It’s that time once again, to bring you the Top 10 Ultraportable/Small Laptops of March 2006, based on reader interest. The list is in order of interest based on page views.
1) ASUS W5F (#1 in February, #2 in January)
2) Fujitsu LifeBook P1510D (#2 in February, #1 in January)
3) Lenovo ThinkPad X60 (#5 in February, #9 in January)
4) Dell Inspiron 700M (#4 in February, #3 in January)
5)ThinkPad X60s (Tied for #5 in February, #9 in January)
6) Toshiba M400 Tablet PC (#6 in February, Not ranked in January)
7) MSI S262 (#7 in February, Not ranked in January)
8) Sony VAIO VGN-TX690P (#4 in February and January)
9) Flybook V3 (#9 in February, #6 in January)
10) Averatec 1050 (#8 in February, #5 in January)
If we count the ThinkPad X60 and X60s together, the #10 Laptop would be:
11) Sony VAIO VGN-TX790P
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).
* Three had displays smaller than 11 inches (Flybook, Fujitsu, Averatec).
* Five were powered by Intel’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.
* Nine returned from the February 2006 list (the Fujitsu LifeBook P7120 dropped out).
* Seven returned from the January 2006 list.
* Only one newcomer – the Sony VAIO VGN-TX790P, which is the replacement/upgrade for the TX690P.
* Two are “budget” ultraportable notebooks – the Averatec and the Dell 700M (which has been replaced by Inspiron 710M).