We reveal the 10 most popular technology product reviews of 2010, and what makes them interesting.

2010 has been a great year in technology. We started at CES looking at multiple variables on the slate or tablet PC, as well as e-book readers and netbooks with multiple screens, and we end the year anticipating the Apple iPad 2 and a plethora of new tablets. It's hard to believe that we hadn't even heard of the Apple iPad a year ago.

There are 5,500 reviews available on PC Advisor, and we publish at least 100 each month. Over the past 12 months 15 million people have visited PC Advisor, vewing 35 million pages. We took a look at which  reviews they looked at most, to see which products were of the most interest to technology fans in 2010. The results make interesting reading.

So here our the Top 10 Most Popular Technology Reviews of 2010

Number 10: Dell Inspiron 15-1564 15in value laptop

The Dell Inspiron 15 is a 15.6in value for money all-purpose budget laptop. The Dell Inspiron 15-1564 we tested is based on Intel's "Arrandale" Core i3 processor, has a full-sized keyboard, good looks and overall performance. It may not be the most exciting or innovative use of technology, but there's no disputing the popularity of inexpensive portable computing. And the Dell Inspiron 15-1564 is exactly that.

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Number 9: Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 internet security suite

The 2010 iteration of Kaspersky's internet security suite, Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 earns high scores for strong malware detection, efficient performance, and a well-designed interface. Security software is important to every Windows PC user, and Kaspersky is one of the best.

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Number 8: Dell Studio 15 15in laptop

Another 15in budget laptop from Dell, the Dell Studio 15 is an affordable 15in-screen laptop, now available with the latest high-performance Intel Core i5 dual-core processor. It's combination of price and performance proved a winner with PC Advisor readers.

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Number 7: Samsung R580 15in laptpop

The Samsung R580 is a luxurious and powerful 15in-screen laptop, sporting an Intel Core i3 processor and new nVidia graphics, and available for less than £600. Proving, if proof were needed, that 2010 is the year of the affordable 15in laptop!

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Number 6: Apple iPhone 4

The Apple iPhone 4 is the thinnest smartphone in the world with the highest resolution display ever built into a phone handset. It is a thing of beauty, and a strong contender for our Gadget of the Year. Read our full Apple iPhone 4 review to find out if it should be your next mobile phone.

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We reveal the 10 most popular technology product reviews of 2010, and what makes them interesting.

Number 5: Microsoft Office 2010

After Microsoft Office 2007, did Microsoft get it right this time? PC Advisor tests and rates Microsoft Office 2010, and explains whether you should upgrade. And you should upgrade.

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Number 4: Apple iPad

Apple has earned a reputation as the maker of some of the most elegant and user-friendly computers, music players and smartphones in the business. Yet the Apple iPad may be the most impressive piece of Apple hardware we’ve handled. We loved it, and you did too.

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Number 3: Microsoft Windows 7

With its Windows 7 OS, Microsoft got the basics right. It just works, and after Microsoft Windows Vista that may be enough to make it a winner. PC Advisor's in-depth expert review tells you everything you need to know, which made it the third most popular review of 2010.

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Number 2: Microsoft Security Essentials

When we looked at the beta of Microsoft Security Essentials in 2009, we were impressed with its clean, easy-to-use interface, but less so with its sluggish scan speed. Our more recent review of Microsoft Security Essentials - the third Microsoft product in our list - shows that this still holds true for Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0; alas, it hasn't kept pace with newer antivirus products when it comes to detecting malware.

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Number 1: Apple iMac

Microsoft may have three reviews in the top 10, but so does Apple, and Apple sneaks the top spot with it's perennially popular Apple iMac. This particular Apple iMac design lends itself more towards use as central part of a home entertainment centre, as well as boasting top-end performance.

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