Top Desktops for October 2009

Top Desktops for October 2009

Each month we compile data for the number of times a particular desktop is viewed on this site’s product pages to get an idea for what mainstream consumers are looking at and thinking about buying. While these desktops aren’t necessarily the most popular in terms of sales, they are the most popular based on the number of times our visitors clicked on them.

In that sense, think of this list as the most clickable desktops of the month … the desktops that most of the people visiting this site are interested in learning about. Keep in mind that clicks directly on the Most Viewed Desktops list do notcount toward the total in order to keep the list as fair as possible each month. The only clicks that count toward the monthly totals come from web searches like Google or from visitors who have clicked on a desktop after visiting our database or inside our forums.

For the first time, the Dell Studio XPS has been knocked off its number one perch since we reviewed it a year ago. Still a great value, it’s no surprise at how popular its been. It was replaced with another Dell desktop, the Studio XPS 8000 which takes Intel’s Core i5 CPUs and puts them in a sleek, redesigned case. Other surprises were the addition of the Acer Aspire easyStore H340, which jumped into the top ten, as well as the rise in popularity of Dell’s OptiPlex – due no doubt to our piece on running Windows 7 in the workplace.

1. Dell Studio XPS 8000(New to the Top 10) – Transform your screen into the ultimate entertainment empire with the new Studio XPS 8000. This sleek and sophisticated desktop boasts new Intel Corei5 and i7 processors, 3D capabilities and stunning graphics options with plenty of room for expandability. Its confident design will leave you speechless, while its powerful features will keep you coming back for more.

2. Dell Studio XPS(Previously #1)The Studio XPS desktop features an Intel Core i7-920 processor. Base model includes 3GB DDR3 memory, 500GB hard drive, 16x CD/DVD burner, 256MB ATI Radeon graphics, and Windows Vista Home Premium. View’s Review for the Dell Studio XPS

3. Dell OptiPlex 360(Previously #7) – The OptiPlex 360 Desktop comes standard with an Intel Celeron 440 processor, 17″ flat panel monitor, 1 GB DDR2 memory installed, and Windows Vista Business. View’s Review for the Dell OptiPlex 775

4. Acer Aspire easyStore H340(New to the Top 10)– The Acer Aspire easyStore is a four-bay home server unit that runs Microsoft’s Windows Home Server (WHS) operating system. It uses an Intel Atom 230 single-core CPU at 1.6GHz and 2GB of RAM. It comes with one 1TB SATA hard drive.

View’s Review for the Acer Aspire easyStore H340

5. Lenovo IdeaCentre A600(Remained at #5) The Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 is an all-in-one system that features a 21.5 inch HD panel, Intel Core 2 Duo processor, and up to 1TB of hard drive space.

View’s Review for the Lenovo IdeaCentre A600

6. Apple Mac Mini(Previously #2) – The Apple Mac Mini utilizes an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated and a 2.5-inch hard drive to maintain its diminutive size.

View’s Review for the Apple Mac Mini

7. HP Pavilion Elite m9600t(Previously #8) – The HP Pavilion Elite m9600t is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor and is configured with either 3 or 4GB DDR3 system memory. It’s geared toward multimedia enthusiasts, though its specs also make it attractive to gamers on a budget.

View’s Review for the HP Pavlion Elite m9600t

8. Dell Studio Slim(Previously #3) – The Dell Studio Slim desktop features an Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 processor, 3 GB RAM installed, 16X DVD+/-RW Drive, multimedia keyboard, optical USB mouse, and a 500 GB hard drive.

View’s Review for the Dell Studio Slim

9. HP TouchSmart(Previously #4) – The HP TouchSmart IQ800t series PC’s come with 25″ hi-def widescreen with next generation touchscreen technology. It also features Intel or AMD processors.

View’s Review for the HP TouchSmart IQ506

10. Dell Studio One 19(Previously #11)– The Dell Studio One 19 is an all-in-one desktop system. It features a solid glass 18.5″ widescreen display, optional multitouch, five different colors and several different configurations. Each model is also equipped with a 1.3 megapixel webcam, integrated HD audio and DVD/RW with optional upgrade to Blu-ray drive.

View’s Review for the Dell Studio One 19

The rest of these machines were still popular enough to rank, just not in the Top 10:

11. Dell Inspiron 537(Previously #10)

12. Lenovo ThinkCentre A58(Previously #9)

13. HP Pavilion Slimline s3500f(Previously #12)

14. HP Compaq Business Desktop dc5850(Previously #13)

15. Alienware Area-51(Previously #6)

16. Lenovo IdeaCentre K230

17. HP Pavilion Slimline s5150t

18. Lenovo ThinkCentre A62(Previously #16)

19. Dell OptiPlex 760

20. Lenovo IdeaCentre K220(Previously #14)

Remember, to get advice on which desktop to buy don’t just go with what’s popular, visit our What Desktop Should I Buyforum to ask what everyone else thinks you should buy based on your needs.

To get an idea of what users were talking about in our forums over the last month, here are the top 20 threads on the forums, in terms of popularity and page count:

  1. Are you ready for the GPU war? (poster mtarm1, posted 10/2/)
  2. SSD Drives – Worth the Cost ? (poster Mr.Succeed, posted 10/9/)
  3. Apple updates iMac with Core i7 and huge displays (poster J.R. Nelson, posted 10/20/)
  4. First desktop builder here =D (poster shortstuf4life, posted 10/9/)
  5. Would love to pick your brain on that rig (poster kampa, posted 10/20/)
  6. Good small but powerful gaming PC. (poster GIG.AD, posted 10/7/)
  7. Case Modding: painting a case (poster wildboyz, posted 10/1/)
  8. Dell studio xps 8000 ordered, quick question (poster Pimsley, posted 10/6/)
  9. AMD Athlon II X2 240e and X3 435 CPU Review (poster J.R. Nelson, posted 10/21/)
  10. Recommendation: Casual Gamer/Multimedia (poster philliyxx, posted 10/1/)
  11. Core I7 bloodrage problems (poster Cpt.Derrek, posted 10/1/)
  12. Dell UltraSharp 2209WA Review (poster Greg, posted 10/17/)
  13. Dell Studio XPS 435MT Graphics Card Upgrade (poster Kage, posted 10/10/)
  14. Recommendation for School Desktop (poster RedBull, posted 10/15/)
  15. OCZ Vertex Turbo 120 SSD Review (poster J.R. Nelson, posted 10/19/)
  16. Extreme gaming computer request (poster Bobcake, posted 10/29/)
  17. Budget Gaming Rig for $600 (need approval) (poster DarkxBlazer, posted 10/18/)
  18. Dell Studio XPS 8000 PSU size (poster kclai, posted 10/24/)
  19. WHAT is best upgrade? (poster Uzen, posted 10/3/)
  20. Build or Dell for Windows 7? Please advise? (poster wowmusic, posted 10/25/)





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