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ViewSonic ViewPad 10 Review

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ViewSonic ViewPad 10 Review
Walking around with a hefty 3,200 mAh Li-ion battery, which isn’t user replaceable, battery life on the ViewSonic ViewPad 10 is unflatteringly below expectations. Since we cannot manually turn off the display in Android, it’s often eating up previous juice – which translates to a measly 2 hours of normal usage while connected with Wi-Fi. Come to think about it, the battery life even fails to even meet the 4 hour or so average battery life of most netbooks on the market.


Conclusion:

Nowhere close to being in the forefront of the tablet space, the outdated and non-optimized Android experience with the ViewSonic ViewPad 10 is an appalling step backwards in the opposite direction that Google is taking their beloved platform. Though, it’s nice to see that you literally have the full advantage of a mobile laptop thanks to Windows 7 – even more when you’ve got various ports at your disposal to enhance the experience. However, the poor implementation of Android, plus the mediocre screen and insufficient battery life leave an overall bitter taste after using the tablet more extensively. It makes us think if the device wouldn't have been better off if designed solely as a Windows tablet, since we don't quite see the point in having such an inadequate Android experience. If you're intent on using the ViewSonic ViewPad 10 exclusively as a Windows device, then we presume it might fit the bill. But even then its other drawbacks prevent it from becoming a desirable product.

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Pros

  • Two operating systems for greater flexibility
  • Plenty of connectivity ports

Cons

  • Outdated Android experience
  • Terrible battery life
  • Confusing button layout
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posted on 01 Apr 2011, 12:51

1. Hello-dirt (Posts: 102; Member since: 02 May 2010)


So...I should go and buy this if I want a tablet. Is that what you are saying?

posted on 01 Apr 2011, 21:09

2. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


KIler tablet if it ran Android 2.4 or 3.0 :( but sadly no -__-

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Display10.1 inches, 1024 x 600 pixels (118 ppi)
Hardware
Single core, 1660 MHz, Intel Atom N455 processor
2048 MB RAM
Size10.83 x 6.69 x 0.65 inches
(275 x 170 x 16.5 mm)
30.86 oz  (875 g)

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