Most Popular Laptops for September 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 September Dell continued to do well on the charts with their Inspiron and Vostro line of notebooks.


1520 1. Dell Inspiron 1520 (Previously #1) – Dell announced the Inspiron 1520 at the end of June and since then the Inspiron 1520 has been tearing up the charts. This Dell mainstream 15.4" has the Intel Santa Rosa platform on board and comes in 8-different color selections. As usual, it can be configured to your heart’s delight.
Dell Dell Vostro 1500 2. Dell Vostro 1500 (Previously #2) – The Dell Vostro 1500 is much like the Inspiron 1520 — it has a 15.4" display, the same build and for the most part the same port configuration. However, it is aimed at business users and is therefore all black in its looks. You can also configure it with Windows XP. The Vostro 1500 comes with the latest Intel Santa Rosa platform.
Lenovo ThinkPad T60 3. Lenovo ThinkPad T61 (Previously #3) – The ThinkPad T61 was released in May and is still holding strong on 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.
Sony VAIO SZ 4. Sony VAIO SZ (Previously #6) – Performance in a small package, that sums up the Sony VAIO SZ. The bright glossy 13.3" display is powered by dedicated graphics and the Intel Santa Rosa platform for an extra performance boost. Sony recently released the VAIO SZ6 series.
m1330 5. Dell XPS M1330 (Previously #4) – The XPS M1330 stays solid on the charts at #5 for the month. The M1330 is a 13.3" portable notebook with the Intel Santa Rosa processor, Nvidia 8400M graphics and slick looks. The M1330 is available in red, black and white color lid options.
dv6000t 6. HP Pavilion dv6500t (Previously #7) – The HP dv6500t is a 15.4" widescreen display laptop that has the latest Intel Santa Rosa platform. It offers a very nice imprint finish glossy design and comes with a very reasonable price tag, starting at about $1,000 with some configurations.
Dell Dell Vostro 1400 7. Dell Vostro 1400 (Previously #5) – The Dell Vostro 1400 is a 14.1" business laptop from Dell. Surprisingly it’s even more popular than the Dell Inspiron 1420 consumer notebook that offers color lid options. Maybe the black look and 30-day satisfaction guarantee is powering this notebook up the charts.
Apple Apple MacBook Pro (Core 2 Duo 2.33GHz, 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD, 17-inch) 8. Apple MacBook Pro (Previously #10) – Power, beauty and utility sum up the MacBook Pro. The MacBook Pro is available in 15.4" or 17" format and comes with the Core 2 Duo processor and Nvidia 8600 graphics.
Lenovo ThinkPad T60 9. Lenovo ThinkPad T60 (Previously #6) – The ThinkPad T60 is the predecessor to the T61 that comes with either a 14" or 15" display and is powered by a Core 2 Duo processor. It just keeps on holding on, even though it’s been out for well over a year now.
HP HP Pavilion dv9500t 10. HP Pavilion dv9500t (New to top ten) – The HP dv9500t is a desktop replacement style 17" screen notebook. It’s the big brother of the HP dv6500t. The dv9500t can be configured with a Core 2 Duo processor and Nvidia 8600 graphics card for potential gaming performance.


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

11. Toshiba Satellite A200 / A205

12. HP Pavilion dv6000t

13. Lenovo (IBM) ThinkPad X61

14. HP Pavilion dv2500t

15. Dell Inspiron 1420

16. HP Pavilion dv6000z

17. Sony VAIO FZ

18. Sony VAIO CR

19. HP Pavilion dv2000t

20. Lenovo (IBM) ThinkPad R61


To see how the Top 10 Notebooks of August 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 20 Threads for September

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 September:

  1. Top Vista Tweaks You Can Find! (I’M ADDING MORE) (poster flamenko, posted 9/7/2007, 32,620 views, 460 replies)
  2. Installing Windows XP on the dvx500t Series (poster mujjuman, posted 9/4/2007, 11,174 views, 149 replies)
  3. Grainy Samsung WSXGA+ replaced with LG = Perfect! (poster rage), posted 9/10/2007, 8,353 views, 245 replies)
  4. Nvidia VGA Bios modification/flash/restore guide (poster bigspin, posted 9/26/2007, 6,931 views, 163 replies)
  5. C90S w/8600M GT 256MB GDDR3 (poster GenTechPC, posted 9/17/2007, 6,676 views, 219 replies)
  6. Asus F8 with HD2600 real photo!! (poster mastha212, posted 9/3/2007, 6,413 views, 114 replies)
  7. Installing Windows XP on Dell Inspiron 1520 (poster dzi921, posted 9/3/2007, 4,745 views, 33 replies)
  8. Finish the Story Thread (if this works out…) (poster Howie, posted 9/9/2007, 4,565 views, 1393 replies)
  9. HP Compaq 8510p User Review (poster lungboy, posted 9/11/2007, 4,493 views, 38 replies)
  10. High Pitch (Whine) Noise Issue – Dell to fix by BIOS update (poster rage), posted 9/16/2007, 4,354 views, 62 replies)
  11. HP Pavilion dv2600 Verve Edition Laptop Coming this Week (poster Andrew, posted 9/16/2007, 4,139 views, 38 replies)
  12. 8800M – worth waiting for? (poster nka389, posted 9/4/2007, 3,998 views, 65 replies)
  13. T61P review – poor CS, defective screen, (poster MonsterMaxx, posted 9/4/2007, 3,903 views, 68 replies)
  14. New Dell XPS M1730 Now Available on (poster Andrew, posted 9/25/2007, 3,870 views, 50 replies)
  15. Lenovo Customer Service Tragedy (poster royco, posted 9/18/2007, 3,830 views, 89 replies)
  16. GeForce 8600M GT – Will it play BIOSHOCK? (poster Irish James, posted 9/1/2007, 3,827 views, 40 replies)
  17. Dell XPS M1730 First Look (poster Andrew, posted 9/26/2007, 3,767 views, 45 replies)
  18. Is the T61 really cool and quiet? (poster stringbeans85, posted 9/1/2007, 3,721 views, 113 replies)
  19. Dell Latitude D830 User Review (poster freefisheater, posted 9/8/2007, 3,694 views, 66 replies)
  20. New Dell Precision M6300 Announced (poster Kevin, posted 9/4/2007, 3,666 views, 56 replies)




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