Viewsonic ViewPad 7

Specifications

Viewsonic ViewPad 7Notebook: Viewsonic ViewPad 7 (ViewPad 7 Series)
Processor: Snapdragon S1 MSM7227
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 200
Display: 7.0 inch, 16:10, 800x480 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.38kg
Price: 360 euro
Average Score: 63.55% - average
Average of 11 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 55%, performance: 50%, features: 71%, display: 81% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Viewsonic ViewPad 7

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%

Foreign Reviews

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

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 200:

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

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


S1 MSM7227: SoC for tablets and smartphones that includes an ARM1136J-S (ARMv6) CPU and a Adreno 200 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.


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.


63.55%: 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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» Review LG Optimus E430 L3 II Smartphone
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» Review Samsung Galaxy Young DUOS GT-S6312 Smartphone
Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A, 3.27", 0.112 kg
» Review Sony Xperia E Dual Smartphone
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» Review Sony Xperia J Smartphone
Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A, 4.0", 0.124 kg
» Review Samsung Galaxy S DUOS GT-S7562 Smartphone
Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A, 4", 0.12 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Nokia Lumia 610
Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A, 3.7", 0.132 kg
» Alcatel One Touch Fire (Firefox OS)
Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A, 3.5", 0.108 kg
» ZTE Open
Snapdragon S1 MSM7225A, 3.5", 0.1 kg
» HTC Desire C
Snapdragon S1 MSM7225A, 3.5", 0.1 kg
» ZTE Blade III
Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A, 4", 0.13 kg
» LG Optimus E430 L3 II
Snapdragon S1 MSM7225A, 3.2", 0.0164 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Young DUOS GT-S6312
Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A, 3.27", 0.112 kg
» Sony Xperia E dual
Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A, 3.5", 0.116 kg
» Sony Xperia J
Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A, 4.0", 0.124 kg
» Dell Streak 5"
Snapdragon S1 QSD8250, 5", 0.218 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Samsung Galaxy Tab4 7.0
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core, PXA1088
» Lenovo IdeaTab A7-40-A3500-FL
Mali-400 MP, unknown
» Asus FonePad 7 ME372CL
SGX544, Atom Z2560
» Asus MeMo Pad 7 ME176CX
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3745
» MSI Primo 76
Mali-400 MP2, unknown
» Asus Memo Pad 7 ME176C
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3745
» Medion LifeTab E7315-MD98619
unknown, unknown
» Huawei MediaPad X1
Mali-450 MP4, unknown
» Acer Iconia One 7 B1-730
SGX544, Atom Z2560
» Panasonic ToughPad FZ-M1
HD Graphics 4200, Core i5 4302Y
» HP Slate 7 HD
unknown, PXA986
» Gigabyte Tegra Note 7
GeForce Tegra 4, Tegra 4
» Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 3G 59-374506
SGX544, Mediatek MT8389
» Asus Fonepad ME175CG
SGX544, Atom Z2420
» Advent Vega Tegra Note 7
GeForce Tegra 4, Tegra 4
» Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Lite
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core, PXA986
» Acer Iconia B1-720
unknown, unknown
» Lenovo S5000-F
SGX544, Mediatek MT8125
Current Prices

Viewsonic ViewPad 7 on Ciao

Amazon.com

$19.95 Arkon Boat Helm Tablet Mount with Universal Tablet Cradle for Apple iPad 2 3 4 5, Acer Iconia A500, AOC Breeze, Archos: 101, 70, Asus EEE Pad Transformer, BlackBerry PlayBook, eLocity A7, HP: Slate, TouchPad, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Tab 10.1, SuperPad, Toshiba Thrive, Velocity Cruz T301 and ViewSonic: gTablet, ViewPad 10, ViewPad 7

Viewsonic ViewPad 7e 4GB
» 52.00 GBP (lowest price)
52.00 GBP Amazon Marketplace UK
143.22 GBP Amazon.co.uk

Viewsonic ViewPad 730 8GB
» 42.99 GBP (lowest price)
42.99 GBP Amazon Marketplace UK

Viewsonic ViewPad 7 3G 512MB
» 75.00 GBP (lowest price)
75.00 GBP Amazon Marketplace UK

Viewsonic ViewPad 7x 8GB
» 74.99 GBP (lowest price)
74.99 GBP Amazon Marketplace UK

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-11-28 (Update: 2012-05-26)