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Viewsonic VNB101

Specifications

Viewsonic VNB101Notebook: Viewsonic VNB101
Processor: Intel Atom N280
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.0 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.1kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 65.5% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 60%, features: - %, display: 70% mobility: 40%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Viewsonic VNB101

ViewSonic VNB101 review
Source: CNet English
The 10.1-inch VNB101 is one of two netbooks available from display specialist ViewSonic. This model, the more advanced of the pair, is aimed at those who want to enjoy computing on the move for very little money. The ViewSonic VNB101 is small and highly portable but, that aside, it doesn't have a great deal going for it. The keys are fiddly, its battery life is nothing to get excited about and its multi-touch capability feels poorly implemented. It's fairly cheap, but we'd recommend taking a look at one of the many alternatives
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/05/2009
Rating: display: 80%
40% ViewSonic VNB101 review
Source: Techradar English

It's a usable and well-made portable, but one that ultimately proves unexceptional. The 10.1-inch chassis weighs 1.2kg and its slim design makes it easy to slip into hand luggage. While the VNB101 is well made and usable, its only stand-out feature is its quick-boot feature, which you'll use all the time or not at all. Combined with the poor battery life and hazy screen, it is hard to recommend this netbook.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 40%
70% ViewSonic VNB101 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The ViewSonic VNB101 netbook won't turn many heads, but it's a decent, albeit quirky, little laptop for users who want something small and reasonably easy to use. If you're looking for a thin and light netbook, the 1.1kg ViewSonic VNB101 does have some merit, but it also has a few drawbacks. You only get two USB 2.0 ports, its SD card slot is located in an awkward position, and its battery life was short of two hours in our tests. It does look decent, though, and it comes with a version of the Linpus Lite operating system pre-installed, in addition to Windows XP.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
67% ViewSonic VNB101
Source: PC Pro English
The world and his wife seem to be producing netbooks these days, and ViewSonic is the latest to jump in. Anyone expecting innovation will be disappointed, though, as the VNB101 is pretty standard fare, with a 1.66GHz Atom, 1GB of RAM and 160GB hard disk forming the core. There's nothing inherently wrong with the VNB101, it's actually quite a nice first attempt from a manufacturer not known for producing laptops. But battery life is poor, and we'll need something game-changing – Nvidia's ION or the dual-core Atom – before any more new netbooks jump up above the tried-and-tested best.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 50%
70% ViewSonic VNB101 netbook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
If you're looking for a thin and light netbook, ViewSonic's 1.1kg VNB101 does have some merit, but it also has a few drawbacks. You only get two USB 2.0 ports, its SD card slot is located in an awkward position, and its battery life was short of two hours in our tests. It does look decent, though, and it comes with a version of the Linpus Lite operating system pre-installed, in addition to Windows XP.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

86% „XP oder Win7? Netbooks im Test
Source: PC Praxis - 1/2010 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 80%
60% ViewSonic VNB101
Source: Les Numeriques French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 80%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


N280:

Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors. Compared to the N270, the N280 is only minimally higher clocked and offers a higher FSB.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


10.0": The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.1 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Viewsonic: ViewSonic Corporation is a manufacturer and provider of visual technology, specifically CRT monitors, liquid crystal displays, projectors, plasma displays, HDTV technology, and mobile products, including tablet PCs and wireless monitors. The company was initially founded as Keypoint Technology Corporation in 1987. In 1990 it launched the ViewSonic line of color computer monitors, and shortly afterwards the company renamed itself after its brand. 2009 they entered the netbook market with own products.


65.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» MSI Wind U100 Plus
Atom N280, 1 kg
» Hannspree Hannsnote
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» MSI Wind U110
Atom Z530, 1.1 kg
» MSI Wind U123
Atom N280, 1.35 kg
» Asus EeePC 1002HAE
Atom N280, 1.2 kg
» MSI Wind U120H
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» OCZ Neutrino 10
Atom N270, 1.3 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus Eee PC 1000
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Advent Quantum Q100
Celeron M 900, 14.0", 2 kg
» Acer Aspire One D260, GMA 950
Atom N450, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Netbook Navigator Nav 9 Slate PC
Atom N280, 8.9", 0.9 kg
» Asus Eee PC MK90
Atom N270, 8.9", 1.1 kg
» HP Mini 311-1160LA
Atom N270, 11.6", 1.6 kg
» Gigabyte Touch Note T1028G
Atom N280, 10.1", 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP119KJ
Atom Z530, 8.0", 0.65 kg
» Wipro E.go WNB7XFD182
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.4 kg
» Samsung N135-JA01NL
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB200-12R
Atom N280, 10.1", 1.4 kg
» Champion Champ Slim 13160
Atom N280, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» Asus UL50AT
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Simmtronics Simmbook
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.2 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1201NL
Atom N270, 12.1", 1.4 kg
» Toshiba NB200-131
Atom N280, 10.1", 1.18 kg
» Samsung NB30
Atom N450, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Elonex Sliver
Atom N270, 12.0", 1.6 kg
» Toshiba NB200-11M
Atom N280, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCW12S1R
Atom N280, 10.1", 1.1 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCY115FX/BI
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 13.3", 1.9 kg
» Olive Zipbook X107H
Atom N270, 10.2", 1.1 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-09-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)