Most Popular Laptops for May 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 May.

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 Lenovo ThinkPad X220 is still in the lead of the most popular laptops list; now for several months’ standing. The HP ProBook 4520s holds the #2 position for the second month in a row. The new Lenovo ThinkPad W520 occupies the #3 spot.

 

1. Lenovo ThinkPad X220 (Still #1) - 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. (24,611 unique views)

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2. HP ProBook 4520s (Still #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. (19,471 unique views)

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3.  Lenovo ThinkPad W520 (New to 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. (17,243 unique views)

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4.  Dell XPS 15 (Previously #3) - 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. (16,167 unique views)

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5. Lenovo ThinkPad T410 (Previously #4) - 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. (13,308 unique views)

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 6. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 (New to the top 10) - Although the ThinkPad line of notebooks from Lenovo is synonymous with business laptops, there hasn’t been a 13-inch ThinkPad since the old X301. The all new ThinkPad X1 promises to deliver all the features and dependability you expect from a ThinkPad inside a thin and lightweight 13-inch laptop. (12,881 unique views)

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7. Lenovo G560 (New to the top 10)Sporty new design, plus enhanced graphics and CPU, battery-extending technology and Lenovo apps for a great user experience.  Up to Intel® Core i5 (2.40GHz 1333MHz 3MB), Up to Genuine Windows® 7 HomePremium 64, Up to 8GB total memory, Up to 500GB hard drive,  15.6″ widescreen. (11,606 unique views)

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8. Lenovo ThinkPad X201 (Previously #5) - The Lenovo ThinkPad X201 is a 12.1-inch screen ultraportable notebook that offers the latest Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors.  The X201 has an amazing 6+ hour battery life, integrated touchpad and pointing stick, full sized keyboard and the typical excellent ThinkPad build quality users have come to expect. (11,512 unique views)

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9. Dell Inspiron 15R (N5110) (New to the top 10) 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. (10,730 unique views)

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10. Lenovo ThinkPad X120e (New to the top 10) At just under 3 lbs, the 11.6-inch Lenovo ThinkPad X120e is an ultraportable netbook with Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit) or Professional (64-bit). Choose from 2GB or 4GB DDR3 SDRAM. Hard drive has 320GB of storage space at 5400rpm. Battery is 6 cell, Li-Ion, 57 Whr. CPU: AMD E-350 with AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics. (9,388 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 May:

11. HP EliteBook 8560p - 9,228 unique views, 1.07%% of all product views
12. Asus K53E-B1 - 9,159 unique views, 1.07%% of all product views
13. Alienware m11x - 8,863 unique views, 1.03%% of all product views
14. Sony VAIO Y (YB) - 8,639 unique views, 1.01%% of all product views
15. Asus G73JH - 8,347 unique views, 0.97%% of all product views
16. Dell Inspiron 15R - 7,991 unique views, 0.93%% of all product views
17. Dell Latitude E6410 - 6,720 unique views, 0.78%% of all product views
18. HP G62 - 6,662 unique views, 0.78%% of all product views
19. Lenovo ThinkPad T420s - 5,491 unique views, 0.64%% of all product views
20. Dell Latitude 2120 - 5,409 unique views, 0.63%% 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 May:

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 May:

  1. Asus.G1S.Resource.Thread (poster Irathi, posted 5/11/2011, 152879 views, 556 replies)
  2. M18x Makes Landfall! Pictures, Videos, Unboxing Thoughts, etc. Share away! (poster BatBoy, posted 5/15/2011, 44826 views, 656 replies)
  3. M18x Order Status Discussion (poster BatBoy, posted 5/3/2011, 33485 views, 1028 replies)
  4. Envy 14 Sandy Bridge June 15 (poster kangu, posted 5/8/2011, 23027 views, 200 replies)
  5. M14X Shuts Down on Battery (poster GabeZ, posted 5/1/2011, 19793 views, 313 replies)
  6. *OFFICIAL* M18x Owner’s Lounge Thread (poster BatBoy, posted 5/4/2011, 18572 views, 380 replies)
  7. M11x – The Witcher 2 Discussion (Problems, Fixes, Gameplay, Etc.) (poster dmfky, posted 5/16/2011, 16894 views, 172 replies)
  8. The Witcher 2 Performance Issues SOLVED (poster Disgustipated, posted 5/22/2011, 14380 views, 26 replies)
  9. m18x to get GTX 560m and ‘other exciting GPU options’ in June (poster Shaden, posted 5/14/2011, 14197 views, 192 replies)
  10. Witcher 2 GPU benchmarks (poster Jcyle, posted 5/17/2011, 13751 views, 120 replies)
  11. The Witcher 2 (poster MrFong, posted 5/16/2011, 13346 views, 175 replies)
  12. Lenovo Y470 Official Owners Thread (poster nightspearx, posted 5/10/2011, 10853 views, 137 replies)
  13. Linux on the X220 (poster akavlie, posted 5/3/2011, 10670 views, 96 replies)
  14. ATI/AMD Official WHQL Drivers 11.5 and 11.5a Released (poster Nekki, posted 5/9/2011, 10636 views, 93 replies)
  15. Thinkpad Edge E420s Review (poster santhosh.sivajothi, posted 5/2/2011, 10090 views, 58 replies)
  16. mSATA FAQ: A Basic Primer (poster LoneWolf15, posted 5/1/2011, 9667 views, 94 replies)
  17. M6600 Owners Thread (poster tomcom2k, posted 5/22/2011, 9151 views, 98 replies)
  18. **M17xR1, R2, R3 – The Witcher 2 Performance/Problem Discussion** (poster Sevrez, posted 5/17/2011, 8109 views, 31 replies)
  19. 14x SATA II, SATA III Benchmark Comparison – BIOS Enabled or Disabled Discussion (poster anand00x, posted 5/11/2011, 7178 views, 174 replies)
  20. M18x Memory Discussion Thread (poster Seblock, posted 5/3/2011, 6988 views, 151 replies)

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