Big in Japan: Sony Vaio P is the best netbook, newspaper says


Sony’s foray into the growing netbook market with the Vaio P (which Sony itself doesn’t call a netbook) caused considerable interest in the blogosphere, especially in Japan. And it’s the best netbook in that country. This is at least what a report by Japan’s biggest business newspaper, The Nikkei, suggests.

The newspaper conducted a study to find out which netbooks were the best in Japanese electronics stores between January 1 and February 8 (based on factors such as performance, price, design, portability and ease of use).

The result:

1. Sony Vaio P (solid hardware, slow OS)
2. Acer Aspire One AOD150-B73 (easy to use)
3. Lenovo Japan Ideapad S10e (good cost performance)
4. Asus EeePC 1000H-X (long battery life, bad design)
5. Onkyo Sotec C102 (beautiful design)

What do you think? Does this ranking make sense?

Via The Nikkei [registration required, paid subscription]