel Core i5-2450M dual-core processor at 2.5GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost, 3M cache), 6GB-1333 DDR3 memory, and 500GB 5400rpm hard drive. (7,331 unique views)

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9. Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 (Previously #8) – The new IdeaPad Y480 is a 14-inch multimedia notebook designed to give you a perfect balance between serious performance for work and multimedia power for play. Whether you’re editing HD video or playing video games this laptop has you covered. Equipped with a 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE dedicated graphics, this laptop is available with either a traditional hard drive or hard drive and mSATA solid state drive (SSD). (6,986 unique views)

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10. Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 (Previously #4) – The Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 is a 15.6-inch multimedia and gaming ultrabook. The Ultra M3 stands out because it’s the first ultrabook that packs a dedicated graphics card. Not only that, it is the first ultrabook on the market with the new NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M graphics. It can also support up to 6GB of RAM and a hybrid storage drive. It weighs in at 4.4 pounds and measures in at 14.8 x 10 x 0.79 inches.(6,807 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 June:

11. Dell XPS 13 – 5,468 unique views
12. Lenovo ThinkPad X220 – 5,404 unique views
13. Lenovo ThinkPad T420 – 4,941 unique views
14. Alienware m14x – 4,752 unique views
15. Asus Zenbook UX31 – 4,651 unique views
16. Lenovo ThinkPad W520 – 4,495 unique views
17. Dell XPS 15z – 4,434 unique views
18. Dell Precision M4600 – 3,977 unique views
19. Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 – 3,644 unique views
20. Toshiba Portege Z830 – 3,523 unique 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 June

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 June:

  1. Official 2012 Sony S Series Owners Thread (poster Petrov, posted 6/8/2012, 164973 views, 1573 replies)
  2. T430s owners’/would-be owners’ thread. (poster XX55XX, posted 6/5/2012, 77629 views, 714 replies)
  3. Dell Inspiron 15R Special edition (7520) (poster lucjuh8, posted 6/5/2012, 54455 views, 332 replies)
  4. X230(t) Owner’s Thread (poster Commander Wolf, posted 6/4/2012, 37851 views, 337 replies)
  5. T430 Owner’s Thread (poster pchome, posted 6/6/2012, 34865 views, 304 replies)
  6. MacBook Pro with Retina – Impressions from a Windows Guy (poster ZoinksS2k, posted 6/16/2012, 34660 views, 169 replies)
  7. Y580 Owners Thread (poster Syed117, posted 6/21/2012, 29806 views, 291 replies)
  8. The Official MacBook Pro 2012 Thread (poster saturnotaku, posted 6/11/2012, 29736 views, 375 replies)
  9. 680M is OUT! (poster ironminded, posted 6/4/2012, 28929 views, 366 replies)
  10. Official NEW SVZ Z series Owners Lounge (poster avmaxfan, posted 6/6/2012, 25742 views, 273 replies)
  11. News about the upcoming GTX 680M (poster Cloudfire, posted 6/4/2012, 24535 views, 319 replies)
  12. MacBook Pro 2012 – a better Thinkpad? (poster thhart, posted 6/13/2012, 21649 views, 310 replies)
  13. 7970M benchmark results (ONLY) (poster Meaker, posted 6/8/2012, 21543 views, 419 replies)
  14. First review of Alienware M17x with GTX 680M (poster Cloudfire, posted 6/20/2012, 19312 views, 183 replies)
  15. NVIDIA GT 650M Benchmarks (poster Cakefish, posted 6/12/2012, 16569 views, 122 replies)
  16. awakeN’s P150EM/NP9150 Review (poster awakeN, posted 6/3/2012, 15273 views, 159 replies)
  17. Windows (esp. Win8) experience on MBP – and compatibility with Retina Display? (poster taylormah, posted 6/11/2012, 13430 views, 147 replies)
  18. Alienware Sales Assistance Thread, Redux (poster Dell-Bill_B, posted 6/8/2012, 13337 views, 239 replies)
  19. HP Pavilion dv6z-7000 (AMD A10-4600M) Trinity Review (poster T2050, posted 6/15/2012, 12711 views, 112 replies)
  20. [Tutorial] How to install/remove AMD and NVIDIA drivers using a clean method (poster Kingpinzero, posted 6/27/2012, 11137 views, 43 replies)



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