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Viewsonic VNB Series

Viewsonic VNB108Processor: Intel Atom N270, Intel Atom N450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.10 inch, 10.20 inch
Weight: 1.2kg, 1.4kg
Price: 350 euro
Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 90%, features: 95%, display: 90%, workmanship: 88%


Viewsonic VNB100


Viewsonic VNB100Notebook: Viewsonic VNB100
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.20 inch, 10:6, 1024 x 600 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 350 euro
Links: Viewsonic homepage
 VNB (Series)



ViewSonic VNB100
Source: Inside HW English version
ViewSonic is company that is recognizable as monitor manufacturer, but recently they have begun to widen their product portfolio. One of the new products that is the result of this expansion is VNB100 netbook. Since the netbook market is nicely (over)saturated this move by ViewSonic can be characterized as bold one.Good built quality, great display and reasonable price are selling points for ViewSonic VNB100 model. Will it plow into competition depends on buyers and their trust on a new player in netbook arena.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/05/2009
Rating: price: 70% display: 90% workmanship: 80%


Viewsonic VNB108


Viewsonic VNB108Notebook: Viewsonic VNB108
Processor: Intel Atom N450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.10 inch, 10:6, 1024 x 600 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Links: Viewsonic homepage
 VNB (Series)


Average Score: 90% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)


90% ViewSonic VNB108 Pinetrail Atom N450 10.1-inch LED-backlit Netbook
Source: Tweaktown English version
ViewSonic's VNB108Pinetrail 10.1 inch LED-backlit netbook is one of the better netbooks currently on the market, but not without its faults. We would have preferred a 720p HD resolution and an improved track pad. On the bright side though, it's based on the new Intel platform, looks great with simple yet elegant styling and feels solid with a strong black plastic finish. Put it near the top of your wish list for this category.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 85% performance: 90% features: 95% workmanship: 95%



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.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150: Integrated (shared memory) graphics card in the intel Atom N4xx CPUs. Minimally faster than an old GMA 950 and therefore not suited for 3D games or HD videos (only MPEG2 acceleration).

» 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).


Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors.


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

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

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

1.2 kg:

In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.

1.4 kg:

90%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.

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

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Current Prices
Viewsonic VNB108
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Stefan Hinum, 2010-06-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)