Most Popular Laptops for May 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 May of 2007 Intel released its new processor platform for notebooks, the Centrino Duo (Santa Rosa). The Lenovo ThinkPad T61 that is based upon this new Intel platform raced to the top of the charts, and several other Santa Rosa notebooks moved into the top 20.

Lenovo ThinkPad T60 1. Lenovo ThinkPad T61 (new to top ten) – The ThinkPad T61 was released last month and raced to the top of 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. Lenovo ThinkPad T61 Reviews | Lenovo ThinkPad T61 User Opinions
dv6000t 2. HP Pavilion dv6000t (Previously #1) – The dv6000t finally falls from its #1 spot on the charts as HP releases the dv6500t Santa Rosa based laptop this past month. The dv6000t has a 15.4" widescreen display, nice imprint finish and offers the Core 2 Duo processor and Nvidia 7400 graphics card. HP dv6000t Reviews | HP dv6000t User Opinions
Dell Inspiron e1505 3. Dell Inspiron e1505 / Inspiron 6400 (Previously #3) – The Inspiron e1505 holds steady from last month. The Inspiron e1505, sold as the Inspiron 6400 through Dell business, is fully customizable and now includes the Core 2 Duo processor, a high resolution 15.4" display and several drive options. Windows Vista now comes pre-loaded on any e1505 you configure. Dell has found a nice blend of performance and price with the e1505. Dell Inspiron e1505 Reviews | Dell Inspiron e1505 User Opinions
Lenovo ThinkPad T60 4. Lenovo ThinkPad T60 (Previously #2) – The ThinkPad T60 is available with either a Core Duo or Core 2 Duo processor. It comes with either a 14" or 15" display, there is also a widescreen version of the 15" T60. We’ll probably see this thin and light slide down the charts as the newly released ThinkPad T61 now superceeds it.. Lenovo ThinkPad T60 Reviews | Lenovo ThinkPad T60 User Opinions
Sony VAIO SZ 5. Sony VAIO SZ (Previously #4) – 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 VAIO SZ Reviews | Sony VAIO SZ User Opinions
6. Dell Latitude D630 (new to top ten) – Dell released the D630 last month, it includes the new Intel Santa Rosa platform and a new brighter 220 nits 14.1" widescreen display. The D630 has the same design as the previously popular Dell Latitude D620 notebook, which is a good thing as it presents a stylish and industrial strength look perfect for business people. Dell Latitude D630 Reviews | Dell Latitude D630 User Opinions.
7. Toshiba Satellite A135 (previously #5) – The Toshiba Satellite A135 is alaptop with a 15.4" screen that’s been on our charts for a while now. The A135 can be configured in a variety of ways, anything from a Celeron processor to Core 2 Duo. The A135 is a good choice for first time laptop buyers. Toshiba Satellite A135 Reviews | Toshiba Satellite A135 User Opinions
8. Dell XPS M1210 (back in top ten) – The Dell XPS M1210 regains momentum last month as it pops back onto the charts. The XPS M1210 is a 12.1" screen portable notebook that has a Core 2 Duo processo and dedicated Nvidia 7400 graphics — a rare thing for a laptop of this size. It also carries an integrated web camera. Dell XPS M1210 Reviews | Dell XPS M1210 User Opinions
HP 9. HP Pavilion dv6500t (new to top ten) – The HP dv6500t is new to the top ten this month as it continues on the popularity of the dv6000t. The dv6500t has the new Intel Santa Rosa platform. It is a 15.4" widescreen display notebook that offers a stylish imprint design and optional built-in web camera. HP Pavilion dv6500t Reviews | HP Pavilion dv6500t User Opinions
toshiba 10. Toshiba Satellite A205 (new to top ten) – The Satellite A205 is Toshiba’s most current mainstream 15.4" notebook. It has an updated design and will also be available with the new Intel Santa Rosa platform. Toshiba Satellite A205 Reviews | Toshiba Satellite A205 User Opinions

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

11. HP Pavilion dv6000z

12. Sony VAIO N

13. Apple MacBook Pro

14. HP Pavilion dv9000t

15. HP Pavilion dv2000t

16. Apple MacBook

17. HP Pavilion tx1000z

18. HP Pavilion dv2500t

19. Acer Aspire 5102

20. HP Pavilion dv9000z

 

To see how the Top 10 Notebooks of April 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 15 Threads for May

While we’re on the subject of top 15, 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 May:

  1. G1S 8600M GT vs F3SV-B1 8600M GS Benchmark (poster GenTechPC, posted 5/25/2007, 24,820 views, 219 replies)
  2. ThinkPad T61 and R61 First Thoughts Review (poster Andrew, posted 5/9/2007, 16,075 views, 115 replies)
  3. Lenovo ThinkPad T61 Review (poster Andrew, posted 5/17/2007, 15,556 views, 93 replies)
  4. VAIO TZ 10 Year Anniversary Japan Official (poster wuruoyu, posted 5/17/2007, 13,981 views, 418 replies)
  5. Lenovo/IBM ThinkPad desktops & laptops up to 40% discount. Free standard shipping. (poster guru_ck, posted 5/22/2007, 13,612 views, 220 replies)
  6. HP dv2500t, dv6500t and dv9500t Intel Santa Rosa Notebooks Announced (poster Andrew, posted 5/9/2007, 13,153 views, 138 replies)
  7. Sony VAIO FZ Santa Rosa Notebook Announced (poster Andrew, posted 5/9/2007, 12,058 views, 124 replies)
  8. Intel Centrino Duo and Centrino Pro (Santa Rosa) have Arrived (poster Andrew, posted 5/9/2007, 10,873 views, 27 replies)
  9. ThinkPad T61 Pics and some Benches (poster Andrew, posted 5/15/2007, 10,845 views, 115 replies)
  10. Italian Asus G1S and G2S (Santa Rosa refresh)! (poster 1000100001, posted 5/6/2007, 10,737 views, 113 replies)
  11. Lenovo T61p release date and video card (poster wingsofeagle, posted 5/10/2007, 10,667 views, 58 replies)
  12. Asus G1S-A1 Review (poster one1sock, posted 5/29/2007, 10,399 views, 77 replies)
  13. The Compal IFL90 (PowerPro J 10:15) is now available for PRE-ORDER with SHIPPING BEGINNING MID-JUNE (poster paladin44, posted 5/20/2007, 10,013 views, 197 replies)
  14. T61 Delayed (poster TroubledMind, posted 5/29/2007, 8,790 views, 154 replies)
  15. G1s Owners Lounge~ (poster coriolis, posted 5/30/2007, 8,434 views, 199 replies)

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