Most Popular Notebooks of July 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 July Toshiba stormed onto the charts with a slew of cheap notebook offerings that are highly configurable and easy to find in stores.

1. Toshiba Satellite A105 (Previously #6) – 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


2. 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 strong.  Sony VAIO SZ Reviews | Sony VAIO SZ User Opinions


Dell Inspiron e1505

3.  Dell Inspiron e1505 (Previously #3) – Holding steady on the charts the Inspiron e1505 is fully customizable including Core Duo processors, 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

4. Dell XPS M1210 (Previously #5) – The XPS M1210 moves up to #4 this month.  It’s a 12.1″ screen Core Duo notebook with an optional built-in web camera and EVDO.  And let’s not forget the optional nVidia Go 7400 card! Dell XPS M1210 Review | Dell XPS M1210 User Opinions

Lenovo ThinkPad T60

5. Lenovo ThinkPad T60 (Previously #4) – The ThinkPad T60 falls one spot to #5, 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 6. Apple MacBook (Previously #2) – Falling a few spots but remaining popular this month is the Apple MacBook.  Take the power of the Intel Core Duo processor to go, starting at just $1099. 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

Sony Sony VAIO FE670G - Core Duo T2300 1.66 GHz - 15.4

7. Sony VAIO FE (New to top 10) – The Sony VAIO FE is an Intel Core Duo 15.4″ widescreen notebook that was released earlier this year.  It’s the big brother of the VAIO SZ and sports similar stylish looks.  The VAIO FE is available in most retail stores and of course online.  Sony VAIO FE Reviews | Sony VAIO FE User Opinions
 Toshiba Toshiba M105-S3011 Satellite Notebook PC 8. Toshiba Satellite M105 (New to top 10) – The Toshiba M105 is a 14.1″ screen notebook and is the slightly smaller brother of the #1 Toshiba A105 15.4″ notebook.  It can be configured with a powerful Core Duo processor or more cheaply with the Intel Celeron.  The good price and wide availability in stores throughout the U.S. and Canada makes this a popular notebook for buyers.  Toshiba Satellite M105 Reviews | Toshiba Satellite M105 User Opinions

Apple Apple MacBook Pro (1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo)

9. Apple MacBook Pro (Previously #8) – Not as popular as its cheaper and smaller MacBook cousin, the Pro falls a spot in popularity from last month.  The MacBook Pro offers an Intel Core Duo processor, ATI X1600 video card and DVI output. Apple MacBook Pro Reviews | Apple MacBook Pro User Opinions
Acer Acer Aspire 5672WLMi - Core Duo T2300 1.66 GHz - 15.4
10. Acer Aspire 5672 (New to top 10) – The Acer Aspire 5672 is 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


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

11. HP Pavilion dv5000t
12. Dell Inspiron e1405
13. Acer Aspire 5102
14. Sony VAIO FS
15. Acer TravelMate 8200
16. Dell Latitude D620
17. Compaq & HP Compaq Presario v2000
18. HP Pavilion dv2000
19. HP Pavilion dv8000t
20. Toshiba Satellite P105

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

To see how the Top 10 Notebooks of June 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.

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