Viewsonic ViewBook Pro

Specifications

Viewsonic ViewBook ProNotebook: Viewsonic ViewBook Pro
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 70.75% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 50%, performance: 67%, features: 50%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 50%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Viewsonic ViewBook Pro

63% ViewSonic ViewBook Pro review
Source: CNet English
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then the Apple design team's collective boots must be soaked in a puddle of ViewSonic saliva. That's because the company's 13.3-inch ViewBook Pro is heavily influenced -- to put it mildly -- by the MacBook Pro. The ViewSonic ViewBook Pro is a decent laptop and a viable travel companion. You'll undoubtedly get laughed at for buying a cheap rip-off of an Apple MacBook Pro though.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 63%
ViewSonic - ViewBook Pro review
Source: IT Reviews English
If there are two phrases that sum up what is most desirable in the notebook universe at present, they would be “ultra-slim” and “low voltage”, reflecting a fast-paced, eco-conscious business world where portability and battery longevity are paramount. ViewSonic's bold venture into the ultra-slim notebook market delivers an elegant package with a bright widescreen, useful swap-out DVD drive and extra security features but is let down by an unresponsive touchpad and spongy keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/30/2010
Rating: workmanship: 50%
90% ViewSonic ViewBook Pro (VNB131) ultraportable notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
ViewSonic's ViewBook Pro one of the rare ultraportable laptops to have a built-in optical drive along with a competitive price — it costs only $1349. The ViewSonic ViewBook Pro is one of the few affordable ultraslim laptops to have a built-in DVD burner. It's a nifty little unit for business users and students, and it's very light. It felt a little bit sluggish during normal usage, but benchmarks scores showed it to be on par with other notebooks in its class.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% ViewSonic ViewBook Pro review
Source: Techradar English
An impressive and feature-packed laptop, ideal for the frequent traveller. Although much of its inspiration seems to be lifted from Apple and Toshiba, the ViewBook Pro is a pleasing portable. Its great screen, mobility and features make it ideal for the frequent traveller and an impressive, if a little uninspired, addition to the CULV market.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
50% ViewSonic ViewBook Pro
Source: PC Pro English
We've already seen the HP Envy 15 take inspiration from Apple, but it seems there's always room for more at the Cupertino school of design. If you need a second machine to take on your travels and it must include an optical drive, then the ViewBook won't disappoint. But we're still more tempted by the 2.18kg Samsung Q320, which has substantially more grunt when you need it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% performance: 67% features: 50%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M: The graphics core of the Intel GL40 and GS40 chipset features a slower clocked GMA 4500MHD (400 versus 533 MHz). Because of the slower core speed, full Blu-Ray Logo support is not given and the gaming performance is a bit worse.

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 Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


SU7300: Slow clocked dual core processor with a low TDP of 10 Watt.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display 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, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.6 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 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.


70.75%: 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.

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Dell Vostro V130D-158
Core i5 470UM
» HP Pavilion dm3-1340EV
Pentium Dual Core SU4100
» Gigabyte inNote i1320
Celeron Dual-Core SU2300
» Mesh Edge 13 Aero RS
Core 2 Solo SU3500
» Viewsonic ViewBook VNB130
Pentium Dual Core SU4100
» Toshiba Satellite T130-14X
Pentium Dual Core SU4100
» Toshiba Satellite T135-S1305WH
Pentium Dual Core SU4100
» Toshiba Satellite T130-14T
Pentium Dual Core SU4100
» Toshiba Satellite T135-S1310
Pentium Dual Core SU4100
» Medion E3211
Celeron M 723
» Lenovo IdeaPad U350
Core 2 Solo SU3500
» Dell Vostro 1320
Core 2 Duo T6670
» Dell Adamo
Core 2 Duo SU9400

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba Satellite U500
Core 2 Duo T6500, 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite U505-S2930
Core 2 Duo T6500, 2.2 kg
» Acer Aspire Timeline 3810T
Core 2 Solo SU3500, 0 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Toshiba Satellite C660-15z
Celeron M 925, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad L410
Core 2 Duo P8700, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Dell Inspiron Duo 1090
Atom N550, 10.1", 1.6 kg
» Samsung R540-JA0BUK
Pentium P6100, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Zoostorm 3389-9426/A
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote Butterfly Touch EU-046
Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 11.6", 1.7 kg
» Schenker Xesia E500-2EC
Celeron Dual-Core T3500, 15.6", 2.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-12-31 (Update: 2012-05-26)