Being that itâ€™s the first of the month, I bring you the Top 10 (11 technically) Ultraportable/Small Laptops of February 2006, based on reader interest. This list is in order.
1) ASUS W5F
2) Fujitsu LifeBook P1510D
3) Dell Inspiron 700M
4) Sony VAIO VGN-TX690P
5) Lenovo ThinkPad X60/ThinkPad X60s
6) Toshiba M400 Tablet PC
7) MSI S262
8) Averatec 1050
9) Flybook V3
10) Fujitsu LifeBook P7120
Stats of the list:
* Three were convertibles – they have both a Touchscreen/Tablet PC interface as well as a physical keyboard (LifeBook P1510D, Toshiba M400, Flybook V3).
* Four had displays smaller than 11 inches (Flybook, Fujitsus, Averatec).
* Five were powered by Intelâ€™s new Core Duo/Core Solo CPUs (four if you count the ThinkPad X60 and X60s together) – ASUS W5F, ThinkPad X60/X60s, Toshiba M400, MSI S262.
* Eight returned from the January 2006 list.
You can also view the Top Ultraportable Laptops of January 2006. Last monthâ€™s list contained eight laptops that made it into Februaryâ€™s list, in this order:
1)Fujitsu LifeBook P1510D
3)Dell Inspiron 700M
4)Sony VAIO VGN-TX690P
6) Flybook V3
7) Averatec 3700
8) Fujitsu LifeBook P7120
9) Lenovo ThinkPad X60 and ThinkPad X60s
10) Acer TravelMate TMC204TMi C204
Itâ€™s interesting that the top four remained unchanged in February, with the Averatec 1050 being pushed down by new Intel Core Duo laptops – the ThinkPad X60/X60s, Toshibaâ€™s M400 Tablet PC, and MSIâ€™s S262. The Averatec 3700 series and Acer TravelMate C204 were pushed out of the list by the new Toshiba M400 Tablet PC and the MSI S262.