Most Popular Laptops for October 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 October.

 

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 Dell Inspiron 15R is still in the lead for the fifth month in a row, proving to be one of the most popular laptops we’ve had for a while. The Asus U36S is a MacBook Pro competitor, and is new to the most popular list; it occupies the #2 spot. The Lenovo G570 budget-priced notebook is in the #3 position for the second month in a row. The Dell XPS 15z made a huge plummet from the #2 position to #8.

 

1. Dell Inspiron 15R (N5110) (Still #1) – 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. (35,738 unique views)

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2.  Asus U36S (New to the top 10) – The 13.3-inch Asus U36 is an ultraportable notebook with a 0.75″ thin chassis. The system supports up to 8GB of memory at 1333MHz and up to a 640GB hard drive at 5400rpm. The 8-cell 5600 mAh/83 Whr battery has been tested to provide over 8 hours of life. (21,310 unique views)

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3. Lenovo G570 (Still #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). (15,039 unique views)

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4. Lenovo ThinkPad T420 (Back in the top 10) – The Lenovo ThinkPad T420 is 14-inch business notebook with an anti-glare screen and a second-generation Intel dual-core processor. Users can choose from two screen resolutions: 1366 x 768 or 1600 x 900 and can configure the system with up to 4GB DDR3 RAM at 1333MHz. Intel SSDs are also available for configuration. (13,835 unique views)

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5. HP ProBook 4520s (Still #5) – 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. (13,622 unique views)

View the NotebookReview.com Review for the HP ProBook 4520s


6. HP Pavilion g6 (Still #6) – 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. (12,065 unique views)

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7. Lenovo ThinkPad X220 (Previously #4) – 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. (11,919 unique views)

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8.  Dell XPS 15z (Previously #2) – 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. (11,551 unique views)

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9. Toshiba Satellite L735-S3220RD (New to the top 10) – The Toshiba Satellite L735-S3220RD is a consumer-oriented notebook with a 13.3-inch 720p display. The system is equipped with 4GB of memory at 1333MHz and has a 640GB Toshiba hard drive at 5400rpm. It comes with a 6-cell, 48 Wh Li-ion battery that was tested by Toshiba to provide 6.12 hours of life. (9,908 unique views)

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10. HP ProBook 5330m (New to the top 10) – The ProBook 5330m is less than 1-inch thin, features a dual-tone color scheme, brushed aluminum chassis and backlit keyboard and is HP’s first business notebook to offer “Beats Audio” with software-enhanced audio playback over the built-in speakers and the earphone jack. The ProBook 5330m features a 13.3-inch anti-glare display (1366×768) and second-generation Intel Core i-series processors, including the dual-core i3 and i5 variants. It does not have an internal optical drive but weighs only 4.0 lbs. (6,849 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 October:

11. Asus G53 – 6,416 unique views, 0.64%% of all product views
12. Lenovo ThinkPad W520 – 6,078 unique views, 0.60%% of all product views
13. Dell Inspiron 15R – 6,005 unique views, 0.60%% of all product views
14. Lenovo ThinkPad T420s – 5,974 unique views, 0.59%% of all product views
15. HP Envy 14 – 5,928 unique views, 0.59%% of all product views
16. Asus U31SD-A1 – 4,712 unique views, 0.47%% of all product views
17. HP EliteBook 2560p – 4,683 unique views, 0.46%% of all product views
18. HP EliteBook 8560p – 3,903 unique views, 0.39%% of all product views
19. Asus K53E-B1 – 3,725 unique views, 0.37%% of all product views
20. Alienware M17x R3 – 3,630 unique views, 0.36%% 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 October

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 October:

  1. Kobalt Computers Officially out of business (poster lucia, posted 10/12/2011, 22325 views, 356 replies)
  2. Samsung Series 7 Laptops – 14″ Model (NP700Z3) (poster Phil, posted 10/3/2011, 13819 views, 62 replies)
  3. Asus UX31E Zenbook/Ultrabook Owners Lounge (poster GuywithSocks, posted 10/16/2011, 13205 views, 136 replies)
  4. M17x – Battlefield 3 Discussion Thread (poster Lanner7, posted 10/24/2011, 8677 views, 226 replies)
  5. M17xR3 – VBIOS UPDATED (10/12) – nVidia GeForce 460M/580M/560M (see post#1) (poster bluejamesbond, posted 10/5/2011, 8443 views, 105 replies)
  6. Dell 580m “throttle” contact group (poster 0x29A, posted 10/6/2011, 7543 views, 247 replies)
  7. Battlefield 3 on the G73-jh (poster Andrei Pavel, posted 10/25/2011, 7107 views, 115 replies)
  8. iPhone 4s?!?!?! WHAT IS THIS (poster Kaelang, posted 10/4/2011, 6645 views, 246 replies)
  9. For the slow Ios 5 download (poster niko2021, posted 10/12/2011, 5828 views, 15 replies)
  10. Modified vbios for GTX580M at widezu69’s request (poster Saltius, posted 10/7/2011, 5680 views, 197 replies)
  11. [Battlefield 3 – Release Client] M11x Video/Gameplay/Benchmark (All inclusive) Thread (poster DeeVu, posted 10/25/2011, 5270 views, 104 replies)
  12. AlienHead LED works OK? Or only work with a screen light? (Only M17xR3) (poster mikeypinero, posted 10/6/2011, 5240 views, 161 replies)
  13. RAGE M18x Discussion thread (poster mharidas, posted 10/5/2011, 5169 views, 56 replies)
  14. RIP Steve Jobs (poster KPot2004, posted 10/5/2011, 4979 views, 86 replies)
  15. Nvidia WHQL driver 285.62 (poster widezu69, posted 10/24/2011, 4858 views, 81 replies)
  16. Will it be possible! nVidia 580 in a M15x (poster Jeehan, posted 10/9/2011, 4765 views, 68 replies)
  17. MSI GT683DX(R)/MS-16F2 AMD RADEON HD 6990M Succeed! (poster dragon290513, posted 10/15/2011, 4737 views, 133 replies)
  18. ASUS U36S Review: Better Than A MacBook Pro? Discussion (poster Charles P. Jefferies, posted 10/4/2011, 4678 views, 31 replies)
  19. Most Stable 6770m Driver? (poster KoreanEvoke, posted 10/5/2011, 4508 views, 68 replies)
  20. Battlefield 3 (release version) on M18x – Discussion Thread (poster 0x29A, posted 10/24/2011, 4457 views, 109 replies)

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