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ViewSonic ViewPad E100

Announced
Feb 24, 2012
Market status
Released

Pros

  • Lots of RAM (1024 MB RAM)
  • HDMI connector for TV-out (Mini HDMI (Type C))

Cons

  • No rear camera
  • Low pixel density screen (132 ppi)
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

The ViewSonic ViewPad E100 has a 9.7" IPS display with 1024x768 pixels, 1GHz processor and comes with Android Ice Cream Sandwich preloaded. It also has HDMI-out, weighs 620g and flaunts 9.1mm thickness.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • Android (4.0)
  • Dimensions:
    • 9.53 x 7.44 x 0.36 inches (242.1 x 189.1 x 9.1 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 21.52 oz (610 g)
      the average is 16.4 oz (467 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 9.7 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 132 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch

Camera

  • Camcorder:
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Graphics processor:
      • Yes
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 1024 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 4 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 2700 mAh
  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Video playback:
    • Features:

      Features - Shows any special features of the particular phone's multimedia

      • Zoom, Stretch to fullscreen
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Technology

  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • Yes
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB Host
  • HDMI:
      • Mini HDMI (Type C)
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 24 Feb 2012

Shopping information

  • Warranty period:
    • 12 Months
  • Accessories:
    • Charger with plugs, Quick Start Guide, compliance information

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