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Most Popular Notebooks of May

Discussion in 'Notebook News and Reviews' started by Brian, Jun 2, 2006.

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  1. Brian

    Brian Working at 486 Speed NBR Reviewer

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    May has passed and with it a shakeup in our top 10 notebooks. The Lenovo T60 and Sony Vaio SZ retain control of the top two spots but after that we have four new entrants and Apple even owns two spots with their MacBook and MacBook Pro. Dell lost two units, but added two new ones to keep their manufacturer lead of 4 notebooks in the top 10.

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    1. <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productFamilyID=720&amp;ref=list&amp;display=priceDetail" >Lenovo ThinkPad T60</A> (Previously #1) - The ThinkPad T60 is 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&nbsp;and optional integrated WAN. Lenovo <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productID=15447&amp;display=reviewDetail" >ThinkPad T60 Reviews</A> | <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productID=15447&amp;display=opinionDetail" >Lenovo ThinkPad T60 User Opinions</A>

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    2. <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productFamilyID=715&amp;ref=list&amp;display=priceDetail" >Sony VAIO SZ</A> (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. <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productID=15137&amp;display=reviewDetail" >Sony VAIO SZ Reviews</A> | <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productID=15137&amp;display=opinionDetail" >Sony VAIO SZ User Opinions</A>

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    3. <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productFamilyID=798&amp;ref=list&amp;display=priceDetail">Apple MacBook</A> (New) - 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. <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productID=15888&amp;productFamilyID=798&amp;display=reviewDetail">Apple MacBook Reviews </A>| <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productID=15888&amp;productFamilyID=798&amp;display=opinionDetail">Apple MacBook User Opinions</A>

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    4. <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productFamilyID=749&amp;ref=list&amp;display=priceDetail" >Dell Inspiron e1505</A> (Previously #3) - 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. <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productID=15369&amp;display=reviewDetail" >Dell Inspiron e1505 Reviews</A> | <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productID=15369&amp;display=opinionDetail" >Dell Inspiron e1505 User Opinions</A>

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    5. <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productFamilyID=708&amp;ref=list&amp;display=priceDetail" >Apple MacBook Pro</A> (Previously #7) - Apple's MacBook Pro is one of the nicest looking notebooks on the market. It's not all about beauty though, the MacBook Pro offers an Intel Core Duo processor, ATI X1600 video card and DVI output. <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productID=15195&amp;display=reviewDetail" >Apple MacBook Pro Reviews</A> | <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productID=15195&amp;display=opinionDetail" >Apple MacBook Pro User Opinions</A>

    </TD></TR> <TR> <TD>&nbsp;[​IMG]</TD> <TD>6. <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productFamilyID=784&amp;ref=list&amp;display=priceDetail">Dell Inspiron e1405</A> (New) - The Dell Inspiron e1405 is a 14.1" screen portable laptop featuring the Intel Core Duo or Core Solo processor. The e1405 weighs in at about 5.3lbs so it's easy enough to carry around yet has a large enough screen for comfortable viewing. <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productID=15841&amp;productFamilyID=784&amp;display=reviewDetail">Dell Inspiron e1405 Reviews</A> | <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productID=15841&amp;productFamilyID=784&amp;display=opinionDetail">Dell Inspiron e1405 User Opinions</A></TD></TR> <TR> <TD>&nbsp;[​IMG]</TD> <TD>7. <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productFamilyID=713&amp;ref=list&amp;display=priceDetail" >Acer TravelMate 8200</A> (Previously #6) - Acer goes all out with this 15.4" wide screen model. The TravelMate 8200 boasts a Core Duo processor, high resolution display and an ATI x1600 video card with 256MB RAM. <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productID=15043&amp;display=reviewDetail" >Acer TravelMate 8200 Reviews</A> | <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productID=15043&amp;display=opinionDetail" >Acer TravelMate 8200 User Opinions</A></TD></TR> <TR> <TD>&nbsp;[​IMG]</TD> <TD>8. <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productFamilyID=701&amp;ref=list&amp;display=priceDetail">Dell Inspiron e1705</A> (New) - The e1705 features a 17" screen with optional high resolution, glossy display. It also comes with optional Core Duo processors and NVIDIA dedicated graphics. <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productID=15366&amp;productFamilyID=701&amp;display=reviewDetail">Dell Inspiron e1705 Reviews </A>| <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productID=15366&amp;productFamilyID=701&amp;display=opinionDetail">Dell Inspiron e1705 User Opinions</A></TD></TR> <TR> <TD>&nbsp;

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    </TD> <TD>9. <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productFamilyID=740&amp;ref=list&amp;display=priceDetail" >Dell Inspiron 6400</A> (Previously #4) - The Inspiron 6400 is the Small Business equivalent to the e1505. It's a 15.4" widescreen model which is fully customizable including both Core Solo and Core Duo CPUs. <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productID=15292&amp;display=reviewDetail" >Dell Inspiron 6400 Reviews</A> | <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productID=15292&amp;display=opinionDetail" >Dell Inspiron 6400 User Opinions</A></TD></TR> <TR> <TD>&nbsp; <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="80%" border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD></TD> <TD>&nbsp;[​IMG]</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD> <TD>10.&nbsp;<A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productFamilyID=531&amp;display=priceDetail&amp;ref=list">Sony Vaio FS</A>&nbsp;(New) - The FS series from Sony offer fantastic 15.4" glossy widescreens in a sleek body. <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productID=15016&amp;productFamilyID=531&amp;display=reviewDetail">Sony Vaio FS Reviews</A> | <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productID=15016&amp;productFamilyID=531&amp;display=opinionDetail">Sony Vaio FS User Opinions</A></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

    Notebooks falling out of this month's Top 10:

    • <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productFamilyID=675&amp;ref=list&amp;display=priceDetail" >Dell XPS M140</A>
    • <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productFamilyID=714&amp;ref=list&amp;display=priceDetail" >Sony VAIO FE</A>
    • <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productFamilyID=702&amp;ref=list&amp;display=priceDetail" >Toshiba Satellite A105</A>
    • <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productFamilyID=716&amp;ref=list&amp;display=priceDetail" >Dell Inspiron 710m</A>

    Check out the Top 10 from last month, April's <A target=_blank href="http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=2914">most popular notebooks</A>.

     
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  2. coriolis

    coriolis Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Though not listed, I'd might as well mention the W3j and A8jm from ASUS, which were finally released last month :p
     
  3. lilredfoxie

    lilredfoxie Notebook Evangelist

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    Heh, the E1505 and its alter ego the 6400 took two of the popular slots
     
  4. jsis

    jsis Notebook Evangelist

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    What happened to the MacBook Pro? Makes you wonder how much Lenovo, Sony, and Dell paid Notebookreview

    hmmm...
     
  5. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies TG Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    The Macbook Pro moved up from #7 to #5.
    This is a community site - we're not paid by any company to change ratings or put bias in conent toward a certain company.
     
  6. CalebSchmerge

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    too bad more people don't buy asus, they are so good...its a shame
     
  7. Aero

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    Neat, I own #2 :D
     
  8. Sampson0420

    Sampson0420 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Asus seems overpriced for what you get and some of their models only have 1 dimm slot which is downright silly. What makes Asus so good again?? I've seen quite a few people mention their products. I need a $1200 with core duo 1.8, 1gb, 80gb, dedicated graphics, and dvdrw. I looked at the z62f i believe and couldnt get it configured the way I want for the right price. If you guys know a good cheap asus reseller, give me the heads up.
     
  9. ZaZ

    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    Perhaps you should post this in the "What Should I Buy?" forum after considering the FAQ.
     
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