Viewsonic ViewBook VNB Series

Viewsonic ViewBook VNB155Processor: Intel Atom N450, Intel Celeron Dual-Core SU2300, Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300, Intel Core i3 330M, Intel Pentium Dual Core SU4100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
Display: 10.1 inch, 12.1 inch, 13.3 inch, 15.6 inch
Weight: 1.2kg, 1.5kg, 1.6kg, 1.7kg, 3.5kg
Price: 300, 500, 700, 900 euro
Average Score: 69.4% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 67%, features: 89%, display: 81%
mobility: 74%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 77%


Viewsonic ViewBook VNB120


Viewsonic ViewBook VNB120Notebook: Viewsonic ViewBook VNB120
Processor: Intel Celeron Dual-Core SU2300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Viewsonic homepage
 ViewBook VNB (Series)

Average Score: 71.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)


60% ViewSonic ViewBook VNB120 notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
ViewSonic's ViewBook VNB120 is an ultra-low voltage ultraportable notebook with a 12.1in screen and a 1.2GHz Intel Celeron SU2300 dual-core CPU. The 12in ViewBook VNB120 is a much better proposition than a 10in notebook: it's bigger, faster and therefore easier to use. However, we don't like its keyboard, which could use softer keys and full-sized period and comma keys, nor its touchpad design, which blends into the palm rest. The upside down USB ports are also a bit of a pain.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
83% ViewSonic ViewBook VNB120
Source: Mobile Computer English
ViewSonic may be a name more readily associated with monitors rather than laptops, but the ViewBook VNB120 is the latest in its line of low-cost ultraportables — it announced its first netbook, the VieBook (no, not a typo), at last year’s CES. The ViewSonic ViewBook VNB120 is a good looking ULV ultraportable that compares favourably with the Samsung X120. The battery life is better, but performance is worse — which is most important is for you to decide.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 83%


Viewsonic Viewbook VNB131


Viewsonic Viewbook VNB131Notebook: Viewsonic Viewbook VNB131
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Viewsonic homepage
 ViewBook VNB (Series)

Average Score: 70.17% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)


70% ViewSonic ViewBook Pro VNB131 - 13.3in Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Those who follow the technology industry will know that ViewSonic has long been associated with monitors, both CRTs and more recently LCDs. ViewSonic has done some interesting things with the ViewBook Pro. It's got a great screen, has a comprehensive (sometimes eclectic) feature set and offers an integrated optical drive when others don't. It's let down, however, by a slightly unrefined chassis and a poor keyboard. A little more RAM would be nice, too.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 90% mobility: 70%
95% ViewSonic ViewBook Pro VNB131S 13.3-inch Notebook
Source: Tweaktown English
The ViewSonic ViewBook Pro is absolutely packed with features that you don't expect to ind in the ultraportable range at this price. This is one of the best machines in the ultraportable class.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 96% performance: 95% features: 97% workmanship: 96%
Viewsonic ViewBook Pro VNB131 Review
Source: Slashgear English
Having been initially dubious at Viewsonic’s obvious inspiration with the VNB131, we’ve ended up surprisingly impressed by the notebook. Light and cool-running, the VNB131 nonetheless punches above its weight when it comes to performance, and the screen is particularly impressive. Throw in decent battery life and you’re looking at a strong ultraportable contender when you consider the $949 price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/05/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80% emissions: 90%
60% Viewsonic ViewBook Pro VNB131 laptop review
Source: Electricpig English
Loading up laptops with next-gen gimmicks is always a surefire way to garner the attention of the world’s technorati. And that’s just what the Viewsonic ViewBook Pro VNB131, with biometric scanning and even a demobiliser button slapped on the side. But do these original extras make it worth handing over for? Read our definitive Viewsonic ViewBook Pro VNB131 review to find out. A decent machine, but nowhere near as cool and clever as ViewSonic would have you believe.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% ViewSonic VNB131 ViewBook Pro
Source: Laptop Mag English
For a company with little experience making notebooks, we were impressed by the design and features of the $949 ViewSonic VNB131 ViewBook Pro. We especially like the 16:10 screen and integrated security alarm. However, there are longer lasting ultraportables that offer more bang for your buck. Although it’s designed for general consumers, the ASUS UL30A lasts nearly twice as long on a charge and costs about $250 less.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% ViewSonic ViewBook 130 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Mock-metal plastic isn’t unusual in the sub-£1000 laptop price band but be aware that the ViewBook is trading on the prestige of a certain laptop hewn from more durable aluminium. Despite pretensions of mixing with the upmarket ultraportables, the ViewSonic ViewBook 130 is after all a relatively affordable thin ’n’ lightish notebook, and one that remains cool and mostly quiet in use.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
Viewsonic Viewbook VNB131
Source: English
Its slim chassis is built from strong but light aluminium, it comes with a bright 13.3in widescreen display, spaced-out keys and a multi-touch trackpad. The specifications of the computer are reasonable: it uses a low-voltage dual-core processor, which helps increase battery life, with 2GB of memory and, a 320GB hard disk, and it comes with the Windows 7 Home Premium operating system. Nicely portable computer, with respectable battery life and good looks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/13/2010
66% Обзор субноутбука ViewBook Pro VNB131
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 66% performance: 31% display: 71% mobility: 72% emissions: 64%


Viewsonic ViewBook VNB130


Viewsonic ViewBook VNB130Notebook: Viewsonic ViewBook VNB130
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core SU4100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Viewsonic homepage
 ViewBook VNB (Series)

Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)


60% Viewsonic ViewBook 130 ultra-slim laptop
Source: Reg Hardware English
The ViewBook is actually quite a nice little laptop: it’s light and easy to carry, and perfectly adequate for day-to-day tasks. Its main weakness is that it simply seems a bit over-priced when compared to other laptops that provide similar features and performance. Of course, you could say the same thing about the MacBook Air, but the MacBook can rely on Apple’s drop-dead gorgeous design and full metal jacket to overwhelm your better instincts. The ViewBook has no such killer feature to recommend it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Viewsonic ViewBook 130 review
Source: Techradar English
ViewSonic also includes a two-year warranty as standard. Continuing its successful run of recent releases, ViewSonic's ViewBook 130 is a highly stylish and usable machine. While the battery life is bettered by rival CULV machines, such as the Asus UL20A, this is still a well-made laptop and one that's very easy to like.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%


Viewsonic ViewBook VNB107


Viewsonic ViewBook VNB107Notebook: Viewsonic ViewBook VNB107
Processor: Intel Atom N450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Viewsonic homepage
 ViewBook VNB (Series)
 ViewBook VNB107 (Model)


ViewSonic ViewBook VNB107
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/13/2011


Viewsonic ViewBook VNB155


Viewsonic ViewBook VNB155Notebook: Viewsonic ViewBook VNB155
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Links: Viewsonic homepage
 ViewBook VNB (Series)


GTX285M领衔 测15寸3D本优派VNB155
Source: zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2010



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.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M: The graphics core of the Intel GL40 and GS40 chipset features a slower clocked GMA 4500MHD (400 versus 533 MHz). Because of the slower core speed, full Blu-Ray Logo support is not given and the gaming performance is a bit worse.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).Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M:

Essentially a minimally higher-clocked GTX 280M based on the same G92b core with an overall performance increase of about 3-6%.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Celeron Dual-Core: The Intel Celeron Dual-Core familiy consists out of dual core CPUs for cheap laptops. Compared to the Celeron M single core family the biggest advantage (in addition to the second core) is the Enhanced Speedstep function, which enables the notebook to downclock the CPU in Idle mode. Therefore, the current consumption can be much lower. Compared to the Core (2) Duo or Pentium Dual-Core processors, the Celeron Cual-Core features much less L2 Cache which leads to a lower performance per clock.

SU2300: Entry level dual core CPU for small laptops. Offers only a low level performance due to the low clock speed and because of the Celeron brand some power saving features are disabled.Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).
The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.

SU7300: Slow clocked dual core processor with a low TDP of 10 Watt.Intel Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.

SU4100: Entry-level dual core processor for slim and light subnotebooks. Due to the Pentium name, the CPU may have less power saving features than Core 2 Duo processors.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).


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.

Intel Core i3:


The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

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

1.2 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

3.5 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

69.4%: 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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MSI GT660-E6603-454RU
GeForce GTX 285M, Core i5 460M

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Stefan Hinum, 2010-01-30 (Update: 2012-05-26)