I have compiled a list of the top 15 ultraportable laptops, based on page views here at Ultraportable Laptops and Notebooks. Page views aren’t the most accurate way to gauge what the best laptop is, however they do reflect the amount of interest, and in this case I used both page views of the laptops as well as news stories. It covers October (when we moved to the small-laptops.com domain) through the end of December, 2005, however based on what I’ve read over the past year or so, and the amount of press certain laptops have received, I feel it’s probably fairly accurate – it includes a mix of both older laptops that were refreshed last year as well as new models. Where there were varying models between regions, I’ve taken that into account and added them together (under their most common model name).
If you would like to vote on what laptop you think was the top laptop of 2005, on the lower right hand side of the website is a poll – you can either choose one already listed or add your own.
I have also compiled some statistics that some of you may find interesting – including the fact that five out of the fifteen were Tablet PCs or had Tablet PC functionality, that ten had widescreen displays, and that ten had internal optical drives.
The Top 5
You can read the full list here.