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Viewsonic ViewPad 7 Series

Viewsonic ViewPad 7xProcessor: Snapdragon S1 MSM7227, NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), Qualcomm Adreno 200
Display: 7.0 inch
Weight: 0.38kg, 0.4kg
Price: 360, 400 euro
Average Score: 68.27% - average
Average of 15 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 64%, performance: 67%, features: 73%, display: 80%
mobility: 81%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: - %

 

Viewsonic ViewPad 7

Specifications

Viewsonic ViewPad 7Notebook: Viewsonic ViewPad 7
Processor: Snapdragon S1 MSM7227
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 200
Display: 7.0 inch, 16:10, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.38kg
Price: 360 euro
Links: Viewsonic homepage
 ViewPad 7 (Series)

Average Score: 63.55% - average
Average of 11 scores (from 13 reviews)

 

50% ViewSonic ViewPad 7 Tablet Review
Source: T Break English
Priced at AED 1,899, the ViewTab simply fails to impress- especially considering the new pricing of the iPad which is AED 1,699 for the WiFi version and AED 2,249 for the 3G version. ViewSonic seriously needs to bring the price of it down to below AED 1,000 and even then the ViewPad 7 won’t be as easy sell.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 50%
50% First Look: ViewSonic Viewpad 7 review
Source: PC Authority English
It's a tablet that has it all: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, GPS and even a convenient mini-USB port for both charging and data transfer. That's the full suite of communications technology on a tablet you can fit in a jacket pocket.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 50%
60% Viewsonic ViewPad 7: It's Just a Brand Name
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The native media player is also quite blah. The tone quality was average at best and as usual The Android OS has no allotment for customizing the audio. As is, the ViewPad is sans FM radio but includes a voice recorder, Google’s Voice Search functionality (which is generally awesome by the way) and Aldiko’s Book Reader that came preloaded. Standard video capabilities include MPEG4 and 3GP files. The plus side about this being an Android device is that you can download freeware like Rockplayer and Mixzing to fill in the media gaps. The bundled handsfree (in-ear type) are not the most comfortable or designed to provide optimum audio for media. On the other hand, it's good enough for calls.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% ViewSonic ViewPad 7 review
Source: Techradar English
Our other issues are more based around its usage. Realistically if you're in the market for such a mobile internet device then you'll spend the cash on a decent actual smartphone before dropping £300-£400 on this. And if you've already got a decent smartphone you're unlikely to take the time to pick up the ViewPad instead for whatever you want to do. In short, the ViewPad 7 is mostly unnecessary.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% ViewSonic Viewpad 7 review
Source: Stuff TV English
A chunky but appealing tablet that lacks power while being undercut by the identical Commtiva N700.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% ViewSonic ViewPad 7 Review
Source: Maximum PC English
What the ViewPad 7 does offer, however, is a friendly price and a completely telecom-free purchasing experience. The tablet does include 3G support, but ViewSonic isn’t launching it with any subsidized pricing schemes, or obligations for data contracts. The MSRP is $479, and street pricing should drop as low as $429. That represents a significant savings over the iPad and contract-free Galaxy Tab, and might be just appealing enough for wannabe tabletistas to pull the trigger—especially those odd ducks who find the iPad “too heavy."
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% ViewSonic ViewPad 7 review
Source: PC Advisor English

Despite various issues, this user would be happy to call the ViewPad 7 our own and could see ourselves making use of its video and gaming features. A netbook/laptop trade-in for £100 off at Misco makes it a better deal right now – we’d hope to see the standard price drop by this amount by early 2011.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
ViewSonic ViewPad 7 gets reviewed
Source: Netbooklive English

It’s time to take a closer look at a 7 inch tablet running Android 2.2, namely the ViewPad 7. It has full access to Android Market and will be available sometime in December for about $459. The tablet was reviewed by laptopmag.com and they found some very good features, but also some weak points. Let’s plunge in.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/28/2010
50% ViewSonic ViewPad 7 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English

ViewSonic's ViewPad 7 Android tablet looks good, is fairly well built and has plenty of features, not to mention a great case. However, it's seriously let down by its uncomfortable shape, slow 600MHz processor and a low-resolution, slightly unresponsive screen.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% performance: 50% features: 60% ergonomy: 70%
75% Viewsonic ViewPad 7 Android tablet, Tablet sceptics, prepare to be converted
Source: Reg Hardware English
Viewsonic Viewpad 7 Pocketable 7in Android tablet with 3G for data and calls. I was tablet-sceptic before I met this machine, but the ViewPad 7 definitely works for me. The screen is big enough for serious couch surfing at home, and the jacket-pocket friendly form-factor makes it a useful travelling companion. You won't be writing War and Peace using any of the various virtual keyboards, but there's scope for serious note-taking once you get the hang of it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 75%
60% ViewSonic ViewPad 7
Source: Laptop Mag English

At $479 (expected to be lower through some outlets), the Viewsonic ViewPad 7 is worth a look for those who crave an inexpensive Android tablet that's easy to tote, especially if you don't want to be locked into a two-year contract. It's about $100 less than the Verizon Galaxy Tab, and you should be able to plug in a SIM Card for making phone calls and surfing the web when you're beyond hotspot range. Unfortunately, we couldn't get the 3G to work as advertised. Among Android Tablets, right now we prefer the Galaxy Tab because of its crisper, higher-resolution screen, faster processor, and Samsung's customized software. However, you can't purchase a Wi-Fi-only model of the Tab yet, which may sway some in the ViewPad 7's direction. The iPad is still the best tablet for our money, thanks to its vast collection of apps. But as the number of Android slates multiplies, this one does enough to warrant some attention.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
84% Flachkräfte
Source: Computerbild - 6/11 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 84% features: 84% display: 81% mobility: 83% ergonomy: 83%
Viewsonic ViewPad 7
Source: Chip.de - 2/2011 German
satisfactory
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 01/01/2011

 

Viewsonic ViewPad 7x

Specifications

Viewsonic ViewPad 7xNotebook: Viewsonic ViewPad 7x
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2)
Display: 7.0 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 0.4kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Viewsonic homepage
 ViewPad 7 (Series)

Average Score: 81.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% Viewsonic ViewPad 7x review
Source: T3 English
With its compact build and excellent battery life, this surprisingly powerful tablet is one of the most portable yet.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% ViewSonic ViewPad 7x review
Source: PC Pro English
In all, though, the ViewSonic ViewPad 7x is a decent tablet for the money. It’s compact, light and combines this with slick performance and reasonable battery life. There isn’t much to choose between this and its main rival, the Acer Iconia Tab A100, but if you’re after something a little different then the ViewPad edges it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 67% ergonomy: 67%
80% ViewSonic ViewPad 7x review
Source: Pocket Lint English
So overall the ViewSonic ViewPad 7x has plenty going for it. We haven’t touched on battery life yet. The internal 3200mAh battery didn’t have the staying power that we get from the Xoom which surprised us. ViewSonic said that there were some battery tweaks to come: we averaged about 5 hours of use from it before it started complaining. If you’re planning to be a sofa-based tablet user then battery life probably doesn’t worry you, but if you’re a long haul traveller, you might want to wait and see what other users report once the ViewPad 7x hits the shelves.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
82% Tablets im Test
Source: Computerbild - 24/11 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 11/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 82% features: 82% display: 79% mobility: 78% ergonomy: 78%

 

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.

Qualcomm Adreno 200:

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.


Snapdragon:

S1 MSM7227: SoC for tablets and smartphones that includes an ARM1136J-S (ARMv6) CPU and a Adreno 200 GPU.

NVIDIA Tegra:

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


7.0: This is one of the smallest formats, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny 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 very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.38 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.

0.4 kg:


68.27%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-10-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)