Most Popular Notebooks of August 2006

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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 August the Toshiba Satellite A105 holds strong and notebooks with 13.3″ – 15.4″ sized screens dominate.

1. Toshiba Satellite A105 (Previously #1) – The Satellite A105 is popular for three reasons 1) It’s flexible in configuration and can be had for a cheap price of $520 with a Celeron processor 2) It’s available in nearly every store so people know about it 3) It’s a mainstream 15.4″ screen notebook that’s by far the most popular size notebook for first-time notebook buyers.  The A105 can be configured with a Celeron, Core Solo or Core Duo processor Toshiba Satellite A105 Reviews | Toshiba Satellite A105 User Opinions

Dell Inspiron e1505

2. Dell Inspiron e1505/ Inspiron 6400 (Previously #3) – Moving up a spot from July, 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. Dell has found a nice blend of performance and price with the e1505. Dell Inspiron e1505 Reviews | Dell Inspiron e1505 User Opinions



3. Sony VAIO SZ (Previously #2) – Performance in a small package, that sums up the Sony VAIO SZ. The bright glossy 13.3″ display is powered by dedicated graphics and a Core Duo processor. It’s been popular for a long time and is holding very strong.  Sony VAIO SZ Reviews | Sony VAIO SZ User Opinions

Lenovo ThinkPad T60

4. Lenovo ThinkPad T60 (Previously #5) – The ThinkPad T60 moves up a spot to #4, it’s a Core Duo machine that comes with either a 14″ or 15″ standard aspect ratio display. This thin and light is all about business, featuring one of the best keyboards in the industry, dual pointing devices and optional integrated WAN. Lenovo ThinkPad T60 Reviews | Lenovo ThinkPad T60 User Opinions

Apple MacBook

5. Apple MacBook (Previously #6) – The Core Duo based Apple MacBook is such a well rounded notebook, and demonstrates its popularity by moving up a spot last month.  Starting at just $1,099, choose MacBook in black or white, both with a brilliant, 13.3-inch glossy widescreen display. Nearly one inch thin, 5.2 pounds, 100% perfect for anyone who wants power in an affordable package. Apple MacBook Reviews | Apple MacBook User Opinions

 Acer Acer Aspire 5672WLMi - Core Duo T2300 1.66 GHz - 15.4 6. Acer Aspire 5672 (Previously #10) – The Acer Aspire 5672 has been out for sometime and continues to claw its way up the polls.  Highly popular because it has a high-end Intel Core Duo processor and a decent dedicated graphics card in the form of the ATI X1400 all for about $1,200.  It’s also easy to find in most any retail store.  Acer Aspire 5672 Reviews | Acer Aspire 5672 User Opinions

HP HP Pavilion dv2000t

7. HP Pavilion dv2000t (New to top 10) – The HP Pavilion dv2000t is a Core Duo or Core 2 Duo based 14.1″ widescreen notebook from HP.  It’s got a great design in the form of a black piano and wave pattern finish.  Best of all it’s highly configurable at and if you want to see it in person you can go to your local electronics retailer to take it for a test run. HP Pavilion dv2000t Reviews | HP Pavilion dv2000t User Opinions
 Acer Acer Aspire 5102WLMi - Turion 64 TL-50 1.6 GHz - 15.4 8. Acer Aspire 5102 (New to top 10) – The Acer Aspire 5102 is the only AMD Turion X2 notebook on the charts, but it’s coming on strong as it moves up.  The 5102 is a 15.4″ widescreen notebook that can be had for a great price, around $900.  You get a 120GB hard drive, dual core processor, integrated web camera, 5-in-1 card reader and DVD Super Multi drive burner all for that price — amazing!  The 5102 is available in electronics retail stores everywhere. Acer Aspire 5102 Reviews | Acer Aspire 5102 User Opinions

Toshiba Toshiba Tecra M5-S433 - Laptop

9. Toshiba Tecra M5 (New to top 10) – The Toshiba Tecra M5 is a 14.1″ Core Duo business laptop available online and in stores.  It’s one of the few business laptops that made it into our most popular list, and the second from this company in the Top 10.  Pricing for this machine starts at around $1,500.  Toshiba Tecra M5 Reviews | Toshiba Tecra M5 User Opinions

10. Dell XPS M1210 (Previously #5) – The XPS M1210 falls a few spots to #10 this month.  But it may start to climb again now that it’s available with Core 2 Duo. And let’s not forget the optional nVidia Go 7400 card! Dell XPS M1210 Review | Dell XPS M1210 User Opinions


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

11. HP Pavilion dv6000z
12. Sony VAIO FE
13. Lenovo (IBM) 3000 N100
14. HP Pavilion dv5000t
15. Sony VAIO FS
16. HP Pavilion dv8000t
17. Apple MacBook Pro
18. Toshiba Satellite M105
19. Compaq Presario v2000
20. Sony VAIO TX Series

Notebooks that fell out of this month’s Top 10:

To see how the Top 10 Notebooks of July 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.



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