Most Popular Laptops for March 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 March.

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 HP Pavilion g6 budget-priced notebook is still in the #1 position with over 22,000 pageviews for the month. The next highest ranked notebook on our site is the budget-priced Lenovo G570. The Asus Zenbook UX31 dropped a spot since February and is now in position #3. 

1. HP Pavilion g6 (Still #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. (22,898 unique views)

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  View the Review for the HP Pavilion g6

2. Lenovo G570 (Previously #3) – 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 graphics card included with the system is an Intel HD 3000 (integrated). (20,306 unique views)

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View Review for the Lenovo G570

3. ASUS Zenbook UX31 (Previously #2) – The Asus Zenbook UX31 is a 13.3-inch notebook with a 900p screen. It also comes with the option of a 11.6-inch screen. It was designed to compete with Apple’s MacBook Air because of its higher-end specifications in a slim form factor. You can customize this notebook with up to 4GB-1333 DDR3 RAM. It has a 50Whr polymer (non-removable) battery. (18,730 unique views)

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View the Review for the ASUS Zenbook UX31

4. Lenovo ThinkPad X220 (Previously #5)  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. (13,984 unique views)

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View the Review for the Lenovo ThinkPad X220

5. Toshiba Portege Z835 (Previously #4) – The Toshiba Portege Z835 is a consumer notebook with a 13.3-inch 720p display and a dual-core Intel Core i3-2367M processor. Known as an “Ultrabook,” it comes equipped with 4GB DDR3-1333MHz memory (max. 6GB), a 128GB solid state drive, USB 3.0 and a backlit keyboard. The battery provided six hours of life during our tests. (11,355 unique views)

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View the Review for the Toshiba Portege Z835

6. Dell Latitude E6420 (Still #6) – The Dell Latitude E6420 is a business-rugged laptop with a 14-inch display and tons of options. It features a Tri-Metal design, backlit spill-resistant keyboard, and up to a quad-core processor. It can also be customized with a 900p HD+ display. Solid state drive options and up to 8GB, DDR3 memory at 1333MHz are available (2 DIMMS). (8,538 unique views)

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Read the Review for the Dell Latitude E6420

7. Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 (Previously #10) – The Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 is a 15.6-inch consumer multimedia notebook. Users can equip the Y570 with a second-gen Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 dual- or quad-core processor, up to 8GB DDR3 RAM at 1333MHz, and up to 500GB of hard drive space at 7200rpm. The notebook also comes with discrete NVIDIA graphics; the NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M, with 1GB of dedicated video memory. (7,656 unique views)

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View the Review for the Lenovo IdeaPad Y570

8. Lenovo ThinkPad W520 (Back in the top 10) – The Lenovo ThinkPad W520 is Lenovo’s upgrade to the W510 mobile workstation notebook. This 15.6-inch notebook is powered by up to an Intel Core i7-2920XM processor and equipped with up to a discrete NVIDIA Quadro 2000M GPU, switchable to Intel HD integrated graphics. (7,621 unique views)

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View the Review for the Lenovo ThinkPad W520

9. HP Folio 13 (Previously #7) – The HP Folio 13 is a 13-inch ultrabook encased in aluminum. It has a thickness of 0.7 inches and is equipped with a second-gen Intel Core i5 processor and 128GB solid state drive. It weighs in at 3.3 pounds. (7,443 unique views)

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Read the Review for the HP Folio 13

10. Dell XPS 15z (Back in the top 10) – The Dell XPS 15z is a 15-inch multimedia notebook with an ultra-thin metal chassis, an optional 1080p display and a backlit keyboard. The XPS 15z can be configured with a second-generation Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce GT 525M dedicated graphics for serious multimedia performance. With a starting weight of just 5.5 pounds and an attractive metal exterior this is an interesting alternative to Apple’s MacBook Pro. (7,241 unique views)

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View the Review for the Dell XPS 15z

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

11. Asus B23E – 6,764 unique views, 0.64%% of all product views
12. Lenovo ThinkPad T420 – 6,646 unique views, 0.63%% of all product views
13. HP ENVY 17 – 6,455 unique views, 0.61%% of all product views
14. Dell Inspiron 15R – 6,412 unique views, 0.61%% of all product views
15. Asus N55S – 5,530 unique views, 0.52%% of all product views
16. Dell XPS 14z – 5,436 unique views, 0.51%% of all product views
17. Alienware m14x – 5,036 unique views, 0.48%% of all product views
18. Lenovo ThinkPad T420s – 4,929 unique views, 0.47%% of all product views
19. Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 – 4,451 unique views, 0.42%% of all product views
20. Sony VAIO Y (YB) – 4,390 unique views, 0.42%% 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 March

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 March:

  1. HURRAY: Nvidia 600 series not just Fermi!! (poster Cloudfire, posted 3/2/2012, 60440 views, 882 replies)
  2. [Exclusively for NBR] NVIDIA Kepler GK107 and Intel Ivy Bridge BENCHMARKS revealed by yknyong1! (poster yknyong1, posted 3/10/2012, 14721 views, 143 replies)
  3. NBR Exclusive: First-hand review of Intel Ivy Bridge and NVIDIA Geforce GT 640M Discussion (poster yknyong1, posted 3/8/2012, 14038 views, 145 replies)
  4. The Upcoming ThinkPad X230, X230i, T430, T430i, T530, T530i and W530? (poster moocow_cn, posted 3/19/2012, 13776 views, 84 replies)
  5. Samsung 15″ Series 9 NP900X4C with Ivy Bridge CPU (poster John Ratsey, posted 3/10/2012, 11686 views, 68 replies)
  6. NVIDIA Geforce GTX 660M Release Information + CUDA Core Count (poster yknyong1, posted 3/22/2012, 10343 views, 147 replies)
  7. GeForce GTX 675M (poster Qumars, posted 3/22/2012, 9441 views, 107 replies)
  8. MSI GT60 und GT70 (poster stadler5, posted 3/5/2012, 8429 views, 94 replies)
  9. Mass Effect 3 Discussion (poster crash, posted 3/6/2012, 7724 views, 174 replies)
  10. Alienware Liquid cooled laptop by Asetek (poster Fatal1ty39, posted 3/20/2012, 6808 views, 118 replies)
  11. –> The Official BAREBONER’s Lounge <— poster=”” eelkered=”” posted=”” 3=”” 11=”” 2012=”” 6589=”” views=”” 165=”” replies=”” a=””>
  12. Diablo 3 release Date: May 15 2012 (poster Voodooi, posted 3/3/2012, 6583 views, 150 replies)
  13. Pretty Sad World We Live In (poster houstoned, posted 3/20/2012, 5658 views, 351 replies)
  14. Cebit 2012 notebook updates (poster kurtcocaine, posted 3/5/2012, 5587 views, 60 replies)
  15. Which iPad 3? 16 vs 32 vs 64 GB: Usage Scenarios, Experiences & Apps w main PC/Mac (poster crashnburn, posted 3/18/2012, 5455 views, 87 replies)
  16. M14x – nVIDIA 296.10 WHQL drivers released ! (poster NforceRaid, posted 3/13/2012, 5259 views, 62 replies)
  17. Your GPU silicon quality. GPU-Z ASIC Test (poster Mobius 1, posted 3/6/2012, 4959 views, 75 replies)
  18. Found HP Approved Dual Band Wireless-N for dv7tqe (poster iyshannon, posted 3/14/2012, 4720 views, 105 replies)
  19. NOW AVAILABLE for purchase – Acer Aspire TimelineU M3 released (poster yknyong1, posted 3/10/2012, 4328 views, 39 replies)
  20. Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 Review: A True 15-inch Ultrabook Discussion (poster Jerry Jackson, posted 3/14/2012, 4031 views, 21 replies)



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