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ViewSonic ViewPad 7e Review

ViewSonic ViewPad 7e

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ViewSonic ViewPad 7e Review
Introduction:

ViewSonic ViewPad 7e Review
Known for being a prominent monitor manufacturer, we’ve already seen ViewSonic dabbling in the tablet market for the last year now with devices like the Android powered ViewPad 7 and ViewPad 10. Coming around for a second at bat with a 7” offering, they’re hoping to reel in some people with their affordably priced ViewSonic ViewPad 7e model.


Design:

Let’s be honest here, our first impression about the ViewSonic ViewPad 7e is that it looks like some sort of digital picture frame with its very cheap plastic casing – even worse, it’s very bland looking and extremely heavy. Generally, 7-inch tablets are relatively easy to hold with one hand, but with this one, its wide frame and heavy weight makes it difficult to hold with one hand.

The wide frame and heavy weight make the ViewSonic ViewPad 7e difficult to hold with one hand - ViewSonic ViewPad 7e Review
The wide frame and heavy weight make the ViewSonic ViewPad 7e difficult to hold with one hand - ViewSonic ViewPad 7e Review

The wide frame and heavy weight make the ViewSonic ViewPad 7e difficult to hold with one hand


ViewSonic ViewPad 7e Review

Bringing us back to memories of long ago, the ViewPad 7e features a 7” 800x600 px. resistive touchscreen – yes folks, you heard that right, it utilizes a RESISTIVE touchscreen! As much as we’re appalled by it, we’re further annoyed by the fact that its quality is abysmally poor – to the point unusable at times. Not only is it immensely pixilated, but its very weak brightness output and terrible viewing angles washes out the display. For comparison, both the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet feature 1024x600 pixels resolution capacitive screens with much better image qualtiy.

The ViewSonic ViewPad 7e features a 7” 800x600 px. resistive touchscreen - ViewSonic ViewPad 7e Review
The ViewSonic ViewPad 7e features a 7” 800x600 px. resistive touchscreen - ViewSonic ViewPad 7e Review
The ViewSonic ViewPad 7e features a 7” 800x600 px. resistive touchscreen - ViewSonic ViewPad 7e Review
The ViewSonic ViewPad 7e features a 7” 800x600 px. resistive touchscreen - ViewSonic ViewPad 7e Review
The ViewSonic ViewPad 7e features a 7” 800x600 px. resistive touchscreen - ViewSonic ViewPad 7e Review
The ViewSonic ViewPad 7e features a 7” 800x600 px. resistive touchscreen - ViewSonic ViewPad 7e Review

The ViewSonic ViewPad 7e features a 7” 800x600 px. resistive touchscreen


For the price, we like that it offers a front-facing 0.3-megapixel camera, microSD card slot, 3-megapixel rear camera, miniUSB port, microphone, and microHDMI port. Aside from using the proprietary charging port to juice it up, you can actually do the same with its miniUSB port too.

Buttons below the display - The sides of the ViewSonic ViewPad 7e - ViewSonic ViewPad 7e Review
3.5mm jack (bottom) - The sides of the ViewSonic ViewPad 7e - ViewSonic ViewPad 7e Review
microSD card slot (left) - The sides of the ViewSonic ViewPad 7e - ViewSonic ViewPad 7e Review

Buttons below the display

3.5mm jack (bottom)

microSD card slot (left)

Proprietary charging port, miniUSB  and HDMI ports (top) - The sides of the ViewSonic ViewPad 7e - ViewSonic ViewPad 7e Review
Power and volume keys (right) - The sides of the ViewSonic ViewPad 7e - ViewSonic ViewPad 7e Review
Rear camera and speakers - The sides of the ViewSonic ViewPad 7e - ViewSonic ViewPad 7e Review

Proprietary charging port, miniUSB and HDMI ports (top)

Power and volume keys (right)

Rear camera and speakers

The sides of the ViewSonic ViewPad 7e



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PhoneArena rating:
3.5Poor
Display7.0 inches, 600 x 800 pixels (143 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM A8 processor
0.5 GB RAM
Size7.56 x 5.16 x 0.56 inches
(192 x 131 x 14.1 mm)
15.87 oz  (450 g)

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