Viewsonic ViewPad 10s
SpecificationsNotebook: Viewsonic ViewPad 10s (ViewPad 10 Series)
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2)
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 299 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Viewsonic ViewPad 10s
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.
Source: Pocket Lint
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%
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%
Source: Inside HW
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
Source: PC Magazin - 6/11
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 05/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2): In Tegra 3 SoC integrated ultra low power GPU. Depending on the model clocked at 300 to 400 MHz.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
2 (250): SoC (System on a Chip) with a integrated Corex A9 Dual-Core, GeForce ULP and other dedicated subprocessors (Audio, Video).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.
This weight is typical for small tablets.
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.
64.75%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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