Viewsonic ViewPad 10 Series

Viewsonic ViewPad 10eProcessor: Cortex A8, Intel Atom N455, Intel Atom Z670, NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
Graphics Adapter: unknown, NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2)
Display: 9.7 inch, 10.0 inch, 10.1 inch
Weight: 0.7kg, 0.8kg, 0.84kg
Price: 299, 300, 560 euro
Average Score: 54.57% - poor
Average of 14 scores (from 18 reviews)
price: 57%, performance: 40%, features: 59%, display: 79%
mobility: 74%, workmanship: 67%, ergonomy: 59%, emissions: 95%

 

Viewsonic ViewPad 10

Specifications

Viewsonic ViewPad 10Notebook: Viewsonic ViewPad 10
Processor: Intel Atom N455
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 10.0 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 0.84kg
Price: 560 euro
Links: Viewsonic homepage
 ViewPad 10 (Series)

Average Score: 50% - poor
Average of 4 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

40% ViewSonic ViewPad 10
Source: PC Mag English
While some will still be tempted by the possibilities of dual-booting Android and Windows on one tablet, wise buyers should probably pass up the Viewsonic ViewPad 10. The Apple iPad is still the standard by which all tablets are measured, and the ViewPad 10 falls pretty short. Thanks to an awkward collection of hits and misses, this tablet would probably be more attractive with a smaller price tag, competing against the Cherrypal CherryPad ($188 direct, 2 stars) and other low-end competitors.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 40%
60% ViewSonic ViewPad 10 review
Source: PC Advisor English
At £425, the ViewPad 10 is £26 more than an iPad 2, is heavier, with less than half the battery life and has an awkward dual-booting system. It may provide an opportunity for businesses to keep using their Windows software while exploring Android. Most consumers will probably want to look elsewhere though.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
60% Review: The ViewSonic ViewPad 10
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The ViewSonic ViewPad 10 is a decent device that requires a lot of tweaking and work on it before it can be taken seriously. Priced at Rs. 38,000, it goes head on against a similarly priced Apple iPad. It’s possible to get an 64GB Apple iPad in the grey market. The iPad in comparison is a much more refined product as a whole. The ViewPad 10 would be recommended if it were priced at a more wallet-friendly Rs. 25,000 for example. The glaring issues with the device could then be ignored.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
ViewSonic - ViewPad 10 review
Source: IT Reviews English
We're not overly impressed by the ViewPad 10. Not so much because of the hardware - which is decent, if not outstanding - but because Windows 7 in touch mode on a small screen is a big disappointment. We were surprised to find the Android experience much more compelling, despite its limitations. With a more tablet-oriented version of Android, the ViewPad 10 might be a different story altogether. But for now, at this price it's going to struggle to attract buyers away from the iPad
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/17/2010
40% Viewsonic ViewPad 10 review
Source: Techradar English
Is this dual-booting Windows 7 and Android 1.6 tablet any good?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 40%
ViewSonic ViewPad 10 - Screen, OS and Value
Source: Trusted Reviews English

Pricing is intriguing. At £499 MSRP, it is (shock, horror) more expensive than the Wi-Fi only iPad. However, while its build quality and screen might not be up to the same standard, it does offer a boatload more features and options, which cost a lot of extra money on Apple's tablet – if they're available at all. Also, the fact that you can actually use this ViewPad as your main PC (if you're a light user, and when hooked up to a monitor, mouse and keyboard) does give it a significant advantage. Nonetheless, at that price we still think it's too much.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/29/2010
Rating: price: 40% features: 80% workmanship: 50%
Win7+Android双系统 优派ViewPad 10评测
Source: IT.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/11/2010
ViewSonic ViewPad 10
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/28/2011

 

Viewsonic ViewPad 10s

Specifications

Viewsonic ViewPad 10sNotebook: Viewsonic ViewPad 10s
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2)
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 0.8kg
Price: 299 euro
Links: Viewsonic homepage
 ViewPad 10 (Series)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

79% Review Viewsonic ViewPad 10s Tablet/MID | Notebookcheck
Price fighter. The ViewPad 10s has a 10.1 inch capacitive touchscreen and the dual core processor, Tegra 250, from nVIDIA. With that, it should provide up to 16 hours of mains independence. Google Android 2.2 is pre-installed as the operating system on the ViewPad 10s.
50% ViewSonic ViewPad 10s 3G review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The end result is a tablet that only really feels comfortable browsing the web and watching video, and then accepting that crashes are more frequent than they should be in these areas and the screen could be better. For some that might be acceptable, but despite being asked to pay a little more than you might elsewhere, there is seemingly little to get excited about. The ViewSonic ViewPad 10s, overall, isn’t particularly stable as a software build and the feel of the tablet in the hand isn’t that good either, making it difficult to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 50%
50% Viewsonic ViewPad 10s review
Source: Techradar English
The ViewSonic ViewPad 10s doesn't come across as a tablet catastrophe, but decent internal specs simply can't match up to an experience with cut corners and a lack of optimised software. It doesn't stand up as a budget machine against the likes of the Advent Vega just below it in price or original iPad just above it (while it lasts), and in terms of overall experience it's just not even fit to gaze upon the iPad 2 or Motorola Xoom.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 50%
ViewSonic 10s First Impressions: A Serious Slate
Source: Inside HW English
The device has a single camera - the front one, with a resolution of 1.3 MP. Personally, we find this decision to be a very clever one; dropping the back, high-quality camera reduces the price significantly, whereas you wouldn’t be able to hold a 10” device still enough to take a photo anyway. As far as software is concerned, as we’ve already mentioned, you’ll have Android Market at disposal to fulfil the otherwise rather poorly equipped device - a few games, office tools that are in “Lite” versions, a mini photo-editor that can do the most usual of tasks (such as cropping) and Flash player is all that you get out-of-the-box. Yes, you’ve noticed well, despite our attempt to distract you - this device has full Flash 10.1 support.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/05/2011
80% ViewSonic ViewPad 10s
Source: PC Magazin German DE→EN
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 05/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Viewsonic ViewPad 10pro

Specifications

Viewsonic ViewPad 10proNotebook: Viewsonic ViewPad 10pro
Processor: Intel Atom Z670
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 0.8kg
Links: Viewsonic homepage
 ViewPad 10 (Series)

Average Score: 40% - bad
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

50% ViewSonic ViewPad 10pro
Source: PC Mag English
Though it does introduce a few improvements to the ViewPad line, like the use of Swype and BlueStacks, and a revamped physical control set, the ViewSonic ViewPad 10pro is still a bit of a disappointment. For the business user, the difficulties of an unresponsive touch screen and limited storage space will not only cause frustration, they may hurt the bottom line. A smarter buy would be the Fujitsu Stylistic Q550, which offers similar performance, but a better user experience, along with a swappable longer-lasting battery.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 50%
30% ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro review
Source: Techradar English
Even those few users who might benefit from having Windows 7 and Android on the same device will find some serious problems with the ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro. Android runs too slowly to be useful and apps didn't install. The screen is also too dark. Overall, this is a tablet we can't recommend.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 30%

 

Viewsonic ViewPad 10e

Specifications

Viewsonic ViewPad 10eNotebook: Viewsonic ViewPad 10e
Processor: Cortex A8
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 9.7 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 0.7kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Viewsonic homepage
 ViewPad 10 (Series)
 ViewPad 10e (Model)

Average Score: 56.25% - poor
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

50% ViewSonic ViewPad 10e review
Source: PC Advisor English
ViewSonic hypes the ViewPad 10e as a high-performance entertainment tablet but this simply wasn't our experience. Plasticky build quality should be expected for a cheap device although the ViewPad 10e does have a good screen and some useful connectivity. Ultimately it falls down on performance. We’d suggest it's not worth spending £199 to be constantly frustrated by an unresponsive experience.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/11/2012
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% performance: 40% features: 50% ergonomy: 60%
75% Viewsonic Viewpad 10e tablet
Source: Reg Hardware English
As it stands the Viewsonic ViewPad 10e is a rather impressive large screen tablet with an attractive price tag. There are a few rough edges, like the absence of the Android Market and mediocre battery life, but nowhere near as many or as serious as I’ve encountered on other budget tablets. Battery life aside, its other shortcomings can be easily dealt with or should be eliminated by the imminent ICS update that it's due.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/15/2012
Rating: Total score: 75%
50% ViewSonic ViewPad 10e review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
A great screen, slimline design and non-widescreen aspect instantly had us interested in ViewSonic's latest tablet, but these neat features are drowned-out by the laggy, outdated, buggy software. It also lacks Android Market support and Google's roster of apps. Some of its specs impress at the price, but as the tablet market develops, £199 is starting to not look all that cheap for a device like this.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 60% performance: 40% features: 60% display: 90% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 70%
50% ViewSonic ViewPad 10e review
Source: PC Pro English
But if all this sounds overly negative, just remind yourself that the ViewPad 10e is a 9.7in tablet that costs half as much as an iPad 2. No, it won’t have the power or features of a tablet at twice the price, but it’s thin and light, with a decent screen and good connectivity, and it handles basic tasks perfectly well. That’s more than we can say for an awful lot of budget tablets.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 83% performance: 50% features: 50% ergonomy: 50%

 

Comment

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.


These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

unknown:

NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2): In Tegra 3 SoC integrated ultra low power GPU. Depending on the model clocked at 300 to 400 MHz.

» 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).

N455: Intel Atom CPU for Netbooks with integrated DDR3 memory controller and GMA 3150 GPU. The performance of the system should be only minimally faster than the previous Atom N280 / GMA 950 combination.

Z670: Slow single core processor for tablet pcs that includes the GMA 600 graphics card (with video decoding features) and a DDR2-800 memory controller (max 2 GB).

NVIDIA Tegra:

2 (250): SoC (System on a Chip) with a integrated Corex A9 Dual-Core, GeForce ULP and other dedicated subprocessors (Audio, Video).

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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.

10.1: 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.


0.7 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.

0.84 kg:


54.57%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-03-28 (Update: 2012-07-18)